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There are many different types of weapons in RuneScape. Most are member-only. The free-players' weapons are divided into seven types: Bronze, Iron, Steel, Black Knight, Mithil, Addy, and Runite. Members have nine. White Knight and Dragon Each type requires a level of attack. There are also bows, Crossbows, etc. Most are member-only. In each type, there are a set of different weapons. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Bronze is weakest and Runite is the most powerful free-player. There are also quest weapons that are obtained by completing a specific quest.

Even though they are not weapons, there are some tools that can be used as weapons. Specifically Axes and Pickaxes. Information on these as weapons are on the Tools page.

Quest Weapons[edit]

Note there are more member quest weapons than free-players. A LOT more.

  • Blurite Sword- Knight Sword Quest (Need to make two, one for quest and one for self. Get twice the amount you originally needed)
  • SiverLight-Demon Slayer (Find the three keys)

Combat weapons[edit]

Bronze weapons[edit]

Market price
  • Bronze Dagger: 5 gp
  • Bronze Mace: 10 gp
  • Bronze Sword: 15 gp
  • Bronze Longsword: 20 gp
  • Bronze Scimitar: 25 to 35 gp
  • Bronze Warhammer: 25 to 40 gp
  • Bronze Battleaxe: 50 gp
  • Bronze 2h Sword: 60 gp

Iron weapons[edit]

Market price
  • Iron Dagger: 20 gp
  • Iron Mace: 25 gp
  • Iron Sword: 30 gp
  • Iron Longsword: 50 gp
  • Iron Scimitar: 60 to 110 gp
  • Iron Warhammer: 60 to 100 gp
  • Iron Battleaxe: 100 gp
  • Iron 2h Sword: 150 to 200 gp

Black weapons[edit]

Market price
  • Black Dagger: 100 to 125 gp
  • Black Mace: 2,000 to 3,000 gp
  • Black Sword: 400 to 500 gp
  • Black Longsword: 800 to 1,000 gp
  • Black Scimitar: 3,000 to 5,000 gp
  • Black Warhammer: 2,000 to 3,000 gp
  • Black Battleaxe: 1,000 to 1,500 gp
  • Black 2h Sword: 2,500 to 3,000 gp

Steel weapons[edit]

Market price
  • Steel Dagger: 75 gp
  • Steel Mace: 125 gp
  • Steel Sword: 150 to 200 gp
  • Steel Longsword: 250 to 300 gp
  • Steel Scimitar: 250 to 400 gp
  • Steel Warhammer: 400 to 500 gp
  • Steel Battleaxe: 500 to 600 gp
  • Steel 2h Sword: 800 to 1,200 gp

Mithril weapons[edit]

Market price
  • Mithril Dagger: 500 gp
  • Mithril Mace: 500 to 600 gp
  • Mithril Sword: 600 to 650 gp
  • Mithril Longsword: 1,000 gp
  • Mithril Scimitar: 1,000 to 2,000 gp
  • Mithril Warhammer: 2,000 to 3,000 gp
  • Mithril Battleaxe: 1,500 to 2,500 gp
  • Mithril 2h Sword: 2,500 to 3,000 gp

Adamant weapons[edit]

Market price
  • Adamant Dagger: 800 gp
  • Adamant Mace: 1,500 to 2,000 gp
  • Adamant Sword: 2,000 gp
  • Adamant Longsword: 3,000 to 4,000 gp
  • Adamant Scimitar: 4,000 to 5,000 gp
  • Adamant Warhammer: 4,000 to 5,500 gp
  • Adamant Battleaxe: 2,000 to 4,000 gp
  • Adamant 2h Sword: 3000 to 5,500 gp

Rune weapons[edit]

Market price
  • Rune Dagger: 5,000 to 6,000 gp
  • Rune Mace: 25,000 to 27,500 gp
  • Rune Sword: 10,000 to 15,000 gp
  • Rune Longsword: 20,000 to 25,000 gp
  • Rune Scimitar: 25,000 to 30,000 gp
  • Rune Warhammer: 35,000 to 45,000 gp
  • Rune Battleaxe: 45,000 to 50,000 gp
  • Rune 2h Sword: 45,000 to 55,000 gp
  • Rune Halberd: 85,000 to 120,000 gp

