A combination rune is any rune that takes two types of the elemental runes (fire, earth, air, and water) and combine them, which essentially makes two runes in one. The following combination runes are available in the game:
|Rune||Combination||Runecrafting Level||Equivalent staff|
|and||6||Mystic mist staff)(|
|and||10||Mystic dust staff)(|
|and||13||Mystic mud staff)(|
|and||15||Mystic smoke staff)(|
|and||19||Mystic steam staff)(|
|and||23||Mystic lava staff)(|
To make such runes, players need to bring pure essence, an amount of certain elemental runes that is equal to the amount of pure essence, and a talisman to enter the altar they choose (unless accessing the altar via the Abyss). In order to create the combination runes, you must use the Talisman on the Rune Altar. For example, if a player wishes to make 10 steam runes, they could bring one of the following sets of items:
- Ten pure essence, ten Water runes, and a Water talisman to the Fire altar
- Ten pure essence, ten Fire runes, and a Fire talisman to the Water altar.
You don't need exactly the amount of runes as pure essence in your inventory. In the first example, it is perfectly okay to carry one-hundred Water runes.
However, the chance of successfully binding the runes together is only 50%, and the talisman used to make the combination runes is consumed in the process. A worn Necklace of Binding increases this chance of success to 100%, though it can only be used 16 times before it is destroyed.