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Mithril equipment is equipment stronger than black equipment and weaker than adamant equipment. As with all mithril items, it has a dark blue colour. Mithril items are often mistaken for rune. They are also notably popular because it is relatively light compared to equipment made of other metals, and yet provides a decent defensive bonus. During PVP this comes in handy as a lot of running from other players is needed.



Mithril weapons give medium attack bonuses. Players require an Attack level of 20 to wield them. Mithril is more expensive than black, though many players are often seen wearing it due to the significant increase in weapon and armour bonuses compared to black and it is a very popular weapon type for Free-to-play (or F2P) players, largely because black weapons are more rare than mithril weapons because players cannot make black weapons. However, mithril weapons are often hard to sell on the Grand Exchange as a result of their easy availability. As well, mithril weapons are often confused with rune, leading to frustration of players during woodcutting or mining who want to know what type of hatchet or pickaxe the competition is using.
Mithril Weapons as seen in RuneScape Classic.

The weapons

Please note: Defenders do not count as weapons since they are used in the shield slot, but do provide decent attack and strength bonuses.


Mithril armour (also known as mith armour) is the fourth-highest-quality armour in the standard spectrum of metal armours (from bronze to dragon). Mithril armour requires 20 Defence to wear. A full set consists of a mithril full helmet, platebody and platelegs/-skirt and a kiteshield, and would usually sell for around 7,000 coins.


Generally, mithril sets are considered "good armour with good protection" for those with low defence. Since they are inexpensive and rather easy to obtain, mithril armour sets are used in PvP worlds by even higher levelled players, however, this is more uncommon than lower levelled players wearing it.
Mithril Armour as seen in RuneScape Classic.

Pieces of Armour 


A full set of mithril armour (full helmet, platebody, platelegs or plateskirt and kiteshield) has the following bonuses:

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A male player wearing a full set of Mithril armour, along with boots and gloves.
A male player wearing a full set of Mithril armour, along with boots and gloves.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 1 -65 -21
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+101 +102 +89 -12 +99 +50
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 0 ?


  • Mithril (also called "truesilver") is a fictional metal invented by J.R.R. Tolkien for his fantasy writings (Lord of the Rings, etc). Notable is a mithril chainmail shirt worn by Bilbo and then Frodo, described by the former as "light as a feather, but as hard as dragon scales". This may not be completely accurate in RuneScape, but full mithril is lighter than (for example) steel armour, which weighs 60 kg; because of this, one could conclude that Jagex wished to make a tribute to Tolkien.
  • During one of the updates, Jagex accidentally made the Mithril Pickaxe require a smithing level of 555. This has been fixed now.

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