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 EditMithril weapons provides medium attack bonuses. Players require an Attack level of 30 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. As a result of their great availability, however, mithril weapons are often easy to sell on the Grand Exchange.
- Mithril dagger 68 coins
- Mithril hatchet 98 coins
- Mithril mace 129 coins
- Mithril claw 112 coins (members)
- Mithril sword 258 coins
- Mithril longsword 490 coins
- Mithril scimitar 374 coins
- Mithril spear 290 coins (members)
- Mithril warhammer 939 coins
- Mithril battleaxe 695 coins
- Mithril two-handed sword 1,150 coins
- Mithril halberd 6,060 coins (members)
- Mithril pickaxe 504 coins
- Mithril hasta 316 coins (members)
Please note: Defenders do not count as weapons since they are used in the shield slot, although they do provide decent attack and strength bonuses.
- Mithril crossbow (members)
- Mithril bolts (members)
- Mithril arrows
- Mithril brutal arrows (members)
- Mithril darts (members)
- Mithril javelin
- Mithril throwing axe (members)
- Mithril knife (members)
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.
- Mithril helm 201 coins
- Mithril sq shield 592 coins
- Mithril full helmet 520 coins
- Mithril chainbody 773 coins
- Mithril kiteshield 928 coins
- Mithril platelegs 1,168 coins
- Mithril plateskirt 1,166 coins
- Mithril platebody 2,629 coins
- Mithril boots 478 coins (members)
- Mithril gloves Non-tradeable (members); players can buy a pair from the Culinaromancer's Chest after they completed 5 subquests of Recipe for Disaster for 1,500 coins
- Mithril gauntlets 100 Fist of Guthix tokens
- Mithril defender Non-tradeable (members)
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.
- 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.
- Mithril is similar in appearance to initiate armour, although they are both different colours.