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This article is about the weapon. For the Hunter creature, see Red salamander (Hunter).
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Red salamander detail

The red salamander is the second strongest salamander and can be caught at 59 Hunter. It requires level 60 Ranged to wield.

It uses tarromin tar as ammo, which can be made by using a clean tarromin with swamp tar at 39 Herblore. It can also be bought from other players or at the Grand Exchange. This weapon can serve as an inexpensive alternative to the dragon 2h crossbow, but tarromin tar can be difficult to buy from the Grand Exchange, and is consumed when used as a basic attack, much like bolt racks.

As with all salamanders, the red salamander will not appear under your gravestone if you die and choose not to keep it. This is because it is a live creature, and it will run away. Should this happen, you will need to buy or catch a new one.

Combat Stats
RequirementsRed salamander equipped
60 Ranged
Ranged Ranged2h slot
Average (3.6s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses


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  • Before 13 May 2013, this weapon also required 60 Attack and 60 Magic. This was because it was a multi-style weapon that could use melee and magic attacks before the launch of the Evolution of Combat, although the Attack and Magic requirements were not removed immediately after it became a ranged weapon with the update.