Water rune

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The Water rune is one of the 4 basic elemental runes that are used in a variety of spells. They are sold at all magic shops, including Aubury's Rune Shop and Betty's Magic Emporium. A staff of water, water battlestaff, mud battlestaff, mist battlestaff, or Kodai wand can also be equipped to provide unlimited water runes. Water runes are used in conjunction with body runes and earth runes to cast the Confuse, Weaken, and Curse spells, often regarded as an inexpensive source of Magic experience.

Players with at least 5 Runecraft can craft their own water runes by using a rune essence or a pure essence with the water altar, south of Lumbridge in the swamps, earning 6 Runecraft experience each. Each essence yields one water rune, two at level 19, three at level 38, four at level 57, five at level 76, and six at level 95. Water runes are also commonly dropped by many monsters around the world.

They can also be purchased from the Nightmare Zone, using 25 reward points.

Spells requiring water runes[edit source]

Icon Spell Level Runes Exp Category Spell Group Notes
Confuse.png Confuse 3 2Earth 3Water 1Body 13 Combat Standard Reduces the target's Attack level by 5%.
Water Strike.png Water Strike 5 1Air 1Water 1Mind 7.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 4 damage per cast.
Lvl-1 Enchant.png Lvl-1 Enchant 7 1Water 1Cosmic 17.5 Enchantment Standard Enchants sapphire jewellery.
Sapphire bolts 5.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Sapphire) 7 1Water 1Cosmic 1Mind 17 Enchantment Standard Enchants sapphire tipped bolts.
Weaken.png Weaken 11 2Earth 3Water 1Body 21 Combat Standard Reduces the target's Strength level by 5%.
Bones to Bananas.png Bones to Bananas 15 2Earth 2Water 1Nature 25 Skilling Standard Converts all bones in the inventory into bananas.
Draynor Manor Teleport.png Draynor Manor Teleport 17 1Earth 1Water 1Law 16 Teleport Arceuus Teleports the caster to the Draynor Manor.
Curse.png Curse 19 3Earth 2Water 1Body 29 Combat Standard Reduces the target's Defence level by 5%.
Bind.png Bind 20 3Earth 3Water 2Nature 30 Combat Standard Prevents target from moving for 5 seconds.
Water Bolt.png Water Bolt 23 2Air 2Water 1Chaos 16.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 10 damage per cast.
Pearl bolts 5.png Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Pearl) 24 2Water 1Cosmic 29 Enchantment Standard Enchants pearl tipped bolts.
Falador Teleport.png Falador Teleport 37 3Air 1Water 1Law 47 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Falador, next to the statue of Saradomin.
Water Blast.png Water Blast 47 3Air 3Water 1Death 28.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 14 damage per cast.
Snare.png Snare 50 4Earth 4Water 3Nature 60 Combat Standard Maximum of 3 damage per cast. Prevents target from moving for 10 seconds.
Ardougne Teleport.png Ardougne Teleport 51 2Water 2Law 61 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the marketplace in East Ardougne in the centre of the square. Completion of the Plague City quest is required to use this spell.
Charge Water Orb.png Charge Water Orb 56 30Water 3Cosmic 66 Enchantment Standard When cast at the obelisk of Water, this spell turns an unpowered orb into a water orb.
Ice Rush.png Ice Rush 58 2Water 2Chaos 2Death 34 Combat Ancient Maximum of 17 damage per cast. Freezes the target for 5 seconds.
Bones to Peaches.png Bones to Peaches 60 4Earth 4Water 2Nature 35.5 Skilling Standard Converts all bones in the inventory to peaches. Players must unlock this spell at the Mage Training Arena before using it.
Ape Atoll Teleport (standard).png Ape Atoll Teleport 64 2Fire 2Water 2Law 1Banana 74 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to Ape Atoll. The Awowogei portion of Recipe for Disaster is required to use this spell.
Water Wave.png Water Wave 65 5Air 7Water 1Blood 37.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 18 damage per cast.
Bake Pie.png Bake Pie 65 5Fire 4Water 1Astral 60 Skilling Lunar Bakes all uncooked pies in the caster's inventory. One set of runes is required for each pie.
