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Hand cannon
Hand cannon
Release date 9 September 2009 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
High alch 12,000 coins
Low alch 8,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 11,155 coins (info)
Buy limit 50
Examine A miniature dwarven cannon.
Weight 3.6 kg
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Hand cannon detail

The Hand cannon is a two-handed Ranged weapon that requires a Ranged level of 75, a Firemaking level of 61, and the completion of the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest to wield. The hand cannon and its proprietary ammo, hand cannon shot, are dropped by Cannoneers.

It counts as a two-handed crossbow in between Karil's crossbow and the Royal crossbow in terms of strength. It can prove to be an inexpensive alternative to the above two crossbows when killing monsters weak to bolts, such as waterfiends and warped tortoises.

The special attack, Aimed Shot, uses 50% Adrenaline, firing a shot that has 30-200% weapon damage, with 75% additional accuracy, taking longer to fire. However, it has a greater chance of exploding when using this attack.

It is advised not to use this weapon with Momentum, Legacy or auto attacks in general as the cannon has a chance of exploding whilst doing so. A higher firemaking level will reduce this chance. If a cannon explodes it will be removed from your equipped items and is lost.

Combat StatsHand cannon equipped

A player wielding a hand cannon

Skill requirements
75 Ranged-icon, 61 Firemaking-icon
Ranged Ranged2h slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer1001Rare


  • When cutting wood and using certain emotes, your hand cannon will not disappear if you're wielding it.
  • Upon the release of Evolution of Combat, hand cannons no longer had a chance of exploding when using abilities. They could have only blown up on auto-attacks. However, an update of 6 October 2014 gave them a chance to explode again.
  • It is one of only two weapons requiring a certain Firemaking level to wield, along with the Inferno Adze.
  • When fired, the Hand cannon appears to be partly inside the player's head. It is likely this is an oversight by Jagex.

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