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For the gnome, see Oomad Arrow.
Classic Runestone
Bronze arrow 5Iron arrow 5Steel arrow 5Mithril arrow 5Adamant arrow 5Rune arrow 5Dragon arrow 5Dark arrow 5
Slot Ammunition
Style Arrow
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Arrow weakness icon

Arrows are a type of ammunition used with bows, weapons used in ranged combat. They can be created by members through the Fletching skill. To do that, the player must have some arrowshafts (cut from normal logs), feathers and arrowheads. The arrow made is determined by the type of arrowheads used. Arrows can only be fired from bows that are strong enough to use them.

Arrows have a chance of breaking after being fired, losing the arrow. According to Roddeck, if the arrow has been broken, the arrow will not appear on the ground to be picked up. The chance of losing an arrow after shooting is approximately 20%, but this decreases gradually with an increase in the player's Ranged level.

Arrows may be used with bows that are lower level than themselves, but their damage will be capped at the bow's level[1]. For example, if one were to use level 60 dragon arrows with the level 40 yew shortbow, the arrows would perform as level 40 adamant arrows.

Arrow stealing, the theft of arrows by another player, after they have been on the ground a while, is quite common, and can be a nuisance to some rangers. One method of preventing this is to use Ava's device which collects dropped arrows. This requires the player to have completed the Animal Magnetism quest.

Arrows can be bought from shops owned by NPCs in Varrock, Rimmington, Catherby, and Hemenster (The Ranging Guild).

Standard arrowsEdit

Level Arrow type Can be fired from Damage Cost
1 Bronze arrows All except chargebow 48 16
10 Iron arrows Oak bow or stronger 96 24
20 Steel arrows Willow bow or stronger 192 16
30 Mithril arrows Maple bow or stronger 288 22
40 Adamant arrows Yew bow or stronger 384 50
50 Rune arrows Magic bow or stronger 480 151
Saradomin arrows Magic bow or stronger 528[2] 81[3]
Guthix arrows Magic bow or stronger 528[4] 84[5]
Zamorak arrows Magic bow or stronger 528[6] 85[7]
60 Dragon arrows Elder bow or stronger 576 236
70 Dark arrows Dark bow or stronger 672 30
85 Wild arrows Strykebow or stronger 816 86
90 Araxyte arrows Noxious longbow 864 177

Special arrowsEdit

There are several kinds of special arrows aside from the normal arrows described above.

Dungeoneering arrowsEdit

Tier Level Arrow type Can be fired from Damage
1 1 Novite arrows Tangle gum bow or stronger 48
2 10 Bathus arrows Seeping elm bow or stronger 96
3 20 Marmaros arrows Blood spindle bow or stronger 192
4 30 Kratonite arrows Utuku bow or stronger 288
5 40 Fractite arrows Spinebeam bow or stronger 384
6 50 Zephyrium arrows Bovistrangler bow or stronger 480
7 60 Argonite arrows Thigat bow or stronger 576
8 70 Katagon arrows Corpsethorn bow or stronger 672
9 80 Gorgonite arrows Entgallow bow or stronger 768
10 90 Promethium arrows Grave creeper bow 864
11 99 Sagittarian arrows Hexhunter bow or stronger 950

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mod Michelle. "Patch Notes - Archive." July 9, 2013. RuneScape Forums.
  2. ^ They have a 1/10 chance to deal extra water damage when fired, increasing to 1/5 if using the Saradomin bow.
  3. ^ Unlike other arrows, these are always lost when fired.
  4. ^ They have a 1/10 chance to deal extra water damage when fired, increasing to 1/5 if using the Guthix bow.
  5. ^ Unlike other arrows, these are always lost when fired.
  6. ^ They have a 1/10 chance to deal extra water damage when fired, increasing to 1/5 if using the Zamorak bow.
  7. ^ Unlike other arrows, these are always lost when fired.

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