Steam rune

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Steam rune
Steam rune.png
Released13 June 2005 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableNo
StackableYes
DestroyDrop
ExamineA combined Water and Fire Rune.
Values
Value20 coins
High alch12 coins
Low alch8 coins
Weight0 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange81 coins (info)
Buy limit12,000
Daily volume1,516,564
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Advanced data
Item ID4694
Steam rune detail.png

Steam runes are combination runes. They can be used as one fire rune and one water rune. Thus, any spell requiring one fire rune, one water rune, or both will spend only one steam rune.

They can be created with the Runecraft skill or purchased with Pizazz points from the Mage Training Arena.

When equipped, the steam battlestaff and mystic steam staff provide an unlimited number of steam runes.

Runecraft info[edit | edit source]

At Runecraft 19 Runecraft or higher, they can be crafted in either of two ways:

You may wear a tiara to enter and use the altar, but the other element must be a talisman when crafting combination runes. Clicking on the altar or using a pure essence on it will produce normal runes. To prevent creating the wrong runes, make sure you are using the complementary rune on the altar. For example, at the Fire Altar use the water runes on the altar.

Combinations have a 50% success rate (or 100%, if the player is wearing a binding necklace), and the talisman is consumed in the process (unless the player uses the Lunar spell Magic Imbue). The elemental talisman will also not work in place of talismans when crafting the runes.

Water Altar[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft19 (b)9.3
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsWater tiara.pngBinding necklace.pngMagic Imbue.pngFacilitiesWater Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Pure essence.pngPure essence11
Fire rune.pngFire rune15
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman[r 1]12,015
Total Cost2,021
Steam rune.pngSteam rune1[r 2]81
Profit−1,940
  1. ^ Not needed when using Magic Imbue.
  2. ^ 50% chance of success per essence, or
    100% chance of success when wearing a Binding necklace.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft19 (b)13.95
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsWater tiara.pngBinding necklace.pngMagic Imbue.pngFacilitiesWater Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Daeyalt essence.pngDaeyalt essence1N/A
Fire rune.pngFire rune15
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman[r 1]12,015
Total Cost2,020
Steam rune.pngSteam rune1[r 2]81
Profit−1,939
  1. ^ Not needed when using Magic Imbue.
  2. ^ 50% chance of success per essence, or
    100% chance of success when wearing a Binding necklace.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft27 (nb)9.3
Accessible only in the Guardians of the Rift minigame.
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsBinding necklace.pngMagic Imbue.pngFacilitiesWater Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Guardian essence.pngGuardian essence1N/A
Fire rune.pngFire rune15
Fire talisman.pngFire talisman[r 1]12,015
Total Cost2,020
Steam rune.pngSteam rune1[r 2]81
Polyelemental guardian stone.pngPolyelemental guardian stone1[r 3]N/A
Profit−1,939
  1. ^ Not needed when using Magic Imbue.
  2. ^ 50% chance of success per essence, or
    100% chance of success when wearing a Binding necklace.
  3. ^ Only if successfully crafted a rune.

Fire Altar[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft19 (b)10
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsFire tiara.pngBinding necklace.pngMagic Imbue.pngFacilitiesFire Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Pure essence.pngPure essence11
Water rune.pngWater rune15
Water talisman.pngWater talisman[r 1]1280
Total Cost286
Steam rune.pngSteam rune1[r 2]81
Profit−205
  1. ^ Not needed when using Magic Imbue.
  2. ^ 50% chance of success per essence, or
    100% chance of success when wearing a Binding necklace.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft19 (b)15
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsFire tiara.pngBinding necklace.pngMagic Imbue.pngFacilitiesFire Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Daeyalt essence.pngDaeyalt essence1N/A
Water rune.pngWater rune15
Water talisman.pngWater talisman[r 1]1280
Total Cost285
Steam rune.pngSteam rune1[r 2]81
Profit−204
  1. ^ Not needed when using Magic Imbue.
  2. ^ 50% chance of success per essence, or
    100% chance of success when wearing a Binding necklace.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Runecraft Runecraft27 (nb)10
Accessible only in the Guardians of the Rift minigame.
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
ToolsBinding necklace.pngMagic Imbue.pngFacilitiesFire Altar
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Guardian essence.pngGuardian essence1N/A
Water rune.pngWater rune15
Water talisman.pngWater talisman[r 1]1280
Total Cost285
Steam rune.pngSteam rune1[r 2]81
Polyelemental guardian stone.pngPolyelemental guardian stone1[r 3]N/A
Profit−204
  1. ^ Not needed when using Magic Imbue.
  2. ^ 50% chance of success per essence, or
    100% chance of success when wearing a Binding necklace.
  3. ^ Only if successfully crafted a rune.

Spells requiring both water and fire runes[edit source]

Spell Magic Magic Runes Type Spellbook
Lvl Exp
Ape Atoll Teleport (standard) inventory image Ape Atoll Teleport 64 74 2Fire 2Water 2Law 1Banana Teleport Standard
Bake Pie inventory image Bake Pie 65 60 5Fire 4Water 1Astral Utility Lunar
Humidify inventory image Humidify 68 65 1Fire 3Water 1Astral Utility Lunar
Kourend Castle Teleport inventory image Kourend Castle Teleport 69 82 5Fire 4Water 2Law 2Soul Teleport Standard
Magic Imbue inventory image Magic Imbue 82 86 7Fire 7Water 2Astral Utility Lunar

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Brutal green dragon227 Multicombat.png376/128
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png76/200
Essence impling jarN/A Casket.png41/100
Essence impling42; 52 Hunter icon.png41/100
Killerwatt55 Multicombat.png22/140
Waterfiend115 Multicombat.png40–602/128

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 April 2007
(update)

The item was graphically updated.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Steam rune detail (historical, v1).png
Steam rune detail.png
Steam rune (historical, v1).png
Steam rune.png
13 June 2005 ⁠–
24 April 2007
30 April 2007 ⁠–
present