Air rune

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Air runes are one of the four elemental runes in RuneScape. Players can craft air runes with a Runecraft level of 1 at the air altar (located southwest of Falador), granting 5 Runecraft experience per Rune essence or Pure essence used.

Information[edit | edit source]

Air runes are used in every missile spell as well as most teleportation spells. They are used very often, so players are recommended to purchase a Staff of air or better. Staffs of air can be bought from Zaff's Superior Staffs! shop in Varrock.

The air rune can be combined with water rune to make a mist rune, with a earth rune to make a dust rune, and with fire rune to make a smoke rune.

Another way to obtain air runes is to talk to the magic tutor in Lumbridge. She will give you 30 air and mind runes if you don't have any in your inventory, bank, or on the ground near you.

Prices[edit | edit source]

Air runes do not cost very much money, as players can craft them at a low level and there are many in the game. They are widely used in magic spells and are easy to find. Air runes can be bought from Magic shops for 4 to 25 coins, depending on the stock. Players can buy runes from Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock and from the store in Port Sarim. The store at the Void Knight Outpost is often full of stock so they are not as expensive as in other stores.

A popular money making technique among lower level players is to buy these runes from one of the rune shops and then sell them on the Grand Exchange for 1 or 2 coins more.

They can also be purchased from the Nightmare Zone, using 25 reward points.

Spells requiring air runes[edit source]

