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Mithril equipment is equipment stronger than black equipment but weaker than adamant equipment. All Mithril items are coloured a dark shade of blue; they are often mistaken for rune equipment because of the similarity in colour. Because of this, they are used in scams where a player will swap rune armour for mithril armour. They are also notably popular due to being lighter than equipment made of other conventional metals, while still providing decent defensive bonuses.

Weapons Edit

Mithril weapons provides medium attack bonuses. Players require 30 Attack to wield them. Mithril equipment is less expensive than black weapons, is very popular because of the significantly greater bonuses than black equipment and because black equipment cannot be smithed.

Melee weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Mithril dagger Mithril dagger 1,008 coins (update) No
Off-hand mithril dagger Off-hand mithril dagger 44 coins (update) No
Mithril hatchet Mithril hatchet 950 coins (update) No
Mithril mace Mithril mace 847 coins (update) No
Off-hand mithril mace Off-hand mithril mace 97 coins (update) No
Mithril claw Mithril claw 812 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand mithril claw Off-hand mithril claw 62 coins (update) Yes
Mithril sword Mithril sword 1,231 coins (update) No
Off-hand mithril sword Off-hand mithril sword 283 coins (update) No
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword 2,173 coins (update) No
Off-hand mithril longsword Off-hand mithril longsword 512 coins (update) No
Mithril scimitar Mithril scimitar 2,019 coins (update) No
Off-hand mithril scimitar Off-hand mithril scimitar 805 coins (update) No
Mithril spear Mithril spear 1,248 coins (update) Yes
Mithril warhammer Mithril warhammer 1,236 coins (update) No
Off-hand mithril warhammer Off-hand mithril warhammer 731 coins (update) No
Mithril battleaxe Mithril battleaxe 2,474 coins (update) No
Off-hand mithril battleaxe Off-hand mithril battleaxe 560 coins (update) No
Mithril 2h sword Mithril two-handed sword 2,482 coins (update) No
Mithril halberd Mithril halberd 9,061 coins (update) Yes
Mithril pickaxe Mithril pickaxe 2,535 coins (update) No
Mithril hasta Mithril hasta 215 coins (update) Yes
Mithril defender Mithril defender Non-tradeable Yes

Ranged weaponsEdit

Armour Edit

Mithril armour is the fourth-highest quality armour in the standard spectrum of metallic armours (from bronze to dragon). Mithril armour requires 30 Defence to wear.

In the March 2012 Behind the Scenes, it was announced that this armour, black-dragon equipment, and various other armours were to be given a graphical overhaul.

UsageEdit

Generally, mithril sets are considered "fine armour with great protection" for players sporting a low Defence level. Since they are inexpensive and rather easy to obtain, mithril armour sets are used in the Wilderness even by higher levelled players. However, this is more uncommon than lower levelled players wearing it. It also weighs less than other conventional armour.

TriviaEdit

  • Mithril (also called "truesilver") is a fictional metal invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for his fantasy writings (Lord of the Rings, etc.). Notable is a mithril chainmail shirt worn by Bilbo and then Frodo, described by the former as "light as a feather, but as hard as dragon scales". This may not be completely accurate in RuneScape, but full mithril is lighter than (for example) steel armour, which weighs 60 kg; because of this, one could conclude that Jagex wished to make a tribute to Tolkien. In Lord of the Rings, Mithril is more like rune, than the dark blue RuneScape variant.

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