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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 End 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, nechryael, 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.png Wind Blast 41 3Air 1Death 25.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 13 damage per cast.
Water Blast.png Water Blast 47 3Air 3Water 1Death 28.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 14 damage per cast.
Iban Blast.png Iban Blast 50 5Fire 1Death +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.png Magic Dart 50 1Death 4Mind +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.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.
Blood Rush.png Blood Rush 56 1Blood 2Chaos 2Death 33 Combat Ancient Maximum of 16 damage per cast. Heals the caster for 25% of the damage inflicted on the target.
Ice Rush.png Ice Rush 58 2Water 2Chaos 2Death 34 Combat Ancient Maximum of 17 damage per cast. Freezes the target for 5 seconds.
Fire Blast.png Fire Blast 59 4Air 5Fire 1Death 34.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 16 damage per cast.
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.
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.
Blood Burst.png Blood Burst 68 2Blood 4Chaos 2Death 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.png Ice Burst 70 4Water 4Chaos 2Death 40 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 22 damage each. Freezes targets for 10 seconds.
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.
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%.
Blood Blitz.png Blood Blitz 80 4Blood 2Death 45 Combat Ancient Maximum of 25 damage per cast. Heals the caster for 25% of the damage inflicted on the target.
Ice Blitz.png Ice Blitz 82 3Water 2Blood 2Death 46 Combat Ancient Maximum of 26 damage per cast. Freezes target for 15 seconds.
Tele Block.png Tele Block 85 1Chaos 1Death 1Law 80 Combat Standard Blocks target from teleporting for 5 minutes.
Teleport to Bounty Target.png Teleport to Bounty Target 85 1Chaos 1Death 1Law 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.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.
Enchant Crossbow Bolt.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Onyx) 87 20Fire 1Cosmic 1Death 10Onyx bolts 5.png 97 Enchantment Standard Enchants onyx tipped bolts.
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%.
Blood Barrage.png Blood Barrage 92 4Blood 4Death 1Soul 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.png Vengeance Other 93 10Earth 3Astral 2Death 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.png Ice Barrage 94 6Water 2Blood 4Death 52 Combat Ancient Hits a 3x3 area around a target for up to 30 damage each. Freezes targets for 20 seconds.
Vengeance.png Vengeance 94 10Earth 4Astral 2Death 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.

Item spawns[edit | edit source]

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemSkillsMaterials
px Onyx bolts (e) × 10
  • 87 Magic
px Onyx dragon bolts (e) × 10
  • 87 Magic
px Rune case
  • 41 Construction
  • 90 Runecraft

