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Wyvern crossbow detail

The wyvern crossbow is a two-handed crossbow that requires level 85 Ranged to wield. It was released along with wyverns, which have a very rare chance of dropping the crossbow. It uses wyvern spines as ammunition, which are a common drop from wyverns. However, any bolt ammunition can be used with the crossbow, including Dragonbane bolts and Ascension bolts (which will have their damage scaled down to match wyvern spines).

It has a damage-over-time effect (appears as poison hit splats) that ramps up in damage the longer it is in combat against a specific foe. The effect takes several seconds to wear off, meaning a player can swap between several targets, ramping up the damage on several monsters if they so desire. Its damage over time effect stacks with any weapon poison.

The crossbow will degrade to a broken state after 60,000 charges of combat (but loses 2 charges per hit, so has a minimum duration of 5 hours of combat). It can be fixed by Repair NPCs such as Bob in Lumbridge, or at an armour stand in a Player-owned house. A full repair, without discounts, costs 4,125,000 coins.

The wyvern crossbow can be augmented using an augmentor.

Combat Stats
RequirementsDegradesWyvern crossbow equipped
85 Ranged30,000 charges
ClassSlot
Ranged Ranged2h slot
Tier
85
WeaponsMainOff
Damage1083-
Accuracy2178-
StyleBolts
Range9
Speed
Average (3.6s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
PrayerPrayer0Strength0Ranged0Magic0
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Repair costEdit

The base repair cost of the Wyvern crossbow is 4,125,000 coins. It can be repaired by:

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

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Comparison with other Ranged weaponsEdit

Two-handedEdit

Name Reqs Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Seren godbow Seren godbow 92 Ranged 1,231,349,801 2577 (92)
Noxious longbow Noxious longbow 90 Ranged 134,887,892 2458 (90)
Decimation Decimation 87 Ranged 29,404,613 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
  • 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 28,204,700 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
  • 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
50,324,823 2178 (85)
  • Passive effect: stores damage received in combat (must remain equipped)
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 5 dark bows (349,185 coins) to repair
Royal crossbow Royal crossbow 80 Ranged
70 Smithing
60 Summoning
352,368 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
  • 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 9,224,271 1924 (80)
  • Supplies its own 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
  • 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
257,046 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 54,743,029 (main-hand)
56,613,153 (off-hand)
2458 (90)
Shadow glaive Shadow glaive and Off-hand shadow glaive 85 Ranged 7,006,890 (main-hand)
4,979,929 (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 3,438,194 (main-hand)
4,659,925 (off-hand)
1694 (75)
  • Does not degrade
  • Offers a prayer bonus

Drop sourcesEdit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Raptor keyN/A1Very rare
Wyvern1271Very rare
Wyvern (elite)1331Very rare

DisassemblyEdit

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TriviaEdit

  • It has the same examine as the royal crossbow.
  • The damage-over-time effect used to work against poison-immune monsters. After a hidden update, this appears to be no longer true.

ReferencesEdit

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