|Release date||19 December 2005 (Update)|
|Quest item?||Devious Minds|
|Alchemy||Cannot be alchemised|
|Destroy||You can make a replacement.|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Examine||A sharp sword that can also fire arrows.|
The bow-sword is required in the Devious Minds quest, for the monk at the Paterdomus temple on the way to Canifis. Although the bow sword offers a wield option, attempting to do so produces an exclamation that "It's a bow and a sword...how am I supposed to use this?!" Asking the monk to teach the player how to use it produces the comment that "it's a foreign weapon" and "perhaps later" one of their warriors can teach them.
To make the bow-sword, you need to use a Mithril two-handed sword on Doric's whetstone, directly east of Taverley to produce a Slender blade. To finish it off, players need to add a bowstring to the sword.
- Sir Tiffy Cashien states at the end of the Devious Minds quest that players will be able to learn how to use the bow-sword in the future. According to the monk, about it being a foreign weapon, seems to hint at, if the player does go about learning how to use the bow sword, it will likely be a quest involving the Eastern Lands.
- The player re-encounters the assassin they helped during Devious Minds in the Temple of Senntisten quest, he is wielding the bow sword, it appears the item he stole from Entrana during Devious Minds was stolen at Azzanadra's request to re-establish contact with Zaros.
- During the player encounter with the assassin during Temple of Senntisten they are told, if they chose to ask, that if they want a bow sword they should look into the sacred clay weapons from Stealing Creation, which can be morphed into all 3 types of weapon on the combat triangle. The conversation resulting from the choice of that dialogue sequence seems to be a veiled dismissal of the possibility of the bow-sword ever being released for player use, as the sacred clay weapons do essentially the same thing.
- In the player-owned ports minigame, while someone's ships are away it is possible that they'll get the message: "Your ship traded for a crate of swordbows. Sadly, a storm washed them overboard."