Rune battleaxe
Rune battleaxe
Release date 27 February 2002 (Update)
Members only? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 24,960 coins
Low Alch 16,640 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 24,614 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 2 kg
A vicious looking axe.

The rune battleaxe is the third strongest battleaxe in RuneScape, with the leaf-bladed battleaxe being the strongest and the dragon battleaxe being the second strongest. Like all rune weapons, it requires 40 Attack to wield.

Players may make a rune battleaxe with a Smithing level of 95 by using 3 rune bars at an anvil with a hammer, giving the player 225 Smithing experience. 

Any monster that has access to the rare drop table can also drop the rune battleaxe.

Hover over image for type Rune battleaxe equipped
A player wielding a rune battleaxe.
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
-2 +48 +43 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 -1
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Weapon slotlist

+64 0 0% +0
Monster attack speed 4

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles battleaxe Combat Style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Hack Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints

The rune battleaxe's main attack is a slashing style, with a crushing secondary attack which is only slightly less accurate than the main attack. The main slashing attack is available in all melee fighting styles except controlled, whereas the secondary crushing attack is only available as an aggressive style.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Mithril dragon 304 1 2; Common
Rare drop table Varies 1 3; Uncommon (3/128)
Obor 106 1 3; Uncommon
Ice Troll 120 1 3; Uncommon
Dark beast 182 1 3; Uncommon
Iron dragon 189 1 3; Uncommon
Grotesque Guardians 266; 366 1 3; Uncommon
Ogress Warrior 82 1 4; Rare
Ogress Shaman 82 1 4; Rare