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Weapons are wieldable items a player can use to inflict damage in combat.

Artwork of Runescape's weapons.

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Basic melee weapons

A player using a Granite mace to fight.

These weapons are more commonly used than the other weapons available, because they don't have to be replaced unless upon death. Most types of basic melee weapons come in eight different kinds of metal.

Most weapons have a primary attack mode in all three attack styles and a secondary mode in the aggressive or controlled style. The secondary mode is normally weaker, but may be more appropriate to your target.

Chainmail armour is weaker against stabbing; platemail is weaker against crushing, while the slash attack is highly effective against cloth, leather or unarmoured targets. Against monster hide, the most effective style varies. The only absolute defence against a particular attack is the Protect from Melee prayer, or the occasional NPC that requires something special to kill them, so you will still hit with the "wrong" attack and weapon, just not as often and with less damage (or not even at all, in the case of monsters like vampyres).

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Weapon groups

The whole idea of having multiple weapon types is that one weapon type should not be all-conquering, or there would be not much point having the others. Overall, though, popular weapon types for each style are:

Stab

Slash

Crush

There are also a variety of 'novelty weapons' available. They do deal out very little, if any, damage.

The various groups of weapons are summarised below. The level of Strength in each class is not definitive:

Weapon Speed/Strength Primary/Secondary Notes
Dagger Fast/Weakest Stab/Slash The first item that can be smithed in any metal. Generally (but not always) has higher stats than a sword of the weaker metal. Daggers are primarily stabbing weapons, though they have a decent slash attack. Members can poison daggers to great effect. Dragon Daggers are discoloured upon poisoning, making the tip of the dagger a bright green colour. The dragon dagger was a popular Pking weapon and is still commonly used in PvP combat
Hatchet Medium/Weak Crush/Slash Intended for Woodcutting, but can be used as a weapon.
Pickaxe Medium/Weak Stab/Crush Intended for Mining, but can be used as a weapon.
Sword Fast/Medium Stab/Slash Better than a dagger, and just as fast, although it cannot be poisoned. This makes it unpopular. However, Free-to-play players can find it useful.
Mace Medium/Medium Crush/Stab The crush attack is better against platemail, and the prayer bonus can be useful. It also features a controlled stabbing attack.
Scimitar Fast/Strong Slash/Stab An excellent slashing weapon against cloth or leather, and average against chainmail, but weak against platemail. The secondary stabbing attack is rather inefficient against some armour, but better against chainmail. It is in the controlled style, and yields equal experience to Attack, Strength, and Defence. The dragon scimitar was the most popular weapon for Pking, along with the abyssal whip and dragon dagger. But it doesn't have a very good strength bonus. Nonetheless, the rune scimitar is considered to be one of the best training weapons for melee in the free world.
Longsword Medium/Strong Slash/Stab Slower than a scimitar, but has higher strength and attack bonuses, especially in terms of its controlled stab attack. It may be hard to see which metal is being wielded.
Warhammer Slow/Strong Crush An uncommon crushing-only weapon with no specialist store open to non-members. It's right in the middle of the Smithing scale for any metal. This weapon is good to dent other warriors' platemail. It also offers the best attack bonuses among all the basic one-handed weapons.
Battleaxe Slow/Stronger Slash/Crush Provides a better strength bonus than the warhammer, but not as effective in the secondary crush attack. It is considered to be a rather effective Pking weapon. The Battleaxe is the strongest 1-handed weapon in the melee weaponry class.
Two-handed sword Slowest/Strongest Slash/Crush The most powerful of the basic weapons, but also the slowest. Furthermore, as its name suggests, the two-handed sword cannot be used with a shield. It may be a good secondary weapon for the ranged fighter, as their bow cannot be used with a shield anyway. This weapon has no specialist store open to non-members; the store is located in Taverley.
Halberd Slowest/Strongest Stab/Slash About as slow as the two-handed sword and slightly less powerful, and a shield cannot be equipped with it. However, it can reach over small obstacles (such as tables, fences etc.)
Spear Medium/Medium Stab/Slash/Crush This two-handed members-only weapon is one of only two classes in the game that can use all three attack styles. The spear has an average attack speed, features controlled style for each attack style, and can be poisoned. Its bonuses are not as high as other weapons', and the only way to train Attack or Strength with it is to use one of the controlled styles. It can be poisoned with Karambwan paste.
Hasta Medium/Medium Stab/Slash/Crush This weapon is identical to the spear in every way, except that it is a one-handed weapon compared to the two-handed spear and that it has negative Defence bonuses, although this can be countered by wearing a shield. This weapon may be poisoned with Karambwan paste.
Claws Fast/Medium Slash/Stab A members-only weapon that is similar to the sword, except that it is two-handed and is primarily a slashing weapon. It cannot be poisoned.
Maul Slow(est)/Strongest Crush Does not follow the standard metal scale (Bronze-Dragon). It is also is 2-handed. You usually get them either in granite or obsidian.
Abyssal Whip Fast/Strong Slash Does not follow the standard metal scale (Bronze-Dragon). The Abyssal Whip has a high experience rate in training Attack and Defence but the only way to train Strength is to use the controlled style. They can be used with a shield. It's recommended to use a rune defender.