Icon Spell Level Runes Exp Category Spell Group Notes
Wind Strike.png Wind Strike 1 1Air 1Mind 5.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 2 damage per cast.
Enchant Crossbow Bolt.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Opal) 4 2Air 1Cosmic 10Opal bolts 5.png 9 Enchantment Standard Enchants opal tipped bolts.
Water Strike.png Water Strike 5 1Air 1Water 1Mind 7.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 4 damage per cast.
Earth Strike.png Earth Strike 9 1Air 2Earth 1Mind 9.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 6 damage per cast.
Fire Strike.png Fire Strike 13 2Air 3Fire 1Mind 11.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 8 damage per cast.
Wind Bolt.png Wind Bolt 17 2Air 1Chaos 13.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 9 damage per cast.
Water Bolt.png Water Bolt 23 2Air 2Water 1Chaos 16.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 10 damage per cast.
Varrock Teleport.png Varrock Teleport 25 3Air 1Fire 1Law 35 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Varrock, by the fountain near the shop.
Lvl-2 Enchant.png Lvl-2 Enchant 27 3Air 1Cosmic 37 Enchantment Standard Enchants emerald jewellery.
Enchant Crossbow Bolt.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Emerald) 27 3Air 1Cosmic 1Nature 10Emerald bolts 5.png 37 Enchantment Standard Enchants emerald tipped bolts.
Earth Bolt.png Earth Bolt 29 2Air 3Earth 1Chaos 19.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 11 damage per cast.
Lumbridge Teleport.png Lumbridge Teleport 31 3Air 1Earth 1Law 41 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Lumbridge Castle.
Telekinetic Grab.png Telekinetic Grab 33 1Air 1Law 43 Skilling Standard Grabs an item off the ground without need for directly taking it.
Fire Bolt.png Fire Bolt 35 3Air 4Fire 1Chaos 22.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 12 damage per cast.
Falador Teleport.png Falador Teleport 37 3Air 1Water 1Law 47 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Falador, next to the statue of Saradomin.
Crumble Undead.png Crumble Undead 39 2Air 2Earth 1Chaos 24.5 Combat Standard Can only be cast on undead monsters. Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Teleport to House.png Teleport to House 40 1Air 1Earth 1Law 30 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to their player-owned house.
Wind Blast.png Wind Blast 41 3Air 1Death 25.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 13 damage per cast.
Camelot Teleport.png Camelot Teleport 45 5Air 1Law 55.5 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the entrance of the castle at Camelot.
Water Blast.png Water Blast 47 3Air 3Water 1Death 28.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 14 damage per cast.
Smoke Rush.png Smoke Rush 50 1Air 1Fire 2Chaos 2Death 30 Combat Ancient Maximum of 14 damage per cast. Poisons target starting at 2 damage.
Shadow Rush.png Shadow Rush 52 1Air 2Chaos 2Death 1Soul 31 Combat Ancient Maximum of 15 damage per cast. Reduces target's Attack level by 10%.
Earth Blast.png Earth Blast 53 3Air 4Earth 1Death 31.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Paddewwa Teleport.png Paddewwa Teleport 54 1Air 1Fire 2Law 64 Teleport Ancient Teleports the caster to the entrance of Edgeville Dungeon.
Fire Blast.png Fire Blast 59 4Air 5Fire 1Death 34.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 16 damage per cast.
Saradomin Strike.png Saradomin Strike 60 4Air 2Fire 2Blood +Saradomin staff.png 35 Combat Standard Maximum of 20 damage per cast, or 30 if under effects of the spell Charge. Successful hits will lower the opponent's prayer points by 1. Must be learned at the Mage Arena before it can be used.
Flames of Zamorak.png Flames of Zamorak 60 1Air 4Fire 2Blood +Zamorak staff.png 35 Combat Standard Maximum of 20 damage per cast, or 30 if under effects of the spell Charge. Successful hits will lower the opponent's Magic level by 5%. Must be learned at the Mage Arena before it can be used. A staff of the dead or toxic staff of the dead can also be used to cast this spell.
Claws of Guthix.png Claws of Guthix 60 4Air 1Fire 2Blood +Guthix staff.png 35 Combat Standard Maximum of 20 damage per cast, or 30 if under effects of the spell Charge. Successful hits will lower the opponent's Defence level by 5%. Must be learned at the Mage Arena before it can be used. A void knight mace can also be used to cast this spell.
Smoke Burst.png Smoke Burst 62 2Air 2Fire 4Chaos 2Death 36 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 18 damage each. Poisons targets starting at 2 damage.
Wind Wave.png Wind Wave 62 5Air 1Blood 36 Combat Standard Maximum of 17 damage per cast.
Shadow Burst.png Shadow Burst 64 1Air 4Chaos 2Death 2Soul 37 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 19 damage each. Reduces targets' Attack levels by 10% each.
Water Wave.png Water Wave 65 5Air 7Water 1Blood 37.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 18 damage per cast.
Charge Air Orb.png Charge Air Orb 66 30Air 3Cosmic 1Unpowered orb.png 76 Enchantment Standard When cast at the obelisk of Air, this spell turns an unpowered orb into an air orb.
NPC Contact.png NPC Contact 67 2Air 1Astral 1Cosmic 63 Skilling Lunar Allows remote contact with Slayer masters and some other NPCs.
Earth Wave.png Earth Wave 70 5Air 7Earth 1Blood 40 Combat Standard Maximum of 19 damage per cast.
Smoke Blitz.png Smoke Blitz 74 2Air 2Fire 2Blood 2Death 42 Combat Ancient Maximum of 23 damage per cast. Poisons target starting at 4 damage.
Fire Wave.png Fire Wave 75 5Air 7Fire 1Blood 42.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 20 damage per cast.
Spin Flax.png Spin Flax 76 5Air 1Astral 2Nature 75 Skilling Lunar The spell spins flax into bow strings, spinning five flax.
Shadow Blitz.png Shadow Blitz 76 2Air 2Blood 2Death 2Soul 43 Combat Ancient Maximum of 24 damage per cast. Reduces target's Attack level by 15%.
Superglass Make.png Superglass Make 77 10Air 6Fire 2Astral 78 Skilling Lunar Converts all sand and soda ash (or seaweed) in the caster's inventory into molten glass.
Dareeyak Teleport.png Dareeyak Teleport 78 2Air 3Fire 2Law 88 Teleport Ancient Teleports the caster to the western ruins in the Wilderness.
Charge.png Charge 80 3Air 3Fire 3Blood 180 Combat Standard Used to empower the 3 god spells from the Mage Arena. Increases maximum damage by 50% for 7 minutes.
Wind Surge.png Wind Surge 81 7Air 1Wrath 44.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 21 damage per cast.
Water Surge.png Water Surge 85 7Air 10Water 1Wrath 46.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 22 damage per cast.
Smoke Barrage.png Smoke Barrage 86 5Air 4Fire 2Blood 4Death 48 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 27 damage each. Poisons targets starting at 4 damage.
Shadow Barrage.png Shadow Barrage 88 4Air 2Blood 4Death 3Soul 48 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 28 damage each. Reduces targets' Attack levels by 15%.
Earth Surge.png Earth Surge 90 7Air 10Earth 1Wrath 48.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 23 damage per cast.
Fire Surge.png Fire Surge 95 7Air 10Fire 1Wrath 50.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 24 damage per cast.

