Bronze 2h swordIron 2h swordSteel 2h swordBlack 2h swordWhite 2h swordMithril 2h swordAdamant 2h swordRune 2h swordDragon 2h swordGravite 2h swordSaradomin godswordZaros godsword
Slot 2-handed
Style Slash
Average (3.6s)
Rune 2h sword equipped

A player wielding a rune two-handed sword.

The Two-handed sword is one of the slowest but most powerful weapons in any metal set. It is a two-handed slashing weapon, so it cannot be wielded with a shield, although to compensate it gives players access to abilities that cannot be used with one-handed weapons. It is the one of the only Free-to-play melee weapon with this characteristic with the exception of the golden hammer obtained from a golden cracker, the Easter carrot, and the scythe all of which are from special events or holidays.

All players can buy two-handed swords in Gaius' Two Handed Shop in Burthorpe.

History and usage

Two-handed swords were the first choice of weapons in RuneScape Classic because there was no difference in speed between weapons, meaning someone could quickly and easily kill a player with this. After the transition to RuneScape 2, its popularity dropped because of the implementation of the aforementioned speed differences, making a two-handed sword only capable of one strike in the time a scimitar could make two.

It is relatively common in F2P (Free To Play) player killing, where it is used to make finishing blows. Before the Evolution of Combat, Free to play rangers would most often bring a two-handed sword to finish fights as they did not have a ranged weapon efficient in finishing blows. As a "surprise" weapon, it was similar to using the Obsidian maul, Granite maul, or Dragon dagger.

In a game update a while ago[source needed], the two-handed sword was given new, realistic, and more fluid animations. Before the major update, the two-handed swords were wielded in one hand leaning on the player's shoulder. About two years before that update they were held in one hand like a normal, right-handed weapon, and the hilts of the two-handed swords looked slightly different. Because of this, the price had increased, especially in the case of the Rune 2h sword, which some players were selling for as much as 90-100k (although the Grand Exchange price is now about 36,735 coins). With this update, the two-handed sword was the only weapon with different animations for every attack option. Wielding any two-handed sword used to make the player's cape (if any) billow in the breeze, a unique animation. NPCs that use two-handed swords in this stance often do not have the cape animation.

Since the Evolution of Combat, two-handed swords are held over the shoulder in a similar stance to how they were at the start of RuneScape 2.

Types of two-handed swords

Main-handOff-hand Attributes Style bonusPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
Bronze 2h swordBronze 2h sword1 Slash 111 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,073
Iron 2h swordIron 2h sword10 Slash 223 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - -4,100
Steel 2h swordSteel 2h sword20 Slash 447 316 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,825
Black 2h swordBlack 2h sword25 Slash 558 381 - - - 0 0 0 - - -5,896
White 2h swordWhite 2h sword25 Slash 558 381 - - - 0 0 0 - - -4,484
Mithril 2h swordMithril 2h sword30 Slash 670 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -3,569
Adamant 2h swordAdamant 2h sword40 Slash 894 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,231
Rune 2h swordRune 2h sword50 Slash 1117 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -36,735
Gravite 2h swordGravite 2h sword55 Slash 1229 983 - - - 0 0 0 - - -40,000 Dungeoneering token
Dragon 2h swordDragon 2h sword60 Slash 1341 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -134,445
Saradomin swordSaradomin sword75 Crush 1378 1694 - - - 0 0 2 - - -320,220
Saradomin godswordGodsword75 Slash 1676 1694 - - - 0 0 4 - - -See Godsword
Zaros godswordZaros godsword92 Slash 2056 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,014,827,801

Special two-handed swords

All of these are members only, with the exception of the Keenblade.

Dungeoneering two-handed swords

These two-handed swords can only be obtained and used during Dungeoneering.

Table of 2h swords
TierItemLevels to use
1Novite 2h sword Novite 2h sword1 Attack-icon Attack
2Bathus 2h sword Bathus 2h sword10 Attack-icon Attack
3Marmaros 2h sword Marmaros 2h sword20 Attack-icon Attack
4Kratonite 2h sword Kratonite 2h sword30 Attack-icon Attack
5Fractite 2h sword Fractite 2h sword40 Attack-icon Attack
6Zephyrium 2h sword Zephyrium 2h sword50 Attack-icon Attack
7Argonite 2h sword Argonite 2h sword60 Attack-icon Attack
8Katagon 2h sword Katagon 2h sword70 Attack-icon Attack
9Gorgonite 2h sword Gorgonite 2h sword80 Attack-icon Attack
10Promethium 2h sword Promethium 2h sword90 Attack-icon Attack
11Primal 2h sword Primal 2h sword99 Attack-icon Attack
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