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This article is about the Longsword. For the Shortsword, see Rune sword.

The Rune longsword is a longsword stronger than the Adamant weapons, and is also stronger than the Rune scimitar. Like all Rune weapons, it requires 40 attack to wield. It is also the second strongest longsword available to free players after the Corrupt dragon longsword. The Rune longsword can do more damage and is more accurate than the Rune scimitar since it has a higher strength and slash bonus. It also possesses the highest defensive bonuses of any free-to-play rune weapon. In pay-to-play it is exceeded by Rune claws. Players can make a Rune longsword with the Smithing skill at level 91 using two Rune bars, giving the player 150 Smithing experience. When you cast the spell High Alchemy on this item you will get 19,200 coins. Before the Rune scimitar made a popularity breakthrough, the Rune longsword was the most popular weapon used by free-to-play players. Players may purchase a Rune longsword at the Grand Exchange in Varrock. It can also be bought from Scavvo in the Champions' Guild or the weapon shop in Keldagrim or obtained as a reward from Level 3 Treasure trails.

The Rune longsword is considered by many to be the second-best non-members weapon, surpassed only by the Rune scimitar due to its slightly faster attack speed, but there are also people who say that Rune longsword or Rune sword, which also has better attack speed than scimitar, hold that title. Some also claim that it depends upon what attack and strength levels you have. Those who support that theory often believe that the higher attack you have compared to your strength, the more reason you have to use rune longsword, and vice-versa. A thing that has been proven is that this is dependant on what you fight, but very many argue that the difference is too small to be a matter.

Rune longswords may also be more effective against foes in chainbodies or against dragons.  This is because it provides a decent stab bonus, while a Rune scimitar has a near-useless stab.  The Rune longsword provides more flexible fighting options, so you may be able to train against certain monsters better with it than with the scimitar.

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A player wielding a Rune longsword.
A player wielding a Rune longsword.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+38 +47 -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 (%)
+49 +0 +0 +0%
Speed: File:speed5.gif

Shop locations

This item can also be bought or sold at:

  • Scavvo's Rune Store in the Champion's guild.
  • Most people buy it from the Grand Exchange, which is recommended as the price is much cheaper compared to the shop.

Combat styles

Image:CombatStyles_Longswords.png Name Combat style Type Melee experience
Chop Accurate Slash Attack
Slash Aggressive Slash Strength
Lunge Controlled Stab Shared (Attack, Strength, Defence)
Block Defensive Slash Defence


  • On 28 July 2009, the Animation Pack 1 update changed the appearance and attack animations of the Rune longsword to what it currently is today, along with the Godswords, Rune and Dragon Scimitars, the Dragon Longsword and the Abyssal Whip. The old inventory icon of the Rune longsword was File:Rune longsword.PNG
  • On 23 July 2009, five days before the scheduled update, the Rune 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.
  • A player wielding the Rune Longsword will hold it pointing upward, compared to the Adamant Longsword which is held pointing forward.

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


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