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 129,828 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

Obtaining from the Champions' Guild[edit | edit source]

Old School RuneScape uses the British convention for floor numbering: Ground floor, first floor, etc.

Rune armour is the best type of armour available for a non-member. The rune platebody can only be worn after the completion of the Dragon Slayer quest, though all other pieces of rune armour can be worn without its completion. Rune plateskirts, platelegs, maces, chainbodies, longswords, and swords can be bought in Scavvo's Rune Store on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] in the Champions' Guild just south of Varrock.

ItemNumber
in stock
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
GE
price
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt1Coins 10000.png 64,000Coins 10000.png 38,400Coins 10000.png 38,082
Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegs1Coins 10000.png 64,000Coins 10000.png 38,400Coins 10000.png 38,001
Rune mace.pngRune mace1Coins 10000.png 14,400Coins 1000.png 8,640Coins 1000.png 8,319
Rune chainbody.pngRune chainbody1Coins 10000.png 50,000Coins 10000.png 30,000Coins 10000.png 29,630
Rune longsword.pngRune longsword1Coins 10000.png 32,000Coins 10000.png 19,200Coins 10000.png 18,767
Rune sword.pngRune sword1Coins 10000.png 20,800Coins 10000.png 12,480Coins 10000.png 12,226

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

Item
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t)
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t)
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t)
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t)
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t)

Gold-trimmed

Item
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g)
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g)
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g)
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g)
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g)

Gilded

Item
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots

Rune heraldic armour

Item
Rune helm (h1).png Rune helm (h1)
Rune shield (h1).png Rune shield (h1)
Rune platebody (h1).png Rune platebody (h1)
Item
Rune helm (h2).png Rune helm (h2)
Rune shield (h2).png Rune shield (h2)
Rune platebody (h2).png Rune platebody (h2)
Item
Rune helm (h3).png Rune helm (h3)
Rune shield (h3).png Rune shield (h3)
Rune platebody (h3).png Rune platebody (h3)
Item
Rune helm (h4).png Rune helm (h4)
Rune shield (h4).png Rune shield (h4)
Rune platebody (h4).png Rune platebody (h4)
Item
Rune helm (h5).png Rune helm (h5)
Rune shield (h5).png Rune shield (h5)
Rune platebody (h5).png Rune platebody (h5)

God armour[edit | edit source]

Zamorak

Item
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield

Guthix

Item
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield

Saradomin

Item
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield

Armadyl

Item
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield

Bandos

Item
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield

Ancient

Item
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield

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.