Italics indicate decent effectiveness in a weapon's secondary style compared to its primary style. (Less than 20% difference in bonuses)

A player wielding a Dragon two-handed sword.

Strength scale (Rune-based)

  • Weakest: Under 29
  • Weak: 29 to 34
  • Medium: 34 to 43
  • Strong: 44 to 49
  • Stronger: 50 to 70
  • Strongest: 80+

Weapon requirements

Attack Level Type
1 Bronze weapons
1 Iron weapons
5 Steel weapons
10 Black weapons
10 White weapons1
20 Mithril weapons
30 Adamant weapons
40 Rune weapons
50 Granite maul and Granite mace (with 50 Strength)
60 Dragon weapons
70 Zamorak Spear
70 Saradomin sword
70 Abyssal whip
70 Barrows weapons2
70 Barrows weapons (with 70 Strength)3
75 Godswords
78 Ancient Warriors' Equipment

Weapons are made of different metals, some stronger and more expensive than others. Higher Attack levels allow wielding weapons of better metals. For example, a player needs an Attack level of 10 to wield a black weapon, whereas the player would need level 20 to wield a mithril weapon.

Almost all metal weapons can be smithed, except for halberds and anything black, White,dragon (Dragon and barrows armour cannot be smithed, only repaired). The table above shows what level is needed to wield a certain metal. (until the recent quest Perils of Ice Mountain, pickaxes were unsmithable.)

1Wanted! must be completed.
2Guthan's warspear and Verac's flail.
3Torag's hammers and Dharok's greataxe.

Weapons table

Bronze Iron Steel Black White Mithril Adamant Rune Dragon
Dagger Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Sword Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes No
Scimitar Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Mace Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Longsword Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Hatchet Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Battleaxe Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Warhammer Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes No
Two-handed sword Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes members only Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Pickaxe Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes members only
Spear Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only No Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only
Hasta Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only No No Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only No
Claws Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only
Halberd Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only Yes members only

Other melee weapon types

Members have access to more powerful weapons than the basic ones. However, because of their power, they are much more expensive than the basic weapons.

TzHaar

A player fighting with Guthan's warspear.

Barrows

Miscellaneous

Quest weapons, fun weapons, and blackjacks

Quest weapons

A player fighting with the Darklight.

Blackjacks

Fun weapons

Kitchen weaponry

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.

The weapons:

Free-to-play magic

The weapons listed below can be used in free-to-play. While they can be used in melee, they are more powerful when used to cast Magic in combat.

Staves

Member magic weapons

Weapon requirements

Level Type
1 Staff, Magic staff, Elemental staves
30 Battlestaves (with 30 Attack)
40 Mystic staves (with 40 Attack)
50 Ancient staff
65 Lunar staff
70 Ahrim's staff (with 70 Attack)
78 Zuriel's staff (with 78 Attack)

Members have a wide assortment of magic weapons at their disposal.

