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For the weapon type, see Chargebow (bow type).
For other uses, see Chargebow (disambiguation).
Chargebow detail.png

The chargebow is a bow that requires no ammunition to fire, instead producing its own magical arrows, similar to the crystal bow. It is a free-to-play item and is dropped by most low level monsters.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Afflicted60; 61; 63; 64 Multicombat.png13/128P2P icon.png
Al Kharid warrior18 Multicombat.png12/128F2P icon.png
Cave goblin1 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Chocolate cow (player-owned farm teaser)1; 4 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Corpse archer18 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Corpse mage21 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Corpse spider4 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Cow calf1 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Cow1; 4 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Crawling corpse torso9 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Dark wizard22; 30; 33; 35; 37 Multicombat.png11/128F2P icon.png
Dragith Nurn26 Multicombat.png12/128F2P icon.png
Drunken man5 Multicombat.png1CommonF2P icon.png
Farmer7 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Giant spider2; 33; 39 Multicombat.png11/128F2P icon.png
Goblin guard (Observatory)28 Multicombat.png1Unknown[dr 1]P2P icon.png
Goblin1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11; 84 Multicombat.png11/64[dr 1]P2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Goblin1; 2; 4; 5; 6; 7; 11; 84 Multicombat.png11/1024[dr 1]P2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Hengel4 Multicombat.png1CommonF2P icon.png
Jeff12 Multicombat.png1UnknownF2P icon.png
Man4 Multicombat.png1CommonF2P icon.png
Minotaur14; 44; 52 Multicombat.png11/128F2P icon.png
Mugger15 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Rogue Enforcer35 Multicombat.png1UnknownP2P icon.png
Rogue9 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)15 Multicombat.png11/128F2P icon.png
Skeleton15; 16; 32; 43; 46; 47; 49; 51; 53; 54; 58; 70 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Skoblin19 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Strawberry cow (player-owned farm teaser)1; 4 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Super Cow5 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Thief11; 12; 14; 21 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
Vanilla cow (player-owned farm teaser)1; 4 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Warped bat16 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Warped cockroach1 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Warped fly7 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Warped rat12 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Woman2; 4 Multicombat.png1CommonF2P icon.png
Zombie11; 12; 22; 29; 72; 74; 75; 77; 78; 79; 82; 84; 85 Multicombat.png1UncommonP2P icon.pngF2P icon.png
  1. ^ a b c There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 4 March 2019 (Update):
    • Chargebows now take into account arrows equipped or held in an equipped quiver, so special effects like those of dragonbane and black stone arrows can be used with them. Damage will be reduced to the lowest tier of the arrow or chargebow. Chargebows will work as usual when no arrows or another type of ammunition is held in the ammo slot.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The chargebow was one of only three bows in the game with a speed of 'Fastest'. The other two are the hexhunter bow and the seercull. An update changed its speed to 'Fast'.
  • Players can only receive a maximum of 3 chargebows a day from monster drops, but this doesn't affect the number that may be traded on the Grand Exchange. It is unknown when the limit was changed from 5 to 3.
  • All slings were turned into chargebows with the release of the Evolution of Combat on 20 November 2012.
  • It used to be obtainable as a free sample from the Gnome Shopkeeper's Armoury in Burthorpe .