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Bronze halberd Iron halberd Steel halberd Black halberd White halberd
Mithril halberd Adamant halberd Rune halberd Dragon halberd Crystal halberd Attuned crystal halberd
Slot? 2-handed
Style? Slash
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average

Halberds (colloquially hallys) are long two-handed slashing weapons with blades similar to axes and handles made up of long poles. While halberds are among the slowest weapons, halberds can hit opponents two squares away, as opposed to the one square away most melee weapons can hit. Area of effect abilities, Hurricane, Quake and Meteor Strike gains additional range when using halberds.

Halberds up to rune can be worn anytime, so long as you have the right attack level (and with some the right strength level) to wield them. Dragon halberds require completion of Regicide, crystal halberds require Roving Elves, and attuned crystal halberds require Plague's End. Most halberds may be bought from the Quartermaster at the Tyras Camp in Isafdar, while the White halberd can only be bought from Sir Vyvin in Falador, or bought from other players. The Exquisite halberd can only be gained from Treasure Hunter. It is not possible to make standard bronze to rune halberds using the Smithing skill. Crystal and attuned crystal halberds can be made from harmonic dust after the completion of Plague's End.

Halberds can be used in "safe spots", or locations where a player can hit a monster and not get hit back, for example across a gate or fence. This is common strategy used for cost effective melee training, because if done correctly it requires no food for healing.

Whilst not actually a halberd, the Noxious scythe and Ivandis flail have the same attack range as halberds.



  • Despite being called halberds, some of them lack the defining top spike and back hook of real-life halberds, and are thus more similar to the bardiche or Lochaber Axe.
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