Battlestaffs

Mystic staffs

God staffs

Barrows

Slayer

TzHaar

A player using a Magic weapon to fight.

Mage Training Arena wands

Miscellaneous

Non-member ranged weapons

Free players have a limited amount of weapons they can use for ranged attacks.

Longbows

Shortbows

Crossbows

Composite bows

Member ranged weapons

Members have a wide range of ranged weapons at their disposal.

Bows

Italics-Members only

Image Bow Level Bonus Notes
Training bow Training bow 1 +8 Can be bought from Beefy Bill in Lumbridge.
Shortbow Shortbow 1 +8 Can be bought or claimed as a sample from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock
Longbow Longbow 1 +8 Can be bought or claimed as a sample from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock.
Oak shortbow Oak shortbow 5 +14 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington.
Oak longbow Oak longbow 5 +14 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington.
Willow shortbow Willow shortbow 20 +20 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington.
Willow longbow Willow longbow 20 +20 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington.
Maple shortbow Maple shortbow 30 +29 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington. This is the highest shortbow non-members can use.
Maple longbow Maple longbow 30 +29 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington. This is the highest longbow non-members can use.
Yew shortbow Yew shortbow 40 +47 Can be bought from other players or made with the fletching skill.
Yew longbow Yew longbow 40 +47 Can be bought from other players or made with the fletching skill.
Magic shortbow Magic shortbow 50 +69 Can be bought from other players or made with the fletching skill. This bow also has a special attack.
Magic longbow Magic longbow 50 +69 Can be bought from other players or made with the fletching skill. This bow also has a special attack.
Seercull Seercull 50 +69 Can be bought from players or dropped by Dagannoth Supremes or Greater Reborn Rangers. This bow also has a special attack.
Dark bow Dark bow 60 +95 Can be bought from players or dropped by Dark beasts. Fires two arrows at once. This bow also has a special attack.
Crystal bow Crystal bow 70 (with 50 Agility) +100/+64 Does not use arrows, can be purchased from other players when unused. Degrades with use, initially +100 bonus.

With the addition of free sample items in certain stores, the Training bow and arrows are not available to use by new players.  A free Shortbow and some bronze arrows can be claimed at Lowe's Archery Emporium  in Varrock every half hour, and you can get 30 Air and Mind runes from Aubury every 30 minutes, who is also in Varrock.

The ranged and magic tutors can be found at Lumbridge, in a sort of training centre, North of the General Store (marked by an empty flour pot on the mini-map.)

Because of the time limit of 30 minutes, when your Ranged level gets higher, it is wasting your time waiting for the 30 minutes to be up, so you can get more bronze Arrows. At around Level 5 Ranged it would pay to switch to the Oak shortbow with Iron arrows.

Miscellaneous

Arrows

Arrows are used for ammunition with bows. The better the arrow, the higher damage a player can deal. However, players require certain bows to use certain arrows. Non-members can only use bronze to adamant arrows. All arrows except the training arrows can be fletched by members.

Italics- Members only

Image Arrow Bow required Location
File:Trainingarrow.gif Training arrows Training Can be bought from Beefy Bill in Lumbridge.
Bronze arrows Bronze arrows Any Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock.
Iron arrows Iron arrows Any Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock.
Steel arrows Steel arrows Oak Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington.
Mithril arrows Mithril arrows Willow Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington.
Adamant arrows Adamant arrows Maple Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from Brian's Archery Supplies in Rimmington.
Rune arrows Rune arrows Yew Can be bought from the Ranging Guild, can be bought from other players or can be fletched.
Broad Arrow Broad arrows Magic Can be bought from any Slayer Master, used to kill Turoths and Kurask, and can be traded.
Dragon arrows Dragon arrows Dark Can be fletched by materials dropped by Dragon implings.
A player using a Ranged weapon to fight.

Crossbows

The selection of non-member crossbows is very limited. Only the Crossbow and the Phoenix crossbow are available. They both give the same bonuses.

Italics- Members only.

