Armadyl crossbow

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Armadyl crossbow
Armadyl crossbow.png
Released17 October 2013 (Update)
Also calledAcb
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableYes
StackableNo
NoteableYes
DestroyDrop
ExamineA weapon originally developed for Armadyl's forces.
Values
Value990,000 coins
High alch594,000 coins
Low alch396,000 coins
Weight6 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange31,183,622 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume1,899
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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.

The crossbow has an attack range of 8, and the longrange combat style will increase it by 2. It is one of two crossbows with a Prayer bonus, along with its upgraded version, the Zaryte crossbow.

The Armadyl crossbow can be combined with a nihil horn and 250 nihil shards to create the Zaryte crossbow.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesArmadyl crossbow equipped male.pngArmadyl crossbow equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+100
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+0+0+0%+1List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 6.png8
squares

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: CrossbowCombat 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 projectile from the special attack.

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,[1] meaning the chance of activating for that shot is increased from 10% to a total of 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)

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Zaryte crossbow.pngZaryte crossbow
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Commander Zilyana596 Multicombat.png11/508

Comparison between other ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

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Name Ranged level required Ranged attack Ranged strength
(Max ammo)
Price Notes
Twisted bow inventory image Twisted bow Ranged 85 +70 +20
(+80)
1,249,726,281
  • 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.
Bow of faerdhinen inventory image Bow of Faerdhinen Ranged 80 +128 +106 123,914,070
  • 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.
Zaryte crossbow inventory image Zaryte crossbow Ranged 80 +110 (+122) 318,418,124
  • It is the only crossbow that grants defensive bonuses.
  • One of two crossbows with a prayer bonus, along with the Armadyl crossbow from which it is crafted.
  • Has a special attack which provides double accuracy on the next shot and guarantees the special effect of any enchanted bolts used if it hits. Costs 75% special attack energy.
  • Its passive effect strengthens the effects of enchanted bolts by 10%.
Toxic blowpipe inventory image Toxic blowpipe Ranged 75 +30 +20
(+55)
3,688,385
  • Requires Zulrah's scales (up to 16,383) and any unpoisoned darts to charge.
  • Ranged strength bonus stacks with the darts that are used to charge the blowpipe (up to +55 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 inventory image Heavy ballista Ranged 75 +125 +15
(+165)
592,875
  • 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.
Dragon hunter crossbow inventory image Dragon hunter crossbow Ranged 70 +95 (+122) 66,036,126
  • Offers the third highest one-handed Ranged attack bonus in the game, outclassed only by the Armadyl and Zaryte crossbow.
  • Increases accuracy and damage by 30% and 25% respectively when fighting draconic creatures.
Armadyl crossbow inventory image Armadyl crossbow Ranged 70 +100 (+122) 31,183,622
Crystal bow inventory image Crystal bow Ranged 70 +100 +78 361,581[n 1]
  • 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 inventory image Karil's crossbow Ranged 70 +84 (+55) 117,307
  • 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 crossbow inventory image Dragon crossbow Ranged 64 +94 (+122) 1,118,335
Rune crossbow inventory image Rune crossbow Ranged 61 +90 (+115) 9,888
Craw's bow inventory image Craw's bow Ranged 60 +75 +60 24,373,377
Dark bow inventory image Dark bow Ranged 60 +95 (+60) 684,963
  • Offers the fifth highest Ranged attack bonus in the game, behind the bow of Faerdhinen (+128), heavy ballista (+125), the Zaryte crossbow (+110), 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 inventory image Magic shortbow Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 830
  • 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 its ranged attack bonus to +75 and lowering the special attack cost to 50%.
