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This page is for low-level Ranged equipment. For mid-level equipment see Ranged Equipment/Mid Level. For high-level equipment, see Ranged Equipment/High Level.

Introduction

The most common ranged weapons are bows and crossbows. Besides these, there are several other types of weaponry available to a ranger. Darts, knives, axes and even cannonballs can be employed by ranged fighters.

Every different piece of weaponry has its own advantages, some are cheap and readily available, others are less so but inflict large amounts of damage, such as the cannon. Ultimately, the way one chooses to train the Ranged skill comes down to individual tastes and styles, something that each person must come to learn for themselves.

Combat Academy equipment

Learning about the combat system in Lumbridge will let you use the following items:

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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item title.png level title.png class title.png armour title.png accuracy title.png damage title.png prayer icon.png constitution icon.png strength icon.png magic icon.png ranged icon.png
Academy knife 1 Ranged 0 150 48 0 0 0 0 0
Academy knife inventory icon
Academy crossbow 1 Ranged 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academy crossbow inventory icon
Accepted ammunition Academy bolts inventory icon
Academy shortbow 1 Ranged 0 150 43 0 0 0 0 0
Academy shortbow inventory icon
Accepted ammunition Academy arrow inventory icon

Crossbows

A player firing a rune two-handed crossbow at a goblin
A crossbow user in action

Though rangers are most often seen with bows - drawing back their strings to let an elegant arrow soar through the air in an arc before plunging into its target - some rangers prefer the raw power and efficiency of dwarven design: the crossbow.

Because of their compact size, and the force with which the crossbow hurls its projectiles, a new form of ammunition is necessary. The bolts that crossbows fire are invariably metal, occasionally tipped with the sharp edges of precious stones.

Crossbows can be constructed using a variety of skills, but those keen to shoot their prey with these powerful weapons can purchase crossbow parts from three salesdwarves located in Keldagrim, under White Wolf Mountain and in the Dwarven Mines.

Crossbows come in a wide variety of styles and strengths, and almost all of them can be made from scratch by someone with the requisite Fletching, Smithing, Cooking and Crafting levels.

Crossbows can be used with any level of ammunition, but the ammunition will only work at its maximum efficiency if used with weapons at, or above, the ammunition's level. Some weapons require specific crossbows, however, and some can even generate their own.

There are two main types of crossbow - the two handed heavy crossbow, and the smaller pistol crossbows and their off-hand variants.

Two-handed crossbows

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Bronze 2h crossbow Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 63 0 0 0 0 0
Bronze 2h crossbow inventory icon
Serpentine 2h crossbow 1 Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 63 0 0 0 0 0
Serpentine 2h crossbow 1 inventory icon
Iron 2h crossbow Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 127 0 0 0 0 0
Iron 2h crossbow inventory icon
Steel 2h crossbow Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 255 0 0 0 0 0
Steel 2h crossbow inventory icon
Serpentine 2h crossbow 2 Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 255 0 0 0 0 0
Serpentine 2h crossbow 2 inventory icon
Black 2h crossbow Members icon 25 Ranged 0 381 318 0 0 0 0 0
Black 2h crossbow inventory icon
Mithril 2h crossbow Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 382 0 0 0 0 0
Mithril 2h crossbow inventory icon

