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Saradomin sword
Saradomin sword
Release date 17 October 2013 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 78,000 coins
Low Alch 52,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 621,663 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 3 kg
The incredible blade of an Icyene.
Saradomin sword detail

The Saradomin sword is the personal weapon of Commander Zilyana, the Saradominist general within the God Wars Dungeon. It can be obtained as a rare drop from Commander Zilyana, or as a very rare drop from her bodyguards. It is a two-handed sword which requires 70 Attack to wield.

Unlike most two-handed weapons in the game, it has an attack speed of 6 - matching that of a shortsword.

Wielding this sword in the Bandit Camp (Kharidian Desert) will cause the bandits there to become hostile.

Players can attach Saradomin's tear to the Saradomin sword to create Saradomin's blessed sword, which has a +18 higher slash, +6 higher strength bonus, and a different special attack. This process, however, will cause the sword to be consumed, and cannot be undone.

Hover over image for type Saradomin sword equipped
A player wielding a Saradomin sword.
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +82 +60 +0 +0
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

2h slotlist

+82 0 0% +2
Monster attack speed 6

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles 2hsword Combat Style Type Experience
Chop Slash Attack and Hitpoints
Slash Slash Strength and Hitpoints
Smash Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Slash Defence and Hitpoints

Special attackEdit

Saradomin's Lightning

A player performing the Saradomin sword's special attack, Saradomin's Lightning.

The Saradomin sword has a special attack, Saradomin's Lightning, that deals 10% more melee damage and 1-16 extra magic damage. This special attack consumes 100% of the wielder's special attack energy.

If the melee attack misses, then the magic attack will fail. However, the melee attack can still hit a 0 with the magic-based still activating (similar to Guthan's healing a 0 hit). Players receive 2 Magic experience for each point of damage caused by the magical hit.


The Saradomin sword is identical to the abyssal whip in strength bonus, slash attack bonus and attack speed whilst also offering a secondary crush attack style along with a small prayer bonus.

Notably, the sword can be used to train Strength, as unlike the whip, it has an "aggressive" attack style. However, since the whip is a one-handed weapon and can therefore be used in conjunction with a shield or a defender, the whip is generally the better option unless one wishes to gain Strength experience, or has need for crush attacks.

As several weapons of similar tier were later introduced into Old School Runescape, the Saradomin sword has since fallen out of popularity as the "best" weapon for training Strength. However, the sword is still comparable in power to other level 70 weapons, especially when cost efficiency is taken into account.

This weapon is a common selection among combat pures, as their lower Defence levels leave little options for strength bonus in off-hand items. Furthermore, the Saradomin sword lacks a "controlled" attack style and features an alternate "defensive" attacking animation, both of which can help players avoid inadvertently gaining Defence experience.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Commander Zilyana 596 1 4; Rare (1/127)
Bree 146 1 5; Very rare (1/5,400)
Growler 139 1 5; Very rare (1/5,400)
Starlight 149 1 5; Very rare (1/5,400)


  • The Saradomin sword uses the same idle and combat animations as the Godsword.

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