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The standard spellbook icon.
The standard spellbook.

The standard spellbook are a group of Magic spells available to all players, being unlocked by default upon character creation. Standard spells make use of all runes except Astral. Staves are also required to cast some of the spells, including Iban's staff, slayer's staff or staff of the dead, Saradomin staff or staff of light, Zamorak staff, and Guthix staff or void knight mace.

Magic spells are divided into three distinct types: Combat, Utility, and Teleport spells.

Combat spells[edit | edit source]

Offensive spells[edit | edit source]

Offensive spells such as Water Strike and Fire Blast are simple: They deal damage to one target, with the amount of damage varying according to the spell's maximum hit and other modifiers. The accuracy of these spells is determined by a number of factors, none of which are the spell itself; all other things being equal. There are four main elements for combat spells in the standard spellbook: wind (air), water, earth, and fire. Additionally, there are five increasingly strong groups of spells: strike spells, bolt spells, blast spells, wave spells, and surge spells. Among these groups, wind spells are always the weakest, and fire spells are always the strongest. The elements themselves do not seem to affect much except in a few circumstances; for example, water spells are twice as effective on lava beasts.

In addition to the elemental spells, there are a number of unique combat spells with different properties. Iban Blast requires that Iban's staff be equipped to use it, and casts of Iban Blast drain charges on the staff until it must eventually be recharged; however, it hits extremely hard for the level required to use it. Magic Dart uses no elemental runes, instead using only death runes and mind runes, and has a maximum hit determined by the caster's Magic level. Each of the god spells has a secondary effect upon a successful hit.

Compared to melee and Ranged, some lower-levelled offensive spells have exceptionally high maximum hits for the levels required to cast them. For example, Fire Strike can hit up to 8 damage at a mere level 13 Magic, which is not possible (assuming reasonably consistent skill levels) with either melee or Ranged.

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Spell Level Runes XP Base Max hit[1] Members
Wind Strike.png Wind Strike icon (mobile).png Wind Strike 1 1Air 1Mind 5.5 2 0
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Water Strike.png Water Strike icon (mobile).png Water Strike 5 1Air 1Water 1Mind 7.5 4 0
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Earth Strike.png Earth Strike icon (mobile).png Earth Strike 9 1Air 2Earth 1Mind 9.5 6 0
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Fire Strike.png Fire Strike icon (mobile).png Fire Strike 13 2Air 3Fire 1Mind 11.5 8 0
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Wind Bolt.png Wind Bolt icon (mobile).png Wind Bolt 17 2Air 1Chaos 13.5 9 0
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Water Bolt.png Water Bolt icon (mobile).png Water Bolt 23 2Air 2Water 1Chaos 16.5 10 0
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Earth Bolt.png Earth Bolt icon (mobile).png Earth Bolt 29 2Air 3Earth 1Chaos 19.5 11 0
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Fire Bolt.png Fire Bolt icon (mobile).png Fire Bolt 35 3Air 4Fire 1Chaos 22.5 12 0
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Crumble Undead.png Crumble Undead icon (mobile).png Crumble Undead 39 2Air 2Earth 1Chaos 24.5 15 0
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Wind Blast.png Wind Blast icon (mobile).png Wind Blast 41 3Air 1Death 25.5 13 0
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Water Blast.png Water Blast icon (mobile).png Water Blast 47 3Air 3Water 1Death 28.5 14 0
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Iban Blast.png Iban Blast icon (mobile).png Iban Blast 50 5Fire 1Death +Iban's staff.png 30 25 1
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Magic Dart.png Magic Dart icon (mobile).png Magic Dart 50 1Death 4Mind +Slayer's staff.png 30 15 1
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Earth Blast.png Earth Blast icon (mobile).png Earth Blast 53 3Air 4Earth 1Death 31.5 15 0
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Fire Blast.png Fire Blast icon (mobile).png Fire Blast 59 4Air 5Fire 1Death 34.5 16 0
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Saradomin Strike.png Saradomin Strike icon (mobile).png Saradomin Strike 60 4Air 2Fire 2Blood +Saradomin staff.png 35 20 1
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Flames of Zamorak.png Flames of Zamorak icon (mobile).png Flames of Zamorak 60 1Air 4Fire 2Blood +Zamorak staff.png 35 20 1
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Claws of Guthix.png Claws of Guthix icon (mobile).png Claws of Guthix 60 4Air 1Fire 2Blood +Guthix staff.png 35 20 1
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Wind Wave.png Wind Wave icon (mobile).png Wind Wave 62 5Air 1Blood 36 17 1
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Water Wave.png Water Wave icon (mobile).png Water Wave 65 5Air 7Water 1Blood 37.5 18 1
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Earth Wave.png Earth Wave icon (mobile).png Earth Wave 70 5Air 7Earth 1Blood 40 19 1
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Fire Wave.png Fire Wave icon (mobile).png Fire Wave 75 5Air 7Fire 1Blood 42.5 20 1
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Wind Surge.png Wind Surge icon (mobile).png Wind Surge 81 7Air 1Wrath 44.5 21 1
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Water Surge.png Water Surge icon (mobile).png Water Surge 85 7Air 10Water 1Wrath 46.5 22 1
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Earth Surge.png Earth Surge icon (mobile).png Earth Surge 90 7Air 10Earth 1Wrath 48.5 23 1
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Fire Surge.png Fire Surge icon (mobile).png Fire Surge 95 7Air 10Fire 1Wrath 50.5 24 1
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  1. Max hit may be increased by using equipment which increases magic damage.

