Rune claws
Rune claws
Release date 9 August 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 7,200 coins
Low Alch 4,800 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 12,000 coins
Exchange price 6,932 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 0 kg
A set of fighting claws.
Rune claws detail

Rune claws are a two handed melee weapon. They are the second strongest pair of claws. To wield them, a player must have at least 40 Attack.

Rune claws can be obtained either by using the Smithing skill to make a pair, or trading with another player. The requirements for making them, is completing the Death Plateau quest, along with 98 Smithing. To make them use a rune bar (with another in the inventory) on an anvil, with a hammer in the inventory. This will grant the player 150 Smithing experience.

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A player wielding rune claws
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+26 +38 -4 +0 +0
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+10 +19 +5 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

2h slotlist

+39 +0 +0% +0
Monster attack speed 6

Combat styles

CombatStyles claws Combat style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Slash Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Lunge Stab Shared
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints

Special attack


A player using the rune claws' special attack, Impale.

Rune claws have a special attack, Impale, which consumes 25% of the player's special attack energy, and deals 10% increased damage, but increases the time until the next attack by one tick (0.6 seconds), and delays the actual special attack itself by the same amount of time. They are one of two rune metal weapons to have a special attack, the other being the rune throwing axe.

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ninja impling N/A (hunter) 1 2; Common