- This weapon has an off-hand variant.
|Release date||27 February 2002 (Update)|
|High Alch||24,960 coins|
|Low Alch||16,640 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||24,584 coins (info)|
|Examine||A vicious looking axe.|
The Rune battleaxe is the third strongest Battleaxe in RuneScape, with the Corrupt dragon battleaxe being second and the Dragon battleaxe as the strongest. It is more powerful than the Adamant battleaxe. Like all Rune weapons, it requires 50 attack to wield, and used exclusively for melee combat. It is the 2nd strongest battleaxe available to free players, the strongest being the corrupt dragon battleaxe.
Players can make a rune battleaxe with the Smithing skill at level 95 using three Rune bars, giving the player 250 Smithing experience. The rune battleaxe is one of the most heavily-damaging conventional weapons in free-to-play, beside the Rune 2h and Gravite 2h. It is a slashing weapon, which makes it good for monsters with a slash weakness such as moss giants. This item is dropped by a large variety of monsters, including iron dragons, steel dragons, mithril dragons, nechryael, abyssal demons, dark beasts, black demons and so on. In free-to-play the rune battleaxe is the second most used weapon for a KO effect (behind the Rune 2h sword) because the weapon does not take up the shield slot, and does almost as much damage as the Rune 2h sword. This battleaxe is commonly used in free-to-play PKing due to its high strength bonus and the ability to be used in conjunction with a shield. Players can purchase this item from the Grand Exchange in Varrock.
A player wielding a rune battleaxe
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Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Rare Drop Table Varies 1 Rare Mithril dragon 304 1 Common Tormented demon 450 1 Rare Steel dragon 144 1 Rare Abyssal demon 124 1 Rare Black demon 172 1 Rare
Helm • Full helmet (t) (g) • Square shield • Kiteshield (t) (g) • Chainbody • Platebody (t) (g) • Plateskirt (t) (g) • Platelegs (t) (g) • Boots(m) • Gloves(m) • Gauntlets • Defender(m) • Spikeshield • Berserker shield
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