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The Runespan is a dimension where runic energies are much purer than on Gielinor, that being the main reason the Runecrafting Guild is stationed in the Runespan. Although debated in the Runecrafting Guild, Wizard Finix claims the runecrafting altars currently used to craft runes will become unstable, and the Runespan will become the only method to create runes.

Using a special type of rune essence attained only through Runespan, players can siphon rune energy from creatures that roam the area, or from intermittent nodes. This gives Runecrafting experience that was designed to be the best in the game. When leaving the Runespan, all runes players have created will be taken away by the guild wizards and converted into Runespan points, which can be spent on rewards.

The Assist System does not work to gather runes from creatures or nodes that the player does not have the required level to siphon, nor does it work to cross platforms that the player doesn't have the level to cross. However, boosting with potions, etc. does work in runespan.

Location[edit | edit source]

The High-level entrance to the Runespan.

The Runespan portals can be found at the top of the Wizards' Tower, flanking the Runecrafting Guild entrance, and can be used after talking to Wizard Finix. The low-level portal on the east side of the tower, near Wizard Finix, and the mid-level portal is on the west side. There is no high-level portal; however, the mid-level portal can be redirected to the high-level Runespan by Wizard Rinsit or one of the two skilling portals in the Max Guild Garden can be attuned to the highest level of Runespan which requires at least one 99 or the ability to wear the quest point cape.

Getting there[edit | edit source]

  • Members can use wicked hood to teleport them in front of the low-level (south east) and mid-level (south west) portal to the Runespan. The law, death, blood, or infinity ethereal head pieces inherit this ability once acquired.
  • Players can enter the top floor of Runespan via the Max Guild by attuning a skill portal to the high-level floor of Runespan. Additionally, Grace of the Elves can be used to teleport to the attuned teleport locations remotely.
  • Runecrafting guild teleports can be used to go directly to the Runecrafting guild. Then exit the portal and re-enter choosing the Runespan location.
  • Wizards are stationed at every Runecrafting altar and will offer to teleport players to the Wizards' Tower after a brief conversation.
  • Players can teleport to Draynor Village and walk to the Wizards' Tower.
  • Members can teleport to the tower by going through the eastern portal on the second floor of the Wizards' Guild (requires level 66 Magic).
  • Members can use the fairy ring code DIS, taking them to the south of the tower.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The lower level of the Runespan.
The middle level of the Runespan.
The upper level of the Runespan.

Players do not need to take anything with them into Runespan. However, if a player owns a full set of the Ethereal outfit wearing it provides them the benefit of moving across Runespan at no cost and gives them also the advantage of Master Runecrafter Robes even when these are in the player's bank or in their POH. Alternatively, if they just own the robes or some part of the skilling set, it is strongly recommended to wear them as they will increase experience earned inside the Runespan. An empty inventory allows more space for the items associated with the activities. There are 16 unique items collected in the Runespan. All runes and essence stack in the inventory. Any runes brought into the Runespan are different from the runes crafted within, therefore they are separate items and will not stack together or benefit in any way.

Start by collecting 25 rune essence from floating essence. If players run out of essence or drop below 25 essence at any point, they can collect more essence from floating essence to a maximum of 25. However, essence after the initial amount is more effectively collected from siphoning creatures. Players can also optionally buy 10 of each rune available at their level from Wizard Finix, enabling movement between platforms immediately. This costs up to 177 points, but the cost of the runes equals their value when redeemed, so players will receive those points back when they leave.

There are two main ways to earn experience and Runespan points; siphoning either creatures or concentrated energy nodes. Siphoning creatures can turn up to 5 essence into runes. Once the creature is drained, it gives 50 essence, regardless of the type of creature. Experience is awarded for siphoning. Each different creature produces a specific rune. Siphoning concentrated energy nodes allows faster experience than siphoning creatures, but nodes only appear for fixed periods of time, appear at random locations, and don't give rune essence when depleted.

It's also possible to chip away at creatures to turn 10 runes back into essence. Each creature chipped requires 10 of a specific rune. This can bypass the limit of 25 essence per load, but chipping gives no experience. Chipping will be more time efficient for faster island hopping.

Players can move from island to island using platforms at the cost of runes. Each transport platform costs different runes, which are displayed on the platforms and in their examine text. Should the player own the Infinity ethereal outfit, passage between platforms is free. Players can access the three levels of the Runespan by using the vine and bone ladders.

There are two distractions and diversions specific to the Runespan—yellow wizard and the runesphere, which allow extra experience to be gained.

Players can exit the Runespan by asking any wizard for a teleport back to the Wizards' Tower or by using any other teleport method. All runes and essence are turned into points when players leave.

