Shortbow

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

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Fletching Fletching5 (b)5
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Shortbow (u).pngShortbow (u)119
Bow string.pngBow string1106
Total Cost125
Shortbow.pngShortbow142
Profit-83

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat Options Combat Style Experience Boosts
CombatStyles bow.png Accurate Ranged and Hitpoints Accuracy and damage
Rapid Ranged and Hitpoints Attack speed by 1 tick
Longrange Ranged, Hitpoints and Defence Attack range by 2 squares

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.png11/44.73
Skeleton (Tarn's Lair) Level 8181 Multicombat.png13/128
Skeleton (mage)94 Multicombat.png13/128

Spawns[edit | edit source]

Location Members Spawns Map Trailblazer region
Kharidian Desert - north-west of the Uzer Hunter areaMember icon.png1MaplinkThis item is in the Desert Trailblazer region. Desert
Taverley - building directly west of the tree patch (1st floor[UK]2nd floor[US])Member icon.png1MaplinkThis item is in the Asgarnia Trailblazer region. Asgarnia

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationNumber
in stock
Price
sold at
Price
bought at
Members?Trailblazer region
ArmouryCombat Training Camp4Coins 25.png 75Coins 25.png 25Member icon.pngKandarin Kandarin
Hickton's Archery Emporium.Catherby4Coins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 25Member icon.pngKandarin Kandarin
Gulluck and SonsGrand Tree, 2nd floor[UK]3rd floor[US]4Coins 25.png 50Coins 5.png 12Member icon.pngKandarin Kandarin
Dargaud's Bow and Arrows.Ranging Guild20Coins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 25Member icon.pngKandarin Kandarin
Lowe's Archery EmporiumVarrock4Coins 25.png 50Coins 25.png 27Free-to-play icon.pngMisthalin Misthalin