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png330–3705/139
Adamant dragon338 Multicombat.png30–607/110
Air elemental34 Multicombat.png11/36.744
This content is present in Twisted League. Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png150–3006/101
This content is present in Twisted League. Ancient Wizard98; 112 Multicombat.png5–245/50
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png47–534/134
Angry barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png55/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Ankou (m)75–98 Multicombat.png1010/100
Ankou Level 9898 Multicombat.png153/95
Ankou Level 9898 Multicombat.png173/95
Arvel85 Thieving icon.png2Unknown
Balfrug Kreeyath151 Multicombat.png5–108/127
Bandit (Bandit Camp)57; 74 Multicombat.png23/128
Bandit22; 130 Multicombat.png22/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png42/128
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A Casket.png250–3001/32
Basilisk Knight204 Multicombat.png10–253/52
Basilisk Sentinel358 Multicombat.png10–253/52
Berserk barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png55/128
Black Knight Titan120; 210 Multicombat.png21/128
Black Knight33 Multicombat.png22/128
Black demon Level 188188 Multicombat.png58/128
Black dragon Level 247247 Multicombat.png108/128
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
Bounty crateN/A Casket.png250–2621/11
Brassican Mage140 Multicombat.png5–245/50
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png718/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Bronze dragon131; 143 Multicombat.png251/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Brutal black dragon318 Multicombat.png757/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Brutal blue dragon271 Multicombat.png118/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Brutal red dragon289 Multicombat.png258/128
Bryophyta128 Multicombat.png100Common
Callisto470 Multicombat.png3007/128
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png3016/200
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png1003/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Chambers of XericN/A Casket.png1–3,100Uncommon
Chaos Elemental305 Multicombat.png12510/128
Chaos dwarf48 Multicombat.png31/128
Chest (Barrows)N/A Casket.png70–837 × 125/1,012
Chest (Dorgesh-Kaan Average)52 Thieving icon.png2–4Rare
Chest (Rogues' Castle)84 Thieving icon.png30Uncommon
Chewed bonesN/A Casket.png8–1518/128
Corporeal Beast785 Multicombat.png30022/512
Crystal chestN/A Casket.png1012/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Cyclops Level 5656 Multicombat.png21/128
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png25–852/128
Dark beast182 Multicombat.png208/128
Demonic gorilla275 Multicombat.png50–7535/500
This content is present in Twisted League. Drake192 Multicombat.png20–4010/85
Earth elemental35 Multicombat.png11/36.744
Earth warrior51 Multicombat.png24/128
Elf (Thieving)85 Thieving icon.png2Uncommon
Elven Crystal ChestN/A Casket.png50–10017/256
Enraged barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png55/128
Essence impling jar Hunter icon.png131/100
This content is present in Twisted League. Essence impling42 Hunter icon.png131/100
Feral Vampyre61–130 Multicombat.png210/128
Ferocious barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png5–98/128
Fire elemental35 Multicombat.png11/36.744
Flaming pyrelord97 Multicombat.png33/128
Former VampyreN/A Casket.png10Rare
Gargoyle111 Multicombat.png155/128
Giant Mole230 Multicombat.png73/128
Gnome RestaurantN/A Casket.png7–13Uncommon
Goreu85 Thieving icon.png2Unknown
This content is present in Twisted League. Greater Nechryael200 Multicombat.png2312/128
Greater demon Level 104104 Multicombat.png152/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Greater demon Level 9292 Multicombat.png53/128
Greater demon Level 104104 Multicombat.png55/128
Green dragon Level 8888 Multicombat.png151/128
Grotesque Guardians Multicombat.png60–1002 × 5/137
This content is present in Twisted League. Grubby ChestN/A Casket.png200Uncommon
Harpie Bug Swarm46 Multicombat.png33/128
Hero80 Thieving icon.png2Uncommon
This content is present in Twisted League. Hill Giant28 Multicombat.png21/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Hydra194 Multicombat.png30–609/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Ice giant Level 5353 Multicombat.png31/128
Ice giant Level 6767 Multicombat.png31/128
Ice giant Level 6767 Multicombat.png53/128
Ice troll120; 121; 123; 124 Multicombat.png151/128
Ice warrior57 Multicombat.png23/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png718/128
Infernal pyrelord134 Multicombat.png53/128
Jelly78 Multicombat.png53/128
Jungle horror70 Multicombat.png15/129
K'ril Tsutsaroth650 Multicombat.png120–1258/127
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png1506/128
Kalphite Soldier85 Multicombat.png33/128
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png23/140
Kraken291 Multicombat.png15010/128
Lava dragon252 Multicombat.png205/128
Lesser demon Level 94 (Revenant Caves)94 Multicombat.png103/128
Lesser demon Level 8282 Multicombat.png33/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Lesser demon Level 9494 Multicombat.png33/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Lesser demon Level 8787 Multicombat.png33/128
Lesser demon Level 94 (Revenant Caves)94 Multicombat.png301/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Lizardman shaman150 Multicombat.png20–3012.5/250
Lobstrosity68 Multicombat.png105/118
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png154/123
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png718/128
Marble gargoyle349 Multicombat.png153 × 5/128
MazeN/A Casket.png0–400Rare
Moss giant Level 8484 Multicombat.png10–201/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Moss giant42; 48; 84 Multicombat.png31/128
Muddy chestN/A Casket.png2Always
Muddy keyN/A Casket.png2Always
Nechryael115 Multicombat.png106/116
Nechryael115 Multicombat.png56/116
