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 bonusWeight
Rune daggerRune dagger2512-41000010240%000.5
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe26-2240001000290%002.3
Rune axeRune axe-226240001000290%001.4
Rune maceRune mace20-2390000000360%041.8
Rune swordRune sword3826-20002100390%001.8
Rune hastaRune hasta36363600-10-10-90-10420%002.3
Rune scimitarRune scimitar745-20001000440%001.8
Rune longswordRune longsword3847-20003200490%001.8
Rune warhammerRune warhammer-4-453-4000000620%001.8
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe-24843000000-1640%002.7

Two-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

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

Ranged weapons and ammo[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeight
Rune crossbowRune crossbow0000900000000%006.0
Rune dartRune dart0000150000000%1400.0
Rune knifeRune knife0000250000000%2400.0
Rune thrownaxeRune thrownaxe0000260000000%3600.0
Rune arrowRune arrow000000000000%4900.0
Rune brutalRune brutal000000000000%6000.0
Runite boltsRunite bolts000000000000%11500.0
Rune javelinRune javelin000000000000%12400.0

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 129,545 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 bonusWeight
Rune glovesRune gloves888488884880%000.2
Rune bootsRune boots000-3-11213140020%001.4
Rune defenderRune defender201918-3-2201918-3-250%000.5
Rune med helmRune med helm000-30222321-12200%001.8
Rune full helmRune full helm000-6-3303227-13000%002.7
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield000-6038403603800%003.6
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield000-8-3444846-14600%005.4
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt000-21-11514947-44900%008.2
Rune platelegsRune platelegs000-21-11514947-44900%009.1
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody000-150637278-36500%006.8
Rune platebodyRune platebody000-30-15828072-68000%0010.0

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. 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 (t).png Rune full helm (t) 25,968
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,158
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 41,373
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 36,283
Total 143,782
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 160,462
Difference 16,680
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 25,968
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,158
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,461
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 36,283
Total 140,870
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 159,125
Difference 18,255

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 78,858
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 66,046
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 59,483
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 85,479
Total 289,866
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 305,324
Difference 15,458
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 78,858
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 66,046
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 38,656
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 85,479
Total 269,039
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 303,969
Difference 34,930

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 854,715
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 3,243,338
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 1,499,892
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 4,085,974
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 4,244,377
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 823,162
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 2,695,691
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 909,612
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 15,617
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 16,359,019
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 352,435
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 4,107,680
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 363,530
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 3,723,236

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 53,595
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 65,353
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 52,134
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 49,593
Total 220,675
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 243,161
Difference 22,486
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 53,595
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 65,353
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 38,135
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 49,593
Total 206,676
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 228,618
Difference 21,942

Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 33,186
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 46,489
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 41,740
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 36,524
Total 157,939
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 176,242
Difference 18,303
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 33,186
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 46,489
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 38,001
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 36,524
Total 154,200
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 194,364
Difference 40,164

Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 329,198
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 40,999
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 40,885
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 42,641
Total 453,723
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 479,191
Difference 25,468
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 329,198
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 40,999
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 40,970
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 42,641
Total 453,808
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 480,303
Difference 26,495

Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 24,341
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 40,074
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 40,062
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 35,581
Total 140,058
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 149,255
Difference 9,197
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 24,341
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 40,074
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 39,623
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 35,581
Total 139,619
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 162,870
Difference 23,251

Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,959
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 51,140
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 40,829
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,714
Total 147,642
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 169,258
Difference 21,616
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,959
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 51,140
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 37,972
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,714
Total 144,785
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 166,890
Difference 22,105

Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 46,773
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 40,815
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 42,403
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 45,420
Total 175,411
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 195,578
Difference 20,167
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 46,773
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 40,815
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 38,159
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 45,420
Total 171,167
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 194,380
Difference 23,213

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All the god, trimmed, heraldic, and gilded versions of rune have the same exact stats as regular rune; it is only a different colour. God armour, however, 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.