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Pouches are bags that can hold varying amounts of rune essence or pure essence for use in the Runecrafting skill. Pouches are highly prized among runecrafters because they can nearly double the amount of essence that can be carried per load. Pouches can be used to take larger loads when mining pure essence. Taking pouches to mine pure essence isn't required but is highly recommended for faster mining and less loads. This item is one of the Items Not Kept on Death.

There are four different sizes of pouches. Players may only own one of each size. As the size of the pouch increases, so does the Runecrafting level required to use it. Each pouch can carry either pure essence or rune essence, but not both at once.

Pouches are dropped by monsters in the Abyss and the Abyssal Area. You can now also obtain some pouches from the Wizard Korvak in the Runecrafting Guild; see more below for info on this wizard.

Note: If you drop a pouch with runes inside, all runes will disappear from the pouch once you pick it up.

Image Type Level Capacity
File:Small pouch.png‎ Small pouch 1 3
File:Medium pouch.png‎ Medium pouch 25 6
File:Large pouch.png‎ Large pouch 50 9
File:Giant pouch.png‎ Giant pouch 75 12



A damaged large pouch.
Pouches degrade over time and each one will accept a number of uses before it degrades. When they do, the capacity of your largest pouch in your possession is reduced by a few essences (3 for the Giant pouch, 2 for the Large pouch, 1 for the Medium pouch). It decays within 10 full uses (120 essences) for the giant pouch, 29 full uses (261 essences) for the large pouch and 45 full uses (270 essences) for the medium pouch. The small pouch doesn't decay. Degraded pouches will continue to degrade and lose essence capacity until they disappear or are repaired. Degraded pouches can be repaired for free by talking to the Dark mage in the Abyss, and it is not required to have the pouches in one's inventory when talking to him as he can fix the pouches even if they are stored in bank. So, for an Abyss runecrafter, it is recommended to just mend the pouches during a usual abyss trip, but players who don't feel comfortable with the Abyss can leave their pouches in the bank, which means there is no risk of losing them. As of the 8 December 2009 upgrade, players who have access to the lunar spellbook can use the NPC Contact spell to have the Dark mage repair pouches from afar. This saves the player a trip to the Abyss.


A good inventory for pouch hunting. The equipment is expensive, but the trip to the Abyss is almost safe as long as you are careful about revenants. Once in the Abyss put on the melee armour. Of course, a number of variations can be done around this base idea to match your playing style better. Notably, a cannon can be brought.

Pouches are dropped for free by Abyssal Leeches, Guardians and Walkers but to save time, it is much more effective to only kill the Leeches, which can still take hours, so don't forget a Ring of Wealth. The pouches are dropped in increasing size. If you have a small pouch in your bank or inventory you will get a medium pouch, and so forth. Once you have a giant pouch, the abyssal creatures will stop dropping them. There is an excellent spot located in the South-western most portion of the Abyssal space where there are good hiding spots that are in a thick area of leeches. Using the Fairy Rings to reach the Abyssal Area (code: ALR) is a safer option than entering the Abyss with the help of the Mage of Zamorak the Wilderness. This method requires a Dramen or Lunar staff, however. A Forinthry bracelet, Ring of Life, and a one click teleport may be useful. Food such as lobsters are effective as long as the Guardians and Walkers are avoided. Note that the pouches are obtainable before players reach the level required to use them. If you find an Abyssal charm and either have 54+ summoning or plan on training summoning, keep it. It can be used to make familiars (Abyssal parasite, Abyssal lurker, and Abyssal titan) that will hold up to 7 rune/pure essence.

Wizard Korvak

Wizard Korvak in the Runecrafting Guild can replace lost medium pouches for free and repair any others that need it though his repairs will cost a small fee: Large pouches will cost you 9000 coins & Giant pouches 12000 coins. He also sells Large pouches for 25,000 coins & Giant pouches for 50,000 coins.



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