Rune scimitar

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Rune scimitar
Rune scimitar.png
Released13 August 2001 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA vicious, curved sword.
Value25,600 coins
High alch15,360 coins
Low alch10,240 coins
Weight1.814 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange15,062 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume27,972
Advanced data
Item ID1333
Rune scimitar detail.png

The rune scimitar is a scimitar requiring level 40 Attack to wield. It can be created with 2 runite bars at level 90 Smithing, or dropped by various monsters such as Zamorak warriors or Fire giants.

It is the second strongest scimitar available behind the Dragon scimitar, but the strongest scimitar in free-to-play. Furthermore, it is considered the strongest melee weapon in free-to-play because of its high attack speed.

Ironmen may prefer to purchase a Rune sword from the Champions' Guild (requiring 32 Quest points) for their main weapon. Members-only alternatives to the rune scimitar include the rapier (after Cabin Fever), brine sabre, and ancient staff (after Desert Treasure I).

Players can attach a Guthix, Saradomin or Zamorak ornament kit, obtained from beginner Treasure Trails, to create a Guthix, Saradomin and Zamorak rune scimitar, respectively. This only alters its appearance, and gives no stat enhancements, though the Saradomin and Zamorak variants will provide protection from the respective factions in the God Wars Dungeon. It can be dismantled at any time, returning the scimitar and ornament kit.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesRune scimitar equipped male.pngRune scimitar equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1

Creation[edit | edit source]

Smithing Smithing90 (b)150
Free-to-play icon.png
Ticks5 (3s)
ToolsHammer.pngFacilitiesAnvil icon.png Anvil
Runite bar.pngRunite bar224,992
Total cost24,992
Rune scimitar.pngRune scimitar115,062

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: Slash SwordCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Slash Sword.pngChopSlashAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
SlashSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
LungeStabControlledAttack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence
BlockSlashDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Products[edit | edit source]

Rune scimitar (guthix).pngRune scimitar (guthix)
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None
Rune scimitar (saradomin).pngRune scimitar (saradomin)
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None
Rune scimitar (zamorak).pngRune scimitar (zamorak)
Free-to-play icon.png
  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Adamant dragon338 Multicombat.png17/110
Angry barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Basilisk Knight204 Multicombat.png11/52
Basilisk Sentinel358 Multicombat.png11/52
Berserk barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Crystal impling jarN/A Casket.png3–6 (noted)1/18
Crystal impling80; 90 Hunter icon.png3–6 (noted)1/18
Enraged barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Fire giant86; 104; 109 Multicombat.png11/128
Gang boss76; 83 Multicombat.png11/80
Gangster45; 50 Multicombat.png11/80
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)100 Multicombat.png11/128
Gold Chest (black)N/A Casket.png13/144.18; 3/142.44
Gold Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png13/143.99; 3/142.26
Gold Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png13/144.08; 3/142.35
Gold Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png13/144.28; 3/142.54
Gold Chest (red)N/A Casket.png13/143.91; 3/142.17
Head Guard84 Multicombat.png11/512
K'ril Tsutsaroth650 Multicombat.png18/127
Mummy Ancient Pyramid96; 103 Multicombat.png13/513
Ninja impling jarN/A Casket.png11/19
Ninja impling74; 84 Hunter icon.png11/19
Rune dragon380 Multicombat.png17/127
Scorpia225 Multicombat.png14/128
Sergeant (Shayzien)84 Multicombat.png11/512
Silver Chest (black)N/A Casket.png12/152.6; 2/148.88
Silver Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png12/152.46; 2/148.74
Silver Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png12/152.53; 2/148.81
Silver Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png12/152.67; 2/148.95
Silver Chest (red)N/A Casket.png12/152.39; 2/148.68
Skeleton (Shayzien Crypts)132 Multicombat.png12/120
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) High level81; 87 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton (mage)94 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton brute132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton heavy132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton hero149 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton thug132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton warlord132 Multicombat.png11/128
Thermonuclear smoke devil301 Multicombat.png12/107
Tortured gorilla141; 142 Multicombat.png1Uncommon
Zamorak warrior84; 85 Multicombat.png11/50
Zombie (Shayzien Crypts)132 Multicombat.png12/120

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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Iorwerth's ArmsPrifddinas110m Coins 10000.png 38,400Coins 1000.png 6,4001.0%Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 January –
27 June 2005

The item's examine was changed from "A vicious curved sword." to "A vicious, curved sword."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The rune scimitar matches the Adamant 2h sword's strength bonus, and is much faster, whilst having a marginally higher slash bonus.