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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 3,655 coins (update) No
Rune claw Rune claw 25,564 coins (update) Yes
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 7,308 coins (update) No
Rune mace Rune mace 7,182 coins (update) No
Rune sword Rune sword 12,689 coins (update) No
Rune longsword Rune longsword 17,631 coins (update) No
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 14,760 coins (update) No
Rune spear Rune spear 10,740 coins (update) Yes
Rune hasta Rune hasta 14,422 coins (update) Yes
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 23,794 coins (update) No
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 23,656 coins (update) No
Rune 2h sword Rune two-handed sword 36,765 coins (update) No
Rune halberd Rune halberd 75,366 coins (update) Yes
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 18,614 coins (update) No
Rune defender Rune defender N/A Yes
Rune cane Rune cane 37,799 coins (update) Yes

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Off-hand rune battleaxe Off-hand rune battleaxe 23,853 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune crossbow Off-hand rune crossbow 11,543 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dagger Off-hand rune dagger 3,871 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune knife Off-hand rune knife 2,386 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword 18,064 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune mace Off-hand rune mace 7,639 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune scimitar Off-hand rune scimitar 23,962 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 25,516 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune claw Off-hand rune claw 22,501 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 8,326 coins (update) Yes
Rune 2h crossbow Rune 2h crossbow 12,005 coins (update) Yes
Runite bolts 1 Rune bolts 708 coins (update) Yes
Rune arrow 1 Rune arrow 151 coins (update) No
Rune brutal 1 Rune brutal arrows 949 coins (update) Yes
Rune dart Rune darts 344 coins (update) Yes
Rune javelin Rune javelin 183 coins (update) No
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe 904 coins (update) Yes
Rune knife Rune knife 2,289 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 10,081 N/A
Rune full helm Rune full helm 19,749 N/A
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 28,631 50,000
Rune platebody Rune platebody 37,660 65,500
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 36,780 64,000
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 35,322 64,000
Rune square shield Rune sq shield 21,571 N/A
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 30,849 N/A
Rune spikeshield Rune spikeshieldRune spikeshield 0 47,680 (in uncharged form) 200 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune berserker shield Rune berserker shieldRune berserker shield 0 43,992 (in uncharged form) 300 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune boots Rune boots 7,160 N/A
Rune gloves(m) Culinaromancer's gloves 8 N/A 5,000
Rune gauntlets Rune gauntlets 3,693 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) 21,635 coins (update)
Rune platebody (t) Rune platebody (t) 37,590 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (t) Rune platelegs (t) 35,773 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (t) Rune plateskirt (t) 34,395 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (t) Rune kiteshield (t) 30,336 coins (update)

Gold-trimmed (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune full helm (g) Rune full helm (g) 66,162 coins (update)
Rune platebody (g) Rune platebody (g) 145,780 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (g) Rune platelegs (g) 86,968 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (g) Rune plateskirt (g) 34,806 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (g) Rune kiteshield (g) 31,669 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Gilded full helm Gilded full helm 479,052 coins (update)
Gilded platebody Gilded platebody 3,389,421 coins (update)
Gilded platelegs Gilded platelegs 953,180 coins (update)
Gilded plateskirt Gilded plateskirt 127,249 coins (update)
Gilded kiteshield Gilded kiteshield 265,398 coins (update)

Rune heraldic armour (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h1) Rune helm (h1) 18,884 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h1) Rune platebody (h1) 35,518 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h1) Rune platelegs (h1) 34,786 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h1) Rune plateskirt (h1) 33,877 coins (update)
Rune shield (h1) Rune shield (h1) 29,384 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h2) Rune helm (h2) 18,072 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h2) Rune platebody (h2) 35,544 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h2) Rune platelegs (h2) 34,378 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h2) Rune plateskirt (h2) 33,557 coins (update)
Rune shield (h2) Rune shield (h2) 28,292 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h3) Rune helm (h3) 17,799 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h3) Rune platebody (h3) 35,555 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h3) Rune platelegs (h3) 33,903 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h3) Rune plateskirt (h3) 33,330 coins (update)
Rune shield (h3) Rune shield (h3) 28,757 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h4) Rune helm (h4) 17,975 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h4) Rune platebody (h4) 35,604 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h4) Rune platelegs (h4) 34,505 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h4) Rune plateskirt (h4) 33,698 coins (update)
Rune shield (h4) Rune shield (h4) 28,218 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h5) Rune helm (h5) 18,010 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h5) Rune platebody (h5) 35,266 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h5) Rune platelegs (h5) 34,240 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h5) Rune plateskirt (h5) 34,385 coins (update)
Rune shield (h5) Rune shield (h5) 28,331 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 554,969 coins (update)
Zamorak platebody Zamorak platebody 579,128 coins (update)
Zamorak platelegs Zamorak platelegs 557,676 coins (update)
Zamorak plateskirt Zamorak plateskirt 190,096 coins (update)
Zamorak kiteshield Zamorak kiteshield 338,968 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Guthix full helm Guthix full helm 68,433 coins (update)
Guthix platebody Guthix platebody 123,544 coins (update)
Guthix platelegs Guthix platelegs 47,906 coins (update)
Guthix plateskirt Guthix plateskirt 35,461 coins (update)
Guthix kiteshield Guthix kiteshield 31,323 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Saradomin full helm Saradomin full helm 187,333 coins (update)
Saradomin platebody Saradomin platebody 559,384 coins (update)
Saradomin platelegs Saradomin platelegs 135,337 coins (update)
Saradomin plateskirt Saradomin plateskirt 41,188 coins (update)
Saradomin kiteshield Saradomin kiteshield 96,277 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Armadyl full helm Armadyl full helm 43,730 coins (update)
Armadyl platebody Armadyl platebody 44,487 coins (update)
Armadyl platelegs Armadyl platelegs 38,319 coins (update)
Armadyl plateskirt Armadyl plateskirt 37,286 coins (update)
Armadyl kiteshield Armadyl kiteshield 41,835 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Bandos full helm Bandos full helm 27,381 coins (update)
Bandos platebody Bandos platebody 39,880 coins (update)
Bandos platelegs Bandos platelegs 38,196 coins (update)
Bandos plateskirt Bandos plateskirt 36,744 coins (update)
Bandos kiteshield Bandos kiteshield 31,715 coins (update)

Ancient (Zaros)

Image Type GE Price
Ancient full helm Ancient full helm 28,517 coins (update)
Ancient platebody Ancient platebody 44,131 coins (update)
Ancient platelegs Ancient platelegs 39,880 coins (update)
Ancient plateskirt Ancient plateskirt 36,925 coins (update)
Ancient kiteshield Ancient kiteshield 37,200 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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