Rune scimitar

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For this item's upgraded variants, see +1, +2, +3.
For this item's off-hand variants, see rune off hand scimitar, +1, +2, +3.
Rune scimitar detail.png

A rune scimitar is a tier 50 melee main-hand weapon. It requires level 50 Attack to wield.

It can be made at a forge and anvil using 2 rune bars, requiring 1,200 progress to complete, granting a total of 480 Smithing experience. It can be upgraded to a rune scimitar + 1 with another 2 bars.

Item Tier Accuracy Damage Bars Cumulative bars
Rune scimitar.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune scimitarRune scimitar 50 850 480.0 2 2
Rune scimitar + 1.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune scimitar + 1Rune scimitar + 1 51 875 489.6 2 4
Rune scimitar + 2.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune scimitar + 2Rune scimitar + 2 52 901 499.2 4 8
Rune scimitar + 3.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune scimitar + 3Rune scimitar + 3 53 928 508.8 8 16

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Rune scimitar.png Rune scimitar
Smithing-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
480 XP-Varies [recipe 1]19,307
Smithing Smithing level50
Anvil Must be performed at an anvil
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Rune bar.pngRune bar24,1118,222
  1. ^ See smithing page for details.

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • update 3 February 2020 (Update):
    • Adjusted disassembly to give 4 materials per bar used in creating the item from scratch
  • patch 12 April 2011 (Update):
    • This scimitar's animation has been updated to use the same animation as the dragon scimitar.
  • patch 17 January 2011 (Update):
    • Players wielding this item will no longer see it through the Wilderness Wall.
  • patch 23 March 2010 (Update):
    • Corrected the rune scimitar icon used in random events.
  • 17 September 2009 (Update):
    • Animations and model of rune scimitar have been updated.
  • update 28 July 2009 (Update):
    • Appearance and attack animations of the rune scimitar are updated.
  • patch 29 September 2008 (Update):
    • The range of items that one can lend to other players has been expanded. These include a small amount of newer Treasure Trail items as well as some old ones, dragon spears and most rune and granite armour and weapons.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • On 23 July 2009, five days before the scheduled update, the Rune scimitar image in the Grand Exchange database was replaced by the new model. Players found the image and posted about it in the RuneScape Forums, making it widely known before Jagex removed the image a few hours later. Five days later, the image was once again put up along with the official release.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, it was one of the most common, if not the most common, weapons in the F2P game due to its high damage per second. After EoC, however, many free players began switching to either the rune 2h sword (the only f2p 2h rune weapon; same DPS as dual wielding other rune weapons, and is one item so more suitable for skulled situations) or the rune mace (due to its +4 Prayer bonus, cheaper cost, and identical stats and attack speed to the scimitar). The lack of monsters with a slash weakness in the non-members game is also contributing to its sudden drop in popularity. Nevertheless, due to the reputation it has gained before the EoC, it is still a fairly common sight among free players.