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Rune equipment consists of tier 50 armour and weapons made from runite metal, and ranks among the best non-degradable equipment in free-to-play worlds. It is stronger than adamant equipment but weaker than corrupt dragon equipment.

After completion of the Dragon Slayer quest, the rune platebody may be purchased from Oziach in Edgeville. Most other pieces of rune equipment, including the hatchet and pickaxe, are sold on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] of the Champions' Guild just south of Varrock. Rune equipment can also be purchased from other players via the Grand Exchange.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Rune weapons are cyan in colour and require an Attack level of 50 (except for the rune cane, which requires only 48) to wield. They were formerly the best weapons available to free players until the introduction of corrupt dragon weaponry, gravite weaponry, and the gud raider axe. However, they are still regarded as the best general-purpose weapons in the free game, since they are much easier to obtain and do not degrade.

Melee weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
StyleSlotRangeAccDamageAttributePrice
AutoAbilDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Rune battleaxe.pngRune battleaxeSlashMain hand slot.png1850745480---26,490
Rune cane.pngRune caneCrushMain hand slot.png1801460.8460.8--41,274,749
Rune claws.pngRune clawsSlashMain hand slot.png1850480480---25,818
Rune dagger.pngRune daggerStabMain hand slot.png1850480480---20,431
Rune hasta.pngRune hastaStabMain hand slot.png1850612.5480---19,890
Rune hatchet.pngRune hatchetSlashMain hand slot.png1850306.3240---14,268
Rune longsword.pngRune longswordSlashMain hand slot.png1850612.5480---25,856
Rune mace.pngRune maceCrushMain hand slot.png1850480480--427,383
Rune pickaxe.pngRune pickaxeCrushMain hand slot.png1110-----22,167
Rune scimitar.pngRune scimitarSlashMain hand slot.png1850480480---25,218
Rune sword.pngRune swordStabMain hand slot.png1850480480---24,814
Rune warhammer.pngRune warhammerCrushMain hand slot.png1850745480---24,680

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
StyleSlotRangeAccDamageAttributePrice
AutoAbilDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Rune defender.pngRune defenderStabOff-hand slot.png185012012085---
Rune off hand battleaxe.pngRune off hand battleaxeSlashOff-hand slot.png1850372.5240---23,517
Rune off hand claws.pngRune off hand clawsSlashOff-hand slot.png1850240240---22,106
Rune off hand dagger.pngRune off hand daggerStabOff-hand slot.png1850240240---19,133
Rune off hand longsword.pngRune off hand longswordSlashOff-hand slot.png1850306.2240---23,936
Rune off hand mace.pngRune off hand maceCrushOff-hand slot.png1850240240---12,927
Rune off hand scimitar.pngRune off hand scimitarSlashOff-hand slot.png1850240240---26,247
Rune off hand sword.pngRune off hand swordStabOff-hand slot.png1850240240---20,015
Rune off hand warhammer.pngRune off hand warhammerCrushOff-hand slot.png1850372.5240---15,667

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
StyleSlotRangeAccDamagePrice
AutoAbil
Rune 2h sword.pngRune 2h swordSlash2h slot.png18501117.572032,609
Rune halberd.pngRune halberdSlash2h slot.png28501117.572012,111
Rune spear.pngRune spearStab2h slot.png18501117.572028,326

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
StyleSlotRangeAccDamagePrice
AutoAbil
Rune arrow.pngRune arrowArrowAmmo slot.png--480720152
Rune brutal.pngRune brutalArrowAmmo slot.png--412.8619.2714
Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbowBoltMain hand slot.png7850-48016,016
Rune dart.pngRune dartThrownMain hand slot.png485048048039
Rune javelin.pngRune javelinThrownMain hand slot.png5850745480187
Rune knife.pngRune knifeThrownMain hand slot.png5850480480642
Rune throwing axe.pngRune throwing axeThrownMain hand slot.png4850745480512
Rune bolts.pngRune boltsBoltAmmo slot.png--480720346

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
StyleSlotRangeAccDamagePrice
AutoAbil
Off-hand rune crossbow.pngOff-hand rune crossbowBoltOff-hand slot.png7850-24016,209
Off-hand rune dart.pngOff-hand rune dartThrownOff-hand slot.png485024024066
Off-hand rune knife.pngOff-hand rune knifeThrownOff-hand slot.png5850240240527
Off-hand rune throwing axe.pngOff-hand rune throwing axeThrownOff-hand slot.png4850372.5240470

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
StyleSlotRangeAccDamagePrice
AutoAbil
Rune 2h crossbow.pngRune 2h crossbowBolt2h slot.png7850637.572011,264

Armour[edit | edit source]

Rune armour is the highest-quality non-degradable melee armour that non-members can wear, and the second-highest quality armour on the standard metallic armour spectrum (bronze to dragon). Rune armour requires 50 Defence to wear.

