For other uses, see Blood rune (disambiguation).
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Blood rune detail

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 77 744


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 411 45.7
Law rune 460 48.4
Death rune 121 12.1
Blood rune 744 70.9
Soul rune 401 35.9

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Air elemental441Rare
Ancient mage10325Uncommon
Angry barbarian spirit1063–10Uncommon
Armoured zombie 42; 46; 84; 86; 913Uncommon
Aviansie89; 92; 9511Uncommon
Bandit (Wilderness)182Rare
Bandit Brawler112; 1182Rare
Berserk barbarian spirit1063–10Uncommon
Black demon9810Uncommon
Black demon (Demon Flash Mobs)11610Uncommon
Black dragon1005–15Uncommon
Bladed muspah15020Common
Blood nihil16030Common
Blood reaver108; 12415Rare
Brine rat494Uncommon
Bronze dragon8615–30Uncommon
Cadarn magus12215Uncommon
Casket (CS Week)N/A75Common
Chaos Elemental305100–300Uncommon
Chest (Rogues' Castle)N/A2–5Uncommon
Colonel Radick232Uncommon
Columbarium keyN/A20Common
Dagannoth (Waterbirth Island)78; 791–10Uncommon
Dagon'hai Monk772Uncommon
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 372–4Rare
Earth elemental441Very rare
Earth warrior782Rare
Earth warrior (elite)882Rare
Elite Black Knight1001–4Rare
Elite Dark Mage981–2Rare
Elite Khazard guard77; 841Rare
Enraged barbarian spirit1063–10Uncommon
Essence implingN/A7Rare
Essence impling jarN/A7Uncommon
Exiled Kalphite Queen356167–500Uncommon
Feral vampyre611–2Uncommon
Fire elemental441Rare
Fire giant855–10Uncommon
Force muspah15020Uncommon
Fortress guard (historical)521Rare
Frost dragon11210Uncommon
Ganodermic beast1128–12Common
Ganodermic runt1123–5Uncommon
Giant Mole (historical)7615Common
Giant ant soldier702Rare
Giant ant worker491–4Rare
Giant frog441Uncommon


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  • 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.