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Rune equipment are items made from the runite metal, and are the second best (but best non-degradable) equipment in free to play worlds. It is stronger than adamant equipment but weaker than corrupt dragon equipment.

Rune WeaponsEdit

Rune weapons are cyan and require an Attack level of 50 (apart from the rune cane, which requires only 48) to wield. They were formerly the best weapons available to free players until the introduction of Corrupted dragon equipment and the Gravite weapons. However, they are still regarded as the best weapons in F2P, as they do not disappear like corrupt dragon, and do not degrade like gravite.

Melee weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Rune dagger Rune dagger 6,771 coins (update) No
Rune claw Rune claw 9,043 coins (update) Yes
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 12,655 coins (update) No
Rune mace Rune mace 8,036 coins (update) No
Rune sword Rune sword 12,901 coins (update) No
Rune longsword Rune longsword 18,294 coins (update) No
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 21,587 coins (update) No
Rune spear Rune spear 11,100 coins (update) Yes
Rune hasta Rune hasta 12,186 coins (update) Yes
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 30,003 coins (update) No
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 24,223 coins (update) No
Rune 2h sword Rune two-handed sword 37,199 coins (update) No
Rune halberd Rune halberd 75,733 coins (update) Yes
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 18,712 coins (update) No
Rune defender Rune defender N/A Yes
Rune cane Rune cane 37,488 coins (update) Yes

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Off-hand rune battleaxe Off-hand rune battleaxe 25,388 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune crossbow Off-hand rune crossbow 11,950 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dagger Off-hand rune dagger 5,587 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune knife Off-hand rune knife 1,657 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword 17,998 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune mace Off-hand rune mace 9,125 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune scimitar Off-hand rune scimitar 23,631 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune sword Off-hand rune sword 13,289 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune throwing axe Off-hand rune throwing axe 602 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune warhammer Off-hand rune warhammer 25,266 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune claw Off-hand rune claw 4,615 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dart Off-hand rune dart 673 coins (update) Yes

Ranged weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 10,613 coins (update) Yes
Rune 2h crossbow Rune 2h crossbow 11,415 coins (update) Yes
Runite bolts 1 Rune bolts 369 coins (update) Yes
Rune arrow 1 Rune arrow 152 coins (update) No
Rune brutal 1 Rune brutal arrows 852 coins (update) Yes
Rune dart Rune darts 200 coins (update) Yes
Rune javelin Rune javelin 277 coins (update) No
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe 260 coins (update) Yes
Rune knife Rune knife 433 coins (update) Yes

Armour Edit

Rune armour is the highest-quality non-degradable armour that free-to-play players can wear, and the second-highest quality armour on the standard metallic armour spectrum (bronze to dragon). Rune armour requires 50 Defence to wear, though the rune platebody also requires completion of Dragon Slayer.

Name Image Exchange Price Store Price
Rune helm Rune helm 10,577 N/A
Rune full helm Rune full helm 19,886 N/A
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 28,830 50,000
Rune platebody Rune platebody 37,573 65,500
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 37,009 64,000
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 37,321 64,000
Rune square shield Rune sq shield 22,185 N/A
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 31,818 N/A
Rune spikeshield Rune spikeshieldRune spikeshield 0 59,897 (in uncharged form) 200 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune berserker shield Rune berserker shieldRune berserker shield 0 50,930 (in uncharged form) 300 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune boots Rune boots 8,829 N/A
Rune gloves(m) Culinaromancer's gloves 8 N/A 5,000
Rune gauntlets Rune gauntlets 3,887 N/A

Obtaining from the Champions' Guild Edit

Rune armour is the best type of armour for a non-member; the only armour that's better statistically is the corrupt dragon armour, which crumbles to dust after 30 minutes and is very expensive. For this reason, Rune armour is more popular among non-members. The rune platebody can only be worn after the completion of the Dragon Slayer quest, though all other pieces of rune armour can be worn without its completion - rune platelegs, rune plateskirts, rune chainbodies, rune swords, rune maces, etc. can be bought in Scavvo's Rune Store on the second floor of the Champions' Guild just south of Varrock or the Grand Exchange.

  • Rune plateskirt: 64,000 coins
  • Rune platelegs: 64,000 coins
  • Rune chainbody: 50,000 coins
  • Rune longsword: 32,000 coins
  • Rune sword: 20,800 coins
  • Rune mace: 14,400 coins


Ornamental rune armour, heraldic rune armour, trimmed rune armour, God armour, and Gilded armour have the same bonuses as standard rune armour, except for some prayer bonuses on the god armours. These can be obtained from the member's only Treasure Trails.

Rune armour set (t) equipped

A male player wearing full rune trimmed armour.

