Rune equipment

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A player with rune armour equipped.

Rune equipment are items made from runite metal and is the best equipment in free-to-play worlds. It is stronger than adamant equipment, but weaker than dragon equipment. Rune equipment can be distinguished by the metal's teal colour. Rune armour requires 40 Defence to wield; weapons require 40 Attack.

Originally, rune equipment was widely criticised as being "too expensive", especially to free players. However, in recent times, due to rapidly falling prices, the vast majority of players can afford a full set of rune by the time they meet the equip requirements. Variations of rune armour, such as trimmed, gold-trimmed, gilded, heraldic, or armour in the colour of the gods are awarded completing clue scrolls. These were originally incredibly rare, but developer expansions and the increased popularity of the Treasure Trails minigame have led to an abundance of these items.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Rune weapons require an Attack level of 40 to wield with the exception of the rune warhammer which requires a Strength level of 40 instead. They are the best weapons available to free players.

One-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Rune daggerRune dagger2512-41000010240%000.5Free-to-play icon.png
Rune axeRune axe-226240001000290%001.4Free-to-play icon.png
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe26-2240001000290%002.3Free-to-play icon.png
Rune maceRune mace20-2390000000360%041.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune swordRune sword3826-20002100390%001.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune hastaRune hasta36363600-10-10-90-10420%002.3Member icon.png
Rune scimitarRune scimitar745-20001000440%001.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune longswordRune longsword3847-20003200490%001.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune warhammerRune warhammer-4-453-4000000620%001.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe-24843000000-1640%002.7Free-to-play icon.png

Two-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Rune clawsRune claws2638-4001019500390%000.9Member icon.png
Rune spearRune spear3636360011000420%002.3Member icon.png
Rune halberdRune halberd48670-40-14500680%003.2Member icon.png
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword-46950-400000-1700%003.6Free-to-play icon.png

Ranged weapons and ammo[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Rune crossbowRune crossbow0000900000000%006.0Member icon.png
Rune knifeRune knife0000250000000%2400.0Member icon.png
Rune dartRune dart000000000000%2600.0Member icon.png
Rune thrownaxeRune thrownaxe0000260000000%3600.0Member icon.png
Rune arrowRune arrow000000000000%4900.0Member icon.png
Rune brutalRune brutal000000000000%6000.0Member icon.png
Runite boltsRunite bolts000000000000%11500.0Member icon.png
Rune javelinRune javelin000000000000%12400.0Member icon.png

Armour[edit | edit source]

Rune armour is the highest-quality non-degradable armour that free-to-play players can wear, and the second-highest quality armour on the standard metallic armour spectrum (bronze to dragon). Rune armour requires 40 Defence to wear and Dragon Slayer I to wear the rune platebody, but only 40 Defence to wear all other pieces (thus, Dragon Slayer I need not be completed). With a full set costing around 131,265 coins, the armour provides excellent Defence for its price, making it the best choice for warriors with level 40 Defence.

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Rune glovesRune gloves888488884880%000.2Member icon.png
Rune bootsRune boots000-3-11213140020%001.4Member icon.png
Rune defenderRune defender201918-3-2201918-3-250%000.5Member icon.png
Rune med helmRune med helm000-30222321-12200%001.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune full helmRune full helm000-6-3303227-13000%002.7Free-to-play icon.png
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield000-6038403603800%003.6Free-to-play icon.png
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield000-8-3444846-14600%005.4Free-to-play icon.png
Rune platelegsRune platelegs000-21-11514947-44900%009.1Free-to-play icon.png
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt000-21-11514947-44900%008.2Free-to-play icon.png
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody000-150637278-36500%006.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune platebodyRune platebody000-30-15828072-68000%0010.0Free-to-play icon.png

Other[edit | edit source]

Ornamental rune armour, such as heraldic, trimmed, god armour, and gilded armour have the same bonuses as standard rune armour, with the addition of a +1 prayer bonus on god armour, and the exception of the ranged attack bonus of the god and trimmed variants of the kiteshield being -2 rather than -3. These can be obtained from the member's only Treasure Trails minigame. These armour sets are often worn by more wealthy players due to their looks and price.

Note: Other players cannot trim or bless armour. Players claiming to do so are scammers.

Item GE Price
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 20,497
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 38,402
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 37,808
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 32,018
Total 128,725
Compare
Rune armour set (lg).png Rune armour set (lg) 131,265
Difference 2,540
Item GE Price
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 20,497
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 38,402
Rune plateskirt.png Rune plateskirt 37,871
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 32,018
Total 128,788
Compare
Rune armour set (sk).png Rune armour set (sk) 133,582
Difference 4,794

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 23,658
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,347
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 40,229
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 37,461
Total 140,695
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 166,346
Difference 25,651
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 23,658
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,347
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,314
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 37,461
Total 138,780
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 175,672
Difference 36,892

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 89,583
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 70,636
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 73,433
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 122,134
Total 355,786
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 385,613
Difference 29,827
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 89,583
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 70,636
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 38,032
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 122,134
Total 320,385
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 359,614
Difference 39,229

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 575,667
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 5,309,044
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 1,551,430
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 4,791,837
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 5,539,933
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 587,091
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 3,438,586
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 748,148
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 13,074
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 18,242,970
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 460,212
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 3,604,213
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 458,361
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 4,312,707

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 107,283
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 76,399
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 90,246
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 102,261
Total 376,189
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 398,089
Difference 21,900
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 107,283
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 76,399
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 37,924
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 102,261
Total 323,867
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 334,656
Difference 10,789

Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 32,054
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 44,165
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 47,687
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 38,262
Total 162,168
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 178,417
Difference 16,249
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 32,054
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 44,165
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 37,697
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 38,262
Total 152,178
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 189,772
Difference 37,594

Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 565,625
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 45,327
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 45,132
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 59,896
Total 715,980
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 754,714
Difference 38,734
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 565,625
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 45,327
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 37,724
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 59,896
Total 708,572
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 680,502
Difference −28,070

Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 21,223
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,319
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,439
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,027
Total 134,008
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 165,509
Difference 31,501
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 21,223
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,319
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 38,086
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,027
Total 132,655
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 168,591
Difference 35,936

Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,951
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 64,477
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 38,861
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 34,898
Total 161,187
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 186,252
Difference 25,065
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,951
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 64,477
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 38,752
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 34,898
Total 161,078
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 198,880
Difference 37,802

Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 47,172
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 51,793
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 46,917
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 47,779
Total 193,661
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 213,950
Difference 20,289
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 47,172
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 51,793
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 37,746
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 47,779
Total 184,490
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 216,192
Difference 31,702

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All the god, trimmed, heraldic, and gilded versions of rune have the same exact stats as regular rune, with the interesting exception of the god and trimmed variants of the rune kiteshield: these have a ranged attack bonus of -2, as opposed to the -3 stat shared by all the others. Apart from that, the only other difference is that God armour has a +1 Prayer bonus per piece.
  • Rune claws and throwing axes are the only rune weapons to have a special attack.
  • When the concept of Rune armour was first developed, the initial colour was supposed to be purple, however this was later changed to teal.