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------19,246
Rune cane.pngRune caneCrush460.8801-----41,123,832
Rune claws.pngRune clawsSlash480850------11,993
Rune dagger.pngRune daggerStab480850------10,289
Rune hasta.pngRune hastaStab612.5850------16,901
Rune hatchet.pngRune hatchetSlash306.3850------9,771
Rune longsword.pngRune longswordSlash612.5850------19,760
Rune mace.pngRune maceCrush480850-----410,569
Rune pickaxe.pngRune pickaxeCrush-110------17,749
Rune scimitar.pngRune scimitarSlash480850------17,513
Rune sword.pngRune swordStab480850------18,137
Rune warhammer.pngRune warhammerCrush745850------20,554

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---19,729
Rune off hand claws.pngRune off hand claws---Slash240850---18,359
Rune off hand dagger.pngRune off hand dagger---Stab240850---19,373
Rune off hand longsword.pngRune off hand longsword---Slash306.2850---18,257
Rune off hand mace.pngRune off hand mace---Crush240850---10,327
Rune off hand scimitar.pngRune off hand scimitar---Slash240850---19,351
Rune off hand sword.pngRune off hand sword---Stab240850---17,005
Rune off hand warhammer.pngRune off hand warhammer---Crush372.5850---11,399

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Attack.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Rune 2h sword.pngRune 2h swordSlash1117.5850---24,213
Rune halberd.pngRune halberdSlash1117.5850---10,203
Rune spear.pngRune spearStab1117.5850---12,049

Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Main hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Rune arrow 5.pngRune arrowArrow480----151
Rune brutal 5.pngRune brutalArrow412.8----588
Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbowBolt-850---7,538
Rune dart.pngRune dartThrown480850---43
Rune javelin.pngRune javelinThrown745850---186
Rune knife.pngRune knifeThrown480850---390
Rune throwing axe.pngRune throwing axeThrown745850---391
Runite bolts 5.pngRunite boltsBolt480----168

Off-hand weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Off-hand rune crossbow.pngOff-hand rune crossbow---Bolt-8507,137
Off-hand rune dart.pngOff-hand rune dart---Thrown24085058
Off-hand rune knife.pngOff-hand rune knife---Thrown240850368
Off-hand rune throwing axe.pngOff-hand rune throwing axe---Thrown372.5850347

Two-handed weapons[edit | edit source]

Ranged.png
Item
Main-handOff-handPrice
StyleDmgAccStyleDmgAcc
Rune 2h crossbow.pngRune 2h crossbowBolt637.5850---3,793

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-----4,606
Rune med helm.pngRune med helm170-----7,226
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----19,617
Rune chainbody.pngRune chainbody195.5-----12,537
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----19,262
Rune square shield.pngRune square shield170-----19,004
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-----1,712
Culinaromancer's gloves 8.pngCulinaromancer's gloves 8 [rfd 1]26.8--6.16.16.15,000
Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegs187-----19,584
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt187-----16,151
Rune armoured boots.pngRune armoured boots42.5-----1,845
  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-----20,012
Rune platebody (t).pngRune platebody (t)195.5-----38,185
Rune platelegs (t).pngRune platelegs (t)187-----36,778
Rune kiteshield (t).pngRune kiteshield (t)170-----32,115
Totals722.5-----127,090
Rune plateskirt (t).pngRune plateskirt (t)187-----35,937
Totals722.5-----126,249

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-----20,316
Rune platebody (g).pngRune platebody (g)195.5-----38,330
Rune platelegs (g).pngRune platelegs (g)187-----36,881
Rune kiteshield (g).pngRune kiteshield (g)170-----30,954
Totals722.5-----126,481
Rune plateskirt (g).pngRune plateskirt (g)187-----36,170
Totals722.5-----125,770

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-----117,979
Rune platebody (Gilded).pngRune platebody (Gilded)195.5-----314,582
Rune platelegs (Gilded).pngRune platelegs (Gilded)187-----269,002
Rune kiteshield (Gilded).pngRune kiteshield (Gilded)170-----75,514
Totals722.5-----777,077
Rune plateskirt (Gilded).pngRune plateskirt (Gilded)187-----44,604
Totals722.5-----552,679

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-----1,133,371
Rune platebody (h1).pngRune platebody (h1)195.5-----1,127,937
Rune platelegs (h1).pngRune platelegs (h1)187-----1,111,684
Rune shield (h1).pngRune shield (h1)170-----1,101,337
Totals722.5-----4,474,329
Rune plateskirt (h1).pngRune plateskirt (h1)187-----1,093,231
Totals722.5-----4,455,876

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-----1,132,933
Rune platebody (h2).pngRune platebody (h2)195.5-----1,123,295
Rune platelegs (h2).pngRune platelegs (h2)187-----1,091,547
Rune shield (h2).pngRune shield (h2)170-----1,077,059
Totals722.5-----4,424,834
Rune plateskirt (h2).pngRune plateskirt (h2)187-----1,092,419
Totals722.5-----4,425,706

