A bow from a darker dimension, painted green from the yolk of a Penance egg.
All Weight: 1.814
All Item ID: 15704
Item ID: 15704
All Release date: 29 March 2010
Release date: 29 March 2010
All Is members only: true
Is members only: true
All Value: 120002
The green dark bow is the second most powerful shieldbow in the game, behind the Strykebow and requires level 70 Ranged and 70 Defence to use. While it shoots at little over 7 seconds between attacks (double the time in between attacks (3.6 seconds) compared to other shieldbows), it shoots two arrows with each shot resulting in the same amount of arrows shot over time as any other shieldbow.
The dark bow is classified as a shieldbow, so wielding it allows the use of abilities requiring a shield.
It is not possible to use this bow for Barbarian Firemaking. Attempting to light a fire using a dark bow will prompt the message, "The innate darkness of the bow sucks all the heat from your Firemaking attempt. You realize that this type of bow is useless for firelighting."
The dark bow has a special attack called Descent of Darkness which hits twice with doubled damage, or tripled if using dark or dragon arrows. The special attack uses 65% adrenaline. Upon using it, no ammo is used. Note: when using dark or dragon arrows the spec is called Descent of Dragons.
Before the Evolution of Combat, this weapon had two special attacks, these were as follows:
Descent of Darkness inflicted up to 30% more damage and did a minimum of 50 damage per arrow (25 on players).
Descent of Dragons inflicted up to 50% more damage when using dragon arrows and does a minimum of 50 damage per arrow (80 on players).
On 8 October2013 with the release of elder bows, the dark bow's Ranged level requirement was increased from 60 to 70, and the damage and accuracy bonuses were also increased. This was done to preserve the dark bow's title of best shieldbow in the game.