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 south-west 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.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft15
More runes per essence every 11th level.
Members
Free-to-play icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
ToolsAir tiara.pngAir talisman.pngFacilitiesAir altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Rune essence.pngRune essence19
Total Cost9
Air rune.pngAir rune15
Profit-4

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft15
More runes per essence every 11th level.
Members
Free-to-play icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
ToolsAir tiara.pngAir talisman.pngFacilitiesAir altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Pure essence.pngPure essence12
Total Cost2
Air rune.pngAir rune15
Profit3

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 Mobile
icon
Spell Level Runes XP Type Spellbook
Wind Strike.png Wind Strike icon (mobile).png Wind Strike 1 1Air 1Mind 5.5 Combat Standard
Enchant Crossbow Bolt.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt icon (mobile).png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Opal) 4 2Air 1Cosmic 10Opal bolts 5.png 9 Utility Standard
Water Strike.png Water Strike icon (mobile).png Water Strike 5 1Air 1Water 1Mind 7.5 Combat Standard
Earth Strike.png Earth Strike icon (mobile).png Earth Strike 9 1Air 2Earth 1Mind 9.5 Combat Standard
Fire Strike.png Fire Strike icon (mobile).png Fire Strike 13 2Air 3Fire 1Mind 11.5 Combat Standard
Wind Bolt.png Wind Bolt icon (mobile).png Wind Bolt 17 2Air 1Chaos 13.5 Combat Standard
Water Bolt.png Water Bolt icon (mobile).png Water Bolt 23 2Air 2Water 1Chaos 16.5 Combat Standard
Varrock Teleport.png Varrock Teleport icon (mobile).png Varrock Teleport 25 3Air 1Fire 1Law 35 Teleport Standard
Lvl-2 Enchant.png Lvl-2 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-2 Enchant 27 3Air 1Cosmic 37 Utility Standard
Enchant Crossbow Bolt.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt icon (mobile).png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Emerald) 27 3Air 1Cosmic 1Nature 10Emerald bolts 5.png 37 Utility Standard
Earth Bolt.png Earth Bolt icon (mobile).png Earth Bolt 29 2Air 3Earth 1Chaos 19.5 Combat Standard
Lumbridge Teleport.png Lumbridge Teleport icon (mobile).png Lumbridge Teleport 31 3Air 1Earth 1Law 41 Teleport Standard
Telekinetic Grab.png Telekinetic Grab icon (mobile).png Telekinetic Grab 33 1Air 1Law 43 Utility Standard
Ghostly Grasp.png Ghostly Grasp icon (mobile).png Ghostly Grasp 35 4Air 1Chaos 22.5 Combat Arceuus
Fire Bolt.png Fire Bolt icon (mobile).png Fire Bolt 35 3Air 4Fire 1Chaos 22.5 Combat Standard
Falador Teleport.png Falador Teleport icon (mobile).png Falador Teleport 37 3Air 1Water 1Law 47 Teleport Standard
Resurrect Lesser Ghost.png Resurrect Lesser Ghost icon (mobile).png Resurrect Lesser Ghost 38 10Air 1Cosmic 5Mind 55 Combat Arceuus
Resurrect Lesser Skeleton.png Resurrect Lesser Skeleton icon (mobile).png Resurrect Lesser Skeleton 38 10Air 1Cosmic 5Mind 55 Combat Arceuus
Resurrect Lesser Zombie.png Resurrect Lesser Zombie icon (mobile).png Resurrect Lesser Zombie 38 10Air 1Cosmic 5Mind 55 Combat Arceuus
Crumble Undead.png Crumble Undead icon (mobile).png Crumble Undead 39 2Air 2Earth 1Chaos 24.5 Combat Standard
Teleport to House.png Teleport to House icon (mobile).png Teleport to House 40 1Air 1Earth 1Law 30 Teleport Standard
