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For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand rune crossbow.
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Rune crossbow detail

The rune crossbow is the highest grade of crossbow made out of standard metal and the 7th most accurate of all single-handed crossbows, behind the Demon slayer crossbow, Dragon crossbowArmadyl crossbow, Karil's pistol crossbow, chaotic crossbow, and the Ascension crossbow (tied with dominion). It requires a Ranged level of 50 to wield, can use bolts up to runite and is available to members only.

Rune crossbows can be made through the Fletching skill at level 69; a player must first cut a yew stock for the crossbow from yew logs, granting 50 Fletching experience. Then, a player must add rune crossbow limbs to the stock, granting 100 experience and making an unstrung rune crossbow. Finally, they must string the crossbow with crossbow string, granting 50 experience. The rune crossbow is faster than the magic shortbow and the Rune 2h crossbow, but does not offer a damage bonus, while the shortbow and 2h crossbow do. To compensate, it can be wielded with a shield, for significant defensive bonuses. This allows for players to range while still keeping defensive abilities of shields such as an anti-dragon or dragonfire shield when fighting dragons.  Alternatively, it can be combined with an off-hand rune crossbow to dramatically increase one's attacking power. They can also be obtained through completing Hard Treasure Trails.


Combat StatsRune crossbow equipped
Skill requirements
50 Ranged-icon
Ranged RangedWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 2.4 seconds
Attack speed fastest

Dropping monstersEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Cadarn ranger1221Uncommon
Kree'arra 210; 5801Common

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Crossbow Shop (Dwarven Mine)16,200Coins 100Coins 0Yes
Crossbow Shop (Keldagrim)16,200Coins 100Coins 0Yes
Crossbow Shop (White Wolf Mountain)16,200Coins 100Coins 0Yes


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