Spellbook

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Magic spellbook
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A spellbook is a list of magic spells available for casting to a player. There are currently four spellbooks: the standard/modern spellbook, the Ancient Magicks spellbook, the Lunar spellbook and the Daemonheim spellbook. A player may only cast spells from their current spellbook, and if they wish to use spells from another spellbook they must change to that spellbook.

It is possible to switch to and from the Ancient Magicks spellbook and Lunar spellbook, without switching back at the former altar. For example, it is possible for players who are on Ancient Magicks to pray at the Astral Altar, where their spellbook will switch to Lunar. If players wish, they may pray again to deactivate the Lunar spellbook and get their spellbooks switched to Modern. Alternatively, players with level 99 magic may use the perk of the magic cape to change to any spellbook at any bank area.

Standard/Modern[edit | edit source]

The standard spellbook contains 70 spells

The standard spellbook, also known as the modern magic spellbook, is available to all players, whereas the other spellbooks can only be unlocked through members quests.

This spellbook contains the most spells (70), as well as the most types of spells; offensive, skills, enchanting and teleportation. It is also the only spellbook with spells that players with a low Magic level can cast.

Jagex updated the spellbook icons in the Run energy upgrade on 9 June 2009[1].

Ancient Magicks[edit | edit source]

The Ancient Magicks spellbook contains 40 spells, excluding Disassemble and Analyse

The Ancient Magicks spellbook is composed primarily of offensive and teleportation spells. It becomes available to players after they complete the Desert Treasure quest.

To change to the Ancient Magicks spellbook, or back from the Ancient Magicks to the standard spellbook, players must enter the Jaldraocht Pyramid in the desert south of Al Kharid and west of Pollnivneach from the rear and pray at the altar. Alternatively, players who have completed Plague's End can use the Elven grimoire found within the Cadarn clan section of Prifddinas to switch between standard spells and Ancients. The Ancient Magicks are considered the most powerful and dangerous spells in Runescape due to their high hits and special capabilities.

Prior to the Evolution of Combat, there were four Miasmic spells that could not be used without Zuriel's staff. They were removed when the Evolution of Combat was released.

Upon the release of The Light Within, several additional Seren-aligned spells were added to the previously Zaros-aligned Ancient Magicks spellbook. These Seren spells range from skilling-related spells such as Crystallise to offensive spells such as Ruby Aurora and some buffing spells such as Prism of Loyalty. Combat-oriented Seren spells generally have teamwork-related effects, and see little use outside of (mostly group) high level PvM. These spells are locked to the player until completion of The Light Within. Additionally, upon completion of The Light Within, the Lunar spell Spellbook Swap becomes accessible from the Ancient Magicks spellbook.

Lunar spells[edit | edit source]

The Lunar spellbook contains 52 spells

The Lunar spellbook originally contained no offensive spells, but has come to include Polypore Strike and, through Borrowed Power, the Wave spells. However, the majority are defensive, self-help, skill-related and utility spells.

The Lunar spellbook becomes available to a player after completion of the Lunar Diplomacy quest. More Lunar spells can be unlocked after completing Dream Mentor and through the Livid Farm minigame. To change to the Lunar spellbook or back from the Lunar to the standard spellbook, a player must pray at the Astral Altar on the south-east side of Lunar Isle or, if the hard Fremennik Tasks have been completed, at the Elven grimoire found within the Cadarn clan section of Prifddinas.

Daemonheim[edit | edit source]

See Dungeoneering/Magic for the complete list of spells.

When training Dungeoneering, players gain access to a new spellbook, containing a mixture of spells from the standard spellbook and Lunar spellbook. They also gain access to four new spells; Dungeon Home Teleport, Create Gatestone, Gatestone Teleport and Group Gatestone Teleport, which all aid in teleporting in the dungeon.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 3 January 2013 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue where logging into a free world did not correctly restore the standard spellbook.


References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Fetzki. Run energy upgrade. RuneScape News List. Jagex Ltd. 2009-06-09. (Archived from the original on 2009-06-10.) "Other small changes concern [...] the magic spell icons, which have had a graphical update."