Vulnerability.png Vulnerability 66 5Earth 5Water 1Soul 76 Combat Standard Reduces the target's Defence level by 10%.
Lvl-5 Enchant.png Lvl-5 Enchant 68 15Earth 15Water 1Cosmic 78 Enchantment Standard Enchants dragonstone jewellery.
Humidify.png Humidify 68 1Fire 3Water 1Astral 65 Skilling Lunar Fills all empty water-carrying vessels (such as vials and buckets) in the caster's inventory with water, excluding some quest-specific vessels.
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.
Lassar Teleport.png Lassar Teleport 72 4Water 2Law 82 Teleport Ancient Teleports the caster to the top of Ice Mountain.
Waterbirth Teleport.png Waterbirth Teleport 72 1Water 2Astral 1Law 71 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster to Waterbirth Island.
Tele Group Waterbirth.png Tele Group Waterbirth 73 5Water 2Astral 1Law 72 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster, along with up to 4 other players (who have Accept Aid on), to Waterbirth Island.
Enfeeble.png Enfeeble 73 8Earth 8Water 1Soul 83 Combat Standard Lowers the target's Strength level by 10%.
Khazard Teleport.png Khazard Teleport 78 4Water 2Astral 2Law 80 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster to Port Khazard.
Tele Group Khazard.png Tele Group Khazard 79 8Water 2Astral 2Law 81 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster, along with up to 4 other players (who have Accept Aid on), to Port Khazard.
Entangle.png Entangle 79 5Earth 5Water 4Nature 70 Combat Standard Maximum of 5 damage per cast. Prevents target from moving for 15 seconds.
Stun.png Stun 80 12Earth 12Water 1Soul 90 Combat Standard Reduces the target's Attack level by 10%.
String Jewellery.png String Jewellery 80 10Earth 5Water 2Astral 83 Skilling Lunar Strings all unstrung amulets in the caster's inventory.
Stat Restore Pot Share.png Stat Restore Pot Share 81 10Earth 10Water 2Astral 84 Combat Lunar Each target (up to 4 other players) receives a dose of a restoration potion (such as a prayer potion) from the caster's inventory.
Magic Imbue.png Magic Imbue 82 7Fire 7Water 2Astral 86 Skilling Lunar Allows combination of runes without the need for a talisman for a short time.
Teleother Falador.png Teleother Falador 82 12Earth 12Water 1Soul 92 Teleport Standard Teleports another player (who has Accept Aid switched on) to Falador.
Ice Blitz.png Ice Blitz 82 3Water 2Blood 2Death 46 Combat Ancient Maximum of 26 damage per cast. Freezes target for 15 seconds.
Boost Potion Share.png Boost Potion Share 84 12Earth 10Water 3Astral 88 Combat Lunar Has the same effect as Stat Restore Pot Share, except with a potion that boosts a stat (such as a strength potion).
Fishing Guild Teleport.png Fishing Guild Teleport 85 10Water 3Astral 3Law 89 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster to the Fishing Guild.
Tele Group Fishing Guild.png Tele Group Fishing Guild 86 14Water 3Astral 3Law 90 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster, along with up to 4 other players (who have Accept Aid turned on) to the Fishing Guild.
Catherby Teleport.png Catherby Teleport 87 10Water 3Astral 3Law 92 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster to Catherby.
Tele Group Catherby.png Tele Group Catherby 88 15Water 3Astral 3Law 93 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster, and up to 4 other players (who have Accept Aid on), to Catherby.
Ice Plateau Teleport.png Ice Plateau Teleport 89 8Water 3Astral 3Law 96 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster to the Ice Plateau in level 53 Wilderness.
Recharge Dragonstone.png Recharge Dragonstone 89 4Water 1Astral 1Soul 97.5 Skilling Lunar Recharges the player's dragonstone jewellery. Requires completion of the hard Fremennik Diary.
Tele Group Ice Plateau.png Tele Group Ice Plateau 90 16Water 3Astral 3Law 99 Teleport Lunar Teleports the caster, along with up to 4 other players (who have Accept Aid on), to the Ice Plateau in level 53 Wilderness.
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.
Ghorrock Teleport.png Ghorrock Teleport 96 8Water 2Law 106 Teleport Ancient Teleports the caster to Ice Plateau in the Wilderness.

