Arrows

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For the gnome, see Oomad Arrow.
Bronze arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Bronze arrowIron arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Iron arrowSteel arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Steel arrowMithril arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Mithril arrowAdamant arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Adamant arrowRune arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Rune arrowDragon arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dragon arrowDark arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Dark arrowStalker arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Stalker arrowWild arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Wild arrowAraxyte arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Araxyte arrowBlack stone arrow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Black stone arrow
Slot Ammunition
Style Arrow
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Arrows are a type of ammunition used with bows. They are craftable by players using the Fletching skill. To do that, players must have some arrowshafts (cut from most types of log), feathers and arrowheads. The arrow made is determined by the type of arrowheads used.

Arrows have a chance of breaking after being fired, losing the arrow. According to Roddeck, if the arrow has been broken, the arrow will not appear on the ground to be picked up. The chance of losing an arrow after shooting is approximately 20%, but this decreases gradually with an increase in the player's Ranged level.

One method of preventing losing dropped arrows is to use Ava's device, which collects dropped arrows. This requires the player to have completed the Animal Magnetism quest.

Arrow damage[edit | edit source]

Arrows may be used with bows that are lower level than themselves, but their damage will be capped at the bow's level.[1] For example, if one were to use level 60 dragon arrows with the level 40 yew shortbow, the arrows would perform as a level 40 arrow because the bow is level 40.

Standard arrows[edit | edit source]

Picture Arrow type Ranged Level Damage Cost Fletching Level Crafting Profit (Arrowhead + Headless arrow) Crafting Profit (Arrowhead + Arrow shaft + Feather)
Bronze arrow 5.png Bronze arrows 1 48 31 1 -25 -3
Iron arrow 5.png Iron arrows 10 96 17 15 -44 -22
Steel arrow 5.png Steel arrows 20 192 20 30 -40 -18
Mithril arrow 5.png Mithril arrows 30 288 22 45 -58 -36
Adamant arrow 5.png Adamant arrows 40 384 51 60 -91 -69
Rune arrow 5.png Rune arrows 50 480 151 75 -33 -11
Saradomin arrows 5.png Saradomin arrows 50 528[2] 77[3] N/A Coins 5.png N/A Coins 5.png N/A
Guthix arrows 5.png Guthix arrows 50 528[4] 76[5] N/A Coins 5.png N/A Coins 5.png N/A
Zamorak arrows 5.png Zamorak arrows 50 528[6] 80[7] N/A Coins 5.png N/A Coins 5.png N/A
Dragon arrow 5.png Dragon arrows 60 576 236 90 -98 -76
Dark arrow 5.png Dark arrows 70 672 53 95 -378 -356
Stalker arrow 5.png Stalker arrows 80 768 204 95 -299[8] Coins 5.png N/A
Wild arrow 5.png Wild arrows 85 816 94 N/A Coins 5.png N/A Coins 5.png N/A
Araxyte arrow 5.png Araxyte arrows 90 864 177 N/A Coins 5.png N/A Coins 5.png N/A
Black stone arrows 4.png Black stone arrows 92 883.2 2,221[9] 92 62[10] 738[11]

Special arrows[edit | edit source]

There are several kinds of special arrows aside from the normal arrows described above.

Dungeoneering arrows[edit | edit source]

Tier Level Arrow type Damage
1 1 Novite arrows 48
2 10 Bathus arrows 96
3 20 Marmaros arrows 192
4 30 Kratonite arrows 288
5 40 Fractite arrows 384
6 50 Zephyrium arrows 480
7 60 Argonite arrows 576
8 70 Katagon arrows 672
9 80 Gorgonite arrows 768
10 90 Promethium arrows 864
11 99 Sagittarian arrows 950

Update history[edit | edit source]

The update history project is a work-in-progress – not all updates to this topic may be covered below. See here for how to help out!
  • patch 14 January 2013 (Update):
    • An animation has been implemented for adding feathers to bolts and arrows.
  • update 27 January 2001 (Update):
    • Arrows now fire 25% faster.
    • Fixed the cheat/bug which some people were using to shoot super rapidly.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Michelle. "Patch Notes - Archive." July 9, 2013. RuneScape Forums.
  2. ^ They have a 1/10 chance to deal extra water damage when fired, increasing to 1/5 if using the Saradomin bow.
  3. ^ Unlike other arrows, these are always lost when fired.
  4. ^ They have a 1/10 chance to deal extra water damage when fired, increasing to 1/5 if using the Guthix bow.
  5. ^ Unlike other arrows, these are always lost when fired.
  6. ^ They have a 1/10 chance to deal extra water damage when fired, increasing to 1/5 if using the Zamorak bow.
  7. ^ Unlike other arrows, these are always lost when fired.
  8. ^ Crafted with Stalker essence instead of headless arrows.
  9. ^ Unlike other arrows, these are always lost when fired.
  10. ^ Crafted with Elder headless arrow.
  11. ^ Crafted with Elder arrow shaft.