Jump to content

Welcome to Rune Tips, the first ever RuneScape help site. We aim to offer skill guides, quest guides, maps, calculators, informative databases, tips, and much more to help you get the most from the Massive Online Adventure Game, RuneScape, by Jagex Ltd © 2009.

Report Ad

Welcome to Forum.Tip.It
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Longsword Versus Scimitar


  • This topic is locked This topic is locked
239 replies to this topic

#1
00hydro
[ Display Name History ]

00hydro

    Unicorn Horn

  • Members
  • 213 posts
Which do you think is better, the Longsword or the Scimitar? Below I will compare the two in the dragon form.

Dragon Longsword:

+58 Stab +0

+69 Slash +3

-2 Crush +2

+0 Range +0

+0 Magic +0

Speed - 5

Strength Bonus - 71



Dragon Scimitar

+8 Stab +0

+67 Slash +1

-2 Crush +0

+0 Range +0

+0 Magic +0

Speed - 6

Strength Bonus - 66



So as you can see from the top, the Dragon Longsword in exchange for 1 speed has 5 strength bonus, 2 slash, and some defensive bonuses. It can also stab with some effectiveness unlike the scimitar. Also for the specials. Dragon Longsword has it so that it does an increased damage to the opponent. The Scimitar has it so that it takes away protection prayors of your opponent (pvp only) for 5 seconds.



Which do you think is better? (Can't keep up :P )



Also I would like to add that this isn't about how most people carry around a dragon dagger or a dragon battle axe for there special. I didn't make this thread to show exp rates or anything, I just wanted to know which one do you honestly think is better. (Kinda) Kind of like if you were stuck in (enter hard place here) With only one weapon, would you pick longsword or scimitar?
Posted Image

#2
adsee5
[ Display Name History ]

adsee5

    Spider Egg

  • Members
  • 71 posts
  • Location:home
  • Joined:22 September 2007
the dragon scimmy has a not as good spec but is overall better



d long only has a semi-useful spec



nuff said
Posted Image

#3
gregmister2
[ Display Name History ]

gregmister2

    Goblin Armour

  • Members
  • 111 posts
  • Location:stop stalking me!
  • Joined:20 January 2007
dragon scimmy for straight up speed. like if you hit 10 20's or 11 19's?
Posted Image
Barrow Drops: 1 Ahrim's Staff

#4
unkn0wnwarrior
[ Display Name History ]

unkn0wnwarrior

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 3,855 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Canada, eh?
  • Joined:27 February 2005
  • RuneScape Status:F2P
  • RSN:Dougymc
  • RSN2:Doug M
I will take a longsword over a scimitar any day. The only reason I use either one is the controlled fighting style, and longsword is far better for it. Otherwise, I am a battleaxe guy, myself.

#5
hbk_hossack
[ Display Name History ]

hbk_hossack

    Scorpion Pit

  • Members
  • 514 posts
  • Location:Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!
  • Joined:6 September 2007

I will take a longsword over a scimitar any day. The only reason I use either one is the controlled fighting style, and longsword is far better for it. Otherwise, I am a battleaxe guy, myself.

same over here but it would be awesome with a dragon warhammer (best weapon ever)
38% of Tip.Iters put stupid made up statistics in their sigs. If you are one of the 62% that don't, put this in your sig.

#6
maddudy
[ Display Name History ]

maddudy

    Bear Fur

  • Members
  • 256 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Joined:24 May 2007
  • RuneScape Status:Semi-Retired
scimmy better nuff said
Posted Image
rarely ever check forums.

#7
Alg
[ Display Name History ]

Alg

    Troll General

  • Editorial Panel
  • 10,880 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:California.
  • Joined:5 August 2006
i'm more a longsword person, the bonuses and special make up for the speed... although i'll spend time alternating between the two.

#8
Triforceelf
[ Display Name History ]

Triforceelf

    Unicorn Horn

  • Members
  • 198 posts
  • Joined:3 April 2006
The longsword has more versatility since it has stab and slash, and a special that is pretty good. So I vote longsword.
Posted Image

#9
highlanders
[ Display Name History ]

highlanders

    Ice Giant Melter

  • Members
  • 4,476 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Wash from my Heart that saddest of all words: home
  • Joined:12 August 2004
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
As a general rule, faster weapons are better for exp, stronger slower weapons are better for boss monsters/pvp.

2480+ total


#10
darkforaster
[ Display Name History ]

darkforaster

    Bear Fur

  • Members
  • 424 posts
  • Joined:4 November 2006
Well acording to the data. Longsword wins, and that's what i usually go for anyway.



Although scimitar is faster, it's only by 1. So speed doesn't give the scimitar much of an advantage. The strength of the longsword heavily outweighs the speed of the scimitar.

#11
lwilson100
[ Display Name History ]

lwilson100

    Unicorn Horn

  • Members
  • 165 posts
d long for life spec onwzzz :thumbsup:
Posted Image

#12
Master_Smither
[ Display Name History ]

Master_Smither

    Dragon Slayer

  • Members
  • 6,267 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere Between Santas house and Penguins house
  • Joined:20 May 2007
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
  • RSN:Runescapew44
I'd have to say the scimmy because i train Str with it otherwise I never use it and since I have a w hip the long sword is pointless even for specials because i use the dds.
Click for My Blog


670th to 99 Smithing July 21st, 07 |743rd to 99 Mining November 29th, 07 | 649th to 99 Runecrafting May 18th, 08 | 29,050th to 99 Defence October 20th, 08 | 20,700th to 99 Magic November 8, 08 | 47,938th to 99 Attack December 19, 08 | 37,829th to 99 Hitpoints December 24, 08 | 68,604th to 99 Strength February 4, 09 | 27,983rd to 99 Range February 9, 09 | 9,725th to 99 Prayer June 8, 09 | 6,620th to 99 Slayer December, 12 09 | 4,075th to 99 Summoning December, 28 09 | 3,551th to 99 Herblore February 24, 10 | 3,192th to 99 Dungeoneering November 11, 10 | 146,600th to 99 Cooking December 29th, 10 | 11,333rd to 99 Construction June 7th, 11 | 16,648th to 99 Farming August 1st, 11 | 19,993th to 99 Crafting August 2nd, 11 | 89,739th to 99 Woodcutting Janurary 1st, 12 | 55,424th to 99 Fishing May 9th, 12| 60,648th to 99 Firemaking May 12th, 12 | 16666th to 99 Agility May 17th, 2012 | 24476th to 99 Hunter June 1st, 2012 | 57,881st to 99 Fletching June 1st, 2012 | All 99s June 1st, 2012 | 3183th to 120 Dungeoneering July 24th, 2012 | 2341st to 2496 Total level July 24th, 2012 | Completionist Cape July 24th, 2012

#13
robbyfighter
[ Display Name History ]

robbyfighter

    Dark Wizard Robe

  • Members
  • 832 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Belgium
  • Joined:6 April 2006
  • RuneScape Status:P2P
the d long for its special attack

Thenry50.png


#14
123Yourgone
[ Display Name History ]

123Yourgone

    Moss Giant Whipper

  • Members
  • 2,950 posts
  • Location:Australia
  • Joined:20 June 2004
Out of rune scimmy or long sword id take the long sword, half the price just as good.

In dragon though the scimitar is a lot faster and all arround better weapon.

#15
Alg
[ Display Name History ]

Alg

    Troll General

  • Editorial Panel
  • 10,880 posts
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:California.
  • Joined:5 August 2006
the whole thing is really personal taste. are you willing to sacrifice a tiny bit of speed for slightly upped stats and a special? or will you keep the speed with a chance of rendering them vulnerable if they pray?



although i must say i wouldn't have beaten dream mentor without the speed and the chance to use dagger specials...

#16
Owned_Nex
[ Display Name History ]

Owned_Nex

    Demon Vanquisher

  • Members
  • 2,098 posts
  • Joined:24 September 2006
Well. IF you had 2 people fight, exactly identical exept 1 with skimmy, 1 with d long, well skimmys going to win 9/10 times





ALso, how were you able to devise the "speed" D skimmy is WAY faster. And how long is "1" speed? A d skimmy is more accurate, faster, and its cooler. If any1 wants to challenge me on this matter, then feel free to Pm me.



Anyways...my vote is D skimmy

Dungeoneering isn't a skill.
I'm faster than bots at Sorceress Garden.
PM me if you want to chat. My PM is always off.
My keyboard is on fire. Want some?

#17
123Yourgone
[ Display Name History ]

123Yourgone

    Moss Giant Whipper

  • Members
  • 2,950 posts
  • Location:Australia
  • Joined:20 June 2004

Well. IF you had 2 people fight, exactly identical exept 1 with skimmy, 1 with d long, well skimmys going to win 9/10 times





ALso, how were you able to devise the "speed" D skimmy is WAY faster. And how long is "1" speed? A d skimmy is more accurate, faster, and its cooler. If any1 wants to challenge me on this matter, then feel free to Pm me.



Anyways...my vote is D skimmy


Dragon Scimitar (wtf is a skimmy) is less accurate then a dragon long.

#18
Unoalexi
[ Display Name History ]

Unoalexi

    Varrock Guard

  • Members
  • 1,317 posts
  • Location:Obscured by clouds.
  • Joined:15 August 2007

Well. IF you had 2 people fight, exactly identical exept 1 with skimmy, 1 with d long, well skimmys going to win 9/10 times





ALso, how were you able to devise the "speed" D skimmy is WAY faster. And how long is "1" speed? A d skimmy is more accurate, faster, and its cooler. If any1 wants to challenge me on this matter, then feel free to Pm me.



Anyways...my vote is D skimmy




66% percent of statistics are made up 80% of the time...



D long ftw!
Posted Image
Here be dragons ^

Dragon of the Day
Posted Image

#19
Chazimcgee
[ Display Name History ]

Chazimcgee

    Dark Wizard Robe

  • Members
  • 951 posts
  • Location:Kent, England Runescape World: 99
  • Joined:21 March 2007
  • RSN:Smither Sid
  • Clan:Zeitphasm / S 'n' C
Dragon Scimitar is the favourite weapon for strength trainers seeing as they are faster than dragon longswords but only lose a slight attack bonus. All in all the dragon scimy is still better :D
Sn'C Events Team Member
Posted Image
Posted Image
942nd to 99 hunter 2/8/07|26,042nd to reach 99 fletching 27/10/07|Quest Cape Achieved 22/1/08|50,000th to 99 Cooking 29/10/08
Dagannoth King Drops: 7 Zerkers 2 Axes 3 Warriors | Armadyl: 1 hilt first ever trip and kill | Barrows: 2 Dharok Legs 1 Ahrim Skirt 1 Torag Helm 1 Guthan Spear

#20
Dracion1
[ Display Name History ]

Dracion1

    Varrock Guard

  • Members
  • 1,499 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, UK
  • Joined:8 December 2005
  • RuneScape Status:Retired
I use a longsword/whip because I haven't had time to get my skills up to do the quest :P Anyway, I'd choose the longsword looking at it this way, but there isn't much between them. Depends which gives faster xp per hour.
Posted Image

"In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users