This talk page is for discussing the Zaryte bow page.

it has no spec-----Special Attack Edit

Does it have a special attack? 20:16, January 10, 2011 (UTC)

This article is already full of information that is not consistent or likely. Where has it been recorded to hit 920 and why has Jagex not announced a strength bonus with the complete set? Both pieces of information should be taken out.

^~In reponse.

The 15% donus is for the sets, not the bow. They give +15% to their attack style regardless of the weapon weilded. No idea about the special but it's likely it does not

i neeeeeed this bow. Edit


Quick Review Edit

It uses no arrows------ it cost me 10k per 1% degraded (repairing at my house with 99 construction). It takes a very long time to degrade. I have over 220 range attack bonus wearing armadyl with it. It often hits high. It hits many high 40+.. Range strength for it is 115. It hits often on dragons of all sorts. It does not degrade the same as chaotic cb as stated below. Tons of rumors surround this bow...I have one. You cannot wield a shield but that does not matter when you can make extreme pots..especially super antifire. This bow is capable of 4 hitting an iron dragon easily and have done it many times.

The best thing about the bow is the consistantcy at which it hits high...very very slow to degrade and cheap to repair. It is very effective at long range..very..there has been much nonsense rumors about this bow...Once the bow is used it degrades slightly and you cannot show in trade. I have read tons of rumors here but all the above I can vouch for as I use it and it is worth the cost....The repair cost nonsense and the speed and which it is said to degrade is best in game period. 3 tasks in slayer (Kurdel) to get it to 99%. If you get one yourself you will find most things said about it are not true at all.

Well there has been a lot of positive and negative feedback about the bow, so I decided to give some of my comments on it. Even though I haven't heard anything, I assuming it costs about same as chaotic to repair (since same level and lasts same amount of time). It is 4 speed, same as chaotic crossbow and 1 speed below magic longbow (sighted). While the Magic Longbow (Sighted) does have 1 more speed and 20 more attack, it can only get a max str of 60 (with god arrows) so it can only hit about half as hard. So based on that, it owns the magic longbow sighted due to the much higher damage for a bit less attack and speed. As for the chaotic crossbow, that is still better than this bow. They are the same attack and same speed (and I assume the same repair cost/degrade time), but the chaotic crossbow is 1h while this bow is 2h. Also, while this bow has same range str as dragonstone tipped rune bolts, the chaotic crossbow can use bolt effects and still get the same str bonus. While it may be cheaper to use this bow over CCB and Dstone Bolts, the CCB gets a shield and can use broad or a cheaper bolt to be about the same cost for effeteness. For most things, Chaotic Crossbow is far better due to shield and bolt effects. But for Safe PVP and Slayer, this bow should work good (training would probably cost too much). Basically it can serve as an alternative to chaotic crossbow for those who don't want to spend time to get the dungeoneering tokens, as cash can be much easier to obtain. So overall, it is a very useful ranged weapon, and I would call it the second best. The real usefulness will be determined by its repair cost, but I would probably still want to keep one even after getting a chaotic crossbow since it does have its benefits (mainly slayer or such). Bio 04:33, January 11, 2011 (UTC)

Keep in mind, you could also use a void set with deflector while using the CCB, meaning that you could have the level 80 Range top as well, to get a even higher accuracy. Shadow silk hood Elysian Aura Lord marshal cap 04:47, January 11, 2011 (UTC)
Well, things such as that are benefits of 1H and there are many things besides that to increase accuracy with shields and such. Bio 01:13, January 12, 2011 (UTC)
"while this bow has same range str as dragonstone tipped rune bolts"
in fact, it has same range str as untipped rune bolts(115). dragonstone tipped bolts are 117 01:12, January 13, 2011 (UTC)
"While it may be cheaper to use this bow over CCB and Dstone Bolts, the CCB gets a shield and can use broad or a cheaper bolt to be about the same cost for effeteness."
The thing about this is that the zaryte bow lasts for 60,000 game ticks, which means it can fire a maximum of 12,000 shots if used on rapid. The repair cost being 2 mil, it would equate to around 166 coins per shot. Broad bolts are a bit cheaper, but have lower ranged strength, so really this bow is more cost effective, as you will hit higher with it, meaning less shots are fired, saving you more money. Personally, I would choose the Zaryte bow over Chaotic crossbow.

