For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand rune throwing axe.
Rune throwing axe detail

The rune throwing axe is a Ranged throwing weapon and is the third most powerful type of throwing axe. To wield a rune throwing axe the player must have at least 50 Ranged.

As it is a one-handed projectile, the rune throwing axe can be wielded with a shield for protection or an off-hand weapon for offence.

Combat Stats
RequirementsRune thrownaxe equipped
50 Ranged
Ranged RangedMain hand slot
Average (3.6s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses


Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe ×5
Smithing-Make-X GE icon
75 XP-1,705
Smithing Smithing level92
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Rune barRune bar12,9852,985

Special attack

The rune throwing axe has a special attack called Chain Hit which hits the target and bounces to up to 3 more targets nearby dealing up to 100% weapon damage. It can bounce to the original target, hitting it twice. This appears to only happen when there is a third target to bounce to; if there are only two targets in range it will not bounce back to the original target. It consumes 10% adrenaline. Due to the very short cooldown and cost, it could be spammed repeatedly for reasonable amounts of area damage for its level.

The off-hand rune throwing axe is not required to use this special attack.

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ninja implingN/A50Common
Brutal green dragon1052Rare

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Authentic Throwing WeaponsRanging Guild698Coins 250Coins 2Yes
Valaine's Shop of ChampionsFirst floor of
Champions' Guild
698Coins 250Coins 5No


[FAQ] • [doc]


  • The rune throwing axe is one of two rune weapons to feature a special attack; the other weapon is the rune claw and its off-hand counterpart.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, the special attack consumed 10% special attack energy per target hit.
  • As with all throwing axes, the rune throwing axe looks somewhat similar to a battleaxe of the same metal.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, this weapon could not be smithed.
  • Previously, when the special attack was initiated, the axe briefly looks like it was made of steel. After the Evolution of Combat update, it is now invisible before it starts the flying animation. However, during the flying animation it still resembles a rune throwning axe prior to the graphical update.
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