Fire rune

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The fire rune is one of the four basic elemental runes. Fire runes can be created from Rune essence or Pure essence through the Runecrafting skill, procured from drops by killing monsters, bought from other players, picked up from spawns on the ground, or can sometimes be found inside barrels.

Fire runes can be created using the Runecrafting skill at level 14 with a Fire talisman or Fire tiara at the Fire Altar in Al Kharid, which gives 7 experience per essence used.

Crafting multiple fire runes[edit | edit source]

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting level GE Price
1x 14 77
2x 35 154
3x 70 231
4x 105* 308

Prices[edit | edit source]

Fire runes often enter the top 3 for most traded items every week in the Grand Exchange. 8.5 billion fire runes were traded in the 180 days leading up to 11 December 2009, and 12.9 billion in the 180 days leading up to 10 August 2010. This averages out to 829 per second, peaking on busy days at over 1650 per second. By 25 August 2010 13.1 billion had been traded in 180 days, which is 842 per second. After a brief dip, this rose again to 13.7 billion over 180 days up until 9 December 2010, 880 per second. It reached its peak in late June 2011, when 2.8 billion fire runes were traded in a mere 7 days, or over 4600 per second.

They are currently sold for 77 coins each on the Grand Exchange, or for 17 coins in stores when there are no fire runes in the player stock.

For a long time, fire runes had a price floor of 9 coins each in the Grand Exchange. Fire runes reached this price floor, and for over a year, they were very difficult to sell in the Grand Exchange, and would buy instantly. However, in September 2009, Jagex changed the price floor from 9 coins each to 5 coins each. Fire runes were then easily both bought and sold on the Grand Exchange.

Following the release of the Polypore staff in 2011, the price of fire runes rose due to the popularity of the staff and the fact that it is charged using 15,000 fire runes, using five per cast. This increased the price dramatically and caused some turbulence on the market. The Evolution of Combat occurred at the end of 2012; it reduces the need of using runes (since abilities do not cost runes), but also changed Blood spells to use fire runes (and always heal when cast as an autoattack and only a small chance with an ability), and made the tier of magic weapon cap the damage of spells and abilities, meaning it became very ineffective to use cheap fire rune-saving staves (e.g. mystic fire staff) to cast higher level (Fire Blast and up) spells. Despite large fluctuations, fire runes remain several times more expensive than other elemental runes.

Spells[edit | edit source]

Fire runes are used in a large number of spells, as listed below.

When casting a spell requiring fire runes, the fire rune requirement may be eliminated by wielding a staff that gives infinite fire runes, such as a staff of fire, fire battlestaff, lava battlestaff, mystic fire staff, mystic steam staff, mystic lava staff or mystical staff (discontinued). Staves of fire can be bought from Zaff's Superior Staves! shop in Varrock.

Free spells[edit | edit source]

All players can cast these spells:

Member spells[edit | edit source]

Only members can cast these spells:

15,000 fire runes, along with 3000 Polypore spores, are also required to fully charge a Polypore staff for 3,000 casts of Polypore Strike.

