OSRS Nature Rune Guide

Nature Rune OSRS

Nature runes are runes used for transmutation spells such as Low and High Alchemy and Superheat Item. They are also used for the spells Bind, Snare, and Entangle, and several spells on the Lunar and Arceuus spellbook. They can be purchased from many magic shops.

Nature runes can be crafted from pure essence by members with level 44 Runecraft at the Nature Altar, granting 9 experience per pure essence used. Players with 91 Runecraft will always craft two nature runes per essence.

Obtaining Nature Runes: Nature runes are a valuable type of rune used in spellcasting and magic-related activities in Old School RuneScape (OSRS). These runes can be obtained through various methods, making them a sought-after resource for both regular players and Ironman accounts.

Ways to Obtain Nature Runes

1. Crafting: Players with a Runecrafting level of 44 or higher can craft nature runes at the Nature Altar using pure essence. This method requires completion of the "Nature Spirit" quest.

Location of the nature altar

2. Monster Drops: Nature runes are often dropped by various monsters throughout Gielinor. High-level monsters, such as Abyssal demons and Nechryaels, have a chance to drop nature runes in reasonable quantities.


3. Wilderness: There is a lava-surrounded island in high-level Wilderness, south-east of the Demonic Ruins, where 2 nature rune spawns may be telegrabbed. Each of these spawns yields 3-4 nature runes.

Uses of Nature Runes

Nature runes have multiple applications in OSRS, making them an essential resource for spellcasting, magic training, and other activities:

1. High-Alchemy: One of the primary uses of nature runes is for casting the High Level Alchemy spell, which converts items into coins. This is a popular method for converting unwanted items into gold coins.

3. Superheat Item Spell: The Superheat Item spell requires nature runes and allows players to smelt ores without a furnace. This is a useful method for training Magic and Smithing simultaneously.

4. Enchantment Spells: Several enchantment spells, such as Enchant Crossbow Bolt (Emerald), require nature runes to imbue bolts with special effects.

5. Tan Leather speell: Is a Lunar spell which tans up to 5 hides in the player's inventory without the usual cost associated with tanning with an NPC. In order to cast the spell, the player must have completed easy, medium and hard tier of the Fremennik Diary. Unlike other similar Lunar Spells, like Plank Make, Tan Leather is not auto-cast for the entire inventory and must be manually cast for each batch of hides.

6. Plank Make spell: Requires level 86 Magic and the completion of Dream Mentor. It will convert one log that can normally be converted at the sawmill into a plank of the same type. There is still a cost to convert a plank in addition to the runes to cast the spell: it costs 70% of the coins that the sawmill operator would charge. However, this saving is negated by the rune cost of the spell. Therefore, people generally use Plank Make not to make money by making planks, but rather to train Magic, resulting in faster experience than casting High Level Alchemy.

7. Alchemy Training: Ironman accounts often use nature runes for training Magic by alchemizing items they gather or obtain during their adventures.

8. Treasure Trails: Crafting a nature rune is required to complete the elite clue scroll skill challenge assigned by Sherlock.

Nature Runes for Ironman

 For Ironman accounts, nature runes hold particular importance due to the self-sufficiency nature of these accounts. Ironmen need nature runes for a variety of reasons:


High Alchemy: Ironmen rely on High Alchemy for coin generation, as they cannot trade with other players. Nature runes are essential for converting items into valuable coins.

Magic Training: Nature runes are used for training Magic skills through alchemy spells and other combat spells.

Obtaining Nature Runes for Ironmen: Ironmen can obtain nature runes through the same methods as regular players, but due to their self-sufficiency, they often prioritize Runecrafting to craft their own runes. Crafting nature runes at the Nature Altar is a common method for Ironman accounts to ensure a consistent supply.

In conclusion, nature runes are a versatile and valuable resource in OSRS, serving multiple purposes such as high alchemy, teleportation, and spellcasting. For Ironman accounts, they hold even greater significance as a means of self-sufficiency. Whether obtained through crafting, monster drops, or rewards, nature runes play a crucial role in the magical journeys of adventurers and Ironmen alike.

Additional Note for Ironmen: For Ironman accounts, the pursuit of nature runes goes beyond mere utility; it becomes a test of resource management and ingenuity. Efficiently obtaining and utilizing nature runes requires careful planning and strategy, as Ironmen cannot rely on the Grand Exchange for quick acquisitions.

Ironmen often engage in activities that yield both experience and nature runes simultaneously. For example, Slayer tasks that involve monsters dropping nature runes provide a dual benefit by supporting both combat skill progression and the accumulation of this essential resource.

Furthermore, Ironmen may choose to participate in the Rune Goldberg Machine, located at the Runecrafting Guild. This contraption allows players to combine various runes, including nature runes, to create higher-tier runes. The Rune Goldberg Machine offers an opportunity to gain additional nature runes while experimenting with different combinations to maximize efficiency.

Ultimately, the journey of an Ironman navigating the world of OSRS is shaped by resource scarcity and inventive problem-solving. The significance of nature runes extends beyond their practical applications; they symbolize the self-reliant spirit of Ironmen as they carve their path through the realm of Gielinor. With every crafted rune and every cast spell, Ironmen demonstrate their resilience and adaptability, showcasing the true essence of the Ironman challenge.