Bow string

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A bow string is used in the Fletching skill to create bows. It is created by using a spinning wheel.

It takes approximately 50 seconds to spin a full inventory of 28 flax, requiring 10 Crafting and granting a total of 420 experience. A conveniently located spinning wheel can be found on the middle floor of Lumbridge Castle. Including travel time, an inventory can be spun in approximately 75 seconds here, which equates to 48 inventories, 1344 bow string and just over 20,000 Crafting experience per hour.

The Medium Kandarin Diary allows players to spin flax 33% faster at the spinning wheel in Seer's Village. A full inventory of 28 flax takes 65 seconds after completion of the diary, including bank time.

Historically, the most popular place to spin flax into bowstrings was Seers' Village, as there was a flax field not far from the spinning wheel and bank. However, with the addition of the bank at the top of Lumbridge Castle, it became on par with, or slightly better than, Seers' Village, if flax was pre-picked. Later on, an even better spinning wheel was added–this time on Neitiznot. While technically further from a bank than Lumbridge, travelling to the bank in Neitiznot does not require passing through a stair, thus making travel easier. In order to use the spinning wheel, players must have started The Fremennik Isles quest and have reached the part where they are able to go to Neitiznot.

The best way for Ironmen to get bow strings is the Temple Trekking minigame, even with low combat stats. Picking the easiest route with the easiest follower allows them to avoid all combat events but still net up to 3,000 bow strings an hour.

If you decide to pick and spin the flax yourself, having 30 Agility and 0kg as weight, you can average around 840 bowstrings per hour picking flax at Land's End and spinning it at Lumbridge, 740 bowstrings per hour picking flax at Gnome Stronghold and spinning it at Lumbridge, and 650 bowstrings per hour picking and spinning flax at Seers' Village.

It is also an option to pick flax in the south-east corner of Lletya, spin it at the wheel in Lletya, and bank.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crafting Crafting1015
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Ticks3 (1.8s)
ToolsNoneFacilitiesSpinning wheel icon.png Spinning wheel
Total Cost4
pxBow string1114
Magic Magic7675
Crafting Crafting6175
Quest points Completion Lunar Diplomacy
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Ticks5 (3s)
pxNature rune2404
pxAstral rune1157
pxAir rune525
Total Cost606
pxBow string5570

Products[edit | edit source]

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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This content is present in Twisted League. Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png13 × 4/128
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This content is present in Twisted League. Young impling22 Hunter icon.png11/10
Zamorak ranger81; 82 Multicombat.png10 (noted)2/50

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