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Bronze scimitarIron scimitarSteel scimitarBlack scimitarWhite scimitarMithril scimitarAdamant scimitarSacred clay scimitarRune scimitarCorrupt dragon scimitarDragon scimitar
Slot? Main-hand (has off-hand variants)
Style? Slash
Speed? FastestInterval: 2.4 secondsAttack speed fastest
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Scimitars are weak, but fast, slashing weapons. They are identical in damage and attack speed to daggers and maces. Scimitars are generally the most expensive of the three 'fastest' weapon types, and they lack the prayer bonus offered by maces. Nevertheless, they remain popular due to the reputation they have gained over the years as being the ideal training weapon.

Scimitars are made with the Smithing skill, purchased at a scimitar shop identified with the scimitar Scimitar shop map icon icon on the map, or bought from another player. One scimitar shop is Zeke's Superior Scimitars, located in Al Kharid. Unfortunately, it only sells bronze, iron, steel, and mithril scimitars. There is also a members-only scimitar shop located in the Ape Atoll that is only available after completing the Monkey Madness quest. This shop sells Dragon scimitars.

It should be noted that, as with most off-hand melee weapons, off-hand scimitars do only half the damage as their main-hand counterpart, as well as being equipped in the shield slot.

Scimitar vs. LongswordEdit

While Scimitars offer higher attack speed, they are slightly weaker than longswords. There is a 3 second delay between blows with a longsword, whereas with a Scimitar, the delay is only 2.4 seconds. This equates to 20 attacks per minute with a Longsword as compared to 25 attacks per minute with a Scimitar. The extra 5 blows per minute usually outweigh any damage boost a longsword will give. However, the extra five hits, due to the lower damage bonus of a scimitar, may be 0s or low hits, as opposed to stronger hits with a longsword. Conducting accurate tests to compare the two weapon types, although attempted, have never brought about conclusive evidence of superiority due to the many factors that must be accounted for, such as enemy defense and Attack level, along with weaknesses to certain attack types. For the most part, it's merely personal preference as to which is a better weapon. However, there are factors to consider in choosing which weapon to use: those who want attack speed over power should choose a scimitar; those who want power over speed should choose a longsword. Due to changes brought about during the Evolution of Combat, however, most (if not all) weapons have been balanced to have an equal damage per second, making attack style one of the only things to consider when choosing a weapon.

Bonuses TableEdit

Main-hand ScimitarsEdit

Attack
Item
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Critical bonusesPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Bronze scimitarBronze scimitar Slash 48 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 100 102
Iron scimitarIron scimitar Slash 96 202 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 67
Steel scimitarSteel scimitar Slash 192 316 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 84
Black scimitarBlack scimitar Slash 240 381 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 494
White scimitarWhite scimitar Slash 240 381 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,899
Mithril scimitarMithril scimitar Slash 288 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 281
Adamant scimitarAdamant scimitar Slash 384 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,181
Sacred clay scimitarSacred clay scimitar Slash 612 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -26 Stealing Creation points
Rune scimitarRune scimitar Slash 480 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 14,870
Corrupt dragon scimitarCorrupt dragon scimitar Slash 576 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 339,805
Dragon scimitarDragon scimitar Slash 576 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 59,930

Off-hand ScimitarsEdit

Attack
Item
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Critical bonusesPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Off-hand bronze scimitarOff-hand bronze scimitar N/A - - Slash 24 150 0 0 0 - - -Coins 5 16
Off-hand iron scimitarOff-hand iron scimitar N/A - - Slash 48 202 0 0 0 - - -Coins 5 13
Off-hand steel scimitarOff-hand steel scimitar N/A - - Slash 96 316 0 0 0 - - -Coins 25 49
Off-hand black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar N/A - - Slash 120 381 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,261
Off-hand mithril scimitarOff-hand mithril scimitar N/A - - Slash 144 454 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 266
Off-hand adamant scimitarOff-hand adamant scimitar N/A - - Slash 192 628 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 1,172
Off-hand rune scimitarOff-hand rune scimitar N/A - - Slash 240 850 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 18,016
Off-hand dragon scimitarOff-hand dragon scimitar N/A - - Slash 288 1132 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 99,252

Special ScimitarsEdit

Stealing Creation - ScimitarsEdit

Table of scimitars
Icon Class Level to use Level to make
Scimitar (class 1) Class 1 1 Attack 1 Smithing
Scimitar (class 2) Class 2 20 Attack 20 Smithing
Scimitar (class 3) Class 3 40 Attack 40 Smithing
Scimitar (class 4) Class 4 60 Attack 60 Smithing
Scimitar (class 5) Class 5 80 Attack 80 Smithing

TriviaEdit

  • Holding position of scimitars was updated with the Herblore Habitat update on 24 November 2010.
  • Prior to 12 April 2011, the dragon scimitar was the only scimitar to have had an animation update that distinguished it from all other scimitars. Jagex have updated this so that all scimitars share the updated animation.
  • When you ask Zeke in Al-Kharid if you can buy a dragon scimitar, he tells you "Only the banana brained nit-wits who make them" This is a reference to the monkeys from Ape Atoll who create them.
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