The rune axe is the fourth best axe, next to the dragon axe, 3rd age axe and Infernal axe. It can be used in combat or in Woodcutting to cut trees. Players can make a rune axe with the Smithing skill at level 86 using 1 runite bar, giving the player 75 Smithing experience.
It can be obtained as an uncommon drop from Lava dragons, Skeletal Wyverns and Tree spirits. It is also a rare drop from Steel dragons. It is a common reward from Hard Treasure Trails.
Players must have an Attack level of 40 to wield a rune axe as a weapon and a Woodcutting level of 41 to use a rune axe to chop down trees.