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Ranged weaponry

Ranged weaponry.

Ranged weapons are a set of combat items which are used to fire projectiles at enemies. When equipped these items provide experience in the Ranged skill. Ranged weapons are most effective against magic armour and least effective against melee armour.

Ranged weapons can be divided into three categories by the type of ammunition they use, which each have monsters that are weak to them. They are: arrows, bolts and thrown.

Currently the highest hitting and the most accurate ranged weapons are the Ascension crossbow and the Noxious longbow, excluding weapons found in Daemonheim and the Dominion Crossbow.

Bows (arrows)Edit

Bows are ranged weapons which require arrows as ammunition. All bows are two handed weapons. They can be separated into two categories: shortbows, and shieldbows.

Shortbows have better offensive stats, while shieldbows offer armour and life bonuses and allow the use of abilities that require shields being equipped. Shortbows have a range of 7 squares, and shieldbows have a range of 8 squares.

Bow typesEdit

Shortbo​wsEdit

Shortbows require two hands to wield and arrows as ammunition. Unlike shieldbows, shortbows offer no armour or life bonuses. However, they do have higher base damage and faster rate of fire (3 seconds between shots). Range: 7 squares.

Image Bow Ranged-icon Level Accuracy  Arrow weakness icon Damage Members
Shortbow Shortbow 1 150 46 F2P icon
Chargebow Chargebow[1] 1 150 91 F2P icon
Quickbow Quickbow[1] 5 202 183 F2P icon
Oak shortbow Oak shortbow 10 202 87 F2P icon
Willow shortbow Willow shortbow 20 316 175 F2P icon
Maple shortbow Maple shortbow 30 454 278 F2P icon
Comp ogre bow Composite ogre bow[2] 30 454 278 P2P icon
Yew shortbow Yew shortbow 40 628 371 F2P icon
Magic shortbow Magic shortbow 50 850 463 F2P icon
Seercull Seercull 50 901 249 P2P icon
Gravite shortbow Gravite shortbow 55 (45 Dungeoneering ) 983 510 F2P icon
Elder shortbow Elder shortbow 60 1132 526 P2P icon
Crystal bow Crystal bow[1] 70 (50 Agility ) 1486 1286 P2P icon
Zaryte bow Zaryte bow[1] 80 1924 1470 P2P icon
  1. ^ a b c d Does not require ammunition.
  2. ^ Only fires Ogre and Brutal arrows.

Shield​bowsEdit

Shieldbows require two hands to wield and arrows as ammunition. They have lower base damage than shortbows and speed (3.6 seconds between shots) than shortbows. However, they offer armour and life bonuses, as well as the option to use defensive abilities requiring a shield be equipped. Range: 8 squares.

Image Bow Ranged-icon Level Accuracy Arrow weakness icon Damage Armour Life Bonus Members
Shieldbow
Shieldbow 1 150 26 20 14 F2P icon
Oak shieldbow
Oak shieldbow 10 202 53 200 150 F2P icon
Willow shieldbow
Willow shieldbow 20 316 106 400 300 F2P icon
Willow composite bow Willow composite bow 20 316 106 400 300 F2P icon
Maple shieldbow
Maple shieldbow 30 454 159 600 450 F2P icon
Ogre bow Ogre bow[1] 30 454 278 0 450 P2P icon
Yew shieldbow
Yew shieldbow 40 628 212 800 600 F2P icon
Yew composite bow Yew composite bow 40 628 212 800 600 P2P icon
Maple shieldbow (sighted)
Maple shieldbow (sighted) 45

(45 Dungeoneering)

732 238 900 675 F2P icon
Magic shieldbow Magic shieldbow 50

(50 Defence)

850 265 1000 755 F2P icon
Magic composite bow Magic composite bow 50 850 265 1000 755 P2P icon
Magic shieldbow (sighted)
Magic shieldbow (sighted) 55

(55 Defence)

983 291 1100 825 F2P icon
Saradomin bow Saradomin Bow 55 983 291 1100 825 P2P icon
Guthix bow Guthix Bow 55 983 291 1100 825 P2P icon
Zamorak bow Zamorak Bow 55 983 291 1100 825 P2P icon
Elder shieldbow Elder shieldbow 60 1132 318 226 900 P2P icon
Elder shieldbow (sighted) Elder shieldbow (sighted) 65 1299 344 259 975 P2P icon
Dark bow Dark bow 70 1486 892 297 1050 P2P icon
  1. ^ Only fires Ogre arrows.

