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Crossbows, unlike bows, are composed of both wood and metal, so to complete a crossbow you will need the metal limbs, which require various Smithing levels.

To make a crossbow, you must use your knife on a set of logs. You can make a crossbow stock from any kind of logs, including magic logs; the dwarves who developed crossbow technology don't trust magic at the best of times, but the humans of the Ranging Guild have been working on their own design. When the Fletching menu appears, you can choose to make a crossbow stock. Clicking on the stock will make a stock, which will replace the set of logs that were used during the Fletching process.

Note: If you want to make several of the same object, simply use the +/- buttons to select the number you wish to produce.

For full information about crossbows and bolts, click here to see Ranged Equipment.

Attaching the Limbs

Once you have your stock, you will need the appropriate limbs to attach. As each type of metal has a certain weight and flexibility, the type of metal is determined by the wood you have used for the stock. Other combinations will not work.

Stock Limbs
wood stock.gif
Wooden stock Members icon
bronze limbs.gif
Bronze limbs Members icon
oak stock.gif
Oak stock Members icon
blurite limbs.gif
Blurite limbs Members icon *
willow stock.gif
Willow stock Members icon
iron limbs.gif
Iron limbs Members icon
teak stock.gif
Teak stock Members icon
steel limbs.gif
Steel limbs Members icon
maple stock.gif
Maple stock Members icon
mithril limbs.gif
Mithril limbs Members icon
mahogany stock.gif
Mahogany stock Members icon
adamantite limbs.gif
Adamantite limbs Members icon
yew stock.gif
Yew stock Members icon
runite limbs.gif
Runite limbs Members icon
magic stock.gif
Magic stock Members icon
dragon limbs.gif
Dragon limbs Members icon


* You will not be able to make a blurite crossbow until you have completed The Knight's Sword quest.

Stringing your Crossbow

Now it is time to string your crossbow. If you have achieved a Crafting level of 10, then you will be able to create your own crossbow strings.

For information on how to make crossbow strings, please see the Cooking and Crafting sections of the manual.

If you do not have enough experience to craft your own crossbow strings, you will need to find someone skilled enough to make them for you.

Once you have a crossbow string, use it on your unstrung crossbow to complete the crossbow.

Below is a table of each crossbow type with the Fletching level required to make them:

Crossbow Level XP
(Stock)
XP
(Limbs)
XP
(Stringing)
XP
(Completed)
bronze wood crossbow.gif
Bronze crossbow Members icon
9 Fletching 6 12 6 24
off-hand bronze crossbow.gif
Off-hand bronze crossbow Members icon
9 Fletching 6 12 6 24
bronze 2h crossbow.gif
Bronze 2h crossbow Members icon
9 Fletching 6 12 6 24
blurite oak crossbow.gif
Blurite crossbow Members icon
24 Fletching 16 32 16 64
iron willow crossbow.gif
Iron crossbow Members icon
39 Fletching 22 44 22 88
off-hand iron crossbow.gif
Off-hand iron crossbow Members icon
39 Fletching 22 44 22 88
iron 2h crossbow.gif
Iron 2h crossbow Members icon
39 Fletching 22 44 22 88
steel teak crossbow.gif
Steel crossbow Members icon
46 Fletching 27 54 27 108
off-hand steel crossbow.gif
Off-hand steel crossbow Members icon
46 Fletching 27 54 27 108
steel 2h crossbow.gif
Steel 2h crossbow Members icon
46 Fletching 27 54 27 108
mithril maple crossbow.gif
Mith crossbow Members icon
54 Fletching 32 64 32 128
off-hand mithril crossbow.gif
Off-hand mithril crossbow Members icon
54 Fletching 32 64 32 128
mithril 2h crossbow.gif
Mithril 2h crossbow Members icon
54 Fletching 32 64 32 128
adamantite mahogany crossbow.gif
Adamant crossbow Members icon
61 Fletching 41 82 41 164
off-hand adamant crossbow.gif
Off-hand adamant crossbow Members icon
61 Fletching 41 82 41 164
adamant 2h crossbow.gif
Adamant 2h crossbow Members icon
61 Fletching 41 82 41 164
runite yew crossbow.gif
Rune crossbow Members icon
69 Fletching 50 100 50 200
off-hand rune crossbow.gif
Off-hand rune crossbow Members icon
69 Fletching 50 100 50 200
rune 2h crossbow.gif
Rune 2h crossbow Members icon
69 Fletching 50 100 50 200
dragon crossbow.gif
Dragon crossbow Members icon
94 Fletching 50 100 50 200
off-hand dragon crossbow.gif
Off-hand dragon crossbow Members icon
94 Fletching 50 100 50 200
dragon 2h crossbow.gif
Dragon 2h crossbow Members icon
94 Fletching 50 100 50 200


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