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Magic Imbue enables the caster to craft combination runes without needing to use opposing talismans for about 12 seconds. The spell removes the requirement for a talisman to be present in the inventory at all; to craft combination runes after casting Magic Imbue, players must use the opposing runes on the Runecrafting altar. For example, to create lava runes at the earth altar, players would use fire runes on the altar after casting Magic Imbue. This spell can be only cast once about every 12.6 seconds.

Note: The spell does not increase the 50% chance of success when crafting combination runes. For a 100% chance of success, a binding necklace is still required

Combined with a steam battlestaff or mystic steam staff, Magic Imbue substantially reduces the cost and effort of crafting combination runes, as some talismans can be quite expensive. On a related note, the difficulty of crafting dust, smoke and mist runes is reduced, as it becomes economically viable to craft these runes at the air altar outside Falador, due to the proximity to a bank.

Magic Imbue can also be cast without being at an altar, and will still provide Magic experience. This can be useful if the player wishes to train Magic while training other skills such as Agility, Mining, or Hunter. A player can receive around 23k exp/hr simply by casting Magic Imbue over and over. It is recommended to use a staff for this method to save on elemental runes.

As with all Lunar Spells, the quest Lunar Diplomacy must be completed to cast this spell.


Spell cost
7Water rune.png7Fire rune.png2Astral rune.png381
Combo runes
7Fire rune.png2Astral rune.png7Mud rune.png2,054
7Water rune.png2Astral rune.png7Lava rune.png374
7Water rune.png2Astral rune.png7Smoke rune.png843
2Astral rune.png7Steam rune.png794
7Fire rune.png2Astral rune.png7Mist rune.png1,487
7Fire rune.png2Astral rune.pngStaff of water.png353
2Astral rune.pngMud battlestaff.pngTome of fire.png318
7Fire rune.png2Astral rune.pngMist battlestaff.png353
7Fire rune.png2Astral rune.pngKodai wand.png353
7Water rune.png2Astral rune.pngTome of fire.png346
7Fire rune.png2Astral rune.pngMud battlestaff.png353
7Water rune.png2Astral rune.pngLava battlestaff.png346
2Astral rune.pngSteam battlestaff.png318
2Astral rune.pngMist battlestaff.pngTome of fire.png318
2Astral rune.pngKodai wand.pngTome of fire.png318
7Water rune.png2Astral rune.pngStaff of fire.png346
7Water rune.png2Astral rune.pngSmoke battlestaff.png346
2Astral rune.pngStaff of water.pngTome of fire.png318


This spell's animation is similar to Bones to Bananas and Bones to Peaches.