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This article is about the equipable crossbow. For other uses, see Zanik's crossbow (disambiguation).
Zanik's crossbow
Zanik's crossbow
Release date 17 March 2009 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item The Chosen Commander
Tradeable No
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
Value 1 coin
High alch 0 coins
Low alch 0 coins
Destroy Drop
On death Items that are never kept on death
Store price 1 Adamant crossbow
Examine The crossbow that defeated the avatar of Bandos.
Weight 0.001 kg
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Zanik's crossbow detail

Zanik's crossbow is both a quest item used during the The Chosen Commander quest and a crossbow that is the reward for its completion.

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.


Defiance, the special attack of Zanik's crossbow.

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.

Combat StatsZanik's crossbow equipped

A player wielding Zanik's crossbow

Skill requirements
48 Ranged-icon
Ranged RangedWeapon slot
Constitution-iconLife points0
Strength bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 2.4 seconds
Attack speed fastest

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