bow sucks Edit

The bow startedf at 60 mil is now at 169..w 2 they are 300 to 500 mil....I guess someone that does not have one is trying to talk the price down..below is false info.

look at the GE graph, it's only been 2 days and it's about go down in price. damn lol

it is because it lacks bolt effects. For most bosses you'd rather have a rune crossbow and diamond or ruby bolts than a bow with 30 more accuracy, no shield, and a bit more damage with no bonus effects. Cost will determine if it is worth it for slayer and such, but that is fairly limited it kind of does suck... if only they made it a shortbow! (with less atk and damage of course so it wouldn't have been too good). Bio 17:15, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Maybe if it didn't degrade it would be good. I hate everything that degrades. If the more powerful items of RS "degrade" then every single weaker item in the game should degrade also. And faster too. Time is man made, so it's always 4:20 00:57, January 17, 2011 (UTC)

If it didn't degrade then it would be overpowered. The idea of degrading items is that there is a cost to keeping them going, helping to balance out the greater income generated by having more powerful weapons and armour. If cheaper armour degraded, and it degraded faster, then there would be no point in choosing it at all, so that would make the price of the better armour much higher, so you probably wouldn't be able to even afford it. Think about that before you reply with hate mail. 17:43, February 25, 2011 (UTC) Kyogre Blast

Repair price? Edit

How much does Bob charge you for fixing it? How expensive is fixing it yourself? Do any of your skills matter when it comes to deciding the price if you do it yourself (like barrows equipment, where a high smithing level decreases the price)? —The preceding signed comment was added by I Am Me (talk contribs). 15:04, January 13, 2011 (UTC) I been waiting to hear this for days, the only of new items to even mention pricing is on the torva page (which says 2m to recharge but no details if that is whole set, a certain part, or same for all 3, since helms tend to cost less than plates and such). But just to guess I think it is 2m like chaotic (since same level and degrade time and that is price that torva said)...still, could be wrong and I hope someone confirms price soon. Bio 17:16, January 13, 2011 (UTC)

Picture of the new bow with the orb of occulus Edit

Someone from my team got the bow.

I took the orb to take a nice screenshot of it, use it if you want. ""

  • I've cropped, and made the image above transparent and put it in the article. Thanks, Mini 01:36, January 16, 2011 (UTC)
  • Lol triforce on it.
    • Triforce...mind...blown... 00:47, January 19, 2011 (UTC)

I will buy this bow from anyone if they want to sell it for 95.5m in game

Dharokowns 13:10, February 2, 2011 (UTC)

200 million Edit

Since the release of the bow ive been on the page like a hawk. I was supposed to mark the date it hit 200 million but my computer crashed. If someone could please post the date you'll be doing everyone a favor thank you.

Why? What's the point? We have the GEMW charts, which should be enough for all those things as prices. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 20:04, March 16, 2011 (UTC)

Good Edit

This bow needs to crash. Who wants to sell their bow for 104m?

1 bow won't help anything. JOEYTJE50TALKpull my finger 15:32, March 25, 2011 (UTC)

degrade in combat Edit

is this bow like crystal bow where it counts number of shots? or if you are in combat not firing does it still degradeMasterx3829 19:19, April 13, 2011 (UTC)

It degrades in increments meaning that it doesn't weaken with every state it becomes uncharged and will not loose power until it is fully uncharged. And it doesn't count the shots but the game ticks the shot last for example you may get around 10 thousand shots on accurate but on rapid you wil recieve 12 thousand shots ,hope this helps.

Degrade speed Edit

I just bought a Zaryte not long ago.

If it degraded fully in 10 hours (600 minutes), it should degrade by 1% every 6 minutes.

However, it seems to degrade by 1% every 15 minutes after killing hundreds of goblins with it in more or less nonstop firing.

Perhaps its actual degrade speed is closer to once every 25 hours (1500 minutes), which matches the 1% every 15 minute thing. Or it could be once every 24 hours.

