|Released||29 March 2004 (Update)|
|Examine||An unimbued rune.|
|High alch||2 coins|
|Low alch||1 coin|
|Exchange||13 coins (info)|
Rune essence is a raw material used in the Runecraft skill that can be crafted into low-level runes, namely air, mind, water, earth, fire, and body runes. Unlike runes, rune essence does not stack. Players need pure essence to craft any other type of rune, which can only be mined in members worlds.
There are a few ways of obtaining rune essence, other than by trading with other players.
Free players may mine rune essence in the rune essence mine, unlocked after completing the Rune Mysteries quest. To reach these mines, players need to be teleported by one of several NPCs. In members worlds, players will also mine Rune essence until reaching level 30 Mining when they will automatically mine pure essence. Mining from one of the rocks that have an unlimited supply of essence gives 5 Mining experience per essence. Pickaxes are needed, just like any other mining activity.
Mining Info[edit | edit source]
|Rune essence (rock)|
|Mining XP||5 xp|
|Rock||Rune Essence (rock)|
Products[edit | edit source]
|Blank air rune|
|Blank earth rune|
|Blank fire rune|
|Blank mind rune|
|Blank water rune|
Item sources[edit | edit source]
|Ankou Regular (f)||75; 82; 86; 95||15 (noted)||5/100|
|Ankou Free-to-play||75; 82; 86||15 (noted)||5/100|
|Body Golem||50||4–6 (noted)||6/52|
|Body Golem||50||1 (noted)||1/52|
|Catablepon (f)||49; 64; 68||15 (noted)||5/101|
|Chaos Golem||70||4–6 (noted)||6/52|
|Flawed Golem||13||1–3 (noted)||12/52|
|Flawed Golem||13||2–4 (noted)||9/52|
|Mind Golem||30||3–5 (noted)||6/52|
|Mind Golem||30||1 (noted)||1/52|
|Minotaur (f)||12; 27||5 (noted)||5/101|
|Rune Essence (rock)||1||1||Always|
Shop locations[edit | edit source]
|Dom Onion's Reward Shop||Yanille||∞||N/A||60||N/A|
Changes[edit | edit source]
|23 March 2022
The item's examine text was changed; previously, it was "An uncharged Rune Stone."
|20 April 2006
The item's inventory sprite was changed with the release of pure essence.
|29 March 2004
The item became permanently available with the launch of RuneScape 2.
|1 December 2003
The item was added to the RuneScape 2 Beta.
Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]
|29 March 2004 –
20 April 2006
|20 April 2006 –|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Stars float around the rune essence rocks when looking from a bird's-eye view.
|Mining rocks and sources|