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

Two-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

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

Ranged weapons and ammo[edit | edit source]

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

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 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 129,322 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 bonusWeight
Rune glovesRune gloves888488884880%000.2
Rune bootsRune boots000-3-11213140020%001.4
Rune defenderRune defender201918-3-2201918-3-250%000.5
Rune med helmRune med helm000-30222321-12200%001.8
Rune full helmRune full helm000-6-3303227-13000%002.7
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield000-6038403603800%003.6
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield000-8-3444846-14600%005.4
Rune platelegsRune platelegs000-21-11514947-44900%009.1
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt000-21-11514947-44900%008.2
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody000-150637278-36500%006.8
Rune platebodyRune platebody000-30-15828072-68000%0010.0

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, 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 (t).png Rune full helm (t) 26,412
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 38,697
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 38,624
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 33,825
Total 137,558
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 160,438
Difference 22,880
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 26,412
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 38,697
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,402
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 33,825
Total 137,336
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 165,540
Difference 28,204

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 55,721
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 59,342
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 133,341
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 68,199
Total 316,603
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 370,124
Difference 53,521
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 55,721
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 59,342
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 48,042
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 68,199
Total 231,304
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 275,864
Difference 44,560

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 520,520
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 2,822,825
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 1,155,628
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 3,497,478
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 3,703,189
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 425,278
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 2,991,417
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 468,271
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 27,725
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 16,427,543
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 507,773
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 3,027,326
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 481,071
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 2,736,641

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 51,740
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 58,811
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 52,166
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 55,928
Total 218,645
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 232,833
Difference 14,188
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 51,740
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 58,811
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 39,133
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 55,928
Total 205,612
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 240,255
Difference 34,643

Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 23,782
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 39,096
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 37,962
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 37,331
Total 138,171
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 148,844
Difference 10,673
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 23,782
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 39,096
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 37,939
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 37,331
Total 138,148
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 163,989
Difference 25,841

Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 312,712
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 46,620
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 44,587
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 56,660
Total 460,579
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 475,291
Difference 14,712
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 312,712
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 46,620
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,835
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 56,660
Total 454,827
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 515,386
Difference 60,559

Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 24,976
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,758
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,169
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,029
Total 137,932
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 153,223
Difference 15,291
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 24,976
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,758
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 38,420
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 34,029
Total 137,183
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 144,487
Difference 7,304

Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 25,497
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 61,210
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 39,587
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,703
Total 158,997
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 171,082
Difference 12,085
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 25,497
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 61,210
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 37,829
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 32,703
Total 157,239
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 168,335
Difference 11,096

Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 31,033
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 40,776
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 45,491
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 47,447
Total 164,747
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 182,000
Difference 17,253
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 31,033
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 40,776
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 37,918
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 47,447
Total 157,174
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 190,387
Difference 33,213

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.