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Rune kiteshield detail

A Rune kiteshield provides medium Defence bonuses and is wielded in the offhand slot. It was the strongest kiteshield in free play until the Rune berserker shield was released with Fist of Guthix. However, the rune kiteshield is favoured over the berserker shield because it does not degrade over time and is much cheaper. During the 2001 Christmas event in which partyhats were obtained by pulling a Christmas cracker, these shields were frequently received. This item is dropped by several high-level monsters (such as chaos giants and steel dragons) although such drops are very rare. Before the introduction of higher level shields, rune kiteshields were fairly rare due to the high Smithing requirement needed to make them.

To wield this item, a player must have at least 50 Defence. It can be smithed with a Smithing level of 97 by using 3 rune bars and a hammer at an anvil, granting 225 Smithing experience.

Rune kiteshields can be painted with a banner or shield easel at the workshop of any Player-owned house to convert them into a "player-made" Heraldic kiteshield, changing the shield's appearance to the chosen family crest of the player, provided the player has level 43 Crafting.

Combat Stats
RequirementsRune kiteshield equipped
50 Defence
Attack MeleeShield slot
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour170PvM: 5%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses

Crest kiteshieldsEdit

Steel kiteshield (Arrav) equipped

A player with an Arrav crest shield

Crest kiteshields (see Sir Renitee for more information) can be obtained by painting a normal rune kiteshield on a Shield easel in a Player-owned house. All the different variations of shields have the same bonuses as a normal rune kiteshield. Constructing a Shield easel requires 41 Construction. If you do not have a Shield easel, you may use another player's.

Note that painting the crest on the kiteshields turns them into members-only items, and untradeable. You can also make a crest shield using a steel kiteshield, and they look identical, however they have different bonuses. There are a total of 16 shields to choose from.

You cannot remove a crest or paint over it once it has been applied.

Item Requirements
Steel kiteshield (Arrav)Arrav Shield of Arrav
Steel kiteshield (Asgarnia) Asgarnia None
Steel kiteshield (Dorgeshuun) Dorgeshuun The Lost Tribe
Steel kiteshield (Dragon) Dragon Dragon slayer
Steel kiteshield (Fairy) Fairy Lost City
Steel kiteshield (Guthix) Guthix 70+ Prayer
Steel kiteshield (HAM) H.A.M. Another Slice Of H.A.M.
Steel kiteshield (Horse) Horse Toy horsey in inventory
Steel kiteshield (Jogre) Jogre None
Steel kiteshield (Kandarin) Kandarin None
Steel kiteshield (Misthalin) Misthalin None
Steel kiteshield (Money) Money Costs 500,000 coins
Steel kiteshield (Saradomin) Saradomin 70+ Prayer
Steel kiteshield (Skull) Skull None
Steel kiteshield (Varrock) Varrock None
Steel kiteshield (Zamorak) Zamorak 70+ Prayer


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Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Acheron mammoth1351Uncommon
Casket (CS Week)N/A1Unknown
Chaos Giant1261Uncommon
Commander Zilyana5961Uncommon
Crystal chestN/A1Always
Edimmu (elite)1251Uncommon
Elite rune dragon1301Common
Exiled kalphite guardian981Uncommon
Exiled kalphite marauder98; 1071Uncommon
Ice troll84; 891Rare
Ice troll grunt681Rare
Iron dragon981Rare
Kal'gerion demon1261Uncommon
Memory of NomadN/A3Uncommon
Rune dragon1271Common
Security Casket (CS Week)N/A1Common
Spiritual warrior 49; 981Uncommon
Warped terrorbird821Rare

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