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This article is about longswords. For shortswords, see shortsword.
Bronze longswordIron longswordSteel longswordBlack longswordWhite longswordMithril longswordAdamant longswordRune longswordDragon longsword
Primary type Slash
Secondary type Stab
Speed Monster attack speed 5
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Longswords are medium-speed slashing weapons used in melee combat. While they have a slower attack speed than scimitars, longswords are able to hit higher in a single attack. Many players prefer them to two-handed swords both because a shield can be equipped with a longsword, and because longswords have a faster attack speed. Scimitars, however, have been proven to deal more damage over the course of fights due to having higher attack speeds than longswords. Like all slashing weapons, longswords are good against cloth and leather armour.

Longswords vs. ScimitarsEdit

While Longswords offer higher strength and attack bonuses, they are one tick slower than scimitars. There is a 3 second delay between blows with a Longsword, whereas with a Scimitar, the delay is only 2.4 seconds. This equates to 20 attacks per minute with a Longsword as compared to 25 attacks per minute with a Scimitar. The extra 5 blows per minute usually outweigh any damage or accuracy boost a longsword will give. However, the extra five hits, due to the lower accuracy and strength of a scimitar, may be 0s or low hits, as opposed to more accurate or stronger hits with a longsword. Conducting accurate tests to compare the two weapon types, although attempted, have never brought about conclusive evidence of superiority due to the many factors that must be accounted for, such as enemy defence and Attack level. For the most part, it's merely personal preference as to which is a better weapon. However, there are factors to consider in choosing which weapon to use. Those who want attack speed over power should choose a scimitar. Those who want power over speed and an effective stabbing attack should choose a longsword.

Normal longswordsEdit

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon
Bronze longsword Bronze longsword +4 +5 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +7 0 0 0
Iron longsword Iron longsword +6 +8 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +10 0 0 0
Steel longsword Steel longsword +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 0
Black longsword Black longsword +13 +18 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 0
White longsword White longsword +13 +18 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 +1
Mithril longsword Mithril longsword +15 +20 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +22 0 0 0
Adamant longsword Adamant longsword +20 +29 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +31 0 0 0
Rune longsword Rune longsword +38 +47 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +49 0 0 0
Dragon longsword Dragon longsword +58 +69 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +71 0 0 0

Special longswordsEdit

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon
Blurite sword Blurite sword +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +10 0 0 0
Silverlight Silverlight +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 +1 0 +12 0 0 0
Darklight Darklight +10 +16 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 +2 0 +13 0 0 0
Red decorative sword Red decorative sword +9 +14 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +16 0 0 0
White decorative sword White decorative sword +15 +20 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +22 0 0 0
Gold decorative sword Gold decorative sword +20 +29 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +31 0 0 0
Excalibur Excalibur +20 +29 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 +1 0 +25 0 0 0
3rd age longsword 3rd age longsword +60 +72 -2 0 0 0 +3 +2 0 0 +75 0 0 0

TriviaEdit

  • All longswords give +3 slash defence and +2 crush defence.


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