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The rune battleaxe is the second strongest battleaxe in RuneScape, with the dragon battleaxe being the strongest and the adamant battleaxe being the third 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. 

The rune battleaxe is also found on the rare drop table.

Combat styles

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 monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Mithril dragon 304 1 2; Common
Obor 106 1 3; Uncommon
Ice Troll 120 1 3; Uncommon
Dark beast 182 1 3; Uncommon
Iron dragon 189 1 3; Uncommon


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