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

Mind runes are a type of non-elemental rune. Mind runes can either be bought from Aubury's Rune Shop in Varrock, created from rune essence through the Runecrafting skill, procured from drops by killing monsters or picked up from spawns on the ground. Mind runes are used for the spells Confuse, Stagger, Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Sapphire) and Monster Examine.

The Mind Altar is located north of Falador, in between the Goblin Village and the Ice Mountain, very near to the Wilderness. Mind runes are craftable at level 1 using the Runecrafting skill. Crafting mind runes provides 5.5 Runecrafting experience per rune or pure essence used (154 xp for a full inventory).

Additionally, Aubury gives away 30 free mind and air runes every 30 minutes.

There is a Falador Task in the hard section to craft 140 Mind runes at the same time.

Crafting multiple mind runes

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting GE Price
1x 1 18
2x 14 36
3x 28 54
4x 42 72
5x 56 90
6x 70 108
7x 84 126
8x 98 144
9x 112* 162


Free-to-play spells

Pay-to-play spells

Respawn locations

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid17Coins 5Coins 300Yes
Aubury's Rune ShopVarrockFree sample-30No
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New Varrock17Zemomark100Yes
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle17Coins 5Coins 1000Yes
Battle RunesWilderness17Coins 5Coins 100Yes
Betty's Magic EmporiumPort Sarim17Coins 5Coins 100No
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes ShopBurthorpeFree sample-30No
Lundail's Arena-side Rune ShopMage arena bank17Coins 5Coins 1000No
Magic Guild Store - Runes and StavesWizards' Guild17Coins 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; 649Uncommon
Al Kharid warriorN/A9Common
Ancient warrior103UnknownCommon
Bandit (Wilderness)N/A2Uncommon
Bandit Brawler112; 1182Uncommon
Black KnightN/A2–9Common
Blood reaverN/A20Uncommon
Cave goblinN/A13–19Uncommon
Chaos druidN/A12Common
Chaos dwarfN/A37Common
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneerN/A37Common
Chaos dwogreN/A37Uncommon
Corpse SpiderN/A12Common
Crawling corpse torsoN/A22Common
Crystal chestN/A200Common
Dagon'hai Monk7710–36Common
Dark warriorN/A2Common
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 3710–18Common
Dorgesh-Kaan Average ChestN/A14Unknown
Drunken manN/A9Uncommon
Dung kalphiteN/A5Common
Essence implingN/A25Common
Essence impling jarN/A25Common
Fire spiritN/A10–40Rare
Ghostly warriorN/A10–40Common
Haakon the ChampionN/A10Uncommon
Hill giantN/A3Common
Ice giantN/A24Common
Imp heraldN/A5Common
Infernal MageN/A18Uncommon
Infernal Mage (elite)8218Uncommon
Lumbridge guard (historical)N/A7–17Rare
Necromancer (monster)3910–18Common
New Varrock guard captain1041–11Uncommon


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  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat update, one mind rune was required per cast for the strike spells. Its examine text was "Used for basic level missile spells."
  • Mind runes used to require level 2 Runecrafting to craft. This was changed in an unknown update prior to March 2012.