There are three distinct levels of the Runespan, each catering to different Runecrafting levels. Free-to-play players only have access to the lower level and part of the middle level. Runes gathered here are taken by the Runecrafting Guild, but members are able to claim points towards wicked robes, new magical staves, and a new massive pouch (requires level 90 Runecrafting) which holds 18 essence. All players are rewarded with Runecrafting experience.

While in Runespan, players have an interface appearing in the left of the minigame HUD with the following icons.

Icons Descriptions
Runespan points.png
Shows the player's current total Runespan points, from earlier games.
Runespan inventory.png
Shows the points held in the player's inventory.
Runespan level 1.png
Shows the floor the player is currently on, either the lower, middle, or upper level.
Runesphere icon.png
Shows if there is an active runesphere and its current phase.
Pure energy icon.png
Shows if the active runesphere has changed to pure energy.
Yellow wizard icon.png
Shows if there is an active Yellow Wizard.

Experience[edit | edit source]

The Runespan is playable at any Runecrafting level. Experience is gained by siphoning runes from the creatures and nodes within the Runespan. Experience is also gained from helping the yellow wizard.

For free-to-play players, fleshy growths (46.2 Runecrafting experience) give the best experience per hour, around a rate of 93,000 experience per hour at higher levels, followed by vines, fire storms and then fireballs (34.8 Runecrafting experience). Although fire storms require the highest level they do not give the most experience points per hour due to the inconsistency between the range of experience gained.

Experience rates
Free players Members
Lvl Node type XP/minute XP/hour Lvl Node type XP/minute XP/hour
1 Cyclone 933 56,000 54 Jumper 1,500 90,000
1 Mind storm 942 56,500 65 Skulls 1,600 96,000
5 Water pool 1,075 64,500 35 Chaotic cloud 1,630 97,800
9 Rock fragment 1,142 68,500 77 Blood pool 1,650 99,000
14 Fireball 1,267 76,000 44 Shifter 1,800 108,000
27 Fire storm 1,333 80,000 40 Nebula 2,000 120,000
17 Vine 1,383 83,000 90 Living soul 2,150 129,000
20 Fleshy growth 1,550 93,000 83 Bloody skulls 2,200 132,000
95 Undead soul 2,300 138,000
Experience rates were tested with 99 Runecrafting, and the experience values do vary based on chance. The hourly experience rates are just estimates; moving time, experience from esslings/esshounds/esswraiths, and experience from wizards is excluded.
Essences are worth more experience if used with runes that give a higher average experience than most runes, meaning players won't have to spend as much time siphoning creatures which will increase the experience per hour.
The yellow wizard's experience changes players' hourly experience quite a bit, although the experience change varies depending on how far away the wizard is or how often players get called.

Points[edit | edit source]

Creating runes awards points which members can use to buy rewards. When players leave the area, the points will automatically be redeemed. Using runes to travel around the Runespan will decrease the player's point total because runes are used to cross platforms. Chipping away at creatures will also decrease points because runes in the player's inventory are exchanged for rune essences.

Image Rune type Point value
Air rune
Air rune 0.1
Mind rune
Mind rune 0.2
Water rune
Water rune 0.3
Earth rune
Earth rune 0.4
Fire rune
Fire rune 0.5
Body rune
Body rune 0.7
Cosmic rune
Cosmic rune 0.9
Chaos rune
Chaos rune 1.1
Astral rune
Astral rune 1.3
Nature rune
Nature rune 1.5
Law rune
Law rune 1.7
Death rune
Death rune 2.5
Blood rune 3
Soul rune
Soul rune 3.5

An unstable air rune, obtainable from the Motherlode Maw or the Travelling Merchant's Shop, can be used to instantly grant 5,000 Runespan points.

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Inhabiting the Runespan are various creatures who can be "siphoned" for runes to help cross platforms to other islands. Every successful siphon consumes one rune essence and creates a rune of the creature's type. There is a possibility of failing to siphon the creature, which will consume no essence, give no runes, and grant 0 to 2 experience. The chance of failing decreases at higher Runecrafting levels. Any number of players can siphon runes from one creature at the same time, but if one of the players siphons a total of five runes without pause, the creature will be destroyed. When this happens, 50 or more rune essence is given to those players still siphoning it. The creatures respawn after a few seconds at or near the same location. If all players siphon 4 or fewer runes from a creature then stop and resume siphoning, it can be siphoned indefinitely.

Creatures can also be "chipped", which requires ten lower-levelled runes and gives 10-20 rune essence. The same creature cannot be chipped twice in a row; players can't chip the same creature until they have chipped three others. Since runes are worth points, spending runes for chipping reduces the current points.

