Armour/Ranged armour

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For a full list of items and their stats worn in the body slot, see this table.

This is a list of the armour that is generally worn by players who are using the Ranged skill. Ranged armour tends to have high Ranged attack bonuses and good Magic Defence bonuses. Ranged armour is usually made from animal hides, tanned dragonhide, or some other type of leather.

Ranged armour sets[edit | edit source]

Ranged Level Defence Level Icon Armour Degrades? Members? Other skills/requirements
1 1 (10 for Hardleather body) Leather cowl.png Leather armour No 0
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None
20 1 (20 for Studded body) Coif.png Studded leather armour No 0
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None
25 25 Frog-leather body.png Frog-leather armour No 1
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Death to the Dorgeshuun (only if buying the armour there)
30 30 Snakeskin bandana.png Snakeskin armour No 1
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None
40 1 Robin hood hat.png Ranger kit No 1
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None
40 1 (40 for Green d'hide body and Green d'hide shield) Green d'hide body.png Green dragonhide armour No 0
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Dragon Slayer I (to wear the Green d'hide body)
40 40 Spined helm.png Spined armour No 1
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The Fremennik Trials
42 42 Void ranger helm.png Void Knight equipment No 1
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850 Pest Control points plus the following:
Attack 42 , Strength , Defence , Hitpoints , Ranged , Magic , and Prayer 22
50 1 (40 for Blue d'hide body and Blue d'hide shield) Blue d'hide body.png Blue d'hide armour No 1
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None
60 1 (40 for Red d'hide body and Red d'hide shield) Red d'hide body.png Red d'hide armour No 1
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None
70 1 (40 for Black d'hide body and Black d'hide shield) Black d'hide body.png Black d'hide armour No 1
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None
70 40 Guthix d'hide body.png Blessed dragonhide armour No 1
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None
60[1] 70 Crystal body.png Crystal armour Yes 1
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Song of the Elves
65 45 3rd age range coif.png 3rd age range equipment No 1
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None
70 70 Karil's coif.png Karil's armour Yes 1
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None
70 70 Armadyl helmet.png Armadyl armour No 1
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None

Ranged armour pieces[edit | edit source]

Ranged Level Defence Level Range

Bonus

Icon Armour Degrades? Members? Other skills/requirements
1 1 +4 Archers ring.png Archers ring No 1
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1 1 +8 Archers ring (i).png Archers ring (i) No 1
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650,000 Nightmare Zone points
1 1 +10 Book of law.png Book of law No 1
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Horror from the Deep quest
1 1 +4 Book of balance.png Book of balance No 1
Member icon.png
Horror from the Deep quest
1 1 +8 Unholy book.png Unholy book No 1
Member icon.png
Horror from the Deep quest
1 1[2] +12 Barrows gloves.png Barrows gloves No 1
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Recipe for Disaster
30 1 +2 Ava's attractor.png Ava's attractor No 1
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Animal Magnetism
40 1 +8 Robin hood hat.png Robin hood hat No 1
Member icon.png
None
40 1 +15 Rangers' tunic.png Rangers' tunic No 1
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None
40 1 +15 Rangers' tights.png Rangers' tights No 1
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None
40 1 +8 Ranger boots.png Ranger boots No 1
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None
40 1 +11 Ranger gloves.png Ranger gloves No 1
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None
1 45 +6 Archer helm.png Archer helm No 1
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The Fremennik Trials
50 1 +4 Ava's accumulator.png Ava's accumulator No 1
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Animal Magnetism
1 60 +12 Odium ward.png Odium ward No 1
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None
70 1 +8 Ava's assembler.png Ava's assembler No 1
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Dragon Slayer II
70 75 +15 Dragonfire ward.png Dragonfire ward No 1
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Dragon Slayer I
75 75 +12 Pegasian boots.png Pegasian boots No 1
Member icon.png
None
75 75 +18 Twisted buckler.png Twisted buckler No 1
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None

Set items[edit | edit source]

Leather[edit | edit source]

Leather armour is good for beginning rangers. They are very cheap and can also be crafted. It comes in three types:

Frog-leather armour[edit | edit source]

Frog-leather armour is only available to members. Players must have level 25 Ranged and level 25 Defence to wear this armour. Frog-leather armour is made by the Dorgeshuun goblins. This armour is bought from Reldak in Dorgesh-Kaan.

Snakeskin[edit | edit source]

Snakeskin armour is only available to members. Players must have level 30 Ranged and level 30 Defence to wear this armour. Snakeskin armour can be made through the Crafting skill from snakeskin, which can be obtained by killing snakes that appear in the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup, Temple Trekking minigames or by killing snakes at Mos Le'Harmless Island.

The whole snakeskin set is hardly worn by rangers due to the huge amount of snakeskin hides needed. However, the Snakeskin boots and bandana offer most rangers a much cheaper alternative to the highly-priced Ranger boots and Robin hood hat.

Spined armour[edit | edit source]

Spined armour is only available for members and is Fremennik armour for rangers. Players must complete The Fremennik Trials in order to equip the body, legs, and helm. The helm, body, and chaps provide a slight Ranged attack bonus, and have an equip requirement of level 40 Ranged and Defence. Spined armour cannot be bought from stores and instead has to be earned from drops by the Dagannoths under Waterbirth Island. Alternatively, the raw materials can be traded to Sigli the Huntsman, who will create the armour for the player.

Ranger kit[edit | edit source]

Obtained through only doing Medium, Hard, and Elite Clue Scrolls. 40 Ranged is required to wear them, with no Defence requirement. Aside from the Ranger boots, these are unused among most players as there are better alternatives. However the Rangers' tunic and Robin hood hat are popular among 1 Defence pures as they provide the highest Ranged bonus without requiring a Defence level.