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-----1,130,110
Rune platebody (h3).pngRune platebody (h3)195.5-----1,107,343
Rune platelegs (h3).pngRune platelegs (h3)187-----1,110,999
Rune shield (h3).pngRune shield (h3)170-----1,101,809
Totals722.5-----4,450,261
Rune plateskirt (h3).pngRune plateskirt (h3)187-----1,109,320
Totals722.5-----4,448,582

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-----1,123,054
Rune platebody (h4).pngRune platebody (h4)195.5-----1,098,906
Rune platelegs (h4).pngRune platelegs (h4)187-----1,093,046
Rune shield (h4).pngRune shield (h4)170-----1,100,593
Totals722.5-----4,415,599
Rune plateskirt (h4).pngRune plateskirt (h4)187-----1,081,999
Totals722.5-----4,404,552

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-----1,132,912
Rune platebody (h5).pngRune platebody (h5)195.5-----1,116,492
Rune platelegs (h5).pngRune platelegs (h5)187-----1,069,380
Rune shield (h5).pngRune shield (h5)170-----1,101,122
Totals722.5-----4,419,906
Rune plateskirt (h5).pngRune plateskirt (h5)187-----1,074,231
Totals722.5-----4,424,757

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---43,349
Rune platebody (Zamorak).pngRune platebody (Zamorak)195.5-1---49,374
Rune platelegs (Zamorak).pngRune platelegs (Zamorak)187-1---40,767
Rune kiteshield (Zamorak).pngRune kiteshield (Zamorak)170-----33,014
Totals722.5-3---166,504
Rune plateskirt (Zamorak).pngRune plateskirt (Zamorak)187-1---38,219
Totals722.5-3---163,956

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---24,585
Rune platebody (Guthix).pngRune platebody (Guthix)195.5-1---39,069
Rune platelegs (Guthix).pngRune platelegs (Guthix)187-1---38,349
Rune kiteshield (Guthix).pngRune kiteshield (Guthix)170-1---31,855
Totals722.5-4---133,858
Rune plateskirt (Guthix).pngRune plateskirt (Guthix)187-1---36,594
Totals722.5-4---132,103

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---41,968
Rune platebody (Saradomin).pngRune platebody (Saradomin)195.5-1---53,751
Rune platelegs (Saradomin).pngRune platelegs (Saradomin)187-1---38,858
Rune kiteshield (Saradomin).pngRune kiteshield (Saradomin)170-----32,998
Totals722.5-3---167,575
Rune plateskirt (Saradomin).pngRune plateskirt (Saradomin)187-1---39,087
Totals722.5-3---167,804

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---1,108,181
Rune platebody (Armadyl).pngRune platebody (Armadyl)195.5-1---1,127,398
Rune platelegs (Armadyl).pngRune platelegs (Armadyl)187-1---1,110,007
Rune kiteshield (Armadyl).pngRune kiteshield (Armadyl)170-1---1,117,517
Totals722.5-4---4,463,103
Rune plateskirt (Armadyl).pngRune plateskirt (Armadyl)187-1---1,105,677
Totals722.5-4---4,458,773

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---1,122,796
Rune platebody (Bandos).pngRune platebody (Bandos)195.5-1---1,126,783
Rune platelegs (Bandos).pngRune platelegs (Bandos)187-1---1,112,750
Rune kiteshield (Bandos).pngRune kiteshield (Bandos)170-1---1,107,496
Totals722.5-4---4,469,825
Rune plateskirt (Bandos).pngRune plateskirt (Bandos)187-1---1,101,843
Totals722.5-4---4,458,918

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---1,122,603
Rune platebody (Ancient).pngRune platebody (Ancient)195.5-1---1,142,151
Rune platelegs (Ancient).pngRune platelegs (Ancient)187-1---1,122,762
Rune kiteshield (Ancient).pngRune kiteshield (Ancient)170-1---1,115,137
Totals722.5-4---4,502,653
Rune plateskirt (Ancient).pngRune plateskirt (Ancient)187-1---1,099,701
Totals722.5-4---4,479,592

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) 83,411 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm170-----4,606
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----19,617
Rune platelegs.pngRune platelegs187-----19,584
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----19,262
Totals722.5-----63,069

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

Image Name GE Price
Rune armour set (sk).png Rune armour set (sk) 82,631 coins (update)
Attack.png
Item
AttributeStyle bonusPrice
DefenceConstitutionPrayerAttack-icon.pngRanged-icon.pngMagic-icon.png
Rune full helm.pngRune full helm170-----4,606
Rune platebody.pngRune platebody195.5-----19,617
Rune plateskirt.pngRune plateskirt187-----16,151
Rune kiteshield.pngRune kiteshield170-----19,262
Totals722.5-----59,636

Gallery[edit | edit source]


Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 28 November 2012 (Update):
    • Fixed some level requirements for a handful of rune and steel items.

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.