The protection runes are to put on mobs that you want to protect. It’ll keep your pet croc, or cow😁, from despawning or being killed by another player. The real magic stuff you want to play with are the tomes and staffs. Try the speed tome or earth staff first. Void chests are nice too. Tomes use your mana and you have to wait for the mana to recharge. Staffs can be recharged with februm.