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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 3,962 coins (update) No
Rune claw Rune claw 25,099 coins (update) Yes
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 7,346 coins (update) No
Rune mace Rune mace 7,375 coins (update) No
Rune sword Rune sword 11,797 coins (update) No
Rune longsword Rune longsword 17,892 coins (update) No
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 14,590 coins (update) No
Rune spear Rune spear 10,002 coins (update) Yes
Rune hasta Rune hasta 13,921 coins (update) Yes
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 23,311 coins (update) No
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 23,492 coins (update) No
Rune 2h sword Rune two-handed sword 36,204 coins (update) No
Rune halberd Rune halberd 73,916 coins (update) Yes
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 18,460 coins (update) No
Rune defender Rune defender N/A Yes
Rune cane Rune cane 42,846 coins (update) Yes

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Off-hand rune battleaxe Off-hand rune battleaxe 23,694 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune crossbow Off-hand rune crossbow 11,588 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dagger Off-hand rune dagger 4,285 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune knife Off-hand rune knife 2,544 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword 17,731 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune mace Off-hand rune mace 7,446 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune scimitar Off-hand rune scimitar 18,925 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune sword Off-hand rune sword 12,057 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune throwing axe Off-hand rune throwing axe 740 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune warhammer Off-hand rune warhammer 27,907 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune claw Off-hand rune claw 21,960 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dart Off-hand rune dart 892 coins (update) Yes

Ranged weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 8,491 coins (update) Yes
Rune 2h crossbow Rune 2h crossbow 11,424 coins (update) Yes
Runite bolts 1 Rune bolts 663 coins (update) Yes
Rune arrow 1 Rune arrow 148 coins (update) No
Rune brutal 1 Rune brutal arrows 952 coins (update) Yes
Rune dart Rune darts 368 coins (update) Yes
Rune javelin Rune javelin 193 coins (update) No
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe 921 coins (update) Yes
Rune knife Rune knife 2,348 coins (update) No

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 10,089 N/A
Rune full helm Rune full helm 19,341 N/A
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 28,043 50,000
Rune platebody Rune platebody 37,216 65,500
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 36,643 64,000
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 36,206 64,000
Rune square shield Rune sq shield 21,418 N/A
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 30,740 N/A
Rune spikeshield Rune spikeshieldRune spikeshield 0 63,391 (in uncharged form) 200 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune berserker shield Rune berserker shieldRune berserker shield 0 42,736 (in uncharged form) 300 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune boots Rune boots 7,490 N/A
Rune gloves(m) Culinaromancer's gloves 8 N/A 5,000
Rune gauntlets Rune gauntlets 3,594 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) 24,981 coins (update)
Rune platebody (t) Rune platebody (t) 40,638 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (t) Rune platelegs (t) 39,560 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (t) Rune plateskirt (t) 36,396 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (t) Rune kiteshield (t) 31,202 coins (update)

Gold-trimmed (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune full helm (g) Rune full helm (g) 90,545 coins (update)
Rune platebody (g) Rune platebody (g) 189,737 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (g) Rune platelegs (g) 99,871 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (g) Rune plateskirt (g) 36,514 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (g) Rune kiteshield (g) 38,028 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Gilded full helm Gilded full helm 628,581 coins (update)
Gilded platebody Gilded platebody 3,105,709 coins (update)
Gilded platelegs Gilded platelegs 1,163,348 coins (update)
Gilded plateskirt Gilded plateskirt 127,249 coins (update)
Gilded kiteshield Gilded kiteshield 312,066 coins (update)

Rune heraldic armour (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h1) Rune helm (h1) 20,649 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h1) Rune platebody (h1) 37,185 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h1) Rune platelegs (h1) 36,471 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h1) Rune plateskirt (h1) 35,574 coins (update)
Rune shield (h1) Rune shield (h1) 31,553 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h2) Rune helm (h2) 19,170 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h2) Rune platebody (h2) 37,080 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h2) Rune platelegs (h2) 35,827 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h2) Rune plateskirt (h2) 35,098 coins (update)
Rune shield (h2) Rune shield (h2) 30,084 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h3) Rune helm (h3) 19,474 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h3) Rune platebody (h3) 37,542 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h3) Rune platelegs (h3) 36,030 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h3) Rune plateskirt (h3) 35,146 coins (update)
Rune shield (h3) Rune shield (h3) 29,781 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h4) Rune helm (h4) 19,648 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h4) Rune platebody (h4) 36,983 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h4) Rune platelegs (h4) 35,423 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h4) Rune plateskirt (h4) 35,270 coins (update)
Rune shield (h4) Rune shield (h4) 29,810 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h5) Rune helm (h5) 19,800 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h5) Rune platebody (h5) 37,086 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h5) Rune platelegs (h5) 35,922 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h5) Rune plateskirt (h5) 35,192 coins (update)
Rune shield (h5) Rune shield (h5) 29,524 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 754,943 coins (update)
Zamorak platebody Zamorak platebody 722,788 coins (update)
Zamorak platelegs Zamorak platelegs 719,333 coins (update)
Zamorak plateskirt Zamorak plateskirt 161,249 coins (update)
Zamorak kiteshield Zamorak kiteshield 761,461 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Guthix full helm Guthix full helm 80,870 coins (update)
Guthix platebody Guthix platebody 162,175 coins (update)
Guthix platelegs Guthix platelegs 70,266 coins (update)
Guthix plateskirt Guthix plateskirt 37,184 coins (update)
Guthix kiteshield Guthix kiteshield 36,098 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Saradomin full helm Saradomin full helm 281,106 coins (update)
Saradomin platebody Saradomin platebody 927,461 coins (update)
Saradomin platelegs Saradomin platelegs 170,084 coins (update)
Saradomin plateskirt Saradomin plateskirt 65,163 coins (update)
Saradomin kiteshield Saradomin kiteshield 126,450 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Armadyl full helm Armadyl full helm 42,407 coins (update)
Armadyl platebody Armadyl platebody 44,870 coins (update)
Armadyl platelegs Armadyl platelegs 37,428 coins (update)
Armadyl plateskirt Armadyl plateskirt 36,492 coins (update)
Armadyl kiteshield Armadyl kiteshield 40,356 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Bandos full helm Bandos full helm 27,077 coins (update)
Bandos platebody Bandos platebody 37,633 coins (update)
Bandos platelegs Bandos platelegs 38,216 coins (update)
Bandos plateskirt Bandos plateskirt 36,329 coins (update)
Bandos kiteshield Bandos kiteshield 30,357 coins (update)

Ancient (Zaros)

Image Type GE Price
Ancient full helm Ancient full helm 30,016 coins (update)
Ancient platebody Ancient platebody 41,677 coins (update)
Ancient platelegs Ancient platelegs 37,575 coins (update)
Ancient plateskirt Ancient plateskirt 36,582 coins (update)
Ancient kiteshield Ancient kiteshield 34,945 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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