Twisted bow

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The twisted bow is a reward from the Chambers of Xeric that requires a Ranged level of 75 to wield. It can fire any type of arrow, including dragon arrows. The twisted bow is extremely valuable due to its unmatched power against monsters with a high magic level, such as Commander Zilyana.

Similar to the crystal bow, the bow has an attack range of 10 tiles. As all attacks have a maximum of 10 range, long range does not provide any benefit, but it may be used to gain Defence XP.

Bonuses
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesTwisted bow equipped.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+0+70
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+20+0%+4List
Attack speed
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Passive effect[edit | edit source]

Unlike other bows that have a set strength, the twisted bow functions differently: the higher the target's Magic level is, the higher the bow's accuracy and damage.

The accuracy modifier is

, with the cap at 140[1].

The damage modifier is

, with the cap at 250 outside the Chambers of Xeric[2], and 350 within.

The following graph shows the buff % at different Magic levels, with the damage capped at level 250 (excluding NPCs found within the Chambers of Xeric)

Therefore, the maximum hit with the twisted bow outside of the Chambers of Xeric is 118 with Dragon arrows and 99 Ranged, when using all damage boosting items and effects (Ranging potion, Rigour, Ava's assembler, Necklace of anguish, and imbued Slayer helmet).

The twisted bow is commonly used against bosses and monsters which have exceptionally high Magic levels, such as Commander Zilyana, brutal black dragons and the Alchemical Hydra, as the bow will have extreme accuracy and damage against them. Before using the bow against a specific target, it is recommended to find out their magic and defence levels, along with ranged resistance as they can affect the bow's performance.

However, against monsters that have a lower magic level, the twisted bow's damage and accuracy outputs are mediocre, typically performing worse than the toxic blowpipe. This also applies to other players in PvP situations.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

CombatStyles bow.png Combat style Experience Boosts
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

History[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
19 January 2017 (update) Damage modifier cap changed from 350 to 250 outside Chambers of Xeric, as it was too powerful against some bosses.
12 April 2018 (update) Twisted bow's performance no longer worsens against the monsters in Chambers of Xeric if they have a Magic level of over 350. Previously this occurred due to a bug.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The twisted bow is similar in function to the Hexhunter bow in RuneScape 3.
  • The ranger mercenary outside Theatre of Blood wields a twisted bow, and it can be seen in one of the webs hanging in Nylocas Vasilias' room along with its owner. However, this particular bow is unreachable and does not display a red dot on the minimap.
  • Upon release, attempting to light a fire after completing Barbarian Firemaking Training resulted in the message "Nothing interesting happens." With the release of the Inferno, the message displayed will now state "It'd be foolish to possibly damage such an expensive bow with a firemaking attempt. You're surprised you only realised this now!"
  • As a result of the twisted bow's introduction, General Graardor's magic level and magic defence bonus were adjusted as the bow originally outperformed other high-end weapons against him.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 29 May 2017. Mod Kieren: "Outside raids, magic cap at 250
    Acc modifier: 140 + (10 * 3 Magic / 10 - 10) / 100 - ((3 Magic / 10 - 100) ^2) / 100 Capped at 140."
  2. Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 29 May 2017. Mod Kieren: "Dmg modifier: 250 + (10 * 3 Magic / 10 - 14) / 100 - ((3 Magic / 10 - 140) ^2) / 100 Capped at 250."