Rune crossbow

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The rune crossbow is a crossbow that is stronger than the adamant crossbow but weaker than the dragon crossbow. It requires a Ranged level of 61 to wield, and can fire up to and including runite bolts. It is one handed so it can be equipped alongside a shield or god book, a great advantage for player killing, as well as when fighting monsters such as dragons which require an anti-dragon shield. It has an attack range of 7 increased to 9 with longrange.

Rune crossbows can be made through the Fletching skill at level 69; a player must first cut a yew stock for the crossbow from yew logs, granting 50 Fletching experience. Then, a player must add Runite limbs to the stock with a hammer in their inventory, granting 100 experience and making an unstrung rune crossbow. Finally, a player must string the crossbow with a crossbow string, granting 50 experience. Creating a rune crossbow from raw materials grants 200 Fletching experience in total.

A common method for Ironmen to obtain a rune crossbow without the requirements to create one is by defeating the Crazy archaeologist. The rune crossbow is commonly used among low level and Ironman accounts to complete the TzHaar Fight Cave due to its high accuracy, low price or ease of access, as well as its very cheap ammunition.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Fletching Fletching69 (b)50
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Runite crossbow (u).pngRunite crossbow (u)19,297
Crossbow string.pngCrossbow string1177
Total Cost9,474
Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbow19,493

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

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

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Elite Cheer By the ladder inside the Shadow Dungeon (note: Ring of Visibility required) Rune crossbow.png climbing boots.png Mitre.png 24,286

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Crazy archaeologist204 Multicombat.png25/128
Kree'arra580 Multicombat.png18/127
Reward casket (elite)N/A Casket.png11/32.3

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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sold at
bought at
Crossbow Shop (Dwarven Mine)Dwarven Mines01m Coins 10000.png 58,320Coins 1000.png 8,100Member icon.png
Crossbow Shop (White Wolf Mountain)White Wolf Mountain01m Coins 10000.png 58,320Coins 1000.png 8,100Member icon.png
Crossbow Shop (Keldagrim)Keldagrim Palace01m Coins 10000.png 48,600Coins 1000.png 9,720Member icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 June 2015

Fixed a stretching issue with the runite crossbow.