Rune bar

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Description: Smelting rune bars
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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 for both offensive and defensive purposes. 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) [r 1]4,283
Smithing Smithing level50
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Runite ore.pngRunite ore12,6952,695
Total price3,864
  1. ^ Superheat Form will reduce this by 1 tick.

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Method Cost Profit
Furnace map icon.png Furnace 3,864 419
Superheat Item icon.png Superheat Item[cost 1] 4,417 −134
Blast Furnace icon.jpg: Inventory image of Blast Furnace Blast Furnace 2,695 1,588
  1. ^ Cost analysis is based on the use of a staff of fire or equivalent.

Products[edit | edit source]

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Achievements[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.