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The fire rune is one of the four basic elemental runes. Fire runes can be created from Rune essence or Pure essence through the Runecrafting skill, procured from drops by killing monsters, bought from other players, picked up from spawns on the ground, or can sometimes be found inside barrels.

Fire runes can be created using the Runecrafting skill at level 14 with a Fire talisman or Fire tiara at the Fire altar in Al Kharid, which gives 7 experience per essence used.

Crafting multiple fire runes

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting level GE Price
1x 14 159
2x 35 318
3x 70 477
4x 105* 636


Fire runes often enter the top 3 for most traded items every week in the Grand Exchange. 8.5 billion fire runes were traded in the 180 days leading up to 11 December 2009, and 12.9 billion in the 180 days leading up to 10 August 2010. This averages out to 829 per second, peaking on busy days at over 1650 per second. By 25 August 2010 13.1 billion had been traded in 180 days, which is 842 per second. After a brief dip, this rose again to 13.7 billion over 180 days up until 9 December 2010, 880 per second. It reached its peak in late June 2011, when 2.8 billion fire runes were traded in a mere 7 days, or over 4600 per second.

They are currently sold for 159 coins each on the Grand Exchange, or for 17 coins in stores when there are no fire runes in the player stock.

For a long time, fire runes had a price floor of 9 coins each in the Grand Exchange. Fire runes reached this price floor, and for over a year, they were very difficult to sell in the Grand Exchange, and would buy instantly. However, in September 2009, Jagex changed the price floor from 9 coins each to 5 coins each. Fire runes were then easily both bought and sold on the Grand Exchange.

Following the release of the Polypore staff, the price of fire runes rose due to the popularity of the staff and the fact that it is charged using 15,000 fire runes, using five per cast. This increased the price dramatically and caused some turbulence on the market. However, as of 2018, this trend appears to have declined.


Fire runes are used in a large number of spells, as listed below.

When casting a spell requiring fire runes, the fire rune requirement may be eliminated by wielding a staff that gives infinite fire runes, such as a staff of fire, fire battlestaff, lava battlestaff, mystic fire staff, mystic steam staff, mystic lava staff or mystical staff (discontinued). Staves of fire can be bought from Zaff's Superior Staves! shop in Varrock.

Free spells

All players can cast these spells:

Member spells

Only members can cast these spells:

15,000 fire runes, along with 3000 Polypore spores, are also required to charge the built-in spell of a Polypore staff for 3,000 casts.

Store locations

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Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Al Kharid warrior186Common
Bandit looter421–26Common
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–12Common
Black dragon10050Common
Catablepon53; 5415Common
Cave crawler53; 74; 7812Common
Chaos druid warrior6512Common
Cockroach drone41–11Common
Corpse Spider42Common
Corpse mage218Common
Crystal chestN/A200Common
Dagon'hai Monk7710–36Common
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 3710–18Common
Desert Lizard35; 49; 635–42Common
Dragith Nurn268Common
Elite Dark Mage985–28Common
Essence implingN/A50Common
Essence impling jarN/A50Common
Exiled kalphite paragon8431–89Common
Exiled kalphite soldier8456–85Common
Fire elemental4415Common
Fire spiritN/A2–120Common
Fire wizard254–9Common
Fortress guard (historical)52unknownCommon
Giant Mole (historical)76105Common
Giant ant soldier705–17Common
Green dragon6337Common
Guard18; 25; 352Common
Hill giant4415Common
Imp herald985Common
Infernal Mage7210–18Common
Infernal Mage (elite)8210–18Common
Kalphite Soldier656–60Common
Kalphite Worker5811–20Common
Necromancer (monster)3918Common
Pirate26; 29; 325Common
Pyrefiend61; 63; 67; 9210Common
Rock Crab717Common
Scabaras ranger77unknownCommon
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 702Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)155Common
Skeleton looter42unknownCommon
Tyras guard5837–75Common


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • Jack used a fire and an air rune to make fire in the First Age.
  • The fire rune is one of the most traded items on the Grand Exchange. This is likely because they were dropped in large quantities by a variety of monsters and are commonly used by players training magic.