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The Dragon longsword is the second strongest longsword available, the strongest being Vesta's longsword. It can only be wielded by members who have at least 60 Attack and who have completed the Lost City quest. The Dragon longsword has a special attack, Cleave, which increases damage for one hit while using 25% of the special attack energy bar. Dragon scimitars and longswords have similar-looking special animations. It was once the best weapon available in RuneScape. It is a rare drop from Revenant dragons, Greater reborn warriors, and the Corporeal beast.

The dragon longsword can be purchased in the Zanaris marketplace for 100,000 coins, although it is strongly recommended to buy it from other players either through the Grand Exchange or simply trading, as you are required to pay the lofty price of one diamond to enter the marketplace. It can also be obtained by looting a Dragon impling found in either the Impetuous Impulses minigame or roaming around RuneScape.

The longsword is a favorite for medium level players buying their first Dragon weapon as it has a low cost, yet can still inflict reasonable damage. It is known to hit over 60 with the special attack. For a long time, prior to the introduction of the Abyssal whip, this was the weapon of choice for both player killing and training. The weapon suffers from a stereotype in which it is labelled a "noob" weapon, due to its popularity with inexperienced and/or medium level players. Despite this, it can be considered one of the best one-handed melee weapons in the game. Many middle to high level combat players prefer this over the Dragon scimitar because it is has an easier quest requirement, it is more accurate, and the longsword's stat bonuses are slightly higher.

Like all longswords, it is a one-handed weapon. Its holding position is similar to the position in which the Blurite sword is held, although when walking/running, its holding position is the same as any other longsword. The Dragon longsword, paired with a Rune defender, is a cheap option when fighting the Corporeal beast for those who do not wish to spend money on a Dragon halberd or Zamorakian spear.

Around April 2009, Dragon longswords suffered a harsh price drop. From 13 May 2009, it had gone down from 95k to 67k, a 29.5% drop. The price decline has since stopped and the Dragon longsword's price has now returned to the 100k price range.

As with all Dragon equipment this item cannot be made from raw materials using the smithing skill. The Dragon platebody and the Dragon sq shield can be smithed from their component parts.

Bonuses
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A player wielding a Dragon longsword
A player wielding a Dragon longsword
A player uses the Cleave special attack
A player uses the Cleave special attack
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+58 +69 -2 0 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 +3 +2 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+71 0 +0 0
Speed: File:speed5.gif

Trivia

The Dragon Longsword as seen in RuneScape Classic.
  • On 28 July 2009, the Animation Pack 1 update changed the appearance and attack animations of the Dragon longsword to what it currently is today, along with the Godswords, Rune and Dragon Scimitars, the Rune Longsword, Dharok's greataxe, and the Abyssal whip. The old inventory icon of the Dragon longsword was File:Dragon longsword.png
  • On 23 July 2009, five days before the scheduled update, the Dragon longsword 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.
  • Before the 28 July 2009 graphic update, a player would appear taller wielding a Dragon longsword than a Dragon dagger.
  • When a player uses the special attack, the glowing blade looks like the old appearance of the Dragon longsword.
  • The Dragon two-handed sword's new look is similar to the longsword, which outraged many players who bought the two-handed sword.

See also

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This article uses material from the "Dragon longsword" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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