This content is present in Twisted League. Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png106/116
This content is present in Twisted League. Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png2312/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png56/116
Night beast374 Multicombat.png208/128
Obor106 Multicombat.png40–7910/118
Ogress Shaman82 Multicombat.png8–156/116
Ogress Warrior82 Multicombat.png8–156/116
Otherworldly being64 Multicombat.png24/128
PenwieN/A Casket.png7–13Uncommon
Professor ImblewynN/A Casket.png7–13Unknown
Professor ManglethorpN/A Casket.png7–13Uncommon
Professor OnglewipN/A Casket.png7–13Uncommon
Pyrefiend43; 48 Multicombat.png33/128
Pyrelord60 Multicombat.png53/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Red dragon152 Multicombat.png53/128
Revenant cyclops82 Multicombat.png60–1001/75.63
Revenant dark beast120 Multicombat.png60–1001/44.17
Revenant demon98 Multicombat.png60–1001/62.47
Revenant dragon135 Multicombat.png60–1001/35.51
Revenant goblin15 Multicombat.png60–1001/616.65
Revenant hellhound90 Multicombat.png60–1001/68.42
Revenant hobgoblin60 Multicombat.png60–1001/129.01
Revenant imp7 Multicombat.png60–1001/1,079.63
Revenant knight126 Multicombat.png60–1001/37.99
Revenant ork105 Multicombat.png60–1001/51.82
Revenant pyrefiend52 Multicombat.png60–1001/145.98
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png100–1602 × 1/24
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet) (Corrupted)N/A Casket.png125–1753 × 1/24
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (elite)N/A Casket.png50–751/32.3
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (elite)N/A Casket.png600Common
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (master)N/A Casket.png100–2001/30.3
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (master)N/A Casket.png600Common
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (medium)N/A Casket.png10–201/34.1
Rune dragon380 Multicombat.png50–1007/127
This content is present in Twisted League. Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png80–1005/100
This content is present in Twisted League. Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png456/128
Shadow warrior48 Multicombat.png24/128
Silver key blackN/A Casket.png10–309/153
Silver key brownN/A Casket.png10–309/153
Silver key crimsonN/A Casket.png10–309/153
Silver key purpleN/A Casket.png10–309/153
Silver key redN/A Casket.png10–309/153
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png404/128
Skeleton brute132 Multicombat.png55/128
Skeleton heavy132 Multicombat.png55/128
Skeleton hero149 Multicombat.png55/128
Skeleton thug132 Multicombat.png55/128
Skeleton warlord132 Multicombat.png55/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Skotizo321 Multicombat.png5007/100
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png158/128
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png154/123
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png154/123
This content is present in Twisted League. Temple Spider75 Multicombat.png10–152/100
This content is present in Twisted League. The Mimic186 Multicombat.png480; 600Common
The Nightmare814 Multicombat.png24–1654/100
Theatre of BloodN/A Casket.png500–6003 × 1/30
Thug10 Multicombat.png21/128
Tortured gorilla141; 142 Multicombat.png12–20Rare
Tstanon Karlak145 Multicombat.png5–108/127
Tyras guard110 Multicombat.png53/128
TzHaar-Mej (monster)103 Multicombat.png2Rare
This content is present in Twisted League. Undead Druid105 Multicombat.png20–303/100
Vampyre JuvinateN/A Casket.png10Rare
Venenatis464 Multicombat.png3007/128
Vet'ion454 Multicombat.png3007/128
Vitreous Jelly206 Multicombat.png53/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Vitreous warped Jelly241 Multicombat.png153/128
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png300–5002 × 6/150
Vyrewatch87–125 Multicombat.png4–12Common
Wallasalki98 Multicombat.png1–1010/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Warped Jelly112 Multicombat.png153/128
Water elemental34 Multicombat.png11/36.744
Waterfiend115 Multicombat.png235/128
Zakl'n Gritch142 Multicombat.png5–108/127
Zalcano336 Multicombat.png201–830Common
Zamorak crafter19 Multicombat.png3Common
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png456/128
Zombie (Tarn's Lair) Level 6161 Multicombat.png43/128
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png3002 × 12/248

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationNumber
in stock
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
Members?
Amlodd's Magical SuppliesPrifddinas250Coins 100.png 180Coins 25.png 99Member icon.png
Betty's Magic Emporium.Port Sarim250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108Free-to-play icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop.Varrock250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108Free-to-play icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop.Lunar Isle250Coins 100.png 180Coins 25.png 99Member icon.png
Magic Guild Store (Runes and Staves)Wizards' Guild250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108Member icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop.Mage Arena250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness500Coins 100.png 180Coins 25.png 99Member icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108Member icon.png
Thyria's WaresThis content is present in Twisted League. Arceuus250Coins 100.png 180Coins 100.png 108Member icon.png
Ali's Discount Wares. (runes)Al Kharid100Coins 100.png 225Coins 25.png 90Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek2,500Tokkul 25.png 234Tokkul 25.png 63Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness50Coins 100.png 234Coins 25.png 72Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreMor Ul Rek2,500Tokkul 25.png 270Tokkul 25.png 27Member icon.png

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 3 Mar 2016. (Archived from the original on 2 September 2017.) Mod Kieren: "You guys wanted info on Barrows loot, here it is... Full size: [1] Explained the best I can!"