Nodes[edit | edit source]

A node is an elemental object within the Runespan that can be siphoned for runes, giving Runecrafting experience. If the siphon is unsuccessful, the player can gain either 0 or 2 experience. A white ring appears below all nodes which shows which runes will be crafted from it. Unlike creatures, nodes do not re-spawn in the same locations when depleted.

There are basic nodes pertaining to one element (such as cyclones, rock fragments, and fleshy growths), but there are also nodes that players can siphon two different types of runes from (such as fire storms, which grant air runes and fire runes). Combination nodes such as fire storms will never yield both runes at once, with the higher level rune having a lower chance of being obtained; a fire storm will reward the player with 22.5 experience if it produces an air rune or 42 experience if it produces a fire rune.

Siphoning a node will give twice the experience as siphoning their respective creature. For example, players who siphon a Death esswraith receive only 60 experience per rune, while siphoning skulls gives players 120 experience per rune. Combination nodes such as nebulae provide an additional 40% experience on top of the double experience points.

The nodes don't change any faster or slower when people are siphoning from them. This means that no matter how many people are siphoning from a single node, it will last for a randomly determined amount of time before disappearing or changing to another node type.

The chances of finding a better node increase as players go up the floors. For example, shifters and jumpers are uncommon sights on the middle floor. The higher-level nodes on a floor (shifters and jumpers for middle floor and skulls and higher for the upper floor) rarely spawn on the larger islands and are more commonly found on the smaller islands.

Occasionally a node will be replaced while still active with another, different node in the exact same location. Nodes can be replaced with either a lower or higher level node. A player siphoning a node that gets replaced will continue siphoning without the need to reclick it. However if the node changes into a higher level node than the player can siphon they will automatically stop siphoning and have to find another node.

Platforms[edit | edit source]

Platforms transport players from one island to another, much like bridges. Crossing them uses up certain runes as well as a small number of points currently held in inventory. The symbols on the platforms show which runes are required to use the platform. If players examine the platform, it will show them the runes needed to cross.

In the case of missile platforms, a variety of elemental runes can be used interchangeably depending on what is available in the player's inventory. The most abundant rune type will always be used. If multiple rune types are equally abundant, the lower level one would be used. For example, water runes would be used over fire runes.

When moving from a smaller island to a larger one, neither runes nor points will be used. Players will get a game message: You were not charged for travelling to the bigger island. However, when moving from a larger island to a smaller one, runes and points will be consumed. This will be indicated on the minimap with a red bridge.

When moving from two similarly sized islands runes and points will be consumed in either direction of travel. This will be indicated on the minimap with a tan bridge.

Runes[edit | edit source]

A player can initially start with 25 rune essence by collecting from floating essence. The rune essence is converted into one or more of the fourteen runes by siphoning creatures or nodes. A player can use their current points to buy some runes (10 of each rune that a player can siphon for) from Wizard Finix once per session, but the current points and the points currently held in inventory will not be updated unless another rune is crafted. The points will be deducted and the bought runes will be transferred to the inventory. The runes may then be used for crossing between gaps. Unlike the runes used in Gielinor, these runes are not tradeable nor could they be used for magic.

Image Type Obtained from Used for
Rune essence (Runespan).png Rune essence Floating essence, esslings, esshounds, and esswraiths Siphoning runes from creatures and nodes, conjuration and greater conjuration platforms
Air rune (Runespan).png Air rune Air esslings, cyclones, fire storms, and runespheres Float, small missile, missile, and greater missile platforms
Mind rune (Runespan).png Mind rune Mind esslings, mind storms, and runespheres Small missile, conjuration, and greater conjuration platforms
Water rune (Runespan).png Water rune Water esslings, water pools, vines, and runespheres Ice and mist, small missile, missile, and greater missile platforms
Earth rune (Runespan).png Earth rune Earth esslings, rock fragments, vines, and runespheres Earth, vine, small missile, missile, and greater missile platforms
Fire rune (Runespan).png Fire rune Fire esslings, fireballs, fire storms, and runespheres Small missile, missile, and greater missile platforms
Body rune (Runespan).png Body rune Body esshounds, fleshy growths, and runespheres Conjuration, mist, flesh, and greater conjuration platforms
Cosmic rune (Runespan).png Cosmic rune Cosmic esshounds, nebulas, and runespheres Comet platforms
Chaos rune (Runespan).png Chaos rune Chaos esshounds, chaotic clouds, and runespheres Missile platforms
Astral rune (Runespan).png Astral rune Astral esshounds, nebulas, and runespheres Comet platforms
Nature rune (Runespan).png Nature rune Nature esshounds, shifters, and runespheres Vine and mist platforms
Law rune (Runespan).png Law rune Law esshounds, jumpers, and runespheres Comet platforms
Death rune (Runespan).png Death rune Death esswraiths, skulls, bloody skulls, undead souls, and runespheres Skeletal, greater missile, flesh, and greater conjuration platforms
Blood rune (Runespan).png Blood rune Blood esswraiths, blood pools, bloody skulls, and runespheres Greater missile, flesh, and greater conjuration platforms
Soul rune (Runespan).png Soul rune Soul esswraiths, living souls, undead souls, and runespheres Greater conjuration platforms

Area[edit | edit source]

The Runespan is split into three levels. Different creatures, nodes, and platforms can be found on each.

