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.

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 129,359 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) 27,629
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,630
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 41,031
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 40,877
Total 149,167
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 160,928
Difference 11,761
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 27,629
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,630
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 37,770
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 40,877
Total 145,906
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 169,299
Difference 23,393

Gold-trimmed[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 90,975
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 71,597
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 71,940
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 115,198
Total 349,710
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 358,302
Difference 8,592
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 90,975
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 71,597
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 38,906
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 115,198
Total 316,676
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 336,706
Difference 20,030

Heraldic[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Rune platebody (h1).png Rune platebody (h1) 44,191
Rune platebody (h2).png Rune platebody (h2) 40,281
Rune platebody (h3).png Rune platebody (h3) 41,366
Rune platebody (h4).png Rune platebody (h4) 40,404
Rune platebody (h5).png Rune platebody (h5) 42,046
Item GE Price
Rune shield (h1).png Rune shield (h1) 45,208
Rune shield (h2).png Rune shield (h2) 33,113
Rune shield (h3).png Rune shield (h3) 33,528
Rune shield (h4).png Rune shield (h4) 32,850
Rune shield (h5).png Rune shield (h5) 31,718
Item GE Price
Rune helm (h1).png Rune helm (h1) 42,916
Rune helm (h2).png Rune helm (h2) 21,683
Rune helm (h3).png Rune helm (h3) 21,744
Rune helm (h4).png Rune helm (h4) 21,111
Rune helm (h5).png Rune helm (h5) 22,760

Gilded[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 531,840
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 2,119,561
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 995,682
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 2,361,318
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 4,024,561
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 393,830
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 2,314,531
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 923,496
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 52,567
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 16,464,305
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 290,998
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 3,442,703
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 151,836
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 4,845,691

God armour[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 60,680
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 76,442
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 54,356
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 80,344
Total 271,822
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 285,363
Difference 13,541
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 60,680
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 76,442
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 38,251
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 80,344
Total 255,717
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 280,544
Difference 24,827
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 25,187
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 40,608
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 41,181
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 35,715
Total 142,691
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 152,878
Difference 10,187
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 25,187
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 40,608
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 38,152
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 35,715
Total 139,662
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 156,127
Difference 16,465
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 222,693
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 51,505
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 53,689
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 80,950
Total 408,837
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 423,008
Difference 14,171
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 222,693
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 51,505
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,207
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 80,950
Total 393,355
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 407,201
Difference 13,846
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 21,746
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 40,674
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,440
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 35,539
Total 137,399
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 141,655
Difference 4,256
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 21,746
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 40,674
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 37,924
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 35,539
Total 135,883
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 150,143
Difference 14,260
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 23,081
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 41,228
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 39,192
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 34,217
Total 137,718
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 148,222
Difference 10,504
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 23,081
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 41,228
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 37,902
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 34,217
Total 136,428
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 151,786
Difference 15,358
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 45,721
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 45,020
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 43,346
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 50,817
Total 184,904
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 192,717
Difference 7,813
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 45,721
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 45,020
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 37,980
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 50,817
Total 179,538
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 192,047
Difference 12,509

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.