Rune crossbow

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Rune crossbow
Rune crossbow.png
Released31 July 2006 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableYes
StackableNo
NoteableYes
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineA runite crossbow.
Values
Value16,200 coins
High alch9,720 coins
Low alch6,480 coins
Weight6 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange10,104 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume11,773
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Advanced data
Item ID9185
Rune crossbow detail.png

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, such as an anti-dragon shield or god book. 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, and doing so within Witchaven and/or Yanille is a task for the elite Ardougne Diary.

Ironmen may obtain a rune crossbow by defeating the Crazy archaeologist. The rune crossbow is commonly used among ironmen and low-level players for Slayer tasks, and for TzHaar Fight Cave, due to the ease of obtaining broad bolts and the ability to equip a shield. For Slayer tasks, a magic shortbow with rune or amethyst arrows is often a stronger weapon.

The rune crossbow is commonly used even for high-level content due to its ability to fire ruby and diamond bolts. The dragon, Armadyl, Zaryte, and dragon hunter crossbows are stronger alternatives.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesRune crossbow equipped.pngRune crossbow equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+90
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+0+0+0%+0List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 6.png7
squares

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

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Fletching Fletching69 (b)50
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Runite crossbow (u).pngRunite crossbow (u)19,397
Crossbow string.pngCrossbow string1229
Total Cost9,626
Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbow110,104
Profit478

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Rune crossbow (or).pngRune crossbow (or)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

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

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Price
bought at
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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

