Death runes are one of the runes used to cast spells in the Magic skill. They are required to cast medium-level missile spells. Members with 65 Runecrafting and who have completed Mourning's Ends Part II can craft death runes at the death altar by using pure essence on it, with each essence yielding one death rune. Each death rune yields 10 runecrafting experience points. No staff can be used to substitute for death runes, however many monsters, such as ankous, nechryaels and dark beasts commonly drop death runes.
Spells requiring Death rune
The spells that require death rune to cast are shown below.
- Wind Blast
- Water Blast
- Iban Blast
- Magic Dart
- Earth Blast
- Fire Blast
- Tele Block
- Trident of the Seas/Swamp
- All damaging Ancient Magic spells
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Infernal Mage 66 7 Brine rat 70 7 Ankou 75 10; 11 Nechryael 115 5–10 Dark Beast 182 20 King Black Dragon 276 7–45 K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 120–124 Lesser demon 82 3 Greater demon 92 5 Obor 106 49–77 Skeletal Wyvern 140 40 Kalphite Queen 333 175 Abyssal Sire 350 200–300 Zulrah 725 300 Moss giant 42 2 Ice giant 53 2–4 Iron dragon 189 15
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Barrows chest N/A 15–392 Rare drop table N/A 45; 50
- A cat can be given to a civilian in West Ardougne in exchange for 100 death runes (200 with Ardougne's easy diary completed). Kittens and Lazy cats will not work. An Overgrown Cat is fine.
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