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This article is about the item made from ordinary logs. For shortbows in general, see Shortbow (bow type).
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 30 coins
Low Alch 20 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 50 coins
Exchange price 34 coins (info)
Buy limit 5,000
Examine Short but effective.
Weight 1.33 kg
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Shortbow detail

The Shortbow is the weakest shortbow in RuneScape. Players can purchase this bow from most shops that sell Ranged weaponry.

Shortbows may be made through the Fletching skill at level 1. First, a player must cut an unstrung shortbow from logs, granting 5 Fletching experience. Then, the player must string the unstrung shortbow with a bow string, granting 5 experience.

Previously, all new players would obtain a free shortbow after completing the Tutorial, but due to the Tutorial update, players no longer obtain one.

The attack range of the shortbow is 7 spaces.

Shortbows are often used by Skill Pures because if no arrows are equipped a player can not accidentally deal damage to a creature and gain combat xp.

Combat Stats
Skill requirements
Class Slot
Ranged Ranged 2h slot
Weapons Main Off
Damage 43 -
Accuracy 150 -
Style Arrows
Defence-icon Armour rating0
Constitution-icon Life bonus0
Prayer-icon Prayer bonus0
Style bonuses
Strength-icon0 Ranged-icon0 Magic-icon0
Attack speed
Interval: 3.0 seconds
Attack speed fast
Shortbow equipped
A player wielding a Shortbow

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Corpse archer261Common
Corpse mage301Common
Corpse spider61Common
Crawling corpse torso141Common
Dragith Nurn381Common
Warped bat241Common
Warped cockroach21Common
Warped fly101Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)221Uncommon
Warped rat181Rare

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