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Death rune
Death rune
Release date 17 March 2001 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? Yes
High Alch 108 coins
Low Alch 72 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 180 coins
Exchange price 352 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Weight 0 kg
Used for medium level missile spells.
Death rune detail

Death runes are one of the runes used to cast spells in the Magic skill. They are required to cast medium-level missile spells. Members with 65 Runecrafting and who have completed Mourning's Ends Part II can craft death runes at the death altar by using pure essence on it, with each essence yielding one death rune. Each death rune yields 10 runecrafting experience points. No staff can be used to substitute for death runes. Several monsters, such as ankous, nechryaels, and dark beasts, commonly drop death runes. Death runes can also be bought from all Magic shops with a stock of 250, except for the shop on Ape Atoll.

Spells requiring Death rune Edit

The spells that require death rune to cast are shown below.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Infernal Mage 66 7 2; Common
Brine rat 70 7 2; Common
Ankou 75 10; 11 2; Common
Nechryael 115 5–10 2; Common
Dark Beast 182 20 2; Common
King Black Dragon 276 7–45 2; Common
K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 120–124 2; Common
Lesser demon 82 3 3; Uncommon
Greater demon 92 5 3; Uncommon
Obor 106 49–77 3; Uncommon
Skeletal Wyvern 140 40 3; Uncommon
Chaos Elemental 305 125 3; Uncommon
Kraken 291 150 3; Uncommon
Kalphite Queen 333 175 3; Uncommon
Abyssal Sire 350 200–300 3; Uncommon
Zulrah 725 300 3; Uncommon
Moss giant 42 2 4; Rare
Ice giant 53 2–4 4; Rare
Iron dragon 189 15 4; Rare

Other sourcesEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barrows chest N/A 15–392 3; Uncommon
Rare drop table N/A 45; 50 4; Rare


  • A cat can be given to a civilian in West Ardougne in exchange for 100 death runes (200 with Ardougne's easy diary completed). Kittens and Lazy cats will not work. An Overgrown Cat is fine.

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