ArrowsEdit

Arrows are used for ammunition with bows. They do not affect accuracy, but do add damage bonuses. A higher level arrow adds more damage but can make ranged combat very expensive. The type of bow wielded may limit the amount of damage that arrows add. For example, if a tier 50 bow is used with tier 60 arrows, the damage added by the arrows will not be tier 60 but rather tier 50 (i.e. the level of the bow). Non-members cannot use Saradomin, Guthix, Zamorak, Dragon, Dark or Araxyte arrows. All arrows except for the God arrows and Araxyte arrows can be fletched by members.

Image Arrow Ranged-icon Level Ranged damage
Bronze arrow 1 Bronze arrows 1 48
Iron arrow 1 Iron arrows 10 96
Steel arrow 1 Steel arrows 20 192
Mithril arrow 1 Mithril arrows 30 288
Adamant arrow 1 Adamant arrows 40 384
Rune arrow 1 Rune arrows 50 480
Saradomin arrows 1 Saradomin arrows 50 528
Guthix arrows 1 Guthix arrows 50 528
Zamorak arrows 1 Zamorak arrows 50 528
Dragon arrow 1 Dragon arrows 60 576
Dark arrow 1 Dark arrows 70 672
Araxyte arrow 1 Araxyte arrows 90 864

Ogre and brutal arrowsEdit

Ogre and brutal arrows are only available to members and can only be used with ogre bows. Ogre arrows can be fletched during and after the Big Chompy Bird Hunting quest and can be used with either an ogre bow or a composite ogre bow.

Brutal arrows can be fletched after completing the Zogre Flesh Eaters quest and can only be used with a composite ogre bow. They are currently the only effective weapon against Zogres and Skogres.

Image Arrow Ranged-icon Level Ranged damage
Ogre arrow 1 Ogre arrows 30 288
Bronze brutal 1 Bronze brutal arrows 1 48
Iron brutal 1 Iron brutal arrows 10 96
Steel brutal 1 Steel brutal arrows 15 144
Black brutal 1 Black brutal arrows 20 192
Mithril brutal 1 Mithril brutal arrows 23 220
Adamant brutal 1 Adamant brutal arrows 40 316
Rune brutal 1 Rune brutal arrows 50 412

Crossbows (bolts)Edit

Crossbows are ranged weapons which require bolts as ammunition. They can be separated into two categories: crossbows and two-handed crossbows.

Crossbows have a faster rate of fire (2.4 seconds) than two-handed crossbows (3.6 seconds). Crossbows leave the shield slot open which can be filled by off-handed crossbows to further increase rate of fire. Two-handed crossbows offer a base damage bonus in addition to the damage bonus from the bolts used, while crossbows rely only on the bolt to deal damage. Both types have the same accuracy

