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The mind rune is used for the strike spells including Wind Strike, Water Strike, Earth Strike, and Fire Strike, as well as the Magic Dart spell. Mind runes are craftable at level 2 Runecrafting with either rune essence or pure essence.

If you have no mind runes in your bank or inventory, and you have not dropped any right under you, you can obtain 30 new ones from the magic tutor in Lumbridge along with 30 air runes. Mind runes can be purchased from Betty in Port Sarim, the Void Knight Magic Store on Pest Control Island, and from Aubury just south of Varrock East Bank in Aubury's Rune Shop.

The mind altar is located north of Falador, in between Goblin Village and Ice Mountain, very near to the Wilderness. Mind runes are craftable at level 2 using the Runecrafting skill. Crafting mind runes provides 5.5 Runecrafting experience per rune or pure essence used (154 xp for a full inventory). The Arceuus spellbook teleport to the mind altar can be used in conjunction with rings of dueling to achieve approximately 30k xp per hour crafting mind runes.

There is a Falador Diary task in the hard section to craft 140 Mind runes at the same time.


Free-to-play spells

Pay-to-play spells

Respawn locations

Store locations

Players may purchase mind runes for 3 coins from:

Dropping monsters

Levels 1 to 49

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Wizard 9 5; 12 2; Common
Al-Kharid warrior 9 9 2; Common
Chaos druid 13 12 2; Common
Chaos dwarf 48 37 2; Common
Man 2 9 3; Uncommon
Minotaur 12; 27 1 3; Uncommon
Hill giant 28 3 3; Uncommon
Black Knight 33 2 3; Uncommon

Levels 50 to 99

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ice giant 53 24 2; Common
Infernal mage 66 18 3; Uncommon

Levels 100+

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Kree'arra 580 500–601 2; Common
Elder Chaos druid 129 22 2; Common
monster 121 50 3; Uncommon
Malevolent Mage 162 18 3; Uncommon


They can be found in the Barrows chest with at least 381[1] rewards potential.



  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 3 Mar 2016. Mod Kieren: "You guys wanted info on Barrows loot, here it is... Full size: [1] Explained the best I can!"