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Air rune
Air rune
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? Yes
High Alch 2 coins
Low Alch 2 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price coins
Exchange price 5 coins (info)
Buy limit 20,000
Weight 0 kg
One of the 4 basic elemental Runes.
Air rune detail

Air runes are one of the four elemental runes in RuneScape. All players who have completed the Rune Mysteries quest can craft air runes with a Runecrafting level of 1 at the air altar southwest of Falador, which gives 5 Runecrafting experience per Rune essence or Pure essence used.


Air runes are used in every missile spell as well as most teleportation spells. They are used very often, so players are recommended that they either have an air staff or have a large amount of air runes. Air staffs can be bought from Zaff's Superior Staffs! shop in Varrock.

The air rune can be combined with water rune to make a mist rune, with a earth rune to make a dust rune, and with fire rune to make a smoke rune.

Another way to obtain air runes is to talk to the magic tutor in Lumbridge. She will give you 30 air and mind runes if you don't have any in your inventory, bank, or on the ground near you.


Air runes do not cost a large amount of money. Being that players can craft them at a low level and that there are many in the game, their prices are very small. They are widely used in magic spells and are easy to find. Many goblins drop air runes and other types of runes. Air runes can be bought for 4 to 24 coins from magic stores. If there is a large amount of air runes in stock, then the price will be around 4 coins, and if there is a small amount of air runes in stock, then the price will be around 25 coins. Players can buy runes from Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock and from the store in Port Sarim. The store at the Void Knight Outpost is often full of stock so they are not as expensive as in other stores.

A popular money making technique among lower level players is to buy these runes out of one of the rune shops and then sell them in the market place when they have a large amount.

With the rune mysteries quest done you can make these with rune essence and an air talisman with a runecrafting level of 1.

They can also be purchased from the Nightmare Zone, using 25 reward points.


Air runes are needed in a vast amount of spells, as listed below. Because of all the spells that need air runes, many mages will just use a staff of air, air battlestaff or mystic air staff.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dark Wizard 7; 11; 20; 22; 23 10; 18 2; Common
Air Elemental 34 15–20 2; Common
Mutated Bloodveld 123 105 2; Common
Abyssal Demon 124 50 2; Common
Skeletal Wyvern 140 225 2; Common
Black Demon 172 50 2; Common
Bandit (wilderness) 22 10 3; Uncommon
Obor 106 300 3; Uncommon
Chaos Elemental 305 500 3; Uncommon

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