Template:Beta Rune equipment are items made from the runite metal, it is 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. In the past, rune equipment was often criticised as being "too expensive", especially to free players. The price of rune equipment was controversial, as non-combat skillers with a decently high level in their speciality and therefore make good money have no problem purchasing such items. However, in recent times, due to rapidly falling prices, the vast majority of players can afford a full set of rune by the time they reach the requirements to use said equipment. Many players have enough money to afford much more expensive variations of rune armour, such as trimmed, gold-trimmed, gilded, heraldic, or armour in the colour of the gods.
Rune weapons are navy blue and require an Attack level of 40 (apart from the rune cane, which requires only 38) 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. As with all runite items, rune weapons tend to exhibit a colour that could be considered a darker form of steel.
Attack Bonuses are not the only factor a player should consider when choosing a weapon, speed is essential to combat! (especially when training along side other players) As a general rule, smaller/lighter weapons are faster than the larger/heavier ones. (ex. A rune longsword is faster than a rune battleaxe) Always remember this when reviewing these weapons:
|Name||Members Only||Attack Bonus|
|Rune dagger||No (unless poisoned)||+25||+12||-4|
|Rune two-handed sword||No||-4||+69||+50|
|Name||Members Only||Ranged Bonus|
|Rune brutal arrows||Yes||0||+60|
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 40 Defence to wear and Dragon Slayer to wear the rune platebody, but only 40 Defence (45 for rune berserker) to wear all other pieces (thus, Dragon Slayer need not be completed.) With a full set costing around 137,500 coins, the armour provides excellent defence for its price. Rune armour is the best choice for warriors with level 40 defence, or non-members who can't or choose, for various reasons (mainly due to cost), not to wear corrupt dragon armour. Another reason that corrupt dragon is not the best choice, is that it doesn't last very long when you wear it, perhaps making Rune armour the best free-players can wear.
|Name||Image||Exchange Price||Store Price|
|Rune full helm||20,611||8,400|
|Rune square shield||22,766||N/A|
|Rune spikeshield||61,945 (in uncharged form)||200 FoG tokens (in charged form)|
|Rune berserker shield||44,074 (in uncharged form)||300 FoG tokens (in charged form)|
|Rune gloves(m)||File:Gloves (rune).png||N/A||5,000 coins|
|Rune gauntlets||135,393 (in worn-out form)||200 FoG tokens|
The full set has the following statistics (however, these stats do not include the gloves and boots shown in the image):
A player wearing a full set of rune equipment
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Obtaining from the Champions' Guild
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 in 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
- Rune 2h: 45,000 coins
Ornamental rune armour, heraldic rune armour, trimmed rune armour, God armour, and Gilded armour have the same bonuses as standard rune armour. These can be obtained from the member's only Treasure Trails.
Note: Other players cannot trim nor bless armour, no matter what scammers say.
Image Type GE Price Rune full helm (t) 115,130 coins (update) Rune platebody (t) 207,518 coins (update) Rune platelegs (t) 72,666 coins (update) Rune plateskirt (t) 39,638 coins (update) Rune kiteshield (t) 77,445 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price Rune full helm (g) 304,295 coins (update) File:Rune pl8 g.png Rune platebody (g) 534,940 coins (update) Rune platelegs (g) 224,223 coins (update) File:Rune Plateskirt (g).png Rune plateskirt (g) 38,628 coins (update) Rune kiteshield (g) 164,635 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price Gilded full helm 719,531 coins (update) Gilded platebody 1,730,618 coins (update) Gilded platelegs 1,972,853 coins (update) Gilded plateskirt 72,045 coins (update) Gilded kiteshield 589,216 coins (update)
Rune heraldic armour (Free-to-play)