Crossbow typesEdit

One-Handed CrossbowsEdit

Image Name Ranged-icon Level Accuracy Members
Crossbow Crossbow 1 150 F2P icon
Phoenix crossbow Phoenix crossbow 1 110 F2P icon
Bronze crossbow Bronze crossbow 1 150 P2P icon
Off-hand bronze crossbow
Off-hand bronze crossbow 1 150 P2P icon
Coral crossbow
Coral crossbow[1] 1 160 P2P icon
Iron crossbow Iron crossbow 10 202 P2P icon
Off-hand iron crossbow
Off-hand iron crossbow 10 202 P2P icon
Blurite crossbow Blurite crossbow 16 268 P2P icon
Steel crossbow Steel crossbow 20 316 P2P icon
Off-hand steel crossbow
Off-hand steel crossbow 20 316 P2P icon
Dorgeshuun c'bow Dorgeshuun crossbow[2] 28 424 P2P icon
Black crossbow Black crossbow 25 308 P2P icon
Mith crossbow Mith crossbow 30 454 P2P icon
Off-hand mithril crossbow
Off-hand mithril crossbow 30 454 P2P icon
Adamant crossbow Adamant crossbow 40 628 P2P icon
Off-hand adamant crossbow
Off-hand adamant crossbow 40 628 P2P icon
Zanik's crossbow Zanik's crossbow 48 801 P2P icon
Hunters' crossbow Hunter's crossbow[3] 50 850 P2P icon
Rune crossbow Rune crossbow 50 850 P2P icon
Off-hand rune crossbow
Off-hand rune crossbow 50 850 P2P icon
Dragon crossbow
Dragon crossbow 60 1132 P2P icon
Off-hand dragon crossbow
Off-hand dragon crossbow 60 1132 P2P icon
Armadyl crossbow Armadyl Crossbow 70 1486 P2P icon
Karil's crossbow Karil's pistol crossbow[4] 70 1486 P2P icon
Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow[4] 70 1486 P2P icon
Chaotic crossbow Chaotic crossbow 80 1924 P2P icon
Off-hand chaotic crossbow
Offhand chaotic crossbow 80 1924 P2P icon
Ascension crossbow Ascension crossbow 90 2458 P2P icon
Off-hand Ascension crossbow Off-hand Ascension crossbow 90 2458 P2P icon
Dominion crossbow Dominion crossbow[5] 90 2458 P2P icon
  1. ^ Only fires Coral bolts.
  2. ^ This crossbow cannot use enchanted or gem-tipped bolts.
  3. ^ Only fires Kebbit and long kebbit bolts.
  4. ^ a b Only fires Bolt racks.
  5. ^ Does not require ammunition. Only usable in the Dominion Tower.

Two-handed crossbowsEdit

All two-handed crossbows are members items.

Image Name Ranged-icon Level Accuracy Damage
Bronze 2h crossbow Bronze 2h crossbow 1 150 63
Iron 2h crossbow Iron 2h crossbow 10 202 127
Steel 2h crossbow Steel 2h crossbow 20 316 255
Mithril 2h crossbow Mithril 2h crossbow 30 454 382
Adamant 2h crossbow Adamant 2h crossbow 40 628 510
Rune 2h crossbow Rune 2h crossbow 50 850 637
Dragon 2h crossbow Dragon 2h crossbow 60 1132 795
Karil's crossbow Karil's crossbow[1] 70 1486 927
Hand cannon Hand Cannon[2] 75 1694 993
Royal crossbow Royal Crossbow 80 1924 1060
  1. ^ Only fires Bolt racks.
  2. ^ Only fires Hand cannon shots.

BoltsEdit

Bolts are used for ammunition with crossbows. They do not affect accuracy, but do add damage bonuses. A higher level bolt adds more damage but can make ranged combat very expensive.  The type of crossbow wielded may limit the amount of damage that bolts add. For example, if a tier 70 crossbow is used with tier 80 bolts, the damage added by the bolts will not be tier 80 but rather tier 70 (i.e. the level of the crossbow). Gem tipped bolts can be enchanted using the Enchant Crossbow Bolt spell.

