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Blood rune
Blood rune
Release date 18 March 2002 (Update unknown) edit
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable Yes
Value Cash out:
10 coins
High alch 110 coins
Low alch 73 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 550 coins
Exchange price 369 coins (info)
Buy limit 25,000
Examine A high level catalytic rune.
Weight 0 kg
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Blood runes are members-only runes used in the Magic skill for many spells in Ancient Magicks, enchanting Ruby bolt(e) in the Standard spellbook plus several spells in the Lunar Spells.

Blood runes are dropped by a large range of monsters, such as Fire giants, Aviansies, and Shadow warriors. They may be stolen from the chest in the Chaos Druid Tower north-west of Ardougne, purchased from many magic store owners, such as the Mage of Zamorak, or received as a fairly common loot from the Barrows chest. There is also a respawn point near the Demonic Ruins in the Wilderness.

Before 22 April 2008, it was not possible to craft blood runes by any means other than the Ourania altar. Blood runes can now be crafted (with at least level 77 Runecrafting) at the Blood Altar using pure essence after completing the Legacy of Seergaze quest, and give 10.5 experience each (If you are wearing the complete Master runecrafting robes, then this is 10.78 experience each).

The value of 1 Blood rune in Mobilising Armies is 111 Investment Credits.

Blood runes are also used to recharge the Blood amulet of fury, Brawler's blood necklace, Farsight blood necklace, and Arcane blood necklace.

Price / Experience comparison
Grand Exchange price GP / Exp
(per essence)
Nature rune 255 28.3
Law rune 222 23.4
Death rune 262 26.2
Blood rune 369 35.1
Soul rune 239 N/A


Blood runes are needed in certain combat pay-to-play spells and some other non-combat pay-to-play spells. Below is a list of spells in which Blood runes are used, as well as their respective spellbooks.

Buying blood runesEdit

From non-player charactersEdit

Members may purchase blood runes for 550 coins from:

From other playersEdit

Price / Experience comparison
Grand Exchange price GP / Exp
(per essence)
Nature rune 255 28.3
Law rune 222 23.4
Death rune 262 26.2
Blood rune 369 35.1
Soul rune 239 21.7 (craftable at Ourania altar only)

Dropping MonstersEdit

Levels 1-100Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Brutal green dragon10515–20Common
Shadow warrior652Common
Vampyre (monster)61; 891–2Uncommon
Red dragon842Uncommon
Fire giant855; 10Uncommon
Bronze dragon8615; 30Uncommon
Aviansie89; 92; 9511Uncommon
Black demon9810Uncommon
Black dragon1008; 9; 15Uncommon
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 372; 4Rare
White Knight352–3Rare
Revenant vampyre475Rare

Levels 101-199Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Zakl'n Gritch1025–10Uncommon

Levels 200+Edit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
King Black Dragon27630–50Common
Kalphite Queen33353; 100–200Common
Giant Mole23060Uncommon
Chaos Elemental305100–300Uncommon
Exiled Kalphite Queen356172–500Uncommon

Other sourcesEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Barrows chestN/A35–630Common


  • Long before 22 April 2008, players who achieved 77 Runecrafting would get a message that they can now craft blood runes even though Legacy of Seergaze hadn't been released at the time.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat update, blood runes were used in high-level combat spells in the standard spellbook. The removal of their usage in these spells caused a dramatic fall in their price.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat update, blood runes were used in casting wave and surge spells in Daemonheim. Since they removed the requirement of using blood runes, they now serve no purpose in Daemonheim other than selling them. It is currently unknown what future purpose they may serve.

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