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]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonus
Rune daggerRune dagger2512-41000010240%00
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe26-2240001000290%00
Rune axeRune axe-226240001000290%00
Rune maceRune mace20-2390000000360%04
Rune swordRune sword3826-20002100390%00
Rune hastaRune hasta36363600-10-10-90-10420%00
Rune scimitarRune scimitar745-20001000440%00
Rune warhammerRune warhammer-4-453-4000000480%00
Rune longswordRune longsword3847-20003200490%00
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe-24843000000-1640%00

Two-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonus
Rune clawsRune claws2638-4001019500390%00
Rune spearRune spear3636360011000420%00
Rune halberdRune halberd48670-40-14500680%00
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword-46950-400000-1700%00

Ranged weapons and ammo[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonus
Rune crossbowRune crossbow0000900000000%00
Rune dartRune dart0000150000000%140
Rune knifeRune knife0000250000000%240
Rune thrownaxeRune thrownaxe0000260000000%360
Rune arrowRune arrow000000000000%490
Rune brutalRune brutal000000000000%600
Runite boltsRunite bolts000000000000%1150
Rune javelinRune javelin000000000000%1240

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 129,430 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 bonus
Rune glovesRune gloves888488884880%00
Rune bootsRune boots000-3-11213140020%00
Rune defenderRune defender201918-3-2201918-3-250%00
Rune med helmRune med helm000-3-1222321-12200%00
Rune full helmRune full helm000-6-2303227-13000%00
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield000-6-238403603800%00
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield000-8-2444846-14600%00
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt000-21-7514947-44900%00
Rune platelegsRune platelegs000-21-7514947-44900%00
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody000-150637278-36500%00
Rune platebodyRune platebody000-30-10828072-68000%00

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) 25,784
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,138
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 39,935
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 35,040
Total 140,897
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 146,182
Difference 5,285
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 25,784
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,138
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 37,246
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 35,040
Total 138,208
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 147,014
Difference 8,806

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 58,971
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 48,397
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 48,369
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 77,301
Total 233,038
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 243,676
Difference 10,638
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 58,971
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 48,397
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 37,905
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 77,301
Total 222,574
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 226,100
Difference 3,526

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 349,931
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 1,939,727
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 678,882
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 2,361,303
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 3,247,951
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 299,144
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 1,716,462
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 308,224
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 61,528
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 14,716,490
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 192,536
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 2,254,514
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 123,231
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 3,420,707

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 35,611
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 51,164
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 43,345
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 44,176
Total 174,296
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 193,999
Difference 19,703
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 35,611
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 51,164
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 38,085
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 44,176
Total 169,036
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 191,643
Difference 22,607

Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 22,922
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 39,857
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 38,498
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 34,129
Total 135,406
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 142,555
Difference 7,149
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 22,922
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 39,857
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 38,307
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 34,129
Total 135,215
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 148,544
Difference 13,329

Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 208,293
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 46,143
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 44,158
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 45,073
Total 343,667
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 353,575
Difference 9,908
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 208,293
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 46,143
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,769
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 45,073
Total 338,278
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 353,673
Difference 15,395

Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 22,222
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,681
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 38,747
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 33,011
Total 133,661
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 143,340
Difference 9,679
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 22,222
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,681
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 37,927
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 33,011
Total 132,841
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 146,137
Difference 13,296

Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 21,648
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 53,206
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 38,533
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,490
Total 145,877
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 153,271
Difference 7,394
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 21,648
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 53,206
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 38,156
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,490
Total 145,500
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 154,320
Difference 8,820

Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 36,594
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 40,169
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 39,741
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 41,107
Total 157,611
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 165,807
Difference 8,196
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 36,594
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 40,169
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 40,925
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 41,107
Total 158,795
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 173,901
Difference 15,106

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.