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Death runes are one of the runes used to cast spells in the Magic skill. They are required to cast medium-level missile spells. Members with 65 Runecraft and who have completed Mourning's Ends Part II can craft death runes at the death altar by using pure essence on it, with each essence yielding one death rune. Each death rune yields 10 Runecraft experience. Players with 99 Runecraft will always craft two death runes per essence.

Death runes can be bought from all Magic shops with a stock of 250, except for the Magic shop on Ape Atoll. Several monsters, such as ankous, nechryaels, and dark beasts, commonly drop death runes. They can also be found in the Barrows Chest with at least 631[1] rewards potential.

Players can exchange a cat with the civilians in West Ardougne for 100 death runes, or 200 if they have completed the easy Ardougne diary. Kittens and lazy cats are not accepted, but overgrown cats are.

Spells requiring death runes[edit source]

Icon Spell Level Runes Exp Category Spell Group Notes
Wind Blast icon.png Wind Blast 41 1Death3Air 25.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 13 damage per cast.
Water Blast icon.png Water Blast 47 1Death3Water3Air 28.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 14 damage per cast.
Iban Blast icon.png Iban Blast 50 1Death5Fire+Iban's staff.png 30 Combat Standard Maximum of 25 damage per cast. Requires completion of the Underground Pass quest and Iban's staff to be used. Iban's staff has 120 charges of this spell and can be increased to 2,500 charges for a price of 200,000 coins. One charge is used when fighting monsters and two charges are used when fighting other players.
Magic Dart icon.png Magic Dart 50 1Death4Mind+Slayer's staff.png 30 Combat Standard Maximum damage per cast of 10 + 10% of the Magic level of the caster, so essentially 15 to 19. The staff of the dead or toxic staff of the dead can also be used to cast this spell.
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.
Blood Rush icon.png Blood Rush 56 1Blood2Death2Chaos 33 Combat Ancient Maximum of 16 damage per cast. Heals the caster for 25% of the damage inflicted on the target.
Ice Rush icon.png Ice Rush 58 2Death2Chaos2Water 34 Combat Ancient Maximum of 17 damage per cast. Freezes the target for 5 seconds.
Fire Blast icon.png Fire Blast 59 1Death5Fire4Air 34.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 16 damage per cast.
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.
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.
Blood Burst icon.png Blood Burst 68 2Blood2Death4Chaos 39 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 21 damage each. Heals the caster for 25% of the damage inflicted on the targets.
Ice Burst icon.png Ice Burst 70 2Death4Chaos4Water 40 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 22 damage each. Freezes targets for 10 seconds.
Smoke Blitz icon.png Smoke Blitz 74 2Blood2Death2Fire2Air 42 Combat Ancient Maximum of 23 damage per cast. Poisons target starting at 4 damage.
Shadow Blitz icon.png Shadow Blitz 76 2Soul2Blood2Death2Air 43 Combat Ancient Maximum of 24 damage per cast. Reduces target's Attack level by 15%.
Blood Blitz icon.png Blood Blitz 80 4Blood2Death 45 Combat Ancient Maximum of 25 damage per cast. Heals the caster for 25% of the damage inflicted on the target.
Ice Blitz icon.png Ice Blitz 82 2Blood2Death3Water 46 Combat Ancient Maximum of 26 damage per cast. Freezes target for 15 seconds.
Tele Block icon.png Tele Block 85 1Law1Death1Chaos 80 Combat Standard Blocks target from teleporting for 5 minutes.
Teleport to Bounty Target icon.png Teleport to Bounty Target 85 1Law1Death1Chaos 45 Teleport All Teleports caster within 12 squares from their bounty target. This spell cannot be used in combat and the caster must be in the Wilderness and have a target in the Bounty Hunter minigame. Unlocked after purchasing the Bounty teleport scroll for 8,000,000 Bounty Hunter points.
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.
Enchant Crossbow Bolt icon.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Onyx) 87 1Death1Cosmic20Fire10Onyx bolts 5.png 97 Enchantment Standard Enchants onyx tipped bolts.
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%.
Blood Barrage icon.png Blood Barrage 92 1Soul4Blood4Death 51 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 29 damage each. Heals the caster for 25% of the damage inflicted on the targets.
Vengeance Other icon.png Vengeance Other 93 2Death3Astral10Earth 108 Combat Lunar Another target player receives the Vengeance effect. The next time another player or an NPC attacks that player, the attacking player or NPC is dealt damage, up to 75% of the damage that player or NPC's first attack dealt.
Ice Barrage icon.png Ice Barrage 94 2Blood4Death6Water 52 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 30 damage each. Freezes targets for 20 seconds.
Vengeance icon.png Vengeance 94 2Death4Astral10Earth 112 Combat Lunar The caster receives the Vengeance effect. The next time a player or NPC attacks the caster, that player or NPC takes up to 75% of the damage their attack dealt.


Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png330–3705/139
Adamant dragon338 Multicombat.png30–606/99
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png11/36.744
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png150–3006/101
Ancient Wizard98; 112 Multicombat.png5–23Uncommon
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png30–60Uncommon
Angry barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png5Uncommon
Ankou75–98 Multicombat.png10Common
Arvel85 Thieving icon.png2Unknown
Balfrug Kreeyath151 Multicombat.png5–108/127
Bandit22; 130 Multicombat.png4Rare
Bandit (Bandit Camp)57; 74 Multicombat.png2Uncommon
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Casket.png250–3001/32
Berserk barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png5Uncommon
Black Knight33 Multicombat.png22/128
Black demon172–292 Multicombat.png5Common
Black key blackN/A Casket.pngUnknownRare
Black key brownN/A Casket.pngUnknownRare
Black key crimsonN/A Casket.pngUnknownRare
Black key purpleN/A Casket.pngUnknownRare
Black key redN/A Casket.pngUnknownRare
Brassican Mage140 Multicombat.png5–24Uncommon
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png718/128
Bronze dragon131; 143 Multicombat.png251/128
Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png757/128
Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png11Uncommon
Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png25Uncommon
Bryophyta128 Multicombat.png100Common
Callisto470 Multicombat.png300Uncommon
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png30–150Common
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png1003/128
Chambers of XericN/A Casket.png1–3,100Uncommon
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png125Uncommon
Chaos dwarf48 Multicombat.png3; 6Rare
Chest (Barrows)N/A Casket.pngUnknownUnknown
Chest (Rogues' Castle)84 Thieving icon.png30Uncommon
Chewed bonesN/A Casket.png8–15Common
Corporeal Beast785 Multicombat.png300Uncommon
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png25–852/128
Dark beast182 Multicombat.png208/128
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png50–7535/500
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png45Rare
Drake192 Multicombat.png20–4010/85
Earth elemental35 Multicombat.png11/36.744
Earth warrior51 Multicombat.png2Uncommon
Enraged barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png5Uncommon
Essence impling42 Hunter icon.png13Rare
Essence impling jarN/A Casket.png13Rare
Feral Vampyre61–130 Multicombat.png2Uncommon
Ferocious barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png5–9Uncommon
Fire elemental35 Multicombat.png11/36.744
Flaming pyrelord97 Multicombat.png3Uncommon
Former VampyreN/A Casket.png10Rare
Gargoyle111 Multicombat.png155/128
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png73/128
Gnome RestaurantN/A Casket.png7–13Uncommon
Goreu85 Thieving icon.png2Unknown
Greater Nechryael200 Multicombat.png23Common
Greater demon92–113 Multicombat.png5; 15Uncommon
Green dragon79; 88 Multicombat.png15Uncommon
Grotesque Guardians Multicombat.png60–1005/137
Grubby ChestN/A Casket.png200Uncommon
Harpie Bug Swarm46 Multicombat.png3Uncommon
Hero80 Thieving icon.png2Uncommon
Hill Giant28 Multicombat.png21/128
Hydra194 Multicombat.png30–60Common
Ice giant53; 67 Multicombat.png3Rare(level 53)
Ice giant53; 67 Multicombat.png5Rare(level 67)
Ice troll120; 121; 123; 124 Multicombat.png15Common
Ice warrior57 Multicombat.png2Uncommon
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png718/128
Jelly78 Multicombat.png53/128
Jungle horror70 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
K'ril Tsutsaroth650 Multicombat.png120–1258/127
Kalphite Guardian141 Multicombat.png18; 28Uncommon
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png1506/128
Kalphite Soldier85 Multicombat.png33/128
Kelyn85 Thieving icon.png2Unknown
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png2Uncommon
Kraken127; 291 Multicombat.png15010/128
Lava dragon252 Multicombat.png20Uncommon
Lesser demon82; 87; 94 Multicombat.png3–10; 30Rare
Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png20–30Uncommon
Lobstrosity68 Multicombat.png10Uncommon
Locust rider68; 98; 106 Multicombat.png45Uncommon
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png154/123
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png7Common
Marble gargoyle349 Multicombat.png15Uncommon
Mawrth85 Thieving icon.png2Unknown
Moss giant42; 48 Multicombat.png1; 3Rare
Muddy chestN/A Casket.png2Always
Muddy keyN/A Casket.png2Always
Nechryael115 Multicombat.png106/116
Nechryael115 Multicombat.png56/116
Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png5; 10Common
Night beast374 Multicombat.png208/128
Obor106 Multicombat.png40–7910/118
Ogress Shaman82 Multicombat.png8–15Common
Ogress Warrior82 Multicombat.png8–15Common
Otherworldly being64 Multicombat.png2Uncommon

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Thyria's WaresArceuus250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108P2P icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle250Coins 100.png 180Coins 25.png 99P2P icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune ShopMage Arena250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108P2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune ShopVarrock250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108F2P icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108P2P icon.png
Betty's Magic EmporiumPort Sarim250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108F2P icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness500Coins 100.png 180Coins 25.png 99P2P icon.png
Magic Guild Store (Runes and Staves)Wizards' Guild250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108P2P icon.png
Ali's Discount Wares (runes)Al Kharid100Coins 100.png 225Coins 25.png 90P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek2,500Tokkul 25.png 234Tokkul 25.png 63P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreMor Ul Rek2,500Tokkul 25.png 270Tokkul 25.png 27P2P icon.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 3 Mar 2016. Mod Kieren: "You guys wanted info on Barrows loot, here it is... Full size: [1] Explained the best I can!"