Ironman Guide/Ranged

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Ranged is trained by ironmen similar to the normal training methods, however an emphasis is placed on affordable and easily obtainable ammunition, particularly in the early-game. Notably, this does not recommend using a dwarf multicannon.

Early training: Quests[edit | edit source]

There are few quests that reward Ranged experience, so the 10,000 combat experience reward from Shadow of the Storm can be used to skip early Ranged levels to get to 27. In addition, completing the Death to the Dorgeshuun and Horror from the Deep quests grant a total of 16,663 Ranged experience, enough to level up from 32 Ranged from 0 experience. A few of the more attainable quests are:

After the initial levels, there are a few more viable quests that reward range experience:

At 30 Ranged, is highly recommended to complete Animal Magnetism for access to Ava's devices, an item used to train Ranged more efficiently.

Fastest experience[edit | edit source]

Levels 28-55: Dorgeshuun crossbow[edit | edit source]

The Dorgeshuun bone crossbow

After the completion of The Lost Tribe, the Dorgeshuun crossbow and bone bolts can be purchased from Nardok's Bone Weapons in the Dorgesh-Kaan mine. The Dorgeshuun crossbow is an ideal early-game Ranged weapon for ironman players, due to its low requirements and the affordability of bone bolts.

With the Dorgeshuun crossbow, train low-level Slayer and do Pest Control for the void knight equipment. Alternatively, kill ammonite crabs as they offer fairly fast experience and require very little attention.

Recommended weapons for ammonite crabs, in order of damage output:

Level 55+: Chinchompas[edit | edit source]

The entrance to Kruk's dungeon.

At level 55 Ranged, the best way of gaining Ranged experience is to hunt carnivorous chinchompas and use them at maniacal monkeys in Kruk's Dungeon on Ape Atoll after stacking them. They can be caught in the Feldip Hunter area, but it can potentially be crowded, though the experience per hour using them is enough to still use this method. After 60 Ranged, it is strongly recommended to unlock the Gwenith Hunter area, requiring completion of Song of the Elves, or at 70 Ranged, the red chinchompa hunting ground, requiring completion of the hard Western Provinces Diary.

Alternatively, hunt black chinchompas to use for better experience rates, but without high stats and good defensive equipment, player killers are much more of a threat. Otherwise keep training on ammonite crabs, however it is a lot slower.

Level 75+: Bosses and monsters[edit | edit source]

With a high Ranged level, the remaining experience can be earned while killing bosses, demi-bosses, or monsters with valuable drops such as lizardman shamans, demonic gorillas, Zulrah, and Alchemical Hydra.

Slayer bosses[edit | edit source]

Ranging Slayer tasks is generally not recommended at higher levels, except when they are particularly low Ranged defence and their other defensive stats are higher. The toxic blowpipe is the only viable option for general Slayer training in terms of damage output, but it is faster overall to use melee than a toxic blowpipe when including killing Zulrah for the Zulrah's scales.

Other methods[edit | edit source]

Levels 40-70: Cannonballs[edit | edit source]

After the completion of the Dwarf Cannon quest, cannonballs can be made and used in a dwarf multicannon to train Ranged.

It is good experience, especially at low levels, but is also expensive. Its damage output is high compared to a low Ranged level. It takes about 35,000 cannonballs to level up from level 40 to 70 Ranged while attacking with melee or Magic.

Level 55-70: Crabs[edit | edit source]

Train on swamp crabs in Morytania with standard Ranged gear, these have negative Ranged Defence unlike rock crabs, ammonite crabs, and sand crabs however those are also viable alternatives.

Level 55+: Nightmare Zone[edit | edit source]

Nightmare Zone can be used after 55 Ranged to AFK train on low defence bosses while collecting some points for imbues on equipment later on.

Obtaining Ranged equipment[edit | edit source]

Weapons[edit | edit source]

Armour[edit | edit source]