Melee armour[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm170-----7,377
Rune med helm.pngRune med helm170-----6,652
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----30,888
Rune chainbody.pngRune chainbody195.5-----23,705
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----27,414
Rune square shield.pngRune square shield170-----20,473
Rune berserker shield.pngRune berserker shield196.6-----Fist of Guthix token.png 300
Rune spikeshield.pngRune spikeshield185.6-----Fist of Guthix token.png 200
Rune gauntlets.pngRune gauntlets42.5-----2,649
Culinaromancer's gloves 8.pngCulinaromancer's gloves 8 [rfd 1]26.8--6.16.16.15,000
Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegs187-----24,091
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt187-----22,772
Rune armoured boots.pngRune armoured boots42.5-----2,790
  1. ^ Untradeable, can be bought after rescuing 7 characters within the Recipe for Disaster quest.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Ornamental rune armour, heraldic rune armour, trimmed rune armour, god armour, and gilded armour have the same bonuses as standard rune armour, except for some prayer bonuses on the god armours. These are obtained exclusively from the members-only Treasure Trails. Free players may purchase all pieces of this equipment on the Grand Exchange, with the sole exception of gilded armour.

A player wearing full rune trimmed armour.

Trimmed[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (t).pngRune full helm (t)170-----22,696
Rune platebody (t).pngRune platebody (t)195.5-----48,202
Rune platelegs (t).pngRune platelegs (t)187-----43,260
Rune kiteshield (t).pngRune kiteshield (t)170-----38,261
Totals722.5-----152,419
Rune plateskirt (t).pngRune plateskirt (t)187-----39,969
Totals722.5-----149,128

Gold-trimmed[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (g).pngRune full helm (g)170-----28,119
Rune platebody (g).pngRune platebody (g)195.5-----53,052
Rune platelegs (g).pngRune platelegs (g)187-----49,439
Rune kiteshield (g).pngRune kiteshield (g)170-----37,850
Totals722.5-----168,460
Rune plateskirt (g).pngRune plateskirt (g)187-----43,416
Totals722.5-----162,437

Gilded (members-only)[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (Gilded).pngRune full helm (Gilded)170-----146,600
Rune platebody (Gilded).pngRune platebody (Gilded)195.5-----550,661
Rune platelegs (Gilded).pngRune platelegs (Gilded)187-----466,698
Rune kiteshield (Gilded).pngRune kiteshield (Gilded)170-----199,270
Totals722.5-----1,363,229
Rune plateskirt (Gilded).pngRune plateskirt (Gilded)187-----75,606
Totals722.5-----972,137

Heraldic[edit | edit source]

Rune heraldic armour 1[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune helm (h1).pngRune helm (h1)170-----1,445,459
Rune platebody (h1).pngRune platebody (h1)195.5-----1,442,146
Rune platelegs (h1).pngRune platelegs (h1)187-----1,420,343
Rune shield (h1).pngRune shield (h1)170-----1,502,603
Totals722.5-----5,810,551
Rune plateskirt (h1).pngRune plateskirt (h1)187-----1,430,870
Totals722.5-----5,821,078

Rune heraldic armour 2[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune helm (h2).pngRune helm (h2)170-----1,430,932
Rune platebody (h2).pngRune platebody (h2)195.5-----1,503,721
Rune platelegs (h2).pngRune platelegs (h2)187-----1,409,567
Rune shield (h2).pngRune shield (h2)170-----1,501,734
Totals722.5-----5,845,954
Rune plateskirt (h2).pngRune plateskirt (h2)187-----1,436,035
Totals722.5-----5,872,422

Rune heraldic armour 3[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune helm (h3).pngRune helm (h3)170-----1,415,169
Rune platebody (h3).pngRune platebody (h3)195.5-----1,406,849
Rune platelegs (h3).pngRune platelegs (h3)187-----1,433,383
Rune shield (h3).pngRune shield (h3)170-----1,502,527
Totals722.5-----5,757,928
Rune plateskirt (h3).pngRune plateskirt (h3)187-----1,414,250
Totals722.5-----5,738,795

Rune heraldic armour 4[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune helm (h4).pngRune helm (h4)170-----1,437,046
Rune platebody (h4).pngRune platebody (h4)195.5-----1,405,103
Rune platelegs (h4).pngRune platelegs (h4)187-----1,426,079
Rune shield (h4).pngRune shield (h4)170-----1,503,244
Totals722.5-----5,771,472
Rune plateskirt (h4).pngRune plateskirt (h4)187-----1,425,069
Totals722.5-----5,770,462

