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An air rune

Air runes are one of the four basic elemental runes. They are the most basic and most common 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 west of Varrock. Crafting air runes provides 5 Runecrafting experience per rune or pure essence used (140 xp for an entire inventory).



An air rune
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 a large amount of air runes at hand if practicing magic. Air staves can be bought from Zaff's Superior Staffs! shop in Varrock.

Air runes can be combined with water runes to make mist runes, with earth runes to make dust runes, and with fire runes to make smoke runes.

The magic tutor in Lumbridge formerly supplied players with 30 air runes and 30 mind runes, provided that player has no runes in their inventory or bank, and it has been 30 minutes since they last claimed items from either the magic or ranged tutor, though this feature has since been removed. Now, all players can obtain thirty air and mind runes from Aubury of Varrock instead samples; after a half hour, one can re-obtain all thirty air and mind runes.

Air runes are dropped in moderately large quantities of 45 by Shadow warriors, through members, and also dropped every time by the air wizard, for free players.


Air runes are needed in a vast amount of spells, as shown by the list below. Because of all the spells that require air runes, many mages will instead use a staff of air, air battlestaff or mystic air staff.


Free Spells

All players can cast these spells.

Member Spells

Only members can cast these spells:

Store locations

This item can also be bought or sold at:


  • The most air runes required for a spell are 30, for the Charge Air Orb spell.
  • Air Runes are the most used rune type in the game.
  • There were once 3 air rune spawns, which players used to pick up and sell at the general store, behind Luthas' house in Karamja. This has now been changed to one spawn.
  • Air runecrafting gloves can be used to double the XP for air Runecrafting.
  • The value of 1 air rune in Investment Credits in Mobilizing Armies is 6 Investment Credits.


This article uses material from the "Air rune" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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