|Released||5 January 2022 (Update)|
|Examine||A weapon born out of conflict.|
|High alch||594,000 coins|
|Low alch||396,000 coins|
|Exchange||382,474,088 coins (info)|
The Zaryte crossbow is a ranged weapon that requires a Ranged level of 80 to wield, and can fire up to dragon bolts. Unlike other crossbows, the Zaryte crossbow grants defensive bonuses. It is one of two crossbows with a Prayer bonus, along with the Armadyl crossbow from which it is crafted. The crossbow has an attack range of 8, and the longrange combat style will increase it by 2. It is only outclassed by the Dragon hunter crossbow when fighting draconic monsters.
The crossbow itself is crafted by attaching a nihil horn, obtained as a rare drop from Nex, with an Armadyl crossbow and 250 nihil shards. The Zaryte crossbow counts as a Zarosian item, but not as an Armadylean item in the God Wars Dungeon. In addition, the crossbow possesses a special attack as well as a passive effect.
|Base attack speed||Range|
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Category: Crossbow||Combat Style||Style type||Weapon Style||Experience||Invisible Boost|
|Accurate||Ranged||Accurate||Ranged and Hitpoints||+3 Ranged|
|Rapid||Ranged||Rapid||Ranged and Hitpoints||+1 Attack speed|
|Longrange||Ranged||Longrange||Ranged, Defence, and Hitpoints||+3 Defence and +2 Attack range|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
The Zaryte crossbow has a special attack, Evoke, which consumes 75% of the player's special attack energy. The special attack provides doubled accuracy on the next shot, and guarantees the special effect of any enchanted bolts used, provided that the player lands a successful hit on the target.
Passive effect[edit | edit source]
The Zaryte crossbow has a passive effect that strengthens the effects of enchanted bolts by 10%. For example, with enchanted ruby bolts, the bolt's special effect, Blood Forfeit, would deal 22% of the opponent's current hitpoints with a cap of 110 damage, rather than the usual 20% damage and 100 hitpoints damage cap.
|Opal bolts (e)||Added damage is increased from ⌊visible ranged / 10⌋ to ⌊visible ranged / 9⌋.|
|Opal dragon bolts (e)|
|Emerald bolts (e)||Starting poison damage is increased from 5 to 6.|
|Emerald dragon bolts (e)|
|Ruby bolts (e)||Damage is increased from 20% of target's current hitpoints to 22%, and the damage cap is increased to 110.|
|Ruby dragon bolts (e)|
|Diamond bolts (e)||Max hit is increased from 115% of normal max hit to 125%.|
|Diamond dragon bolts (e)|
|Dragonstone bolts (e)||Dragonfire damage is increased from ⌊visible ranged * 20%⌋ to ⌊visible ranged * 22%⌋.|
|Dragonstone dragon bolts (e)|
|Onyx bolts (e)||Max hit is increased from 120% of normal max to 130%.|
|Onyx dragon bolts (e)|
Creation[edit | edit source]
Comparison between other ranged weapons[edit | edit source]
|Name||level required||Ranged attack||Ranged strength
|Bow of Faerdhinen||80||+128||+106||138,408,201||
|Dragon hunter crossbow||70||+95||(+122)||61,480,557|
|Crystal bow||70||+100||+78||394,164[n 1]||
|Magic shortbow (i)||+75||100,394|
|Magic comp bow||50||+71||(+55)||5,496||
|Throwing knives|| 40
Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]
|1||Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Ranged masses)|
|1||Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Magic & Ranged)|
|1||Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Ranged)|
|1||Tombs of Amascut/Strategies (Ranged switch)|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Concept art of the Zaryte crossbow by Mod Jerv.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|25 January 2023
|11 January 2023
The item has been added to the Grand Exchange's item sink list.
|16 February 2022
Using the crossbow's special attack now correctly applies the teleport-blocking effect that exists when using offensive special attacks in PvP combat.
|12 January 2022
The crossbow's passive effect has been added to the Worn Equipment set bonus interface.
|5 January 2022
(update | poll)
The item is now obtainable.
|16 December 2021
The item was added to the game, but was unobtainable.