Lower level[edit | edit source]

Runespan level 1.png

The lower level of the Runespan can be accessed at any Runecrafting level by using the portal on the top of the Wizards' Tower. It is completely available to all players. There are 52 islands on this level. All types of esslings are found on this level.

Middle level[edit | edit source]

Runespan level 2.png
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The middle level of the Runespan can be accessed at 33 Runecrafting by climbing the vine ladder, located on the lower level. Members with 50 Runecrafting also have the option of starting on the middle level when entering the portal in Wizards' Tower. Islands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 15, and 44 are accessible in free-to-play. There are 46 islands on this level. All types of esshounds and esslings (except Fire esslings) are found on this level. Esshounds are quite common in this floor compared to esslings. When looking out from some of the islands in the middle level, players may see the runecrafting guild. This is odd, however, because when the player is inside the guild they only see a few empty islands floating around, but cannot actually see the Runespan.

Upper level P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Runespan level 3.png
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The upper level of the Runespan can be accessed at 66 Runecrafting by climbing the bone ladder on the middle level. This floor is available exclusively to members. There are 33 islands on this level. All types of creatures and nodes are found on this level. Esswraiths are somewhat common while esshounds and esslings are not as common in this level.

Players with access to the outer part of the Max Guild can tune a portal to take them straight to the upper level. Players can also pay wizard Rinsit, located at the top of the Wizards' Tower, 1,000 Runespan points in order to re-direct the mid level portal to the upper level portal and access it from there. Otherwise, the upper level can be reached by entering the middle level portal, trading in some points for runes with Wizard Finix, and going south-west to the bone ladder. Players without the points to trade for runes can get to the upper level by collecting rune essence, siphoning the air essling for 3 air runes, taking the float platform south, siphoning the chaos esshound for 2 chaos runes, and then taking missile platforms south-west and west to reach the bone ladder.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Players should use their highest tier focused siphoning aura to increase their chance of siphoning successfully by 3-15%. Players should also wear a full set of infinity ethereal outfit because it gives a 7% chance of doubling experience and points as well as free travelling across platforms. If players do not have it, they should wear a full set of law ethereal outfit, death ethereal outfit, or blood ethereal outfit for their 5% chance of doubling experience and points and free travelling across platforms. If they do not have these they should wear as many pieces of the master runecrafter robes they have.

  1. Most strategies involve minimising movement between islands and staying near a central island. If maximum points is the player's goal, they should choose an island with the highest level creature that they can siphon. If maximum experience is their goal, it's best to find an island that has many nodes somewhat below their level (these grant the fastest experience) and with the lowest level creature possible (which grant the fastest rune essence).
  2. Before entering the Runespan, check the maps above and the tables below this section to find out which runes will be needed to activate the platforms to reach a chosen island.
  3. Upon entering the Runespan, the player's first action should be to collect 25 essence from the nearest floating essence; there is always at least one on every island.
    • If players have reward points already, they should speak to Wizard Finix and exchange their reward points for 10 of each rune that they can siphon. This allows players to be able to move between platforms immediately instead of having to spend time and manually siphon enough runes to do so upon every entry to the Runespan. The reward point cost of the exchange will be equal to the reimbursement value of the runes upon leaving the Runespan, so there is no reason not to exchange. These runes alone should also be sufficient to get to a chosen island.
    • It is recommended to have an upkeep of about 20 runes of every kind if the player decides to travel, since 20 of each rune is usually sufficient for movement around the Runespan, as well as to help out the yellow wizard when available (which takes 10 runes of a given kind). Otherwise, players might find that they do not have the runes they need to teleport on the same island and may need to wait patiently for a node to spawn, or travel back one or two islands to gather them; particularly law runes and other higher or basic level runes depending on which level of the Runespan the player is on. So gathering a few more runes earlier can be helpful.
  4. Players should make their way to their chosen island, siphoning from essling creatures as they go. These low level creatures are quick to deplete and every creature yields about 50 rune essence each. This will help increase the player's stock of rune essence quickly.
  5. Without an ethereal outfit, players should stay on a single platform to avoid point loss. For maximum experience and points, ignore creatures and get the free essence from the floating essence located on every island. Some players prefer to first stockpile at least 1000 rune essence by siphoning esslings and then siphon any nodes that appear for a style of play requiring less attention. Restock essence after running out or when there aren't any nodes on the island, first from floating nodes if below 25 and then from the smallest creature on the same island.
    • Mid-level nodes are generally faster experience than the highest levelled nodes siphonable.
    • If a mid/high level node appears on a connected island, hop there until the node is depleted and then hop back.

