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This article is about the longsword. For shortsword, see rune sword.
This weapon has an off-hand variant.
Rune longsword
Rune longsword
Release date 26 July 2001 (Update)
Members No
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Lendable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 32,000 coins
High alch 19,200 coins
Low alch 12,800 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 32,000 coins
(Scavvo's Rune Store and Quality Weapons Shop)
Exchange price 18,502 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine A razor-sharp longsword.
Weight 1.814 kg
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Rune longsword detail

The rune longsword is a level 50 longsword. Like all rune weapons, it requires 50 Attack to wield. It is the third strongest longsword available to free players after the corrupt dragon longsword and gravite longsword, although it is the strongest non-degradable longsword available in F2P.

Players can make a rune longsword with the Smithing skill at level 91 using two rune bars, giving the player 150 Smithing experience.

Before the rune scimitar made a popularity breakthrough (late 2006 - early 2007), the rune longsword was the most popular weapon used by free-to-play players. Players may purchase a rune longsword at the Grand Exchange in Varrock. It can also be bought from Scavvo in the Champions' Guild, the weapon shop in Keldagrim, obtained as a reward from Level 3 Treasure Trails, or rarely from Shades of Mort'ton silver key chests.

Combat StatsRune longsword equipped

A player wielding a Rune longsword.

Skill requirements
50 Attack-icon
Attack MeleeWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.0 seconds
Attack speed fast

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
King Black Dragon2761Common
General Graardor6241Common
Ivory Gromblod (cursed)821Uncommon
Mature grotworm981Uncommon
Spiritual warrior981Uncommon
Black dragon1001Uncommon
Frost dragon1121Uncommon
Ivory Shredflesh (cursed)1181Uncommon
Ivory Bre'egth (cursed)1181Uncommon
Revenant demon841Rare
Red dragon841Rare
Ancient ranger1031Rare
Undead troll110; 116; 124; 1361Rare
Nechryael961Very rare


Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Scavvo's Rune Store32,000Coins 100Coins 10No
Quality Weapons Shop32,000Coins 100Coins 10Yes

Choice of weaponEdit

With the Evolution of Combat, the rune scimitar and rune longsword now have the same damage per second and slashing style, with slight differences only in attack speed, damage and weight.

The rune longsword was widely considered to be the second-best non-degrading non-members weapon, surpassed only by the rune scimitar. However, this belief was controversial because many players considered the rune sword (rune shortsword), which has the same attack speed as the scimitar, to be superior.

Some players considered the benefits of the rune longsword versus the Rune scimitar to be dependent upon the ratio of the player's attack and strength levels, with a higher ratio of attack level to strength level making use of the rune longsword more advantageous than the scimitar, and vice-versa. This depended on the monsters that were fought, but the difference was largely insignificant. In PvP situations, one could wish to use a longsword in favour of a scimitar in order to land consistent, slightly higher blows, instead of rapid, yet lower blows of rune scimitars. This effect only applied to armoured fights.

Rune longswords could also be more effective against foes weak to stab (i.e. chainbodies or dragons). The rune longsword provided more flexible fighting options than the scimitar, so players could vary their training amongst certain monsters to more effectively wield the longsword.

However, with specific enemy weaknesses and weapon attack styles, it can still be concluded that each weapon has its place.


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?15
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?45%
Total materials received ?8
Possible materials
Base parts Base parts
Blade parts Blade parts
Metallic parts Metallic parts
Sharp components Sharp components
Dextrous components Dextrous components


  • On 28 July 2009, the Animation Pack 1 update changed the appearance and attack animations of the rune longsword to what it currently is today, along with the godswords, rune and dragon scimitars, the dragon longsword and the abyssal whip.
    • On 23 July 2009, five days before the scheduled update, the rune longsword image in the Grand Exchange database was replaced by the new model. Players found the image and posted about it in the RuneScape Forums, making it widely known before Jagex removed the image a few hours later. Five days later the image was once again put up along with the official release.
  • Like most other swords, on 12 April 2011, the rune longsword received an update changing its grip when held by a player.
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