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The rune 2h sword is the second strongest conventional 2-handed weapon available to free to play players, only being surpassed by the tier 55 Gravite 2h sword. However, the Rune 2h sword does not degrade like Gravite weaponry, making it more practical for combat training than its gravite surpassers. Like all rune weapons, it requires 50 Attack to wield.

Players can forge a rune two-handed sword using the Smithing skill at level 99, requiring three rune bars, a hammer, and an anvil, granting the player 225 Smithing experience. It is widely forged in bulk for training at higher levels, as it can usually be hi-alched for a modest profit, and hence is easily sold in bulk either on the GE or via direct trading.

Although it is considered one of the best weapons on RuneScape Classic, and the free-to-play part of the main RuneScape game alike, it is not often used in pay-to-play due to the existence of many other, more powerful weapons. It has since been succeeded by the Gravite 2h sword with regard to power and accuracy.

Being the strongest non-degradable melee weapon usable by players on non-members' servers, it is the most widely-used weapon in non-members player-killing-servers and the second most popular weapon in terms of trades per day. At one point, it was the single most powerful weapon in the game, and even today is commonly cited as the one of the most important weapons in Runescape's history. It is currently the best and strongest non-degrading free-to-play weapon and is one of, if not the most, commonly used weapons on free-to-play worlds because of its high damage per second and high stats. This is especially true after the Evolution of Combat considerably reduced the damage capabilities of the rune scimitar when used with a shield.

Combat Stats
RequirementsRune 2h sword equipped
50 Attack-icon
Attack Melee2h slot
AttributesDamage reduction
Defence-iconArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Constitution-iconLife points0Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average

Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Avaryss, the UnceasingN/A5–10Uncommon
Camel WarriorN/A1Uncommon
Casket (CS Week)N/A1Common
Crystal ShapeshifterN/A1Uncommon
Demon Flash MobN/A1Uncommon
Demon bossN/A1Uncommon
Edimmu (elite)N/A1Rare
General GraardorN/A1Uncommon
Giant Mole (historical)N/A1Rare
Iorwerth guardN/A1Uncommon
Iorwerth scoutN/A1Uncommon
Kalphite GuardianN/A1Very rare
King Black DragonN/A1Uncommon
Locust lancerN/A1Very rare
Locust rangerN/A1Unknown
Locust rider75; 1081Very rare
Ogre statueN/A1Rare
Ork statueN/A1Rare
Ourg statueN/A1Rare
Scabaras rangerN/A1Rare
Scarab mage751Very rare
Security Casket (CS Week)N/A1Common
WildyWyrm (historical)N/A1Rare


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  • When the Rune two-handed sword was put back into the game, this weapon was used by nearly all player killers capable of wielding it, since in RuneScape Classic there were no attack speeds. This also made it by far the most popular weapon for non-members, and nearly all non-members who could afford it wielded one.
  • On 17 September 2009, an update changed the appearance of the rune 2h sword, making it look like a large rune long sword being held in both hands, similar to the Saradomin sword. However, with the Evolution of Combat update, the model was changed again, giving it a design similar to that of the rest of the weapons in the prominent Rune weapon set.

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