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Rune bar
Rune bar
Release date 13 August 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? No
Stackable? No
High Alch 3,000 coins
Low Alch 2,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 14,426 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine It's a bar of rune.
Weight 1.814 kg
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A rune bar is a bar of refined runite ore. It can be created at 85 Smithing skill by smelting 1 runite ore and 8 pieces of coal in a furnace granting 50 experience. Outside of Daemonheim, it is the highest level bar in the game.

At any anvil, players can smith rune bars into various rune weapons and armour, granting 75 Smithing experience per bar used. When smelted and smithed, a rune bar produces 125 Smithing experience in total. A list of items that may be produced from rune bars, the Smithing levels required to produce them, and other information may be found here. Aside from its uses in Smithing, a rune bar is a tertiary ingredient for a rune minotaur pouch. As such, it may be received from a box of summoning ingredients.

Assuming all materials are purchased on the Grand Exchange, the cost to produce a rune bar is 13,382 coins. As a rune bar is currently worth 14,426 coins, each bar represents a profit/loss of 1,044 coins. Smelting rune bars at the Blast Furnace, which reduces the required number of coal per bar by 50%, reduces the cost per bar to 12,584 coins; the profit/loss for smelting rune bars at the Blast Furnace is 1,842 coins each. Players who use the Superheat Item spell, along with a staff of fire, to smelt rune bars incur a profit/loss of 738 coins.

The best high alchemy return for smithed rune items is obtained from the Rune 2h sword, Rune platelegs and Rune plateskirt, each giving 38,400 coins or 12800 per bar, and requiring level 99 smithing. A lower level alternative is the Rune sword which gives 12,480 coins from a single bar at level 89.

Three rune bars may also be obtained as a random reward from the crystal chest, or dwarf traders. Additionally, 1, 50, or 150 noted rune bars may be rarely obtained from the rare drop table.


Rune bar Rune bar
Smithing-icon Make-X store icon Make-X GE icon Make-X alchemy icon -
50 xp 1,500 14,426 3,000 -
Smithing Smithing level 85
P2P icon Members only? No
Item Quantity Price Total
Runite ore Runite ore 1 11,606 11,606
Coal Coal 8 222 1,776
Total price 13,382

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Rare drop table N/A (RDT) 1, 50, 150 (noted) 4Rare
Abyssal demon 140 1 4Rare
Ice strykewyrm 152 1 (noted) 3Uncommon
Automaton Tracer 165 1 (noted) 3Uncommon
Automaton Guardian 165 1 (noted) 3Uncommon
Automaton Generator 165 1 (noted) 3Uncommon
Airut 175 1 3Uncommon
Mithril dragon 178 1–2 4Rare
Kalphite King 230 40 (noted) 3Uncommon


Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Magpie Impling 65 (Hunter) 2 (noted) 3Uncommon
Kingly Impling 91 (Hunter) 10 (noted) 4Rare

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