Image Name Level Bonus Bolts
Crossbow Crossbow 1 +6 Bronze bolts
Phoenix crossbow Phoenix crossbow 1 +6 Bronze bolts
Bronze crossbow Bronze crossbow 1 +18 Bronze bolts
Blurite crossbow Blurite crossbow 16 +30 Up to blurite bolts
Iron crossbow Iron crossbow 26 +42 Up to iron bolts
Dorgeshuun crossbow Dorgeshuun crossbow 28 +42 Up to iron bolts/bone bolts. This crossbow cannot use enchanted or gem-tipped bolts.
Steel crossbow Steel crossbow 31 +54 Up to steel bolts
Mithril crossbow Mithril crossbow 36 +66 Up to mithril bolts/mithril grapples
Adamant crossbow Adamant crossbow 46 +78 Up to adamant bolts
Zanik's crossbow Zanik's crossbow 46 +78 Up to adamant bolts (including bone bolts, but excluding enchanted bolts)
Hunter's crossbow Hunter's crossbow 50 +55 Kebbit bolts only
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 61 +90 Up to rune bolts
Karil's crossbow Karil's crossbow 70 +84 Bolt racks only

Composite Bows

A player fighting with a Seercull.

Thrown Weapons

All throwing weapons are members only.

Darts

Darts can be forged from Bronze, Iron, Steel, Mithril, Adamantite, Rune and Dragon. Each metal bar can make ten Dart Tips. Darts can be poisoned and are stackable. Black and Dragon Darts are available but cannot be smithed by players. Darts can only be made after completing the Tourist Trap quest.

Throwing knives

Throwing knives are poisonable, and can be forged by players from Bronze, Iron, Steel, Mithril, Adamantite, and Rune. Each metal bar yields five Throwing Knives. Black Throwing Knives are only dropped by Shadow Warriors ,Imperial Guard members, and cyclopes in the warrior's guild.

Thrownaxes

Throwing Axes come in Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, Mithril, Adamantite, and Rune. They can only be bought from a shop in the Ranging Guild. The Rune Throwing Axe has a special attack ("Chain Hit") that, when activated in a multicombat zone with multiple enemies nearby, will bounce from enemy to enemy up to 10 times(10% special bar used per enemy hit).

Javelins

Javelins are stackable and made out of Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black, Mithril, Adamantite, and Rune. Javelins can be found as drops from defeated monsters and can also be purchased inside the Ranging Guild. Javelins are notoriously slow and are generally considered to be the most unpopular out of the one-handed Ranging weapons.

Chinchompas

Miscellaneous

Salamanders

Can be used as Ranged, Magic or Melee weapons*. They are Members only and are obtained using the Hunter skill.

*It has been reported that while doing the Knight's Training ground mini-quest (unlocked upon completion of the "King's Ransom" quest), the salamanders are not registered as a melee weapon, even while on the melee setting (This is relevant because you are permitted only to use melee weapons while in the training ground).

See also


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

SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

Ranged weapon is a type of weapon used to deal damage to a target from a range. All ranged weapons deal either energy damage or kinetic damage. Some ranged weapons can deal an additional elemental damage type: heat, cold, acid, or electricity.

Ranged weapons

  • Pistol - short range blasters (typically higher speeds, lower damage, lower special costs)
  • Carbine - medium range blasters (average speeds, damage, and special costs)
  • Rifle - long range blasters (typically lower speeds, but higher damage & higher special costs)
  • Heavy weapon - high damage projectile weapons with slow firing rates and inherent state effects
Equipment
Armor Assault  ·  Battle  ·  Reconnaissance  ·  Faction  ·  Cybernetics
Clothing Jedi (robes, cloaks)  ·  Ithorian  ·  Wookiee ·  Wearable containers
Jewelry Necklaces  ·  Bracelets  ·  Rings  ·  Sets
Weapons
Melee weapons Unarmed  ·  One-handed  ·  Two-handed  ·  Polearms  · Lightsabers
Ranged weapons Pistols  ·  Carbines  ·  Rifles  ·  Heavy

This article uses material from the "Ranged weapon" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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