Fandom

Old School Runescape Wiki

Runecrafting

50pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comment1 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Runecrafting is a skill that is closely linked with the Magic skill, as it can be used to provide runes for it's use in training. It requires that a quest be completed before the player has access to the skill, much like the Herblore skill.


Craftable RunesEdit

The level of a player's runecrafting skill determines what kind of runes can be made, as well as the number of runes created per essence crafted.

Name Level to craft Description
Airrune



Air

1 One of the four elemental runes.
Mind rune
Mind
2 A basic combat rune, used in lower level combat spells.
Water rune
Water
5 One of the four elemental runes.
Mist rune

Mist

6 A combined rune of air and water elements.
Earth rune
Earth
9 One of the four elemental runes.
Dust rune

Dust

10 A combined rune of air and earth elements.
Mud rune

Mud

13 A combined rune of water and earth elements.
Fire rune
Fire
14 One of the four elemental runes.
Smoke rune

Smoke

15 A combined rune of air and fire elements.
Steam rune

Steam

19 A combined rune of fire and water elements.
Body rune
Body
20 A basic combat rune, used in lower level curse spells.
Lava rune

Lava

23 A combined rune of fire and earth elements.
Cosmic rune
Cosmic
27 An echantment rune, used in enchantment spells for jewlery and crossbow bolts.
Chaos rune
Chaos 
35 A low level combat rune, used in low level combat spells.
Astral rune

Astral

40 A lunar rune used solely in lunar magic. 
Nature rune
Nature
44 A rune used in alchemy spells and entaglement spells.
Law rune

Law

54 A rune used in kenetic spells namely teleportation and telegrab.
Death rune

Death

65 A rune used in medium level combat spells.

Rune EssenceEdit

Runecrafting uses the material rune essence and pure essence to craft runes. Both of these can be mined from the essence mines unlocked via the rune mysteries quest. Rune essence requires level 1 Mining and pure essence requires level 30 Mining. Rune and Pure essence can also be obtained through trading with other players. 

Rune essence is used to make the four elemental runes, as well as lower level practical runes. Pure essence is used to make higher level combat and practical runes. Currently the only runes in runescape not craftable by players are the soul rune and blood rune, used in higher level combat spells and teleportation spells. 

Crafting RunesEdit

In order to craft runes players must first have access to the altars in which they are made. There is one altar per rune type spread across runescape which may be accessed with a Talisman or corresponding Tiara . Most talismans can be obtained via monster drops, though some are unlocked and obtained through quests, such as the Law talisman unlocked during the Troll stronghold quest. 

Players can locate the various altars by right clicking their talisman and selecting locate. This will display a message in the chat box indicating the direction on the compass the altar is from the player. You can also refer to the location guide below.

Once located players may use the corresponding talisman on the altar to enter, or simply enter if they have a tiara matching the altars type. Inside players will find a location matching the rune type, such as a swampy area for water, or on top of a hill for air. In the centre of this location will be the main altar, which players can simply left click to craft all of the essence in their inventory into the corresponding rune(s). 

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki