|Members?||White and Dragon, and Dungeoneering 2h swords zephyrium and above.|
The Two-handed sword is one of the slowest but most powerful weapons in any metal set. It is a two-handed slashing weapon, so it cannot be wielded with a shield, and is the one of the only Free-to-play melee weapon with this characteristic with the exception of the Golden Hammer obtained from a Golden Cracker, the Easter Carrot, and the Scythe all of which are from special events or holidays.
History and usageEdit
Two-handed swords were the first choice of weapons in RuneScape Classic because there was no difference in speed between weapons, meaning someone could quickly and easily kill a player with this. After the transition to RuneScape 2, its popularity dropped because of the implementation of the aforementioned speed differences, making the Two handed Sword only capable of one strike in the time a scimitar could make two.
It is relatively common in F2P (Free To Play) player killing, where it is used to make finishing blows. Free to play rangers most often bring a two-handed sword to finish fights as they do not have a ranged weapon efficient in finishing blows. As a "surprise" weapon, it is similar to using the Obsidian maul, Granite maul, or Dragon dagger.
In a game update a while ago[Rune 2h sword, which some players were selling for as much as 90-100k (although the Exchange price is now about 37,902 coins). The two-handed sword is now the only weapon with different animations for every attack option. It is interesting to note that wielding any two-handed sword makes the player's cape (if any) billow in the breeze, a unique animation. NPCs that use two-handed swords often do not have the cape animation.], the two-handed sword was given new, realistic, and more fluid animations. Before the major update, the two-handed swords were wielded in one hand leaning on the shoulder. About two years before that update they were held in one hand like a normal, right-handed weapon, and the hilts of the two-handed swords looked slightly different. However, Jagex improved this by giving it a more realistic look with actual two-handed wielding. Because of this, the price has increased, especially in the case of the
Normal two-handed swordsEdit
|2h Sword Grand Exchange Cost|
|Bronze 2h sword||58 coins|
|Iron 2h sword||56 coins|
|Steel 2h sword||399 coins|
|White 2h sword||4,252 coins|
|Black 2h sword||995 coins|
|Mithril 2h sword||1,265 coins|
|Adamant 2h sword||3,381 coins|
|Rune 2h sword||37,902 coins|
|Dragon 2h sword||1,165,265 coins|
Both White and Dragon 2h swords are (Members Only).
Special two-handed swords Edit
All of these are members only, with the exception of the Gravite 2h sword and Keenblade.
- Armadyl godsword
- Bandos godsword
- Saradomin godsword
- Saradomin sword
- Shadow sword
- Zamorak godsword
- Gravite 2h sword
- Golden Katana
- Ornate Katana
- Auspicious Katana
Dungeoneering two-handed swordsEdit
These two-handed swords could only be obtained and used during Dungeoneering.
|Tier||Icon||Item||Level to use|
|1||Novite 2h sword||1 Attack|
|2||Bathus 2h sword||10 Attack|
|3||Marmaros 2h sword||20 Attack|
|4||Kratonite 2h sword||30 Attack|
|5||Fractite 2h sword||40 Attack|
|6||Zephyrium 2h sword||50 Attack|
|7||Argonite 2h sword||60 Attack|
|8||Katagon 2h sword||70 Attack|
|9||Gorgonite 2h sword||80 Attack|
|10||Promethium 2h sword||90 Attack|
|11||Primal 2h sword||99 Attack|