|Released||17 October 2013 (Update)|
|Examine||A weapon originally developed for Armadyl's forces.|
|High alch||594,000 coins|
|Low alch||396,000 coins|
|Exchange||31,183,622 coins (info)|
The Armadyl crossbow is a ranging weapon that requires a Ranged level of 70 to wield, and can fire up to and including dragon bolts. It is dropped only by Commander Zilyana. This item counts as an Armadyl item in the God Wars Dungeon.
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Category: Crossbow||Combat Style||Style type||Weapon Style||Experience||Invisible Boost|
|Accurate||Ranged||Accurate||Ranged and Hitpoints||+3 Ranged|
|Rapid||Ranged||Rapid||Ranged and Hitpoints||+1 Attack speed|
|Longrange||Ranged||Longrange||Ranged, Defence, and Hitpoints||+3 Defence and +2 Attack range|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
The Armadyl crossbow has a special attack, Armadyl Eye, which consumes 50% of the player's special attack energy. Armadyl Eye will, for one shot, double the player's overall accuracy (level + gear accuracy), as well as doubling the base chance of an enchanted bolt's special effect to occur.
For example, when performing the special attack with enchanted diamond bolts, the bolt's special effect, Armour Piercing, would have a 20% chance of activating instead of 10%. If the Hard Kandarin Diary has been completed, the additional chance given from the diary reward is also added, meaning the chance of activating for that shot is increased from 10% to a total of 21%.
|Armadyl Eye attack|
The sound which can be heard when players use the crossbow's special attack. (Warning: Extremely loud)
Products[edit | edit source]
Item sources[edit | edit source]
Comparison between other ranged weapons[edit | edit source]
|Name||level required||Ranged attack||Ranged strength
|Bow of Faerdhinen||80||+128||+106||123,914,070||
|Dragon hunter crossbow||70||+95||(+122)||66,036,126|
|Crystal bow||70||+100||+78||361,581[n 1]||
|Magic shortbow (i)||+75||81,647|
|Magic comp bow||50||+71||(+55)||5,465||
|Throwing knives|| 40
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Concept art of a reworked Armadyl crossbow model by Mod Alfred.
A reworked model of the Armadyl crossbow, recoloured. The rework was polled and failed in Old School Content Poll 27 by 0.8% of the votes.
Concept art of the Armadyl Eye special attack by Mod Ghost.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|7 July 2021
The weapon's position on female players has been adjusted so that they appear to be equipped properly.
|30 June 2021
(update | poll)
The Armadyl crossbow's special attack has been changed. Previously, it consumed 40% of the player's special attack energy and doubled the player's accuracy for that shot.
|20 November 2014
(update | poll)
The special attack of the Armadyl crossbow has received a graphical rework.
|23 January 2014
The Armadyl crossbow no longer uses special attack energy when you have no ammo equipped.
|9 January 2014
(update | poll)
The item's value was increased from 100,200 to 990,000 so it protects on death in preference to Barrows equipment.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- While pretending to form an alliance with Armadyl, Commander Zilyana stole the Armadyl crossbow from Kree'arra during the God Wars, keeping it as a trophy of her cunning, explaining why it is dropped by Zilyana instead of Kree'arra.
- The Armadyl crossbow is one of four unique boss drops that are not dropped by the respective bodyguards (excluding hilts or pets), the others being steam battlestaff, Saradomin's light, and staff of the dead.
- There's a 1/250 chance that when one receives a bird nest from woodcutting, instead of the standard bird chirping sound, they'll hear the crossbow's special attack sound instead. This is likely some kind of easter egg meant to scare the players briefly as a joke.
- The Armadyl crossbow uses the same model as the hunters' crossbow, albeit recoloured.
References[edit | edit source]