Item spawns[edit | edit source]

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemSkillsMaterials
px Amulet of bounty
  • 7 Magic
px Amulet of glory
  • 68 Magic
px Amulet of magic
  • 7 Magic
px Ardougne teleport (tablet)
  • 51 Magic
px Bones to bananas (tablet)
  • 15 Magic
px Bones to peaches (tablet)
  • 60 Magic
px Bracelet of clay
  • 7 Magic
px Combat bracelet
  • 68 Magic
px Dodgy necklace
  • 7 Magic
px Draynor manor teleport (tablet)
  • 17 Magic
px Enchant dragonstone
  • 68 Magic
px Enchant sapphire or opal
  • 7 Magic
px Expeditious bracelet
  • 7 Magic
px Falador teleport (tablet)
  • 37 Magic
px Games necklace(8)
  • 7 Magic
px Greater magical balance
  • 77 Construction
px Lesser magical balance
  • 37 Construction
px Medium balance
  • 57 Construction
px Pearl bolts (e) × 10
  • 24 Magic
px Pearl dragon bolts (e) × 10
  • 24 Magic
px Polar habitat
  • 67 Construction
px Ring of pursuit
  • 7 Magic
px Ring of recoil
  • 7 Magic
px Ring of wealth
  • 68 Magic
px Rune case
  • 41 Construction
  • 14 Runecraft
px Sapphire bolts (e) × 10
  • 7 Magic
px Sapphire dragon bolts (e) × 10
  • 7 Magic
px Skills necklace
  • 68 Magic
px Water orb
  • 56 Magic

