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Yew shieldbow (u)

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Classic Runestone
Yew shieldbow (u)
Yew shieldbow (u)
Release date 25 March 2002 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable No
Stackable No
Noteable Yes
Value 640 coins
High alch 384 coins
Low alch 256 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 314 coins (info)
Buy limit 10,000
Examine An unstrung yew shieldbow; I need a bowstring for this.
Weight 1.332 kg
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Yew shieldbow (u) detail

A Yew shieldbow (u) is cut from Yew logs at 70 Fletching, granting 75 experience. An unstrung yew shieldbow can be strung using a bowstring at 70 Fletching, granting an additional 75 experience thus making a yew shieldbow.

Unstrung yew shieldbows are commonly used to train magic using high level alchemy because it is profitable. The profit made is 235 per alchemy. Many players who fletch yew shieldbows do not sell them unstrung, as this reduces gain, so it is more commonly alched as a complete bow.

Buying unstrung yew shieldbows is getting common among players as stringing yew shieldbows with bowstring can gain about 84 coins per bow and the experience gained per hour is more than fletching yew logs. Due to the drop in price in unstrung yew shieldbows, the profit gained from stringing is getting better.


This item can be disassembled with the Invention skill.
Disassembly XP ?10.5
Item quantity required ?1
Base junk chance ?61%
Total materials received ?4
Possible materials
Stave parts Stave parts
Tensile parts Tensile parts
Flexible parts Flexible parts
Precise components Precise components
Strong components Strong components


  • With the release of Invention, players discovered that unstrung maple, yew, and magic shieldbows would disassemble to give much more experience than intended. As a result of this bug, the street price of unstrung bows were going for over 3,000 coins each.

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