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Bronze longswordIron longswordSteel longswordBlack longswordWhite longswordMithril longswordAdamant longswordRune longswordDragon longsword
Slot? Main-hand (has off-hand variants)
Style? Slash
Speed?
Fast
Interval: 3.0 seconds
Attack 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 Strength bonusPrice
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 82
Iron longswordIron longsword10 Slash 122 202 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 32
Steel longswordSteel longsword20 Slash 245 316 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 90
Vesta's longswordCorrupt vesta's longsword20 Slash 306 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 2,784,501
Black longswordBlack longsword25 Slash 306 381 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 100 210
White longswordWhite longsword25 Slash 306 381 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 4,761
Mithril longswordMithril longsword30 Slash 367 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 355
Adamant longswordAdamant longsword40 Slash 490 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,350
Rune longswordRune longsword50 Slash 612 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 18,327
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 58,529
Corrupt dragon longswordCorrupt dragon longsword60 Slash 735 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 170,550
Vesta's longswordVesta's longsword78 Slash 955 1829 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 9,694,963
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 45,329,077

Off-hand longswordsEdit

Attack
Item
Attack-icon
Level
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Strength bonusPrice
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 11
Off-hand iron longswordOff-hand iron longsword10 N/A - - Slash 61 202 0 0 0 - - -Coins 5 24
Off-hand steel longswordOff-hand steel longsword20 N/A - - Slash 122 316 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 45
Off-hand black longswordOff-hand black longsword25 N/A - - Slash 153 381 0 0 0 - - -Coins 100 184
Off-hand mithril longswordOff-hand mithril longsword30 N/A - - Slash 183 454 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 307
Off-hand adamant longswordOff-hand adamant longsword40 N/A - - Slash 245 628 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,233
Off-hand rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword50 N/A - - Slash 306 850 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 18,134
Off-hand dragon longswordOff-hand dragon longsword60 N/A - - Slash 367 1132 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 103,351
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 30,631,343

Special longswordsEdit

Dungeoneering longswordsEdit

These longswords can only be obtained and used during Dungeoneering.

Table of longswords
TierItemLevels to use
1Novite longsword Novite longsword1 Attack-icon Attack
2Bathus longsword Bathus longsword10 Attack-icon Attack
3Marmaros longsword Marmaros longsword20 Attack-icon Attack
4Kratonite longsword Kratonite longsword30 Attack-icon Attack
5Fractite longsword Fractite longsword40 Attack-icon Attack
6Zephyrium longsword Zephyrium longsword50 Attack-icon Attack
7Argonite longsword Argonite longsword60 Attack-icon Attack
8Katagon longsword Katagon longsword70 Attack-icon Attack
9Gorgonite longsword Gorgonite longsword80 Attack-icon Attack
10Promethium longsword Promethium longsword90 Attack-icon Attack
11Primal longsword Primal longsword99 Attack-icon Attack
Table of off-hand longswords
TierItemLevels to use
1Off-hand novite longsword Off-hand novite longsword1 Attack-icon Attack
2Off-hand bathus longsword Off-hand bathus longsword10 Attack-icon Attack
3Off-hand marmaros longsword Off-hand marmaros longsword20 Attack-icon Attack
4Off-hand kratonite longsword Off-hand kratonite longsword30 Attack-icon Attack
5Off-hand fractite longsword Off-hand fractite longsword40 Attack-icon Attack
6Off-hand zephyrium longsword Off-hand zephyrium longsword50 Attack-icon Attack
7Off-hand argonite longsword Off-hand argonite longsword60 Attack-icon Attack
8Off-hand katagon longsword Off-hand katagon longsword70 Attack-icon Attack
9Off-hand gorgonite longsword Off-hand gorgonite longsword80 Attack-icon Attack
10Off-hand promethium longsword Off-hand promethium longsword90 Attack-icon Attack
11Off-hand primal longsword Off-hand primal longsword99 Attack-icon 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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