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Aviansie69–148 Multicombat.png3013/128
Bandit Level 130130 Multicombat.png113/128
Bandit22; 130 Multicombat.png93/128
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Casket.png1–11Common
Basilisk61 Multicombat.png758/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Big frog Level 2424 Multicombat.png12Common
Black Heather34 Multicombat.png303/128
Black Knight Titan120; 210 Multicombat.png73/128
Blue dragon111 Multicombat.png758/128
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png103/128
Brine rat70 Multicombat.png182/128
Catablepon49; 64; 68 Multicombat.png76/101
Cave bug Level 9696 Multicombat.png5–148Common
Cave bug Level 66 Multicombat.png85/128
Cave goblin (monster)3 Multicombat.png66/128
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png1510/200
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png3010/200
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png7510/200
Cave slime23 Multicombat.png155/128
Chaos dwarf48 Multicombat.png101/128
Chest (Dorgesh-Kaan Average)52 Thieving icon.png10–19Common
Cockathrice89 Multicombat.png22/128
Cockatrice37 Multicombat.png22/128
Crystal chestN/A Casket.png5012/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Cyclops Level 5656 Multicombat.png73/128
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island) Level 9090 Multicombat.png1010/128
Dagannoth spawn42 Multicombat.png310/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Dagannoth74; 92 Multicombat.png154/128
Dark warrior Level 145145 Multicombat.png122/128
Dark warrior8; 145 Multicombat.png32/128
Dark wizard Level 2222 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 2323 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 2020 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 77 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 1111 Multicombat.png103/128
Dark wizard Level 77 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 1111 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2222 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2323 Multicombat.png182/128
Dark wizard Level 2020 Multicombat.png182/128
Deranged archaeologist276 Multicombat.png1006/128
Donny the lad34 Multicombat.png303/128
Druid33 Multicombat.png92/128
Elf Archer90 Multicombat.png708/128
Elf Warrior108 Multicombat.png708/128
Essence impling jar Hunter icon.png301/10
This content is present in Twisted League. Essence impling42 Hunter icon.png301/10
Experiment No.2109 Multicombat.png11Uncommon
Giant Rock Crab137 Multicombat.png1–4010/128
Giant Sea Snake149 Multicombat.png152/128
Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)80 Multicombat.png18Uncommon
Goblin guard42 Multicombat.png66/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Goblin2–25 Multicombat.png66/128
Green dragon Level 7979 Multicombat.png758/128
Guard (Prifddinas)108 Multicombat.png708/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Hill Giant28 Multicombat.png73/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Hobgoblin28; 42; 47 Multicombat.png22/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Hobgoblin28; 42; 47 Multicombat.png22/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Hydra194 Multicombat.png70–909/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Ice giant Level 5353 Multicombat.png121/128
Ice troll120; 121; 123; 124 Multicombat.png651/128
Icefiend13; 18 Multicombat.png1–54/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png103/128
Infernal Mage66 Multicombat.png182/128
Iorwerth Archer90 Multicombat.png708/128
Iorwerth Warrior108 Multicombat.png708/128
Kalphite Worker28 Multicombat.png22/128
This content is present in Twisted League. King Sand Crab107 Multicombat.png1–4010/128
Kraken291 Multicombat.png40010/128
Lobstrosity68 Multicombat.png1008/118
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png504/123
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png103/128
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png182/128
Mogre60 Multicombat.png144/128
Mogre60 Multicombat.png54/128
Mogre60 Multicombat.png74/128
Molanisk51 Multicombat.png1–1410/128
Monstrous basilisk135 Multicombat.png758/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Mugger6 Multicombat.png62/128
Necromancer26 Multicombat.png103/128
Necromancer26 Multicombat.png182/128
Ogress Shaman82 Multicombat.png10–205/116
Ogress Warrior82 Multicombat.png10–205/116
Outlaw32 Multicombat.png62/128
Paladin62 Multicombat.png3013/128
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png200–3001/27
Reward casket (beginner)N/A Casket.png15–351/44.73
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (easy)N/A Casket.png30–501/36
This content is present in Twisted League. Reward casket (medium)N/A Casket.png50–1001/34.1
Rock lobster127 Multicombat.png1–2010/128
Salarin the twisted70 Multicombat.png125/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png1262/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Saradomin wizard108 Multicombat.png423/128
Sea Snake Hatchling62 Multicombat.png152/128
Sea Snake Young90 Multicombat.png152/128
Sir Carl62 Multicombat.png3013/128
Sir Harry62 Multicombat.png3013/128
Sir Jerro62 Multicombat.png3013/128
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png1504/128
Skeletal miner42 Multicombat.png93/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Skeleton (Shayzien Crypts)132 Multicombat.png20Common
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Level 42 Multicombat.png45/128
Skeleton fremennik40; 50; 60 Multicombat.png203/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Skeleton21–85 Multicombat.png93/128
Sorebones57 Multicombat.png231/128
Speedy Keith34 Multicombat.png303/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png158/128
Spiritual mage120; 121; 123 Multicombat.png507/128
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png504/123
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png504/123
This content is present in Twisted League. Temple Spider75 Multicombat.png30–505/100
Terror dog Level 100100 Multicombat.png758/128
Terror dog Level 110110 Multicombat.png758/128
Tortured soul59 Multicombat.png66/128
Tutab's Magical Market65 Thieving icon.png1Unknown
TzHaar-Mej (monster)103 Multicombat.png25Uncommon
Wallasalki98 Multicombat.png1–1010/128
Water elemental34 Multicombat.png151/9.294
Water elemental34 Multicombat.png201/46.931
Water wizard13 Multicombat.png5–1019/20
Waterfiend115 Multicombat.png1Always
Waterfiend115 Multicombat.png1506/128
White Knight36; 38; 39; 42 Multicombat.png25–303/128
White Knight36; 38; 39; 42 Multicombat.png30–353/128
White Knight36; 38; 39; 42 Multicombat.png35–403/128
White Knight36; 38; 39; 42 Multicombat.png40–473/128
Wise Old Man tasksN/A Casket.png2–50Common
Wizard9 Multicombat.png122/128
Wizard9 Multicombat.png53/128
Zamorak crafter19 Multicombat.png5Common
Zamorak mage82; 84 Multicombat.png62/50
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png1262/128
Zamorak wizard65 Multicombat.png423/128
This content is present in Twisted League. Zombie (Shayzien Crypts)132 Multicombat.png20Common
Zombie (Tarn's Lair) Level 4040 Multicombat.png45/128
Zombie pirate57 Multicombat.png171/128
Zombie pirate57 Multicombat.png231/128
Zombie swab55 Multicombat.png171/128

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationNumber
in stock
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
Members?
Betty's Magic Emporium.Port Sarim5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Magic Guild Store (Runes and Staves)Wizards' Guild5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Thyria's WaresThis content is present in Twisted League. Arceuus5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop.Lunar Isle5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop.Mage Arena200Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Amlodd's Magical SuppliesPrifddinas5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness1,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop.Varrock5,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Free-to-play icon.png
Tutab's Magical MarketApe Atoll1,000Coins 4.png 4Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Regath's WaresThis content is present in Twisted League. Arceuus500Coins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
Ali's Discount Wares. (runes)Al Kharid20Coins 5.png 5Coins 2.png 2Member icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness100Coins 5.png 5Coins 1.png 1Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune Store (Karamja gloves)Mor Ul Rek5,000Tokkul 5.png 5Tokkul 1.png 1Member icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreMor Ul Rek5,000Tokkul 5.png 6Tokkul 1.png 0Member icon.png
Dom Onion's Reward ShopYanille25N/AMember icon.png

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