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Water rune
A water rune as it appears in RuneScape HD.

The Water rune is one of the four elemental runes. They are used to invoke the power of water, in spells such as Water strike, Water bolt, Water blast, and Water wave, and may be substituted for by a water staff, water battlestaff, mud battlestaff, or Steam battlestaff. It is used with an ancient staff for ice spells.

Water runes are used in conjunction with body runes and earth runes to cast the Confuse, Weaken, and Curse spells, often regarded as an inexpensive source of Magic experience.

These may be made using the Runecrafting skill at level 5 Runecrafting using the water altar south-east of Draynor Village in the Lumbridge Swamp. They are also sold at Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock and Betty's in Port Sarim. Also, they can be found at various spawns around the game, such as the spawn in the scorpion pit north of Al Kharid. Water runes can also be dropped by monsters. After the quest Dealing with Scabaras, water runes may be used on a Water tiara, requiring both 50 Magic and runecrafting, to make an Enchanted water tiara. This item replaces water skins in the desert heat, with three water runes accounting for one dose of water. The amount of charges that the tiara can store is unlimited. Similarly to infusing a Druid Pouch, the user must use least 3 water runes on the tiara.


Use in Runecrafting

Due to the price of these runes booming on the exchange as of the shop update (September 9, 2009), Water Running has been established, and these are now excellent runes to train runecrafting with. The use of Water Runecrafting gloves from the Fist of Guthix minigame will significantly improve experience rates, and the high price of the runes makes it possible to make a reasonable profit/xp when buying essence.


Water runes are needed in a vast amount of spells, as listed below. Because of all the spells that need water runes, many mages will just use a staff of water, water battlestaff or mystic water 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 water runes required for a spell is 30, for the Charge Water Orb spell.
  • Water runes used to have a price ceiling of 16 coins each, and were extremely hard to buy on the Grand Exchange. On 9 September 2009, the price cap was removed (and shortly before, the infinite stock of water runes in shops had been removed), and water runes increased in price to over 40 coins each.
  • The value of 1 Water rune in Investment Credits in Mobilizing Armies is 6 Investment Credits. However, it is recommended that you instead use Fire runes, as they will give the same for almost one-fourth of its Grand Exchange price.


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


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