Curse spells[edit | edit source]

Curse spells are combat spells that are primarily used to temporarily lower the target's stats or prevent movement. As Magic is meant to be strong against melee users, the various curse spells lower Attack, Strength, and Defence by either 5% or 10%. Additionally, Tele Block may be classified as a curse spell, although it prevents teleportation rather than lowering a stat.

Curse spells do not stack with themselves or similar curses; for example, it is not possible to frequently cast Stun on a target to drain its Attack further than 10%, nor is it possible to cast Confuse afterward for an additional 5% drain.

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Spell Level Runes XP Members Effect
Confuse.png Confuse icon (mobile).png Confuse 3 2Earth 3Water 1Body 13 0
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Reduces the target's Attack by 5%.
Weaken.png Weaken icon (mobile).png Weaken 11 2Earth 3Water 1Body 21 0
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Reduces the target's Strength by 5%.
Curse.png Curse icon (mobile).png Curse 19 3Earth 2Water 1Body 29 0
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Reduces the target's Defence by 5%.
Bind.png Bind icon (mobile).png Bind 20 3Earth 3Water 2Nature 30 0
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Prevents the target from moving for 4.8 seconds.
Snare.png Snare icon (mobile).png Snare 50 4Earth 4Water 3Nature 60 0
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Prevents the target from moving for 9.6 seconds.
Vulnerability.png Vulnerability icon (mobile).png Vulnerability 66 5Earth 5Water 1Soul 76 1
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Reduces the target's Defence by 10%.
Enfeeble.png Enfeeble icon (mobile).png Enfeeble 73 8Earth 8Water 1Soul 83 1
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Reduces the target's Strength by 10%.
Entangle.png Entangle icon (mobile).png Entangle 79 5Earth 5Water 4Nature 89 1
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Prevents the target from moving for 14.4 seconds.
Stun.png Stun icon (mobile).png Stun 80 12Earth 12Water 1Soul 90 1
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Reduces the target's Attack by 10%.
Tele Block.png Tele Block icon (mobile).png Tele Block 85 1Chaos 1Death 1Law 80 0
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Prevents the target from teleporting for five minutes (half if they are using Protect from Magic).

Support spells[edit | edit source]

Support spells offer a range of benefits to the caster, such as increasing damage, curing poison, and healing other players. However, the standard spellbook only offers one support spell, which increases damage for god spells.

