For other uses, see Blood rune (disambiguation).
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Blood runes are a members-only rune used in the Magic skill to cast Ancient Magicks and Lunar spells, and enchant Ruby bolts (e). Blood runes can be crafted at the Blood Altar using pure essence, requiring level 77 Runecrafting and completion of Legacy of Seergaze. They give 10.5 Runecrafting experience each. If the Morytania legs 2 or better are worn, players have a 10% chance of receiving a second blood rune per essence.

Blood runes are dropped by a large range of monsters, such as Fire giants, Aviansies, and Shadow warriors. They may be stolen from the chest in the Chaos Druid Tower, purchased from magic store owners, such as the Mage of Zamorak, or received as a fairly common loot from the Barrows chest. There is also a respawn point near the Demonic Ruins in the Wilderness.

Blood runes are used to recharge the Blood amulet of fury, Brawler's blood necklace, Farsight blood necklace, and Arcane blood necklace.

The value of 1 Blood rune in Mobilising Armies is 111 Investment Credits.

Crafting multiple blood runes

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting GE Price
1x 77 678


Blood runes are needed for certain combat spells and as well as some non-combat spells. Below is a list of spells in which Blood runes are used, as well as their respective spellbooks.

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid550Coins 250Coins 100Yes
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New Varrock550Zemomark10Yes
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle550Coins 250Coins 100Yes
Battle RunesWilderness550Coins 250Coins 100Yes
Magic Guild Store - Runes and StavesWizards' Guild550Coins 250Coins 100Yes

Price to XP comparison

Grand Exchange price GP/XP
(per essence)
Nature rune 405 45
Law rune 570 60
Death rune 232 23.2
Blood rune 678 64.6
Soul rune 1,345 35.9

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Living rock patriarch9550Always
Bladed muspah15020Common
Blood nihil16030Common
Casket (CS Week)N/A75Common
Chewed bonesN/A4–7Common
Columbarium keyN/A20Common
Ganodermic beast1128–12Common
Giant Mole (historical)7615Common
Gold keyN/A19–55Common
Ice strykewyrm10615Common
Ice troll84; 892–5Common
Kal'gerion demon12660–75Common
Kalphite Queen33350–150Common
King Black Dragon27630–50Common
Locust lancer771–7Common
Locust rider755Common
Muddy chestN/A20Common
Necromancer (monster)397Common
Ripper DemonN/A36–47Common
Scabaras lancer777Common
Security casket (CS Week)N/A75Common
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A19–55Common
Shadow warrior652Common
Shiny columbarium keyN/A20Common
Slasher Demon13820–30Common
Throwing muspah15020Common
Vampyre Juvinate58; 61; 63; 846Common
Vyre corpseN/A7–13Common
Vyrewatch49; 70; 72; 75; 78; 86; 91; 9710–15Common
WildyWyrm (historical)38250–100Common
Zamorak crafter264Common
Air elemental441Rare
Bandit (Wilderness)182Rare
Bandit Brawler112; 1182Rare
Blood reaver108; 12415Rare
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 372–4Rare
Earth warrior782Rare
Earth warrior (elite)882Rare
Elite Black Knight1001–4Rare
Elite Dark Mage981–2Rare
Elite Khazard guard77; 841Rare
Essence implingN/A7Rare
Fire elemental441Rare


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • Before the release of Legacy of Seergaze on 22 April 2008, it was not possible to craft blood runes by any means other than the Ourania altar.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat update, blood runes were used in high-level combat spells in the standard spellbook. The removal of their usage in these spells caused a fall in their price but it has since more than recovered.
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