Elemental runes can replace the function of air, water, earth, or fire runes, hence this term can also refer to the class of runes used in Combat spells, see table below. They are unique runes used in the Barbarian Assault, Fist of Guthix, Clan Battlefield, and Stealing Creation minigames. Each rune can act as either a single fire, air, water, or earth rune.
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At the beginning of every Fist of Guthix minigame, each player receives 1,000 elemental runes, along with 300 catalytic runes. In Fist of Guthix, when players put elemental runes in the price checker, it says that they are worth 2 gold each, even though the runes cannot be brought outside of the minigame.
Unlike Fist of Guthix, during the Stealing creation minigame players must make their own elemental runes as well as catalytic runes. These are processed in a special kiln from one of 5 grades of sacred clay and yield different amounts of runes. Players must have higher Runecrafting levels to process higher levels of sacred clay as shown in this table:
|Class of clay
||Level to make
||Level 1 Runecrafting
||Level 20 Runecrafting
||Level 40 Runecrafting
||Level 60 Runecrafting
||Level 80 Runecrafting
In Barbarian Assault attackers can retrieve these runes from the Attacker dispenser stand.
If a player is fighting in the Dominion Tower and their opponent is one that requires them to use magic, elemental runes may be provided on the ground for use against the boss.
A player can obtain elemental runes and catalytic runes if a rune item spawn is present on the battlefield. 2500 elemental runes and 500 catalytic are dispensed by each spawn.
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patch 6 October 2014 (Update):
- Players with more than 2.147b elemental runes in their inventory via a combination of elemental and combination runes can now cast spells correctly.
- patch 24 November 2010 (Update):
- Catalytic and Elemental runes now have a ‘confirm destroy’ prompt if you try to drop them inside of the Fist of Guthix waiting room.