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Spell Level Runes XP
Charge.png Charge icon (mobile).png Charge 80 3Air 3Fire 3Blood 180

Teleport spells[edit | edit source]

The standard spellbook contains a number of teleport spells, which instantly transport the caster to a certain destination. These spells are popular as they offer a considerably faster method of transportation than walking everywhere, and several of them, such as Varrock Teleport, lead to popular areas of the map. Free players may access all teleport spells up to and including Falador Teleport. All teleport spells use law runes in addition to other runes.

The standard spellbook is also the only spellbook to feature teleother spells (although the Lunar spellbook has 'Tele Group' spells). When cast on another player, these spells will teleport that player to a certain destination. However, the targeted player must have Accept Aid on, and will be asked whether they wish to accept the teleportation. All teleother spells use soul runes in addition to law runes.

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Spell Level Runes XP Members Notes
Home Teleport.png Home Teleport icon (mobile).png Lumbridge Home Teleport 0 None 0 0
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Teleports the player to Lumbridge. It can only used once every 30 minutes and can be interrupted by combat.
Varrock Teleport.png Varrock Teleport icon (mobile).png Varrock Teleport 25 3Air 1Fire 1Law 35 0
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Teleports the caster to the market square in Varrock.
Lumbridge Teleport.png Lumbridge Teleport icon (mobile).png Lumbridge Teleport 31 3Air 1Earth 1Law 41 0
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Teleports the caster to the courtyard of Lumbridge Castle.
Falador Teleport.png Falador Teleport icon (mobile).png Falador Teleport 37 3Air 1Water 1Law 47 0
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Teleports the caster to the centre of Falador.
Teleport to House.png Teleport to House icon (mobile).png Teleport to House 40 1Air 1Earth 1Law 30 1
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Teleports the caster to their player-owned house. This spell's destination can either be the exit portal inside the house itself, or outside the entrance portal.
Camelot Teleport.png Camelot Teleport icon (mobile).png Camelot Teleport 45 5Air 1Law 55.5 1
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Teleports the caster to the gates of Camelot.
Ardougne Teleport.png Ardougne Teleport icon (mobile).png Ardougne Teleport 51 2Water 2Law 61 1
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Requires completion of Plague City. Teleports the caster to the market square in East Ardougne.
Watchtower Teleport.png Watchtower Teleport icon (mobile).png Watchtower Teleport 58 2Earth 2Law 68 1
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Requires completion of Watchtower Quest. Teleports the caster to the top of the Watchtower outside of Yanille.
Trollheim Teleport.png Trollheim Teleport icon (mobile).png Trollheim Teleport 61 2Fire 2Law 68 1
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Requires completion of Eadgar's Ruse. Teleports the caster to the top of Trollheim.
Ape Atoll Teleport (standard).png Ape Atoll Teleport (standard) icon (mobile).png Ape Atoll Teleport 64 2Fire 2Water 2Law 1Banana.png 74 1
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Requires completion of the Freeing King Awowogei sub-quest of Recipe for Disaster. Teleports the caster to a safe area in the Temple of Marimbo.
Kourend Castle Teleport.png Kourend Castle Teleport icon (mobile).png Kourend Castle Teleport 69 5Fire 4Water 2Law 2Soul 82 1
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Requires reading the book transportation incantations. Teleports the caster to the Kourend Castle courtyard.
Teleother Lumbridge.png Teleother Lumbridge icon (mobile).png Teleother Lumbridge 74 1Earth 1Law 1Soul 84 1
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Teleports another player, who must have Accept Aid on, to the courtyard of Lumbridge Castle.
Teleother Falador.png Teleother Falador icon (mobile).png Teleother Falador 82 1Water 1Law 1Soul 92 1
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Teleports another player, who must have Accept Aid on, to the centre of Falador.
Teleport to Target.png Teleport to Target icon (mobile).png Teleport to Target 85 1Chaos 1Death 1Law 45 1
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Teleports the player to an assigned target in the Wilderness. Can only be cast on target worlds.
Teleother Camelot.png Teleother Camelot icon (mobile).png Teleother Camelot 90 1Law 2Soul 100 1
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Teleports another player, who must have Accept Aid on, to the gates of Camelot.

