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The sling was a two-handed Ranged weapon dropped by very low level monsters. With the release of the Evolution of Combat on 20 November 2012 all slings were replaced with chargebows.

On release, the sling replaced the crossbow as the weakest ranged weapon in RuneScape. It required 1 Ranged to equip and no ammunition of any kind, which made it a simple Ranged training tool for lower levels. The sling had an extremely short attack range.

When a player's Ranged level increased to level 5 (or using a few times while already having at least level 5), equipping the sling would generate a message advising using bows or crossbows instead. It also directed players to the advisory icon in the corner of the screen.

Continued use of the sling is not recommended at this Ranged level. You will find more benefit from using a shortbow with arrows or a crossbow with bolts.

To learn about ammo, click on the advisor button.

The price of this weapon rapidly rose over 7000%, then plummeted from the highest raised price list to the lowest dropped price list. The sling was not allowed during PvP combat.

Only 5 sling drops could be obtained per day, but there was no limit to buying and selling them every day. Along with Kayle's sling, the sling had a hidden 0.9x damage multiplier since it only used to hit 90% of the expected amount for its Ranged Strength bonus.

Sling

A player using a sling.

Bonuses
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Sling equipped
A player wielding a sling.
Attack   Attack bonus   Attack

2h slot

Stab Attack Style Slash Attack Style Crush Attack Style Magic-icon Ranged-icon
0 0 0 0 +4
Defence   Defence bonus   Defence
Stab Attack Style Slash Attack Style Crush Attack Style Magic-icon Ranged-icon Summoning-icon
0 0 0 0 0 0
Blocked hitsplat old5   Damage absorption   Blocked hitsplat old5
Attack-icon Magic-icon Ranged-icon
0% 0% 0%
Other bonuses
Strength-icon RangeStrength Prayer-icon Magic-icon
0 +6 0 0%
Speed 6 (Interval: 2.4 seconds)Monster attack speed 6
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Former drop sourcesEdit

Levels 1 to 24Edit

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Corpse mage151Common
Man21Common
Thief161Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)111Uncommon
Al-Kharid warrior91Uncommon
Cow21Uncommon
Dark wizard7; 9; 11; 20; 22; 231Uncommon
Goblin2; 5; 11; 13; 16; 251Uncommon
Minotaur12; 271Uncommon
Zombie13; 18; 24; 25; 30; 32; 40; 44; 53; 78; 851Uncommon
Skoblin14; 151Rare
Ceolburg41Rare
Dragith Nurn201Rare
Giant spider2; 24; 27; 501Rare
Jeff21Very rare
Mugger61Very rare
Warped fly51Very rare
Warped rat91Very rare

Levels 25 and aboveEdit

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Afflicted30; 371Uncommon
Goblin2; 5; 11; 13; 16; 251Uncommon
Minotaur12; 271Uncommon
Zombie13; 18; 24; 25; 30; 32; 40; 44; 53; 78; 851Uncommon
Giant spider2; 24; 27; 501Rare


Preceded by Title Succeeded by
Crossbow Weakest ranged weapon in RuneScape Chargebow

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