Nature rune

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Nature rune

Nature runes are runes that are used for transmutation and binding spells. Members with a Runecrafting skill of 44 or greater can craft nature runes from pure essence at the Nature Altar. Members with 91 or greater Runecrafting will always craft two nature runes per essence; those with between 44 and 90 Runecrafting have a chance at crafting either one or two nature runes per pure essence, with the probability of two increasing with each Runecrafting level. Crafting nature runes yields 9 Runecrafting experience per essence (or 18 experience at the Ourania Runecrafting Altar, 22.5 through the Abyss, 31.5 through the Abyss with a demonic skull).

Nature runes are one of the most traded items in the Grand Exchange because of the frequency of High Level Alchemy and Superheat spells.

Price / Experience comparison
Grand Exchange price GP / Exp
Nature rune 484 53.8
Law rune 497 52.3
Death rune 115 11.5
Blood rune 682 65

Crafting multiple nature runes[edit | edit source]

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting level GE Price
1x 44 484
2x 91 968

Spells[edit | edit source]

Along with fire runes (or a staff of fire), nature runes may be used to cast Low Level Alchemy or High Level Alchemy spells to convert items to set amounts of coins, and to cast Superheat Item spell to heat a smithing item without stopping the process, and thus achieving higher experience per hour rates. High Alchemy is the most common use of nature runes as it grants high experience for training without danger of death and damage.

Along with earth runes and water runes (or a mud staff, or an earth- or water- rune supplying staff plus the other rune), nature runes may be used to cast bones to bananas and bones to peaches spells, which convert all carried bones up to big bones into bananas or peaches, respectively. The latter is members-only. Also natures may be used to immobilise a target using the bind, snare or entangle spells, the last two of which are members only.

Nature runes are also used in the Plank Make spell in the Lunar spellbook.

Spells that require a small amount of elemental runes, or no elemental, can use a nature staff instead to save nature runes 10% of the time. Remote Farm can greatly benefit from this as opposed to using an elemental staff.

In an update on 3 October 2011, the High Level Alchemy value was changed from 223 coins to 74; and the Low Level Alchemy value was changed from 148 coins to 49. This was due to many players using the High Alchemy spell to convert the nature runes into coins as it yielded a very slight profit, granting easy magic experience for very little cost.

Free spells[edit | edit source]

All players can cast the following spells:

Member spells[edit | edit source]

Members can also cast following spells:

Acquiring[edit | edit source]

Runecrafting[edit | edit source]

Crafting Nature runes is Members only. The teleport to the Graahk hunter area on Karamja offers a very fast way to make Nature runes. This can be accessed by left-clicking 'interact' on the Spirit Graahk, then clicking "Teleport". After teleporting, it takes about 30 seconds to reach the Nature altar, which is a lot faster than the average time it takes to reach the nature altar using the Abyss. With four Runecrafting pouches, complete trips to the Nature altar can be done in under 60 seconds, allowing over 3000 pure essence to be crafted into nature runes per hour. With Massive pouches, you can expect to use around 4260 pure essence per hour. Each Spirit Graahk lasts 49.5 minutes before a new pouch is needed. An alternate method is to use the Fairy ring network (code CKR for Karamja near the altar).

Another fast way is to use the wicked hood teleport if the player has an abundance of wicked hood teleport tokens with a full inventory, although this is impractical if the player does not. This allows the player to instantly teleport to the nature altar, craft the runes, then teleport to any bank and repeat.

The fastest method for crafting Nature runes is doing runs through the abyss using an Abyssal titan familiar. At an average speed one can do about 70 trips to the abyss per hour. This allows you to be able to use the Abyssal titan familiar to hold an extra 20 pure essence every trip. By using 4 pouches, an Abyssal titan and the infinity ethereal outfit you can hold 86 pure essence at once. Crafting nature runes this way let's you use up 6000 pure essence per hour.

Spawns[edit | edit source]

There is a lava-surrounded island in high level Wilderness, south east of the demonic ruins, where 2 nature runes may be telegrabbed from a spawn. Each telegrab yields 1 nature rune.

Furthermore, there are also some located on an island near the rock crabs by Rellekka that can be telegrabbed.

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid372Coins 250.png Coins300P2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New Varrock372Zemomark 250.png Zemomark10P2P icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle372Coins 250.png Coins300P2P icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune ShopMage arena bank372Coins 250.png Coins300F2P icon.png
Magic Guild Store - Runes and StavesWizards' Guild372Coins 250.png Coins300P2P icon.png

Change in alchemy value[edit | edit source]

In an update on 3 October 2011, the high level alchemy value was changed from 223 coins to 74; and the low level alchemy value was changed from 148 coins to 49. This was done because the Grand Exchange price of nature runes dropped under 111 GP. From below this price, Nature runes could be alched for a small profit. Example: 2 x 111 = 222 GP = 1 GP profit.

On 4 October 2011, Mod Mat K explained the change:

Yesterday we made a small but necessary update to the high alchemy value of nature runes. The price of the nature runes was at a level where it was possible to buy them and alch them for a profit. This obviously had an impact on other items you would commonly alch for a profit and meant that as soon as you reached level 55 in Magic you could buy a few nature runes, alch them and then use the profits to buy more.

Effectively this meant that you could level all the way up to 200 million XP in magic for no cost (in fact for a profit) which is not how the skill is intended to work.

To maintain the value of having level 99 magic and the value of commonly alched items (such as Yew longbows or Mithril platebodies) we felt this quick solution was necessary.

