Shortbow

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Shortbow
Shortbow.png
Released4 January 2001 (Update)
MembersNo
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableYes
StackableNo
NoteableYes
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineShort but effective.
Values
Value50 coins
High alch30 coins
Low alch20 coins
Weight1.36 kg
Respawn time200 ticks (120 seconds)
Grand Exchange
Exchange41 coins (info)
Buy limit18,000
Daily volume1,024
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Advanced data
Item ID841
Shortbow detail.png

The shortbow is the weakest bow in Old School RuneScape and can use arrows up to iron. Players can purchase this bow from Lowe's Archery Emporium in Varrock.

Players are supplied with this bow along with several bronze arrows as their first ranged weapon on Tutorial Island.

Members can make a shortbow through the Fletching skill at level 5. First, a player must cut an unstrung shortbow from logs, granting 5 Fletching experience. Then, the player must string the unstrung shortbow with a bow string, granting 5 experience.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesShortbow equipped.pngShortbow equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+8
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.png2h slot.png
+0+0+0%+0List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png7
squares

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Fletching Fletching5 (b)5
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Shortbow (u).pngShortbow (u)12
Bow string.pngBow string193
Total Cost95
Shortbow.pngShortbow141
Profit−54

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: BowCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Bow.pngAccurateRangedAccurateRanged and Hitpoints+3 Ranged
RapidRangedRapidRanged and Hitpoints+1 Attack speed
LongrangeRangedLongrangeRanged, Defence, and Hitpoints+3 Defence and +2 Attack range

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)100 Multicombat.png13/128
Reward casket (beginner)N/A Casket.png111/492
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) High level81; 87 Multicombat.png13/128
Skeleton (mage)94 Multicombat.png13/128

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map
Kharidian Desert - north-west of the Uzer Hunter areaMember icon.png1Maplink
Taverley - building directly west of the tree patch (1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US])Member icon.png1Maplink

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationNumber
in stock
Restock
time
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
Members?
ArmouryCombat Training Camp41m Coins 25.png 75Coins 25.png 25Member icon.png
Gulluck and SonsGrand Tree, 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]41m Coins 25.png 50Coins 5.png 12Member icon.png
Hickton's Archery Emporium.Catherby41m Coins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 25Member icon.png
Daryl's Ranging SurplusShayzien41m Coins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 27Member icon.png
Dargaud's Bow and Arrows.Ranging Guild2030sCoins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 25Member icon.png
Lowe's Archery EmporiumVarrock41m Coins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 27Free-to-play icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
26 January 2005
(update)

The item was graphically updated.

1 June -
24 November 2004

The item was recoloured.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Shortbow detail (historical, v1).png
Shortbow detail (historical, v2).png
Shortbow detail.png
Shortbow (historical, v1).png
Shortbow (historical, v2).png
Shortbow.png
29 March 2004 ⁠–
June-November 2004
June-November 2004 ⁠–
26 January 2005
26 January 2005⁠–
present