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Melee weapons are more commonly used than other weapons available, because they do not require ammunition to use, unlike most Magic or Ranged weapons. Most types of basic weapons come in eight different kinds of metal, while higher tiered weapons can be made from monster or boss drops.

TypesEdit

Melee weapons fit into many general categories. No type is superior to any other, as they vary in attack style, and speed/damage. In general, weapons of the same tier (eg: Steel) have the same damage per second ratio, with two-handed weapons dealing the combined damage of a one-handed weapon and its off-hand of the same tier.

Weapon Speed Type Availability Handedness Notes
Dagger Fastest Stab weakness icon Stab F2P icon Main/Off Hand The fastest and generally the cheapest of all melee weapons, making it a good choice for those on a budget. It is the first weapon that players can smith upon gaining access to a new metal.
Hatchet Fast Slash weakness icon Slash F2P icon Main Hand Intended for Woodcutting. It is not recommended to use either Hatchets or Pickaxes as weapons, as their damage-per-second is halved relative to other weapons of their level.
Pickaxe Average Crush weakness icon Crush F2P icon Main Hand Intended for Mining. It is not recommended to use either Hatchets or Pickaxes as weapons, as their damage-per-second is halved relative to other weapons of their level.
Sword Fast Stab weakness icon Stab F2P icon Main/Off Hand An uncommonly seen weapon. It is slower than the dagger, but hits harder to compensate, making it roughly as useful.
Mace Fastest Crush weakness icon Crush F2P icon Main/Off Hand Equally as fast as a dagger. However, maces are unique among other weapons of a given metal in that they carry a prayer bonus which makes them useful for those who make heavy use of Prayer, especially in player killing scenarios.
Scimitar Fastest Slash weakness icon Slash F2P icon Main/Off Hand A very popular weapon that can hit just as fast as a mace or dagger, but is also equally weak. Scimitars are, however, generally more expensive than daggers and maces and do not carry the latter's prayer bonus.
Longsword Fast Slash weakness icon Slash F2P icon Main/Off Hand Slower than scimitars, maces, and daggers, but can deal the same damage per hit as a shortsword of the same metal type, except with slashing impact instead of stabbing. Although its speed is slightly slower than that of a scimitar, its extra damage makes it just as suitable.
Warhammer Average Crush weakness icon Crush F2P icon Main/Off Hand A powerful weapon that sacrifices speed for damage per hit. It is not commonly used because of its slow speed.
Battleaxe Average Slash weakness icon Slash F2P icon Main/Off Hand Identical to a warhammer of the same metal type, except it causes slashing impact instead of crushing. Like the warhammer, the battleaxe's slow speed makes it an uncommon sight.
Two-handed sword Average Slash weakness icon Slash F2P icon Two-Handed One of the most powerful basic weapons, but it sacrifices both speed and the ability to be used with the offhand slot, as its name suggests. However, it can be used with two-handed abilities, many of which can cause large amounts of damage.
Halberd Average Slash weakness icon Slash P2P icon Two-Handed This two-handed members-only weapon is equally strong (and slow) as a two-handed sword. It has the unique ability to reach over small obstacles (such as tables, fences etc.)
Spear Average Stab weakness icon Stab P2P icon
F2P icon(Dungeoneering only)
Two-Handed This two-handed members-only weapon serves as the stabbing equivalent of a two-handed sword.
Hasta Fast Stab weakness icon Stab P2P icon Main Hand This weapon is identical to the shortsword in every way, except that it does not have offhand equivalents.
Claws Fastest Slash weakness icon Slash P2P icon Main/Off Hand A members-only slashing weapon that is functionally identical to the scimitar, with the only differences being cosmetic.
Maul Average Crush weakness icon Crush P2P icon
F2P icon(Dungeoneering only)
Two-Handed These powerful two-handed weapons mainly appear in Daemonheim, though players can access other mauls such as the Granite maul or Tzhaar-ket-om. Also available is the Chaotic maul, a reward from Dungeoneering.
Whip Fastest Slash weakness icon Slash P2P icon Main Hand The whip is an uncommon weapon type that is functionally similar to a scimitar, in that it hits low for its level, but quickly to compensate for the relatively low hits. The most notable whip is the Abyssal whip, a level 70 weapon.
Rapier Fast Stab weakness icon Stab F2P icon Main/Off Hand Rapiers are primarily found in Daemonheim, though players can access other rapiers such as the Chaotic rapier and Drygore Rapier outside of Daemonheim. They are identical to shortswords in every aspect.
Defender Fastest Stab weakness icon Stab P2P icon Off Hand Defenders are off-hand equipment that provide both offensive and defensive bonuses. They are non-tradeable and can only be obtained sequentially starting from the lowest tier. Bronze through Dragon defenders can be obtained from the Heroes' Guild while higher tier defenders are made from boss drops.

RequirementsEdit

Melee weapons are generally based on the attack stat, with some exceptions. Many weapons require multiple stats.

Attack Level Type
1 Bronze weapons
TzHaar whip 1
10 Iron weapons
TzHaar whip 2
20 Steel weapons
TzHaar whip 3
25 Black weapons
White weapons (after Wanted! and with sufficient White Knight rank)
30 Mithril weapons
TzHaar whip 4
40 Adamant weapons
TzHaar whip 5
50 Rune weapons
TzHaar whip 6
55 Gravite equipment (with 45 Dungeoneering)
Granite maul and Granite mace (with 55 Strength)
Keris (after Contact!)
60 Dragon weapons
Obsidian weapons
Barrelchest anchor (with 40 Strength, after The Great Brain Robbery)
TzHaar whip 7
70 Abyssal whip
Crystal equipment (after Plague's End)
Superior dragon weapons (requires Wilderness hilt to upgrade Dragon weapons)
Blisterwood weapons (after The Branches of Darkmeyer)
Guthan's warspear and Verac's flail
Torag's hammer and Dharok's greataxe (with 70 Strength)
Akrisae's war mace (with 70 Magic and Prayer, after Ritual of the Mahjarrat)
75 Zamorakian Spear
Saradomin sword
Godswords
Abyssal Vine Whip (with 80 Slayer)
78 Ancient Warriors' Equipment
Korasi's sword (after The Void Stares Back)
80 Chaotic equipment (with 80 Dungeoneering)
Attuned crystal equipment (after Plague's End)
Linza's hammer (after Kindred Spirits)
85 Dragon Rider lance
Lava whip
Blade of Avaryss and Blade of Nymora
Ripper claws
Tetsu swords (Requires completion of Tetsu swords scroll and 92 Smithing to make)
Mizuyari
90 Drygore weaponry
Noxious scythe
Dominion sword (can only be used in the Dominion Tower)
92 Zaros godsword

Type AvailabilityEdit

Metal Materials: 1-60 AttackEdit

Weapon type Weapon type available in following metal?
Bronze Iron Steel Black White P2P icon Mithril Adamant Rune Dragon P2P icon
Levels 1 Attack 10 Attack 20 Attack 25 Attack 25 Attack 30 Attack 40 Attack 50 Attack 60 Attack
Dagger Bronze daggerOff-hand bronze dagger Iron daggerOff-hand iron dagger Steel daggerOff-hand steel dagger Black daggerOff-hand black dagger White dagger Mithril daggerOff-hand mithril dagger Adamant daggerOff-hand adamant dagger Rune daggerOff-hand rune dagger Dragon daggerOff-hand dragon dagger
Sword Bronze swordOff-hand bronze sword Iron swordOff-hand iron sword Steel swordOff-hand steel sword Black swordOff-hand black sword White sword Mithril swordOff-hand mithril sword Adamant swordOff-hand adamant sword Rune swordOff-hand rune sword X mark
Scimitar Bronze scimitarOff-hand bronze scimitar Iron scimitarOff-hand iron scimitar Steel scimitarOff-hand steel scimitar Black scimitarOff-hand black scimitar White scimitar Mithril scimitarOff-hand mithril scimitar Adamant scimitarOff-hand adamant scimitar Rune scimitarOff-hand rune scimitar Dragon scimitarOff-hand dragon scimitar
Mace Bronze maceOff-hand bronze mace Iron maceOff-hand iron mace Steel maceOff-hand steel mace Black maceOff-hand black mace White mace Mithril maceOff-hand mithril mace Adamant maceOff-hand adamant mace Rune maceOff-hand rune mace Dragon maceOff-hand dragon mace
Longsword Bronze longswordOff-hand bronze longsword Iron longswordOff-hand iron longsword Steel longswordOff-hand steel longsword Black longswordOff-hand black longsword White longsword Mithril longswordOff-hand mithril longsword Adamant longswordOff-hand adamant longsword Rune longswordOff-hand rune longsword Dragon longswordOff-hand dragon longsword
Hatchet Bronze hatchet Iron hatchet Steel hatchet Black hatchet X mark Mithril hatchet Adamant hatchet Rune hatchet Dragon hatchetInferno adze
Battleaxe Bronze battleaxeOff-hand bronze battleaxe Iron battleaxeOff-hand iron battleaxe Steel battleaxeOff-hand steel battleaxe Black battleaxeOff-hand black battleaxe White battleaxe Mithril battleaxeOff-hand mithril battleaxe Adamant battleaxeOff-hand adamant battleaxe Rune battleaxeOff-hand rune battleaxe Dragon battleaxeOff-hand dragon battleaxe
Warhammer Bronze warhammerOff-hand bronze warhammer Iron warhammerOff-hand iron warhammer Steel warhammerOff-hand steel warhammer Black warhammerOff-hand black warhammer White warhammer Mithril warhammerOff-hand mithril warhammer Adamant warhammerOff-hand adamant warhammer Rune warhammerOff-hand rune warhammer Dragon warhammerOff-hand dragon warhammer
Two-handed sword Bronze 2h sword Iron 2h sword Steel 2h sword Black 2h sword White 2h sword Mithril 2h sword Adamant 2h sword Rune 2h sword Dragon 2h sword
Pickaxe Bronze pickaxe Iron pickaxe Steel pickaxe X mark X mark Mithril pickaxe Adamant pickaxe Rune pickaxe Dragon pickaxeGilded dragon pickaxeImcando pickaxeImcando pickaxe (e)
Spear P2P icon Bronze spear Iron spear Steel spear Black spear X mark Mithril spear Adamant spear Rune spear Dragon spear
Hasta P2P icon Bronze hasta Iron hasta Steel hasta X mark X mark Mithril hasta Adamant hasta Rune hasta Dragon hasta
Claws P2P icon Bronze clawOff-hand bronze claw Iron clawOff-hand iron claw Steel clawOff-hand steel claw Black clawOff-hand black claw
White claw
Off-hand white claw
Mithril clawOff-hand mithril claw Adamant clawOff-hand adamant claw Rune clawOff-hand rune claw Dragon clawOff-hand dragon claw
Halberd P2P icon Bronze halberd Iron halberd Steel halberd Black halberd White halberd Mithril halberd Adamant halberd Rune halberd Dragon halberd
Defender P2P icon Bronze defender Iron defender Steel defender Black defender X mark Mithril defender Adamant defender Rune defender Dragon defender

Non-Metal Materials: 55-92 AttackEdit

55 Attack

60 Attack

Granite equipment Granite maulGranite maul
Gravite weaponry Gravite rapierOff-hand gravite rapierGravite longswordOff-hand gravite longswordGravite 2h sword
Obsidian equipment Toktz-xil-akTzhaar-ket-emTzhaar-ket-omToktz-xil-ek

70 Attack

75 Attack

80 Attack

Barrows equipment Dharok&#039;s greataxeGuthan&#039;s warspearVerac&#039;s flailTorag&#039;s hammerAkrisae&#039;s war maceCorrupted defender Linza&#039;s hammer
Blisterwood weapons Blisterwood polearmBlisterwood sickle Off-hand blisterwood sickle
Chaotic weaponry Chaotic rapierOff-hand chaotic rapierChaotic longswordOff-hand chaotic longswordChaotic clawOff-hand chaotic clawChaotic maulChaotic spear
Crystal equipment Crystal daggerOff-hand crystal daggerCrystal halberdCrystal pickaxeCrystal hatchet Attuned crystal daggerOff-hand attuned crystal daggerAttuned crystal halberd
God Wars Dungeon weaponry Zamorakian spearSaradomin swordArmadyl godswordBandos godswordSaradomin godswordZamorak godsword Ancient defender
Superior dragon weapons Superior dragon daggerSuperior off-hand dragon daggerSuperior dragon clawSuperior off-hand dragon clawSuperior dragon longswordSuperior off-hand dragon longswordSuperior dragon maceSuperior off-hand dragon maceSuperior dragon scimitarSuperior off-hand dragon scimitar
Void Knight equipment Korasi&#039;s swordJessika&#039;s sword
Whips Abyssal whip Abyssal vine whip

78 Attack

88 Attack
Sunspear Sunspear (melee)
Statius's equipment Statius&#039;s warhammer Superior Statius&#039;s warhammer
Vesta's equipment Vesta&#039;s longswordVesta&#039;s spear Superior Vesta&#039;s longswordSuperior Vesta&#039;s spear

85 Attack

90 Attack

92 Attack

Drygore weaponry Drygore longswordOff-hand drygore longswordDrygore maceOff-hand drygore maceDrygore rapierOff-hand drygore rapierKalphite defender
Heart of Gielinor weaponry Dragon Rider lanceBlade of NymoraBlade of Avaryss Zaros godsword
Noxious weaponry Noxious scythe
Whips Lava whip

Combat StatsEdit

Gravite weaponryEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Gravite rapier Gravite rapier 55 Rapier 673 983 F2P icon
Off-hand gravite rapier Off-hand gravite rapier 55 Rapier 336 983 F2P icon
Gravite longsword Gravite longsword 55 Longsword 673 983 F2P icon
Off-hand gravite longsword Off-hand gravite longsword 55 Longsword 336 983 F2P icon
Gravite 2h sword Gravite 2h sword 55 2h sword 1229 983 F2P icon

Granite equipmentEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Granite maul Granite maul 55 Maul 1229 983 P2P icon
Granite mace Granite mace 55 Mace 528 983 P2P icon

Obsidian equipmentEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Toktz-xil-ak Toktz-xil-ak 60 Sword 735 1132 P2P icon
Tzhaar-ket-em Tzhaar-ket-em 60 Mace 576 1132 P2P icon
Tzhaar-ket-om Tzhaar-ket-om 60 Maul 1341 1132 P2P icon
Toktz-xil-ek Toktz-xil-ek 60 Dagger 576 1132 P2P icon

Barrows equipmentEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Dharok&#039;s greataxe Dharok's greataxe 70 2h 1564 1486 P2P icon
Guthan&#039;s warspear Guthan's warspear 70 Spear 1564 1486 P2P icon
Verac&#039;s flail Verac's flail 70 2h mace 1564 1486 P2P icon
Torag&#039;s hammer Torag's hammer 70 Maul 1564 1486 P2P icon
Akrisae&#039;s war mace Akrisae's war mace 70 2h mace 1564 1486 P2P icon
Linza&#039;s hammer Linza's hammer 80 Mace 768 1924 P2P icon
Corrupted defender Corrupted defender 70 Defender 168 1486 P2P icon

God Wars Dungeon weaponryEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Zamorakian spear Zamorakian spear 75 Spear 1676 1694 P2P icon
Saradomin sword Saradomin sword 75 2h sword 1378 1694 P2P icon
Armadyl godsword Armadyl godsword 75 2h sword 1676 1694 P2P icon
Bandos godsword Bandos godsword 75 2h sword 1676 1694 P2P icon
Saradomin godsword Saradomin godsword 75 2h sword 1676 1694 P2P icon
Zamorak godsword Zamorak godsword 75 2h sword 1676 1694 P2P icon
Ancient defender Ancient defender 80 Defender 192 1924 P2P icon

Crystal equipmentEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Crystal dagger Crystal dagger 70 Dagger 672 1486 P2P icon
Off-hand crystal dagger Off-hand crystal dagger 70 Dagger 336 1486 P2P icon
Crystal halberd Crystal halberd 70 Halberd 1564 1486 P2P icon
Crystal pickaxe Crystal pickaxe 70 Pickaxe 428 1486 P2P icon
Crystal hatchet Crystal hatchet 70 Hatchet 521 1486 P2P icon

Attuned crystal equipmentEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Attuned crystal dagger Attuned crystal dagger 80 Dagger 768 1924 P2P icon
Off-hand attuned crystal dagger Off-hand attuned crystal dagger 80 Dagger 384 1924 P2P icon
Attuned crystal halberd Attuned crystal halberd 80 Halberd 1788 1924 P2P icon

Chaotic weaponryEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Chaotic rapier Chaotic rapier 80 Rapier 980 1924 P2P icon
Off-hand chaotic rapier Off-hand chaotic rapier 80 Rapier 490 1924 P2P icon
Chaotic longsword Chaotic longsword 80 Longsword 980 1924 P2P icon
Off-hand chaotic longsword Off-hand chaotic longsword 80 Longsword 490 1924 P2P icon
Chaotic claw Chaotic claw 80 Claw 768 1924 P2P icon
Off-hand chaotic claw Off-hand chaotic claw 80 Claw 384 1924 P2P icon
Chaotic maul Chaotic maul 80 Maul 1788 1924 P2P icon
Chaotic spear Chaotic spear 80 Spear 1788 1924 P2P icon

