Zaryte crossbow

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Zaryte crossbow
Zaryte crossbow.png
Released5 January 2022 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA weapon born out of conflict.
Value990,000 coins
High alch594,000 coins
Low alch396,000 coins
Weight6.001 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange382,474,088 coins (info)
Buy limit-
Daily volume550
Advanced data
Item ID26374
Zaryte crossbow detail.png

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.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesZaryte crossbow equipped male.pngZaryte crossbow equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 6.png8

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

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

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player performing the Zaryte crossbow's special attack, Evoke, with enchanted diamond bolts.

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.

Bolt type Effect
Opal bolts (e) inventory image Opal bolts (e) Added damage is increased from ⌊visible ranged / 10⌋ to ⌊visible ranged / 9⌋.
Opal dragon bolts (e) inventory image Opal dragon bolts (e)
Emerald bolts (e) inventory image Emerald bolts (e) Starting poison damage is increased from 5 to 6.
Emerald dragon bolts (e) inventory image Emerald dragon bolts (e)
Ruby bolts (e) inventory image 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) inventory image Ruby dragon bolts (e)
Diamond bolts (e) inventory image Diamond bolts (e) Max hit is increased from 115% of normal max hit to 125%.
Diamond dragon bolts (e) inventory image Diamond dragon bolts (e)
Dragonstone bolts (e) inventory image Dragonstone bolts (e) Dragonfire damage is increased from ⌊visible ranged * 20%⌋ to ⌊visible ranged * 22%⌋.
Dragonstone dragon bolts (e) inventory image Dragonstone dragon bolts (e)
Onyx bolts (e) inventory image Onyx bolts (e) Max hit is increased from 120% of normal max to 130%.
Onyx dragon bolts (e) inventory image Onyx dragon bolts (e)

Creation[edit | edit source]

Member icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
Armadyl crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbow139,869,921
Nihil horn.pngNihil horn1337,052,141
Nihil shard.pngNihil shard250863,000
Total Cost377,785,062
Zaryte crossbow.pngZaryte crossbow1382,474,088