Utility spells[edit | edit source]

Utility spells are spells that are typically used outside of combat, such as enchanting items.

Alchemy spells[edit | edit source]

Alchemy spells convert items into other items. Including the following: Low Level Alchemy and High Level Alchemy convert items into certain amounts of coins, and Superheat Item may be used to forge ore into bars without a furnace. These three spells all use nature runes and fire runes. Standard magic also includes; Bones to Bananas, and Bones to Peaches, which use Nature, Earth, and, Water runes.

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Spell Level Runes XP Members Effect
Bones to Bananas.png Bones to Bananas icon (mobile).png Bones to Bananas 15 2Earth 2Water 1Nature 25 0
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Converts all normal bones in the inventory into bananas.
Low Level Alchemy.png Low Level Alchemy icon (mobile).png Low Level Alchemy 21 3Fire 1Nature 31 0
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Gives coins equal to of the item the spell was cast on.
Superheat Item.png Superheat Item icon (mobile).png Superheat Item 43 4Fire 1Nature 53 0
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Smelts ore into bars without need of a furnace. Iron ore's success rate is 100% when used with this spell.
High Level Alchemy.png High Level Alchemy icon (mobile).png High Level Alchemy 55 5Fire 1Nature 65 0
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Gives coins equal to of the item the spell was cast on.
Bones to Peaches.png Bones to Peaches icon (mobile).png Bones to Peaches 60 2Earth 4Water 2Nature 65 1
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Converts all normal bones in the inventory into peaches. Must be unlocked at the Mage Training Arena.

Enchantment spells[edit | edit source]

Enchantment spells imbue certain items with magical properties, giving them new abilities. Any piece of jewellery crafted with a gem may be enchanted by the proper Enchant Jewellery spell. Enchanted jewellery items have a wide variety of effects, such as teleportation, increased equipment bonuses, and assistance in skills such as Smithing and Runecraft. Additionally, the Charge Orb spells may be used to imbue unpowered orbs with elemental magic, after which they may be used to make elemental staves. All enchantment spells make use of cosmic runes.

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Spell Level Runes XP Members Effect
Lvl-1 Enchant.png Lvl-1 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-1 Enchant 7 1Water 1Cosmic 17.5 0
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Enchants jewellery made from sapphire and opal.
Lvl-2 Enchant.png Lvl-2 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-2 Enchant 27 3Air 1Cosmic 37 0
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Enchants jewellery made from emerald and jade.
Lvl-3 Enchant.png Lvl-3 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-3 Enchant 49 5Fire 1Cosmic 59 0
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Enchants jewellery made from ruby and red topaz.
Charge Water Orb.png Charge Water Orb icon (mobile).png Charge Water Orb 56 30Water 3Cosmic 1Unpowered orb.png 56 1
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Enchants an unpowered orb into a water orb when cast at the Obelisk of Water.
Lvl-4 Enchant.png Lvl-4 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-4 Enchant 57 10Earth 1Cosmic 67 0
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Enchants jewellery made from diamond.
Charge Earth Orb.png Charge Earth Orb icon (mobile).png Charge Earth Orb 60 30Earth 3Cosmic 1Unpowered orb.png 70 1
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Enchants an unpowered orb into an earth orb when cast at the Obelisk of Earth.
Charge Fire Orb.png Charge Fire Orb icon (mobile).png Charge Fire Orb 63 30Fire 3Cosmic 1Unpowered orb.png 73 1
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Enchants an unpowered orb into a fire orb when cast at the Obelisk of Fire.
Charge Air Orb.png Charge Air Orb icon (mobile).png Charge Air Orb 66 30Air 3Cosmic 1Unpowered orb.png 76 1
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Enchants an unpowered orb into an air orb when cast at the Obelisk of Air.
Lvl-5 Enchant.png Lvl-5 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-5 Enchant 68 15Earth 15Water 1Cosmic 78 1
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Enchants jewellery made from dragonstone.
Lvl-6 Enchant.png Lvl-6 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-6 Enchant 87 20Earth 20Fire 1Cosmic 97 1
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Enchants jewellery made from onyx.
Lvl-7 Enchant.png Lvl-7 Enchant icon (mobile).png Lvl-7 Enchant 93 20Blood 1Cosmic 20Soul 110 1
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Enchants jewellery made from zenyte.

