Ascension crossbow

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For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand Ascension crossbow.
For this item's augmented variant, see augmented ascension crossbow.
For this item's dyed variants, see blood, Ice, Shadow, Barrows, Third Age.
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The Ascension crossbow is a crossbow requiring level 90 Ranged to wield. It has an off-hand counterpart and is able to fire all bolts including Ascension bolts, made with 90 Fletching.

The crossbow is made by taking one of each of the 6 Ascension signets (Ascension signet I, II, III, IV, V, VI) dropped by the legiones in the Monastery of Ascension, along with a dragon crossbow and 100 ascension shards to Ocellus outside the monastery. Only the main hand or off-hand dragon crossbow will work; the 2-handed bow is not accepted by Ocellus. It can be converted to the off-hand Ascension crossbow for another 100 shards.

It degrades in combat like drygore weaponry, having 60,000 charges (but loses 2 per hit, giving a minimum time of 5 hours of combat) until it must be repaired by Bob for 2,000,000 coins or a lower amount on your armour stand depending on your Smithing level.

Assuming one obtained each signet on the 50th kill, it would cost 132,300,744 coins to create an Ascension crossbow. When the Legio is killed, the party member who dealt the most damage will receive the drop, regardless of who opened the door with a keystone. The other party member will be left with no loot; therefore, it is recommended to solo the ascension bosses for signets.

The crossbow, and the off-hand variant can be dyed with either barrows, shadow, third-age, blood, or ice dyes. This process is irreversible and will make the crossbow untradeable.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Repair cost[edit | edit source]

The base repair cost of the Ascension crossbow when completely degraded to 0.0% item charge is 2,000,000 coins. It can be repaired by:

Alternatively, it can be repaired on an armour stand in a player-owned house or on a whetstone device anywhere. This provides a discount of 0.5% per Smithing level (including boosts).

If it is only partially degraded the cost of a full repair is multiplied by the percentage of item charge that needs to be repaired to produce the current repair cost.

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Creation[edit | edit source]

If players wish to create Ascension crossbows, assuming each signet is obtained on the 50th kill of each Legio, the cost is as follows:

Boss Key required Cost for 50 keys
(Average luck)
Legio Primus Ascension Keystone Primus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone PrimusAscension Keystone Primus 37,445,250
Legio Secundus Ascension Keystone Secundus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone SecundusAscension Keystone Secundus 17,688,450
Legio Tertius Ascension Keystone Tertius.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone TertiusAscension Keystone Tertius 16,051,600
Legio Quartus Ascension Keystone Quartus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone QuartusAscension Keystone Quartus 15,360,000
Legio Quintus Ascension Keystone Quintus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone QuintusAscension Keystone Quintus 16,530,900
Legio Sextus Ascension Keystone Sextus.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension Keystone SextusAscension Keystone Sextus 15,483,950
Total cost for main-hand crossbow 132,300,744
Profit for Ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Ascension crossbowAscension crossbow 66,085,466
Total cost for off-hand crossbow 132,320,544
Profit for Off-hand ascension crossbow.png: RS3 Inventory image of Off-hand ascension crossbowOff-hand ascension crossbow 66,735,032
The above profit is calculated by combining the cost for 50 keys plus the cost of a dragon crossbow and 100 Ascension shards for the main-hand or 200 Ascension shards for the off-hand.

Dyed[edit | edit source]

The Ascension crossbow can be recoloured with dyes from Treasure trails for purely cosmetic purposes. A warning message is given when attempting to dye a plain Ascension crossbow.

Once the dye is applied, the Ascension crossbow becomes permanently untradeable.

Creation cost (GE)
Barrows Shadow Third-Age Blood Ice
Item Ascension crossbow (barrows) Ascension crossbow (shadow) Ascension crossbow (Third Age) Ascension crossbow (blood) Ascension crossbow (ice)
Image Ascension crossbow (barrows) equipped.png Ascension crossbow (shadow) equipped.png Ascension crossbow (Third Age) equipped.png Ascension crossbow (blood) equipped.png Ascension crossbow (ice) equipped.png
Dye cost 156,234,525 851,738,264 2,147,483,618 2,147,483,642 1,393,660,423
Total cost 354,620,735 1,050,124,474 2,345,869,828 2,345,869,852 1,592,046,633

Comparison with other Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 25 January 2016 (Update):
    • Ascension crossbows no longer protect players from aggression in the God Wars Dungeon.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Concept art for the Ascension crossbow
  • This item used to provide protection from monsters in the God Wars Dungeon.[1] It was revealed that it was an unintentional side effect of sharing the same repair cost parameter as Nex armour; it was categorised as "ancient equipment", and so would repair at the same time as Nex armour if used with an armour stand.[2] This was finally patched on 25 January 2016.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Dean. "Ascension C'bow - GWD immunity." 13 June 2013. Recent Game Updates Forums.
  2. ^ Mod Stu. RuneScape Developer Q&A - Elite NPC Teaser!. YouTube. 21 July 2015.*