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Bronze longswordIron longswordSteel longswordBlack longswordWhite longswordMithril longswordAdamant longswordRune longswordDragon longsword
Slot? Main-hand (has off-hand variants)
Style? Slash
Speed? FastInterval: 3.0 secondsAttack speed fast
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This article is about longswords. For the article about short swords, see Shortsword.

Longswords are medium speed slashing weapons, with a higher damage bonus than the scimitar. Longswords, like all slashing weapons, are good against cloth and leather armour, many consider them better than two-handed swords because you can equip a shield with it and it attacks faster.

Longswords vs. ScimitarsEdit

While Longswords offer higher damage bonuses, they are one tick slower than scimitars. There is a 3 second delay between blows with a Longsword, whereas with a Scimitar, the delay is only 2.4 seconds. This equates to 20 attacks per minute with a Longsword as compared to 25 attacks per minute with a Scimitar. The extra 5 blows per minute usually outweigh any damage or accuracy boost a longsword will give. However, the extra five hits, due to the lower damage bonus of a scimitar, may be 0s or low hits, as opposed to more accurate or stronger hits with a longsword. Conducting accurate tests to compare the two weapon types, although attempted, have never brought about conclusive evidence of superiority due to the many factors that must be accounted for, such as enemy defence and Attack level. For the most part, it's merely personal preference as to which is a better weapon. However, there are factors to consider in choosing which weapon to use. Those who want attack speed over power should choose a scimitar. Those who want power over speed should choose a longsword.

Main-hand longswordsEdit

Attack
Item
Attack-icon
Level
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Critical bonusesPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Bronze longswordBronze longsword1 Slash 61 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 88
Iron longswordIron longsword10 Slash 122 202 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 33
Steel longswordSteel longsword20 Slash 245 316 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 100 136
Vesta's longswordCorrupt vesta's longsword20 Slash 306 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 3,383,169
Black longswordBlack longsword25 Slash 306 381 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 269
White longswordWhite longsword25 Slash 306 381 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 4,771
Mithril longswordMithril longsword30 Slash 367 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 424
Adamant longswordAdamant longsword40 Slash 490 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,457
Rune longswordRune longsword50 Slash 612 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 18,307
Gravite longswordGravite longsword55 Slash 673 983 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -40,000 tokens
Dragon longswordDragon longsword60 Slash 735 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 57,991
Corrupt dragon longswordCorrupt dragon longsword60 Slash 735 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 189,142
Vesta's longswordVesta's longsword78 Slash 955 1829 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 12,575,768
Chaotic longswordChaotic longsword80 Slash 980 1924 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -200,000 tokens
Drygore longswordDrygore longsword90 Slash 1102 2458 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 60,715,563

Off-hand longswordsEdit

Attack
Item
Attack-icon
Level
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Critical bonusesPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Off-hand bronze longswordOff-hand bronze longsword1 N/A - - Slash 30 150 0 0 0 - - -Coins 5 7
Off-hand iron longswordOff-hand iron longsword10 N/A - - Slash 61 202 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 27
Off-hand steel longswordOff-hand steel longsword20 N/A - - Slash 122 316 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 66
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword25 N/A - - Slash 153 381 0 0 0 - - -Coins 100 200
Off-hand mithril longswordOff-hand mithril longsword30 N/A - - Slash 183 454 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 341
Off-hand adamant longswordOff-hand adamant longsword40 N/A - - Slash 245 628 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,344
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword50 N/A - - Slash 306 850 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 18,819
Off-hand dragon longswordOff-hand dragon longsword60 N/A - - Slash 367 1132 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 105,744
Off-hand chaotic longswordOff-hand chaotic longsword80 N/A - - Slash 490 1924 0 0 0 - - -100,000 tokens
Off-hand drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longsword90 N/A - - Slash 551 2458 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 40,415,081

Special longswordsEdit

Dungeoneering longswordsEdit

These longswords can only be obtained and used during Dungeoneering.

Table of longswords (Dungeoneering)
Tier Item Level to use
1 Novite longsword Novite longsword 1 Attack
2 Bathus longsword Bathus longsword 10 Attack
3 Marmaros longsword Marmaros longsword 20 Attack
4 Kratonite longsword Kratonite longsword 30 Attack
5 Fractite longsword Fractite longsword 40 Attack
6 Zephyrium longsword Zephyrium longsword 50 Attack
7 Argonite longsword Argonite longsword 60 Attack
8 Katagon longsword Katagon longsword 70 Attack
9 Gorgonite longsword Gorgonite longsword 80 Attack
10 Promethium longsword Promethium longsword 90 Attack
11 Primal longsword Primal longsword 99 Attack
Table of offhand longswords (Dungeoneering)
Tier Item Level to use
1 Off-hand novite longsword Off-hand novite longsword 1 Attack
2 Off-hand bathus longsword Off-hand bathus longsword 10 Attack
3 Off-hand marmaros longsword Off-hand marmaros longsword 20 Attack
4 Off-hand kratonite longsword Off-hand kratonite longsword 30 Attack
5 Off-hand fractite longsword Off-hand fractite longsword 40 Attack
6 Off-hand zephyrium longsword Off-hand zephyrium longsword 50 Attack
7 Off-hand argonite longsword Off-hand argonite longsword 60 Attack
8 Off-hand katagon longsword Off-hand katagon longsword 70 Attack
9 Off-hand gorgonite longsword Off-hand gorgonite longsword 80 Attack
10 Off-hand promethium longsword Off-hand promethium longsword 90 Attack
11 Off-hand primal longsword Off-hand primal longsword 99 Attack

TriviaEdit

  • Before the graphical update, the longsword was more round, much like today's shortsword.
  • A few days before the new longsword look came out, the black knights' swords had changed to the current graphics before it was introduced, Jagex never noticed this error.
  • The rune longsword was held upright like a dragon longsword, unlike the rest. This, however, has been changed and the rune Longsword is now held like all other longswords.
  • Ice Warriors use the old version of the longsword, this may be an oversight by Jagex.
  • The dragon longsword is the only longsword that appears to have a curved point at the tip of the sword.
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