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. Many goblins drop air runes and other types of runes. 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 icon.png Wind Strike 1 1Mind1Air 5.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 2 damage per cast.
Enchant Crossbow Bolt icon.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Opal) 4 1Cosmic2Air10Opal bolts 5.png 9 Enchantment Standard Enchants opal tipped bolts.
Water Strike icon.png Water Strike 5 1Mind1Water1Air 7.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 4 damage per cast.
Earth Strike icon.png Earth Strike 9 1Mind2Earth1Air 9.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 6 damage per cast.
Fire Strike icon.png Fire Strike 13 1Mind3Fire2Air 11.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 8 damage per cast.
Wind Bolt icon.png Wind Bolt 17 1Chaos2Air 13.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 9 damage per cast.
Water Bolt icon.png Water Bolt 23 1Chaos2Water2Air 16.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 10 damage per cast.
Varrock Teleport icon.png Varrock Teleport 25 1Law1Fire3Air 35 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Varrock, by the fountain near the shop.
Lvl-2 Enchant icon.png Lvl-2 Enchant 27 1Cosmic3Air 37 Enchantment Standard Enchants emerald jewellery.
Enchant Crossbow Bolt icon.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Emerald) 27 1Nature1Cosmic3Air10Emerald bolts 5.png 37 Enchantment Standard Enchants emerald tipped bolts.
Earth Bolt icon.png Earth Bolt 29 1Chaos3Earth2Air 19.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 11 damage per cast.
Lumbridge Teleport icon.png Lumbridge Teleport 31 1Law1Earth3Air 41 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Lumbridge Castle.
Telekinetic Grab icon.png Telekinetic Grab 33 1Law1Air 43 Skilling Standard Grabs an item off the ground without need for directly taking it.
Fire Bolt icon.png Fire Bolt 35 1Chaos4Fire3Air 22.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 12 damage per cast.
Falador Teleport icon.png Falador Teleport 37 1Law1Water3Air 47 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Falador, next to the statue of Saradomin.
Crumble Undead icon.png Crumble Undead 39 1Chaos2Earth2Air 24.5 Combat Standard Can only be cast on undead monsters. Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Teleport to House icon.png Teleport to House 40 1Law1Earth1Air 30 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to their player-owned house.
Wind Blast icon.png Wind Blast 41 1Death3Air 25.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 13 damage per cast.
Camelot Teleport icon.png Camelot Teleport 45 1Law5Air 55.5 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the entrance of the castle at Camelot.
Water Blast icon.png Water Blast 47 1Death3Water3Air 28.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 14 damage per cast.
Smoke Rush icon.png Smoke Rush 50 2Death2Chaos1Fire1Air 30 Combat Ancient Maximum of 14 damage per cast. Poisons target starting at 2 damage.
Shadow Rush icon.png Shadow Rush 52 1Soul2Death2Chaos1Air 31 Combat Ancient Maximum of 15 damage per cast. Reduces target's Attack level by 10%.
Earth Blast icon.png Earth Blast 53 1Death4Earth3Air 31.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Paddewwa Teleport icon.png Paddewwa Teleport 54 2Law1Fire1Air 64 Teleport Ancient Teleports the caster to the entrance of Edgeville Dungeon.
Fire Blast icon.png Fire Blast 59 1Death5Fire4Air 34.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 16 damage per cast.
Saradomin Strike icon.png Saradomin Strike 60 2Blood2Fire4Air+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 icon.png Flames of Zamorak 60 2Blood4Fire1Air+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 icon.png Claws of Guthix 60 2Blood1Fire4Air+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 icon.png Smoke Burst 62 2Death4Chaos2Fire2Air 36 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 18 damage each. Poisons targets starting at 2 damage.
Wind Wave icon.png Wind Wave 62 1Blood5Air 36 Combat Standard Maximum of 17 damage per cast.
Shadow Burst icon.png Shadow Burst 64 2Soul2Death4Chaos1Air 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 icon.png Water Wave 65 1Blood7Water5Air 37.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 18 damage per cast.
