Halberd

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Bronze halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze halberd Iron halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron halberd Steel halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel halberd Black halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black halberd White halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of White halberd
Mithril halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril halberd Adamant halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant halberd Rune halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune halberd Dragon halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon halberd Crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Crystal halberd Attuned crystal halberd.png: RS3 Inventory image of Attuned crystal halberd
Slot 2-handed
Style Slash
Speed
Average (3.6s)
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Halberds (colloquially hallys) are long two-handed melee weapons with blades similar to axes and handles made up of long poles. While halberds are among the slowest weapons, they are unique among melee weapons for having an attack range of 2. In other words, halberds can hit opponents two squares away, as opposed to the one square away most melee weapons can hit. This makes them capable of utilising safe spots. The area of effect abilities Cleave, Hurricane, Quake and Meteor Strike also gain additional range when using halberds.

In addition to requiring a certain Attack level, some halberds have quest requirements as follows:

All metal halberds up to dragon may be bought from the Quartermaster at the Tyras Camp in Isafdar, except for the white halberd which can be bought from Sir Vyvin in Falador (having obtained White knight master rank). It is not possible to make standard bronze to rune halberds using the Smithing skill; however, crystal and attuned crystal halberds can be made from harmonic dust after the completion of Plague's End.

Whilst not actually called halberds, the Ivandis flail, Thalassia's revenge, Masuta's warspear, dragon rider lance, Laniakea's spear, and noxious scythe have the same attack range as halberds and can be considered as such.

Halberds[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Attack
Level
Main-handOff-handAttributeStyle bonusPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Bronze halberd.pngBronze halberd1Slash111.8150---------1,720
Iron halberd.pngIron halberd10Slash223.5202---------1,539
Steel halberd.pngSteel halberd20Slash447316---------6,103
Ivandis flail.pngIvandis flail20Slash447316-----5---Created during Legacy of Seergaze
Black halberd.pngBlack halberd25Slash558.8381---------5,913
White halberd.pngWhite halberd25Slash558.8381---------5,042
Mithril halberd.pngMithril halberd30Slash670.5454---------7,069
Adamant halberd.pngAdamant halberd40Slash894628---------15,560
Rune halberd.pngRune halberd50Slash1117.5850---------11,485
Dragon halberd.pngDragon halberd60Slash13411132---------236,171
Thalassia's Revenge.pngThalassia's Revenge70Slash1564.51486---------25,000 chimes, 50 Taijitu
Crystal halberd.pngCrystal halberd70Slash1564.51486---------279,581
Attuned crystal halberd.pngAttuned crystal halberd80Slash17881924---------1 Attuned crystal weapon seed, 2000 Harmonic dust
Masuta's warspear.pngMasuta's warspear82Stab1832.72023---------3,080,226
Laniakea's spear.pngLaniakea's spear82Stab2011.51694---------18,489,163
Dragon Rider lance.pngDragon Rider lance85Slash17882458---------44,029,634
Noxious scythe.pngNoxious scythe90Slash2011.52458---------357,381,055

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 17 October 2016 (Update):
    • Halberds no longer require a Strength level to wield - only an Attack level.
  • patch 22 September 2014 (Update):
    • Some errors in calculating damage values have been fixed with two-handed weapons.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected the image of halberds in the Strength skill guide.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite being called halberds, some of them lack the defining top spike and back hook of real-life halberds, and are thus more similar to the bardiche or Lochaber axe.