For the item found in the Alchemist's Playground, see Rune longsword (Mage Training Arena).
For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand rune longsword.
Rune longsword detail

The rune longsword is a level 50 longsword. Like all rune weapons, it requires 50 Attack to wield. It is the third strongest longsword available to free players after the corrupt dragon longsword and gravite longsword, although it is the strongest non-degradable longsword available in F2P.

It can be obtained as a reward from Level 3 Treasure Trails, or rarely from Shades of Mort'ton silver key chests.

Combat Stats
RequirementsRune longsword equipped
50 Attack
Attack MeleeMain hand slot
Fast (3.0s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses


Rune longsword Rune longsword
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
150 XP-17,883
Smithing Smithing level91
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Rune barRune bar22,9855,970

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Casket (CS Week)N/A1Common
General Graardor210; 6241Common
Security casket (CS Week)N/A1Common
Ancient ranger1031Rare
Black dragon1001Rare
Bronze dragon861Rare
Iron dragon981Rare
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A1Rare
Silver key blackN/A1Rare
Silver key brownN/A1Rare
Silver key crimsonN/A1Rare
Silver key purpleN/A1Rare
Silver key redN/A1Rare
Undead troll77; 81; 86; 951Rare
Blissful shadow1121Uncommon
Crystal Shapeshifter1121Uncommon
Exiled kalphite guardian981Uncommon
Exiled kalphite marauder98; 1071Uncommon
Frost dragon1121Uncommon
Gold keyN/A1Uncommon
Gorilla akh1111Uncommon
Ivory Bre'egth (cursed)821Uncommon
Ivory Gromblod (cursed)821Uncommon
Ivory Shredflesh (cursed)821Uncommon
King Black Dragon2761Uncommon
Kree'arra210; 5801Uncommon
Manifest shadow1261Uncommon
Mature grotworm981Uncommon
Red dragon841Uncommon
Shade Catacombs/RewardsN/A1Uncommon
Spiritual mage49; 981Uncommon
Spiritual warrior49; 981Uncommon
Truthful shadow981Uncommon
Wyvern (elite)1331Uncommon
Sandy CasketN/A1Unknown
Sandy Casket (red)N/A1Unknown
Nechryael961Very rare
Nechryael (elite)1061Very rare
Revenant demon841Very rare

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Scavvo's Rune StoreChampions' Guild16,680Coins 100Coins 10No


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Like most other swords, on 12 April 2011, the rune longsword received an update changing its grip when held by a player.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat the rune longsword was widely considered to be the second-best non-degrading non-members weapon, surpassed only by the rune scimitar. However, this belief was controversial because many players considered the rune sword (rune shortsword), which has the same attack speed as the scimitar, to be superior.
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