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Chaos rune detail

The chaos rune is a rune used for some Curse spells and requires Pure essence to be crafted. Respawning chaos runes can be found in the north-western ground floor room of the Dark Warriors' Fortress in the Wilderness or near the moss giants in the level 40 Wilderness.

Chaos runes can also be made by members through the Runecrafting skill (at least 35 Runecrafting needed) at the Chaos altar at level 9 Wilderness. A chaos talisman, chaos tiara or chaos talisman staff is required to enter. Alternatively, an omni-talisman, omni-tiara, omni-talisman staff or wicked hood may be used. Upon entering, players will find themselves in a complicated maze which they will have to find their way through in order to craft their runes. Another way of entering is through the statue of Saradomin north-east of Varrock and through the Tunnel of Chaos to the portal which requires the talisman or tiara. This is only accessible during or after completing the What Lies Below quest. A player receives 8.5 experience points per chaos rune crafted. A common way to craft chaos runes via the abyss is to go through the rift in the abyss then walk/run back to Edgeville due to the close proximity then start again.

In Dungeoneering, chaos runes can be crafted, although they can only be used in the dungeon and give 0.17 experience per essence. Free players can also craft chaos runes while in Daemonheim.

Crafting multiple chaos runes

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting GE Price
1x 35 152
2x 74 304


Free Spells

Below are the free spells in which chaos runes are needed to cast:

Members Spells

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ancient ranger1031Common
Bandit (Pollnivneach)532Common
Bandit looter428–10Common
Chaos Elemental305250–500Common
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 10110–20Common
Chaos dwogre92; 9820Common
Cockroach worker301–18Common
Crystal chestN/A50Common
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 374–5Common
Essence implingN/A4Common
Essence impling jarN/A4Common
Feral vampyre613Common
Fire elemental442Common
Fire spiritN/A4–20Common
Ghostly warrior6110–20Common
Gnome RestaurantN/A15–27Common
Goblin Raider561Common
Harpie Bug Swarm6315–30Common
Harpie Bug Swarm (elite)7215–30Common
Infested axe1056–15Common
Necromancer (monster)394Common
Otherworldly being634Common
Pirate26; 29; 322Common
Tyras guard5815Common
Vampyre61; 893Common
Vyre corpseN/A7–19Common
Wallasalki79; 84; 911–10Common
Zamorak crafter264Common
Al Kharid warrior182Rare
Bandit (Wilderness)186Rare
Bandit Brawler112; 1186Rare
Black Heather1383Rare
Blood reaver108; 12415Rare
Bronze key blackN/AunknownRare
Bronze key brownN/A12–25Rare
Bronze key crimsonN/A12–15Rare
Bronze key purpleN/AunknownRare
Bronze key redN/A12–28Rare
Donny the Lad1383Rare
Drunken man52Rare
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 442Rare
Goblin1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11; 841Rare
Guard18; 25; 351–2Rare
Hill giant442Rare
Man1; 2; 42Rare

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid140Coins 100Coins 300Yes
Aubury's Rune ShopVarrock140Coins 100Coins 30No
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New Varrock140Zemomark30Yes
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle140Coins 100Coins 300Yes
Battle RunesWilderness140Coins 100Coins 30Yes
Betty's Magic EmporiumPort Sarim140Coins 100Coins 30No
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes ShopBurthorpe140Coins 100Coins 30No
Lundail's Arena-side Rune ShopMage arena bank140Coins 100Coins 300No
Magic Guild Store - Runes and StavesWizards' Guild140Coins 100Coins 300Yes
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreTzHaar City210Tokkul300Yes
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost140Coins 100Coins 300Yes


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • The value of 1 Chaos rune in Investment Credits in Mobilising Armies is 43 Investment Credits.
  • Prior to 26 December 2009, chaos runes cost as much as 190 coins but fell in price after TzHaar shops stopped buying items.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat update, chaos runes were used in bolt spells and various Ancient Magicks spells. After this update, their usage is very limited.
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