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This article is about the item made from ordinary logs. 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 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
RequirementsShortbow equipped
Ranged Ranged2h slot
AttributesDamage reduction
Defence-iconArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Constitution-iconLife points0Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.0 seconds
Attack speed fast

Dropping monstersEdit

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Source 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

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Beefy Bill's Supplies50Coins 25Coins 10No
Corporal Boothe's Armoury50Coins 25Coins 1No
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


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