Charge Air Orb icon.png Charge Air Orb 66 3Cosmic30Air1Unpowered orb.png 76 Enchantment Standard When cast at the obelisk of Air, this spell turns an unpowered orb into an air orb.
NPC Contact icon.png NPC Contact 67 1Cosmic1Astral2Air 63 Skilling Lunar Allows remote contact with Slayer masters and some other NPCs.
Earth Wave icon.png Earth Wave 70 1Blood7Earth5Air 40 Combat Standard Maximum of 19 damage per cast.
Smoke Blitz icon.png Smoke Blitz 74 2Blood2Death2Fire2Air 42 Combat Ancient Maximum of 23 damage per cast. Poisons target starting at 4 damage.
Fire Wave icon.png Fire Wave 75 1Blood7Fire5Air 42.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 20 damage per cast.
Spin Flax icon.png Spin Flax 76 2Nature1Astral5Air 75 Skilling Lunar The spell spins flax into bow strings, spinning five flax.
Shadow Blitz icon.png Shadow Blitz 76 2Soul2Blood2Death2Air 43 Combat Ancient Maximum of 24 damage per cast. Reduces target's Attack level by 15%.
Superglass Make icon.png Superglass Make 77 2Astral6Fire10Air 78 Skilling Lunar Converts all sand and soda ash (or seaweed) in the caster's inventory into molten glass.
Dareeyak Teleport icon.png Dareeyak Teleport 78 2Law3Fire2Air 88 Teleport Ancient Teleports the caster to the western ruins in the Wilderness.
Charge icon.png Charge 80 3Blood3Fire3Air 180 Combat Standard Used to empower the 3 god spells from the Mage Arena. Increases maximum damage by 50% for 7 minutes.
Wind Surge icon.png Wind Surge 81 1Wrath7Air 44.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 21 damage per cast.
Water Surge icon.png Water Surge 85 1Wrath10Water7Air 46.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 22 damage per cast.
Smoke Barrage icon.png Smoke Barrage 86 2Blood4Death4Fire5Air 48 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 27 damage each. Poisons targets starting at 4 damage.
Shadow Barrage icon.png Shadow Barrage 88 3Soul2Blood4Death4Air 48 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 28 damage each. Reduces targets' Attack levels by 15%.
Earth Surge icon.png Earth Surge 90 1Wrath10Earth7Air 48.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 23 damage per cast.
Fire Surge icon.png Fire Surge 95 1Wrath10Fire7Air 50.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 24 damage per cast.

Item spawns[edit | edit source]

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
This content is present in Twisted League. Abyssal demon124 Multicombat.png508/128
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png201/46.931
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png151/9.294
Air wizard13 Multicombat.png5–1019/20
This content is present in Twisted League. Ancient Wizard98; 112 Multicombat.png5–24Common
Archer (Burthorpe)42 Multicombat.png29Rare
Aviansie69–148 Multicombat.png1518/128
Bandit22; 130 Multicombat.png102/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png252/128
Banshee23 Multicombat.png33/128
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png1–11Uncommon
Black demon Level 172172 Multicombat.png508/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Black demon Level 178178 Multicombat.png508/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Black demon Level 184184 Multicombat.png508/128
Black dragon Level 227227 Multicombat.png751/128
Brassican Mage140 Multicombat.png5–24Common
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png182/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png507/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png1057/128
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png50010/128
Chaos druid13 Multicombat.png363/128
Chaos druid warrior37 Multicombat.png361/128
Chaos dwarf48 Multicombat.png243/128
Chest (Dorgesh-Kaan Average)52 Thieving icon.png10–19Common
Colonel Radick38 Multicombat.png82/128
Crystal chestN/A Casket.png5011/116
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png100–2006/128
Dark wizard Level 2020 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2222 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2323 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 77 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 1111 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 77 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 1111 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2020 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 2222 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 2323 Multicombat.png103/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Eclectic impling50 Hunter icon.png30–581/10
Eclectic impling jarN/A Casket.png30–581/10
Elder Chaos druid129 Multicombat.png565/129
This content is present in Twisted League. Essence impling42 Hunter icon.png30Common
Essence impling jarN/A Casket.png30Common
Fortress Guard20 Multicombat.png62/128
Ghast30; 79; 109; 139 Multicombat.png1–3Common
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png10520/128
Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)80 Multicombat.png30Uncommon
This content is present in Twisted League. Greater Nechryael200 Multicombat.png1506/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png508/128
