Rune bar

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A rune bar is a bar of metal, refined through the Smithing skill by smelting runite ore and luminite in a furnace, requiring 50 Smithing and granting 10 Smithing experience. You can smelt rune bars 25% and 50% faster at 53 and 56 Smithing respectively. At 57 Smithing, you gain a chance of smelting an extra bar without using extra materials.

At any anvil, players can smith rune bars into various rune weapons and armour. A list of items that may be produced from rune bars, the Smithing levels required to produce them, and other information may be found here.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Runite, despite the name, has no direct connection to runes or rune essence. While the strange, bright blue metal was known to the early dwarves they found the resulting metal weak and could find no use for it. In the Second Age, Saradominist dwarves searching for new sources of adamantite experimented by smelting the blue ore with luminite, and the results were fantastic.

Despite being soft and deformable to a degree which would normally be useless for making weapons and armour, properly refined rune metal which has been smelted with luminite projects a kind of invisible energy field around it. This energy field damages and disrupts anything that comes into sudden contact with it, which works superbly both offensively and defensively. Attacks with rune weapons almost tear their opponents apart, while rune armour will deflect incoming blows from lesser materials like steel or mithril. The dwarves found the energy field too unstable to use in devices or as a power source, so the use of the metal never spread beyond weaponry.

Amongst Saradominists it was the belief that runes were the personal creations and gifts of their god. The properties of runite were so incredible that they believed it to have a similar origin, and named it for that reason. By the time they discovered that there was no relationship, the name had stuck.[1]

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Rune bar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune barRune bar
Smithing level Smithing 50
Used with Anvil, Furnace
Experience (per bar)
Smithing 240 XP
Equipment 18.72 XP
Experience (per ore)
Smelting 10 XP
Equipment 0.78 XP

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Smelting[edit | edit source]

Rune bar.png Rune bar
Smithing-Make-X GE icon.png
10 XP-2,924
Smithing Smithing level50
P2P icon.png Members onlyNo
Runite ore.pngRunite ore11,3041,304
Total price2,608

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Method Cost Profit
Furnace.png: Inventory image of Furnace Furnace 2,608 316
Superheat Item.png: RS3 Inventory image of Superheat ItemSuperheat Item [cost 1] 3,021 -97
Blast Furnace icon.jpg: Inventory image of Blast Furnace Blast Furnace 1,304 1,620
  1. ^ Cost analysis is based on the use of a staff of fire or equivalent

Products[edit | edit source]

Item Skill Materials GE Price
Concentrated alloy bar.png Concentrated alloy bar99 Smithing40,157
Elder rune bar.png Elder rune bar90 Smithing10,285
Junk refiner.png Junk refiner22 Invention12,295
Kinetic cyclone.png Kinetic cyclone70 Inventionn/a
Off-hand rune knife.png Off-hand rune knife50 Smithing401
Off-hand rune throwing axe.png Off-hand rune throwing axe50 Smithing371
Oldak coil.png Oldak coil70 Inventionn/a
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword50 smithing15,611
Rune 2h sword + 1.png Rune 2h sword + 150 smithing55,648
Rune 2h sword + 2.png Rune 2h sword + 250 smithing100,069
Rune 2h sword + 3.png Rune 2h sword + 350 smithing66,865
Rune armoured boots.png Rune armoured boots50 smithing5,211
Rune armoured boots + 1.png Rune armoured boots + 150 smithing16,539
Rune armoured boots + 2.png Rune armoured boots + 250 smithing32,387
Rune armoured boots + 3.png Rune armoured boots + 350 smithing38,844
Rune arrowheads 5.png Rune arrowheads50 Smithing137
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe50 smithing18,321
Rune battleaxe + 1.png Rune battleaxe + 150 smithing34,020
Rune battleaxe + 2.png Rune battleaxe + 250 smithing65,233
Rune battleaxe + 3.png Rune battleaxe + 350 smithing75,367
Rune bolts (unf) 5.png Rune bolts (unf)50 Smithing202
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody50 smithing9,493
Rune chainbody + 1.png Rune chainbody + 150 smithing79,787
Rune chainbody + 2.png Rune chainbody + 250 smithing159,455
Rune chainbody + 3.png Rune chainbody + 350 smithing139,181
Rune claws.png Rune claws50 smithing9,960
Rune claws + 1.png Rune claws + 150 smithing33,340
Rune claws + 2.png Rune claws + 250 smithing66,680
Rune claws + 3.png Rune claws + 350 smithing110,956
Rune dagger.png Rune dagger50 smithing9,143
Rune dagger + 1.png Rune dagger + 150 smithing33,340
Rune dagger + 2.png Rune dagger + 250 smithing66,680
Rune dagger + 3.png Rune dagger + 350 smithing114,942
Rune dart tip.png Rune dart tip50 Smithing258
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm50 smithing4,585
Rune full helm + 1.png Rune full helm + 150 smithing26,917
Rune full helm + 2.png Rune full helm + 250 smithing56,109
Rune full helm + 3.png Rune full helm + 350 smithing52,172
Rune gauntlets.png Rune gauntlets50 smithing4,252
Rune gauntlets + 1.png Rune gauntlets + 150 smithing16,414
Rune gauntlets + 2.png Rune gauntlets + 250 smithing32,647
Rune gauntlets + 3.png Rune gauntlets + 350 smithing34,110
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta50 Smithing12,807
Rune hatchet.png Rune hatchet50 Smithing8,671
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield50 smithing17,488
Rune kiteshield + 1.png Rune kiteshield + 150 smithing34,482
Rune kiteshield + 2.png Rune kiteshield + 250 smithing62,169
Rune kiteshield + 3.png Rune kiteshield + 350 smithing57,549
Rune knife.png Rune knife50 Smithing437
Rune limbs.png Rune limbs50 Smithing8,436

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Glowing cracker Multicombat.png(noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Spirit impling54 Hunter-icon.png1UnknownP2P icon.png
Spirit impling jarN/A Reward1UnknownP2P icon.png
WildyWyrm (historical)382 Multicombat.png1; 15 (noted)UncommonP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Jack. "Design - Both - Metals." Development Diaries.