|Primary attack type||Slash|
|Secondary attack type||Crush|
The two-handed sword is one of the slowest but most powerful weapons in any metal set. It is a two-handed weapon, so it cannot be wielded with a Shield, and is the only Free-to-play Melee weapon with this characteristic. Two-handed swords are devastating in both Slash and Crush. Players should choose the primary slash against most opponents, and the secondary crush against opponents wearing plate armour, such as Platebody and Platelegs.
History and usageEdit
The Two-handed Sword was the first choice of weapons in RuneScape Classic because there was no difference in speed between weapons. After the transition to RuneScape 2, its popularity dropped because of the aforementioned speed differences.
It was relatively common in F2P (Free To Play) player killing, where it was used to make the finishing blow, before PKing was removed. Rangers most often brought a two-handed sword as they do not have a ranged weapon efficient in finishing blows.
In a recent update, the two-handed sword was given new, realistic, and more fluid animations. Because of this, the price has increased, especially in the case of the Rune two-handed sword, which some players were selling for as much as 90-100k.The two-handed sword is now the only weapon with different animations for every attack option. It is interesting to note that wielding any two-handed sword makes the player's cape (if any) billow in the breeze, a unique animation. Also, while wielding another weapon like a scimitar or battleaxe, the player seems to be right-handed (the weapon is held in the right hand). However, while wielding a 2h, the player becomes left-handed (the sword is held closer to the left side and attack animations show a left-handed swing). There is also a glitch were the player is seen holding it like a sword.
|Bronze | Iron | Steel | Black/White | Mithril | Adamant | Rune|