Guard19; 20; 21; 22 Multicombat.png62/128
Guard (Burthorpe)37 Multicombat.png25Uncommon
Icefiend13; 18 Multicombat.png1–5Uncommon
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png103/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png182/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png1057/128
Kalphite Guardian141 Multicombat.png50Common
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png5; 17Common
King Black Dragon276 Multicombat.png30010/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Kourend guard21 Multicombat.png62/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Kourend head guard84 Multicombat.png62/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png60–8012.5/250
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png103/128
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png182/128
Moss giant Level 8484 Multicombat.png40–803/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Moss giant42; 48; 84 Multicombat.png183/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Mutated Bloodveld123 Multicombat.png1057/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png1506/128
Necromancer (monster)26 Multicombat.png182/128
Necromancer (monster)26 Multicombat.png103/128
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png374/128
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.png15–351/44.73
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (easy)N/A Casket.png30–501/36
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (medium)N/A Casket.png50–1001/34.1
Rogue32 Thieving icon.png8Uncommon
This content is present in Twisted League. Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png189; 196Uncommon
Screaming banshee70 Multicombat.png33/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png305/256
Shadow warrior48 Multicombat.png454/128
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png2256/128
Skeletal miner42 Multicombat.png153/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Skeleton21–85 Multicombat.png12Uncommon
This content is present in Twisted League. Skeleton21–85 Multicombat.png15Uncommon
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Level 6363 Multicombat.png95/128
Skeleton fremennik40; 50; 60 Multicombat.png60Uncommon
Smoke devil160 Multicombat.png374/128
Soldier (Yanille)28 Multicombat.png82/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png309/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png502/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Temple Spider75 Multicombat.png30–505/100
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png3008/128
Tower guard28 Multicombat.png82/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Town Guard (Hosidius)19; 22 Multicombat.png6Common
Tutab's Magical Market65 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
This content is present in Twisted League. Twisted Banshee89 Multicombat.png305/256
TzHaar-Mej (monster)103 Multicombat.png25Uncommon
This content is present in Twisted League. Undead Druid105 Multicombat.png200–3005/100
Wall beast49 Multicombat.png3Common
Wallasalki98 Multicombat.png1–10Common
Wise Old Man tasksN/A Casket.png3–75Common
Wizard9 Multicombat.png53/128
Wizard9 Multicombat.png122/128
Zamorak crafter19 Multicombat.png5Common
Zamorak mage82; 84 Multicombat.png5Uncommon
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png60; 189; 192Common
This content is present in Twisted League. Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png134/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Zombie13–76 Multicombat.png33/128
Zombie (Sepulcher of Death)159 Multicombat.png40Uncommon
Zombie pirate57 Multicombat.png33/128
Zombie swab55 Multicombat.png33/128

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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sold at
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bought at
Members?
Aubury's Rune Shop.Varrock5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Amlodd's Magical SuppliesPrifddinas5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness1,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Betty's Magic Emporium.Port Sarim5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Tutab's Magical MarketApe Atoll1,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Magic Guild Store (Runes and Staves)Wizards' Guild5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Thyria's WaresThis content is present in Twisted League. Arceuus5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop.Lunar Isle5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop.Mage Arena200Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek5,000Tokkul 5.png 5Tokkul 1.png 1Member icon.png
Regath's WaresThis content is present in Twisted League. Arceuus500Coins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Ali's Discount Wares. (runes)Al Kharid20Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreMor Ul Rek5,000Tokkul 5.png 6Tokkul 1.png 0Member icon.png
Dom Onion's Reward ShopYanille25N/AMember icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
8 January 2015
(update)
Game messages for crafting air runes are now filtered.

Trivia[edit | edit source]