Distractions and Diversions[edit | edit source]

Yellow wizard[edit | edit source]

Yellow wizard icon.png

There are a number of wizards on each level that stand in random spots and periodically teleport to different locations. Each level has one wizard wearing yellow robes (yellow wizards only appear on the first level on free worlds) and several others wearing blue robes. Each player can see all of the wizards at any given moment, though the wizard wearing yellow robes is random to each player. Despite this, multiple players can see the same wizard as the yellow one at the same time.

Every 10 minutes after logging into or entering the Runespan or successfully handing the yellow wizard runes, a red message will appear in the chatbox saying that a wizard needs the player's help. If the player chooses not to help the wizard, the message will not be called out again.

To find the yellow wizard, talk to any of the wizards in blue robes, including Wizard Finix. After a short chat or choosing the right click option "Find Wizard," a flashing arrow will point to where the yellow wizard is located. On rare occasions the yellow wizard will appear on the same island, making his experience bonus worth while.

Once the yellow wizard is found, players can either talk to him or choose the right click option "Best Rune" in order to find which type of rune he needs. In either case, the player must then use a stack of runes on the yellow wizard. He will take 10 runes from that stack (or the entire stack if there are less than 10) and in return he will grant a reward of Runecrafting experience based on the type and number of runes provided and whether the rune provided was what he asked for (when not providing the requested rune, higher level runes yield more experience), as well as the player's Runecrafting level. See experience rewards below for more details.

Players may not always be able to reach the yellow wizard because he may be on an island that can only be travelled to using a high level platform. Players may also not be able to fulfil the yellow wizard's request as he can ask for any level rune including soul runes even on floor 1. In this case, players can give the wizard a lower level rune at the cost of receiving less experience.

Players who own the complete infinity ethereal outfit are granted five free teleports to the yellow wizard per day while wearing the full outfit. If using this method to reach the wizard; a player is offered to teleport back to where they were after handing in any type of rune. The teleport cannot be used unless the yellow wizard has asked for the player's help. Also, the player must already be on the same level as the wizard for the teleport to work. In the event the yellow wizard teleports away before the player can give him the runes, the player will be offered to teleport to the wizard's new location for free.

All of the wizards will teleport once every 4 minutes 31.5 seconds. If a player is going to be in the Runespan for a long period of time, note the time when a wizard appears or disappears and use it to calculate future teleport times. Doing so can reduce the likelihood of just barely missing a yellow wizard.

Hunting tips[edit | edit source]

The best place to hunt yellow wizards is on the middle level of the Runespan. To increase the number of wizards helped per hour, use a stop watch to monitor the ten minute period until a wizard calls out. After roughly 9 minutes (there being 1 minute until call out) prepare by running to Wizard Finix at the centre of the map. He never changes location making him the best blue wizard to find. Players should then ask him to point to the yellow wizard. Locate the yellow wizard, and by this time, the player should have received the call out message. Give him runes and restart the stop watch.

On the upper level, the same technique can be used, but because Wizard Finix is at the far southwest corner of the map near the ladder to the middle level, it is recommended that players start searching at 8 minutes. Unfortunately, if players find the Yellow Wizard too early, he may teleport away before he calls for help.

After asking one of the wizards for the Yellow Wizard's location, the minimap will display a flashing arrow with the exact location of the Yellow Wizard. It can therefore be helpful to examine the minimap (which can be expanded) to find the Yellow Wizard's location.

Experience rewards[edit | edit source]

Because the "best rune" doesn't always yield the most experience, the table below presents a strategy that will maximise the experience reward.

Runecrafting level Suggested rune given

for maximum experience

1 to 59 1 to 76 The highest rune available to the player
60+ 77+ Requested rune

At Runecrafting levels under 33 (players limited to floor 1), it is not recommended to find the yellow wizard as the extra experience is very little and players can easily gain 5-10 levels between wizard callings. Giving the wizard the "requested rune" yields more experience than fire runes. At level 53 and below, players should turn in the highest level rune available and not the requested rune as this will reward more experience, and if a wizard requests the highest level rune the player has, it is actually more beneficial to give the wizard the second highest rune. Because of this it is strongly recommended that players read what rune the wizard wants before handing over a rune. At level 54, the experience for requested runes jumps and the highest possible rune, law runes, will give only 1,836 experience (if not requested), while the requested rune (no matter how low level) gives 1,944 experience. Due to this, players with at least level 54 should follow the request.

