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The rune javelin is a type of members ranged ammunition used by ballistae. They are the third strongest type of javelin, rivalled by the amethyst javelin and dragon javelin.

They can be fletched by attaching rune javelin heads to javelin shafts at level 77 Fletching, granting 186 experience per 15 javelins made. They can also be obtained by buying them from the Ranging Guild, the Void Knight Archery Store or from Oobapohk's Javelin Store after Monkey Madness II.

Dropping monsters

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Iron dragon 189; 215 4 2; Common
Steel dragon 246; 274 2–7 2; Common
Mithril dragon 304 8 2; Common
Rare drop table Varies 5 3; Uncommon


  • Before the release of Monkey Madness II, rune javelins were equippable in the weapon slot, providing +38 Ranged Attack and +42 Ranged Strength.
  • On 31 October 2016, the rune javelin's Ranged Strength bonus was changed from +145 to +124.[1]


  1. Mod Archie. "Ballista/Javelin Stat Changes." October 31, 2016. Old School Announcements Forums.