Rune bar

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A rune bar is a metal bar refined through the Smithing skill by smelting one runite ore and one luminite together, either using a furnace or the Superheat Item spell. Smelting a rune bar requires a Smithing level of 50, and grants 10 Smithing experience. Rune bars can be smelted 25% and 50% faster beginning at Smithing levels 53 and 56, respectively. Additionally, starting at Smithing level 57, there is a chance of smelting an extra bar without consuming additional ores.

Rune bars can be forged at an anvil into rune equipment. A list of items produced from rune bars and their requirements 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-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
10 XP-3 (1.8s) [recipe 1]1,963
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level50
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Runite ore.pngRunite ore1975975
Luminite.pngLuminite1780780
Total price1,755
Profit208
  1. ^ Superheat Form will reduce this by 1 tick.

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Method Cost Profit
Furnace.png: Inventory image of Furnace Furnace 1,755 208
Superheat Item icon.png Superheat Item[cost 1] 2,251 -288
Blast Furnace icon.jpg: Inventory image of Blast Furnace Blast Furnace 975 988
  1. ^ Cost analysis is based on the use of a staff of fire or equivalent.

Products[edit | edit source]

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ItemSkillsMaterialsGE price
Concentrated alloy bar.png Concentrated alloy bar
  • 99 Smithing
40,064
Elder rune bar.png Elder rune bar
  • 90 Smithing
9,918
Junk refiner.png Junk refiner
  • 22 Invention
11,794
Kinetic cyclone.png Kinetic cyclone
  • 70 Invention
N/A
Off-hand rune knife.png Off-hand rune knife × 25
  • 50 Smithing
7,975
Off-hand rune throwing axe.png Off-hand rune throwing axe × 25
  • 50 Smithing
8,825
Oldak coil.png Oldak coil
  • 70 Invention
N/A
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword
  • 50 Smithing
15,890
Rune 2h sword + 1.png Rune 2h sword + 1
  • 50 Smithing
50,026
Rune 2h sword + 2.png Rune 2h sword + 2
  • 50 Smithing
19,748
Rune 2h sword + 3.png Rune 2h sword + 3
  • 50 Smithing
62,880
Rune armoured boots.png Rune armoured boots
  • 50 Smithing
4,017
Rune armoured boots + 1.png Rune armoured boots + 1
  • 50 Smithing
16,056
Rune armoured boots + 2.png Rune armoured boots + 2
  • 50 Smithing
31,881
Rune armoured boots + 3.png Rune armoured boots + 3
  • 50 Smithing
35,214
Rune arrowheads 5.png Rune arrowheads × 75
  • 50 Smithing
9,600
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe
  • 50 Smithing
17,698
Rune battleaxe + 1.png Rune battleaxe + 1
  • 50 Smithing
18,288
Rune battleaxe + 2.png Rune battleaxe + 2
  • 50 Smithing
23,776
Rune battleaxe + 3.png Rune battleaxe + 3
  • 50 Smithing
64,492
Rune bolts (unf) 5.png Rune bolts (unf) × 50
  • 50 Smithing
9,050
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody
  • 50 Smithing
9,266
Rune chainbody + 1.png Rune chainbody + 1
  • 50 Smithing
44,609
Rune chainbody + 2.png Rune chainbody + 2
  • 50 Smithing
28,527
Rune chainbody + 3.png Rune chainbody + 3
  • 50 Smithing
59,636
Rune claws.png Rune claws
  • 50 Smithing
10,058
Rune claws + 1.png Rune claws + 1
  • 50 Smithing
34,447
Rune claws + 2.png Rune claws + 2
  • 50 Smithing
41,914
Rune claws + 3.png Rune claws + 3
  • 50 Smithing
100,523
Rune dagger.png Rune dagger
  • 50 Smithing
9,744
Rune dagger + 1.png Rune dagger + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune dagger + 2.png Rune dagger + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune dagger + 3.png Rune dagger + 3
  • 50 Smithing
67,253
Rune dart tip.png Rune dart tip × 50
  • 50 Smithing
12,600
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm
  • 50 Smithing
4,685
Rune full helm + 1.png Rune full helm + 1
  • 50 Smithing
15,600
Rune full helm + 2.png Rune full helm + 2
  • 50 Smithing
17,350
Rune full helm + 3.png Rune full helm + 3
  • 50 Smithing
46,487
Rune gauntlets.png Rune gauntlets
  • 50 Smithing
3,577
Rune gauntlets + 1.png Rune gauntlets + 1
  • 50 Smithing
16,081
Rune gauntlets + 2.png Rune gauntlets + 2
  • 50 Smithing
32,079
Rune gauntlets + 3.png Rune gauntlets + 3
  • 50 Smithing
35,109
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta
  • 50 Smithing
14,389
Rune hatchet.png Rune hatchet
  • 50 Smithing
7,448
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield
  • 50 Smithing
16,783
Rune kiteshield + 1.png Rune kiteshield + 1
  • 50 Smithing
35,215
Rune kiteshield + 2.png Rune kiteshield + 2
  • 50 Smithing
20,001
Rune kiteshield + 3.png Rune kiteshield + 3
