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Runecrafting UI
This page is about the skill. For the enchantment, see Runecrafting (Enchantment).

Runecrafting allows players to create runes from rune slates (acquired through mining) and essences. These runes are required for enchanting.


Every 20 effective levels will allow you to craft an additional rune at no cost, which also adds 25 experience gained per craft. These extra runes will also give additional experience and additional cosmic essence.

Intuition and Scholar (after level 99) can reduce the actions needed to reach the next breakpoint.

Effective Level Runes per Slate Base Experience To next Breakpoint
Base Actions Essence RC 8 Time Haste 5
1 - 19 1 25 179 71,600 42,960 15 mins 12 mins
20 - 39 2 50 655 262,000 157,200 55 mins 44 mins
40 - 59 3 75 3,154 1,261,600 756,950 4.4 hours 3.5 hours
60 - 79 4 100 17,123 6,8 M 4,1 M 24 hours 19 hours
80 - 99 5 125 99,241 39.7 M 22.8 M 5.7 days 4.6 days
100 - 119 6 150 599,213 240 M 144 M 35 days 28 days
120 - 139 7 175 3,721,502 1,489 M 893 M 7.2 months 5.7 months
140 - 159 8 200 23,594,545 9.4 B 5.7 B 3.8 years 3.0 years
160 - 179 9 225 151,965,402 60.8 B 36.5 B 24 years 19 years
180 - 199 10 250 990,998,334 396 B 238 B 157 years 125 years
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To start runecrafting, players must first gather essence by doing various activities. A single Rune Slate and 400 essence is used for each runecrafting action. Used Essence can be reduced with the runecrafting enchantment but a minimum of 400 is required to start crafting.

Crafting runes always provides 25 runecrafting experience for each rune crafted.

Element Rune Essence How to Obtain
Air Air essence is gathered automatically. Essence gain is doubled when idling.
Earth Earth essence is gathered while mining.
Fire Fire essence is gathered while smithing or cooking.
Water Water essence is gathered while fishing.
Blood Blood essence is gathered by dealing damage to enemies during combat.
Death Death essence is gathered by killing monsters in combat.
Chaos Chaos essence is gathered by attempting to hit monsters during combat (on every swing of a weapon).
Nature Nature essence is gathered while foraging or farming.
Mind Mind essence is gathered while enchanting or augmenting.
Cosmic Cosmic essences is gathered while enchanting or runecrafting.


Once a talisman is consumed, an additional four essence will be gathered for that specific type. Each talisman of the same type consumed after the first will grant a random, large amount of essence of that type.

Talismans are uncommon items obtained when opening chests, geodes, bird's nests, sunken treasures, and satchels.

All giants from Corrupted Lands, Valley of Giants and Chaos Wastes has a chance to drop Talismans.

Ice Giant will drop a water talisman.

Fire Giant will drop a fire talisman.

Moss Giant will drop a nature talisman.

Bone Giant will drop a blood talisman.

Chaos Giants will drop a chaos talisman.


List of useful Enchantments.

Scrollcrafting Scroll Slot Level Silver Amount Rune Amount Runes Effect per scroll
Scroll of Runecrafting Gloves, Boots 43 500 50 Nature, Mind, Cosmic Reduces essences used in runecrafting by 5%.
Scroll of Prolonging Gloves, Boots 58 700 60 Nature, Mind Gain 10% more buff stacks from consumables.
Scroll of Enlightenment Gloves, Boots 73 900 70 Air, Water, Chaos, Mind Gain 1 more essence per action where essence is acquired.

Skills (exp)
Gathering Mining MiningForaging ForagingFishing Fishing
Production Cooking FarmingSmithing SmithingCrafting CraftingCooking Cooking
Magic Enchanting EnchantingRunecrafting Runecrafting
Combat Attack AttackStrength StrengthDefense DefenseConstitution Constitution