For free-to-play players, the requested runes will always give the same experience as body runes.

  • At level 65, the requested rune will give 910 experience to non-members and 1,820 experience to members.
  • At level 77, the requested rune will give 1078 experience to non-members and 5,082 experience to members.

[source needed]

Runesphere[edit | edit source]

The runesphere with the nature layer active.

The runesphere is an object that appears in the Runespan that can be siphoned for runes, rune dust, and Runecrafting experience. Siphoning the runesphere requires rune essence, and yields runes corresponding to the type of rune layer the sphere is on. The layer goes down each time the Runesphere has been fully siphoned on its current tier (Fire>Earth>Water>Mind>Air). Each successful siphon also grants the player 1-6 rune dust, depending on the type of rune layer the runesphere is on, while unsuccessful siphons grant 1 dust. When all the layers of the runesphere have been siphoned off, a ball of pure energy will be revealed. Players can hand in rune dust to the pure energy, awarding 25 Runecrafting experience per energy. A maximum of 1,000 rune dust can be handed in each day, making the maximum amount of experience obtainable from the pure energy each day 25,000 Runecrafting experience, which is affected by bonus experience. Players cannot own more than 1,000 rune dust at a time. It is still possible to get Runecrafting experience from siphoning runespheres while possessing the maximum amount of rune dust.

Siphoning a runesphere gives very fast experience and allows a player to receive additional experience from it as an energy ball. The layers of the runesphere also need higher Runecrafting levels than their corresponding creatures and nodes. For example, the nature layer requires level 64 Runecrafting to siphon, while nature esshounds and shifters only require 44 Runecrafting. Though the experience given is rapid, at higher Runecrafting levels it is not as important as the yellow wizard's rewards as the rune dust only awards up to 25,000 Runecrafting experience each day. Additionally, at higher levels, a node such as an Undead Soul or Bloody Skulls can yield higher experience rates than a runesphere.

Layer Level to siphon XP gain Rune rewarded
Air 1 Runecrafting-icon.png 19 Air rune (Runespan).png Air runes
Mind 8 Runecrafting-icon.png 20 Mind rune (Runespan).png Mind runes
Water 15 Runecrafting-icon.png 25.5 Water rune (Runespan).png Water runes
Earth 22 Runecrafting-icon.png 28.5 Earth rune (Runespan).png Earth runes
Fire 29 Runecrafting-icon.png 35.5 Fire rune (Runespan).png Fire runes
Body 36 Runecrafting-icon.png 46.2 Body rune (Runespan).png Body runes
Cosmic P2P icon.png 43 Runecrafting-icon.png 53.2 Cosmic rune (Runespan).png Cosmic runes
Chaos P2P icon.png 50 Runecrafting-icon.png 61.5 Chaos rune (Runespan).png Chaos runes
Astral P2P icon.png 57 Runecrafting-icon.png 71.33 Astral rune (Runespan).png Astral runes
Nature P2P icon.png 64 Runecrafting-icon.png 87 Nature rune (Runespan).png Nature runes
Law P2P icon.png 71 Runecrafting-icon.png 107.5 Law rune (Runespan).png Law runes
Death P2P icon.png 78 Runecrafting-icon.png 120 Death rune (Runespan).png Death runes
Blood P2P icon.png 85 Runecrafting-icon.png 146.3 Blood rune (Runespan).png Blood runes
Soul P2P icon.png 92 Runecrafting-icon.png 213 Soul rune (Runespan).png Soul runes

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Runes gathered in the Runespan are taken by the Runecrafting Guild if players leave the Runespan. In return, players receive Runespan points to spend on various rewards. It is possible to buy a second wicked hood, but it will not give extra free runes, essence, or teleports each day. However, extra wicked hoods can be given different colours.

Each other part of the robes provides an additional 25 free essence and 1 rune claim per day, and owning all three adds an extra daily altar teleport. They do not have to be worn for the bonus to count. (Owning the Wicked robe top, wicked legs, and wicked cape will upgrade the player's wicked hood from 100 essence withdrawal per day, two rune withdrawals per day, and two free rune-altar teleports per day to 175 essence withdrawal per day, five rune withdrawals per day, and three free rune-altar teleports per day.)

Points can be spent in Wizard Finix's reward shop next to the low-level Runespan portal on the east side or at Wizard Rinsit's reward shop next to mid-level Runespan portal on the west side. To buy everything in the Wizard Finix's shop, players will need 282,360 points. The maximum number of points that can be saved is 214,748,364.