  • 50 Smithing
42,886
Rune knife.png Rune knife × 25
  • 50 Smithing
9,750
Rune limbs.png Rune limbs
  • 50 Smithing
8,105
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword
  • 50 Smithing
17,602
Rune longsword + 1.png Rune longsword + 1
  • 50 Smithing
32,767
Rune longsword + 2.png Rune longsword + 2
  • 50 Smithing
38,634
Rune longsword + 3.png Rune longsword + 3
  • 50 Smithing
70,148
Rune mace.png Rune mace
  • 50 Smithing
9,580
Rune mace + 1.png Rune mace + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune mace + 2.png Rune mace + 2
  • 50 Smithing
26,480
Rune mace + 3.png Rune mace + 3
  • 50 Smithing
90,418
Rune med helm.png Rune med helm
  • 50 Smithing
8,936
Rune med helm + 1.png Rune med helm + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune med helm + 2.png Rune med helm + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune med helm + 3.png Rune med helm + 3
  • 50 Smithing
31,042
Rune nails.png Rune nails × 75
  • 50 Smithing
9,600
Rune off hand battleaxe.png Rune off hand battleaxe
  • 50 Smithing
18,808
Rune off hand battleaxe + 1.png Rune off hand battleaxe + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune off hand battleaxe + 2.png Rune off hand battleaxe + 2
  • 50 Smithing
19,711
Rune off hand battleaxe + 3.png Rune off hand battleaxe + 3
  • 50 Smithing
88,153
Rune off hand claws.png Rune off hand claws
  • 50 Smithing
18,612
Rune off hand claws + 1.png Rune off hand claws + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune off hand claws + 2.png Rune off hand claws + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune off hand claws + 3.png Rune off hand claws + 3
  • 50 Smithing
96,179
Rune off hand dagger.png Rune off hand dagger
  • 50 Smithing
17,660
Rune off hand dagger + 1.png Rune off hand dagger + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune off hand dagger + 2.png Rune off hand dagger + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune off hand dagger + 3.png Rune off hand dagger + 3
  • 50 Smithing
42,266
Rune off hand longsword.png Rune off hand longsword
  • 50 Smithing
18,494
Rune off hand longsword + 1.png Rune off hand longsword + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune off hand longsword + 2.png Rune off hand longsword + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune off hand longsword + 3.png Rune off hand longsword + 3
  • 50 Smithing
96,678
Rune off hand mace.png Rune off hand mace
  • 50 Smithing
8,456
Rune off hand mace + 1.png Rune off hand mace + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune off hand mace + 2.png Rune off hand mace + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune off hand mace + 3.png Rune off hand mace + 3
  • 50 Smithing
110,090
Rune off hand scimitar.png Rune off hand scimitar
  • 50 Smithing
18,270
Rune off hand scimitar + 1.png Rune off hand scimitar + 1
  • 50 Smithing
34,938
Rune off hand scimitar + 2.png Rune off hand scimitar + 2
  • 50 Smithing
67,144
Rune off hand scimitar + 3.png Rune off hand scimitar + 3
  • 50 Smithing
68,596
Rune off hand sword.png Rune off hand sword
  • 50 Smithing
17,628
Rune off hand sword + 1.png Rune off hand sword + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,340
Rune off hand sword + 2.png Rune off hand sword + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune off hand sword + 3.png Rune off hand sword + 3
  • 50 Smithing
44,000
Rune off hand warhammer.png Rune off hand warhammer
  • 50 Smithing
9,125
Rune off hand warhammer + 1.png Rune off hand warhammer + 1
  • 50 Smithing
19,888
Rune off hand warhammer + 2.png Rune off hand warhammer + 2
  • 50 Smithing
66,680
Rune off hand warhammer + 3.png Rune off hand warhammer + 3
  • 50 Smithing
94,587
Rune ore box.png Rune ore box
  • 50 Smithing
29,186
Rune pickaxe.png Rune pickaxe
  • 50 Smithing
14,935
Rune pickaxe + 1.png Rune pickaxe + 1
  • 50 Smithing
33,583
Rune pickaxe + 2.png Rune pickaxe + 2
  • 50 Smithing
29,184
Rune pickaxe + 3.png Rune pickaxe + 3
  • 50 Smithing
48,530

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Challenge Mystery Bag/RewardsN/A Challenge Mystery Bag/Rewards1–100VariesN/A
Glowing crackerNot available 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]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 8 March 2011 (Update):
    • Several references to ‘runite’ bars have been corrected to rune bars.
  • patch 9 November 2010 (Update):
    • Adamant/rune bars are no longer listed as adamantite/runite, as these are the names of the ores, not the metal.

References[edit | edit source]

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