Rune crossbow

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Rune crossbow
Rune crossbow.png
Released31 July 2006 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA runite crossbow.
Value16,200 coins
High alch9,720 coins
Low alch6,480 coins
Weight6 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange9,667 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume10,019
Advanced data
Item ID9185
Twisted LeagueThis content is present in Twisted League. Yes
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 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
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 6.png7

Creation[edit | edit source]

Fletching Fletching69 (b)50
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Runite crossbow (u).pngRunite crossbow (u)19,445
Crossbow string.pngCrossbow string1184
Total Cost9,629
Rune crossbow.pngRune crossbow19,667

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat 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

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 25,681

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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in stock
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
7 July 2021

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

11 June 2015

Fixed a stretching issue with the runite crossbow.

10 December 2014

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

21 November 2006

The item's inventory sprite changed slightly.