Rune equipment

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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
Main-handOff-handAttributePrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Rune battleaxe.pngRune battleaxeSlash745850------20,818
Rune cane.pngRune caneCrush460.8801-----41,212,476
Rune claws.pngRune clawsSlash480850------16,939
Rune dagger.pngRune daggerStab480850------16,238
Rune hasta.pngRune hastaStab612.5850------18,396
Rune hatchet.pngRune hatchetSlash306.3850------10,867
Rune longsword.pngRune longswordSlash612.5850------19,993
Rune mace.pngRune maceCrush480850-----415,811
Rune pickaxe.pngRune pickaxeCrush-110------21,798
Rune scimitar.pngRune scimitarSlash480850------18,933
Rune sword.pngRune swordStab480850------19,924
Rune warhammer.pngRune warhammerCrush745850------20,452

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handAttributePrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAccDefenceConstitutionPrayer
Rune defender.pngRune defender---Stab12085085---
Rune off hand battleaxe.pngRune off hand battleaxe---Slash372.5850---20,680
Rune off hand claws.pngRune off hand claws---Slash240850---20,376
Rune off hand dagger.pngRune off hand dagger---Stab240850---18,366
Rune off hand longsword.pngRune off hand longsword---Slash306.2850---20,279
Rune off hand mace.pngRune off hand mace---Crush240850---12,098
Rune off hand scimitar.pngRune off hand scimitar---Slash240850---21,026
Rune off hand sword.pngRune off hand sword---Stab240850---18,321
Rune off hand warhammer.pngRune off hand warhammer---Crush372.5850---14,048

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Rune 2h sword.pngRune 2h swordSlash1117.5850---25,850
Rune halberd.pngRune halberdSlash1117.5850---10,603
Rune spear.pngRune spearStab1117.5850---16,897

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Rune arrow 5.pngRune arrowArrow480----148
Rune brutal 5.pngRune brutalArrow412.8----727
Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbowBolt-850---9,379
Rune dart.pngRune dartThrown480850---82
Rune javelin.pngRune javelinThrown745850---183
Rune knife.pngRune knifeThrown480850---438
Rune throwing axe.pngRune throwing axeThrown745850---401
Rune bolts 5.pngRune boltsBolt480----111

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Off-hand rune crossbow.pngOff-hand rune crossbow---Bolt-8509,211
Off-hand rune dart.pngOff-hand rune dart---Thrown24085087
Off-hand rune knife.pngOff-hand rune knife---Thrown240850420
Off-hand rune throwing axe.pngOff-hand rune throwing axe---Thrown372.5850383

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Rune 2h crossbow.pngRune 2h crossbowBolt637.5850---8,269

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-----5,460
Rune med helm.pngRune med helm170-----6,719
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----23,402
Rune chainbody.pngRune chainbody195.5-----18,343
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----20,508
Rune square shield.pngRune square shield170-----19,434
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-----4,169
Culinaromancer's gloves 8.pngCulinaromancer's gloves 8 [rfd 1]26.8--6.16.16.15,000
Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegs187-----23,192
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt187-----21,457
Rune armoured boots.pngRune armoured boots42.5-----2,263
  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-----20,004
Rune platebody (t).pngRune platebody (t)195.5-----37,612
Rune platelegs (t).pngRune platelegs (t)187-----38,144
Rune kiteshield (t).pngRune kiteshield (t)170-----32,210
Totals722.5-----127,970
Rune plateskirt (t).pngRune plateskirt (t)187-----37,459
Totals722.5-----127,285

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-----21,048
Rune platebody (g).pngRune platebody (g)195.5-----39,713
Rune platelegs (g).pngRune platelegs (g)187-----39,418
Rune kiteshield (g).pngRune kiteshield (g)170-----33,242
Totals722.5-----133,421
Rune plateskirt (g).pngRune plateskirt (g)187-----38,149
Totals722.5-----132,152

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-----128,117
Rune platebody (Gilded).pngRune platebody (Gilded)195.5-----344,321
Rune platelegs (Gilded).pngRune platelegs (Gilded)187-----286,123
Rune kiteshield (Gilded).pngRune kiteshield (Gilded)170-----113,855
Totals722.5-----872,416
Rune plateskirt (Gilded).pngRune plateskirt (Gilded)187-----58,586
Totals722.5-----644,879

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-----1,309,510
Rune platebody (h1).pngRune platebody (h1)195.5-----1,308,747
Rune platelegs (h1).pngRune platelegs (h1)187-----1,280,823
Rune shield (h1).pngRune shield (h1)170-----1,305,892
Totals722.5-----5,204,972
Rune plateskirt (h1).pngRune plateskirt (h1)187-----1,288,195
Totals722.5-----5,212,344

