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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 and 20 item experience for items like the hammer-tron and the augmented crystal hammer. 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
Attack Melee2h slot
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average


Rune 2h sword Rune 2h sword
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
225 XP-36,304
Smithing Smithing level99
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Rune barRune bar313,73041,190

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Avaryss, the Unceasing10005–10Uncommon
Camel Warrior1321Uncommon
Casket (CS Week)N/A1Common
Crystal Shapeshifter1121Uncommon
Demon boss2001Uncommon
Edimmu (elite)1251Rare
General Graardor 210; 6241Uncommon
Giant Mole (historical)761Rare
Iorwerth guard1221Uncommon
Iorwerth scout1221Uncommon
Kalphite Guardian721Very rare
King Black Dragon2761Uncommon
Locust lancer771Very rare
Locust ranger771Unknown
Locust rider751Very rare
Memory of NomadN/A3–9Common
Ogre statue751Rare
Ork statue711Rare
Ourg statue791Rare
Scabaras ranger771Rare
Scarab mage751Very rare
Security Casket (CS Week)N/A1Common
WildyWyrm (historical)3821Rare


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • 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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