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

Two-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

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

Ranged weapons and ammo[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Rune crossbowRune crossbow0000900000000%006.0Member icon.png
Rune knifeRune knife0000250000000%2400.0Member icon.png
Rune dartRune dart000000000000%2600.0Member icon.png
Rune thrownaxeRune thrownaxe0000260000000%3600.0Member icon.png
Rune arrowRune arrow000000000000%4900.0Member icon.png
Rune brutalRune brutal000000000000%6000.0Member icon.png
Runite boltsRunite bolts000000000000%11500.0Member icon.png
Rune javelinRune javelin000000000000%12400.0Member icon.png

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 134,520 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 bonusWeightMembers
Rune glovesRune gloves888488884880%000.2Member icon.png
Rune bootsRune boots000-3-11213140020%001.4Member icon.png
Rune defenderRune defender201918-3-2201918-3-250%000.5Member icon.png
Rune med helmRune med helm000-30222321-12200%001.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune full helmRune full helm000-6-3303227-13000%002.7Free-to-play icon.png
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield000-6038403603800%003.6Free-to-play icon.png
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield000-8-3444846-14600%005.4Free-to-play icon.png
Rune platelegsRune platelegs000-21-11514947-44900%009.1Free-to-play icon.png
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt000-21-11514947-44900%008.2Free-to-play icon.png
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody000-150637278-36500%006.8Free-to-play icon.png
Rune platebodyRune platebody000-30-15828072-68000%0010.0Free-to-play icon.png

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, and the exception of the ranged attack bonus of the god and trimmed variants of the kiteshield being -2 rather than -3. 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.png Rune full helm 20,463
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 38,363
Rune platelegs.png Rune platelegs 37,772
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 31,856
Total 128,454
Compare
Rune armour set (lg).png Rune armour set (lg) 134,520
Difference 6,066
Item GE Price
Rune full helm.png Rune full helm 20,463
Rune platebody.png Rune platebody 38,363
Rune plateskirt.png Rune plateskirt 37,784
Rune kiteshield.png Rune kiteshield 31,856
Total 128,466
Compare
Rune armour set (sk).png Rune armour set (sk) 133,453
Difference 4,987

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 25,224
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,785
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 39,391
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 39,105
Total 143,505
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 166,360
Difference 22,855
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 25,224
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 39,785
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,408
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 39,105
Total 142,522
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 176,146
Difference 33,624

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 89,487
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 71,126
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 78,664
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 124,248
Total 363,525
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 394,773
Difference 31,248
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 89,487
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 71,126
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 39,000
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 124,248
Total 323,861
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 353,860
Difference 29,999

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 551,415
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 5,490,174
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 1,602,043
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 4,764,334
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 5,605,809
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 594,670
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 3,410,007
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 755,454
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 14,167
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 18,201,569
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 460,212
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 3,593,234
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 472,462
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 4,404,632

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 104,124
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 78,027
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 87,623
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 102,513
Total 372,287
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 403,675
Difference 31,388
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 104,124
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 78,027
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 37,909
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 102,513
Total 322,573
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 325,982
Difference 3,409

Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 34,153
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 45,791
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 47,725
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 38,920
Total 166,589
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 183,430
Difference 16,841
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 34,153
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 45,791
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 37,880
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 38,920
Total 156,744
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 184,154
Difference 27,410

Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 586,934
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 48,080
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 48,157
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 60,395
Total 743,566
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 751,460
Difference 7,894
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 586,934
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 48,080
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,183
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 60,395
Total 733,592
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 680,502
Difference −53,090

Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 22,698
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,919
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,751
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,236
Total 136,604
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 167,980
Difference 31,376
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 22,698
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,919
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 39,665
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,236
Total 136,518
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 168,591
Difference 32,073

Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,873
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 71,320
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 40,013
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 34,739
Total 168,945
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 187,220
Difference 18,275
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 22,873
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 71,320
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 38,056
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 34,739
Total 166,988
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 198,880
Difference 31,892

Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 47,418
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 52,854
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 47,355
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 47,797
Total 195,424
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 215,796
Difference 20,372
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 47,418
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 52,854
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 37,778
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 47,797
Total 185,847
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 216,192
Difference 30,345

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All the god, trimmed, heraldic, and gilded versions of rune have the same exact stats as regular rune, with the interesting exception of the god and trimmed variants of the rune kiteshield: these have a ranged attack bonus of -2, as opposed to the -3 stat shared by all the others. Apart from that, the only other difference is that God armour 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.