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This article is about the item called "shortbow". For shortbows in general, see Shortbow (bow type).
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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 bowstring, 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
RequirementsShortbow equipped
None
ClassSlot
Ranged Ranged2h slot
Tier
5
WeaponsMainOff
Damage43-
Accuracy150-
StyleArrows
Range7
Speed
Fast (3.0s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
PrayerPrayer0Strength0Ranged0Magic0
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CreationEdit

Shortbow Shortbow
Fletching-Make-X GE icon
5 XP-708
Requirements
Fletching Fletching level1
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Shortbow (u)Shortbow (u)17474
BowstringBowstring1370370
Total price444

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Corpse Spider41Uncommon
Corpse archer181Uncommon
Corpse mage211Uncommon
Crawling corpse torso91Uncommon
Dragith Nurn261Uncommon
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)841Common
New Varrock guard captain1041Rare
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)151Uncommon
Skoblin191Uncommon
Warped bat161Uncommon
Warped cockroach11Uncommon
Warped fly71Uncommon
Warped rat121Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Rare
Zombie (New Varrock)11Unknown

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Beefy Bill's Supplies50Coins 25Coins 10No
Dargaud's Bows and Arrows50Coins 25Coins 10Yes
Gnome Shopkeeper's Armoury50Coins 25Coins 1No
Gulluck and Sons50Coins 25Coins 10Yes
Hickton's Archery Emporium50Coins 25Coins 10Yes
King Lathas's Armoury50Coins 25Coins 10Yes
Lowe's Archery Emporium50Coins 25Coins 10No
Lowe's Archery Emporium (New Varrock)50Zemomark10Yes

DisassemblyEdit

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