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Nature rune detail

Nature runes are runes that are used for transmutation and binding spells. Members with a Runecrafting skill of 44 or greater can craft nature runes from Pure Essence at the Nature altar. Members with 91 or greater Runecrafting will always craft two nature runes per essence; those with between 44 and 90 Runecrafting have a chance at crafting either one or two nature runes per pure essence, with the probability of two increasing with each Runecrafting level. Crafting nature runes yields 9 Runecrafting experience per essence (or 18 experience at the Ourania rune altar).

Nature runes are one of the seven most traded items in the Grand Exchange because of the frequency of High Level Alchemy and Superheat spells.

Price / Experience comparison
Grand Exchange price GP / Exp
(per essence)
Nature rune 369 41
Law rune 229 24.1
Death rune 155 15.5
Blood rune 401 38.2

SpellsEdit

Along with fire runes (or a staff of fire), nature runes may be used to cast Low Alchemy or High Alchemy spells to convert items to set amounts of coins, and to cast Superheat Item spell to smelt ores into bars without a furnace which gives magic and smithing experience. High Alchemy is the most common use of nature runes as it grants high experience for training without danger of death and damage.

Along with earth runes and water runes (or a mud staff, or an earth- or water- rune supplying staff plus the other rune), nature runes may be used to cast bones to bananas and bones to peaches spells, which convert all carried bones up to big bones into bananas or peaches, respectively. The latter is members-only. Also natures may be used to immobilise a target using the bind, snare or entangle spells, the last two of which are members only.

Nature runes are also used in the Plank make spell in the Lunar spellbook.

Spells that require a small amount of elemental runes, or no elemental, can use a Nature Staff instead to save nature runes 10% of the time. Remote Farm can greatly benefit from this as opposed to using an elemental staff.

In an update on 3 October 2011, the high level alchemy value was changed from 223 coins to 74; and the low level alchemy value was changed from 148 coins to 49. This was due to many players using the High Alchemy spell to convert the nature runes into coins as it yielded a very slight profit, granting easy magic experience for very little cost.

Free spellsEdit

All players can cast the following spells:

Member spellsEdit

Members can also cast following spells:

AcquiringEdit

RunecraftingEdit

Crafting Nature runes is Members only. The teleport to the Graahk hunter area on Karamja offers a very fast way to make Nature runes. This can be accessed by left-clicking 'interact' on the Spirit Graahk, then clicking "Teleport". After teleporting, it takes about 30 seconds to reach the Nature altar, which is a lot faster than the average time it takes to reach the nature altar using the Abyss. With four Runecrafting pouches, complete trips to the Nature altar can be done in under 60 seconds, allowing over 3000 pure essence to be crafted into nature runes per hour. With Massive pouches, you can expect to use around 4260 pure essence per hour. Each Spirit Graahk lasts 49.5 minutes before a new pouch is needed. An alternate method is to use the Fairy ring network (code C•K•R for Karamja near the altar).

The fastest method for crafting Nature runes is using Karamja Gloves 4 and an abyssal Titan familiar. With the Karamja Gloves 4 equipped use the teleport option to teleport below the gem mining area and climb up the ladder. Go to the north and use the agility shortcut underneath the fence. Then run to the Nature altar and teleport back to a bank using a different teleport item. One trip using this method takes the same amount of time as the spirit Graahk method. This allows you to be able to use the Abyssal Titan familiar to hold an extra 20 pure essence every trip. By using 4 pouches and an Abyssal Titan you can hold 74 pure essence at once. Each trip takes about 1 minute so you can craft about 4440 essence per hour.

SpawnsEdit

There is a lava-surrounded island in high level Wilderness, south east of the demonic ruins, where 2 nature runes may be telegrabbed from a spawn. Each telegrab yields 1 nature rune.

Furthermore, there are also some located on an island near the rock crabs by Rellekka that can be telegrabbed.

