Training[edit | edit source]
1-15: The Ascent of Arceuus[edit | edit source]
The Ascent of Arceuus awards 2,500 Runecrafting experience once completed. This will get you from level 1 to 15 Runecrafting.
The quest requires 20% favour, which can only be gained by finding books in the library, and the experience reward for finding books is very low at low levels. However, it is possible to obtain the first 8 Books of arcane knowledge, hold onto them during the quest, and read them after the quest is complete for more experience.
1+ : Arceuus Library[edit | edit source]
From level 1 Runecraft up to level 77 Runecraft, the only way to train the skill is by finding texts in the Arceuus Library and turning them in for Books of arcane knowledge. Each Book of arcane knowledge can be exchanged for the player's current Runecraft level times 20 in experience. The fastest way to earn Books of knowledge is by finding various books around the library for Sam, Professor Gracklebone or Villia.
The location of the books moves around the library periodically, but with good planning and knowledge of the library's patterns, it is possible to find and turn in 150 or more books per hour. Training exclusively through the Arceuus Library, it would take 1167 Books of arcane knowledge to reach level 77 Runecraft, or 7530 Books of arcane knowledge to reach level 99. The exact experience rate will vary depending on the player's Runecraft level and the speed at which they find each book within the library.
You can use the Arceuus Library Books Calculator to determine how many books you need to reach your target level or XP.
77+ : Blood Runecrafting[edit | edit source]
With level 77 Runecraft, level 38 Mining, level 38 Crafting, and 100% Arceuus favour, the player can craft Blood runes from Dense essence blocks. This is an excellent way to get Blood runes for high-level Magic training and combat, and is a much more relaxed way to train Runecraft compared to finding books at the Arceuus Library. Players can expect up to 200k Runecraft experience per hour, assuming they are running throughout the entire process. It would require making 31,696 Blood runes to reach level 90 Runecraft from level 77, which would take about 20 hours to do. Reaching level 99 Runecraft solely through Blood runecrafting would yield 94,648 Blood runes, and would take about 58 hours.
Training Runecraft by making Blood runes also gives a small amount of Mining and Crafting experience, along with the aforementioned Runecraft experience. For every 100k Runecraft experience earned by making Blood runes, the player should expect about 12k Mining experience and 16k Crafting experience as well.
90+ : Soul Runecrafting[edit | edit source]
At level 90 Runecraft, players can move from crafting Blood runes to crafting Soul runes. Soul runes are less useful for Magic combat, but are required for most Arceuus spells, including all mid-level and high-level reanimation spells for Prayer training. Players can expect up to 240k Runecraft experience per hour, assuming they are running throughout the entire process. To reach level 99 Runecraft through making Soul runes alone would take about 32 hours, and would yield over 50,000 Soul runes.
Training Runecraft by making Soul runes also gives a small amount of Mining and Crafting experience, along with the aforementioned Runecraft experience. For every 100k Runecraft experience earned by making Soul runes, the player should expect about 10k Mining experience and 13k Crafting experience as well.