Heart of Gielinor weaponryEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Dragon Rider lance Dragon Rider lance 85 Halberd 1788 2458 P2P icon
Blade of Nymora Blade of Nymora 85 Rapier 768 2458 P2P icon
Blade of Avaryss Blade of Avaryss 85 Rapier 384 2458 P2P icon
Zaros godsword Zaros godsword 92 2h sword 2056 2577 P2P icon

Drygore weaponryEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Drygore longsword Drygore longsword 90 Longsword 1102 2458 P2P icon
Off-hand drygore longsword Off-hand drygore longsword 90 Longsword 551 2458 P2P icon
Drygore mace Drygore mace 90 Mace 864 2458 P2P icon
Off-hand drygore mace Off-hand drygore mace 90 Mace 432 2458 P2P icon
Drygore rapier Drygore rapier 90 Rapier 1102 2458 P2P icon
Off-hand drygore rapier Off-hand drygore rapier 90 Rapier 551 2458 P2P icon

Noxious weaponryEdit

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy  Members
Noxious scythe Noxious scythe 90 Halberd 2011 2458 P2P icon

BlackjacksEdit

Item Requirements Damage Accuracy Notes
Oak-blackjack Oak-blackjack 10 Thieving 9 110 Given by Ali the Operator during The Feud.
Willow-blackjack Willow-blackjack 20 Thieving 9 110 Can be bought from the Blackjack seller in Pollnivneach.
Maple blackjack Maple blackjack 30 Thieving 9 381 Must have started The Feud quest by talking to Ali Morrisane.
Rubber blackjack Rubber blackjack None 9 110 Can be bought from Dodgy Derek in the Thieves' Guild for one coin after the blackjack part in The Feud and two capers have been completed.
Oak blackjack (o) Oak blackjack (o) 10 Attack, 10 Thieving 96 202
Willow blackjack (o) Willow blackjack (o) 20 Attack, 20 Thieving 192 316
Maple blackjack (o) Maple blackjack (o) 30 Attack, 30 Thieving 288 381
Oak blackjack (d) Oak blackjack (d) 10 Defence, 10 Thieving 9 202
Willow blackjack (d) Willow blackjack (d) 20 Defence, 20 Thieving 9 316
Maple blackjack (d) Maple blackjack (d) 30 Defence, 30 Thieving 9 381

Kitchen weaponryEdit

Kitchen weaponry are members only weapons that can be bought from the Culinaromancer's chest. To buy and wield more advanced kitchen weapons the player must complete the Recipe for Disaster subquests.

Item Attack-icon Level Type Damage Accuracy Same stat weapon Must have completed:
Wooden spoon Wooden spoon 1 Longsword 48 110 Bronze longsword One subquest
Egg whisk Egg whisk 1 Dagger 48 110 Bronze dagger One subquest to buy, two to wield
Spork Spork 10 Sword 122 202 Iron sword Two subquests to buy, three to wield
Spatula Spatula 10 2h sword 223 202 Iron two-handed sword Three subquests to buy, four to wield
Frying pan Frying pan 20 Mace 192 316 Steel mace Four subquests to buy, five to wield
Skewer Skewer 30 Longsword 367 454 Mithril longsword Five subquests to buy, six to wield
Rolling pin Rolling pin 40 Mace 384 628 Adamant mace Six subquests
Kitchen knife Kitchen knife 40 Sword 490 628 Adamant sword Seven subquests
Meat tenderiser Meat tenderiser 40 Mace 384 628 Adamant mace Eight subquests to buy, final battle to wield
Cleaver Cleaver 40 Longsword 490 628 Adamant longsword Final battle

List of Other Melee WeaponsEdit

MachetesEdit

Dorgeshunn WeaponsEdit

Void Knight EquipmentEdit

Slayer WeaponsEdit

MjolnirsEdit

Decorative (Castle Wars)SwordsEdit

Silver and Blisterwood WeaponsEdit

MiscellaneousEdit

Infestation

A player fighting with Guthan's warspear.

Quest weaponsEdit

Discontinued WeaponsEdit

Fun weaponsEdit

Fun weapons are special low-damage weapons. In non-PvP areas, they can sometimes be used to hit other players for no damage.

See AlsoEdit

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