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Pure essence
Pure essence
Release date 20 April 2006 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 2 coins
Low Alch 1 coin
Destroy Drop
Store price 70 reward points
(Nightmare Zone)
Exchange price 9 coins (info)
Buy limit 20,000
Weight 0 kg
Examine
An uncharged Rune Stone of extra capability.
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Pure essence detail

Pure essence is a raw material used in the Runecrafting skill to make runes that are only available to members. They can create the same runes as rune essence as well as cosmic, chaos, astral, nature, law, death and any combination runes. Pure essence does not provide any bonus over rune essence when crafting runes lower than cosmic runes; therefore, when crafting lower-tier runes, it is recommended to use whichever essence is less expensive at the time.

To be teleported, you need to have completed the Rune Mysteries quest.

Obtaining pure essenceEdit

There are a few ways of obtaining pure essence besides trading with other players.

Members with a Mining level of at least 30 will mine pure essence instead of rune essence (both granting 5 xp) on member worlds at the Rune essence mine, after completing the Rune Mysteries quest. To access this mine, which contains four rocks with an unending supply of essence, players must get teleported by one of the five NPCs who are able to do so.

It is possible for players with a high Mining level and a high level pickaxe to mine upwards of 2,100 pure essence an hour. If mining Pure essence, players should consider taking weight-reducing clothing, or energy-boosting items and pouches so that more pure essence can be mined per hour. The best place to mine essence is by going to Wizard Distentor who is located in the magic guild in Yanille, but this requires 66 Magic. Players without this level should go for Aubury in Varrock. However, players can also go to Brimstail at Gnome Stronghold, Sedridor at Wizards' Tower, Wizard Cromperty in Ardougne, or the rune essence mine at Lunar Isle if they so choose. However, these locations are not recommended, due to their comparatively long distances from banks.

Wizard Cromperty in Ardougne will also provide free noted pure essence daily for those who have completed the medium Ardougne Diary.

Unlike runes, pure essence does not stack. Pure essence is one of the most commonly traded items in Runescape, due to its very high demand by Runecrafters. 

Since the release of The Nightmare Zone minigame, the price for pure essence has gone down due to being able to acquire large sums of pure essence in this minigame by spending points. This has caused the price of pure essence to be lower than that of the less popular rune essence.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Essence impling NA 20 (noted) 2; Common
Abyssal leech 41 1; 5; 10; 25 (noted) 2; Common
Abyssal guardian 59 1; 5; 10; 25 (noted) 2; Common
Abyssal walker 81 1; 5; 10; 25 (noted) 2; Common
Abyssal demon 124 60 (noted) 2; Common
Abyssal Sire 350 600 (noted) 2; Common
Gargoyle 111 150 (noted) 2; Common
Banshee 23 13 (noted) 2; Common
Skeletal Wyvern 140 250 (noted) 2; Common
Corporeal Beast 785 2,500 (noted) 2; Common
Minotaur 12; 27 15 (noted) 3; Uncommon
Ankou 75; 82; 86 15 (noted) 3; Uncommon
Zulrah 725 1,500 (noted) 3; Uncommon
TzHaar-Mej 103 4 (noted) 4; Rare

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