Crossbow (weapon)

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Crossbow
Bronze crossbowIron crossbowBlurite crossbowSteel crossbowMithril crossbowAdamant crossbowRune crossbow
Dorgeshuun crossbowHunters' crossbowDragon crossbowDragon hunter crossbowKaril's crossbowArmadyl crossbowZaryte crossbow
AmmunitionBolts
Two handed?No
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 6.png

Crossbows are weapons used in ranged combat that require a certain Ranged level to wield. They are different than bows in that they are horizontal and can be held with one hand (except for the Karil's crossbow), allowing a player to carry a shield with the other.

Free-to-play players are recommended to stay with bows as the crossbows available to them are weak, while members have very strong crossbows. Crossbows require ammunition in the form of bolts.

Regular crossbows have a normal attack range of 7 and a long distance range of 9.

Dorgeshuun crossbow has a normal attack range of 6 and long distance range of 8.

Karil's crossbow, Armadyl crossbow, and Zaryte crossbow have a normal attack range of 8 and long distance range of 10.

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

Free-to-play crossbows[edit | edit source]

Free-to-play has access to only two crossbows that are both available from level 1 Ranged. They have both +6 Ranged accuracy and are only capable of shooting bronze bolts.

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
CrossbowCrossbow000060000000%008Free-to-play icon.png
Phoenix crossbowPhoenix crossbow000060000000%003.628Free-to-play icon.png

Standard crossbows[edit | edit source]

Metal crossbows can be created through the Fletching skill. Most limbs and stocks can be purchased at the crossbow shop in the dwarven city of Keldagrim, or in the Dwarven Mine.

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Bronze crossbowBronze crossbow0000180000000%004Member icon.png
Blurite crossbowBlurite crossbow0000300000000%004Member icon.png
Iron crossbowIron crossbow0000420000000%004Member icon.png
Steel crossbowSteel crossbow0000540000000%005Member icon.png
Mithril crossbowMithril crossbow0000660000000%005Member icon.png
Adamant crossbowAdamant crossbow0000780000000%006Member icon.png
Rune crossbowRune crossbow0000900000000%006Member icon.png
Dragon crossbowDragon crossbow0000940000000%006Member icon.png

Ballistae[edit | edit source]

Two-handed crossbows that fire Javelins instead of bolts.

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Light ballistaLight ballista00001100000000%003Member icon.png
Heavy ballistaHeavy ballista00001250000000%1506Member icon.png

Other crossbows[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Dorgeshuun crossbowDorgeshuun crossbow0000420000000%002.267Member icon.png
Hunters' crossbowHunters' crossbow0000550000000%005Member icon.png
Karil's crossbowKaril's crossbow0000840000000%003.628Member icon.png
Dragon hunter crossbowDragon hunter crossbow0000950000000%007Member icon.png
Armadyl crossbowArmadyl crossbow00001000000000%016Member icon.png
Zaryte crossbowZaryte crossbow0000110141412151600%016.001Member icon.png

Fletching table[edit | edit source]

Fletching Level Item Materials Experience Total
9 Wooden stock inventory image Stock (wood) Logs 6 24
Bronze crossbow (u) inventory image Bronze (unstrung) Wooden stockBronze limbs 12
Bronze crossbow inventory image Bronze (strung) Bronze crossbow (u)Crossbow string 6
24 Oak stock inventory image Stock (oak) Oak logs 16 64
Blurite crossbow (u) inventory image Blurite (unstrung) Oak stockBlurite limbs 32
Blurite crossbow inventory image Blurite (strung) Blurite crossbow (u)Crossbow string 16
39 Willow stock inventory image Stock (willow) Willow logs 22 88
Iron crossbow (u) inventory image Iron (unstrung) Willow stockIron limbs 44
Iron crossbow inventory image Iron (strung) Iron crossbow (u)Crossbow string 22
46 Teak stock inventory image Stock (teak) Teak logs 27 108
Steel crossbow (u) inventory image Steel (unstrung) Teak stockSteel limbs 54
Steel crossbow inventory image Steel (strung) Steel crossbow (u)Crossbow string 27
54 Maple stock inventory image Stock (maple) Maple logs 32 128
Mithril crossbow (u) inventory image Mithril (unstrung) Maple stockMithril limbs 64
Mithril crossbow inventory image Mithril (strung) Mithril crossbow (u)Crossbow string 32
61 Mahogany stock inventory image Stock (mahogany) Mahogany logs 41 164
Adamant crossbow (u) inventory image Adamant (unstrung) Mahogany stockAdamantite limbs 82
Adamant crossbow inventory image Adamant (strung) Adamant crossbow (u)Crossbow string 41
69 Yew stock inventory image Stock (yew) Yew logs 50 200
Runite crossbow (u) inventory image Rune (unstrung) Yew stockRunite limbs 100
Rune crossbow inventory image Rune (strung) Runite crossbow (u)Crossbow string 50
78 Magic stock inventory image Stock (magic) Magic logs 70 275
Dragon crossbow (u) inventory image Dragon (unstrung) Magic stockDragon limbs 135
Dragon crossbow inventory image Dragon (strung) Dragon crossbow (u)Crossbow string 70

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 September 2015
(update)

It is now possible to boost your fletching level to make crossbows like most other equipment.