Enchant Crossbow Bolt[edit | edit source]

Enchant Crossbow Bolt icon (mobile).png

Crossbow bolts with tips made from gems may be enchanted by members with the proper Enchant Crossbow Bolt spell, where they then gain secondary effects in combat.

Icon Spell Level Runes XP Notes
Opal bolts (e) detail.png
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Opal) 4 2Air 1Cosmic
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9 Enchants opal bolts into opal bolts (e), 10 at a time.
Sapphire bolts (e) detail.png
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Sapphire) 7 1Water 1Cosmic 1Mind
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17.5 Enchants sapphire bolts into sapphire bolts (e), 10 at a time.
Jade bolts (e) detail.png
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Jade) 14 2Earth 1Cosmic
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19 Enchants jade bolts into jade bolts (e), 10 at a time.
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Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Pearl) 24 2Water 1Cosmic
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29 Enchants pearl bolts into pearl bolts (e).
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Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Emerald) 27 3Air 1Cosmic 1Nature
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37 Enchants emerald bolts into emerald bolts (e), 10 at a time.
Topaz bolts (e) detail.png
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Red Topaz) 29 2Fire 1Cosmic
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33 Enchants topaz bolts into topaz bolts (e), 10 at a time.
Ruby bolts (e) detail.png
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Ruby) 49 5Fire 1Blood 1Cosmic
10Ruby bolts 5.png
59 Enchants ruby bolts into ruby bolts (e), 10 at a time.
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Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Diamond) 57 10Earth 1Cosmic 2Law
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67 Enchants diamond bolts into diamond bolts (e), 10 at a time.
Dragonstone bolts (e) detail.png
Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Dragonstone) 68 15Earth 1Cosmic 1Soul
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78 Enchants dragonstone bolts into dragonstone bolts (e), 10 at a time.
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Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Onyx) 87 20Fire 1Cosmic 1Death
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97 Enchants onyx bolts into onyx bolts (e), 10 at a time.

Other spells[edit | edit source]

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Spell Level Runes XP Members Effect
Telekinetic Grab.png Telekinetic Grab icon (mobile).png Telekinetic Grab 33 1Air 1Law 43 0
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Remotely takes an item laying on the ground or on a table. Can be cast through barriers such as fences and jail cell bars, but not through solid objects like doors or walls.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Within the game cache, there are three other unused spell icons that can be found (Unused standard spell 1.png Unused standard spell 2.png Unused standard spell 3.png). According to Mod Wolf, there are a lot of unused assets in the game directory in which their use has been forgotten[1], with him guessing the intended uses of the spells.
Restraint icon (mobile).png
  • There is also one unused mobile spell icon within the game cache, which is the icon for Restraint, a level 89 spell costing 5 Wrath, 10 Fire and 10 Earth runes per cast, capable of hitting up to 8 damage and being able to freeze a single opponent for 20 seconds. This spell was offered in the Revenant Cave Rewards: Revisited & Content Changes Poll, but failed by 3.3% votes.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Wolf's Twitter account. 6 November 2018. (Archived from the original on 30 May 2020.) Mod Wolf: "There's a lot of these kind of unused assets in our directory. If I was to guess, the 2nd would be a stronger version of crumble undead and the 3rd would likely be a spell stronger against demons. The first I can't really make out."