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The earth rune is one of the four basic elemental runes. Earth runes can be used for spells such as the Earth spells in the standard spellbook, and Shadow spells in the Ancient Magicks spellbook. Earth runes can be substituted by a staff of earth, earth battlestaff, lava battlestaff, mud battlestaff, dust rune, mud rune, or lava rune.

These may be crafted at level 9 using an Earth talisman at the Earth Altar north-east of Varrock, conveniently close to its east bank or even from the Rune Essence mine at Aubury's rune shop, south of said bank. Crafting earth runes yields 6.5 experience per essence, or a total of 182 experience per inventory. An explorer's ring may be used to craft extra runes, with an additional 6.5 experience granted per rune. Players can obtain earth runecrafting gloves from the Fist of Guthix minigame for 75 tokens. When these gloves are worn, the player gains more experience as they craft earth runes. They are also sold at Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock and Betty's Magic Emporium in Port Sarim, as well as many other places in the members areas.

They are also a common drop from many monsters, with larger numbers from the dark wizards at the stone circle south of Varrock. Mountain trolls drop these runes frequently as well, and in high quantities, often yielding 45 runes at a time.

They can sometimes be found inside barrels.


Free-to-play spellsEdit

All players can cast these spells.

Members spellsEdit

Only members can cast these spells:

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ali's Discount Wares17Coins 5Coins 300Yes
Aubury's Rune Shop17Coins 5Coins 300No
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)Free sample-15Yes
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Battle Runes17Coins 5Coins 100Yes
Betty's Magic Emporium17Coins 5Coins 300No
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes Shop17Coins 5Coins 300No
Freebie mage weapons shopFree sample-10000Yes
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Magic Guild Store - Runes and Staves17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Tutab's Magical Market17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune Store26tokkul1000Yes
Void Knight Magic Store17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes


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Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Afflicted60; 61; 63; 644Uncommon
Al Kharid warrior184Common
Barbarian 28; 302–5Uncommon
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–12Common
Big frog3612Uncommon
Black Knight30; 3310Uncommon
Brine rat4910–36Common
Cave bug8; 121–147Common
Cave crawler53; 74; 789–10Common
Cave crawler53; 74; 789Uncommon
Cave goblin14Uncommon
Cave slime265Uncommon
Chaos druid329Common
Chaos druid warrior659Common
Cockroach worker301–22Common
Columbarium keyN/A62–122Common
Corpse Spider42Common
Corpse archer186Common
Corpse mage218Common
Crawling corpse torso94Common
Crystal chestN/A200Always
Dagannoth Prime30322–85Uncommon
Dagon'hai Monk7710–36Common
Dark warrior161Common
Dark wizardN/A10–36Common
Dragith Nurn268Common
Druid (historical)3325–27Unknown
Druidess (historical)331–27Unknown
Drunken man54Uncommon
Dung kalphiteN/A5Common
Earth elemental4415–20Uncommon
Earth implingN/A32Common
Earth warrior7812–60Common
Earth warrior (elite)8812–60Common
Earth wizard225–10Common
Elite Khazard guard77; 844–10Common
Exiled kalphite paragon8473Uncommon
Exiled kalphite soldier8430–81Uncommon
Experiment No.2643Uncommon
Feral vampyre614Uncommon
Fortress guard52UnknownCommon
Giant ant soldier7010Uncommon
Giant ant worker491–9Common
Giant rock crab951–40Common
Giant spider2; 33; 394Uncommon
Gnome (monster)60; 62; 641Common
Gnome child11Common


  • The most earth runes required for a spell are 30, for the Charge Earth Orb spell.
  • One earth rune is equivalent to 6 Investment Credits in Mobilising Armies.

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