Buying runes

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P2P icon.png
Buying runes from shops
Profit per instanceAir rune.pngWater rune.pngEarth rune.pngFire rune.pngBody rune.pngNature rune.png
3,690,600 per instance
Activity time
12 minutes
Minimum recurrence time
24 hours
Effective profit
18,453,000 per hour
Skill requirementsQuest requirements
None, recommended skills below increase profit
64 Magic (Ape Atoll Teleport, 66 for Magic Guild's rune shop)
None, recommended content below
The Feud and first part of Rogue Trader
Started Lunar Diplomacy
Partial completion of Monkey Madness
The Enter the Abyss miniquest
Partial completion of Recipe for Disaster
Completion of A Fairy Tale III - Battle at Ork's Rift
Item requirementsOther requirements

Greegree (Preferably Ninja monkey greegree (small)) for safe passage in Ape Atoll
Banana for Ape Atoll Teleport

Anachronia Base Camp Town Hall Tier 3
Experience gainedLocation
NoneVarious rune shops around RuneScape
Inputs (1,741,400)Outputs (5,432,000)
1,741,400 × Coins.png Coins (1,741,400)
7,500 × Air rune.png Air rune (225,000)
0 × Mind rune.png Mind rune (0)
7,500 × Water rune.png Water rune (1,275,000)
7,500 × Earth rune.png Earth rune (180,000)
7,500 × Fire rune.png Fire rune (877,500)
4,700 × Body rune.png Body rune (112,800)
400 × Cosmic rune.png Cosmic rune (94,800)
1,800 × Chaos rune.png Chaos rune (271,800)
100 × Astral rune.png Astral rune (69,400)
1,200 × Nature rune.png Nature rune (663,600)
0 × Law rune.png Law rune (0)
0 × Death rune.png Death rune (0)
400 × Blood rune.png Blood rune (412,000)
300 × Soul rune.png Soul rune (1,250,100)
Many types of runes can be bought from various rune shops for considerably less than their Grand Exchange market value. Many of these shops hold a stock of 1,000 of the basic elemental runes, of which most notably fire runes and soul runes yield a notable profit when sold in the Grand Exchange. Upon arriving at a shop, purchase all of the profitable runes (see Outputs above).

Players may want to use some of the acquired runes in the Rune Goldberg Machine D&D. In this case, taking the opportunity to purchase some of the less profitable runes to replenish one's supplies may be desirable. For information on profitability of shop-bought runes in comparison the the Grand Exchange prices as well as available runes and which shops sell which, see this calculator.

Changing the buy warning value in shop warning options in the gameplay setting to at least 120,000 will remove any warning when trying to buy 300 nature or law runes at once. This can help quicken the purchasing process.

Stores[edit | edit source]

Store Map Transportation Stock resale profit
(buying only profitable runes)
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes Shop Home Teleport to Burthorpe 83,030 F2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop Home Teleport to Varrock
Varrock Teleport if not set to teleport to the Grand Exchange
83,030 F2P icon.png
Ali's Discount Wares Home Teleport to Al Kharid 567,100 P2P icon.png
Betty's Magic Emporium Home Teleport to Port Sarim
Captain's Log
83,030 F2P icon.png
Void Knight Magic Store Ship from Port Sarim
Void Knight Seal
284,300 P2P icon.png
Magic Guild Store - Runes and Staves Home Teleport to Yanille
Watchtower Teleport after hard Ardougne achievements
762,300 P2P icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop Home Teleport to Lunar Isle
Seal of passage
809,700 P2P icon.png
Tutab's Magical Market Ape Atoll Teleport
Fairy ring clr to Ape Atoll
273,000 P2P icon.png
Battle Runes Home Teleport to Edgeville
Wilderness sword 1 or better
After Enter the Abyss miniquest:


Before Enter the Abyss miniquest:


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Lundail's Arena-side Rune Shop Edgeville teleport lever
Ardougne teleport lever
339,100 F2P icon.png
Rune Shop (Anachronia) Home Teleport to Anachronia 83,030 P2P icon.png

Runes[edit | edit source]

Item Profit per item
Air rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Air runeAir rune 13
Mind rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mind runeMind rune 0
Water rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Water runeWater rune 153
Earth rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Earth runeEarth rune 7
Fire rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire runeFire rune 100
Body rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Body runeBody rune 8
Cosmic rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cosmic runeCosmic rune 5
Chaos rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos runeChaos rune 11
Astral rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Astral runeAstral rune 474
Nature rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nature runeNature rune 181
Law rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Law runeLaw rune −158
Death rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death runeDeath rune −5
Blood rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood runeBlood rune 480
Soul rune.png: RS3 Inventory image of Soul runeSoul rune 3,757

  1. ^ Not currently profitable
  2. ^ Not currently profitable
  3. ^ Not currently profitable