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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 4,225 coins (update) No
Rune claw Rune claw 26,295 coins (update) Yes
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 7,563 coins (update) No
Rune mace Rune mace 7,746 coins (update) No
Rune sword Rune sword 12,220 coins (update) No
Rune longsword Rune longsword 18,117 coins (update) No
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 14,725 coins (update) No
Rune spear Rune spear 10,838 coins (update) Yes
Rune hasta Rune hasta 13,355 coins (update) Yes
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 25,869 coins (update) No
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 23,842 coins (update) No
Rune 2h sword Rune two-handed sword 36,985 coins (update) No
Rune halberd Rune halberd 75,529 coins (update) Yes
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 18,447 coins (update) No
Rune defender Rune defender N/A Yes
Rune cane Rune cane 38,842 coins (update) Yes

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Off-hand rune battleaxe Off-hand rune battleaxe 25,327 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune crossbow Off-hand rune crossbow 10,611 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dagger Off-hand rune dagger 4,242 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune knife Off-hand rune knife 2,358 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword 18,186 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune mace Off-hand rune mace 8,060 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune scimitar Off-hand rune scimitar 26,032 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune sword Off-hand rune sword 12,420 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune throwing axe Off-hand rune throwing axe 671 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune warhammer Off-hand rune warhammer 29,770 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune claw Off-hand rune claw 10,474 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dart Off-hand rune dart 785 coins (update) Yes

Ranged weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 8,708 coins (update) Yes
Rune 2h crossbow Rune 2h crossbow 11,031 coins (update) Yes
Runite bolts 1 Rune bolts 606 coins (update) Yes
Rune arrow 1 Rune arrow 151 coins (update) No
Rune brutal 1 Rune brutal arrows 945 coins (update) Yes
Rune dart Rune darts 503 coins (update) Yes
Rune javelin Rune javelin 243 coins (update) No
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe 665 coins (update) Yes
Rune knife Rune knife 2,578 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 10,387 N/A
Rune full helm Rune full helm 19,802 N/A
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 28,717 50,000
Rune platebody Rune platebody 37,545 65,500
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 37,041 64,000
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 37,146 64,000
Rune square shield Rune sq shield 22,679 N/A
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 31,441 N/A
Rune spikeshield Rune spikeshieldRune spikeshield 0 61,421 (in uncharged form) 200 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune berserker shield Rune berserker shieldRune berserker shield 0 42,727 (in uncharged form) 300 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune boots Rune boots 8,967 N/A
Rune gloves(m) Culinaromancer's gloves 8 N/A 5,000
Rune gauntlets Rune gauntlets 3,976 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) 30,679 coins (update)
Rune platebody (t) Rune platebody (t) 42,640 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (t) Rune platelegs (t) 43,185 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (t) Rune plateskirt (t) 37,351 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (t) Rune kiteshield (t) 33,744 coins (update)

Gold-trimmed (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune full helm (g) Rune full helm (g) 94,699 coins (update)
Rune platebody (g) Rune platebody (g) 229,224 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (g) Rune platelegs (g) 100,199 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (g) Rune plateskirt (g) 37,051 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (g) Rune kiteshield (g) 50,849 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Gilded full helm Gilded full helm 815,900 coins (update)
Gilded platebody Gilded platebody 2,561,144 coins (update)
Gilded platelegs Gilded platelegs 1,280,673 coins (update)
Gilded plateskirt Gilded plateskirt 112,221 coins (update)
Gilded kiteshield Gilded kiteshield 309,698 coins (update)

Rune heraldic armour (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h1) Rune helm (h1) 20,001 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h1) Rune platebody (h1) 39,151 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h1) Rune platelegs (h1) 36,874 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h1) Rune plateskirt (h1) 36,475 coins (update)
Rune shield (h1) Rune shield (h1) 31,401 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h2) Rune helm (h2) 20,278 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h2) Rune platebody (h2) 38,028 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h2) Rune platelegs (h2) 36,884 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h2) Rune plateskirt (h2) 37,005 coins (update)
Rune shield (h2) Rune shield (h2) 30,643 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h3) Rune helm (h3) 20,756 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h3) Rune platebody (h3) 38,259 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h3) Rune platelegs (h3) 36,648 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h3) Rune plateskirt (h3) 36,641 coins (update)
Rune shield (h3) Rune shield (h3) 31,159 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h4) Rune helm (h4) 20,150 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h4) Rune platebody (h4) 37,824 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h4) Rune platelegs (h4) 36,385 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h4) Rune plateskirt (h4) 36,070 coins (update)
Rune shield (h4) Rune shield (h4) 30,978 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h5) Rune helm (h5) 22,981 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h5) Rune platebody (h5) 37,287 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h5) Rune platelegs (h5) 36,494 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h5) Rune plateskirt (h5) 36,674 coins (update)
Rune shield (h5) Rune shield (h5) 30,688 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 488,208 coins (update)
Zamorak platebody Zamorak platebody 656,902 coins (update)
Zamorak platelegs Zamorak platelegs 635,806 coins (update)
Zamorak plateskirt Zamorak plateskirt 67,928 coins (update)
Zamorak kiteshield Zamorak kiteshield 348,550 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Guthix full helm Guthix full helm 98,942 coins (update)
Guthix platebody Guthix platebody 92,293 coins (update)
Guthix platelegs Guthix platelegs 163,005 coins (update)
Guthix plateskirt Guthix plateskirt 39,196 coins (update)
Guthix kiteshield Guthix kiteshield 51,630 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Saradomin full helm Saradomin full helm 490,196 coins (update)
Saradomin platebody Saradomin platebody 820,294 coins (update)
Saradomin platelegs Saradomin platelegs 332,681 coins (update)
Saradomin plateskirt Saradomin plateskirt 61,499 coins (update)
Saradomin kiteshield Saradomin kiteshield 147,518 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Armadyl full helm Armadyl full helm 44,454 coins (update)
Armadyl platebody Armadyl platebody 53,528 coins (update)
Armadyl platelegs Armadyl platelegs 44,476 coins (update)
Armadyl plateskirt Armadyl plateskirt 37,000 coins (update)
Armadyl kiteshield Armadyl kiteshield 38,820 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Bandos full helm Bandos full helm 30,847 coins (update)
Bandos platebody Bandos platebody 42,062 coins (update)
Bandos platelegs Bandos platelegs 47,341 coins (update)
Bandos plateskirt Bandos plateskirt 36,707 coins (update)
Bandos kiteshield Bandos kiteshield 36,043 coins (update)

Ancient (Zaros)

Image Type GE Price
Ancient full helm Ancient full helm 35,567 coins (update)
Ancient platebody Ancient platebody 48,131 coins (update)
Ancient platelegs Ancient platelegs 41,911 coins (update)
Ancient plateskirt Ancient plateskirt 37,089 coins (update)
Ancient kiteshield Ancient kiteshield 34,881 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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