Image Name Level Damage Special
Bronze bolts 1 Bronze bolt 1 48
Coral bolts 1 Coral bolt 1 48 Can only be used with the coral crossbow
Fragment bolts 1 Fragment bolt 1 48 Does 768 damage against Ascension creatures.
Barbed bolts 1 Barbed bolt 1 48
Blurite bolts 1 Blurite bolt 16 57
Iron bolts 1 Iron bolt 10 96
Opal bolts 1 Opal bolt 10 96
Steel bolts 1 Steel bolt 20 192
Pearl bolts 1 Pearl bolt 20 192
Opal bolts (e) 1 Opal bolt(e) 20 192 Lucky lightning enchantment
Jade bolts 1 Jade bolt 25 240
Silver bolts 1 Silver bolt 25 240
Bone bolts 1 Bone bolt 28 268 Can only be used with the Dorgeshuun or Zanik's crossbow
Mithril bolts 1 Mithril bolt 30 288
Topaz bolts 1 Red topaz bolt 30 288
Pearl bolts (e) 1 Pearl bolt(e) 30 288 Sea curse enchantment
Black bolts 1 Black bolt 33 316
Jade bolts (e) 1 Jade bolt(e) 35 336 Earth’s fury enchantment
Adamant bolts 1 Adamant bolt 40 384
Sapphire bolts 1 Sapphire bolt 40 384
Topaz bolts (e) 1 Red topaz bolt(e) 40 384 Down to earth enchantment
Runite bolts 1 Rune bolt 50 480
Broad-tipped bolts 1 Broad bolt 50 480 Can be used to kill Kurasks
Kebbit bolts Kebbit bolt 50 480 Can only be used with the Hunters' crossbow
Long kebbit bolts Long kebbit bolt 50 480 Can only be used with the Hunters' crossbow
Emerald bolts 1 Emerald bolt 50 480
Ruby bolts 1 Ruby bolt 50 480
Sapphire bolts (e) 1 Sapphire bolt(e) 50 480 Clear mind enchantment
Diamond bolts 1 Diamond bolt 60 576
Dragon bolts 1 Dragon bolt 60 576
Emerald bolts (e) 1 Emerald bolt(e) 60 576 Magical poision enchantment
Ruby bolts (e) 1 Ruby bolt(e) 60 576
Abyssalbane bolt 1 Abyssalbane bolt 60 576 Does extra damage to Abyssal demons
Basiliskbane bolt 1 Basiliskbane bolt 60 576 Does extra damage to Basilisks
Dragonbane bolt 1 Dragonbane bolt 60 576 Does extra damage to Dragons
Wallasalkibane bolt 1 Wallasalkibane bolt 60 576 Does extra damage to Wallasalkis
Bolt rack 5 Bolt rack 70 672 Can only be used with Karil's crossbow or Karil's pistol crossbow and off-hand variant.
Onyx bolts 1 Onyx bolt 70 672
Diamond bolts (e) 1 Diamond bolt(e) 70 672 Armour piercing enchantment
Dragon bolts (e) 1 Dragon bolt(e) 70 672 Dragon’s breath enchantment
Bakriminel bolts 1 Bakriminel bolt 80 720
Royal bolts 1 Royal bolt 80 768
Onyx bolts (e) 1 Onyx bolt(e) 80 768 Leech life enchantment
Ascension bolts 1 Ascension bolt 90 864

Mithril grappleEdit

Members can use a mithril grapple as a tool for scaling high obstacles, such as walls. Rangers can create mithril grapples and attach them to mithril bolts provided with the required smithing level. To use the grapple, players use a rope with the grapple and then use it on the shortcut. Players will need to have a crossbow equipped to use the grapple.

Each time a player uses their grapple, there is a chance that it can break. It cannot be repaired, meaning if a player's grapple does break, they will need to make a new one. Shortcuts that require grapples also require Ranged, Strength, and Agility levels.

SalamandersEdit

Salamanders function as two-handed crossbows.