Wizard Finix's ShopP2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

The items section in Wizard Finix's Runecrafting Shop.
Item Points Requirements Weight
Wicked hood.png
Wicked hood P2P icon.png[1] 175 None 0 kg
Wicked robe top.png
Wicked robe topP2P icon.png 15,000 80 Runecrafting-icon.png -10 kg
Wicked legs.png
Wicked legsP2P icon.png 7,500 55 Runecrafting-icon.png -8 kg
Wicked cape.png
Wicked capeP2P icon.png 2,500 30 Runecrafting-icon.png -6 kg
Lesser runic staff.png
Lesser runic staffP2P icon.png 5,000 30 Runecrafting-icon.png, 30 Magic-icon.png 1.8 kg
Runic staff.png
Runic staffP2P icon.png 12,500 60 Runecrafting-icon.png, 50 Magic-icon.png 1.8 kg
Greater runic staff.png
Greater runic staffP2P icon.png 25,000 90 Runecrafting-icon.png, 75 Magic-icon.png 1.8 kg
Massive pouch.png
Massive pouchP2P icon.png[2] 1,000 90 Runecrafting-icon.png 1 kg
  1. ^ The wicked hood purchased here has no distinct advantages over the free version, which can be obtained from Tam McGrubor in Burthorpe. In addition, buying a second hood from the shop will not stack with the original hood in the bank or inventory.
  2. ^ Unused massive pouches stack in inventory and in the bank. Once one is used, it no longer stacks with the unused ones, and it changes to a lighter colour. The pouch degrades after 42 uses and is not repairable. Only one massive pouch can be in a "used" state at a time, and thus only one can be filled with essence. A massive pouch holds 18 pure essence at a single time; 756 pure essence total.

EsteemP2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The esteem section in Wizard Finix's Runecrafting Shop.

Esteem is purely cosmetic; it does not affect siphoning rates. For every level earned, esteem changes the design/symbol on the wicked hood, cape, and robes.

The symbol for the corresponding rank is also displayed on the back of the wicked hood, the left shoulder of the wicked robe top, and the front of the wicked legs.

Rank 1 (the highest tier) costs 211,860 points total and is required for the trimmed completionist cape.

Buying a rank subtracts the cost from the higher ranks. For example, buying the tier 10 rank at 15 points will reduce the cost of all ranks by 15 points so buying tier 9 after tier 10 would only cost an additional 45 points.

Rank (low to high) Point cost
Individual Total
10 10 15 15
9 9 45 60
8 8 130 190
7 7 370 560
6 6 1,000 1,560
5 5 2,800 4,360
4 4 7,500 11,860
3 3 20,000 31,860
2 2 55,000 86,860
1 1 125,000 211,860

Re-colourP2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

The re-colour section in Wizard Finix's Runecrafting Shop.

Players can re-colour their equipped wicked equipment for 2,000 points. If a full set of robes of one colour is desired, it would be cheapest to obtain the full set, equip it, and then purchase the re-colour. Alternatively, each piece can be recoloured individually, but will still cost 2,000 points each time.

Wizard Rinsit's Shop[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Type Point cost
Portal redirection.png Portal redirectionP2P icon.png[1] 1,000
Master runecrafter hat.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master runecrafter hatMaster runecrafter hatP2P icon.png 4,000
Master runecrafter robe.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master runecrafter robeMaster runecrafter robeP2P icon.png 4,000
Master runecrafter skirt.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master runecrafter skirtMaster runecrafter skirtP2P icon.png 4,000
Master runecrafter boots.png: RS3 Inventory image of Master runecrafter bootsMaster runecrafter bootsP2P icon.png 4,000
Unstable essence.png: RS3 Inventory image of Unstable essenceUnstable essence x200 500
Runesphere teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Runesphere teleportRunesphere teleportP2P icon.png 2,000
Yellow wizard teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Yellow wizard teleportYellow wizard teleportP2P icon.png 1,000
  1. ^ Unlocks the ability to change the destination of mid-level Runespan portal to high-level, which takes the player directly to top floor of Runespan.

Altar teleports[edit | edit source]

Item Point cost
Air altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Air altar teleportAir altar teleport x10 2,000
Mind altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mind altar teleportMind altar teleport x10 2,000
Water altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Water altar teleportWater altar teleport x10 2,000
Earth altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Earth altar teleportEarth altar teleport x10 2,000
Fire altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Fire altar teleportFire altar teleport x10 2,000
Body altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Body altar teleportBody altar teleport x10 2,000
Cosmic altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Cosmic altar teleportCosmic altar teleport x10P2P icon.png 2,000
Chaos altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Chaos altar teleportChaos altar teleport x10P2P icon.png 2,000
Astral altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Astral altar teleportAstral altar teleport x10P2P icon.png 2,000
Nature altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Nature altar teleportNature altar teleport x10P2P icon.png 2,000
Law altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Law altar teleportLaw altar teleport x10P2P icon.png 2,000
Death altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Death altar teleportDeath altar teleport x10P2P icon.png 2,000
Blood altar teleport.png: RS3 Inventory image of Blood altar teleportBlood altar teleport x10P2P icon.png 2,000

