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Mud runes are combination runes. They count as two separate runes: one Water rune and one Earth rune. Thus, any spell requiring one Water rune, one Earth rune or both will spend only one Mud rune.

Mud runes are also ground to make Ground mud runes, a secondary ingredient for Extreme magic potions, which accounts for their relatively high value. Grinding the rune awards the player with 1 Herblore experience.

Mud runes are also used in the quest The Eyes of Glouphrie.

Runecrafting Mud runes

At Runecrafting level 13 or higher, they can be crafted using talismans. Omni-talisman, wicked hood, or tiara may NOT be used in place of talismans.

Note: For the combining to work you must click one of the already made runes onto the altar (e.g. click a water rune on the Earth Altar).

Players receive 9.3 experience for combining Earth runes at the Water Altar and 9.5 for combining water runes at the Earth Altar.

Combinations have a 50% success rate (or 100%, if the player is wearing a binding necklace), and the talisman is consumed in the process. One talisman will convert all pure essence in the inventory.

A talisman isn't required if the Lunar spell Magic imbue has been cast recently.


Members may purchase mud runes from Mage Training Arena north of Duel Arena (unlimited stock; trade minigame points).


Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Living rock patriarch9550Always
Acheron mammoth13520–40Common
Ancient mage10315Common
Ancient ranger1031Common
Ivory Gromblod (cursed)826Common
Ivory Shredflesh (cursed)826Common
Living rock protector923–8Common
Living rock striker923–8Common
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair)45; 70; 71; 72; 77; 793Rare
Blood reaver108; 12415Uncommon
Cadarn magus12215Uncommon
Essence implingN/A4Uncommon
Essence impling jarN/A4Uncommon
Ivory Bre'egth (cursed)826Uncommon
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 703Uncommon
Zombie (Tarn's Lair)72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 853Uncommon
Ancient warrior10315Unknown
Dung kalphiteN/AunknownUnknown


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • As with all combination runes, the highest number needed for a spell is 30, for the Charge Orb spell series.
  • The Mud runes inventory icon, along with the other combination runes, was unaffected by the update on 9 June 2010. The other runes were altered slightly.
  • The value of 1 Mud rune in Investment Credits in Mobilising Armies is 7 Investment Credits.
  • You can easily find multiple mud runes lying around in the Living Rock Caverns from other players' training.