Wind Blast.png Wind Blast icon (mobile).png Wind Blast 41 3Air 1Death 25.5 Combat Standard
Inferior Demonbane.png Inferior Demonbane icon (mobile).png Inferior Demonbane 44 4Fire 1Chaos 27 Combat Arceuus
Camelot Teleport.png Camelot Teleport icon (mobile).png Camelot Teleport 45 5Air 1Law 55.5 Teleport Standard
Water Blast.png Water Blast icon (mobile).png Water Blast 47 3Air 3Water 1Death 28.5 Combat Standard
Smoke Rush.png Smoke Rush icon (mobile).png Smoke Rush 50 1Air 1Fire 2Chaos 2Death 30 Combat Ancient
Shadow Rush.png Shadow Rush icon (mobile).png Shadow Rush 52 1Air 2Chaos 2Death 1Soul 31 Combat Ancient
Earth Blast.png Earth Blast icon (mobile).png Earth Blast 53 3Air 4Earth 1Death 31.5 Combat Standard
Paddewwa Teleport.png Paddewwa Teleport icon (mobile).png Paddewwa Teleport 54 1Air 1Fire 2Law 64 Teleport Ancient
Fire Blast.png Fire Blast icon (mobile).png Fire Blast 59 4Air 5Fire 1Death 34.5 Combat Standard
Saradomin Strike.png Saradomin Strike icon (mobile).png Saradomin Strike 60 4Air 2Fire 2Blood +Saradomin staff.png 35 Combat Standard
Flames of Zamorak.png Flames of Zamorak icon (mobile).png Flames of Zamorak 60 1Air 4Fire 2Blood +Zamorak staff.png 35 Combat Standard
Claws of Guthix.png Claws of Guthix icon (mobile).png Claws of Guthix 60 4Air 1Fire 2Blood +Guthix staff.png 35 Combat Standard
Smoke Burst.png Smoke Burst icon (mobile).png Smoke Burst 62 2Air 2Fire 4Chaos 2Death 36 Combat Ancient
Wind Wave.png Wind Wave icon (mobile).png Wind Wave 62 5Air 1Blood 36 Combat Standard
Shadow Burst.png Shadow Burst icon (mobile).png Shadow Burst 64 1Air 4Chaos 2Death 2Soul 37 Combat Ancient
Water Wave.png Water Wave icon (mobile).png Water Wave 65 5Air 7Water 1Blood 37.5 Combat Standard
Vile Vigour.png Vile Vigour icon (mobile).png Vile Vigour 66 3Air 1Soul 76 Utility Arceuus
Charge Air Orb.png Charge Air Orb icon (mobile).png Charge Air Orb 66 30Air 3Cosmic 1Unpowered orb.png 76 Utility Standard
NPC Contact.png NPC Contact icon (mobile).png NPC Contact 67 2Air 1Astral 1Cosmic 63 Skilling Lunar
Earth Wave.png Earth Wave icon (mobile).png Earth Wave 70 5Air 7Earth 1Blood 40 Combat Standard
Smoke Blitz.png Smoke Blitz icon (mobile).png Smoke Blitz 74 2Air 2Fire 2Blood 2Death 42 Combat Ancient
Fire Wave.png Fire Wave icon (mobile).png Fire Wave 75 5Air 7Fire 1Blood 42.5 Combat Standard
Shadow Blitz.png Shadow Blitz icon (mobile).png Shadow Blitz 76 2Air 2Blood 2Death 2Soul 43 Combat Ancient
Spin Flax.png Spin Flax icon (mobile).png Spin Flax 76 5Air 1Astral 2Nature 75 Utility Lunar
Superglass Make.png Superglass Make icon (mobile).png Superglass Make 77 10Air 6Fire 2Astral 78 Utility Lunar
Dareeyak Teleport.png Dareeyak Teleport icon (mobile).png Dareeyak Teleport 78 2Air 3Fire 2Law 88 Teleport Ancient
Charge.png Charge icon (mobile).png Charge 80 3Air 3Fire 3Blood 180 Combat Standard
Wind Surge.png Wind Surge icon (mobile).png Wind Surge 81 7Air 1Wrath 44.5 Combat Standard
Water Surge.png Water Surge icon (mobile).png Water Surge 85 7Air 10Water 1Wrath 46.5 Combat Standard
Smoke Barrage.png Smoke Barrage icon (mobile).png Smoke Barrage 86 5Air 4Fire 2Blood 4Death 48 Combat Ancient
Shadow Barrage.png Shadow Barrage icon (mobile).png Shadow Barrage 88 4Air 2Blood 4Death 3Soul 48 Combat Ancient
Earth Surge.png Earth Surge icon (mobile).png Earth Surge 90 7Air 10Earth 1Wrath 48.5 Combat Standard
Fire Surge.png Fire Surge icon (mobile).png Fire Surge 95 7Air 10Fire 1Wrath 50.5 Combat Standard


Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Air orb.pngAir orb
Member icon.png
  • Magic 66
  • Magic 76.0
Amulet of chemistry.pngAmulet of chemistry
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Amulet of defence.pngAmulet of defence
Free-to-play icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Amulet of nature.pngAmulet of nature
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Binding necklace.pngBinding necklace
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Bow string.pngBow string × 5
(Spin Flax)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 76
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 75
  • Crafting 75
Camelot teleport (tablet).pngCamelot teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 45
  • Magic 55.5
Castle wars bracelet.pngCastle wars bracelet(3)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Dareeyak teleport (tablet).pngDareeyak teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 78
  • Magic 88
Dust rune.pngDust rune × 13
(Earth altar)
Member icon.png
  • Runecraft 10
  • Runecraft 9
Emerald bolts (e) 5.pngEmerald bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37.0
Emerald dragon bolts (e) 5.pngEmerald dragon bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37.0
Enchant emerald or jade.pngEnchant emerald or jade
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Enchanted emerald sickle (b).pngEnchanted emerald sickle (b)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Falador teleport (tablet).pngFalador teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 37
  • Magic 48
Flamtaer bracelet.pngFlamtaer bracelet
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Greater magical balance icon.pngGreater magical balance
Member icon.png
  • Construction 77
  • Construction 356
Lesser magical balance icon.pngLesser magical balance
Member icon.png
  • Construction 37
  • Construction 176
Lumbridge teleport (tablet).pngLumbridge teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 31
  • Magic 41
Medium balance icon.pngMedium balance
Member icon.png
  • Construction 57
  • Construction 252
Mist rune.pngMist rune × 13
(Water altar)
Member icon.png
  • Runecraft 6
  • Runecraft 8.5
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 28.8
(Superglass make - giant seaweed)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 180
  • Magic 78
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - seaweed)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 130
  • Magic 78
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - soda ash)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 130
  • Magic 78
Molten glass.pngMolten glass × 16.9
(Superglass make - swamp weed)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 61
  • Magic 77
  • Crafting 130
  • Magic 78
Necklace of passage.pngNecklace of passage(5)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Opal bolts (e) 5.pngOpal bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 4
  • Magic 9.0
Opal dragon bolts (e) 5.pngOpal dragon bolts (e) × 10
Member icon.png
  • Magic 4
  • Magic 9
Paddewwa teleport (tablet).pngPaddewwa teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 54
  • Magic 64
Ring of dueling(8).pngRing of dueling(8)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Ring of returning.pngRing of returning(5)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 27
  • Magic 37
Rune case 1 icon.pngRune case
Member icon.png
  • Construction 41
  • Runecraft 14
  • Construction 190
  • Runecraft 25
Smoke rune.pngSmoke rune × 13
(Fire altar)
Member icon.png
  • Runecraft 15
  • Runecraft 9.5
Teleport to house (tablet).pngTeleport to house (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 40
  • Magic 30
Varrock teleport (tablet).pngVarrock teleport (tablet)
Member icon.png
  • Magic 25
  • Magic 35

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 (Shayzien)22 Multicombat.png85/128
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
Forgotten Soul20 Multicombat.png30–504/128
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
Guard (Hosidius)19; 22 Multicombat.png62/128
Guard (Shayzien)21 Multicombat.png62/128
Guard19; 20; 21; 22 Multicombat.png62/128
Hallowed sackN/A Casket.png500–7505 × 1/10
Head Guard84 Multicombat.png62/128
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
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png60–8012.5/250
Lynx Tamer21 Multicombat.png62/128
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
Necromancer (Necromancer Tower)26 Multicombat.png182/128
Necromancer (Necromancer Tower)26 Multicombat.png103/128
Necromancer68 Multicombat.png20–304/52
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
Sergeant (Shayzien)84 Multicombat.png62/128
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
Skeleton Unarmed Multicombat.png122/128
Skeleton Armed Multicombat.png153/128
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png374/128
Soldier (Shayzien)21 Multicombat.png62/128
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.png3008/107
Tower guard28 Multicombat.png82/128
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

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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]