Music unlocked[edit | edit source]

Lower level[edit | edit source]

Middle level[edit | edit source]

Upper level[edit | edit source]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 11 March 2019 (Update):
    • The Runecrafting skill guide now correctly displays the level requirement for the Runespan high-level entrance portal as 66 Runecrafting.
  • patch 22 January 2018 (Update):
    • A stretching texture on a Runespan skybox has been fixed.
  • ninja 4 December 2017 (Update):
    • NPCs and Runecrafting locations within the low level Runespan will now display the required Runecrafting level when examining them. NPCs that require level 1 will not display this.
  • ninja 28 November 2016 (Update):
    • The following improvements have been made to the Runespan:
      • Wizard Finix now gives your purchased starter runes in order of level.
      • Points are updated as soon as starter runes are purchased.
      • Icons have been added to show the RuneSphere's current rune type.
      • An icon is now shown when the RuneSphere is at its core.
      • An icon is now shown when a yellow wizard is calling you.
  • nxt 31 October 2016 (Update):
    • Adjusted the inventory models of Runespan's law and body runes to be more easily distinguishable.
  • patch 3 August 2015 (Update):
    • Some unnecessary camera movement when leaving the Runespan has been removed.
  • ninja 30 March 2015 (Update):
    • The following changes have been made to to runespheres in the Runespan:
      • Siphoning will now grant more experience.
      • Players will now siphon Rune dust from a Runesphere faster.
      • Wizard Finix and other wizards can now help locate a Runesphere.
      • The Runesphere can now spawn on the top floor.
      • Altered the chance of spawning a Runesphere so it prefers the top two floors.
      • The starting shell of the Runesphere now more closely relates to the floor it spawns upon.
  • patch 20 October 2014 (Update):
    • Ethereal armour will now correctly allow the player to traverse greater conjuration platforms in the Runespan freely.
  • hotfix 17 December 2013 (Update):
    • The rewards interface from the Runespan will no longer offer rewards if the player walks away from the NPC.
  • patch 10 September 2013 (Update):
    • An island on the edge of the bottom floor of the Runespan no longer stretches downwards.
    • A missing texture on a tile in the Runespan has been added in.
  • patch 24 June 2013 (Update):
    • The Skill Advance Guide for The Runespan conjuration platforms has been updated to state that they are members only.
  • patch 20 May 2013 (Update):
    • The unlock hints for several Runespan songs have been corrected.
  • patch 18 February 2013 (Update):
    • Players will now receive the points they are due if they lose membership inside the Runespan.
  • patch 19 June 2012 (Update):
    • Some blocking has been added on a rock in the Runespan.
    • Within the Runespan, Greater missile bridges on level 3 now correctly display a death rune icon instead of a body rune icon.
  • patch 6 June 2012 (Update):
    • A square of blocking has been added on a rock in the Runespan.
  • patch 22 May 2012 (Update):
    • Some right-click "Find Wizard" and "Best rune" options have been added to wizards in the Runespan.
    • An island link in the Runespan has now been reversed, to prevent players from getting stuck rune-less on a non-main island.
  • patch 10 May 2012 (Update):
    • Some graphical issues in the Runespan have been fixed.
    • The points overlay in the Runespan now updates correctly when a player uses runes to cross bridges.
    • Small missile platforms no longer asks for elemental runes when the player is missing a required mind rune.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A dragon that appears when using conjuration platforms.
  • On 28 April 2012 at 8:00 PM UTC, when the See the Future event began, rifts to the Runespan opened in the Grand Exchange near the west wall, at the Catherby fruit tree patch, and in the central market of East Ardougne. Esslings also appeared with them. Wizard Finix was also seen for a brief time during this teaser and left along with the rift orbs. Approximately ten minutes after the rift spawned, the esslings disappeared, a Runesphere appeared in place of the rift. It also disappeared after a few minutes.
  • The Runespan was "tweaked" on 28 August 2012 with The Big Chinchompa update.
  • If a player fails to siphon a node or creature 6 times in a row, then the 7th attempt has a 100% chance of succeeding. This means that it always takes 35 siphons or less to deplete any creature in Runespan.
  • If a new node appears in the same spot as the current node a player is siphoning, they will not break animation when their current node depletes as they will continue to siphon the new node.
  • On 20 March 2017, an update added wizard Rinsit outside the entrance to the Runespan/Runecrafting guild with additional rewards to spend Runespan points on.