Runes are the main components of casting magical spells. Using different combinations of runes will allow a player to cast different spells.
Talismans are required to enter into an altar to craft runes. Below are the available talismans in RuneScape.
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.
The altars throughout RuneScape is where you craft the runes at. Listed are the altars along with their locations.
|Air||West of Varrock, near Sigurd the canoe maker.|
|Mind||North of Falador, west of the Ice Mountain.|
|Water||Lumbridge Swamp. Southeast of Lumbridge Swamp Dungeon entrance.|
|Earth||Northeast of Varrock, near the Jolly Boar Inn.|
|Fire||North of Al Kharid, west of the Duel Arena.|
|Body||South 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.|
|Chaos||North of Edgeville in the Wilderness, south of the Dark Warriors' Fortress. You will need to proceed through a maze.|
|Astral||Southeast area of Lunar Isle, reached on the Lunar Diplomacy quest.|
|Nature||East of Tai Bwo Wannai Village, north of Shilo Village on Karamja Island.|
|Law||Northeast of Entrana.|
|Death||Bottom floor of the Temple of Light.|
|Blood||Beneath Castle Drakan, reached during Legacy of Seergaze.|
|Ourania||West of the Battlefield.|
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.
|Air||Rune or Pure||1||5|
|Mind||Rune or Pure||2||5.5|
|Water||Rune or Pure||5||6|
|Earth||Rune or Pure||9||6.5|
|Fire||Rune or Pure||14||7|
|Body||Rune or Pure||20||7.5|
Once you reach a certain level you will be able to create multiple runes from a single essence.
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.
|Rune||Method 1||Method 2||Level||XP Method 1||XP Method 2|
|Water combined at air altar||Air combined at water altar||6||8||8.5|
|Earth combined at air altar||Air combined at earth altar||10||8.3||9|
|Earth combined at water altar||Water combined at earth altar||13||9.3||9.5|
|Fire combined at air altar||Air combined at fire altar||15||8.5||9.5|
|Fire combined at water altar||Water combined at fire altar||19||9.5||10|
|Fire combined at earth altar||Earth combined at fire altar||23||10||10.5|
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.
|54||Abyssal Parasite||Carries 7 essence|
|57||Spirit Graahk||Teleport option to Horned Graahk hunting area. (Nature Altar close by)|
|62||Abyssal Lurker||Carries 7 essence|
|93||Abyssal Titan||Carries 7 essence|
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.