Is this Distractions and Diversions Safe to play?:
Daily. You can also force one reset for this activity per day by using a D&D token (daily).
Skills Required:
Skills Recommended:
Quests Required:
Items Needed:
A large amount of all rune types in your bank or inventory.
Items Recommended:
Starting Point:
To Start:
Talk to Wizard Goldberg or interact with the Rune Goldberg Machine.
Getting Started:

The Rune Goldberg machine can be found against the east wall of the Runecrafting Guild, next to Wizard Goldberg who you can talk to learn more about how the machine operates.

Rune Goldberg Machine

To start this daily Distraction and Diversion, simply click on the machine and you'll be presented with this interface:

Start Screen

On the right are the runes you currently own and these can taken and consumed from your bank or inventory. On the left are three slots for the runes you need to identify and combine to make Vix Wax, the amount of which is indicated by the bar above. To use the machine, simply drag and drop the runes into the slots.

With the exception of Armadyl runes, each rune is assigned a different value which changes daily and the aim is to find the three highest value runes which will make 100 Vis Wax. Note that the lights next to each slot will indicate whether the rune you've used is good, okay, or bad by turning green, orange or red. Although this Distraction is mostly trial and error, each slot behaves differently in order to narrow down the options like so:

  • Top Slot: This is the same for every player each day and so you may be able to ask someone else for the correct identity of the best rune. This slot accounts for up to 30% of the total wax.
  • Middle Slot: This can be one of three runes, so again other players may be able to help you narrow it down or tell you which one is the best rune and will make the most wax. This slot also accounts for up to 30% of the total wax.
  • Bottom slot: This is different for every player and can be any type of rune, so you'll have to play around until you find the one which takes the total wax to 100. This accounts for 40% of the total wax.

You can have up to 100 tries to find the best combination with each try counting as filling all three slots. However, note that each additional try will add 0.5% more runes to the base amount that will be combined into wax. Once you've found the correct combination, finish up by clicking combine to consume and combine the required number of runes into Vis Wax.

Best combination


You can click on your Vis Wax to select what you want to use it for.

Vis wax screen

The amount of wax used depends on which option you choose:

Reset Aura Cooldown*
Auras Cost
  • Jack of trades
  • Wisdom

*The cooldown time of these auras can only be reset once per day.

Extend Aura Time
Auras 50% Cost 100% Cost
  • Poison purge
  • Resourceful
  • Greenfingers
  • Five-finger discount
  • Call of the sea
  • Lumberjack
  • Friend in need
  • Quarrymaster
  • Tracker
  • Enrichment
  • Resourceful
  • Regeneration
  • Ancestor spirits
  • Aegis
5 10
  • Surefooted
  • Knock-out
  • Equilibrium
  • Corruption
  • Harmony
  • Salvation
  • Dark magic
  • Berserker
  • Runic-accuracy
  • Sharp shooter
20 40
  • Vampyrism
  • Penance
50 100
Daily Challenges
Reroll Cost Extend Cost*
10 20

*This doubles the amount of actions required to complete a challenge and the experience and item reward once completed.

Extend Divine Locations Limit
50% Cost 100% Cost
20 40

This Distraction/Diversion Guide was written by Javezz.
This Distraction/Diversion Guide was entered into the database on Mon, Sep 15, 2014, at 01:27:18 PM by Javezz, and it was last updated on Mon, Sep 15, 2014, at 02:40:37 PM by Javezz.

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