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Air orb.pngAir orb
Member icon.png
  • 66 Magic
  • 76.0 Magic
Amulet of chemistry.pngAmulet of chemistry
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Amulet of defence.pngAmulet of defence
Free-to-play icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Amulet of nature.pngAmulet of nature
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Binding necklace.pngBinding necklace
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Bow string.pngBow string × 5
Member icon.png
  • 76 Magic
  • 61 Crafting
  • 75 Magic
  • 75 Crafting
Camelot teleport (tablet).pngCamelot teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • 45 Magic
  • 55.5 Magic
Castle wars bracelet.pngCastle wars bracelet(3)
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Dareeyak teleport (tablet).pngDareeyak teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • 78 Magic
  • 88 Magic
Emerald bolts (e) 5.pngEmerald bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37.0 Magic
Emerald dragon bolts (e) 5.pngEmerald dragon bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37.0 Magic
Enchant emerald or jade.pngEnchant emerald or jade
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Enchanted emerald sickle (b).pngEnchanted emerald sickle (b)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Falador teleport (tablet).pngFalador teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • 37 Magic
  • 48 Magic
Flamtaer bracelet.pngFlamtaer bracelet
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Greater magical balance icon.pngGreater magical balance
Member icon.png
  • 77 Construction
  • 356 Construction
Lesser magical balance icon.pngLesser magical balance
Member icon.png
  • 37 Construction
  • 176 Construction
Lumbridge teleport (tablet).pngLumbridge teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • 31 Magic
  • 41 Magic
Medium balance icon.pngMedium balance
Member icon.png
  • 57 Construction
  • 252 Construction
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 28.8
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 180 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 130 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 130 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
Member icon.png
  • 61 Crafting
  • 77 Magic
  • 130 Crafting
  • 78 Magic
Necklace of passage.pngNecklace of passage(5)
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Opal bolts (e) 5.pngOpal bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • 4 Magic
  • 9.0 Magic
Opal dragon bolts (e) 5.pngOpal dragon bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • 4 Magic
  • 9 Magic
Paddewwa teleport (tablet).pngPaddewwa teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • 54 Magic
  • 64 Magic
Ring of dueling.pngRing of dueling(8)
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Ring of returning.pngRing of returning(5)
Member icon.png
  • 27 Magic
  • 37 Magic
Rune case 1 icon.pngRune case
Member icon.png
  • 41 Construction
  • 14 Runecraft
  • 190 Construction
  • 25 Runecraft
Teleport to house (tablet).pngTeleport to house (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • 40 Magic
  • 30 Magic
Varrock teleport (tablet).pngVarrock teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • 25 Magic
  • 35 Magic