Rune heraldic armour 5[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune helm (h5).pngRune helm (h5)170-----1,475,067
Rune platebody (h5).pngRune platebody (h5)195.5-----1,421,780
Rune platelegs (h5).pngRune platelegs (h5)187-----1,444,312
Rune shield (h5).pngRune shield (h5)170-----1,469,113
Totals722.5-----5,810,272
Rune plateskirt (h5).pngRune plateskirt (h5)187-----1,410,433
Totals722.5-----5,776,393

God armours[edit | edit source]

Zamorak[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (Zamorak).pngRune full helm (Zamorak)170-1---81,737
Rune platebody (Zamorak).pngRune platebody (Zamorak)195.5-1---101,947
Rune platelegs (Zamorak).pngRune platelegs (Zamorak)187-1---99,818
Rune kiteshield (Zamorak).pngRune kiteshield (Zamorak)170-1---52,161
Totals722.5-4---335,663
Rune plateskirt (Zamorak).pngRune plateskirt (Zamorak)187-1---48,241
Totals722.5-4---284,086

Guthix[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (Guthix).pngRune full helm (Guthix)170-1---47,096
Rune platebody (Guthix).pngRune platebody (Guthix)195.5-1---72,305
Rune platelegs (Guthix).pngRune platelegs (Guthix)187-1---60,286
Rune kiteshield (Guthix).pngRune kiteshield (Guthix)170-1---42,667
Totals722.5-4---222,354
Rune plateskirt (Guthix).pngRune plateskirt (Guthix)187-1---43,682
Totals722.5-4---205,750

Saradomin[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (Saradomin).pngRune full helm (Saradomin)170-1---78,711
Rune platebody (Saradomin).pngRune platebody (Saradomin)195.5-1---98,467
Rune platelegs (Saradomin).pngRune platelegs (Saradomin)187-1---93,115
Rune kiteshield (Saradomin).pngRune kiteshield (Saradomin)170-1---40,657
Totals722.5-4---310,950
Rune plateskirt (Saradomin).pngRune plateskirt (Saradomin)187-1---50,280
Totals722.5-4---268,115

Armadyl[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (Armadyl).pngRune full helm (Armadyl)170-1---1,302,554
Rune platebody (Armadyl).pngRune platebody (Armadyl)195.5-1---1,302,365
Rune platelegs (Armadyl).pngRune platelegs (Armadyl)187-1---1,304,844
Rune kiteshield (Armadyl).pngRune kiteshield (Armadyl)170-1---1,312,479
Totals722.5-4---5,222,242
Rune plateskirt (Armadyl).pngRune plateskirt (Armadyl)187-1---1,299,869
Totals722.5-4---5,217,267

Bandos[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (Bandos).pngRune full helm (Bandos)170-1---1,292,988
Rune platebody (Bandos).pngRune platebody (Bandos)195.5-1---1,303,089
Rune platelegs (Bandos).pngRune platelegs (Bandos)187-1---1,287,285
Rune kiteshield (Bandos).pngRune kiteshield (Bandos)170-1---1,321,889
Totals722.5-4---5,205,251
Rune plateskirt (Bandos).pngRune plateskirt (Bandos)187-1---1,296,298
Totals722.5-4---5,214,264

Ancient (Zaros)[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm (Ancient).pngRune full helm (Ancient)170-1---1,302,447
Rune platebody (Ancient).pngRune platebody (Ancient)195.5-1---1,308,390
Rune platelegs (Ancient).pngRune platelegs (Ancient)187-1---1,298,556
Rune kiteshield (Ancient).pngRune kiteshield (Ancient)170-1---1,316,890
Totals722.5-4---5,226,283
Rune plateskirt (Ancient).pngRune plateskirt (Ancient)187-1---1,291,990
Totals722.5-4---5,219,717

Grand Exchange sets[edit | edit source]

Players can buy rune armour sets on the Grand Exchange rather than buy each piece individually. The Grand Exchange offers two different sets of rune armour for purchase.

Rune armour set (lg)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Rune armour set (lg).png Rune armour set (lg) 94,044
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm170-----7,377
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----30,888
Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegs187-----24,091
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----27,414
Totals722.5-----89,770

Rune armour set (sk)[edit | edit source]

Image Name GE Price
Rune armour set (sk).png Rune armour set (sk) 90,162
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm170-----7,377
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----30,888
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt187-----22,772
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----27,414
Totals722.5-----88,451

Gallery[edit | edit source]


Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 28 November 2012 (Update):
    • Fixed some level requirements for a handful of rune and steel items.
  • update 26 July 2001 (Update):
    • Runite items have been added to the game.
      • Runite is the most powerful metal in the game, better than even adamantite.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Rune plate armour has the highest number of variations, at 15. The second highest are black plate and adamant plate, with 8 variations each.
  • On 6 March 2012, rune armour, along with many other armours, received a graphical rework.
  • Before Evolution of Combat release, it only required 40 Attack or 40 Defence to wield/wear rune.