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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
Value Cash out:
3,000 coins
High alch 3,000 coins
Low alch 2,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 14,314 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 13,439 coins. As a rune bar is currently worth 14,314 coins, each bar represents a profit of 875 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 11,881 coins; the profit/loss for smelting rune bars at the Blast Furnace is 2,433 coins each. Players who use the Superheat Item spell, along with a staff of fire, to smelt rune bars incur a profit/loss of 516 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 12,800 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, 3 or 50 noted rune bars may be rarely obtained from the rare drop table.


Rune bar Rune bar
Smithing-icon-Make-X GE icon
50 XP-14,314
Smithing-icon Smithing level85
P2P icon Members only?No
Runite ore Runite ore110,14310,143
Coal Coal84123,296
Total price13,439

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Beastmaster Durzag200030Common
Ice strykewyrm1061 (noted)Uncommon
Automaton Tracer1151 (noted)Uncommon
Automaton Guardian1151 (noted)Uncommon
Automaton Generator1151 (noted)Uncommon
Kalphite King250040 (noted)Uncommon
Magpie implingN/A (Hunter)2 (noted)Uncommon
Kingly implingN/A (Hunter)10 (noted)Uncommon
Mithril dragon1121–2Rare
Steel dragon1001Uncommon
Rune dragon1273 (noted)Uncommon
Rune dragon1271Always
Elite rune dragon1301Always

Other sourcesEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Rare drop tableN/A1; 50 (noted)Rare

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