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Runecrafting UI
This page is about the skill. For the enchantment, see Runecrafting (Enchantment).

The Runecrafting skill is a combination of runecrafting and weaving. Runecrafting lets players use essence to create runes that have many uses throughout the game. Weaving lets players weave cloth that is used to craft the moajority of magic equipment and enhance unique items.


Runecrafting allows players to create runes from Rune Slate Rune Slate (acquired through Mining) and essences. These runes are required for Scrollcrafting, using magic abilities, consumed by some Enchantments and for Crafting certain items.

Every 20 levels will increase the number of runes crafted in an action by 1. Intermediary levels will get a chance to craft an additional rune depending on how close it is to the next 20 level breakpoint.


To start runecrafting, players must first gather essence by doing various activities. A Rune Slate Rune Slate and 400 essence are used for each runecrafting action. Used Essence can be reduced with the runecrafting enchantment but a minimum of 400 is required to start crafting.

Crafting runes always provides 25 runecrafting experience for each rune crafted.

3 essence is gathered for each relevant action and can be increased with the Enlightenment enchantment or consuming the corresponding talisman.

Element Rune Essence How to Obtain
Air Air essence is gathered automatically. Essence gain is doubled when idling.
Earth Earth essence is gathered while Mining.
Fire Fire essence is gathered while Smithing or Cooking.
Water Water essence is gathered while Fishing.
Blood Blood essence is gathered by dealing damage to enemies during Combat.
Death Death essence is gathered by killing monsters in Combat.
Chaos Chaos essence is gathered by attempting to hit monsters during Combat (on every swing of a weapon).
Nature Nature essence is gathered while Foraging or Farming.
Mind Mind essence is gathered while Enchanting or Augmenting.
Cosmic Cosmic essence is gathered while Enchanting or runecrafting.


Talismans are objects found from many different sources. Talismans can be consumed, permanently yielding an additional six essence for the relevant skill. Each talisman of the same type consumed after the first will grant 35,000 - 50,000 essence to that type.

Talismans are uncommon items obtained when opening chests, geodes, bird's nests, sunken treasures, and satchels. Many monsters drop talismans rarely, including the giants of the Valley of Giants.

Runecrafting Speed

Runecrafting speed is determined by the following formula:

Cloth Weaving

Cloth Weaving allows players to weave cloth used in crafting most magic equipment and enhance unique items. Weaving uses fibers, found while fishing. The Scroll of the Fiber Finder can be used to increase the chance of finding a fiber.

There are 7 tiers of cloth that can be weaved. All cloth have the same base action timer of 5 seconds which can be reduced using relevant enchantments. Using the Fibrous Fabrication enchantment, the fiber cost per action can also be reduced.

All cloth have a small chance based on runecrafting level and cloth tier to produce an Ancient cloth fragment, which are used to craft the Abandoned Acadamy Scroll to access the Abandoned Acadamy Base.

Cloth Fiber # Of Fiber per Action Experience
Rough Cloth Rough Cloth Aqueous Grass Aqueous Grass 5 50
Restored Cloth Restored Cloth Aqueous Grass Aqueous Grass 10 75
Lesser Cloth Lesser Cloth Water Weeds Water Weeds 5 125
Imbued Cloth Imbued Cloth River Vines River Vines 5 200
Greater Cloth Greater Cloth Violet Ribbons Violet Ribbons 5 300
Major Cloth Major Cloth White Reeds White Reeds 5 500
Elder Cloth Elder Cloth Ancient Kelp Ancient Kelp 5 750


List of useful Enchantments.

Scrollcrafting Scroll Slot Level Silver Amount Rune Amount Runes Effect per scroll
Scroll of the Soul Wisdom Scroll of the Soul Wisdom Ring, Necklace, Weapon, Shield, Helm, Body, Legs, Gloves, Boots, Cape, Arrows, Pickaxe, Hatchet, Hoe, Tacklebox, Tongs, Tome, Ladle, Combat-Amulet, Chisel 48 600 60 Chaos, Mind, Cosmic ONLY APPLIES TO THE ITEM THIS ENCHANTMENT IS ON. Increases soulbound item XP gain by 6%.
Scroll of Efficiency Scroll of Efficiency Gloves, Boots 91 1500 130 Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Nature Gain 1% chance to produce an extra item during cooking, smithing, scrollcrafting, and weaving fibers.
Scroll of Runecrafting Scroll of Runecrafting Gloves, Boots, Chisel 43 500 50 Nature, Mind, Cosmic Reduces essence used in Runecrafting by 5%.
Scroll of Essence Concentration Scroll of Essence Concentration Gloves, Boots, Chisel 59 700 70 Chaos, Mind, Cosmic Increases the number of runes crafted per action by 1 as well as increases essence cost by 25%.
Scroll of Prolonging Scroll of Prolonging Gloves, Boots 58 700 60 Nature, Mind Gain a 20% chance to not consume a buff stack (resulting in 25% more uses from a buff on average).
Scroll of Enlightenment Scroll of Enlightenment Gloves, Boots 73 900 70 Air, Water, Chaos, Mind Gain 1 more essence per action where essence is acquired.
Scroll of Wealth Scroll of Wealth Ring, Necklace 37 500 50 Nature, Mind, Cosmic Automatically sells gathering and production items for 20% of their vendor price. Does not affect Crafting or stack with Scholar.
Scroll of the Scholar Scroll of the Scholar Ring, Necklace 88 1300 110 Chaos, Mind, Cosmic Increases experience gained from gathering and production by 20% but destroys the item in process. Does not affect Crafting or stack with Wealth. Only active for mastery experience, when a skill is at level 99.
Scroll of Haste Scroll of Haste Ring, Necklace 94 2000 200 Air, Chaos, Mind, Cosmic Increases non-combat action speed by 4%. Caps at halving action time. Stacks with Empowered Haste.
Scroll of Engraving Scroll of Engraving Chisel 39 500 50 Nature, Mind, Cosmic Gives a 2% chance to not consume rune slates while Runecrafting.