Abyssal (Member item)[edit]

Market price
  • Abyssal whip 1.4-1.5mil

Granite (Member item)[edit]

Market price
  • Granite Maul: 80,000 - 120,000gp

Dragon (Member item)[edit]

Market price
  • Dragon longsword: 90,000-110,000 gp
  • Dragon dagger: 30,000 gp
  • Dragon poison dagger: 45,000 gp
  • Dragon superpoison dagger: 50,000-60,000 gp
  • Dragon battle axe: 150,000- 210,000 gp
  • Dragon mace: 45,000-55,000 gp
  • Dragon scimitar: 94,000- 101,000 gp
  • Dragon axe: 1.6million- 1.8 million
  • Dragon 2h sword: 1 million - 1.1million
  • Dragon Claws: 24 million- 27 million

Rune (Member item)[edit]

Market price
  • Rune claws: 20k
  • Rune arrows: 300-400 gp each

Staves[edit]

Market price
  • Staff: 10 gp
  • Magic staff: 100 to 200 gp
  • Staff of Air: 1,000 to 1,500 gp
  • Staff of Water: 1,000 to 1,500 gp
  • Staff of Earth: 1,000 to 1,500 gp
  • Staff of Fire: 1,000 to 1,500 gp
  • Mystic Lava Staff: 80k to 300k

Ranged weapons[edit]

Ranged weapons add to a character’s Ranged Attack Bonus when used.

Members have many different kinds of weapons they could use while ranging. These weapons include darts, throwing knives, javelins, and throwing axes. Members who have completed the Roving Elves quest can also use the famous Crystal Bow.

Bows[edit]

Below is a table with info about bows. "Lvl Needed" means ranged level needed to wield that bow. "Att Value" means how much that bow adds to your ranged attack.

Bow Lvl needed Att Bonus Market price Notes MO
Short Bow 1 +8 25 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Long Bow 1 +8 50 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Oak Short Bow 5 +14 50-100 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Oak Long Bow 5 +14 70-160 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Willow Short Bow 20 +20 60-100 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Willow Long Bow 20 +20 80-320 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Maple Short Bow 30 +29 150-400 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. This is the highest bow a free person can wield. No
Maple Long Bow 30 +29 200-601 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. This is the highest bow a free person can wield. No
Yew Short Bow 40 +47 Can only be bought from other players. Yes
Yew Long Bow 40 +47 Can only be bought from other players. Yes
Magic Short Bow 50 +69 Can only be bought from other players. This bow has a "special", which allows you to do something special a certain number of times. Yes
Magic Long Bow 50 +69 Can only be bought from other players. This bow has a "special", which allows you to do something special a certain number of times. Yes

Specials[edit]

The magic short bow (commonly referred to as the MSB) and the magic long bow (also known as the MLB) both have specials.

When you equip one of these bows, if you click on the icon with the two swords crossing each other, and look at the bottom, you will see a bar and the word "special". When you are about to fire, you click on the "special bar". When you've clicked on it, the word "special" will highlight, and when you shoot your next arrow, you will do the special.

Each special also has a drain rate. A 50% drain rate means if you use the special once, your special bar will go down 50%. The special bar takes time to recharge.

The magic long bow's special allows you to shoots an arrow with a chance to hit higher than normal. Using the special reduces your special bar by 35%, so you can use it twice in a row, and then let the bar recharge.

The magic short bow's special allows you to shoot two arrows at once. Using the special reduces your special bar by 55%, making you wait a few seconds to let it recharge to use it again.

Many people prefer the MSB over the MLB as the MSB allows you to shoot faster and has a very good special.

Crystal bow[edit]

After completing the Roving Elves quest members can buy and use these. It is amazing as it does not require ammunition of any kind, say goodbye to arrows! However, like the Crystal Shield, it has the bad habit of decaying over time until it goes back into its seed state at which point it can be recharged. It decays 10 times every 2500 shots, once it has decayed 6 times it is equal to the magic shortbow and as such becomes almost useless. One way players can get around this is by buying two bows, use one bow until it almost decays and switch to the other which will then decay instead (this works as the rate of decay is tied to the player, Jagex has threatened to change this system), this way the player can use a fully charged bow half of the time. But most players still prefer non-decaying equipment and will stick to magic shortbows.

