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This article is about longswords. For shortswords, see shortsword.
Bronze longswordIron longswordSteel longswordBlack longswordWhite longswordMithril longswordAdamant longswordRune longswordDragon longsword
Primary type Slash
Secondary type Stab
Speed Monster attack speed 5
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Longswords are medium-speed slashing weapons used in melee combat. While they have a slower attack speed than scimitars, longswords are able to hit higher in a single attack. Many players prefer them to two-handed swords both because a shield can be equipped with a longsword, and because longswords have a faster attack speed. Scimitars, however, have been proven to deal more damage over the course of fights due to having higher attack speeds than longswords. Like all slashing weapons, longswords are good against cloth and leather armour.

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles longsword Combat Style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Slash Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Lunge Stab Shared
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints

Normal longswordsEdit

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon
Bronze longsword Bronze longsword +4 +5 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +7 0 0 0
Iron longsword Iron longsword +6 +8 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +10 0 0 0
Steel longsword Steel longsword +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 0
Black longsword Black longsword +13 +18 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 0
White longsword White longsword +13 +18 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 +1
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword +15 +20 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +22 0 0 0
Adamant longsword Adamant longsword +20 +29 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +31 0 0 0
Rune longsword Rune longsword +38 +47 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +49 0 0 0
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword +58 +69 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +71 0 0 0

Other longswordsEdit

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon
Blurite sword Blurite sword +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +10 0 0 0
Silverlight Silverlight +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 +1 0 +12 0 0 0
Darklight Darklight +10 +16 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 +2 0 +13 0 0 0
Red decorative sword Red decorative sword +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 0
White decorative sword White decorative sword +15 +20 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +22 0 0 0
Gold decorative sword Gold decorative sword +20 +29 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +31 0 0 0
Excalibur Excalibur +20 +29 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 +1 0 +25 0 0 0
Granite longsword Granite longsword +56 +65 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +62 0 0 0
3rd age longsword 3rd age longsword +60 +72 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +75 0 0 0

Longswords vs. ScimitarsEdit

In short, scimitars have better DPS against most monsters than longswords and are better suited for PvM and training melee stats. Longswords have slightly higher strength bonuses which gives them higher possible maximum hits. This makes longswords better suited for PvP than scimitars. Overall, it is recommended to get a scimitar over a longsword whenever possible.

The scimitar and longsword are very similar weapons as they are both slash weapons and have nearly the same attack bonus for slash. However, scimitars have an attack speed of 4 while longswords have an attack speed of 5. This lets scimitars attack 1 tick (about 0.6 seconds) faster. Longswords have slightly higher strength bonuses than their scimitar counterpart, which gives them an additional +1 to the maximum hit.

Comparing the two weapons, the scimitar will hit 25% faster in exchange for 1 damage to the max hit. This makes them better to use than the longsword in most situations.

It gets more complicated as other factors come into play, such as enemy's defence bonuses, the player's Attack and Strength levels, and the player's attack bonuses from other gear. As a simple example, dragons are relatively weak to stab. Longswords have a much higher attack bonus for stab than scimitar and will do more DPS, assuming the player is using the stab attack style on the scimitar. Scimitars will still do more DPS to dragons than longswords if the slash style is used for the scimitar, even if the longsword is used on stab.

TriviaEdit

  • All longswords give +3 slash defence and +2 crush defence.

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