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Released 27 January 2001 (Update)
Pay-to-play No
Quest needed? None
Staff needed? None
Magic level 12
Description Causes some opponents to retreat
Runes 3 Mind, 1 Water
Experience (?) 44
Fatigue Precedes fatigue
Casts / 100% (?)

Fear was an early combat spell. It became available at level 12 EvilMagic, and required 3 mind runes and 1 water rune per cast. It was removed with the update on 10 May 2001.

It caused a monster currently engaged in combat to retreat. This effect was commonly exploited to steal monsters from players training melee, allowing the player who casts the spell to receive all of the experience and loot from a monster with already decreased Hits.[1]


  1. Kamykazee. Forever Runescape: Part 1. Rune Tips. "This was a widely used kill-stealing technique. It was cast on an NPC someone was fighting causing it to flee so that the person who casted the spell would finish off the kill and receive all the experience and spoils." 29 May 2011.