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For this item's augmented variant, see Augmented Sunspear (ranged).
For other variants of this item, see melee, magic.
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Sunspear (ranged) detail

The Sunspear (ranged) is a degradable ranged throwing weapon requiring 78 Ranged to wield. It acts as a Sunspear against vampyres and as wolfbane against the werewolves in Canifis. At any point it can be switched to a spear or magic staff version using the Switch-style right-click option, retaining all current charges.

During River of Blood, it is made by combining a blisterwood shaft, wolfbane, and the broken Sunspear, requiring 75 Fletching. It can only be created once, but can be reclaimed (with full charge) from Ivan Strom for 600,000 coins. It can also be augmented using an augmentor, and retains the ability to switch styles.

Sunspear degrades to a broken state after 15,000 charges of combat. It can be repaired by a Repair NPC for 600,000 coins, or on an armour stand for less.

Completing the quest also unlocks this weapon as a cosmetic override.

Combat Stats
RequirementsDegradesSunspear (ranged) equipped
78 Ranged15,000 charges
ClassSlot
Ranged Ranged2h slot
Tier
78
WeaponsMainOff
Damage1743-
Accuracy1829-
StyleThrown
Range7
Speed
Average (3.6s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
PrayerPrayer0Strength0Ranged0Magic0
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Sunspear benefits

Sunspear, like blisterwood weapons, is fully effective against all vampyres, vyrewatch, and vyrelords/ladies; when fighting them, it has the following benefits:

  • Able to damage them
  • Prevent juvinates in Darkmeyer (but not elsewhere) from transforming into dust and escaping
  • +50% hit chance
  • Chance to deal up to double the normal damage for that attack (including bleeds like Dismember)
  • Every 50 vyre corpses cremated in the Columbarium grants +10 damage (a maximum of +100)
  • Automatically cremates vyre corpses, granting 280 Prayer and 200 Firemaking experience (+50% with Morytania Tasks complete), with a 20% chance of dropping additional loot (similar to Shiny columbarium key loot; increased chance with columbarium ring)
    • Cremations this way do not count towards the total cremations

See Category:Susceptible to blisterwood weapons for a full list of affected monsters.

RepairEdit

The base repair cost of the Sunspear (ranged) is 600,000 coins. It can be repaired by:

Alternatively, it can be repaired on an armour stand in a player-owned house, or a whetstone device anywhere. This provides a discount of 0.5% per Smithing level (including boosts).

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Comparison with other Ranged weaponsEdit

Two-handedEdit

Name Reqs Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Seren godbow Seren godbow 92 Ranged 1,287,018,221 2577 (92)
Noxious longbow Noxious longbow 90 Ranged 148,881,787 2458 (90)
  • Has a special attack, Mirrorback, that summons a mirrorback spider which reduces and reflects damage for ten seconds
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Decimation Decimation 87 Ranged 31,578,216 2287 (87)
  • Has a special attack, Locate, all of your attacks hit all available targets within 3 tiles of your main target (i.e. all of your attacks become area-of-effect attacks) for 10 seconds
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 10 hours), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Wyvern crossbow Wyvern crossbow 85 Ranged 19,376,592 2178 (85)
  • Passive effect: damage-over-time effect that ramps up in damage the longer it is in combat against a specific foe that is treated as a poison
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,125,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Strykebow Strykebow 85 Ranged
85 Defence
38,876,063 2178 (85)
  • Passive effect: stores damage received in combat (must remain equipped)
  • As a shieldbow, it allows the use of defence abilities at a cost to damage dealt
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 5 dark bows (359,525 coins) to repair
Royal crossbow Royal crossbow 80 Ranged
70 Smithing
60 Summoning
354,932 1924 (80)
  • Must reach the Queen Black Dragon's fourth phase and brandish it when she uses her extremely hot flames to initially obtain one
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and is repaired using royal crossbow parts (25% per part)
Zaryte bow Zaryte bow 80 Ranged 8,782,687 1924 (80)
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Can be wielded in the God Wars Dungeon to protect from the four central factions
  • Degrades: has 60,000 auto-attacks, and costs 2,000,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Attuned crystal bow Attuned crystal bow 80 Ranged
50 Agility
Plague's
End
Attuned crystal weapon seed, 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a minimum of 200,000 coins
Sunspear (ranged) Sunspear (ranged) 78 Ranged
River of Blood
Free after River of Blood quest, 600,000 to reclaim 1829 (78)
Hand cannon Hand cannon 75 Ranged
61 Firemaking
320,537 1694 (75)
  • Uses hand cannon shot as its ammunition
  • Can also explode and do damage to the player using it (the higher the Firemaking level the lower the chance)

Dual-wieldEdit

Name Reqs Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Ascension crossbow Ascension crossbow and off-hand 90 Ranged 60,775,580 (main-hand)
61,603,749 (off-hand)
2458 (90)
Shadow glaive Shadow glaive and Off-hand shadow glaive 85 Ranged 6,591,584 (main-hand)
4,977,657 (off-hand)
2458 (90)
  • It has the accuracy of a tier-90 weapon, but the damage of a tier-80 weapon.
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 10 hours), and costs 3,000,000 coins total to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Death Lotus dart Death Lotus dart and off-hand 85 Ranged
92 Fletching
Ancient bones, 25 Ascension shards 2178 (85)
  • Requires significant progress in the player-owned port to obtain
  • Off-hand can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
Attuned crystal chakram Attuned crystal chakram and off-hand 80 Ranged
50 Agility
Plague's
End
2 attuned crystal weapon seeds, 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a a minimum of 200,000 coins
Chaotic crossbow Chaotic crossbow and off-hand 80 Ranged
80 Dungeoneering
Dungeoneering token 200,000 (main-hand)
Dungeoneering token 100,000 (off-hand)
1924 (80)
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs (total) 3,000,000 coins, or 300,000 coins and 30,000 Dungeoneering tokens to repair
Armadyl crossbow Armadyl crossbow and off-hand 75 Ranged 2,902,340 (main-hand)
3,534,288 (off-hand)
1694 (75)
  • Does not degrade
  • Offers a prayer bonus

DisassemblyEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • On the day of release, this version dealt significantly less damage using abilities - the damage to be approximated around a level 10 weapon - than its counterparts.
  • Prior to 6 March 2017, the override unlocked was essentially unusable, as the ranged Sunspear is the only two-handed throwing weapon ingame. The override is now usable with any thrown weapon or one-handed crossbow.

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