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Dust runes are combination runes. They count as two separate runes: one earth rune and one air rune. Thus, any spell requiring one earth rune, one air rune or both will spend only one dust rune.

They can be created with the Runecrafting skill or purchased with Pizazz points from the Mage Training Arena.

The Dust battlestaff offers unlimited amount of Dust runes.

Runecrafting Dust runes

At Runecrafting level 10 or higher, they can be crafted in either of two ways:

Tiaras will not work in place of talismans while crafting combination runes. Combinations have a 50% success rate (or 100%, if the player is wearing a binding necklace), and the talisman is consumed in the process (unless the player uses the Lunar spell Magic Imbue).

Note: Binding Dust Runes will consume the secondary talisman, for example: Using an air talisman at the Earth altar will consume the air talisman.

Spells that use both air and earth runes

Icon Spell Level Runes Exp Category Spell Group Notes
Earth Strike icon.png Earth Strike 9 1Mind2Earth1Air 9.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 6 damage per cast.
Earth Bolt icon.png Earth Bolt 29 1Chaos3Earth2Air 19.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 11 damage per cast.
Lumbridge Teleport icon.png Lumbridge Teleport 31 1Law1Earth3Air 41 Teleport Standard Transports the caster to the centre of Lumbridge Castle.
Crumble Undead icon.png Crumble Undead 39 1Chaos2Earth2Air 24.5 Combat Standard Can only be cast on undead monsters. Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
House Teleport icon.png Teleport to House 40 1Law1Earth1Air 30 Teleport Standard Transports the caster to his or her player-owned house.
Earth Blast icon.png Earth Blast 53 1Death4Earth3Air 31.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Earth Wave icon.png Earth Wave 70 1Blood7Earth5Air 40 Combat Standard Maximum of 19 damage per cast.
Earth Surge icon.png Earth Surge 90 1Wrath10Earth7Air 48.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 23 damage per cast.

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Flesh Crawler 28; 35; 41 2–23 2; Common
Dust devil 93; 110 200 2; Common
Spiritual mage 120; 123 15 3; Uncommon