Death runes are used in the Magic skill for many spells in Ancient Magics, Lunar Spells and some in the Standard spellbook.

How to Obtain

  • Death runes are dropped by various monsters.
  • They are a fairly common loot from the Barrows chest.


Death runes are needed in certain combat spells and some other non-combat spells.

Spells Spell-book
Wind Blast Standard
Water Blast Standard
Iban Blast Standard
Magic Dart Standard
Earth Blast Standard
Fire Blast Standard
Saradomin Strike Standard
Claws of Guthix Standard
Flames of Zamorak Standard
Teleport Block Standard
Smoke Rush Ancient
Shadow Rush Ancient
Blood Rush Ancient
Ice Rush Ancient
Smoke Burst Ancient
Shadow Burst Ancient
Blood Burst Ancient
Ice Burst Ancient
Smoke Blitz Ancient
Shadow Blitz Ancient
Blood Blitz Ancient
Ice Blitz Ancient
Smoke Barrage Ancient
Shadow Barrage Ancient
Blood Barrage Ancient
Ice Barrage Ancient
Vengeance Other Lunars
Vengeance Lunars


Some spells may not work. This will be fixed in a later update.