This makes the cost per shot significantly lower than reported. Assuming the lower number of 100% in 24 hours, using it on rapid style (1 shot/3 seconds) means 28800 shots in a 24 hour period. Also, given repair costs of 1m to 2m (this one verified to be correct), this would mean each shot costs anywhere from 34.7 to 69.4gp.

Which makes usage of this bow significantly cheaper than using a chaotic crossbow with diamond (e), while hitting harder and with no significant increase in accuracy (+8 range from Zamorak Book is nothing in comparison when you factor in the +230 range bonus from full armadyl combined with this thing).

Of course, the caveat is that you have to pay for the bow first...

Tomomi 12:21, May 5, 2011 (UTC)

Its likely because your are not in continuous combat for the whole time, especially vs weaker monsters like goblins. If you 1 hit them then thats only 1 tick of combat, a rapid attack is 5 ticck, so u thne have a 4 tick 'ccol down' so every shot, 5 tcks apart you only have 1 in combat, so you could get over 50 hours of use. Jammy Duel 10:06, June 21, 2011 (UTC)

Usable in firemaking? Edit

There is no mention if this bow is an exception to the rule that most high powered bows can't be used in firemaking (Dark Bow and Crystal Bow can't) so is there anyone who can test this out to see if it can or not? I doubt it personally but it would be a useful piece of information to have on the page since the rest of it is all combat info.

Adjective for "affiliated with Zaros"? Edit

Could the word Zaryte mean "to do with Zaros", as Zamorakian is to to Zamorak?

In that case, the followers of Zaros would be Zarytes, perhaps? Q-35 14:30, October 28, 2011 (UTC)

Barbarian Assault Edit

"This bow can be used at full strength in Barbarian Assault"

No. False.

Changed the information on this page, along with the Crystal Bow and Barbarian Assault/Strategies to make this fact clear.

It does work at Barbarian Assault at full power, you simply have to equip the correct arrows. Since the zaryte bow uses no amunition when equiping the arrows it will still retain its +115 ranged strength and WILL be able to deal damage to penance.Mofo Pr0 03:05, January 22, 2012 (UTC)

I personally JUST tested this at barbarian assault and found that it does STILL work as long as you equip the correct arrows. It seems that the game just checks to see that you're wielding a bow and wielding the correct type of arrows to see if you can deal damage to penance or not.

In light of this I'm edditing the parts of the Zaryte bow and Crystal bow articles about Barbarian assuault to reflect the correct way to use them there.Mofo Pr0 03:18, January 22, 2012 (UTC)

Range distance... Edit

"For specific instances where long range is important (especially the fight caves), this bow is very useful as it has the second longest reach weapons have in Runescape, the same as the Crystal Bow and Hand Cannon, and 3 squares behind the Sighted longbow."

This isn't true, I tested Crystal bow and Magic longbow (sighted) together, and they have the same range on accurate stance. If Zaryte bow has the same distance as Crystal bow then they should all be tied together for range distance.

I'd personally like to see the "and 3 squares behind the Sighted longbow." bit taken off.

Thanks anyway. 19:45, February 13, 2012 (UTC)

Introduction Edit

Isn't it a bit of an over statement so say that the zaryte bow is one of the most powerful... One of the most accurate, certainly... but powerful gives the wrong idea. Westseen (talk) 18:18, August 20, 2012 (UTC)westseen

No, not really. +115 Ranged strength is very high, and only a handful of weapons/ammo beat it, some of which are for specialty situations only. --Andorin (Talk) (Contribs) 20:17, August 20, 2012 (UTC)

One of the most powerful range weapons... would in my mind include hand canon, bakriminel, and dark bow with special (among high end enchanted bolts). Zaryte is certainly one of the most powerful range weapons for general training. My concern is that we may give the idea that Zaryte is an effective pvp weapon. I've used zaryte for hundreds of hours... pvm and in pvp and power in its hits are not its strong suite. You will notice that the rune bolts article doesn't say rune bolts are one of the most powerful range weapons... it simply says they are the strongest "non-gem-tipped metal crossbow bolts". But you are taking the time to make edits so do as you see fit...

Westseen (talk) 20:56, August 20, 2012 (UTC)westseen

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