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid17Coins 5.png Coins300P2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune ShopVarrock17Coins 5.png Coins300F2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New Varrock17Zemomark 5.png Zemomark300P2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New VarrockFree sample-15P2P icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png
Betty's Magic EmporiumPort Sarim17Coins 5.png Coins300F2P icon.png
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes ShopBurthorpe17Coins 5.png Coins300F2P icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune ShopMage arena bank17Coins 5.png Coins1,000F2P icon.png
Magic Guild Store - Runes and StavesWizards' Guild17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png
Rune Shop (Anachronia)Anachronia17Coins 5.png Coins300P2P icon.png
Tutab's Magical MarketApe Atoll17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreTzHaar City26Tokkul 25.png Tokkul1,000P2P icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Afflicted60; 61; 63; 64 Multicombat.png64/128P2P icon.png
Al Kharid warrior18 Multicombat.png63/128F2P icon.png
Bandit looter42 Multicombat.png1–26CommonP2P icon.png
Barbarian28; 30 Multicombat.png5; 82/128F2P icon.png
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A Reward1–12CommonP2P icon.png
Black Knight Titan28 Multicombat.png15UnknownP2P icon.png
Black dragon100 Multicombat.png508/128P2P icon.png
Blue dragon74 Multicombat.png371/125F2P icon.png
Bronze dragon86 Multicombat.png50–1504/128P2P icon.png
Brutish jadinko91 Multicombat.png4UncommonF2P icon.png
Casket (CS Week)N/A Reward150UnknownF2P icon.png
Catablepon53; 54 Multicombat.png1513/128F2P icon.png
Cave bug8; 12 Multicombat.png1–1485/128P2P icon.png
Cave crawler53; 74; 78 Multicombat.png125/128P2P icon.png
Cave crawler53; 74; 78 Multicombat.png124/128P2P icon.png
Chaos druid warrior65 Multicombat.png12CommonP2P icon.png
Cockatrice44 Multicombat.png72/128P2P icon.png
Cockroach drone4 Multicombat.png1–116/128F2P icon.png
Colonel Radick23 Multicombat.png6UncommonP2P icon.png
Corpse Spider4 Multicombat.png2CommonF2P icon.png
Corpse archer18 Multicombat.png65/128F2P icon.png
Corpse mage21 Multicombat.png84/128F2P icon.png
Crafting crate (small)Not available Multicombat.png66UnknownP2P icon.png
Crawling corpse torso9 Multicombat.png4UncommonF2P icon.png
Crystal chestN/A Crystal chest200CommonP2P icon.png
Cuffs12 Multicombat.png6UnknownF2P icon.png
Cyclops57; 63; 68; 91 Multicombat.png15RareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Dagon'hai Monk77 Multicombat.png10; 18; 36CommonP2P icon.png
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 37 Multicombat.png10; 185/128F2P icon.png
Desert Lizard35; 49; 63 Multicombat.png5–42CommonP2P icon.png
Dragith Nurn26 Multicombat.png8UnknownF2P icon.png
Drunken man5 Multicombat.png6UncommonF2P icon.png
Earth warrior (elite)88 Multicombat.png6Very rareP2P icon.png
Elf warrior84; 89 Multicombat.png37UncommonP2P icon.png
Elite Dark Mage98 Multicombat.png5–28CommonP2P icon.png
Elite Khazard guard77; 84 Multicombat.png4–10UncommonP2P icon.png
Essence impling42 Hunter-icon.png50CommonP2P icon.png
Essence impling jarN/A Reward50CommonP2P icon.png
Exiled kalphite paragon84 Multicombat.png31–89CommonP2P icon.png
Exiled kalphite soldier84 Multicombat.png56–85CommonP2P icon.png
Farmer7 Multicombat.png6UnknownF2P icon.png
Fire elemental44 Multicombat.png15CommonP2P icon.png
Fire elemental44 Multicombat.png20UncommonP2P icon.png
Fire spirit (item) normalN/A Reward2–120CommonN/A
Fire wizard25 Multicombat.png4–9CommonF2P icon.png
Giant ant soldier70 Multicombat.png5; 6; 7; 9; 17CommonP2P icon.png
Giant spider2; 33; 39 Multicombat.png67/128F2P icon.png
Green dragon63 Multicombat.png371/100F2P icon.png
Guard18; 25; 35 Multicombat.png2CommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Guthix wizard105; 119 Multicombat.png51; 180UncommonP2P icon.png
Haakon the Champion32 Multicombat.png8UncommonF2P icon.png
Hengel4 Multicombat.png6UncommonF2P icon.png
Hill giant44 Multicombat.png15CommonF2P icon.png
Hobgoblin28; 30; 32; 35; 91 Multicombat.png7UncommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Hobgoblin (elite)41 Multicombat.png7UncommonF2P icon.png
Imp5 Multicombat.png5CommonP2P icon.png
Imp herald98 Multicombat.png5CommonP2P icon.png
Infernal Mage72 Multicombat.png10; 187/128P2P icon.png
Infernal Mage (elite)82 Multicombat.png10; 18CommonP2P icon.png
Jeff12 Multicombat.png6UnknownF2P icon.png
Kalphite Guardian72 Multicombat.png37UncommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Soldier65 Multicombat.png6; 7; 30; 60CommonP2P icon.png
Kalphite Worker58 Multicombat.png11–20CommonP2P icon.png
Killerwatt61 Multicombat.png5CommonP2P icon.png
Knight of Ardougne53 Multicombat.png37UncommonP2P icon.png
Lesser demon70 Multicombat.png4–1205/128F2P icon.png
Lesser demon (Demon Flash Mobs)109 Multicombat.png4–120UncommonP2P icon.png
Lesser reborn mage68 Multicombat.png40UnknownP2P icon.png
Lizard77 Multicombat.png5–32CommonP2P icon.png
Locust rider75 Multicombat.png37UncommonP2P icon.png
Man4 Multicombat.png6UncommonF2P icon.png
Mighty banshee91 Multicombat.png70RareP2P icon.png
Mourner33; 79; 85 Multicombat.png37UncommonP2P icon.png
Narf12 Multicombat.png6UnknownF2P icon.png
Necromancer (monster)39 Multicombat.png18CommonP2P icon.png
Pirate26; 29; 32 Multicombat.png5CommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Pyrefiend61; 67 Multicombat.png106/128P2P icon.png
Reward casket (easy)Easy Reward casket (easy)150CommonP2P icon.png
Reward casket (medium)Medium Reward casket (medium)300CommonP2P icon.png
Rock Crab71 Multicombat.png7CommonP2P icon.png
Rogue9 Multicombat.png4–6RareP2P icon.png
Rogue Enforcer35 Multicombat.png6UnknownP2P icon.png
Rusty12 Multicombat.png6UnknownF2P icon.png
Salarin the Twisted77 Multicombat.png36RareP2P icon.png
Sandy CasketN/A Reward300UnknownF2P icon.png
Saradomin wizard98 Multicombat.png51; 180UncommonP2P icon.png
Scabaras ranger77 Multicombat.pngUnknownCommonP2P icon.png
Scarab mage75 Multicombat.png37UncommonP2P icon.png
Security casket (CS Week)N/A Reward150UnknownF2P icon.png
Security casket (CS Week)N/A Reward300UnknownF2P icon.png
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 70 Multicombat.png2CommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)15 Multicombat.png55/128F2P icon.png
Skeleton Mage19; 49 Multicombat.png2RareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Skeleton looter42 Multicombat.pngUnknownCommonP2P icon.png
Skoblin19 Multicombat.png6CommonF2P icon.png
Small Lizard21 Multicombat.png5–32UncommonP2P icon.png
Soldier (Yanille)32 Multicombat.png6UncommonP2P icon.png
Spectral attendant70 Multicombat.png2–5UncommonP2P icon.png
Spectral cultivator70 Multicombat.png5UnknownP2P icon.png
Spectral worshipper70 Multicombat.png5UnknownP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 21 December 2009 (Update):
    • Fire runes should now have more flexibility on the Grand Exchange.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Jack used a fire and an air rune to make fire in the First Age.
  • The fire rune is one of the most traded items on the Grand Exchange. This is likely because they were dropped in large quantities by a variety of monsters and are commonly used by players training magic.