These items are used in the Runecrafting skill.
A Talisman is attuned to the Runecrafting altar after which it is named. For example, an air talisman is attuned to the air altar. A player can use the talismans to reach the altars via the 'mysterious ruins' found throughout Gielinor. Players cannot use the talismans until they have completed the Rune Mysteries quest, but it is perfectly possible to acquire talismans, from drops or trading, prior to starting the quest. A talisman can be used repeatedly to enter its altar and is never consumed for this. The talisman only grants access to its altar; the player must have the correct Runecrafting level to craft runes there.
Talismans are also used to make combination runes and are consumed in this process.
A talisman can be bound with a tiara, creating an altar-accessing item that is worn on the head rather than carried in inventory. All talismans except the elemental talisman can be bound in this way. When you bind a talisman with a tiara it gives the player quicker access to the altar. (Allowing the player to just left click.)
A talisman can be bound with a runecrafting staff, creating an altar-accessing talisman staff that be wielded rather than carried in inventory. All talismans except the elemental talisman can be bound in this way.
Note that players using the Abyss to reach the runecrafting altars do not require talismans (or other items like a tiara or talisman staff).
Most types of talismans can be purchased from Wizard Elriss in the Runecrafting Guild. Only Runecrafting guild tokens (awarded upon finishing games of The Great Orb Project) can be used to purchase these talismans. Wizard Elriss does not sell death, blood, elemental, or omni-talismans (this one is given upon showing all other talismans). The cost of the F2P talismans are 50 tokens each, the available member talismans cost 125 tokens.
Tiaras are simply an equipable version of talismans, which free up an inventory slot. A player can combine a specific talisman with an ordinary silver tiara to get an 'infused' tiara. To do this, a player must have both objects in their inventory and use either one on the corresponding altar. This action also earns the player some Runecrafting experience, shown in the table below. Additionally, making one of these tiaras does not have a Runecrafting level requirement. All tiaras are tradeable except the omni-tiara. When worn, these tiaras allow a simple left-click 'Enter Mysterious ruins' option to access the altars.
|Release date||12 August 2008 (Update)|
|Alchemy||Cannot be alchemised|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A staff with a talisman on top.|
Talisman staves are made by using a runecrafting staff on an altar with the kind of talisman you want on it. For example, if you want an Air talisman staff you must go to an air altar with the runecrafting staff and air talisman, then use the staff on the altar. A runecrafting staff is sold at the Runecrafting Guild by Wizard Elriss for 10,000 runecrafting guild tokens.
The staff can be equipped in the weapon's slot, allowing players to left click on the altar to get inside, saving an inventory space (although tiaras and wicked hoods do the same). These talisman staves may be used to access the particular altars they represent. Jagex had also said that the staff can also be used for "distracting the eyes in the Abyss to help you sneak past".
With the Evolution of Combat update, all talisman staves are now devoid of combat bonuses. Prior to the update, the staves were often used by 1 Attack pures due to the weapon's lack of Attack requirement and high strength bonus when compared to other available weapons. The law talisman staff was an exception to this however, as it lacked combat bonuses to allow players the opportunity to wield it while visiting the law altar on Entrana.
Adding talismans or imbued tiaras to the wicked hood unlocks its ability to act as a Runecrafting tiara for the purposes of entering the respective altars. Using the elemental talisman and/or the omni-talisman on the hood enables players to enter any altar. It can also teleport users directly to any altar twice a day, as well as produce free runes and essence. Additional pieces of the Wicked set will increase the number of teleports, rune essence and free runes available per day.
The wicked robe top is a reward for creating runes in Runespan. It may be bought from Wizard Finix for 15,000 points. The robes are members only and the top requires a Runecrafting level of 80 to wear. They amplify the power of the wicked hood. Even though it is armour, the wicked robe top can be worn in Entrana.
The wicked robe top adds 25 more pure/rune essence as well as an extra rune withdraw to the wicked hood.
The Wicked legs are a reward for creating runes in Runespan. They may be bought from Wizard Finix for 7,500 points. The robes are members only and require a Runecrafting level of 55 to wear. They amplify the power of the wicked hood. Even though they are armour, wicked legs may be worn in Entrana.
They add 25 more pure/rune essence and +1 runes withdraw charge to the wicked hood.
The Wicked cape is a reward for creating runes in Runespan. It may be bought from Wizard Finix for 2,500 points. The cape is members only and requires a Runecrafting level of 30 to wear. It amplifies the power of the wicked hood. Even though it is armour, the wicked cape can be worn in Entrana. Currently, the wicked cape is the best weight reducing cape item in game with the lowest requirement.
It adds 25 more pure/rune essence and +1 runes withdraw charge to the wicked hood.
The Lesser runic staff is a reward from Runespan. Unlike the other higher versions, the staff cannot be charged. Its purpose is solely for its stats. It requires 30 Magic and 30 Runecrafting to equip. It costs 5,000 points from Runespan.
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The Runic staff is a reward from Runespan. It can hold 500 spell charges and absorb hostile spells. It is the medium version of the staff that can be acquired from runespan. You require 60 Runecrafting and 50 Magic to use this staff.
A player wielding a runic staff
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The Greater runic staff is a reward from Runespan. It costs 25k points and requires 75 Magic and 90 Runecrafting to wield. It can hold spell charges and absorb hostile spells. The greater runic staff currently provides the highest Magic Defence held in the weapon slot at +22. The staff can absorb all elemental spells, as well as all Ancient Magicks. The staff can only be charged with one type of spell at a time, and must be emptied of its current charges in order to switch spells. Emptying the staff will return all the runes to your inventory.
A player wielding a greater runic staff
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Small pouches are bags that can hold three rune essence or pure essence for use in the Runecrafting skill. This item is initially obtained from the Mage of Zamorak, who provides one free small pouch upon completion of the Abyss miniquest. If lost, Mage of Zamorak does not provide players with a replacement; however, the Dark Mage in the Abyss does provide replacements. It is possible to receive a free replacement by contacting the Dark Mage via the NPC Contact spell.
Large pouches are bags that can hold 9 rune essence or pure essence for use in the Runecrafting skill. This item requires level 50 Runecrafting to use and is a members only item. This item is dropped by Abyssal monsters and can be bought from Wizard Korvak in the Runecrafting Guild for 25,000 gold.
Giant pouches are bags that can hold 12 pure essence, for use in the Runecrafting skill. This item requires level 75 Runecrafting to use and boosts will not work. This item is dropped by Abyssal monsters and can be bought from Wizard Korvak in the Runecrafting Guild for 50,000 coins.
Massive pouches are pouches that can hold 18 pure essence, for use in the Runecrafting skill. This item requires level 90 Runecrafting to use and boosts will not work. This item can be bought from Wizard Finix in front of the Runecrafting Guild for 1,000 Runespan points.