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Rune bar detail

A rune bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by smelting a runite ore and 8 pieces of coal in a furnace, requiring 85 Smithing and granting 50 Smithing experience. Outside of Daemonheim, it is the highest level bar in the game.

At any anvil, players can smith rune bars into various rune weapons and armour, granting 75 Smithing experience per bar used. A list of items that may be produced from rune bars, the Smithing levels required to produce them, and other information may be found here.

The best high alchemy return for smithed rune items is obtained from the Rune 2h sword, Rune platelegs and Rune plateskirt, each giving 38,400 coins or 12,800 per bar, and requiring level 99 Smithing. A lower level alternative is the Rune sword which gives 12,480 coins from a single bar at level 89. All high alchemy return amounts are listed here.

Three rune bars may also be obtained as a random reward from the crystal chest, or dwarf traders. Additionally, 3 or 50 noted rune bars may be rarely obtained from the rare drop table.


Rune bar Rune bar
Smithing level Smithing 85
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 75 XP
Equipment 5.85 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 47.2 XP
Equipment 3.681 XP
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Rune bar Rune bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
50 XP-13,788
Smithing Smithing level85
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Runite oreRunite ore111,96811,968
Total price13,056

Cost analysis

Assuming all materials are purchased on the Grand Exchange, the cost to produce a rune bar is 13,056 coins. As a rune bar is currently worth 13,788 coins, each bar represents a profit of 732 coins. Smelting rune bars at the Blast Furnace reduces the cost per bar to 12,512 coins, a profit of 1,276 coins. Using Superheat Item to smelt, along with a staff of fire represents a profit of 290 coins.


Item Skill Materials
Junk refiner Junk refiner22 Invention
Kinetic cyclone Kinetic cyclone70 Invention
Off-hand rune battleaxe Off-hand rune battleaxe95 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune claw Off-hand rune claw98 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune dagger Off-hand rune dagger85 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune knife Off-hand rune knife92 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword91 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune mace Off-hand rune mace87 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune scimitar Off-hand rune scimitar90 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune sword Off-hand rune sword89 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune throwing axe Off-hand rune throwing axe92 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Off-hand rune warhammer Off-hand rune warhammer94 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Oldak coil Oldak coil70 Invention
Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword99 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Rune arrowheads 5 Rune arrowheads90 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe95 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody96 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Rune claw Rune claw98 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Rune dagger Rune dagger85 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune dart tip Rune dart tip89 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune full helm Rune full helm92 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Rune hasta Rune hasta90 Smithing
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet86 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune helm Rune helm88 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield97 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Rune knife Rune knife92 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune longsword Rune longsword91 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Rune mace Rune mace87 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune nails Rune nails89 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe90 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Rune platebody Rune platebody99 Smithing
  • 5 × Rune bar
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs99 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt99 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar90 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Rune spear Rune spear90 Smithing
Rune sq shield Rune sq shield93 Smithing
  • 2 × Rune bar
Rune sword Rune sword89 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe92 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer94 Smithing
  • 3 × Rune bar
Runite limbs Runite limbs91 Smithing
  • 1 × Rune bar

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Adamant dragonN/A2Common
Automaton GeneratorN/A1Uncommon
Automaton GuardianN/A1Uncommon
Automaton TracerN/A1Uncommon
Avaryss, the Unceasing10009–11Uncommon
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A7Uncommon
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A2Unknown
Beastmaster Durzag200026–51Common
Bronze dragonN/A1Rare
Columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
Commander ZilyanaN/A4–6Common
Crystal chestN/A3Common
Demon Flash MobN/A4Uncommon
Demon bossN/A4Uncommon
Elite rune dragon1301Always
Elite rune dragon1303Common
Ferocious barbarian spiritN/A1Very rare
Glowing crackerN/A5Common
Ice strykewyrmN/A1Common
Iron dragonN/A1Rare
Kalphite KingN/A40Uncommon
King Black DragonN/A2Uncommon
Kingly implingN/A10Uncommon
Legio PrimusN/A4Uncommon
Legio QuartusN/A4Uncommon
Legio QuintusN/A4Uncommon
Legio SecundusN/A4Uncommon
Legio SextusN/A4Uncommon
Legio TertiusN/A4Uncommon
Magpie implingN/A2Uncommon
Mithril dragonN/A1–2Uncommon
Nex: Angel of Death700041–50Common
Nex: Angel of Death70009–16Uncommon
Ninja implingN/A4Rare
Ogre statueN/A1Rare
Ork statueN/A1–2Very rare
Rare drop tableN/A3Uncommon
Rare drop tableN/A45–55Uncommon
Rune dragonN/A3Common
Rune dragonN/A1Always
Shiny columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
Solak2000; 700070–85Uncommon
Spirit implingN/A1Unknown
Steel dragonN/A1Uncommon
Telos, the Warden200030–601Varies
The Magister8998Uncommon
Vyre corpseN/A1Uncommon


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