Banite ore

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Banite ore', known to the fremennik as Flesh of Jormungor, is an ore which can be obtained by mining Banite rocks, requiring level 80 Mining. 2 banite ores can be smelted in a furnace to form a Bane bar. Banite ore can be mined north of the Azure Skillchompas Hunter Area. It can also be mined in level 54 Wilderness. Players who have completed Ritual of the Mahjarrat, Hero's Welcome or the Elite Fremennik Tasks can access additional mines at the Glacor Cave, Tarshak's sanctum and the Jatizso Mine respectively.

The fastest way to access the Glacor Cave mine is by using the Master quest cape teleport which will bring one to the entrance of the cave. The bane ore mine is located through the energy barrier to the east. Alternatively, using the fairy ring transportation system will bring one to the heart of the cave; the fairy ring code is DKQ.

Mining[edit | edit source]

Banite ore.png Banite ore
Mining levelMining-icon.png 80Critical Hit Chance
SourceBanite rock20%30%
CoreYes check.svgMining-icon.png 81-
Stone SpiritBanite stone spirit.png BaniteRockertunity Multiplier
GeodeIgneous geode.png Igneousx5x6
Rock statsMining-icon.png 88-
Durability1700Double Ore Chance
Multiplier0.82Mining-icon.png 82Mining-icon.png 86
Base Ore1Geode Chance
Varrock armour 1.pngVarrock armour 2.pngVarrock armour 3.pngVarrock armour 4.png10%15%
X mark.svgX mark.svgX mark.svgYes check.svgMining-icon.png 83-

Mine locations[edit | edit source]

Usage[edit | edit source]

At 80 Smithing, players can smelt 2 banite ore into a bane bar, used to make bane equipment.

The ore can be enchanted with the Tune Bane Ore Lunar spell (requires 87 Magic,2Astral4Earth) after completing Ritual of the Mahjarrat, which attunes it to a certain type of creature. This is outlined in the table below.

After that it can be smelted into bane bar corresponding to its attunement, using any furnace (which requires 80 Smithing), then smithed on the anvils on Kethsi (80 Smithing for arrowheads and bolts), and then finally fletched into arrows (76 Fletching required) or bolts (80 Fletching and 82 Smithing required). Bolts made from bane ore are made 50 at a time, rather than the usual 10.

The projectiles also require high level equipment to fire from. Arrows can be fired from Magic bows and up and bolts from Rune crossbows and up.

Item used Ore created Ammunition made Effective against
Image Name Image Name Image Name
Abyssal head (stuffed).png Abyssal head
Abyssal head (stuffed)
Abyssal demon head (mounted)*
Abyssalbanite ore.png Abyssalbane ore Abyssalbane bolt 5.png
Abyssalbane arrow 5.png
Abyssalbane bolt
Abyssalbane arrow
Abyssal demons
Basilisk head (stuffed).png Basilisk head
Basilisk head (stuffed)
Basilisk head (mounted)*
Basiliskbanite ore.png Basiliskbane ore Basiliskbane bolt 5.png
Basiliskbane arrow 5.png
Basiliskbane bolt
Basiliskbane arrow
Dragon bones.png
Baby dragon bones.png
Blue dragon scale.png
Green dragonhide.png
Blue dragonhide.png
Red dragonhide.png
Black dragonhide.png
Royal dragonhide.png
King black dragon head (stuffed).png
Dragon bones
Baby dragon bones
Blue dragon scale
Green dragonhide
Blue dragonhide
Red dragonhide
Black dragonhide
Royal Dragonhide
King black dragon head
King black dragon head (stuffed)
King black dragon head (mounted)*
Dragonbanite ore.png Dragonbane ore Dragonbane bolt 5.png
Dragonbane arrow 5.png
Dragonbane bolt
Dragonbane arrow
Skull piece.png
Fibula piece.png
Ribcage piece.png
Skull piece
Fibula piece
Ribcage piece
Wallasalkibanite ore.png Wallasalkibane ore Wallasalkibane bolt 5.png
Wallasalkibane arrow 5.png
Wallasalkibane bolt
Wallasalkibane arrow

*The mounted heads can be in the player's own house, or in another player's house.

