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Rune bar detail

A rune bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by smelting a runite ore and 8 pieces of coal in a furnace, requiring 85 Smithing and granting 50 Smithing 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. 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.

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
Smithing level 85
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 75 XP
Tool XP 5.85 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 50 XP
Tool XP 3.9 XP
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Rune bar Rune bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
50 XP-13,955
Smithing Smithing level85
P2P icon Members only?No
Runite oreRunite ore111,13711,137
Total price12,569

Cost analysisEdit

Assuming all materials are purchased on the Grand Exchange, the cost to produce a rune bar is 12,569 coins. As a rune bar is currently worth 13,955 coins, each bar represents a profit of 1,386 coins. Smelting rune bars at the Blast Furnace reduces the cost per bar to 11,853 coins, a profit of 2,102 coins. Using Superheat Item to smelt, along with a staff of fire represents a profit of 986 coins.


Item Skill Materials
Junk refiner Junk refiner22 Invention
Kinetic cyclone Kinetic cyclone70 Invention
Oldak coil Oldak coil70 Invention

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Adamant dragon1162Common
Automaton Generator 84; 1151Uncommon
Automaton Guardian 84; 1151Uncommon
Automaton Tracer 84; 1151Uncommon
Avaryss, the Unceasing10009–11Uncommon
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A7Uncommon
Beastmaster Durzag200026–51Common
Bronze dragon861Rare
Columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
Commander Zilyana5964–6Common
Crystal chestN/A3Always
Demon boss2004Uncommon
Elite rune dragon1301Always
Elite rune dragon1303Common
Ferocious barbarian spirit1061Very rare
Glowing crackerN/A5Common
Ice strykewyrm1061Common
Iron dragon981Rare
Kalphite King250040Uncommon
King Black Dragon2762Uncommon
Kingly implingN/A10Uncommon
Legio Primus3044Uncommon
Legio Quartus3044Uncommon
Legio Quintus3044Uncommon
Legio Secundus3044Uncommon
Legio Sextus3044Uncommon
Legio Tertius3044Uncommon
Magpie implingN/A2Uncommon
Mithril dragon1121–2Uncommon
Nex: Angel of Death700041–50Common
Nex: Angel of Death70009–16Uncommon
Ninja implingN/A4Rare
Ogre statue751Rare
Ork statue711–2Very rare
Rare drop tableN/A45–55Uncommon
Rare drop tableN/A3Uncommon
Rune dragon1273Common
Rune dragon1271Always
Shiny columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
Spirit implingN/A1Unknown
Steel dragon1001–3Uncommon
Telos, the Warden200030–159Varies
Vyre corpseN/A1Uncommon
WildyWyrm (historical)3821–15Uncommon


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