Magic shortbow (i) Magic shortbow (i) +75 81,647
Magic comp bow inventory image Magic comp bow Ranged 50 +71 (+55) 5,465
  • The only composite bow to offer a special attack, which is guaranteed to hit the target but is not boosted by damage-boosting prayers or the Slayer helmet (i). Costs 35% special attack energy. Shares this special attack with the magic longbow.
  • Is slightly more accurate than the magic longbow and 1 tick faster (1 tick slower than the shortbow), while keeping the same attack range of the longbow.
Seercull inventory image Seercull Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 17,072
  • Has slightly less accurate but otherwise identical stats to the magic comp bow.
  • Has a special attack that targets mages by lowering their Magic level, costing 100% special attack energy.
Magic longbow inventory image Magic longbow Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 1,327
  • The only longbow to offer a special attack, which is guaranteed to hit the target but is not boosted by damage-boosting prayers or the Slayer helmet (i). Costs 35% special attack energy. Shares this special attack with the magic comp bow.
  • Like all longbows, is 2 ticks slower than the magic shortbow, in exchange for 3 additional attack range.
  • Unlike the magic shortbow, cannot be imbued.
Adamant crossbow inventory image Adamant crossbow Ranged 46 +78 (+100) 1,366
  • Offers the sixth highest one-handed Ranged attack bonus in the game.
  • Has an attack speed equal to that of longbows and an attack range equal to that of shortbows.
  • Because of the slower attack speed and the potential for overkill from its higher max hit, it deals less damage over extended periods than the magic shortbow, and should be used primarily when additional defence is needed through the use of a shield, or if enchanted bolt effects are needed.
Chinchompa Chinchompas Ranged 45
(Grey)
+45 N/A Varies[n 2]
  • 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 Magicks), 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 (the same as scimitars, maces, and whips).
  • If a player dies with chinchompas equipped or in their inventory, they will disappear, as they are live animals.
Red chinchompa Ranged 55
(Red)
+70 +15
Black chinchompa Ranged 65
(Black)
+80 +30
Swamp lizard Orange salamander
Red salamander Black salamander
Salamanders Attack Ranged Magic 30
(Green)
+20 (+16) 218
  • Unique and versatile two-handed weapons that facilitate the use of all three combat styles.
Attack Ranged Magic 50
(Orange)
+29 (+22) 176
Attack Ranged Magic 60
(Red)
+47 (+31) 122
Attack Ranged Magic 70
(Black)
+69 (+49) 360
Dorgeshuun crossbow inventory image Dorgeshuun crossbow Ranged 28 +42 (+49) 2,130
  • Is one tick faster than most other crossbows, and it is able to fire bone bolts, which are significantly cheaper than most other ammunition of similar strength.
Rune knife Throwing knives Ranged 40
(Rune)
+25 +24 Varies[n 2]
  • Have high damage output, but are significantly more expensive compared to other low-level options.
Yew shortbow Shortbows Ranged 40
(Yew)
+47 (+49) 389
  • Offer slightly less damage output than using rune knives, but are a lot cheaper.
Adamant dart Darts Ranged 30
(Adamant)
N/A +17 Varies[n 2]
  • Are cheap, deal decent damage and are easy to buy from the Grand Exchange.
  • Adamant darts have comparable damage output to using a shortbow with rune arrows, so players should use whichever is cheaper.

Dwarf multicannon
Cannonball Granite cannonball

Dwarf multicannon N/A N/A N/A 756,807
  • Can be set up and used alongside other weapons for passive Ranged damage and experience.
  • Cannot be set up in all areas.
  • Has a static max hit of 30 with cannonballs and 35 with granite cannonballs.
  • Derives accuracy from player's current attack style (Ranged while ranging, Melee while meleeing, and whichever is higher with powered staves) while rolling against the target's Ranged defence.
  1. ^ Cost of having Ilfeen charge a crystal weapon seed after obtaining minimum cost.
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cost of thrown weapons is only that of the ammo.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 July 2021
(update)

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
(update)

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]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 10 January 2022. (Archived from the original on 11 January 2022.) Mod Ash: "The diary reward adds an extra 10% of the base chance."