Crystal bow

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This article is about the current version of the crystal bow. For the historical version, see Crystal bow (historical).
For other variants of this item, see attuned.
For this item's augmented variant, see augmented crystal bow.
Crystal bow detail.png

The crystal bow is a degradable bow made from enchanting a crystal weapon seed. It requires the completion of Roving Elves to wield, as well as 50 Agility and 70 Ranged. If you die in the wilderness with the crystal bow you will lose it and it will keep its charges. The attack range of the crystal bow is 7 spaces, the same as any shortbow.

The crystal bow will revert to seed after 50,000 charges of combat, but uses two charges per hit except while within Prifddinas, where it uses one charge per hit. A partially degraded bow can be recharged for a fraction of your current creation cost - if it has 90% charges remaining, and the lowest creation price has been achieved, it would cost 20,000 coins to repair.

Because it is blessed by the elven goddess Seren, the crystal bow does not require any arrows to use, as it generates its own when fired. This lack of an ammunition requirement makes the crystal bow useful for firing at targets that are behind barriers that prevent normal collection of arrows, such as the greater demons in the Ogre Enclave.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crystal bow.png Crystal bow
Smithing-Make-X GE icon.png
750 XP-203,861
Requirements
Smithing Smithing level75
Quests Completed The Eyes of Glouphrie and Plague's End
P2P icon.png Members onlyYes
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Crystal weapon seed.pngCrystal weapon seed111,68411,684
Harmonic dust.pngHarmonic dust750N/A-

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

A crystal bow can be obtained by one of four methods:

For the first method, the amount of coins needed to create (and repair) is based on the number of times a crystal weapon/armour seed has been made into an item for coins - the cost is shared over all crystal weapons and shields. The first time costs 1,000,000 coins, and each subsequent creation costs 200,000 less until the fifth time (and every time thereafter), which costs 200,000 coins.

Recharging[edit | edit source]

The crystal bow can be recharged by any of the following methods

  • Using 750 harmonic dust to sing one yourself at the crystal singing bowl in the Ithell Clan district of Prifddinas (giving 750 Smithing experience).

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceLevelQuantityRarityMembers
Edimmu122 Multicombat.png11/4096P2P icon.png
Edimmu (elite)125 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Motherlode MawN/A Reward1RareP2P icon.png

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Crystal items are guaranteed to give a special component. They will either give 1 crystal part (common), 1 Seren component (uncommon), or 1 Faceted component (uncommon).

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.
  • patch 25 January 2016 (Update):
    • The PvP death value of crystal weapons and shields has been revised.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Attempting to light a fire using the crystal bow results in the message "The bow resists all attempts to light a fire. It seems that the sentient tools of the elves don't approve you burning down forests." The message used to say "You cannot light the fire, because the Crystal Bow has no string." Prior to the release of RuneScape High Detail, the crystal bow indeed had no string.
  • Attempting to cast Low Level Alchemy or High Level Alchemy on a crystal bow results in the message "You can't do that to elven crystal!" This is due to a glitch that allowed players to alchemise crystal bows on free-to-play worlds for 540,000 coins each. Players could buy crystal seeds, enchant them into bows for 180,000 coins, and alchemise the bows for significant profit. Because of this, Jagex made it impossible to alchemise members' objects on free-to-play worlds, and made it impossible to alchemise crystal equipment at all.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, the crystal bow (as well as shield) would lose some of its combat bonuses each time it degraded. Now the stats remain the same at all charge amounts.