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 cyan 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. They are the best weapons available to free players.

Note: Attack speeds are given as numbers, where higher is faster, meaning that higher numbers constitute shorter time-intervals between each hit. An attack speed of 6 has a 2.4-second interval, 5 has a 3-second interval, 4 has a 3.6-second interval, and 3 has a 4.2-second interval between hits.

One-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Rune dagger.png Rune dagger +25 +12 -4 +1 0 0 0 0 +1 0 +24 0 0% 0
Rune axe.png Rune axe -2 +26 +24 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +29 0 0% 0
Rune mace.png Rune mace +20 -2 +39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +36 0 0% +4
Rune sword.png Rune sword +38 +26 -2 0 0 0 +2 +1 0 0 +39 0 0% 0
Rune longsword.png Rune longsword +38 +47 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +49 0 0% 0
Rune scimitar.png Rune scimitar +7 +45 -2 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +44 0 0% 0
Rune hasta.png Rune hasta +36 +36 +36 0 0 -10 -10 -9 0 -10 +42 0 0% 0
Rune warhammer.png Rune warhammer -4 -4 +53 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 +48 0 0% 0
Rune battleaxe.png Rune battleaxe -2 +48 +43 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 +64 0 0% 0
Rune pickaxe.png Rune pickaxe +26 -2 +24 0 0 0 +1 0 0 0 +29 0 0% 0

Two-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Rune claws.png Rune claws +26 +38 -4 0 0 +10 +19 +5 0 0 +39 0 0% 0
Rune spear.png Rune spear +36 +36 +36 0 0 +1 +1 0 0 0 +42 0 0% 0
Rune 2h sword.png Rune 2h sword -4 +69 +50 -4 0 0 0 0 0 -1 +70 0 0% 0
Rune halberd.png Rune halberd +48 +67 0 -4 0 -1 +4 +5 0 0 +68 0 0% 0

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Rune crossbow.png Rune crossbow 0 0 0 0 +90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0
Runite bolts 5.png Runite bolts 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +115 0% 0
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +49 0% 0
Rune brutal 5.png Rune brutal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +60 0% 0
Rune dart.png Rune dart 0 0 0 0 +15 0 0 0 0 0 0 +14 0% 0
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +124 0% 0
Rune thrownaxe.png Rune thrownaxe 0 0 0 0 +26 0 0 0 0 0 0 +36 0% 0
Rune knife.png Rune knife 0 0 0 0 +25 0 0 0 0 0 0 +24 0% 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 to wear the rune platebody, but only 40 Defence to wear all other pieces (thus, Dragon Slayer need not be completed). With a full set costing around 129,530 coins, the armour provides excellent Defence for its price, making it the best choice for warriors with level 40 Defence.

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Rune med helm.png Rune med helm 0 0 0 -3 -1 +22 +23 +21 -1 +22 0 0 0% 0
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 0 0 0 -6 -2 +30 +32 +27 -1 +30 0 0 0% 0
Rune chainbody.png Rune chainbody 0 0 0 -15 0 +63 +72 +78 -3 +65 0 0 0% 0
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 0 0 0 -30 -10 +82 +80 +72 -6 +80 0 0 0% 0
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 0 0 0 -21 -7 +51 +49 +47 -4 +49 0 0 0% 0
Rune plateskirt.png Rune plateskirt 0 0 0 -21 -7 +51 +49 +47 -4 +49 0 0 0% 0
Rune sq shield.png Rune sq shield 0 0 0 -6 -2 +38 +40 +36 0 +38 0 0 0% 0
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 0 0 0 -8 -2 +44 +48 +46 -1 +46 0 0 0% 0
Rune boots.png Rune boots 0 0 0 -3 -1 +12 +13 +14 0 0 +2 0 0% 0
Rune gloves.png Rune gloves +8 +8 +8 +4 +8 +8 +8 +8 +4 +8 +8 0 0% 0
Rune defender.png Rune defender +20 +19 +18 -3 -2 +20 +19 +18 -3 -2 +5 0 0% 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.

Trimmed[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 30,750
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 42,816
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 40,479
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 40,849
Total 154,894
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 163,714
Difference 8,820
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 30,750
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 42,816
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,344
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 40,849
Total 152,759
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 175,733
Difference 22,974

Gold-trimmed[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 102,689
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 80,327
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 88,865
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 119,561
Total 391,442
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 407,239
Difference 15,797
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 102,689
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 80,327
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 38,659
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 119,561
Total 341,236
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 315,867
Difference -25,369

Heraldic[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Rune platebody (h1).png Rune platebody (h1) 43,266
Rune platebody (h2).png Rune platebody (h2) 39,635
Rune platebody (h3).png Rune platebody (h3) 41,344
Rune platebody (h4).png Rune platebody (h4) 40,565
Rune platebody (h5).png Rune platebody (h5) 47,199
Item GE Price
Rune shield (h1).png Rune shield (h1) 45,117
Rune shield (h2).png Rune shield (h2) 33,686
Rune shield (h3).png Rune shield (h3) 33,052
Rune shield (h4).png Rune shield (h4) 32,847
Rune shield (h5).png Rune shield (h5) 32,565
Item GE Price
Rune helm (h1).png Rune helm (h1) 37,630
Rune helm (h2).png Rune helm (h2) 21,404
Rune helm (h3).png Rune helm (h3) 21,612
Rune helm (h4).png Rune helm (h4) 21,706
Rune helm (h5).png Rune helm (h5) 24,005

Gilded[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 462,785
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 2,201,704
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 883,713
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 2,739,456
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 4,176,079
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 338,927
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 2,190,218
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 483,768
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 39,327
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 15,179,021
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 174,154
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 4,450,011
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 109,594
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 5,332,075

God armour[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 65,273
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 77,086
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 65,341
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 76,493
Total 284,193
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 288,546
Difference 4,353
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 65,273
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 77,086
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 38,509
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 76,493
Total 257,361
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 281,156
Difference 23,795
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 37,511
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 41,421
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 40,615
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 38,710
Total 158,257
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 163,816
Difference 5,559
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 37,511
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 41,421
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 38,639
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 38,710
Total 156,281
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 176,236
Difference 19,955
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 242,387
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 50,544
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 63,844
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 91,471
Total 448,246
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 463,261
Difference 15,015
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 242,387
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 50,544
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,331
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 91,471
Total 422,733
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 435,685
Difference 12,952
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 26,106
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 44,340
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,067
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 36,555
Total 146,068
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 168,474
Difference 22,406
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 26,106
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 44,340
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 38,668
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 36,555
Total 145,669
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 169,469
Difference 23,800
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,597
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 42,519
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 40,226
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 39,121
Total 144,463
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 165,881
Difference 21,418
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,597
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 42,519
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 37,975
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 39,121
Total 142,212
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 161,644
Difference 19,432
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 44,667
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 53,381
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 41,723
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 42,657
Total 182,428
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 201,589
Difference 19,161
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 44,667
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 53,381
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 38,520
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 42,657
Total 179,225
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 198,248
Difference 19,023

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.