# 18lb shot

18lb shot
Released13 June 2006 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
EquipableNo
StackableNo
NoteableNo
OptionsDrop
ExamineJust landed 18lb shot.
Values
Value1 coin
AlchemyNot alchemisable
Weight8.164 kg
Item ID8858

An 18lb shot is an item used in the shot put room, one of the activities that can be found in the Warriors' Guild. The shot put room is located on the 1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US] in the north-east corner of the guild. The northern lane in this room contains a pile of 18lb shot, while the southern lane contains a pile of 22lb shot. For each shot made with these balls, players will receive tokens equal to the distance plus one, whereas shots made with the 22lb shot will reward tokens equal to the distance plus three.

The actual 18lb shot item appears on the ground after being thrown by the player. However, it cannot be obtained; when trying to pick it up, the referee will say "Hey! You can't take that, it's guild property. Take one from the pile." Attempting to cast telekinetic grab on it results in a message I can't use Telekinetic Grab on this object.

## Strength info

There are several different factors that come into play when putting shots:

• The main factor is the player's base Strength level ${\displaystyle L}$. The higher the level, the further the shot will go. Boosts do not affect this factor.
• The main variable players can influence is the player's run energy percentage ${\displaystyle R}$ at the time of the shot. The higher the energy, the further the shot will be.
• Another factor is the throwing style ${\displaystyle S}$. A 'Standing throw' will get ${\displaystyle S=20}$, 'Step and throw' will get ${\displaystyle S=10}$ and 'Spin and throw' will get ${\displaystyle S=0}$.
• The weight ${\displaystyle W}$ of the shot in pounds (lb) also has a direct effect: the lighter shot will travel further. For the 18lb shot, this is ${\displaystyle W=18}$
• Dusting one's hands using ground ashes will give a bonus of ${\displaystyle D=5}$. Otherwise this factor is ${\displaystyle D=0}$.

These factors all combine to form a single variable ${\displaystyle X=L+R+S+D-W}$. At level 99 Strength with 100% energy, performing a standing shot with an 18lb shot, with dusted hands, will allow the player to make a shot of 14 yards, granting 151.2 experience. Changing any of these factors will cause the shot to travel less distance.

18lb shot
Level required 50
Strength XP${\displaystyle (X+10)*0.1}$