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This article is about the rune. For other uses, see Mind rune (disambiguation).
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Mind rune
Mind rune
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable Yes
Value 17 coins
High alch 10 coins
Low alch 6 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 17 coins
Exchange price 15 coins (info)
Buy limit 25,000
Examine A basic level catalytic rune.
Weight 0 kg
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Mind rune detail

Mind runes are a type of non-elemental rune. Mind runes can either be bought from Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock, created from rune essence through the Runecrafting skill, procured from drops by killing monsters or picked up from spawns on the ground. Mind runes are used for the spells Confuse and Stagger along with enchanting sapphire bolts.

With the introduction of the Wicked Pouch, Mind runes can fully charge a pouch with Runic Energy for only about 50,000, which is cheaper than filling it with many other alternative runes, exceeded only in price per charge by the Soul Rune. However, mind runes are arguably easier to obtain given their commonness.

The mind altar is located north of Falador, in between the Goblin Village and the Ice Mountain, very near to the Wilderness. Mind runes are craftable at level 1 using the Runecrafting skill. Crafting mind runes provides 5.5 Runecrafting experience per rune or pure essence used (154 xp for a full inventory).

Additionally, Aubury gives away 30 free mind and air runes every 30 minutes.

There is a Falador Task in the hard section to craft 140 Mind runes at the same time.


Free-to-play spellsEdit

Pay-to-play spellsEdit

Respawn locationsEdit

Store stocksEdit

Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Aubury's Rune Shop17Coins 5Coins 300No
Betty's Magic Emporium17Coins 5Coins 300No
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes Shop17Coins 5Coins 300No
Ali's Discount Wares17Coins 5Coins 300Yes
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Magic Guild Store - Runes and Staves17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Tutab's Magical Market17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Void Knight Magic Store17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Battle Runes[1]17Coins 5Coins 100Yes
  1. ^ The Mage of Zamorak who sells the runes initially only stocks 100, but this is changed to 1,000 after completion of the Abyss miniquest.


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?0.1
Item quantity required ?50
Base junk chance ?98.9%
Total materials received ?8
Possible materials
Magic parts Magic parts
Crafted parts Crafted parts
Powerful components Powerful components

Dropping monstersEdit

Levels 1 to 24Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Warped cockroach18Common
Crawling corpse torso722Common
Cockroach drone88Common
Warped rat923Common
Al-Kharid warrior99Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)1132Common
Corpse mage1540Common
Chaos druid1312Common
Corpse spider312Common
Dragith Nurn2040Common
Warped fly516Uncommon
Goblin (monster)1–252–19Uncommon
Barbarian9–174; 5Uncommon
Corpse archer1333Uncommon
Zombie13; 18; 22; 245–7Uncommon
Skoblin14; 1533Uncommon
Skeleton mage161Uncommon
Warped bat1233Rare

Levels 25 to 49Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Chaos dwarf4837Common
Hill giant283Uncommon

Levels 50 and aboveEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ice giant7424Common
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer10037Common
Skeleton mage837Common
Infernal mage6618Uncommon
Chaos dwogre11737Uncommon
Spiritual mage120–1235Uncommon
Cyclops56; 76; 812–3Rare
Ice warrior7824Rare


  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat update, one mind rune was required per cast for the strike spells. Its examine text was "Used for basic level missile spells."
  • Mind runes used to require level 2 Runecrafting to craft, this was changed in an unknown update before March 2012.

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