Arrows[edit]

Arrows are used with your bow as weapons, or ammunition (ammo). The better the arrow, the higher you can hit, but you'll need a better bow to fire the better arrows. Free players can use all arrows except rune.

"Bow required" means the minimum bow you need to use those arrows. The price of the arrows are store prices and not street prices.

Name Bow required Market price Location MO
Bronze Arrows Any 10-20 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Iron Arrows Any 15-30 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock for about 18 gold ea. or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Steel Arrows Oak 30-45 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Mithril Arrows Willow 45-90 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Adamant Arrows Maple 150-200 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock or from the archer in Rimmington, southwest of Falador. No
Rune Arrows Yew 300-400 Can be bought from the Ranged Guild. Yes

Crossbows and bolts[edit]

A crossbow is similar to a bow, but instead you hold it with one hand, thus allowing you to wield a shield. However, crossbows only give +6 ranged attack value.

Crossbows are seldom used now, as they are slower than bows and their bolts take time to get. Bows are recommended over crossbows.

Name Range level required Ranged Attack Bonus Market price Notes MO
Crossbow 1 +6 25-100 Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock. It also respawns in the wilderness. No
Phoenix Crossbow 1 +6 100-200 This is obtained during the Shield of Arrav quest. Rumoured to hit harder than crossbow, though unconfirmed. No
Bolts ??? ??? 5-20 Similar to iron arrows. Can be bought from Lowe's Archery Store in Varrock. It also respawns in the wilderness. No
Pearl Tipped Bolts ??? ??? ??? Similar to steel arrows. Yes
Opal Tipped Bolts ??? ??? ??? Similar to mithril arrows. Yes
Barbed Tipped Bolts ??? ??? ??? Similar to adamant arrows. Made by attaching barb tips on normal bolts. Barb tips are found in the Ranged guild. Yes

Darts[edit]

Darts can only be made after you have completed The Tourist Trap. To make them, see the fletching guide. Darts are very fast, thus giving good exp, though take time to make. There are 6 different kinds of darts, listed below.

Name Ranged Attack Bonus Market Price MO
Bronze Darts ??? ??? Yes
Iron Darts ??? ??? Yes
Steel Darts ??? ??? Yes
Mithril Darts ??? ??? Yes
Adamant Darts ??? ??? Yes
Rune Darts ??? ??? Yes

Throwing knives[edit]

Throwing knives can be smithed. Throwing knives are very fast and are easy to make. They are good for gaining exp. There are 6 different kinds of throwing knives, listed below.

Name Ranged Attack Bonus Market Price MO
Bronze Throwing Knives +4 13gp-14gp Yes
Iron Throwing Knives ??? ??? Yes
Steel Throwing Knives ??? ??? Yes
Mithril Throwing Knives ??? ??? Yes
Adamant Throwing Knives ??? ??? Yes
Rune Throwing Knives ??? ??? Yes

Javelins[edit]

Javelins are a monster drop and can be bought from the Ranged Guild. They are slow, but hit good. They are not recommended for gaining exp, as they're just too slow compared to shooting arrows with a bow. There are 6 different kinds of javelins, listed below.

Name Ranged Attack Bonus Market Price MO
Bronze Javelins +5 ??? Yes
Iron Javelins +8 ??? Yes
Steel Javelins +12 ??? Yes
Mithril Javelins +17 ??? Yes
Adamant Javelins +24 ??? Yes
Rune Javelins +38 ??? Yes

Note: You can wield a shield with javelins.

Throwing axes[edit]

Throwing axes can be bought from the Ranged Guild. They are very slow, but powerful. However, they are not recommended for gaining exp, as they're just too slow compared to shooting arrows with a bow. There are 6 different kinds of throwing axes, listed below.

Name Ranged Attack Bonus Market price MO
Bronze Throwing Axes +4 ??? Yes
Iron Throwing Axes +5 ??? Yes
Steel Throwing Axes +8 ??? Yes
Mithril Throwing Axes +12 ??? Yes
Adamant Throwing Axes +17 ??? Yes
Rune Throwing Axes +26 ??? Yes

Note: You can wield a shield with throwing axes.