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-----1,299,463
Rune platebody (h2).pngRune platebody (h2)195.5-----1,286,549
Rune platelegs (h2).pngRune platelegs (h2)187-----1,276,642
Rune shield (h2).pngRune shield (h2)170-----1,305,804
Totals722.5-----5,168,458
Rune plateskirt (h2).pngRune plateskirt (h2)187-----1,304,896
Totals722.5-----5,196,712

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-----1,300,753
Rune platebody (h3).pngRune platebody (h3)195.5-----1,284,286
Rune platelegs (h3).pngRune platelegs (h3)187-----1,258,361
Rune shield (h3).pngRune shield (h3)170-----1,292,841
Totals722.5-----5,136,241
Rune plateskirt (h3).pngRune plateskirt (h3)187-----1,286,090
Totals722.5-----5,163,970

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-----1,303,444
Rune platebody (h4).pngRune platebody (h4)195.5-----1,284,498
Rune platelegs (h4).pngRune platelegs (h4)187-----1,283,017
Rune shield (h4).pngRune shield (h4)170-----1,294,934
Totals722.5-----5,165,893
Rune plateskirt (h4).pngRune plateskirt (h4)187-----1,289,676
Totals722.5-----5,172,552

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-----1,283,452
Rune platebody (h5).pngRune platebody (h5)195.5-----1,275,413
Rune platelegs (h5).pngRune platelegs (h5)187-----1,288,001
Rune shield (h5).pngRune shield (h5)170-----1,307,937
Totals722.5-----5,154,803
Rune plateskirt (h5).pngRune plateskirt (h5)187-----1,291,997
Totals722.5-----5,158,799

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---38,455
Rune platebody (Zamorak).pngRune platebody (Zamorak)195.5-1---55,578
Rune platelegs (Zamorak).pngRune platelegs (Zamorak)187-1---45,173
Rune kiteshield (Zamorak).pngRune kiteshield (Zamorak)170-----36,640
Totals722.5-3---175,846
Rune plateskirt (Zamorak).pngRune plateskirt (Zamorak)187-1---38,732
Totals722.5-3---169,405

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---30,950
Rune platebody (Guthix).pngRune platebody (Guthix)195.5-1---44,372
Rune platelegs (Guthix).pngRune platelegs (Guthix)187-1---40,160
Rune kiteshield (Guthix).pngRune kiteshield (Guthix)170-1---32,539
Totals722.5-4---148,021
Rune plateskirt (Guthix).pngRune plateskirt (Guthix)187-1---38,645
Totals722.5-4---146,506

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---46,092
Rune platebody (Saradomin).pngRune platebody (Saradomin)195.5-1---51,333
Rune platelegs (Saradomin).pngRune platelegs (Saradomin)187-1---40,805
Rune kiteshield (Saradomin).pngRune kiteshield (Saradomin)170-----33,779
Totals722.5-3---172,009
Rune plateskirt (Saradomin).pngRune plateskirt (Saradomin)187-1---40,726
Totals722.5-3---171,930

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---1,222,715
Rune platebody (Armadyl).pngRune platebody (Armadyl)195.5-1---1,210,764
Rune platelegs (Armadyl).pngRune platelegs (Armadyl)187-1---1,196,267
Rune kiteshield (Armadyl).pngRune kiteshield (Armadyl)170-1---1,209,849
Totals722.5-4---4,839,595
Rune plateskirt (Armadyl).pngRune plateskirt (Armadyl)187-1---1,196,677
Totals722.5-4---4,840,005

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---1,235,682
Rune platebody (Bandos).pngRune platebody (Bandos)195.5-1---1,203,817
Rune platelegs (Bandos).pngRune platelegs (Bandos)187-1---1,208,299
Rune kiteshield (Bandos).pngRune kiteshield (Bandos)170-1---1,208,822
Totals722.5-4---4,856,620
Rune plateskirt (Bandos).pngRune plateskirt (Bandos)187-1---1,205,363
Totals722.5-4---4,853,684

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---1,223,028
Rune platebody (Ancient).pngRune platebody (Ancient)195.5-1---1,207,084
Rune platelegs (Ancient).pngRune platelegs (Ancient)187-1---1,212,577
Rune kiteshield (Ancient).pngRune kiteshield (Ancient)170-1---1,209,349
Totals722.5-4---4,852,038
Rune plateskirt (Ancient).pngRune plateskirt (Ancient)187-1---1,209,225
Totals722.5-4---4,848,686

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) 74,582 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm170-----5,460
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----23,402
Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegs187-----23,192
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----20,508
Totals722.5-----72,562

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

Image Name GE Price
Rune armour set (sk).png Rune armour set (sk) 89,735 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm170-----5,460
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----23,402
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt187-----21,457
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----20,508
Totals722.5-----70,827

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.