History[edit | edit source]

The earliest known mention of banite comes from Kethsi, where bane weapons were used for a time to defend against dragonkin.[1]

Banite was later independently discovered on Jatiszo by the fremennik at some point during the Fifth Age. While able to work the metal, they refused to use it, believing it was cursed.[2] A warrior named Koschei would eventually become an exception, using the metal to make a battleaxe which he named Balmung. As it was forged, and later used against dagannoth, it became tuned against them, much like how the kethsians had magically tuned the metal against the dragonkin earlier.[3]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Upon initial release, bane ore's weight was listed as 0 kg. This was changed on 18 September 2011 to 2.2 kg.
  • Items used in Tune Bane Ore are the remains from the deceased target monsters.
  • 82 Smithing is required to smith the bolts on an anvil, despite the skill guide showing 80, with 82 Fletching being needed to add feathers to unfinished bolts. This process can be assisted.
  • If players attempt to cast Superheat Item on bane ore without it being tuned first, players will be given the notification You need to cast superheat item on ore. Thus, the game system does not consider bane ore an actual ore until it has been tuned.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, it was possible to apply weapon poisons to bane bolts and arrows, but only 5 arrows/bolts would be coated from 1 vial.
  • Rather than the usual ore icons, where the ore is surrounded by some rocks, bane ore seems to have its ore surrounding rocks. This is observed when casting Tune Bane Ore, that the outer ring of the ore icon changed colour to match the type of bane ore being tuned, which is the same as the colour of the bar.
  • In the miniquest Koschei's Troubles, Kharshai reveals that Balmung was actually made from bane ore and then tuned to Dagannoth. However, players cannot currently tune bane ore to Dagannoth.
  • Prior to the release of Hero's Welcome, the only source of this ore was the Glacor cave.
  • When speaking to Kharshai after Hero's Welcome, Kharshai reveals that bane ore possesses some sentience and is capable of "hating" creatures it is attuned to, with a side effect being boosted damage.
  • Banite ore was originally called bane ore and untradeable before the Mining and Smithing Rework.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Dathana's message, written by Dathana, RuneScape. "We have one final hope - a weapon crafted from a material from the outer planes. Bane ore can be used to smith a unique metal, which can be magically 'tuned' to especially harmful to certain creatures. We then use a tempered anvil located here on the Isle of Sann to turn it into bolts and arrows. We turned these arrows against the dragonkin, and, for the first time managed to kill some, but the ore is rare and our supplies run low."
  2. ^ Design - Both - Metals, written by Mod Jack, RuneScape. "The scholars of the Moon Clan believed Jormungor to be merely a myth, a tale told by the superstitious Fremennik. They believed this up until the fifth age, when the Fremennik discovered a strange new ore on the island of Jatizso. This dark purple rock seemed to almost seethe with menace, and the Fremennik could not make use of it. They could smelt it, but no warrior wished to wield a weapon that filled their heart with dread, and they believed the metal cursed. They named it the Flesh of Jormungor and left it well alone."
  3. ^ Design - Both - Metals, written by Mod Jack, RuneScape. "Decades later, a powerful warrior named Koschei, who knew neither fear nor death due to the enchanment laid upon him, made a weapon from the Flesh of Jormungor, a great axe named Balmung for the slaying of Dagganoths[sic] and other threats. Koschei, who was wise in the way of magic due to a heritage he had forgotten, worked magic into the weapon as he wrought it, and the enchantment was completed later by an adventurer who slew many Dagganoths[sic] with the weapon. Once correctly 'tuned' against the Dagganoths[sic], the weapon's aura of dread disappeared, and it became extremely effective at slaying its chosen foe."
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