Image Type GE Price Rune helm (h1) 26,578 coins (update) Rune platebody (h1) 44,974 coins (update) Rune platelegs (h1) 38,637 coins (update) Rune plateskirt (h1) 37,425 coins (update) Rune shield (h1) 32,150 coins (update) Image Type GE Price Rune helm (h2) 21,269 coins (update) Rune platebody (h2) 38,002 coins (update) Rune platelegs (h2) 38,009 coins (update) Rune plateskirt (h2) 38,120 coins (update) Rune shield (h2) 32,037 coins (update) Image Type GE Price Rune helm (h3) 29,839 coins (update) Rune platebody (h3) 57,995 coins (update) Rune platelegs (h3) 38,438 coins (update) Rune plateskirt (h3) 37,404 coins (update) Rune shield (h3) 31,666 coins (update) Image Type GE Price Rune helm (h4) 22,512 coins (update) Rune platebody (h4) 38,328 coins (update) Rune platelegs (h4) 37,578 coins (update) Rune plateskirt (h4) 37,800 coins (update) Rune shield (h4) 32,316 coins (update) Image Type GE Price Rune helm (h5) 31,787 coins (update) Rune platebody (h5) 46,670 coins (update) Rune platelegs (h5) 37,996 coins (update) Rune plateskirt (h5) 37,748 coins (update) Rune shield (h5) 31,751 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price Zamorak full helm 1,016,126 coins (update) File:Zamorak Platebody.png Zamorak platebody 1,629,305 coins (update) File:Zamorak Platelegs.png Zamorak platelegs 341,351 coins (update) File:Zamorak Plateskirt.png Zamorak plateskirt 38,912 coins (update) File:Zamorak Kiteshield.png Zamorak kiteshield 408,893 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price Guthix full helm 578,524 coins (update) File:Guthix Platebody.png Guthix platebody 599,870 coins (update) File:Guthix Platelegs.png Guthix platelegs 279,314 coins (update) File:Guthix Plateskirt.png Guthix plateskirt 38,631 coins (update) File:Guthix Kiteshield.png Guthix kiteshield 236,079 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price File:Saradomin Full Helmet.png Saradomin full helm 1,964,179 coins (update) File:Saradomin Platebody.png Saradomin platebody 2,495,653 coins (update) File:Saradomin Platelegs.png Saradomin platelegs 649,109 coins (update) File:Saradomin Plateskirt.png Saradomin plateskirt 39,895 coins (update) File:Saradomin Kiteshield.png Saradomin kiteshield 744,786 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price Armadyl full helm 126,684 coins (update) Armadyl platebody 85,735 coins (update) Armadyl platelegs 64,672 coins (update) Armadyl plateskirt 97,512 coins (update) Armadyl kiteshield 497,473 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price Bandos full helm 171,772 coins (update) Bandos platebody 139,293 coins (update) Bandos platelegs 60,412 coins (update) Bandos plateskirt 39,413 coins (update) Bandos kiteshield 215,811 coins (update)
Image Type GE Price Ancient full helm 84,306 coins (update) Ancient platebody 113,661 coins (update) Ancient platelegs 61,600 coins (update) Ancient plateskirt 37,821 coins (update) Ancient kiteshield 192,424 coins (update)
Rune Armour in RSC
Long ago, during the early development stages of RuneScape Classic, rune armour didn't exist. Prior to its release in mid-to-late 2001, Jagex planned on making the colour of rune purple. There are images floating around the internet of a Purple Rune 2 Handed Sword in a trade screen from RuneScape Classic. After Rune was released, it was changed to a cyan colour. Once RuneScape 2 was released the cyan colour of Rune armour was toned down into a more shaded colour.
- All the god, trimmed, heraldic, and gilded versions of rune have the same exact stats as regular rune; it is only a different colour.
- Players can't trim rune armour, or any armour for that matter. Players tell others they can trim or gold-trim their armour for them, only to run off with the armour they were given by unsuspecting players. This was a common scamming method before the trading limit update of 2007, and returned as a common scam with the removal of trade limits in 2011.
- When you pulled a Christmas cracker from the 2001 event, you received a partyhat and a random normal object. The partyhats, (now 1500M+) were often disregarded, as there was a chance to get runite armour, which was worth millions at that time.
- Rune plate armour is the only armour to come in 15 distinct variations (four being P2P) all with the same stats. The second highest are black plate and adamant plate, with 8 variations each. The most popular being Zamorak and Saradomin.
- On 23 May 2010, a glitch appeared in which players with access to the Warriors' Guild could duplicate Rune armour sets. This was done by placing a helmet, platebody, and platelegs on the machine and eating a Rotten apple just before the player died. A Player could say to Shanomi that his or her armour set had disappeared. Shanomi would give him or her another one, with the one on the ground too. This was patched within 24 hours after Jagex discovered it, but it had already been exploited for weeks. None of the accounts that used the bug to duplicate rune armour sets were able to be banned.
- On 6 March 2012, dragon armour, along with many other armours, received a graphical rework.
|Normal metal equipment|
Helm • Full helmet (t) (g) • Square shield • Kiteshield (t) (g) • Chainbody • Platebody (t) (g) • Plateskirt (t) (g) • Platelegs (t) (g) • Boots(m) • Gloves(m) • Gauntlets • Defender(m) • Spikeshield • Berserker shield
|Rune god armour||
(m) stands for members only.