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For shortbows in general, see Shortbow (weapon).
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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.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Fletching Fletching5 (b)5
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Shortbow (u).pngShortbow (u)12
Bow string.pngBow string1108
Total Cost110

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

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)100 Multicombat.png13/128
Reward casket (beginner)N/A Casket.png111/492
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Level 8181 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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in stock
sold at
bought at
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 SurplusShayzien4unknownCoins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 50Member icon.png
Dargaud's Bow and Arrows.Ranging Guild2030sCoins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 25Member icon.png
DarylShayzien4unknownCoins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 50Member icon.png
Lowe's Archery EmporiumVarrock41m Coins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 27Free-to-play icon.png

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]