— Mod Mat K

This effectively removed the floor on the price of nature runes, reducing it to 37 coins.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Air elemental44 Multicombat.png2CommonP2P icon.png
Ancient ranger103 Multicombat.png1; 2UncommonP2P icon.png
Ancient warrior103 Multicombat.pngUnknownUncommonP2P icon.png
Armoured zombie42; 46; 84; 86; 91 Multicombat.png32/128P2P icon.png
Arrg77 Multicombat.png1–7UncommonP2P icon.png
Aviansie89; 92; 95 Multicombat.png94/128P2P icon.png
Bandit (Kharid Bandit Camp)54 Multicombat.png2UncommonP2P icon.png
Bandit (Pollnivneach)53 Multicombat.png2UncommonP2P icon.png
Bandit (Wilderness)18 Multicombat.png2UncommonF2P icon.png
Bandit looter42 Multicombat.png1–5UncommonP2P icon.png
Big frog36 Multicombat.png4UncommonP2P icon.png
Black Guard42; 47 Multicombat.png217/128[dr 1]F2P icon.png
Black Heather138 Multicombat.png3RareF2P icon.png
Black key blackN/A Black key blackUnknownUncommonP2P icon.png
Black key brownN/A Black key brownUnknownUncommonP2P icon.png
Black key crimsonN/A Black key crimsonUnknownUncommonP2P icon.png
Black key purpleN/A Black key purpleUnknownUncommonP2P icon.png
Black key redN/A Black key redUnknownUncommonP2P icon.png
Blood reaver108; 124 Multicombat.png15RareP2P icon.png
Bulbous crawler140 Multicombat.png8–16CommonP2P icon.png
Casket (CS Week)N/A Reward20UnknownF2P icon.png
Casket (CS Week)N/A Reward75CommonF2P icon.png
Casket (CS Week)N/A Reward30UnknownF2P icon.png
Cave bug8; 12 Multicombat.png1–82/128P2P icon.png
Cave crawler53; 74; 78 Multicombat.png36/128P2P icon.png
Cave horror (elite)86 Multicombat.png3–6CommonP2P icon.png
Chaos druid32 Multicombat.png3UncommonP2P icon.png
Chaos druid warrior65 Multicombat.png3UncommonP2P icon.png
Chaos dwarf28; 45; 47; 84; 101; 108 Multicombat.png9; 181/64F2P icon.png
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 101 Multicombat.png9UncommonP2P icon.png
Chaos dwogre92; 98 Multicombat.png18CommonP2P icon.png
Cockatrice44 Multicombat.png2; 4; 610/128P2P icon.png
Cockroach worker30 Multicombat.png1–212/128F2P icon.png
Colonel Radick23 Multicombat.png2UncommonP2P icon.png
ColumbariumN/A Columbarium8–15CommonN/A
Crystal chestN/A Crystal chest50CommonP2P icon.png
Cyclops57; 63; 68; 91 Multicombat.png2; 3RareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Dagon'hai Monk77 Multicombat.png4CommonP2P icon.png
Dark warrior16 Multicombat.png31/128F2P icon.png
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 37 Multicombat.png2–511/128F2P icon.png
Desert Lizard35; 49; 63 Multicombat.png5CommonP2P icon.png
Donny the Lad138 Multicombat.png4RareF2P icon.png
Dorgesh-Kaan Average ChestN/A Reward2–3UnknownP2P icon.png
Dwarf9; 14; 39; 44 Multicombat.png24/128P2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Earth elemental44 Multicombat.png2CommonP2P icon.png
Earth warrior78 Multicombat.png3; 66/128P2P icon.png
Earth warrior (elite)88 Multicombat.png3; 6CommonP2P icon.png
Elf85 Thieving-icon.png3CommonN/A
Elf warrior84; 89 Multicombat.png12UncommonP2P icon.png
Elite Dark Mage98 Multicombat.png1–6RareP2P icon.png
Essence impling42 Hunter-icon.png13RareP2P icon.png
Essence impling jarN/A Reward13UncommonP2P icon.png
Experiment No.264 Multicombat.png2–5UncommonP2P icon.png
Ferocious jadinko112 Multicombat.png3UnknownF2P icon.png
Fire elemental44 Multicombat.png2UncommonP2P icon.png
Former vampyreN/A Reward15RareP2P icon.png
Giant ant soldier70 Multicombat.png2; 9; 14CommonP2P icon.png
Giant ant worker49 Multicombat.png1–15CommonP2P icon.png
Giant frog44 Multicombat.png1; 3; 9CommonP2P icon.png
Giant mole Normal ModeNot available Multicombat.png40–60UncommonN/A
Gnoeals70 Multicombat.png1–3RareP2P icon.png
Gnome RestaurantN/A Reward9–15CommonN/A
Goblin1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11; 84 Multicombat.png11/128P2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Goblin Raider56 Multicombat.png1RareF2P icon.png
Grotworm63 Multicombat.png5; 103/130P2P icon.png
Guard18; 25; 35 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Guthix wizard105; 119 Multicombat.png28; 30UncommonP2P icon.png
Hill giant44 Multicombat.png6UncommonF2P icon.png
Hobgoblin28; 30; 32; 35; 91 Multicombat.png4UncommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Hobgoblin (elite)41 Multicombat.png4UncommonF2P icon.png
  1. ^ This source has further information about this drop, see the Black Guard page for details

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In RuneScape Classic, the icon of a nature rune resembles a tree much more, with the top part being more ridged.