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Royal crossbow

Members iconRoyal crossbow
Royal crossbow inventory icon
Tradeable No
Equipable Yes
Stacks No
Quest item No
High alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Low alchemy Cannot be alchemised
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Protect on Death No
Examine Inflicts heavy damage in prolonged encounters.
Weight 4kg

The royal crossbow is a heavy crossbow that requires 80 Ranged to equip.

The Royal crossbow now works like any other 2h crossbow, but it used to have a special effect pre-EoC, which was:

This crossbow was designed to be very strong in prolonged fights, while not extremely effective in short brutal fights where you needed lots of damage very quickly. To this end there were 2 special damage mechanics on this crossbow:

  1. Instead of normal hits, the crossbow set a damage over time effect on the target with each hit. These effects accumulated with each other. This worked in the following manner: it did X damage on the hit, then queued up 2 more “ticks” of X damage. So each hit did 3X damage overall. Additional attacks during this period wouldn't interfere with the damage waiting to be applied from previous hits (up to a certain amount).
  2. The damage per tick depended on the state of the crossbow. The crossbow was in the normal state by default; after attacking the same enemy for a prolonged period, the crossbow got a lock on the creature and awakened. In an awakened state the crossbow would do more damage against the creature it had a 'lock' on. You would be able to attack other creatures without losing this 'lock' however it would only do increased damage against creatures it had a 'lock' on. When you killed the creature, or hadn't attacked it for a while, the crossbow would return to its dormant state.

To forge the crossbow, bring a Coral crossbow to Thurgo along with the four crossbow components below:

royal frame.gif
Royal frame
qbd sight.gif
Royal sight
bolt stabiliser.gif
Bolt stabiliser
torsion spring.gif
Torsion spring

Thurgo, found at Mudskipper Point, can assemble all of these into a Royal crossbow (unforged), which is not usable, unless you have at least 70 Smithing.

After he has fused the parts together to the coral crossbow, you must take it to the Queen Black Dragon and brandish it - right-click the crossbow and select "Brandish" - when she uses the "Forging Fire" attack on the last phase. You will know when she uses this attack when the message appears: "The Queen Black Dragon gathers her strength to breathe extremely hot flames.". Watch your lifepoints while she is performing this attack as you brandish the crossbow as she can deal thousands of life point damage if you do not heal adequately. After forging the crossbow, you are ready to use it for combat.

This crossbow will degrade with use, but can be repaired by using one of the individual pieces on it, gaining 25% charge per piece.

Combat Statistics
In Legacy mode, damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down).
Equip: 80 Ranged
No use requirements
Slot: Class: Type: Level:
Main Hand slot iconOff Hand slot icon Ranged Bolts icon 80
Damage: Accuracy: Armour:
1020 1924 0
Ammunition: Bolt
Speed: Speed 6
Constitution Prayer Strength Ranged Magic
0 0 0 0 0

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