Weapon (creature) Ranged Level Accuracy Damage Ammo
Swamp lizardSwamp lizard (hunter) 30 454 397 Guam tarGuam tar
Orange salamanderOrange salamander (hunter) 50 850 662 Marrentill tarMarrentill tar
Red salamanderRed salamander (hunter) 60 1132 795 Tarromin tarTarromin tar
Black salamanderBlack salamander (hunter) 70 1486 927 Harralander tarHarralander tar

Throwing weapons (thrown)Edit

DartsEdit

Main article: Darts

Darts can be made after completing the Tourist Trap quest. Players can smith 10 dart tips per bar and can then attach feathers to create a completed dart. They can be wielded as a weapon, allowing players to also carry a shield or off-hand weapon. Note that black darts are only available as drops from elite dark rangers. Darts are stackable, however, they cannot be thrown as far as a player with a bow. The setback is minor, given its decent striking power, speed and availability. Thus, making it a popular training weapon in the ranging arsenal.

Image Name Level Damage Accuracy
Bronze dartBronze dart148150
Off-hand bronze dartOff-hand bronze dart 124150
Iron dartIron dart1096202
Off-hand iron dartOff-hand iron dart1048202
Steel dartSteel dart20192316
Off-hand steel dartOff-hand steel dart2096316
Black dartBlack dart20240381
Off-hand black dartOff-hand black dart20120381
Mithril dartMithril dart30288454
Off-hand mithril dartOff-hand mithril dart30144454
Adamant dartAdamant dart40384628
Off-hand adamant dartOff-hand adamant dart40192628
Rune dartRune dart50480850
Off-hand rune dartOff-hand rune dart50240850
Dragon dartDragon dart605761132
Off-hand dragon dartOff-hand dragon dart602881132
Blisterwood stakeBlisterwood stake706721486
Off-hand blisterwood stakeOff-hand blisterwood stake703361486
Death lotus dartDeath lotus dart858162178
Off-hand death lotus dartOff-hand death lotus dart854082178
Deathtouched dartDeathtouched dartany48150


JavelinsEdit

Javelins can be bought from the Grand Exchange, Ranging Guild, Void Knights Outposts Archery Shoppe, or obtained from monster drops. They can be wielded as a weapon, allowing players to also wield a shield or off-hand weapon. They are the only thrown weapons available for free players, with the exception of Morrigan's javelin.

Javelins are much slower than other thrown weapons, but they do more damage per hit.

Image Javelin Level Accuracy Damage
Bronze javelin Bronze javelin 1 150 74
Iron javelin Iron javelin 10 202 149
Steel javelin Steel javelin 20 316 298
Mithril javelin Mithril javelin 30 454 447
Adamant javelin Adamant javelin 40 628 596
Rune javelin Rune javelin 50 850 745
Sagaie Sagaie 72 1566 1072
Morrigan's javelin Morrigan's javelin 78 1829 1162

Throwing axesEdit

Throwing axes can be created by players, purchased from the Ranging Guild, or bought from other players. They can be wielded as a single-handed weapon, allowing players to also wield a shield or off-hand weapon. Note that Morrigan's axe can only be obtained as a drop from Revenants.

Throwing axes are slightly slower than throwing knives and darts, but do more damage per hit.

Image Throwing axe Level Accuracy Damage
Bronze throwing axe Bronze throwing axe 1 150 61
Off-hand bronze throwing axe Off-hand bronze throwing axe 1 150 30
Iron throwing axe Iron throwing axe 10 202 122
Off-hand iron throwing axe Off-hand iron throwing axe 10 202 61
Steel throwing axe Steel throwing axe 20 316 245
Off-hand steel throwing axe Off-hand steel throwing axe 20 316 122
Mithril throwing axe Mithril throwing axe 30 454 367
Off-hand mithril throwing axe Off-hand mithril throwing axe 30 454 183
Adamant throwing axe Adamant throwing axe 40 628 490
Off-hand adamant throwing axe Off-hand adamant throwing axe 40 628 245
Rune throwing axe Rune throwing axe 50 850 612
Off-hand rune throwing axe Off-hand rune throwing axe 50 850 306
Dragon throwing axe Dragon throwing axe 60 1132 894
Off-hand dragon throwing axe Off-hand dragon throwing axe 60 1132 447
Morrigan's throwing axe Morrigan's throwing axe 78 1829 955

Throwing knivesEdit

Throwing knives are similar to darts. They are one of the fastest weapon types in the game and can be smithed. They can be wielded as a single-handed weapon, allowing players to wield a shield or off-hand weapon.