Pistol crossbows

These crossbows are smaller than their two handed variants and are mostly made to work together as dual-wield weapons.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Crossbow 1 Ranged 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crossbow inventory icon
Phoenix crossbow 1 Ranged 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0
Phoenix crossbow inventory icon
Bronze crossbow Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bronze crossbow inventory icon
Off-hand bronze crossbow Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 0 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand bronze crossbow inventory icon
Coral crossbow Members icon 1 Ranged 0 160 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coral crossbow inventory icon
Accepted ammunition Coral bolts inventory icon
Exquisite crossbow 1 Members icon 10 Ranged 0 191 0 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand exquisite crossbow 1 Members icon 10 Ranged 0 191 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iron crossbow Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iron crossbow inventory icon
Off-hand iron crossbow Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 0 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand iron crossbow inventory icon
Blurite crossbow Members icon 16 Ranged 0 268 0 0 0 0 0 0
Blurite crossbow inventory icon
Steel crossbow Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 0 0 0 0 0 0
Steel crossbow inventory icon
Off-hand steel crossbow Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 0 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand steel crossbow inventory icon
Black crossbow Members icon 25 Ranged 0 502 0 0 0 0 0 0
Black crossbow inventory icon
Off-hand black crossbow Members icon 25 Ranged 0 502 0 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand black crossbow inventory icon
Dorgeshuun c'bow Members icon 28 Ranged 0 424 0 0 0 0 0 0
Accepted ammunition Bone bolts inventory icon
Mithril crossbow Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mithril crossbow inventory icon
Off-hand mithril crossbow Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 0 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand mithril crossbow inventory icon

Bows

No matter how skilled a ranger may be, it is always a good idea to be suitably equipped - whether your choice is iron or rune, oak or yew.

Bows and arrows can be made using the Fletching Skill, or purchased from archery stores in Catherby, Rimmington or Varrock.

Archery shop Look for the following symbol on your minimap to locate archery stores.

As you improve your Ranged skill, you will be able to wield stronger bows. Stronger bows are more effective.

Bows can be used with any level of ammunition, but the ammunition will only work at its maximum efficiency if used with weapons at, or above, the ammunition's level. Some weapons require specific bows, however, and some can even generate their own.

Please note that many bows listed here can be made freely, if you have the required Fletching level.

Special bows

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Slayer Tower shortbow Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 43 0 0 0 0 0
Slayer Tower shortbow inventory icon
Cupid bow 1 Members icon 1 Ranged 0 40 41 0 0 0 0 0
Cupid bow 1 inventory icon
Starfire bow 1 1 Ranged 0 140 35 0 0 0 0 0
Starfire bow 1 inventory icon
Starfury bow 1 Members icon 1 Ranged 0 140 35 0 0 0 0 0
Starfury bow 1 inventory icon
Bow (class 1) Members icon 1 Ranged 0 140 43 0 0 0 0 0
Bow (class 1) inventory icon
Accepted ammunition Arrows (class 1) inventory icon
Chargebow 1 Ranged 0 140 91 0 0 0 0 0
Chargebow inventory icon
Accepted ammunition None needed
Boogie bow Members icon 1 Ranged 0 110 22 0 0 0 0 0
Boogie bow inventory icon
Accepted ammunition None needed
Kayle's chargebow 1 Ranged 0 160 110 0 0 0 0 0
Kayle's chargebow inventory icon
Accepted ammunition None needed
Barbed bow Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 43 0 0 0 0 0
Barbed bow inventory icon
Quickbow 5 Ranged 0 202 183 0 0 0 0 0
Quickbow inventory icon
Accepted ammunition None needed
Cupid bow 2 Members icon 10 Ranged 0 90 83 0 0 0 0 0
Cupid bow 2 inventory icon
Starfire bow 2 10 Ranged 0 181 70 0 0 0 0 0
Starfire bow 2 inventory icon
Exquisite shortbow 1 10 Ranged 0 191 23 0 0 0 0 0
Exquisite shortbow 1 inventory icon
Cupid bow 3 Members icon 20 Ranged 0 292 166 0 0 0 0 0
Cupid bow 3 inventory icon
Starfire bow 3 20 Ranged 0 292 158 0 0 0 0 0
Starfire bow 3 inventory icon
Starfury bow 2 Members icon 20 Ranged 0 292 158 0 0 0 0 0
Starfury bow 2 inventory icon
White stag bow 1 Members icon 20 Ranged 0 292 158 0 0 0 0 0
White stag bow 1 inventory icon
Bow (class 2) Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 175 0 0 0 0 0
Bow (class 2) inventory icon
Accepted ammunition Arrows (class 1) inventory icon Arrows (class 2) inventory icon
Cupid bow 4 Members icon 30 Ranged 0 424 250 0 0 0 0 0
Cupid bow 4 inventory icon
Starfire bow 4 30 Ranged 0 424 245 0 0 0 0 0
Starfire bow 4 inventory icon
White stag bow 2 Members icon 30 Ranged 0 409 236 0 0 0 0 0
White stag bow 2 inventory icon
Ogre bow Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 382 0 0 0 0 0
Ogre bow inventory icon

