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