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 129,445 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) 35,696
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,730
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 39,956
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 44,459
Total 160,841
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 171,225
Difference 10,384
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 35,696
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,730
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,281
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 44,459
Total 159,166
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 164,022
Difference 4,856

Gold-trimmed[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 95,955
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 78,209
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 74,007
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 126,143
Total 374,314
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 391,704
Difference 17,390
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 95,955
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 78,209
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 38,748
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 126,143
Total 339,055
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 351,005
Difference 11,950

Heraldic[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Rune platebody (h1).png Rune platebody (h1) 47,602
Rune platebody (h2).png Rune platebody (h2) 42,996
Rune platebody (h3).png Rune platebody (h3) 43,639
Rune platebody (h4).png Rune platebody (h4) 42,589
Rune platebody (h5).png Rune platebody (h5) 44,934
Item GE Price
Rune shield (h1).png Rune shield (h1) 49,261
Rune shield (h2).png Rune shield (h2) 34,269
Rune shield (h3).png Rune shield (h3) 33,635
Rune shield (h4).png Rune shield (h4) 33,382
Rune shield (h5).png Rune shield (h5) 32,883
Item GE Price
Rune helm (h1).png Rune helm (h1) 39,591
Rune helm (h2).png Rune helm (h2) 21,042
Rune helm (h3).png Rune helm (h3) 21,733
Rune helm (h4).png Rune helm (h4) 21,384
Rune helm (h5).png Rune helm (h5) 21,586

Gilded[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 449,624
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 2,037,987
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 998,070
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 2,420,124
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 4,235,638
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 498,658
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 2,344,143
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 816,007
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 40,023
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 19,641,873
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 284,178
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 5,916,946
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 149,909
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 4,873,443

God armour[edit | edit source]

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 59,870
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 73,290
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 56,029
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 77,450
Total 266,639
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 289,909
Difference 23,270
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 59,870
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 73,290
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 40,737
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 77,450
Total 251,347
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 276,422
Difference 25,075
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 26,780
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 42,434
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 40,843
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 36,249
Total 146,306
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 165,917
Difference 19,611
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 26,780
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 42,434
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 38,187
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 36,249
Total 143,650
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 153,804
Difference 10,154
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 256,075
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 48,623
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 54,872
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 101,650
Total 461,220
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 474,503
Difference 13,283
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 256,075
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 48,623
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,169
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 101,650
Total 444,517
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 416,969
Difference -27,548
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 22,225
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 41,998
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,284
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 33,845
Total 137,352
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 153,828
Difference 16,476
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 22,225
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 41,998
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 37,727
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 33,845
Total 135,795
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 153,454
Difference 17,659
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 21,931
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 40,641
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 39,271
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 33,595
Total 135,438
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 155,164
Difference 19,726
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 21,931
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 40,641
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 37,765
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 33,595
Total 133,932
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 150,416
Difference 16,484
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 44,112
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 43,247
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 39,652
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 45,340
Total 172,351
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 193,389
Difference 21,038
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 44,112
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 43,247
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 37,850
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 45,340
Total 170,549
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 185,751
Difference 15,202

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.