This article is about the rune. For other uses, see Earth rune (disambiguation).
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Earth rune detail

The earth rune is one of the four basic elemental runes. Earth runes can be used for spells such as the Earth spells in the standard spellbook, and Shadow spells in the Ancient Magicks spellbook. Earth runes can be substituted by a staff of earth, earth battlestaff, lava battlestaff, mud battlestaff, dust rune, mud rune, or lava rune.

These may be crafted at level 9 using an Earth talisman at the Earth Altar north-east of Varrock, conveniently close to its east bank or even from the Rune Essence mine at Aubury's rune shop, south of said bank. Crafting earth runes yields 6.5 experience per essence, or a total of 182 experience per inventory. An explorer's ring may be used to craft extra runes, with an additional 6.5 experience granted per rune. Players can obtain earth runecrafting gloves from the Fist of Guthix minigame for 75 tokens. When these gloves are worn, the player gains more experience as they craft earth runes. They are also sold at Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock and Betty's Magic Emporium in Port Sarim, as well as many other places in the members areas.

They are also a common drop from many monsters, with larger numbers from the dark wizards at the stone circle south of Varrock. Mountain trolls drop these runes frequently as well, and in high quantities, often yielding 45 runes at a time.

They can sometimes be found inside barrels.

Crafting multiple earth runes

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting GE Price
1x 9 19
2x 26 38
3x 52 57
4x 78 76
5x 104* 95


Free-to-play spells

All players can cast these spells.

Members spells

Only members can cast these spells:

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid17Coins 5Coins 300Yes
Aubury's Rune ShopVarrock17Coins 5Coins 300No
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New VarrockFree sample-15Yes
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Battle RunesWilderness17Coins 5Coins 100Yes
Betty's Magic EmporiumPort Sarim17Coins 5Coins 300No
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes ShopBurthorpe17Coins 5Coins 300No
Lundail's Arena-side Rune ShopMage arena bank17Coins 5Coins 1000No
Magic Guild Store - Runes and StavesWizards' Guild17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Tutab's Magical MarketApe Atoll17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreTzHaar City26Tokkul1000Yes
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Afflicted60; 61; 63; 644Uncommon
Al Kharid warrior184Common
Barbarian 28; 302–5Uncommon
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–12Common
Big frog3612Uncommon
Black Knight30; 3310Uncommon
Brine rat4910–36Common
Casket (CS Week)N/A150Unknown
Cave bug8; 121–147Common
Cave crawler53; 74; 789Uncommon
Cave goblin14Uncommon
Cave slime265Uncommon
Chaos druid329Common
Chaos druid warrior659Common
Cockroach worker301–22Common
Colonel Radick234Uncommon
Corpse Spider42Common
Corpse archer186Uncommon
Corpse mage218Uncommon
Crawling corpse torso94Uncommon
Crystal chestN/A200Common
Dagon'hai Monk7710–36Common
Dark warrior161Common
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 3710–36Common
Dragith Nurn268Uncommon
Druid (historical)3325–27Unknown
Druidess (historical)261–27Unknown
Drunken man54Uncommon
Dung kalphiteN/A5Common
Earth elemental4415Common
Earth elemental4420Uncommon
Earth implingN/A32Common
Earth warrior7812–60Common
Earth warrior (elite)8812–60Common
Earth wizard225–10Common
Elite Khazard guard77; 844–10Common
Exiled kalphite soldier8430–81Uncommon
Experiment No.2643–19Uncommon
Feral vampyre614Uncommon
Fortress guard (historical)52UnknownCommon
Giant ant soldier7010Uncommon
Giant ant worker491–9Common
Giant rock crab951–40Common
Giant spider2; 33; 394Uncommon
Gnome (monster)42; 43; 441Common
Gnome child11Common
Gnome woman421Common


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • The most earth runes required for a spell are 30, for the Charge Earth Orb spell.
  • One earth rune is equivalent to 6 Investment Credits in Mobilising Armies.