Water rune

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Water rune

The water rune is one of the four elemental runes. They are used to invoke the power of water, in spells such as Water and Ice spells, and may be substituted for by a water staff, water battlestaff, mud battlestaff, steam battlestaff, or tome of frost. Water runes are also substituted in spells by the mystic version of all staves mentioned previously. These runes are also used for ice spells.

These may be made using the Runecrafting skill at level 5 Runecrafting, granting 6 experience per essence, using the water altar south-east of Draynor Village in the Lumbridge Swamp. They can also be found at various spawns around the game, such as the spawn in the scorpion pit north of Al Kharid. Water runes can also be dropped by monsters. They can sometimes be found inside barrels. After the quest Dealing with Scabaras, water runes may be used on a water tiara, requiring both 50 Magic and Runecrafting, to make an enchanted water tiara. This item replaces waterskins in the desert heat, with three water runes accounting for one dose of water. The amount of charges that the tiara can store is unlimited. Similarly to infusing a druid pouch, the user must use at least 3 water runes on the tiara.

Crafting multiple water runes[edit | edit source]

For more information about Runecrafting multiples, see crafting multiple runes.
Multiplier Runecrafting level GE Price
1x 5 19
2x 19 38
3x 38 57
4x 57 76
5x 76 95
6x 95 114
7x 114* 133

Spells[edit | edit source]

Water runes are needed in a vast amount of spells, as listed below. Because of all the spells that need water runes, many mages will just use a staff of water, water battlestaff or mystic water staff.

Free Spells[edit | edit source]

All players can cast these spells:

Member Spells[edit | edit source]

Only members can cast these spells:

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Ali's Discount WaresAl Kharid17Coins 5.png Coins300P2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune ShopVarrock17Coins 5.png Coins300F2P icon.png
Aubury's Rune Shop (New Varrock)New VarrockFree sample-15P2P icon.png
Baba Yaga's Magic ShopLunar Isle17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png
Battle RunesWilderness17Coins 5.png Coins100P2P icon.png
Betty's Magic EmporiumPort Sarim17Coins 5.png Coins300F2P icon.png
Carwen Essencebinder Magical Runes ShopBurthorpe17Coins 5.png Coins300F2P icon.png
Lundail's Arena-side Rune ShopMage arena bank17Coins 5.png Coins1,000F2P icon.png
Magic Guild Store - Runes and StavesWizards' Guild17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png
Tutab's Magical MarketApe Atoll17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png
TzHaar-Mej-Roh's Rune StoreTzHaar City26Tokkul 25.png Tokkul1,000P2P icon.png
Void Knight Magic StoreVoid Knights' Outpost17Coins 5.png Coins1,000P2P icon.png

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceCombat levelQuantityRarityMembers
Aviansie89; 92; 953013/128P2P icon.png
Bandit (Wilderness)189UncommonF2P icon.png
Bandit Brawler112; 11893/128F2P icon.png
Bandit looter423–17CommonP2P icon.png
Barrel (Viyeldi caves)N/A1–11CommonN/A
Basilisk 70; 772012/128P2P icon.png
Big frog3612UncommonP2P icon.png
Black Heather13830UncommonF2P icon.png
Brine rat4910–18UncommonP2P icon.png
Casket (CS Week)N/A150UnknownF2P icon.png
Catablepon 53; 5478/128F2P icon.png
Cave bug8; 121–1672/128P2P icon.png
Cave bug8; 121–164/128P2P icon.png
Cave goblin16CommonP2P icon.png
Cave slime26155/128P2P icon.png
Chaos dwarf 28; 45; 47; 84; 101; 108101/128F2P icon.png
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 10110CommonP2P icon.png
Chaos dwogre92; 9810CommonP2P icon.png
Cockatrice441–23/128P2P icon.png
Cockroach drone41–818/128F2P icon.png
Corpse Spider42CommonF2P icon.png
Corpse archer1869/128F2P icon.png
Corpse mage2185/128F2P icon.png
Crawling corpse torso94UncommonF2P icon.png
Crystal chestN/A200CommonN/A
Cyclops 57; 63; 68; 917RareF2P icon.png
Dagannoth (Lighthouse)77; 7815–30CommonP2P icon.png
Dagannoth guardian9810–36UncommonP2P icon.png
Dagannoth spawn653CommonP2P icon.png
Dagon'hai Monk7710–18CommonP2P icon.png
Dark warrior1614/128F2P icon.png
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 3710–184/128F2P icon.png
Desert strykewyrm1032–100UncommonP2P icon.png
Donny the Lad13830UncommonF2P icon.png
Dragith Nurn268UnknownF2P icon.png
Drunken man57UncommonF2P icon.png
Elf warrior84; 8970CommonP2P icon.png
Elite Khazard guard77; 844–10CommonP2P icon.png
Essence implingN/A30CommonN/A
Essence impling jarN/A30CommonP2P icon.png
Exiled kalphite paragon8431–89CommonP2P icon.png
Exiled kalphite soldier8453–84CommonP2P icon.png
Experiment No.2643–14UncommonP2P icon.png
Frog776CommonP2P icon.png
Giant Sea Snake6315UnknownP2P icon.png
Giant ant worker4928CommonP2P icon.png
Giant rock crab951–39CommonP2P icon.png
Giant skeleton (Shadow Dungeon)8418UncommonP2P icon.png
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)8418UncommonP2P icon.png
Giant wasp 70; 8432–37UnknownP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The most water runes required for a spell is 30, for the Charge Water Orb spell.
  • Water runes used to have a price ceiling of 16 coins each, and were extremely hard to buy on the Grand Exchange. On 9 September 2009, the price cap was removed (and shortly before, the infinite stock of water runes in shops had been removed), and water runes increased in price to over 40 coins each. Due to this it was very smart to buy water runes from rune shops at 17 coins and sell on the Grand Exchange. However, this is not applicable anymore as the Grand Exchange price is now cheaper (19).
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