Rune equipment

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A player with rune armour equipped.

Rune equipment are items made from runite metal and is the best equipment in free-to-play worlds. It is stronger than adamant equipment, but weaker than dragon equipment. Rune equipment can be distinguished by the metal's cyan colour. Rune armour requires 40 Defence to wield; weapons require 40 Attack.

Originally, rune equipment was widely criticised as being "too expensive", especially to free players. However, in recent times, due to rapidly falling prices, the vast majority of players can afford a full set of rune by the time they meet the equip requirements. Variations of rune armour, such as trimmed, gold-trimmed, gilded, heraldic, or armour in the colour of the gods are awarded completing clue scrolls. These were originally incredibly rare, but developer expansions and the increased popularity of the Treasure Trails minigame have led to an abundance of these items.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Rune weapons require an Attack level of 40 to wield. They are the best weapons available to free players.

One-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeight
Rune daggerRune dagger2512-41000010240%000.5
Rune pickaxeRune pickaxe26-2240001000290%002.3
Rune axeRune axe-226240001000290%001.4
Rune maceRune mace20-2390000000360%041.8
Rune swordRune sword3826-20002100390%001.8
Rune hastaRune hasta36363600-10-10-90-10420%002.3
Rune scimitarRune scimitar745-20001000440%001.8
Rune warhammerRune warhammer-4-453-4000000480%001.8
Rune longswordRune longsword3847-20003200490%001.8
Rune battleaxeRune battleaxe-24843000000-1640%002.7

Two-handed melee weapons[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeight
Rune clawsRune claws2638-4001019500390%000.9
Rune spearRune spear3636360011000420%002.3
Rune halberdRune halberd48670-40-14500680%003.2
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword-46950-400000-1700%003.6

Ranged weapons and ammo[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeight
Rune crossbowRune crossbow0000900000000%006.0
Rune dartRune dart0000150000000%1400.0
Rune knifeRune knife0000250000000%2400.0
Rune thrownaxeRune thrownaxe0000260000000%3600.0
Rune arrowRune arrow000000000000%4900.0
Rune brutalRune brutal000000000000%6000.0
Runite boltsRunite bolts000000000000%11500.0
Rune javelinRune javelin000000000000%12400.0

Armour[edit | edit source]

Rune armour is the highest-quality non-degradable armour that free-to-play players can wear, and the second-highest quality armour on the standard metallic armour spectrum (bronze to dragon). Rune armour requires 40 Defence to wear and Dragon Slayer I to wear the rune platebody, but only 40 Defence to wear all other pieces (thus, Dragon Slayer I need not be completed). With a full set costing around 129,146 coins, the armour provides excellent Defence for its price, making it the best choice for warriors with level 40 Defence.

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeight
Rune glovesRune gloves888488884880%000.2
Rune bootsRune boots000-3-11213140020%001.4
Rune defenderRune defender201918-3-2201918-3-250%000.5
Rune med helmRune med helm000-3-1222321-12200%001.8
Rune full helmRune full helm000-6-2303227-13000%002.7
Rune sq shieldRune sq shield000-6-238403603800%003.6
Rune kiteshieldRune kiteshield000-8-2444846-14600%005.4
Rune plateskirtRune plateskirt000-21-7514947-44900%008.2
Rune platelegsRune platelegs000-21-7514947-44900%009.1
Rune chainbodyRune chainbody000-150637278-36500%006.8
Rune platebodyRune platebody000-30-10828072-68000%0010.0

Other[edit | edit source]

Ornamental rune armour, such as heraldic, trimmed, god armour, and gilded armour have the same bonuses as standard rune armour, with the addition of a +1 prayer bonus on god armour. These can be obtained from the member's only Treasure Trails minigame. These armour sets are often worn by more wealthy players due to their looks and price.

Note: Other players cannot trim or bless armour. Players claiming to do so are scammers.

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 26,532
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,624
Rune platelegs (t).png Rune platelegs (t) 42,379
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 38,545
Total 148,080
Compare
Rune trimmed set (lg).png Rune trimmed set (lg) 157,956
Difference 9,876
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (t).png Rune full helm (t) 26,532
Rune platebody (t).png Rune platebody (t) 40,624
Rune plateskirt (t).png Rune plateskirt (t) 38,040
Rune kiteshield (t).png Rune kiteshield (t) 38,545
Total 143,741
Compare
Rune trimmed set (sk).png Rune trimmed set (sk) 176,773
Difference 33,032

Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 108,537
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 82,953
Rune platelegs (g).png Rune platelegs (g) 49,862
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 107,384
Total 348,736
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (lg).png Rune gold-trimmed set (lg) 372,285
Difference 23,549
Item GE Price
Rune full helm (g).png Rune full helm (g) 108,537
Rune platebody (g).png Rune platebody (g) 82,953
Rune plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 38,488
Rune kiteshield (g).png Rune kiteshield (g) 107,384
Total 337,362
Compare
Rune gold-trimmed set (sk).png Rune gold-trimmed set (sk) 349,351
Difference 11,989

