Runecrafting

Author(s): Schmidty102
Contributor(s): qb1, , Khairo

Introduction

Runes are the main components of casting magical spells. Using different combinations of runes will allow a player to cast different spells.


Talismans

Talismans are required to enter into an altar to craft runes. Below are the available talismans in RuneScape.

ImageTalisman
Air
Mind
Water
Earth
Fire
Body
Cosmic
Chaos
Nature
Law
Death
Blood
Omni
Elemental

Tiaras

You have the option of turning a tiara into a talisman and by doing so you gain some experience. All you have to do is take a tiara and your talisman and use them on the altar once you enter.

ImageTiaraExperience
Air25
Mind27.5
Water30
Earth32.5
Fire35
Body37.5
Cosmic40
Chaos42.5
Nature45
Law47.5
Death50
Blood52.5
Omni-

Altars

The altars throughout RuneScape is where you craft the runes at. Listed are the altars along with their locations.

MapAltarLocation
AirWest of Varrock, near Sigurd the canoe maker.
MindNorth of Falador, west of the Ice Mountain.
WaterLumbridge Swamp. Southeast of Lumbridge Swamp Dungeon entrance.
EarthNortheast of Varrock, near the Jolly Boar Inn.
FireNorth of Al Kharid, west of the Duel Arena.
BodySouth of the Monastery, between Barbarian Village and the Dwarven Mine.
Cosmic Inside Zanaris, The Lost City. Southeast of the bank at the end of the twisting passage.
ChaosNorth of Edgeville in the Wilderness, south of the Dark Warriors' Fortress. You will need to proceed through a maze.
AstralSoutheast area of Lunar Isle, reached on the Lunar Diplomacy quest.
NatureEast of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, north of Shilo Village on Karamja Island.
LawNortheast of Entrana.
DeathBottom floor of the Temple of Light.
BloodBeneath Castle Drakan, reached during Legacy of Seergaze.
OuraniaWest of the Battlefield.

Runes

To make a rune you will need to have either rune or pure essence . Pure essence is a much higher quality essence and is required for higher level runes. Only members can mine pure essence.

ImageRuneEssenceLevelExperience
AirRune or Pure15
MindRune or Pure25.5
WaterRune or Pure56
EarthRune or Pure96.5
FireRune or Pure147
BodyRune or Pure207.5
CosmicPure278
ChaosPure358.5
AstralPure408.7
NaturePure449
LawPure549.5
DeathPure6510
BloodPure7710.5
SoulPureNA11

Multiple Runes

Once you reach a certain level you will be able to create multiple runes from a single essence.

ImageRune2x3x4x5x6x7x8x9x10x
Air112233445566778899
Mind14284256708498--
Water1938577695----
Earth265278------
Fire3570-------
Body4692-------
Cosmic59--------
Chaos74--------
Astral82--------
Nature91--------
Law---------
Death---------
Blood---------

Combination Runes

Combination runes are those that are made up of two different elements. You can create a combination rune by taking the opposite rune to the altar of the rune you don't have yet. Take a talisman and pure essence with you. When you combine the runes you will lose the talisman.

Please Note: This is not a recommended way of training.

RuneMethod 1Method 2LevelXP Method 1XP Method 2

Mist
Water combined at air altarAir combined at water altar688.5

Dust
Earth combined at air altarAir combined at earth altar108.39

Mud
Earth combined at water altarWater combined at earth altar139.39.5

Smoke
Fire combined at air altarAir combined at fire altar158.59.5

Steam
Fire combined at water altarWater combined at fire altar199.510

Lava
Fire combined at earth altarEarth combined at fire altar231010.5

Pouches

ImagePouchHoldsLevel
Small3 Essence1
Medium6 Essence25
Large9 Essence50
Giant12 Essence75

Skill Boosters

There are two different types of Skill Boosters. The main type are gloves from the Fist of Guthix mini-game. The other type is by a familiar from the skill Summoning which will not show a level boost.

Runecrafting Gloves
ImageRuneLevel
Air10
Water20
Earth30
Summoning Familiars
ImageSummoning LevelFamiliarBoost
54Abyssal ParasiteCarries 7 essence
57Spirit GraahkTeleport option to Horned Graahk hunting area. (Nature Altar close by)
62Abyssal LurkerCarries 7 essence
93Abyssal TitanCarries 7 essence

Skill Cape

Once you reach level 99 in the Runecrafting skill you may speak to Aubury at the Varrock Rune Shop. The cape costs 99k to purchase.