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Steam rune detail

Steam runes are combination runes. They can be used as one fire rune and one water rune. Thus, any spell requiring one fire rune, one water rune or both will spend only one steam rune.

Runecrafting Steam Runes

At Runecrafting level 19 or higher, they can be crafted in either of two ways:

Tiaras can't be used in place of talismans while crafting combination runes. Players receive 10 experience for combining water runes at the Fire Altar and 9.5 for combining fire runes at the Water 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 (unless the player uses the Lunar spell Magic Imbue).



Dropping monsters

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.



  • As with all combination runes, the most amount needed for a spell is 30, for the Charge Orb spell series.
  • This is one of the combination runes released with the Abyss update.
  • The value of 1 steam rune in Investment Credits in Mobilising Armies is 7 Investment Credits.
  • The steam rune's inventory icon, along with the other combination runes, was unaffected by the update on 9 June 2010. The other runes were slightly twisted.
Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Brutal green dragon22737Uncommon
Waterfiend115; 1343–10Uncommon
Skeletal hand803Rare
Zombie hand903Rare
Ice warrior572Very rare
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