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Released 29 March 2004 (Update)
Members No
Level Magic 20
Spellbook Standard
Type Combat
Experience 31 (30 on splash)"(30onsplash)" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 31.
Base max hit 0
Runes 3Earth 3Water 2Nature
Casting speed 5 ticks
Description Holds your opponent for 5 seconds
Sound Effect
Bind icon (mobile).png

Bind is a level 20 Magic spell located in the Standard spellbook. Casting bind on an opponent will prevent it from moving for 4.8 seconds. When used on a player and the bind is about to wear off, the bound player will receive this message in their chatbox: The holding effect is beginning to fade. Players can increase the binding duration by equipping swampbark armour; the helm, body, and legs will increase the duration by 2 ticks (1.2 seconds) each, up to a maximum of 14 ticks (8.4 seconds).

Bind gives 31 Magic experience if it successfully hits the target, or 30 experience if it splashes. It requires two nature, three earth, and three water runes to be cast.

Cost[edit | edit source]

Spell cost
3Water rune.png 3Earth rune.png 2Nature rune.png 204
Combo runes
3Water rune.png 2Nature rune.png 3Dust rune.png 219
2Nature rune.png 3Mud rune.png 507
3Water rune.png 2Nature rune.png 3Lava rune.png 222
3Earth rune.png 2Nature rune.png 3Steam rune.png 279
3Earth rune.png 2Nature rune.png 3Mist rune.png 471
3Earth rune.png 2Nature rune.png Staff of water.png Alt192
3Water rune.png 2Nature rune.png Staff of earth.png Alt192
2Nature rune.png Mud battlestaff.png 180
3Water rune.png 3Earth rune.png 1.87Nature rune.png Bryophyta's staff.png 192
Main and off-hands
3Earth rune.png 2Nature rune.png Tome of water.png 192
2Nature rune.png Staff of earth.png AltTome of water.png 180
3Earth rune.png 1.87Nature rune.png Bryophyta's staff.png Tome of water.png 180

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
13 September 2023

Bind now yields 31 Magic experience upon a successful cast.

21 June 2023
(update | poll)
  • The maximum Swampbark Armour set bonus for the Bind spell can now be achieved with just the helm, body and legs as opposed to the full set.
  • Each outfit piece now increases the duration of the Bind spell by an additional tick, so the complete bonus increases the duration to 6 ticks.
11 January 2023

An audio cue and message have been added to the Bind spell to tell the victims when the freeze is about to expire.

5 September 2019

Protect from Magic no longer halves the duration of Bind.