This article is about the shortsword. For the longsword, see Rune longsword.
- This weapon has an off-hand variant.
|Release date||26 July 2001 (Update)|
|High Alch||12,480 coins|
|Low Alch||8,320 coins|
|Store price|| 20,800 coins|
|Exchange price||12,154 coins (info)|
|Examine||A razor sharp sword.|
The Rune sword is a sword stronger than the adamant sword. Like most Rune weapons, it requires 50 Attack to wield. It is the strongest shortsword available to free players. Players can make a rune sword with the Smithing skill at level 89 using 1 rune bar, giving the player 75 Smithing experience.
As most opponents are not weak to stab, many players choose not to use this weapon. Although not used often by most players, in the hands of a player with a high attack level it can prove to be very effective.
This weapon had become somewhat more popular in Bounty Hunter +1 worlds due to the release of the gravite 2h sword. The rune scimitar's combat styles were not compatible with the gravite 2h in a combo. Therefore player killers who wished to use the gravite 2h as their knock-out weapon used to use a rune sword, as its combat styles are compatible.
This is an inexpensive rune weapon with exceptional stats for its price, and over time does similar damage to a rune scimitar. This weapon is more accurate on monsters weak to stab, however, so when accuracy is a factor then the rune sword is a better choice than the scimitar.
A player wielding a rune sword
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Dropping monsters Edit
Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity Tormented demon 450 1 Common Chaos Elemental 305 1 Rare Commander Zilyana 596 1 Rare General Graardor 624 1 Rare Nex 1001 1 Rare K'ril Tsutsaroth 650 1 Very rare Kree'arra 580 1 Very rare
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||
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