Armadyl crossbow

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Armadyl crossbow
Armadyl crossbow.png
Released17 October 2013 (Update)
Also calledAcb
Quest itemNo
ExamineA weapon originally developed for Armadyl's forces.
Value990,000 coins
High alch594,000 coins
Low alch396,000 coins
Weight6 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange38,910,182 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume1,805
Advanced data
Item ID11785
Armadyl crossbow detail.png

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.

It is the only crossbow with a Prayer bonus. It is outclassed only by the dragon hunter crossbow when fighting draconic creatures. The crossbow has an attack range of 8, and the longrange combat style will increase it by 2.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesArmadyl crossbow equipped male.pngArmadyl crossbow equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 6.png8

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

The projectile from the special attack.
Combat OptionsCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Crossbow.pngAccurateRangedAccurateRanged and Hitpoints+3 Ranged
RapidRangedRapidRanged and Hitpoints+1 Attack speed
LongrangeRangedLongrangeRanged, Defence, and Hitpoints+3 Defence and +2 Attack range

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Armadyl crossbow's special attack, Armadyl Eye.

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, doubles the player's overall accuracy (level + gear accuracy), as well as the 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 chance of activating for that shot is increased from 11% to 21%.

Audio options icon.png
Armadyl Eye attack
The sound which can be heard when players use the crossbow's special attack. (Warning: Extremely loud)

Comparison between other ranged weapons[edit source]

Item Ranged level required Ranged Attack bonus Notes
Bow of faerdhinen.png Bow of faerdhinen Ranged 75 +128
  • Has the highest ranged bonus of any ranged weapon, including a +106 Ranged Strength bonus
  • Receives noticeable damage and accuracy bonuses if worn alongside pieces of crystal armour
  • Has the furthest attack range of any bow or crossbow in the game (tied with composite bows and the crystal bow) of 10 squares
  • When created, the bow starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades
  • The bow can be upgraded to the Bow of faerdhinen (c) to stop it from degrading
Twisted bow.png Twisted bow Ranged 75 +70
  • Has a passive effect where the higher the target's Magic level is, the more accurate and damaging the bow becomes
  • Uses arrows as ammunition up to and including dragon
  • Offers an attack speed of that of a longbow
Toxic blowpipe.png Toxic blowpipe Ranged 75 +30
  • Requires Zulrah's scales (up to 16,383) and any unpoisoned darts to charge
  • Bonuses stack with the darts that are used to charge the blowpipe (up to +78 ranged attack and +60 ranged strength with dragon darts)
  • Has an attack speed of 3 (same as darts) in a non-pvp encounter or 4 in a pvp encounter (same as shortbows)
  • Offers a special attack where damage is increased by 50% and heals the wielder by 50% of the damage dealt. Costs 50% special attack energy
  • Has 25% chance to inflict venom on an opponent
Heavy ballista.png Heavy ballista Ranged 75 +125
  • Has the second highest ranged bonus of any ranged weapon, including a +15 Ranged Strength bonus
  • Requires completion of Monkey Madness II to equip.
  • Only accepts Javelins as ammunition
  • Ava's devices will not retrieve fired javelins, nor can they be picked up
  • Offers a special attack which increases accuracy and damage by 25% each for one shot. Costs 65% special attack energy
Armadyl crossbow.png Armadyl crossbow Ranged 70 +100
Crystal bow.png Crystal bow Ranged 70 +100
  • Offers a ranged strength of +78
  • Neither consumes nor requires ammunition.
  • Has an attack speed of 5, between that of a shortbow and a crossbow
  • Has the furthest attack range of any bow or crossbow in the game (tied with composite bows and the bow of faerdhinen) of 10 squares
  • Receives noticeable damage and accuracy bonuses if worn alongside pieces of crystal armour
Karil's crossbow.png Karil's crossbow Ranged 70 +84
  • The only two-handed crossbow in the game and is also the fastest crossbow.
  • Can only be fired with bolt racks.
  • If worn with the rest of Karil the Tainted's equipment, it offers a set effect which lowers the target's agility level (only works on players).
  • Like all Barrows equipment, it degrades and will fully degrade after 15 hours of combat. It is repairable.
Dragon hunter crossbow.png Dragon hunter crossbow Ranged 65 +95
  • Offers the second highest one-handed Ranged attack bonus in the game, outclassed only by the Armadyl crossbow
  • Increases accuracy and damage by 30% and 25% respectively when fighting draconic creatures.
Dragon crossbow.png Dragon crossbow Ranged 64 +94
Rune crossbow.png Rune crossbow Ranged 61 +90
Dark bow.png Dark bow Ranged 60 +95
  • Offers the third highest Ranged attack bonus in the game, behind the Heavy ballista (+125) and the crystal bow and Armadyl crossbow (+100)
  • Has the ability to shoot two arrows at a time
  • The slowest weapon in the game, with an attack speed of 9 (5.4 seconds)
  • Offers a powerful special attack, which if used with dragon arrows increases damage dealt by 50% with a minimum hit of 8 (30% with any other arrow type with a minimum hit of 5). Costs 55% special attack energy
Magic shortbow.png Magic shortbow Ranged 50 +69
  • The only shortbow to offer a special attack, which fires 2 shots in rapid succession but with reduced accuracy. Costs 55% special attack energy
  • Can be imbued with a magic shortbow scroll, increasing accuracy to +75 and lowering the special attack cost to 50%
Red chinchompa.png
Black chinchompa.png
Chinchompa Ranged 45 (Grey)

Ranged 55 (Red)
Ranged 65 (Black)

+45 (Grey)

+70 (Red)
+80 (Black)

  • One of the three ranged weapons that offers the ability to hit more than one opponent at a time (similar to burst or barrage ancient spells), the others being the special attack of the dragon crossbow, with a similar attack, and Rune thrownaxe, with a ricochet type attack.
  • Regarded to be the best way of training Ranged, but at a very high cost
  • Has an attack speed of 4 (same as scimitars and the abyssal whip)
  • If a player dies with chinchompas equipped or in their inventory, they will disappear as they are live animals

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
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Concept art[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
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.