Trimmed (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune full helm (t) Rune full helm (t) 32,350 coins (update)
Rune platebody (t) Rune platebody (t) 48,337 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (t) Rune platelegs (t) 42,617 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (t) Rune plateskirt (t) 37,736 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (t) Rune kiteshield (t) 35,701 coins (update)

Gold-trimmed (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune full helm (g) Rune full helm (g) 99,998 coins (update)
Rune platebody (g) Rune platebody (g) 245,412 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (g) Rune platelegs (g) 104,757 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (g) Rune plateskirt (g) 37,723 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (g) Rune kiteshield (g) 67,383 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Gilded full helm Gilded full helm 807,575 coins (update)
Gilded platebody Gilded platebody 2,485,787 coins (update)
Gilded platelegs Gilded platelegs 1,463,659 coins (update)
Gilded plateskirt Gilded plateskirt 100,710 coins (update)
Gilded kiteshield Gilded kiteshield 296,244 coins (update)

Rune heraldic armour (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h1) Rune helm (h1) 20,495 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h1) Rune platebody (h1) 38,582 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h1) Rune platelegs (h1) 37,278 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h1) Rune plateskirt (h1) 37,127 coins (update)
Rune shield (h1) Rune shield (h1) 32,300 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h2) Rune helm (h2) 19,858 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h2) Rune platebody (h2) 37,972 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h2) Rune platelegs (h2) 36,773 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h2) Rune plateskirt (h2) 36,749 coins (update)
Rune shield (h2) Rune shield (h2) 31,298 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h3) Rune helm (h3) 20,226 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h3) Rune platebody (h3) 40,216 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h3) Rune platelegs (h3) 36,559 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h3) Rune plateskirt (h3) 37,035 coins (update)
Rune shield (h3) Rune shield (h3) 31,574 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h4) Rune helm (h4) 19,848 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h4) Rune platebody (h4) 38,163 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h4) Rune platelegs (h4) 37,086 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h4) Rune plateskirt (h4) 36,917 coins (update)
Rune shield (h4) Rune shield (h4) 31,352 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h5) Rune helm (h5) 20,081 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h5) Rune platebody (h5) 38,123 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h5) Rune platelegs (h5) 38,016 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h5) Rune plateskirt (h5) 37,053 coins (update)
Rune shield (h5) Rune shield (h5) 31,615 coins (update)

God Armour (Free-to-Play) Edit

Guthix armour set (lg) male equipped

A player wearing Guthixian rune armour.


Image Type GE Price
Zamorak full helm Zamorak full helm 351,887 coins (update)
Zamorak platebody Zamorak platebody 467,150 coins (update)
Zamorak platelegs Zamorak platelegs 183,111 coins (update)
Zamorak plateskirt Zamorak plateskirt 41,101 coins (update)
Zamorak kiteshield Zamorak kiteshield 79,975 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Guthix full helm Guthix full helm 119,018 coins (update)
Guthix platebody Guthix platebody 122,871 coins (update)
Guthix platelegs Guthix platelegs 109,083 coins (update)
Guthix plateskirt Guthix plateskirt 39,307 coins (update)
Guthix kiteshield Guthix kiteshield 58,857 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Saradomin full helm Saradomin full helm 558,764 coins (update)
Saradomin platebody Saradomin platebody 895,512 coins (update)
Saradomin platelegs Saradomin platelegs 323,769 coins (update)
Saradomin plateskirt Saradomin plateskirt 44,991 coins (update)
Saradomin kiteshield Saradomin kiteshield 206,996 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Armadyl full helm Armadyl full helm 35,748 coins (update)
Armadyl platebody Armadyl platebody 48,953 coins (update)
Armadyl platelegs Armadyl platelegs 42,531 coins (update)
Armadyl plateskirt Armadyl plateskirt 37,458 coins (update)
Armadyl kiteshield Armadyl kiteshield 33,819 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Bandos full helm Bandos full helm 29,759 coins (update)
Bandos platebody Bandos platebody 41,397 coins (update)
Bandos platelegs Bandos platelegs 44,947 coins (update)
Bandos plateskirt Bandos plateskirt 37,744 coins (update)
Bandos kiteshield Bandos kiteshield 34,314 coins (update)

Ancient (Zaros)

Image Type GE Price
Ancient full helm Ancient full helm 34,474 coins (update)
Ancient platebody Ancient platebody 58,061 coins (update)
Ancient platelegs Ancient platelegs 44,452 coins (update)
Ancient plateskirt Ancient plateskirt 37,413 coins (update)
Ancient kiteshield Ancient kiteshield 34,182 coins (update)



  • Rune plate armour has the highest number of variations, at 15. The second highest are black plate and adamant plate, with 8 variations each.
  • On 6 March 2012, rune armour, along with many other armours, received a graphical rework.
  • Before Evolution of Combat release, it only required 40 Attack or 40 Defence to wield/wear rune.
  • In the Grandmaster quest The Light Within, it is revealed that the Trahaearn exoskeleton set is, at least partially, made out of runite.

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