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Rune thrownaxe
Rune thrownaxe
Release date 21 January 2004 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? Yes
High Alch 264 coins
Low Alch 176 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 572 coins
(Tribal Weapons Salesman)
Exchange price 139 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 0 kg
A finely balanced throwing axe.
Rune thrownaxe special attack

A player performs the rune thrownaxe's special attack.

The rune thrownaxe is the strongest of the throwing axes, requiring level 40 Ranged to wield. 

It has a unique special attack that ricochets off the target and hits multiple other opponents in a multi-combat area.It can hit up to 5 per spec. Each hit costs 10%. For example: 3 hits is 30%, 1 is 10%, and 5 is 50%.

They can be purchased from the Tribal Weapon Salesman at the Ranging Guild.

Many players use this in Waterbirth Island Dungeon as an efficient way of reaching the Dagannoth Kings. This is because with a pet rock and the rune thrownaxe, the player can open the doors without a need of a partner. The rune thrownaxe's special attack allows it to destroy all three barricade supports without having a partner to attack it from behind.

Throwing axes are the 3rd strongest of the 4 sub-class ranged weapons, being stronger than knives and darts of the same level, but having lower damage per minute due to their reduced attack speed. They beat rune javelins by only a short amount. To stop people from ignoring throwing axes they were given this special attack some time after their release with the other sub-weapons to promote use of them. 

Darts and knives attack at roughly twice the speed of throwing axes. 

Hover over image for type Rune thrownaxe equipped
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +26
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

Weapon slotlist

+0 +36 0% +0
Monster attack speed 5

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles thrown Combat Style Experience Boosts
Accurate Ranged and Hitpoints Accuracy and damage
Rapid Ranged and Hitpoints Attack speed by 1 tick
Longrange Ranged, Hitpoints and Defence Attack range by 2 squares

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