Shortbows

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Shortbow 1 Ranged 0 150 43 0 0 0 0 0
Shortbow inventory icon
Oak shortbow 10 Ranged 0 202 87 0 0 0 0 0
Oak shortbow inventory icon
Willow shortbow 20 Ranged 0 316 175 0 0 0 0 0
Willow shortbow inventory icon
Maple shortbow 30 Ranged 0 454 263 0 0 0 0 0
Maple shortbow inventory icon

Composite bows

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Willow composite bow 20 Ranged 63 316 106 0 0 0 0 0
Willow composite bow inventory icon
Comp ogre bow Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 382 0 0 0 0 0
Comp ogre bow inventory icon

Shieldbows

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Shieldbow 1 Ranged 30 150 26 0 0 0 0 0
Shieldbow inventory icon
Oak shieldbow 10 Ranged 40 202 53 0 0 0 0 0
Oak shieldbow inventory icon
Also available: Signed oak shieldbow inventory icon
Willow shieldbow 20 Ranged 63 316 106 0 0 0 0 0
Willow shieldbow inventory icon
Maple shieldbow 30 Ranged 90 454 159 0 0 0 0 0
Maple shieldbow inventory icon

Dwarf multicannon Members icon

Main article: Dwarf multicannon

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The dwarf cannon is perhaps the most interesting Ranged weapon. It can provide a lot of experience in a very short period of time. It is particularly useful in multi-way combat areas as it is able to attack multiple targets.

To use the dwarf cannon, you have to complete the Dwarf Cannon quest. Once you have completed this, you can buy a cannon from the dwarf engineer Nulodion, on the southern slopes of Ice Mountain.

Note: The cannon can only be used to kill NPCs, not players.

There are four main parts to the cannon, as well as a mould for making cannonballs.


Cannon base

Cannon stand

Cannon barrels

Cannon furnace

Darts

Darts have a high attack speed and come in main-hand and off-hand varieties so you can dual-wield them with shields or other one-handed weapons.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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item title.png level title.png class title.png armour title.png accuracy title.png damage title.png prayer icon.png constitution icon.png strength icon.png magic icon.png ranged icon.png
Bronze dart Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 48 0 0 0 0 0
Bronze dart inventory icon
Off-hand bronze dart Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 24 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand bronze dart inventory icon
Iron dart Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 96 0 0 0 0 0
Iron dart inventory icon
Off-hand iron dart Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 48 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand iron dart inventory icon
Steel dart Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 192 0 0 0 0 0
Steel dart inventory icon
Off-hand steel dart Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 96 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand steel dart inventory icon
Black dart Members icon 25 Ranged 0 381 240 0 0 0 0 0
Black dart inventory icon
Off-hand black dart Members icon 25 Ranged 0 381 120 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand black dart inventory icon
Mithril dart Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 288 0 0 0 0 0
Mithril dart inventory icon
Off-hand mithril dart Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 144 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand mithril dart inventory icon

Javelins

Javelins can be purchased from the Ranging Guild, or found from monster drops.

