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"Chaos" redirects here. For other uses, see Chaos (disambiguation).
This article is about the rune. For other uses, see Chaos rune (disambiguation).
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Chaos rune
Chaos rune
Release date 24 May 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable Yes
Value 140 coins
High alch 84 coins
Low alch 56 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 140 coins
Exchange price 96 coins (info)
Buy limit 25,000
Examine A medium level catalytic rune.
Weight 0 kg
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The Chaos rune is a rune used for some Curse spells. Respawning chaos runes can be found in the north-western ground floor room of the Dark Warriors' Fortress in the Wilderness or near the moss giants in the level 40 Wilderness.

Chaos runes can also be made by members through the Runecrafting skill (at least 35 runecrafting needed) at the Chaos altar at level 9 Wilderness. You must have a Chaos talisman, Chaos tiara or a Chaos talisman staff to enter. Alternatively, an Omni-talisman, Omni-tiara, Omni-talisman staff or Wicked Hood may be used. Upon entering, players will find themselves in a complicated maze which they will have to find their way through in order to craft their runes. Another way of entering is through the statue of Saradomin north-east of Varrock and through the Tunnel of Chaos to the portal which requires the talisman or tiara. This is only accessible during or after completing the What Lies Below quest. A player receives 8.5 experience points per chaos rune crafted. A common way to craft chaos runes via the abyss is to go through the rift in the abyss then walk/run back to Edgeville due to the close proximity then start again.

In Dungeoneering, chaos runes can be crafted, although they can only be used in the dungeon and give 0.17 experience per essence only. Free players can also craft chaos runes while in Daemonheim.


Free SpellsEdit

Below are the free spells in which chaos runes are needed to cast:

Members SpellsEdit

Store locationsEdit

Players may purchase chaos runes for 140 coins from:


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?1
Item quantity required ?50
Base junk chance ?61.5%
Total materials received ?8
Possible materials
Magic parts Magic parts
Crafted parts Crafted parts
Powerful components Powerful components

Dropping MonstersEdit

Levels 1 to 49Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Dark wizard7; 20; 22; 234; 5Common
Harpie bug swarm3315–30Common
Infested axe4111Common

Levels 50 to 99Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Lesser demon827; 12–13; 24Uncommon
Fire giant865Uncommon
Hill giant642Rare

Levels 100+Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Fungal mage12015–40Common
Mighty banshee13017–23Uncommon
Black demon14010Common
Chaos Elemental138250–2,500Common
Dark beast18210Common
Grifolapine20056–80; 100Uncommon

Other sources Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barrows chestN/A1–773Common


  • The value of 1 Chaos rune in Investment Credits in Mobilising Armies is 43 Investment Credits.
  • Before the chaos rune cost as much as 190 gp but it fell harshly after the update on the 26th of December, 2009, which no longer allowed players to sell runes to TzHaar shops, decreasing the demand for the Chaos Rune.
  • When on the ground, the ring around the "face" is yellow, but in your inventory it is a darker orange.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat update, Chaos Runes were used in bolt spells and various Ancient Magicks spells. After this update, their usage is very limited.
  • Chaos runes sell to the General Store for 42 GP.

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