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.

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: 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-2,421
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level50
P2P icon.png Members onlyNo
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Runite ore.pngRunite ore11,1661,166
Luminite.pngLuminite11,1421,142
Total price2,308

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

Method Cost Profit
Furnace.png: Inventory image of Furnace Furnace 2,308 113
Superheat Item.png: Inventory image of Superheat ItemSuperheat Item [cost 1] 2,726 -305
Blast Furnace icon.jpg: Inventory image of Blast Furnace Blast Furnace 1,166 1,255
  1. ^ Cost analysis is based on the use of a staff of fire or equivalent

Products[edit | edit source]

Item Skill Materials
Concentrated alloy bar.png Concentrated alloy bar99 Smithing
Elder rune bar.png Elder rune bar90 Smithing
Junk refiner.png Junk refiner22 Invention
Kinetic cyclone.png Kinetic cyclone70 Invention
Off-hand rune knife.png Off-hand rune knife50 Smithing
Off-hand rune throwing axe.png Off-hand rune throwing axe50 Smithing
Oldak coil.png Oldak coil70 Invention
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword50 smithing
Rune 2h sword + 1.png Rune 2h sword + 150 smithing
Rune 2h sword + 2.png Rune 2h sword + 250 smithing
Rune 2h sword + 3.png Rune 2h sword + 350 smithing
Rune armoured boots.png Rune armoured boots50 smithing
Rune armoured boots + 1.png Rune armoured boots + 150 smithing
Rune armoured boots + 2.png Rune armoured boots + 250 smithing
Rune armoured boots + 3.png Rune armoured boots + 350 smithing
Rune arrowheads 5.png Rune arrowheads50 Smithing
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe50 smithing
Rune battleaxe + 1.png Rune battleaxe + 150 smithing
Rune battleaxe + 3.png Rune battleaxe + 350 smithing
Rune bolts (unf) 5.png Rune bolts (unf)50 Smithing
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody50 smithing
Rune chainbody + 1.png Rune chainbody + 150 smithing
Rune claws.png Rune claws50 smithing
Rune claws + 1.png Rune claws + 150 smithing
Rune claws + 2.png Rune claws + 250 smithing
Rune claws + 3.png Rune claws + 350 smithing
Rune dagger.png Rune dagger50 smithing
Rune dagger + 1.png Rune dagger + 150 smithing
Rune dagger + 3.png Rune dagger + 350 smithing
Rune dart tip.png Rune dart tip50 Smithing
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm50 smithing
Rune full helm + 1.png Rune full helm + 150 smithing
Rune full helm + 2.png Rune full helm + 250 smithing
Rune full helm + 3.png Rune full helm + 350 smithing
Rune gauntlets.png Rune gauntlets50 smithing
Rune gauntlets + 1.png Rune gauntlets + 150 smithing
Rune gauntlets + 2.png Rune gauntlets + 250 smithing
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta50 Smithing
Rune hatchet.png Rune hatchet50 Smithing
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield50 smithing
Rune kiteshield + 1.png Rune kiteshield + 150 smithing
Rune kiteshield + 2.png Rune kiteshield + 250 smithing
Rune kiteshield + 3.png Rune kiteshield + 350 smithing
Rune knife.png Rune knife50 Smithing
Rune limbs.png Rune limbs50 Smithing
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword50 smithing
Rune longsword + 1.png Rune longsword + 150 smithing
Rune longsword + 2.png Rune longsword + 250 smithing
Rune longsword + 3.png Rune longsword + 350 smithing
Rune mace.png Rune mace50 smithing

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Glowing crackerNot Available Multicombat.png(noted)CommonP2P icon.png
Spirit implingN/A Reward1UnknownN/A
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.