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abyssal demon124 Multicombat.png508/128
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png1513/128
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png203/128
Air wizard13 Multicombat.png5–1019/20
Ancient Wizard98; 112 Multicombat.png5–245/50
Archer (Burthorpe)42 Multicombat.png292/128
Aviansie69–148 Multicombat.png1518/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png252/128
Bandit Level 2222 Multicombat.png102/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png252/128
Banshee23 Multicombat.png33/128
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png1–11Uncommon
Black demon Level 178172; 178; 184 Multicombat.png508/128
Black demon Level 172172; 178; 184 Multicombat.png508/128
Black demon Level 184172; 178; 184 Multicombat.png508/128
Black dragon Level 227227 Multicombat.png751/128
Brassican Mage140 Multicombat.png5–245/50
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png182/128
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png507/128
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png1057/128
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png50010/128
Chaos druid warrior37 Multicombat.png361/128
Chaos druid13 Multicombat.png363/128
Chaos dwarf48 Multicombat.png243/128
Chest (Dorgesh-Kaan Average)52 Thieving icon.png10–191/20
Coffin (Hallowed Sepulchre) LowN/A Casket.png500–7501/10
Colonel Radick38 Multicombat.png82/128
Crystal chestN/A Casket.png5012/128
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png100–2006/128
Dark wizard Level 77; 11 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 117; 11 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2220; 22; 23 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 2320; 22; 23 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 2020; 22; 23 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 2220; 22; 23 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2320; 22; 23 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2020; 22; 23 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 77; 11 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 117; 11 Multicombat.png103/128
Eclectic impling jar Hunter icon.png30–581/10
Elder Chaos druid129 Multicombat.png565/129
Essence impling jar Hunter icon.png301/10
Ghast30; 79; 109; 139 Multicombat.png43/128
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png10520/128
Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)80 Multicombat.png303/128
Greater Nechryael200 Multicombat.png1506/128
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png508/128
Guard (Burthorpe)37 Multicombat.png252/128
Guard19; 20; 21; 22 Multicombat.png62/128
Hallowed sackN/A Casket.png500–7505 × 1/10
Icefiend13; 18 Multicombat.png1–51/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png103/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png182/128
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png1053 × 7/128
Kalphite Guardian141 Multicombat.png508/128
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png53/140
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png172/140
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png30010/128
Kourend guard21 Multicombat.png62/128
Kourend head guard84 Multicombat.png62/128
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png60–8012.5/250
Magic Stall65 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png103/128
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png182/128
Moss giant42; 48; 84 Multicombat.png183/128
Moss giant Level 8484 Multicombat.png40–803/128
Mutated Bloodveld123 Multicombat.png1057/128
Nechryarch Greater Multicombat.png1503 × 6/128
Necromancer26 Multicombat.png182/128
Necromancer26 Multicombat.png103/128
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png373 × 4/128
Ogress Shaman82 Multicombat.png10–205/116
Ogress Warrior82 Multicombat.png10–205/116
Pirate23; 26; 57 Multicombat.png102/128
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png200–3001/27
Reward casket (beginner)N/A Casket.png15–3511/492
Reward casket (easy)N/A Casket.png30–501/36
Reward casket (medium)N/A Casket.png50–1001/34.1
Rogue32 Thieving icon.png88/128
Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png603/128
Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png1892/128
Screaming banshee70 Multicombat.png33 × 3/128
Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png303 × 5/256
Shadow warrior48 Multicombat.png454/128
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png2256/128
Skeletal miner42 Multicombat.png153/128
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Level 4040 Multicombat.png95/128
Skeleton fremennik40; 50; 60 Multicombat.png603/128
Skeleton21–85 Multicombat.png122/128
Skeleton21–85 Multicombat.png153/128
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png374/128
Soldier (Yanille)28 Multicombat.png82/128
Sourhog37 Multicombat.png5–156/110
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png309/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png502/128
Temple Spider75 Multicombat.png30–505/100
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png3008/128
Tower guard28 Multicombat.png82/128
Town Guard (Hosidius)19; 22 Multicombat.png62/128
Twisted Banshee89 Multicombat.png305/256
TzHaar-Mej (monster)103 Multicombat.png25Uncommon
Undead Druid105 Multicombat.png200–3005/100
Wall beast49 Multicombat.png3Common
Wallasalki98 Multicombat.png1–1010/128
Wise Old Man tasksN/A Casket.png3–75Common
Wizard9 Multicombat.png122/128
Wizard9 Multicombat.png53/128
Zamorak crafter19 Multicombat.png510/70
Zamorak mage82; 84 Multicombat.png52/50
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png603/128
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png1892/128
Zombie (Entrana Dungeon)25 Multicombat.png134/128
Zombie (Sepulchre of Death)159 Multicombat.png40Uncommon
Zombie pirate57 Multicombat.png33/128
Zombie swab55 Multicombat.png33/128
Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png134/128
Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png43/128
Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png33/128

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Draynor Village - east of the jailFree-to-play icon.png1Maplink
Musa Point - behind Luthas' houseFree-to-play icon.png1Maplink
Wilderness - Dark Warriors' FortressFree-to-play icon.png1Maplink

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationNumber
in stock
Restock
time
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
Members?
Dom Onion's Reward ShopYanilleN/A25N/AMember icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreMor Ul Rek5,00012sTokkul 5.png 6Tokkul 1.png 0Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek5,00012sTokkul 5.png 5Tokkul 1.png 1Member icon.png
Regath's WaresArceuus5006sCoins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness1006sCoins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Ali's Discount Wares. (runes)Al Kharid2030sCoins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Betty's Magic Emporium.Port Sarim5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Thyria's WaresArceuus5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Tutab's Magical MarketApe Atoll1,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Amlodd's Magical SuppliesPrifddinas5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness1,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop.Varrock5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop.Mage Arena20030sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Magic Guild Store (Runes and Staves)Wizards' Guild5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop.Lunar Isle5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost5,0006sCoins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2020
(update)

The Grand Exchange buy limit was changed from 20,000 to 50,000.

8 January 2015
(update)

Game messages for crafting air runes are now filtered.

Trivia[edit | edit source]