|Release date||17 March 2009 (Update)|
|Quest item?||The Chosen Commander|
|High Alch||0 coins|
|Low Alch||0 coins|
|On death||Not reclaimable from gravestone|
|Store price|| 1 Adamant crossbow|
|Examine||The crossbow that defeated the avatar of Bandos./Zanik's crossbow has been upgraded.|
As part of the quest, the player must augment Zanik's existing crossbow with additional items, reassemble it when broken, and then use its special attack to defeat the Bandos Avatar. During this time, the crossbow itself cannot be equipped. Instead, a dialogue option allows use of the special attack.
After quest completion, the player retains the augmented crossbow, which requires 48 Ranged to wield. While similar in appearance to the Dorgeshuun crossbow, it has significantly higher stats, slightly greater than that of an adamant crossbow. It can fire bolts up to Runite bolts, including bone bolts, silver bolts, and broad-tipped bolts. Since the weight of the crossbow is 0 kg, it is the best crossbow to take to the Bandos Agility Course, also accessible after the quest.
The special attack, Defiance, uses 50% adrenaline and deals increased damage on monsters and against players who are using prayers or are using god-related equipment. When the special attack is used, lightning seems to blast out from the crossbow.
If a player loses their crossbow, they can retrieve one (or more) from Oldak in exchange for a standard adamant crossbow (adamant 2h crossbows and off-hand adamant crossbows will not work). Players can obtain more than one by using the drop trick, but will need additional adamant crossbows.
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A player wielding Zanik's crossbow
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