Air rune

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Air runes are one of the four basic elemental runes. They are the most basic and most common runes in RuneScape. All players with a Runecrafting level of 1 can craft air runes at the Air Altar west of Varrock. Crafting air runes provides 5 Runecrafting experience per rune essence or pure essence used.

Information[edit | edit source]

Air runes are used in most missile spells as well as most teleportation spells. They are used very often, so players should have a large supply of air runes at hand if practising magic, or an staff of air to have an infinite supply. Air staves can be bought from Zaff's Superior Spellcasting in Varrock or from the Grand Exchange.

Prayer urns (impious, accursed and infernal) can be finished by adding an air rune to them.

Air runes can be combined with water runes to make mist runes, with earth runes to make dust runes, and with fire runes to make smoke runes.

The magic tutor in Lumbridge formerly supplied players with 30 air runes and 30 mind runes, provided that players had no runes in their inventory or bank, and it has been 30 minutes since they last claimed items from either the magic or ranged tutor, though this feature has since been removed. Now, all players can obtain 30 air and mind runes that Aubury of Varrock and Carwen Essencebinder in Burthorpe samples instead; after a half hour, one can re-obtain all 30 air and mind runes.

Instruments that provides unlimited air rune to all players when equipped are: staff of air, air battlestaff, mystic air staff, avernic wand, tower mindspike, mindspike, bat staff, staff of limitless air, and Armadyl battlestaff.

Air runes can sometimes be found inside barrels.

The maximum likely limit for crafting air runes in one air altar visit is 3058. This would be achieved by having 99 Runecrafting (giving a 10x bonus) and carrying 103 essence to craft (23 in the normal inventory, 48 in the 5 sizes of Runecrafting pouch, 20 with an abyssal titan and 12 in the infinity ethereal outfit) and a full set of wicked robes, which grants 175 essence per day (which can be withdrawn from the hood once your inventory is emptied). Whilst wearing an explorer's ring this can be increased, it has a 1 in 10 chance of creating an extra rune per essence. It is possible that a few extra air runes could be gained from the use of the explorer's ring.

Crafting multiple air runes[edit | edit source]

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting GE Price
1x 1 70
2x 11 140
3x 22 210
4x 33 280
5x 44 350
6x 55 420
7x 66 490
8x 77 560
9x 88 630
10x 99 700

Spells[edit | edit source]

Air runes are needed in a large number of spells, as shown in the list below, for this reason many mages will use a staff of air, Caitlin's staff, Mindspike (air),air battlestaff, mystic air staffbat staff or Armadyl battlestaff instead of air runes (in order of accuracy).

Free spells[edit | edit source]

All players can cast these spells.

Member spells[edit | edit source]

Only members can cast these spells:

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The most air runes required for a spell are 30, for the Charge Air Orb spell.