Comparison between other ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

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Name Ranged level required Ranged attack Ranged strength
(Max ammo)
Price Notes
Twisted bow inventory image Twisted bow Ranged 85 +70 +20
  • Has a passive effect where the higher the target's Magic level is, the more accurate and damaging the bow becomes.
  • Uses arrows as ammunition up to and including dragon.
  • Offers an attack speed of that of a longbow.
Bow of faerdhinen inventory image Bow of Faerdhinen Ranged 80 +128 +106 138,408,201
  • Has the highest ranged bonus of any ranged weapon, including a +106 Ranged Strength bonus.
  • Receives noticeable damage and accuracy bonuses if worn alongside pieces of crystal armour.
  • Has the furthest attack range of any bow or crossbow in the game (tied with composite bows and the crystal bow) of 10 squares.
  • When created, the bow starts off at 10,000 charges and degrades.
  • The bow can be upgraded to the bow of Faerdhinen (c) to stop it from degrading.
Zaryte crossbow inventory image Zaryte crossbow Ranged 80 +110 (+122) 382,474,088
  • It is the only crossbow that grants defensive bonuses.
  • One of two crossbows with a prayer bonus, along with the Armadyl crossbow from which it is crafted.
  • Has a special attack which provides double accuracy on the next shot and guarantees the special effect of any enchanted bolts used if it hits. Costs 75% special attack energy.
  • Its passive effect strengthens the effects of enchanted bolts by 10%.
Toxic blowpipe inventory image Toxic blowpipe Ranged 75 +30 +20
  • Requires Zulrah's scales (up to 16,383) and any unpoisoned darts to charge.
  • Ranged strength bonus stacks with the darts that are used to charge the blowpipe (up to +55 ranged strength with dragon darts).
  • Has an attack speed of 3 (same as darts) in a non-pvp encounter or 4 in a pvp encounter (same as shortbows).
  • Offers a special attack where damage is increased by 50% and heals the wielder by 50% of the damage dealt. Costs 50% special attack energy.
  • Has 25% chance to inflict venom on an opponent.
Heavy ballista inventory image Heavy ballista Ranged 75 +125 +15
  • Has the second highest ranged bonus of any ranged weapon, including a +15 Ranged Strength bonus.
  • Requires completion of Monkey Madness II to equip.
  • Only accepts javelins as ammunition.
  • Ava's devices will not retrieve fired javelins, nor can they be picked up.
  • Offers a special attack which increases accuracy and damage by 25% each for one shot. Costs 65% special attack energy.
Dragon hunter crossbow inventory image Dragon hunter crossbow Ranged 70 +95 (+122) 61,480,557
  • Offers the third highest one-handed Ranged attack bonus in the game, outclassed only by the Armadyl and Zaryte crossbow.
  • Increases accuracy and damage by 30% and 25% respectively when fighting draconic creatures.
Armadyl crossbow inventory image Armadyl crossbow Ranged 70 +100 (+122) 39,869,921
Crystal bow inventory image Crystal bow Ranged 70 +100 +78 394,164[n 1]
  • Offers a ranged strength of +78.
  • Neither consumes nor requires ammunition.
  • Has an attack speed of 5, between that of a shortbow and a crossbow.
  • Has the furthest attack range of any bow or crossbow in the game (tied with composite bows and the bow of Faerdhinen) of 10 squares.
  • Receives noticeable damage and accuracy bonuses if worn alongside pieces of crystal armour.
Karil's crossbow inventory image Karil's crossbow Ranged 70 +84 (+55) 111,634
  • The only two-handed crossbow in the game and is also the fastest crossbow.
  • Can only be fired with bolt racks.
  • If worn with the rest of Karil the Tainted's equipment, it offers a set effect which lowers the target's Agility level (only works on players).
  • Like all Barrows equipment, it degrades and will fully degrade after 15 hours of combat. It is repairable.
Dragon crossbow inventory image Dragon crossbow Ranged 64 +94 (+122) 1,759,256
Rune crossbow inventory image Rune crossbow Ranged 61 +90 (+115) 11,502
Craw's bow inventory image Craw's bow Ranged 60 +75 +60 30,443,846
Dark bow inventory image Dark bow Ranged 60 +95 (+60) 699,623
  • Offers the fifth highest Ranged attack bonus in the game, behind the bow of Faerdhinen (+128), heavy ballista (+125), the Zaryte crossbow (+110), and the crystal bow and Armadyl crossbow (+100).
  • Has the ability to shoot two arrows at a time.
  • The slowest weapon in the game, with an attack speed of 9 (5.4 seconds).
  • Offers a powerful special attack, which if used with dragon arrows increases damage dealt by 50% with a minimum hit of 8 (30% with any other arrow type with a minimum. hit of 5). Costs 55% special attack energy.
Magic shortbow inventory image Magic shortbow Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 839
  • The only shortbow to offer a special attack, which fires 2 shots in rapid succession but with reduced accuracy. Costs 55% special attack energy.
  • Can be imbued with a magic shortbow scroll, increasing its ranged attack bonus to +75 and lowering the special attack cost to 50%.
Magic shortbow (i) Magic shortbow (i) +75 100,394
Magic comp bow inventory image Magic comp bow Ranged 50 +71 (+55) 5,496
  • The only composite bow to offer a special attack, which is guaranteed to hit the target but is not boosted by damage-boosting prayers or the Slayer helmet (i). Costs 35% special attack energy. Shares this special attack with the magic longbow.
  • Is slightly more accurate than the magic longbow and 1 tick faster (1 tick slower than the shortbow), while keeping the same attack range of the longbow.
Seercull inventory image Seercull Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 22,680
  • Has slightly less accurate but otherwise identical stats to the magic comp bow.
  • Has a special attack that targets mages by lowering their Magic level, costing 100% special attack energy.
Magic longbow inventory image Magic longbow Ranged 50 +69 (+55) 1,337
  • The only longbow to offer a special attack, which is guaranteed to hit the target but is not boosted by damage-boosting prayers or the Slayer helmet (i). Costs 35% special attack energy. Shares this special attack with the magic comp bow.
  • Like all longbows, is 2 ticks slower than the magic shortbow, in exchange for 3 additional attack range.
  • Unlike the magic shortbow, cannot be imbued.
Adamant crossbow inventory image Adamant crossbow Ranged 46 +78 (+100) 1,296
  • Offers the sixth highest one-handed Ranged attack bonus in the game.
  • Has an attack speed equal to that of longbows and an attack range equal to that of shortbows.
  • Because of the slower attack speed and the potential for overkill from its higher max hit, it deals less damage over extended periods than the magic shortbow, and should be used primarily when additional defence is needed through the use of a shield, or if enchanted bolt effects are needed.
Chinchompa Chinchompas Ranged 45
+45 N/A Varies[n 2]
  • One of the three ranged weapons that offers the ability to hit more than one opponent at a time (similar to burst or barrage Ancient Magicks), the others being the special attack of the dragon crossbow, with a similar attack, and rune thrownaxe, with a ricochet type attack.
  • Regarded to be the best way of training Ranged, but at a very high cost.
  • Has an attack speed of 4 (the same as scimitars, maces, and whips).
  • If a player dies with chinchompas equipped or in their inventory, they will disappear, as they are live animals.
Red chinchompa Ranged 55
+70 +15
Black chinchompa Ranged 65
+80 +30
Swamp lizard Orange salamander
Red salamander Black salamander
Salamanders Attack Ranged Magic 30
+20 (+16) 174
  • Unique and versatile two-handed weapons that facilitate the use of all three combat styles.
Attack Ranged Magic 50
+29 (+22) 123
Attack Ranged Magic 60
+47 (+31) 40
Attack Ranged Magic 70
+69 (+49) 267
Dorgeshuun crossbow inventory image Dorgeshuun crossbow Ranged 28 +42 (+49) 2,587
  • Is one tick faster than most other crossbows, and it is able to fire bone bolts, which are significantly cheaper than most other ammunition of similar strength.
Rune knife Throwing knives Ranged 40
+25 +24 Varies[n 2]
  • Have high damage output, but are significantly more expensive compared to other low-level options.
Yew shortbow Shortbows Ranged 40
+47 (+49) 365
  • Offer slightly less damage output than using rune knives, but are a lot cheaper.
Adamant dart Darts Ranged 30
N/A +17 Varies[n 2]
  • Are cheap, deal decent damage and are easy to buy from the Grand Exchange.
  • Adamant darts have comparable damage output to using a shortbow with rune arrows, so players should use whichever is cheaper.