Dragonhide[edit | edit source]

Dragonhide armour is the most popular and the recommended armour players wear when ranging. Free players can only wield green dragonhide armour, and must complete the Dragon Slayer I quest to wear the body. Blue, red, and black dragonhides are only available to members. Members can also craft dragonhide armour. Trimmed and gold-trimmed versions on green and blue dragonhide armour have the same stats as normal. Trimmed versions cannot be crafted. They can only be obtained through clue scrolls.

Green dragonhide[edit | edit source]

Players must have level 40 Ranged to wear this armour, along with an additional 40 Defence to wear the body and shield.

Blue dragonhide[edit | edit source]

Players must have level 50 Ranged to wear this armour, along with an additional 40 Defence to wear the body and shield.

Red dragonhide[edit | edit source]

Players must have level 60 Ranged to wear this armour, along with an additional 40 Defence to wear the body and shield.

Black dragonhide[edit | edit source]

Players must have level 70 Ranged to wear this armour, along with an additional 40 Defence to wear the body and shield.

Blessed dragonhide[edit | edit source]

There are six types of Blessed d'hide armour, each representing the six gods - Guthix (green), Saradomin (blue), Zamorak (red), Armadyl (white), Bandos (brown), and Ancient (purple). The armour has the same stats as those of black d'hide armour except for a +1 Prayer bonus on each piece and additional pieces, and all pieces have the same equip requirements of level 70 Ranged and level 40 Defence.

Void Knight equipment[edit | edit source]

The Ranger helm grants the player a +10% bonus towards accuracy and a 10% increase in damage if the player is wearing the rest of the Void Knight equipment. It requires 42 Attack, Strength, Defence, Hitpoints, Ranged, and Magic along with 22 Prayer to buy (for 850 Pest Control points) and wear them.

Some players find it more effective to wear full black dragonhide armour than a full set of Void Knight armour, due to the Defence bonuses. However, those who do buy it can see a higher max hit and a higher average hit. Additionally, it classes as a hybrid set, and as such gives equal Magic, Ranged and Melee Defence, thus making it an alternative choice in minigames where hybridding is common.

Note that the armour is only range-based if you are wearing the Void ranger helm; if you are, your Ranged damage is increased by 10%.

Crystal[edit | edit source]

Members may obtain Crystal armour after completing Song of the Elves by combining crystal armour seeds and crystal shards. It degrades, requiring more crystal shards to recharge. Each piece provides a damage and accuracy bonus to the crystal bow and bow of Faerdhinen; equipping the full set confers an even greater buff. It requires 70 Defence to wear; 60 Ranged is also required to complete Mourning's End Part I, a prerequisite quest for Song of the Elves.

3rd age[edit | edit source]

3rd age range equipment is high-level Ranged armour, and currently the second best non-degradable Ranged armour (just like its Melee and Magic counterparts). Members can obtain a set of 3rd age range armour as a very rare reward from level 3 Treasure Trails. 3rd age range armour is supposedly made from white dragonhide. It requires 65 Ranged and 45 Defence to wear.

Karil's set[edit | edit source]

Members can obtain a set of Ranged Barrows equipment, Karil the Tainted's set, as a reward from the Barrows minigame. When a player is ranging with the complete set, including Karil's crossbow, some Ranged attacks have a chance of reducing the opponent's Agility level. It requires level 70 Ranged and Defence to wear.

Armadyl[edit | edit source]

Armadyl armour is high level Ranged armour, and it gives some of the best Defence available to rangers, and is dropped by Kree'arra and his three sergeants in the God Wars Dungeon. It requires level 70 Ranged and Defence to wear.

Best F2P Ranged armour setup[edit | edit source]

Coif.png
Black cape.png
Amulet of power.png
Adamant arrow 5.png
Maple shortbow.png
Green d'hide body.png
Green d'hide chaps.png
Green d'hide vambraces.png
Leather boots.png
Notes:

Highest F2P Ranged Attack and Defence bonuses[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeight
Adamant arrowAdamant arrow000000000000%3100.0
Amulet of powerAmulet of power666666666660%010.0
Black capeBlack cape000000110200%000.5
CoifCoif000-124684400%000.9
Green d'hide bodyGreen d'hide body000-1515182724203500%006.8
Green d'hide chapsGreen d'hide chaps000-10812151881700%005.4
Green d'hide vambracesGreen d'hide vambraces000-1081222000%000.3
Leather bootsLeather boots000000110000%000.3
Maple shortbowMaple shortbow0000290000000%001.4
Totals666-3068415860406460%31115.6

Best P2P Ranged armour setup[edit | edit source]

Armadyl helmet.png
Ava's assembler.png
Necklace of anguish.png
Bow of faerdhinen.png
Armadyl chestplate.png
Armadyl chainskirt.png
Barrows gloves.png
Pegasian boots.png
Archers ring (i).png

Ranged Attack of +246 and Ranged Strength of +113.

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeight
Archers ring (i)Archers ring (i)000080000800%000.0
Armadyl chainskirtArmadyl chainskirt-6-6-6-1020322634403300%011.0
Armadyl chestplateArmadyl chestplate-7-7-7-1533564861705700%014.0
Armadyl helmetArmadyl helmet-5-5-5-510681010800%010.5
Ava's assemblerAva's assembler000081118200%205.9
Barrows glovesBarrows gloves121212612121212612120%000.2
Bow of faerdhinenBow of faerdhinen00001280000000%10601.5
Necklace of anguishNecklace of anguish0000150000000%520.0
Pegasian bootsPegasian boots000-12125555500%001.8
Totals-6-6-6-36246112100123139125120%113514.9
  1. Required for Mourning's End Part I, prerequisite quest for Song of the Elves.
  2. 41 is the minimum Defence level after completing Recipe for Disaster.