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Fire rune detail

The fire rune is one of the four basic elemental runes. Fire runes can be created from Rune essence or Pure essence through the Runecrafting skill, procured from drops by killing monsters, bought from other players, picked up from spawns on the ground, or can sometimes be found inside barrels. Fire giants are among the monsters that drop fire runes often and in large quantities.

Fire runes can be created using the Runecrafting skill at level 14 with a Fire talisman or Fire tiara at the Fire altar in Al-Kharid, which gives 7 experience per essence used.


In the 180 days leading up to 11 December 2009, 8.5 billion fire runes were traded in the Grand Exchange, and 12.9 billion in the 180 days leading up to 10 August 2010. This averages out to 829 per second, peaking on busy days at over 1650 per second. By 25 August 2010 13.1 billion had been traded in 180 days, which is 842 per second. After a brief dip, this rose again to 13.7 billion over 180 days up until 9 December 2010, 880 per second. It reached its peak in late June 2011, when 2.8 billion fire runes were traded in a mere 7 days, or over 4600 per second.

They are currently sold for 89 coins each in the Grand Exchange, or for 17 coins in stores when there are no fire runes in the player stock.

For a long time, fire runes had a price floor of 9 coins each in the Grand Exchange. Fire runes reached this price floor, and for over a year, they were very difficult to sell in the Grand Exchange, and would buy instantly. However, in September 2009, Jagex changed the price floor from 9 coins each to 5 coins each. Fire runes were then easily both bought and sold on the Grand Exchange.

Following the release of the Polypore staff, the price of fire runes rose due to the popularity of the staff and the fact that it is charged using 15,000 fire runes, using five per cast. This increased the price dramatically and caused some turbulence on the market.

Fire runes often enter the top 3 for most traded items every week.


Fire runes are used in a large number of spells, as listed below.

When casting a spell requiring fire runes, the fire rune requirement may be eliminated by wielding a staff that gives infinite fire runes, such as a staff of fire, fire battlestaff, lava battlestaff, mystic fire staff, mystic steam staff or mystic lava staff. Staves of fire can be bought from Zaff's Superior Staves! shop in Varrock.

Free spellsEdit

All players can cast these spells:

Member spellsEdit

Only members can cast these spells:

15,000 fire runes, along with 3000 Polypore spores, are also required to charge the built-in spell of a Polypore Staff for 3,000 casts.

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

Dropping MonstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Al Kharid warriorN/A6Common
Bandit looterN/A1–26Common
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–12Common
Black Knight TitanN/A15Unknown
Black dragonN/A50Common
Blue dragonN/A37Uncommon
Bronze dragonN/A50–150Uncommon
Brutish jadinkoN/A4Uncommon
Casket (CS Week)N/A150Unknown
Cave bugN/A1–91Uncommon
Cave crawlerN/A12Common
Chaos druid warriorN/A12Common
Cockroach droneN/A1–11Common
Colonel RadickN/A6Rare
Corpse SpiderN/A2Common
Corpse archerN/A6Uncommon
Corpse mageN/A8Common
Crafting crate (small)N/A66Unknown
Crawling corpse torsoN/A4Uncommon
Crystal chestN/A200Always
Cyclops57; 63; 68; 9115Rare
Dagon'hai MonkN/A10–36Common
Dark wizardN/A10–18Common
Desert LizardN/A5–42Common
Dragith NurnN/A8Common
Druid (historical)339Unknown
Druidess (historical)339Unknown
Drunken manN/A6Uncommon
Earth warriorN/A6Very rare
Earth warrior (elite)N/A6Very rare
Elf warriorN/A37Uncommon
Elite Dark MageN/A5–28Common
Elite Khazard guardN/A4–10Uncommon
Essence implingN/A50Common
Essence impling jarN/A50Uncommon
Exiled kalphite paragonN/AUnknownUncommon
Exiled kalphite soldierN/A56–85Common
Fire elementalN/A10–20Common
Fire giantN/A20Rare
Fire spiritN/A2–120Common
Fire wizardN/A4–9Common
Fortress guard (historical)N/AUnknownCommon


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  • Jack used a fire and an air rune to make fire in the First Age.
  • The fire rune is one of the most traded items on the Grand Exchange. This is likely because they are dropped in large quantities by a variety of monsters and are commonly used by players training magic.

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