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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 a luminite in a furnace, requiring 50 Smithing and granting 10 Smithing experience.

At any anvil, players can smith rune bars into various rune weapons and armour, granting 240 Smithing experience per bar used. Since the Mining and Smithing rework on 7 January, 2019, all rune items can be made at level 50.

Since the Mining and Smithing rework, when high alchemy is cast, the bar gives 250 coins. Equipment, however, gives 500 coins times the number of bars used to make. 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 50
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 240 XP
Equipment 18.72 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 10 XP
Equipment 0.78 XP
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Cost analysis

Assuming all materials are purchased on the Grand Exchange, the cost to produce a rune bar is 2,315 coins. As a rune bar is currently worth 2,985 coins, each bar represents a profit of 670 coins. Smelting rune bars at the Blast Furnace reduces the cost per bar to 1,867 coins, a profit of 1,118 coins. Using Superheat Item to smelt, along with a staff of fire represents a profit of 265 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
Elite rune dragon1301Always
Rune dragon1271Always
Adamant dragon1162Common
Beastmaster Durzag200026–51Common
Commander Zilyana5964–6Common
Crystal chestN/A3Common
Elite rune dragon1303Common
Glowing crackerN/A5Common
Ice strykewyrm1061Common
Nex: Angel of Death700041–50Common
Rune dragon1273Common
Bronze dragon861Rare
Iron dragon981Rare
Ninja implingN/A4Rare
Ogre statue751Rare
Automaton Generator84; 1151Uncommon
Automaton Guardian84; 1151Uncommon
Automaton Tracer84; 1151Uncommon
Avaryss, the Unceasing10009–11Uncommon
Barbarian Assault/RewardsN/A7Uncommon
Columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
Demon Flash MobN/A4Uncommon
Demon boss2004Uncommon
Kalphite King250040Uncommon
King Black Dragon2762Uncommon
Kingly implingN/A10Uncommon
Legio Primus3044Uncommon
Legio Quartus3044Uncommon
Legio Quintus3044Uncommon
Legio Secundus3044Uncommon
Legio Sextus3044Uncommon
Legio Tertius3044Uncommon
Magpie implingN/A2Uncommon
Mithril dragon1121–2Uncommon
Nex: Angel of Death70009–16Uncommon
Rare drop tableN/A3Uncommon
Rare drop tableN/A45–55Uncommon
Shiny columbarium keyN/A1Uncommon
Solak2000; 700070–85Uncommon
Steel dragon1001Uncommon
Vyre corpseN/A1Uncommon


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