Weapons

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The weapon slot.
Artwork of some standard RuneScape weapons.

Weapons are worn equipment in the weapon slot used to deal damage in combat. One-handed weapons can be used with a shield in the shield slot and two-handed weapons prevent the use of the shield slot. Stackable weapons are all equipped at the same time. Some equipment used in other skills such as axes, pickaxes, pearl fishing rods from Alry the Angler's Angling Accessories, and Amy's saw from Mahogany Homes are also equippable.

Weapon bonuses[edit | edit source]

All weapons have equipment stats, attack bonuses and defence bonuses in stab, slash, and crush melee combat, Ranged combat and Magic combat. Each also has a melee strength, Ranged strength, and Magic strength increasing maximum damage with that damage type and Prayer bonus that reduces the rate at which prayers drain points.

Weapons also have an attack speed, which is the rate at which it attacks and an attack range. Melee weapons, except for halberds, all have 1 attack range. Ranged and Magic weapons vary, however most magic weapons cast spells from 10 tiles away.

Special attacks[edit | edit source]

Main article: Special attacks

Certain weapons have special attacks while wielded requiring different amounts of energy to use. Special attacks are unique to a weapon and its upgrades. While most of them are offensive abilities, axes, pickaxes, and harpoons of dragon, infernal, 3rd age and crystal tools boost their respective skill by 3.

Weapon types[edit | edit source]

Melee[edit | edit source]

Melee weapons are primarily used to attack directly next to a target, however halberds have 2 attack range. These do not require ammuition, except for a few weapons that need to be charged such as the scythe of vitur, Viggora's chainmace, or the blade of saeldor. All melee weapon level requirements are listed on the Attack or Strength level up table. Most of these start out at bronze equipment up to rune equipment for free-to-play while members have access to higher tier equipment like dragon, barrows or Abyssal weapons.

Ranged[edit | edit source]

Ranged weapons are used to attack from a distance, they all require ammunition to use except for crystal equipment. All Ranged weapon level requirements are listed on the Ranged level up table.

Thrown weapons[edit | edit source]

Ammunition[edit | edit source]

Requirements and Prices[edit | edit source]

Item Type Ranged Level Ranged Strength icon.png Strength GE Price
Training arrows.png Training Arrow Arrow 1 +7 N/A
Bronze arrow.png Bronze Arrow Arrow 1 +7 3
Iron arrow.png Iron Arrow Arrow 1 +10 3
Steel arrow.png Steel arrow Arrow 5 +16 9
Mithril arrow.png Mithril arrow Arrow 20 +22 6
Adamant arrow.png Adamant arrow Arrow 30 +31 20
Ogre arrow.png Ogre arrow Arrow 30 +22 77
Ice arrows.png Ice arrow Arrow 40 +16 N/A
Rune arrow.png Rune arrow Arrow 40 +49 38
Broad arrows.png Broad arrow Arrow 50 +28 59[n 1]
Amethyst arrow.png Amethyst arrow Arrow 50 +55 229
Dragon arrow.png Dragon arrow Arrow 60 +60 557
Bronze bolts.png Bronze bolt Bolt 1 +10 2
Blurite bolts.png Blurite bolt Bolt 16 +28 N/A
Iron bolts.png Iron bolt Bolt 26 +46 15
Steel bolts.png Steel bolt Bolt 31 +64 32
Mithril bolts.png Mithril bolt Bolt 36 +82 79
Adamant bolts.png Adamant bolt Bolt 46 +100 142
Runite bolts.png Runite bolt Bolt 61 +115 135
Dragon bolts.png Dragon bolt Bolt 64 +122 740
Bronze dart.png Bronze Dart Dart 1 +1 23
Iron dart.png Iron Dart 1 +2 6
Steel dart.png Steel Dart 5 +3 2
Black dart.png Black Dart 10 +6 1,959
Mithril dart.png Mithril Dart 20 +9 5
Adamant dart.png Adamant Dart 30 +17 24
Rune dart.png Rune Dart 40 +26 291
Amethyst dart.png Amethyst Dart 50 +28 349
Dragon dart.png Dragon Dart 60 +35 1,575
Bronze javelin.png Bronze javelin Javelin 5 +6 4
Iron javelin.png Iron javelin Javelin 8 +10 3
Steel javelin.png Steel javelin Javelin 12 +12 4
Mithril javelin.png Mithril javelin Javelin 17 +18 31
Adamant javelin.png Adamant javelin Javelin 24 +28 70
Rune javelin.png Rune javelin Javelin 38 +42 175
Dragon javelin.png Dragon javelin Javelin 38 +42 858
Morrigan's javelin.png Morrigan's javelin Javelin 38 +42 20,000
Bronze thrownaxe.png Bronze thrownaxe Throwing Axe 1 +5 17
Iron thrownaxe.png Iron thrownaxe Throwing Axe 1 +7 36
Steel thrownaxe.png Steel thrownaxe Throwing Axe 5 +11 41
Mithril thrownaxe.png Mithril thrownaxe Throwing Axe 20 +16 137
Adamant thrownaxe.png Adamant thrownaxe Throwing Axe 30 +23 306
Rune thrownaxe.png Rune thrownaxe Throwing Axe 40 +36 233
Dragon thrownaxe.png Dragon thrownaxe Throwing Axe 61 +47 443
Morrigan's throwing axe.png Morrigan's throwing axe Throwing Axe 78 +117 20,000
Bronze knife.png Bronze knife Throwing Knife 1 +3 33
Iron knife.png Iron knife Throwing Knife 1 +4 31
Steel knife.png Steel knife Throwing Knife 5 +7 37
Black knife.png Black knife Throwing Knife 10 +8 41
Mithril knife.png Mithril knife Throwing Knife 20 +10 131
Adamant knife.png Adamant knife Throwing Knife 30 +14 317
Rune knife.png Rune knife Throwing Knife 40 +24 215
Dragon knife.png Dragon knife Throwing Knife 60 +30 2,303
  1. Not tradeable on GE. Can only be fletched with 52 Fletching icon.png Fletching and the broader fletching Slayer reward or purchased from a Slayer master.

Magic[edit | edit source]

Magic weapons attack from a distance and come in two primary types, staves and wands. They can be used as melee weapons, however their primary function is for casting both combat and non-combat spells, taking place of elemental runes, auto cast, and access to specific spells like Magic Dart. All level requirements are listed on the Magic level up table.

Other[edit | edit source]