Item GE Price
Gilded med helm.png Gilded med helm 581,495
Gilded full helm.png Gilded full helm 2,802,691
Gilded chainbody.png Gilded chainbody 1,101,066
Gilded platebody.png Gilded platebody 2,922,639
Gilded platelegs.png Gilded platelegs 4,054,865
Gilded plateskirt.png Gilded plateskirt 746,353
Gilded kiteshield.png Gilded kiteshield 2,510,248
Gilded sq shield.png Gilded sq shield 556,268
Rune defender (t).png Gilded defender 19,069
Gilded scimitar.png Gilded scimitar 15,684,097
Gilded hasta.png Gilded hasta 245,228
Gilded 2h sword.png Gilded 2h sword 2,890,543
Gilded spear.png Gilded spear 203,518
Gilded boots.png Gilded boots 2,757,174

Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 82,907
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 52,778
Saradomin platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 64,251
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 79,459
Total 279,395
Compare
Saradomin armour set (lg).png Saradomin armour set (lg) 330,422
Difference 51,027
Item GE Price
Saradomin full helm.png Saradomin full helm 82,907
Saradomin platebody.png Saradomin platebody 52,778
Saradomin plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 43,984
Saradomin kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 79,459
Total 259,128
Compare
Saradomin armour set (sk).png Saradomin armour set (sk) 257,582
Difference -1,546

Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 30,294
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 45,019
Guthix platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 41,421
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 39,024
Total 155,758
Compare
Guthix armour set (lg).png Guthix armour set (lg) 171,632
Difference 15,874
Item GE Price
Guthix full helm.png Guthix full helm 30,294
Guthix platebody.png Guthix platebody 45,019
Guthix plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 38,344
Guthix kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 39,024
Total 152,681
Compare
Guthix armour set (sk).png Guthix armour set (sk) 169,315
Difference 16,634

Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 388,066
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 44,845
Zamorak platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 45,954
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 59,874
Total 538,739
Compare
Zamorak armour set (lg).png Zamorak armour set (lg) 573,335
Difference 34,596
Item GE Price
Zamorak full helm.png Zamorak full helm 388,066
Zamorak platebody.png Zamorak platebody 44,845
Zamorak plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,695
Zamorak kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 59,874
Total 531,480
Compare
Zamorak armour set (sk).png Zamorak armour set (sk) 470,371
Difference -61,109

Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 26,666
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,318
Armadyl platelegs.png Armadyl platelegs 39,634
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 33,544
Total 139,162
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (lg).png Armadyl rune armour set (lg) 160,533
Difference 21,371
Item GE Price
Armadyl full helm.png Armadyl full helm 26,666
Armadyl platebody.png Armadyl platebody 39,318
Armadyl plateskirt.png Armadyl plateskirt 38,824
Armadyl kiteshield.png Armadyl kiteshield 33,544
Total 138,352
Compare
Armadyl rune armour set (sk).png Armadyl rune armour set (sk) 172,122
Difference 33,770

Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 24,532
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 70,534
Bandos platelegs.png Bandos platelegs 37,360
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 33,267
Total 165,693
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (lg).png Bandos rune armour set (lg) 184,659
Difference 18,966
Item GE Price
Bandos full helm.png Bandos full helm 24,532
Bandos platebody.png Bandos platebody 70,534
Bandos plateskirt.png Bandos plateskirt 37,650
Bandos kiteshield.png Bandos kiteshield 33,267
Total 165,983
Compare
Bandos rune armour set (sk).png Bandos rune armour set (sk) 184,941
Difference 18,958

Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 54,631
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 41,857
Ancient platelegs.png Ancient platelegs 41,786
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 44,336
Total 182,610
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (lg).png Ancient rune armour set (lg) 196,056
Difference 13,446
Item GE Price
Ancient full helm.png Ancient full helm 54,631
Ancient platebody.png Ancient platebody 41,857
Ancient plateskirt.png Ancient plateskirt 38,110
Ancient kiteshield.png Ancient kiteshield 44,336
Total 178,934
Compare
Ancient rune armour set (sk).png Ancient rune armour set (sk) 196,855
Difference 17,921

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • All the god, trimmed, heraldic, and gilded versions of rune have the same exact stats as regular rune; it is only a different colour. God armour, however, has a +1 Prayer bonus per piece.
  • Rune claws and throwing axes are the only rune weapons to have a special attack.
  • When the concept of Rune armour was first developed, the initial colour was supposed to be purple, however this was later changed.