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ali's Discount Wares372Coins 250Coins 300Yes
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)372Zemomark10Yes
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop372Coins 250Coins 300Yes
Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop372Coins 250Coins 300Yes
Magic Guild Store - Runes and Staves372Coins 250Coins 300Yes

Change in alchemy valueEdit

In an update on 3 October 2011, the high level alchemy value was changed from 223 coins to 74; and the low level alchemy value was changed from 148 coins to 49. This was done because the Grand Exchange price of nature runes dropped under 111 GP. From below this price, Nature runes could be alched for a small profit. Example: 2 x 111 = 222 GP = 1 GP profit.

On 4 October 2011, Mod Mat K explained the change:

Yesterday we made a small but necessary update to the high alchemy value of nature runes. The price of the nature runes was at a level where it was possible to buy them and alch them for a profit. This obviously had an impact on other items you would commonly alch for a profit and meant that as soon as you reached level 55 in Magic you could buy a few nature runes, alch them and then use the profits to buy more.

Effectively this meant that you could level all the way up to 200 million XP in magic for no cost (in fact for a profit) which is not how the skill is intended to work.

To maintain the value of having level 99 magic and the value of commonly alched items (such as Yew longbows or Mithril platebodies) we felt this quick solution was necessary.

 
— Mod Mat K

This effectively removed the floor on the price of nature runes, reducing it to 37 coins.

DisassemblyEdit

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Dropping monsters Edit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Air elemental442Common
Ancient ranger1031–2Uncommon
Ancient warrior103UnknownUncommon
Armoured zombie 42; 46; 84; 86; 913Uncommon
Arrg771–7Uncommon
Aviansie89; 92; 959Uncommon
Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp)542Uncommon
Bandit (Pollnivneach)532Uncommon
Bandit (Wilderness)182Uncommon
Bandit Brawler 112; 1182Uncommon
Bandit looter421–5Uncommon
Big frog364Uncommon
Black Guard 42; 472Uncommon
Black Heather1383Rare
Black Knight30; 336Rare
Black dragon10067–79Very rare
Black key blackN/AUnknownUncommon
Black key brownN/AUnknownUncommon
Black key crimsonN/AUnknownUncommon
Black key purpleN/AUnknownUncommon
Black key redN/AUnknownUncommon
Blue dragon7415Uncommon
Bronze dragon8667Uncommon
Cave bug8; 121–8Uncommon
Cave crawler53; 74; 783Common
Cave crawler53; 74; 783Uncommon
Cave horror773–6Common
Cave horror (elite)863–6Common
Chaos druid323Uncommon
Chaos druid warrior653Uncommon
Chaos dwarf 28; 47; 1019–18Uncommon
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 1019Uncommon
Chaos dwogre92; 9818Common
Cockatrice442–6Common
Cockroach worker301–2Uncommon
Colonel Radick232Unknown
ColumbariumN/A8–15Common
Columbarium keyN/A8–15Common
Crystal chestN/A50Always
Cyclops57; 63; 68; 912–3Rare
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island)78; 791–12Uncommon
Dagon'hai Monk774Common
Dark warrior163Rare
Dark wizardN/A2–5Uncommon
Desert Lizard 35; 49; 635Common
Donny the Lad1384Rare
Dwarf9; 20; 56; 642Rare
Earth elemental442Unknown
Earth warrior783–6Common
Earth warrior (elite)883–6Common
ElfN/A3Common
Elf warrior84; 8912Uncommon
Elite Dark Mage981–6Rare
Essence implingN/A13Rare
Essence impling jarN/A13Uncommon
Experiment No.2643–5Uncommon
Ferocious jadinko1123Unknown
Fire elemental442Uncommon
Fire giant852Uncommon
Former vampyreN/A10Rare
Fortress guard52UnknownUncommon
Giant ant soldier702–14Common
Giant ant worker491–15Common
Giant frog441–9Common
Gnoeals702–3Rare
Gnome RestaurantN/A9–15Common
Goblin1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7; 10; 11; 841Rare
Green dragon6315–75Common
Grotworm635–10Uncommon
Guard18; 25; 351Rare
Guthix wizard126; 13328–30Uncommon

TriviaEdit

  • In RuneScape Classic, the icon of a nature rune resembles a tree much more, with the top part being more ridged.

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