Dwarf multicannon
Cannonball Granite cannonball

Dwarf multicannon N/A N/A N/A 748,218
  • Can be set up and used alongside other weapons for passive Ranged damage and experience.
  • Cannot be set up in all areas.
  • Has a static max hit of 30 with cannonballs and 35 with granite cannonballs.
  • Derives accuracy from player's current attack style (Ranged while ranging, Melee while meleeing, and whichever is higher with powered staves) while rolling against the target's Ranged defence.
  1. ^ Cost of having Ilfeen charge a crystal weapon seed after obtaining minimum cost.
  2. ^ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Cost of thrown weapons is only that of the ammo.

Used in recommended equipment[edit | edit source]

2Ancient Wyvern/Strategies (Ranged)
1Basilisk Knight/Strategies (Ranged/Prayer)
2Basilisk Knight/Strategies (Ranged)
2Callisto/Strategies (Ranged)
4Cerberus/Strategies (Ranged)
3Chambers of Xeric/Strategies (Ranged)
2Commander Zilyana/Strategies (Ranged)
2Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Ranged masses)
1General Graardor/Strategies (Ranged Attacker)
1General Graardor/Strategies (Solo (Ranged 6:0))
1General Graardor/Strategies (Ranged Tank)
4Giant Mole/Strategies (Ranged)
2Grotesque Guardians/Strategies (Ranged switches)
2Hallowed Sepulchre/Strategies
1K'ril Tsutsaroth/Strategies (Ranged tank)
1Kree'arra/Strategies (Ranged Tank)
4Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Magic & Ranged)
1Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Ranged)
2Skeletal Wyvern/Strategies (Ranged (Void))
2Skeletal Wyvern/Strategies (Ranged)
2The Mimic/Strategies (Ranged)
2Tombs of Amascut/Strategies (Ranged switch)
3Tombs of Amascut/Strategies (Zebak)
3TzHaar Fight Cave/Strategies (Ranged)
1TzHaar Fight Cave/Strategies (Void)
1TzHaar Fight Cave/Strategies (Pure)
1TzHaar Fight Cave/Strategies (Tank)
2Vorkath/Strategies (Ranged(Crossbow))

Special attack

1Callisto/Strategies (Ranged)
1Cerberus/Strategies (Ranged)
1Corporeal Beast/Strategies (Ranged masses)
1Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Magic & Ranged)
1Phantom Muspah/Strategies (Ranged)
1Tombs of Amascut/Strategies (Ranged switch)

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 January 2023

The interaction between the Zaryte crossbow special attack and enchanted Sapphire bolts's Clear Mind effect has been adjusted.

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.