|Release date||26 July 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||15,360 coins|
|Low Alch||10,240 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||15,150 coins (info)|
|Examine||A vicious, curved sword.|
The rune scimitar is the strongest non-degradable scimitar available to free players. Like all rune weapons, it requires 40 Attack to wield. The scimitar's main attack style is the Slash attack style. It is also the second strongest scimitar available to free players, behind the Corrupt dragon scimitar. Players can make a rune scimitar with a Smithing level of 90 using 2 rune bars, giving the player 150 Smithing experience. Due to its high damage per second ratio, it is often considered the best training weapon available to free to play players.
When compared to the rune longsword, the scimitar is often viewed as the superior weapon. The scimitar tends to hit more damage over time as a result of the increased attack speed, making the scimitar a more efficient training weapon than the longsword. This, in addition with the attractive style of the scimitar, has made it the most popular and most used non-members weapon in the game. The gravite 2h sword is confirmed to have the speed of a battleaxe, making it more damage/second and far more accurate if used on crush. However, the rune scimitar may still be very effective as a training weapon, as you may use a shield, it does not degrade, and it offers the option to simultaneously train Attack, Strength, and Defence.
The rune scimitar is sometimes compared with the gravite rapier, the latter being slightly stronger and more accurate. However, the main style of the rapier is stab, meaning that the rune scimitar would be more effective against opponents with low slash defence. Also, gravite rapiers require periodical recharging.
A player wielding a rune scimitar
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Levels 1 to 99
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Mummy 84,96,103,125 1 Uncommon Zamorak warrior 81, 84, 85 1 Uncommon Cockroach soldier 83 1 Rare Fire giant 86 1 Rare Revenant vampyre 68 1 Very rare Locust rider 68,98,106 1 Very rare Ninja impling Not applicable 1 (hunter) Rare Monkey Knife fighter Not applicable 1 (Thieving) Rare
Levels 100 and above
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 1 Common Mummy 84,96,103,125 1 Uncommon Revenant dragon 135 1 Uncommon Skeleton brute 132 1 Uncommon Mutated bloodveld 126, 146 1 Rare Skeleton hero 149 1 Rare Angry barbarian spirit 166 1 Uncommon Berserk barbarian spirit 166 1 Uncommon Enraged barbarian spirit 166 1 Uncommon Ferocious barbarian spirit 166 1 Uncommon Locust rider 68,98,106 1 Very rare Skeleton heavy 132 1 Rare Skeleton thug 132 1 Rare Skeleton warlord 132 1 Rare Mature grotworm 167 1 Rare
In F2P, the maximum hit of this weapon is 272 with a Strength Potion, Ultimate Strength, 99 Strength and a weapon strength bonus of +60 (Rune Scimitar, Amulet of strength, Rune Berserker Shield (charged) and Rune gauntlets), while fighting in an aggressive stance.
- The Rune Scimitar now has the same "Slash" and "Stab" animation as the Dragon Scimitar as of the 15 April 2011 update.
- On 28 July 2009, the Animation Pack 1 update changed the appearance and attack animations of the Rune Scimitar to what it currently is today in order to make combat look more realistic, as well as the Godswords, the Dragon scimitar, the Rune and Dragon longsword and the Abyssal whip.
- On 23 July 2009, five days before the scheduled update, the Rune scimitar 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.
- The Rune Scimitar is one of the most common, if not the most common, weapons in the F2P game due to its popularity in the F2P and PKing communities
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
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(m) stands for members only.