Javelins are quite powerful and can be wielded with shields to give you better defence.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Bronze javelin 1 Ranged 0 150 74 0 0 0 0 0
Bronze javelin inventory icon
Iron javelin 10 Ranged 0 202 149 0 0 0 0 0
Iron javelin inventory icon
Corrupt morrigan's javelin Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 245 0 0 0 0 0
Steel javelin 20 Ranged 0 316 298 0 0 0 0 0
Steel javelin inventory icon
Mithril javelin 30 Ranged 0 454 447 0 0 0 0 0
Mithril javelin inventory icon

Throwing axes

Throwing axes can be purchased from the tribal weapons shop in the Ranging Guild, or they can be smithed.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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item title.png level title.png class title.png armour title.png accuracy title.png damage title.png prayer icon.png constitution icon.png strength icon.png magic icon.png ranged icon.png
Bronze throwing axe Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 61 0 0 0 0 0
Bronze throwing axe inventory icon
Off-hand bronze throwing axe Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 30 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand bronze throwing axe inventory icon
Iron throwing axe Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 122 0 0 0 0 0
Iron throwing axe inventory icon
Off-hand iron throwing axe Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 61 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand iron throwing axe inventory icon
Steel throwing axe Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 245 0 0 0 0 0
Steel throwing axe inventory icon
Off-hand steel throwing axe Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 122 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand steel throwing axe inventory icon
C. morrigan's throwing axe Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 245 0 0 0 0 0
Mithril throwing axe Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 367 0 0 0 0 0
Mithril throwing axe inventory icon
Off-hand mithril throwing axe Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 183 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand mithril throwing axe inventory icon

Throwing knives

Throwing knives have the same combat stats as darts. They are wielded in a single hand, so you are able to hold a shield when using them.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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item title.png level title.png class title.png armour title.png accuracy title.png damage title.png prayer icon.png constitution icon.png strength icon.png magic icon.png ranged icon.png
Bronze knife Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 48 0 0 0 0 0
Bronze knife inventory icon
Off-hand bronze knife Members icon 1 Ranged 0 150 24 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand bronze knife inventory icon
Iron knife Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 96 0 0 0 0 0
Iron knife inventory icon
Off-hand iron knife Members icon 10 Ranged 0 202 48 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand iron knife inventory icon
Steel knife Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 192 0 0 0 0 0
Steel knife inventory icon
Off-hand steel knife Members icon 20 Ranged 0 316 96 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand steel knife inventory icon
Black knife Members icon 25 Ranged 0 381 240 0 0 0 0 0
Black knife inventory icon
Off-hand black knife Members icon 25 Ranged 0 381 120 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand black knife inventory icon
Mithril knife Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 288 0 0 0 0 0
Mithril knife inventory icon
Off-hand mithril knife Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 144 0 0 0 0 0
Off-hand mithril knife inventory icon

Swamp lizards

The swamp lizards received from net trapping can be used as a two-handed Ranged weapon when filled with their requisite fuels.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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item title.png level title.png class title.png armour title.png accuracy title.png damage title.png prayer icon.png constitution icon.png strength icon.png magic icon.png ranged icon.png
Swamp lizard Members icon 30 Ranged 0 454 382 0 0 0 0 0
Swamp lizard inventory icon
Accepted ammunition Guam tar inventory icon

The fuel for each swamp lizard can be made by mixing 15 lots of swamp tar with their favoured herb in a pestle and mortar. This will create 15 lots of herb tar that can then be used with the swamp lizard.

Once both the tar and swamp lizard have been wielded the attack style can be changed. Set your style to 'Scorch' and your Strength experience will rise. 'Flare', in turn, will raise your Ranged experience, while 'Blaze' will boost your Magic. This versatility makes the swamp lizard a weapon-of-choice for the rounded adventurer.

Other ranged weapons

These items are rewards from or were used in holiday events.

Please note that the damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down) when using the Legacy combat system.

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Eggsterminator Members icon 1 Ranged 0 110 12 0 0 0 0 0
Eggsterminator inventory icon
Ghost buster 500 1 Ranged 0 110 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ghost buster 500 inventory icon
Snowball 1 Ranged 0 150 48 0 0 0 0 0
Snowball inventory icon

&& Won on the Squeal of Fortune minigame. This item has several different forms that it can turn into but is effectively one item.

^^ Can only be made and used within the Stealing Creation minigame.


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