Magic shortbow (i)

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The magic shortbow (i) is a bow that requires level 50 Ranged in order to use, and is obtained by using a magic shortbow scroll (Which can be obtained from Justine's stuff for the Last Shopper Standing for 5 Last Man Standing points or from other players) on a regular magic shortbow. The bow has an attack range of 7. Longrange increases attack range to 9.

The imbued bow has +75 Ranged attack, instead of the regular bow's +69, and uses 50% of the special bar when performing the special attack, instead of the regular bow's 55%.

Typically, a Magic shortbow with rune arrows deals significantly higher damage-per-second than a Rune crossbow with broad bolts.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the magic shortbow's special attack, Snapshot.

This weapon retains the standard magic shortbow's special attack, Snapshot, which fires two arrows in rapid succession but with lowered accuracy, using 50% of the player's special attack energy. While the in-game tooltip states that Snapshot has reduced accuracy, it actually likely has an accuracy boost of or about 43%.[1]

Damage inflicted by Snapshot is unaffected by Ranged prayers (such as Eagle Eye and Rigour) and the Slayer helmet (i). However, the special attack has been updated such that auxiliary bonuses now have an affect on its accuracy, but not its damage.[2][3]

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperienceBoosts
CombatStyles Bow.pngAccurateRangedAccurateRanged and HitpointsAccuracy and Damage
RapidRangedRapidRanged and HitpointsAttack speed by 1 tick
LongrangeRangedLongrangeRanged, Defence, and HitpointsAttack range by 2 tiles

Creation[edit | edit source]

Member icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
Magic shortbow.pngMagic shortbow1813
Magic shortbow scroll.pngMagic shortbow scroll1197,293
Total Cost198,106
Magic shortbow (i).pngMagic shortbow (i)1N/A

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
9 October 2014
(update | poll)

Increases range bonus from +69 to +75.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 18 September 2018. (Archived from the original on 23 May 2021.) Mod Ash: "Looks to me like it's a 43% buff, not a nerf."
  2. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 29 August 2019. (Archived from the original on 23 May 2021.) Mod Ash: "They always had their own special calculations for effective accuracy/damage, and thus ignored things like Void Knight effects, as far as I know."
  3. Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 23 May 2021. (Archived from the original on 23 May 2021.) Mod Ash: "Correct, it does now affect that spec, and every other custom attack I've seen so far."