Comparison between other ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

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Name Ranged level required Ranged attack Ranged strength
(Max ammo)
Price Notes
Twisted bow inventory image Twisted bow Ranged 85 +70 +20
(+80)
1,243,635,871
  • Has a passive effect where the higher the target's Magic level is, the more accurate and damaging the bow becomes.
  • Uses arrows as ammunition up to and including dragon.
  • Offers an attack speed of that of a longbow.
Bow of faerdhinen inventory image Bow of Faerdhinen Ranged 80 +128 +106 136,438,023
  • Has the highest ranged bonus of any ranged weapon, including a +106 Ranged Strength bonus.
  • Receives noticeable damage and accuracy bonuses if worn alongside pieces of crystal armour.
  • Has the furthest attack range of any bow or crossbow in the game (tied with composite bows and the crystal bow) of 10 squares.
  • When created, the bow starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades.
  • The bow can be upgraded to the bow of Faerdhinen (c) to stop it from degrading.
Zaryte crossbow inventory image Zaryte crossbow Ranged 80 +110 (+122) 299,806,775
  • It is the only crossbow that grants defensive bonuses.
  • One of two crossbows with a prayer bonus, along with the Armadyl crossbow from which it is crafted.
  • Has a special attack which provides double accuracy on the next shot and guarantees the special effect of any enchanted bolts used if it hits. Costs 75% special attack energy.
  • Its passive effect strengthens the effects of enchanted bolts by 10%.
Toxic blowpipe inventory image Toxic blowpipe Ranged 75 +30 +20
(+55)
3,714,055
  • Requires Zulrah's scales (up to 16,383) and any unpoisoned darts to charge.
  • Ranged strength bonus stacks with the darts that are used to charge the blowpipe (up to +55 ranged strength with dragon darts).
  • Has an attack speed of 3 (same as darts) in a non-pvp encounter or 4 in a pvp encounter (same as shortbows).
  • Offers a special attack where damage is increased by 50% and heals the wielder by 50% of the damage dealt. Costs 50% special attack energy.
  • Has 25% chance to inflict venom on an opponent.
Heavy ballista inventory image Heavy ballista Ranged 75 +125 +15
(+165)
606,775
  • Has the second highest ranged bonus of any ranged weapon, including a +15 Ranged Strength bonus.
  • Requires completion of Monkey Madness II to equip.
  • Only accepts javelins as ammunition.
  • Ava's devices will not retrieve fired javelins, nor can they be picked up.
  • Offers a special attack which increases accuracy and damage by 25% each for one shot. Costs 65% special attack energy.
Dragon hunter crossbow inventory image Dragon hunter crossbow Ranged 70 +95 (+122) 68,443,189
  • Offers the third highest one-handed Ranged attack bonus in the game, outclassed only by the Armadyl and Zaryte crossbow.
  • Increases accuracy and damage by 30% and 25% respectively when fighting draconic creatures.
Armadyl crossbow inventory image Armadyl crossbow Ranged 70 +100 (+122) 30,948,986
Crystal bow inventory image Crystal bow Ranged 70 +100 +78 371,401[n 1]
  • Offers a ranged strength of +78.
  • Neither consumes nor requires ammunition.
  • Has an attack speed of 5, between that of a shortbow and a crossbow.
  • Has the furthest attack range of any bow or crossbow in the game (tied with composite bows and the bow of Faerdhinen) of 10 squares.
  • Receives noticeable damage and accuracy bonuses if worn alongside pieces of crystal armour.
Karil's crossbow inventory image Karil's crossbow Ranged 70 +84 (+55) 133,651
  • The only two-handed crossbow in the game and is also the fastest crossbow.
  • Can only be fired with bolt racks.
  • If worn with the rest of Karil the Tainted's equipment, it offers a set effect which lowers the target's Agility level (only works on players).
  • Like all Barrows equipment, it degrades and will fully degrade after 15 hours of combat. It is repairable.
Dragon crossbow inventory image Dragon crossbow Ranged 64 +94 (+122) 1,163,469
Rune crossbow inventory image Rune crossbow Ranged 61 +90 (+115) 10,104
Craw's bow inventory image Craw's bow Ranged 60 +75 +60 27,914,979
Dark bow inventory image Dark bow Ranged 60 +95 (+60) 688,044
  • Offers the fifth highest Ranged attack bonus in the game, behind the bow of Faerdhinen (+128), heavy ballista (+125), the Zaryte crossbow (+110), and the crystal bow and Armadyl crossbow (+100).
  • Has the ability to shoot two arrows at a time.
  • The slowest weapon in the game, with an attack speed of 9 (5.4 seconds).
  • Offers a powerful special attack, which if used with dragon arrows increases damage dealt by 50% with a minimum hit of 8 (30% with any other arrow type with a minimum. hit of 5). Costs 55% special attack energy.
Magic shortbow inventory image Magic shortbow Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 790
  • The only shortbow to offer a special attack, which fires 2 shots in rapid succession but with reduced accuracy. Costs 55% special attack energy.
  • Can be imbued with a magic shortbow scroll, increasing its ranged attack bonus to +75 and lowering the special attack cost to 50%.
Magic shortbow (i) Magic shortbow (i) +75 88,611
Magic comp bow inventory image Magic comp bow Ranged 50 +71 (+55) 5,295
  • The only composite bow to offer a special attack, which is guaranteed to hit the target but is not boosted by damage-boosting prayers or the Slayer helmet (i). Costs 35% special attack energy. Shares this special attack with the magic longbow.
  • Is slightly more accurate than the magic longbow and 1 tick faster (1 tick slower than the shortbow), while keeping the same attack range of the longbow.
Seercull inventory image Seercull Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 17,131
  • Has slightly less accurate but otherwise identical stats to the magic comp bow.
  • Has a special attack that targets mages by lowering their Magic level, costing 100% special attack energy.
Magic longbow inventory image Magic longbow Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 1,311
  • The only longbow to offer a special attack, which is guaranteed to hit the target but is not boosted by damage-boosting prayers or the Slayer helmet (i). Costs 35% special attack energy. Shares this special attack with the magic comp bow.
  • Like all longbows, is 2 ticks slower than the magic shortbow, in exchange for 3 additional attack range.
  • Unlike the magic shortbow, cannot be imbued.
Adamant crossbow inventory image Adamant crossbow Ranged 46 +78 (+100) 1,485
  • Offers the sixth highest one-handed Ranged attack bonus in the game.
  • Has an attack speed equal to that of longbows and an attack range equal to that of shortbows.
  • Because of the slower attack speed and the potential for overkill from its higher max hit, it deals less damage over extended periods than the magic shortbow, and should be used primarily when additional defence is needed through the use of a shield, or if enchanted bolt effects are needed.
Chinchompa Chinchompas Ranged 45
(Grey)
+45 N/A Varies[n 2]
  • One of the three ranged weapons that offers the ability to hit more than one opponent at a time (similar to burst or barrage Ancient Magicks), the others being the special attack of the dragon crossbow, with a similar attack, and rune thrownaxe, with a ricochet type attack.
  • Regarded to be the best way of training Ranged, but at a very high cost.
  • Has an attack speed of 4 (the same as scimitars, maces, and whips).
  • If a player dies with chinchompas equipped or in their inventory, they will disappear, as they are live animals.
Red chinchompa Ranged 55
(Red)
+70 +15
Black chinchompa Ranged 65
(Black)
+80 +30
Swamp lizard Orange salamander
Red salamander Black salamander
Salamanders Attack Ranged Magic 30
(Green)
+20 (+16) 235
  • Unique and versatile two-handed weapons that facilitate the use of all three combat styles.
Attack Ranged Magic 50
(Orange)
+29 (+22) 195
Attack Ranged Magic 60
(Red)
+47 (+31) 103
Attack Ranged Magic 70
(Black)
+69 (+49) 347
Dorgeshuun crossbow inventory image Dorgeshuun crossbow Ranged 28 +42 (+49) 2,472
  • Is one tick faster than most other crossbows, and it is able to fire bone bolts, which are significantly cheaper than most other ammunition of similar strength.
Rune knife Throwing knives Ranged 40
(Rune)
+25 +24 Varies[n 2]
  • Have high damage output, but are significantly more expensive compared to other low-level options.
Yew shortbow Shortbows Ranged 40
(Yew)
+47 (+49) 395
  • Offer slightly less damage output than using rune knives, but are a lot cheaper.
Adamant dart Darts Ranged 30
(Adamant)
N/A +17 Varies[n 2]
  • Are cheap, deal decent damage and are easy to buy from the Grand Exchange.
  • Adamant darts have comparable damage output to using a shortbow with rune arrows, so players should use whichever is cheaper.

Dwarf multicannon
Cannonball Granite cannonball

Dwarf multicannon N/A N/A N/A 752,686
  • Can be set up and used alongside other weapons for passive Ranged damage and experience.
  • Cannot be set up in all areas.
  • Has a static max hit of 30 with cannonballs and 35 with granite cannonballs.
  • Derives accuracy from player's current attack style (Ranged while ranging, Melee while meleeing, and whichever is higher with powered staves) while rolling against the target's Ranged defence.
  1. ^ Cost of having Ilfeen charge a crystal weapon seed after obtaining minimum cost.
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cost of thrown weapons is only that of the ammo.

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 climbing boots Mitre 30,995

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 July 2021
(update)

The weapon's position on female players has been adjusted so that they appear to be equipped properly.

24 September 2015
(update)

Crossbows can now be made with a boosted Fletching level.

11 June 2015
(update)

Fixed a stretching issue with the runite crossbow.

10 December 2014
(update)

The item was renamed from "Rune c'bow" to "Rune crossbow".

21 November 2006
(update)

The item's inventory sprite changed slightly.