Players receive 5 throwing knives from each bar they smith. Throwing knives are stackable, however, they cannot be thrown as far as a player with a bow. The setback is minor, given its decent striking power, speed and availability (thus making it a popular training weapon in the ranging arsenal).

Image Throwing knife Damage Accuracy
Bronze knife Bronze knife 48 150
Off-hand bronze knife Off-hand bronze knife 24 150
Iron knife Iron knife 96 202
Off-hand iron knife Off-hand iron knife 48 202
Steel knife Steel knife 192 316
Off-hand steel knife Off-hand steel knife 96 316
Black knife Black knife 240 381
Off-hand black knife Off-hand black knife 120 381
Mithril knife Mithril knife 288 454
Off-hand mithril knife Off-hand mithril knife 144 454
Adamant knife Adamant knife 384 628
Off-hand adamant knife Off-hand adamant knife 192 628
Rune knife Rune knife 480 850
Off-hand rune knife Off-hand rune knife 240 850
Dragon knife Dragon knife[1] 576 1132
Off-hand dragon knife Off-hand dragon knife[1] 288 1132
  1. ^ a b Cannot be crafted, dropped by Throwing muspahs.

ChinchompasEdit

Chinchompas are a unique, stackable, one-time use ranged explosion weapon. They have three attack styles: short, medium, and long, which determine the length of fuse and its effectiveness. Selecting short makes it more effective at short distance. A longer fuse enables the Chinchompa weapon to be used for longer distance attacks, but also decreases throwing rate. A Chinchompa explosion damages all targets within a three by three area. Chinchompas are obtained by box trapping.

ImageRanged weaponRanged level Damage bonus Accuracy
Chinchompa Chinchompa 45 551 732
Red chinchompa Red Chinchompa 55 673 983

Jadinko

Image

Ranged weapon

Ranged level

Damage bonus

Accuracy

Bolas 76 ? 1738

Toktz-Xil-UlEdit

Main article: Toktz-Xil-Ul

Toktz-Xil-Ul is the TzHaar name for obsidian throwing rings.

ImageRanged weaponRanged level Damage bonus Accuracy
Toktz-xil-ul Toktz-xil-ul 60 735 1132

Obsidian throwing rings can be obtained by buying from the TzHaar combat store, as a drop from the creatures in TzHaar, or by buying it from another player. They cost around 350 Tokkul per throwing ring. This weapon cannot be made using the Smithing skill.

Other Ranged equipmentEdit

Members also have access to different kinds of weapons. They are:

ImageRanged weaponRanged level Damage bonus Accuracy Ammunition
Dwarfcannon Dwarf multicannon 5 (Dwarf Cannon) N/A N/A Cannonball
Holy water Holy Water 1 (Legends' Quest) 48 150 None

PouchesEdit

Bolt pouch
Bolt pouch menu

The bolt pouch menu when left-clicked

Although not a weapon, members have access to a bolt pouch, allowing them to carry a variety of bolts without occupying too much of their bank or inventory space. They can be purchased from the crossbow sales dwarf in Keldagrim. Each player is restricted to one bolt pouch at a time. Destroying it or losing it upon death will cause all the bolts in the pouch to be dropped on the ground.

Bolt pouches can only hold 4 different kinds of bolts. To store bolts in a pouch, players have to use them with the pouch. Left-clicking on the pouch will open a menu showing players what bolts are currently in the pouch. Each of the four slots can hold up to 255 bolts. Bolts can be removed from the pouch or equipped by right-clicking on them. Grapples, however, cannot be stored in pouches. Bolt pouches are untradeable.

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