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 14
2x 26 28
3x 52 42
4x 78 56
5x 104* 70


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 MarketApeAtoll17Coins 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
Al Kharid warriorN/A4Common
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–12Common
Big frogN/A12Uncommon
Black KnightN/A10Uncommon
Brine ratN/A10–36Common
Casket (CS Week)N/A150Unknown
Cave bugN/A1–147Common
Cave crawlerN/A9Uncommon
Cave goblinN/A4Uncommon
Cave slimeN/A5Uncommon
Chaos druidN/A9Common
Chaos druid warriorN/A9Common
Cockroach workerN/A1–22Common
Colonel RadickN/A4Uncommon
Corpse SpiderN/A2Common
Corpse archerN/A6Uncommon
Corpse mageN/A8Uncommon
Crawling corpse torsoN/A4Uncommon
Crystal chestN/A200Common
Dagon'hai MonkN/A10–36Common
Dark warriorN/A1Common
Dark wizardN/A10–36Common
Dragith NurnN/A8Uncommon
Druid (historical)N/A25–27Unknown
Druidess (historical)N/A1–27Unknown
Drunken manN/A4Uncommon
Dung kalphiteN/A5Common
Earth elementalN/A15Common
Earth elementalN/A20Uncommon
Earth implingN/A32Common
Earth impling jarN/A32Common
Earth warriorN/A12–60Common
Earth warrior (elite)8812–60Common
Earth wizardN/A5–10Common
Elite Khazard guardN/A4–10Common
Exiled kalphite soldierN/A30–81Uncommon
Experiment No.2N/A3–19Uncommon
Feral vampyreN/A4Uncommon
Fortress guard (historical)52UnknownCommon
Giant ant soldierN/A10Uncommon
Giant ant workerN/A1–9Common
Giant rock crabN/A1–40Common
Giant spiderN/A4Uncommon
Gnome (monster)N/A1Common
Gnome childN/A1Common


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  • 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.