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 129,440 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) 25,398
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,381
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 38,672
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 37,536
Total 140,987
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 154,112
Difference 13,125
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 25,398
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,381
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,099
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 37,536
Total 140,414
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 168,260
Difference 27,846

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 89,196
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 73,855
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 47,555
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 94,223
Total 304,829
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 318,397
Difference 13,568
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 89,196
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 73,855
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 39,230
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 94,223
Total 296,504
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 325,565
Difference 29,061

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 665,863
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 3,441,949
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 1,355,179
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 3,445,207
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 4,477,226
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 475,836
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 2,994,560
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 588,133
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 20,974
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 17,681,165
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 299,791
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 3,684,192
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 291,399
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 3,657,254

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 48,385
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 50,115
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 50,139
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 67,667
Total 216,306
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 232,084
Difference 15,778
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 48,385
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 50,115
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 38,289
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 67,667
Total 204,456
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 234,911
Difference 30,455

Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 34,153
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 44,593
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 45,599
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 43,250
Total 167,595
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 183,283
Difference 15,688
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 34,153
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 44,593
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 39,935
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 43,250
Total 161,931
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 184,444
Difference 22,513

Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 337,817
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 40,121
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 39,857
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 42,017
Total 459,812
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 477,246
Difference 17,434
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 337,817
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 40,121
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 41,463
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 42,017
Total 461,418
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Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 492,137
Difference 30,719

Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 24,092
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 40,817
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,530
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,196
Total 138,635
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 155,194
Difference 16,559
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 24,092
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 40,817
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 38,557
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,196
Total 137,662
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 147,310
Difference 9,648

Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 21,479
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 70,609
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 38,879
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,633
Total 163,600
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 170,343
Difference 6,743
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 21,479
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 70,609
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 37,984
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,633
Total 162,705
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 178,064
Difference 15,359

Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 49,131
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 42,522
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 41,702
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 44,978
Total 178,333
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 193,436
Difference 15,103
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 49,131
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 42,522
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 38,318
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 44,978
Total 174,949
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 195,618
Difference 20,669

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.