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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 4,149 coins (update) No
Rune claw Rune claw 25,763 coins (update) Yes
Rune hatchet Rune hatchet 7,321 coins (update) No
Rune mace Rune mace 7,807 coins (update) No
Rune sword Rune sword 12,149 coins (update) No
Rune longsword Rune longsword 18,114 coins (update) No
Rune scimitar Rune scimitar 14,757 coins (update) No
Rune spear Rune spear 11,122 coins (update) Yes
Rune hasta Rune hasta 13,621 coins (update) Yes
Rune warhammer Rune warhammer 29,179 coins (update) No
Rune battleaxe Rune battleaxe 23,939 coins (update) No
Rune 2h sword Rune two-handed sword 36,987 coins (update) No
Rune halberd Rune halberd 75,811 coins (update) Yes
Rune pickaxe Rune pickaxe 18,477 coins (update) No
Rune defender Rune defender N/A Yes
Rune cane Rune cane 37,519 coins (update) Yes

Off-hand weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Off-hand rune battleaxe Off-hand rune battleaxe 23,949 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune crossbow Off-hand rune crossbow 11,778 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dagger Off-hand rune dagger 4,231 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune knife Off-hand rune knife 2,518 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune longsword Off-hand rune longsword 18,055 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune mace Off-hand rune mace 7,881 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune scimitar Off-hand rune scimitar 23,257 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune sword Off-hand rune sword 12,115 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 31,821 coins (update) No
Off-hand rune claw Off-hand rune claw 12,396 coins (update) Yes
Off-hand rune dart Off-hand rune dart 818 coins (update) Yes

Ranged weaponsEdit

Image Name GE Price Members Only
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 8,851 coins (update) Yes
Rune 2h crossbow Rune 2h crossbow 11,002 coins (update) Yes
Runite bolts 1 Rune bolts 530 coins (update) Yes
Rune arrow 1 Rune arrow 151 coins (update) No
Rune brutal 1 Rune brutal arrows 926 coins (update) Yes
Rune dart Rune darts 368 coins (update) Yes
Rune javelin Rune javelin 179 coins (update) No
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe 834 coins (update) Yes
Rune knife Rune knife 2,480 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 10,581 N/A
Rune full helm Rune full helm 19,875 N/A
Rune chainbody Rune chainbody 28,703 50,000
Rune platebody Rune platebody 37,753 65,500
Rune platelegs Rune platelegs 37,091 64,000
Rune plateskirt Rune plateskirt 37,224 64,000
Rune square shield Rune sq shield 22,184 N/A
Rune kiteshield Rune kiteshield 31,078 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 42,443 (in uncharged form) 300 FoG tokens (in charged form)
Rune boots Rune boots 8,668 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) 30,431 coins (update)
Rune platebody (t) Rune platebody (t) 39,123 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (t) Rune platelegs (t) 43,572 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (t) Rune plateskirt (t) 37,429 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (t) Rune kiteshield (t) 31,511 coins (update)

Gold-trimmed (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune full helm (g) Rune full helm (g) 94,747 coins (update)
Rune platebody (g) Rune platebody (g) 228,015 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (g) Rune platelegs (g) 98,386 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (g) Rune plateskirt (g) 37,660 coins (update)
Rune kiteshield (g) Rune kiteshield (g) 47,683 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Gilded full helm Gilded full helm 820,536 coins (update)
Gilded platebody Gilded platebody 2,552,236 coins (update)
Gilded platelegs Gilded platelegs 1,321,464 coins (update)
Gilded plateskirt Gilded plateskirt 115,977 coins (update)
Gilded kiteshield Gilded kiteshield 313,219 coins (update)

Rune heraldic armour (Free-to-play)

Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h1) Rune helm (h1) 20,473 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h1) Rune platebody (h1) 38,550 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h1) Rune platelegs (h1) 37,392 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h1) Rune plateskirt (h1) 37,134 coins (update)
Rune shield (h1) Rune shield (h1) 32,063 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h2) Rune helm (h2) 20,038 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h2) Rune platebody (h2) 37,817 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h2) Rune platelegs (h2) 37,156 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h2) Rune plateskirt (h2) 37,107 coins (update)
Rune shield (h2) Rune shield (h2) 31,603 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h3) Rune helm (h3) 20,538 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h3) Rune platebody (h3) 38,326 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h3) Rune platelegs (h3) 37,230 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h3) Rune plateskirt (h3) 37,294 coins (update)
Rune shield (h3) Rune shield (h3) 31,515 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h4) Rune helm (h4) 20,146 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h4) Rune platebody (h4) 37,850 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h4) Rune platelegs (h4) 37,272 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h4) Rune plateskirt (h4) 37,014 coins (update)
Rune shield (h4) Rune shield (h4) 31,507 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price
Rune helm (h5) Rune helm (h5) 23,238 coins (update)
Rune platebody (h5) Rune platebody (h5) 38,279 coins (update)
Rune platelegs (h5) Rune platelegs (h5) 37,567 coins (update)
Rune plateskirt (h5) Rune plateskirt (h5) 37,204 coins (update)
Rune shield (h5) Rune shield (h5) 31,518 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 645,569 coins (update)
Zamorak platebody Zamorak platebody 934,659 coins (update)
Zamorak platelegs Zamorak platelegs 859,836 coins (update)
Zamorak plateskirt Zamorak plateskirt 81,785 coins (update)
Zamorak kiteshield Zamorak kiteshield 471,600 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Guthix full helm Guthix full helm 97,742 coins (update)
Guthix platebody Guthix platebody 81,154 coins (update)
Guthix platelegs Guthix platelegs 201,272 coins (update)
Guthix plateskirt Guthix plateskirt 37,253 coins (update)
Guthix kiteshield Guthix kiteshield 50,109 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Saradomin full helm Saradomin full helm 461,626 coins (update)
Saradomin platebody Saradomin platebody 761,519 coins (update)
Saradomin platelegs Saradomin platelegs 277,794 coins (update)
Saradomin plateskirt Saradomin plateskirt 62,455 coins (update)
Saradomin kiteshield Saradomin kiteshield 119,116 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Armadyl full helm Armadyl full helm 43,789 coins (update)
Armadyl platebody Armadyl platebody 57,397 coins (update)
Armadyl platelegs Armadyl platelegs 47,410 coins (update)
Armadyl plateskirt Armadyl plateskirt 38,041 coins (update)
Armadyl kiteshield Armadyl kiteshield 36,887 coins (update)


Image Type GE Price
Bandos full helm Bandos full helm 30,159 coins (update)
Bandos platebody Bandos platebody 44,445 coins (update)
Bandos platelegs Bandos platelegs 46,077 coins (update)
Bandos plateskirt Bandos plateskirt 37,598 coins (update)
Bandos kiteshield Bandos kiteshield 33,653 coins (update)

Ancient (Zaros)

Image Type GE Price
Ancient full helm Ancient full helm 36,767 coins (update)
Ancient platebody Ancient platebody 47,083 coins (update)
Ancient platelegs Ancient platelegs 40,895 coins (update)
Ancient plateskirt Ancient plateskirt 37,711 coins (update)
Ancient kiteshield Ancient kiteshield 32,889 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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