The bow of Faerdhinen is a magical bow that once belonged to Faerdhinen, an elite elven warrior. It is created from an enhanced crystal weapon seed. Requiring level 80 Ranged and 70 Agility to wield, it provides the highest Ranged Attack and Ranged Strength bonus out of any weapon for its attack speed. It can be corrupted, which makes the bow not degrade.
The bow of Faerdhinen can be created with the singing bowl, by combining 100 crystal shards and an enhanced crystal weapon seed. Doing so requires completion of Song of the Elves, level 82 Smithing and Crafting to sing the crystal (the levels can be boosted), and grants 5,000 experience in both skills. If the player does not meet the Smithing and Crafting requirements, they can have Conwenna or Reese sing the crystal for them for an extra 50 crystal shards, for a total of 150.
Like the crystal bow, the bow of Faerdhinen does not require any arrows to use, as it generates its own when fired. The bow also benefits from improved damage and accuracy when crystal armour is equipped, with each piece granting additional bonuses - up to a total of 15% damage and 30% accuracy when the full set is equipped.
When using the crystal armour, the bow provides lower damage per second than a twisted bow or a toxic blowpipe depending on the target; these weapons excel against targets with high Magic level and low Defence respectively. However, unlike the twisted bow or toxic blowpipe, the bow of Faerdhinen suffers no significant drawback and provides consistent performance due to its high accuracy and damage per shot, along with moderate attack speed and long range.
On unprotected death in PvP, the inactive bow is dropped, and all shards used to charge it will be lost. In a PvM or protected on PvP death, all current charges are kept.
|Enhanced crystal weapon seed||1||183,234,176|
|Crystal shard[r 2]||100||1,911,134|
|Bow of faerdhinen[r 3]||1||188,256,825|
- ^ Takes 5 ticks to create an entire inventory
- ^ Value based on the cost of obtaining by exchanging enhanced crystal teleport seeds with Amrod
- ^ Starts with 10,000 charges. Value is that of an inactive bow plus the cost of charging it. The tradeable inactive bow is worth 186,345,691.
When created, the bow starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades like all crystal equipment, with one charge being depleted for each hit, whether it is a successful one or not; once the bow's charges have been fully depleted, it will become inactive and lose its stat bonuses until more charges are added to it. Wearing an elven signet will not provide the chance to not consume charges.
In order to add charges to the bow, crystal shards must be used on it (this can be done before it is inactive as well), with each shard granting 100 charges, up to a maximum of 20,000. Unlike other crystal equipment, players cannot directly revert the bow to an enhanced crystal weapon seed. In order to receive the seed back, players must bring an inactive bow to a singing bowl to revert it, costing 250 crystal shards. This is not recommended, as players can just sell the inactive bow on the Grand Exchange.
Using the shard value of making divine super combat potions, the cost per charge is 93.63. Using the shard cost of trading in enhanced crystal teleport seeds to Amrod, the most efficient option for buying crystal shards directly, the cost per charge is 191.11. As a comparison, the abyssal tentacle costs 163.76 per charge.
The bow can be upgraded by corrupting it, which requires bringing the bow and 2,000 crystal shards to a singing bowl. Doing so requires level 82 Smithing and Crafting (the levels can be boosted), and grants no experience. Using the shard value of making divine super combat potions, the cost of corrupting the bow is 18,725,000. If the player does not meet the Smithing and Crafting requirements, they can have Conwenna or Reese sing the crystal for them for an extra 1,000 crystal shards. Excess charges in the bow will be taken into account; for example, a newly created bow will have 10,000 charges and only cost 1,900 crystal shards to corrupt. The corrupted bow stays charged permanently, and does not consume any crystal shards. While the infinite version is untradeable, it can be reverted to an uncharged state at any time, but the shards used will be permanently lost in doing so.
- ^ The cost may be higher because of the variant of the item used. The base item is crystal bow.
|11 May 2022
The bow of Faerdhinen now requires level 80 Ranged and 70 Agility to wield instead of level 75 Ranged and 70 Agility.