Eldritch crossbow

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"Eldritch" redirects here. For other uses, see Eldritch (disambiguation).
For this item's augmented variant, see augmented eldritch crossbow.
For this item's dyed variants, see blood, Ice, Shadow, Barrows, Third Age.
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The Eldritch crossbow is a two-handed crossbow that requires level 92 Ranged to wield. It may be obtained as three separate rare drops from the third elite dungeon, The Shadow Reef.[1] It has to be assembled out of its three pieces, the stock, the limbs, and the mechanism, all of which are dropped by The Ambassador. [2] This process requires level 96 Fletching.

The crossbow degrades to a broken state over 60,000 charges of combat. It can be repaired by a repair NPC for 4,800,000 coins, or for cheaper on an armour stand.

It can be augmented with an augmentor to make the augmented Eldritch crossbow, or dyed with barrows, shadow, third-age, blood, or ice dye, in either order.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

The Eldritch crossbow's special attack, Split Soul
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The Eldritch Crossbow has a special attack, Split Soul, requiring 25% adrenaline to activate. For 15 seconds, instead of healing the player, the Soul Split curse damages the player's target for 4 times the amount of life points it would have healed.[3] This means that, given the diminishing returns from how Soul Split heals players, abilities that deal damage in multiple smaller hits, such as Rapid Fire and Corruption Shot, benefit more than abilities that have a single large hit, such as Snipe. The weapon must be wielded to maintain its effect, or it will end early. There is no cooldown to this attack, so the effects can be renewed again even if the player is still benefiting from the crossbow's special attack.

The boost from the amulet of souls also increases the damage output. Damage dealt by the special attack is displayed as separate hits using blight hitsplats. As Soul Split heals for full damage against targets that would cause incoming damage to be reduced or blocked, Split Soul's blight effect bypasses these effects - such as Taraket the Necromancer's phase transition or the Black stone dragon's flying rampage.

Due to the importance of keeping Soul Split active for the duration of the special, it is best to use it against monsters or bosses that cannot or will rarely hit the player, to minimise the amount of prayer flicking required, as even a second of prayer flicking can cause several blight hits to miss.

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Creation[edit | edit source]

Eldritch crossbow.png Eldritch crossbow
Fletching-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
600 XP-?1,173,464,683
Fletching Fletching level96
P2P icon.png Members only
Eldritch crossbow limb.pngEldritch crossbow limb1254,514,694254,514,694
Eldritch crossbow stock.pngEldritch crossbow stock1392,356,800392,356,800
Eldritch crossbow mechanism.pngEldritch crossbow mechanism1334,555,625334,555,625
Total price981,427,119

Repair cost[edit | edit source]

The base repair cost of the Eldritch crossbow when completely degraded to 0.0% item charge is 4,800,000 coins. It can be repaired by:

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

If it is only partially degraded, then 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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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Comparison with other Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Two-handed[edit source]

Dual-wield[edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 5 August 2019 (Update):
    • The damage from Eldritch crossbow's special attack now works against the pillars in the Nex, Angel of Death encounter.
  • patch 4 March 2019 (Update):
    • The special attack of the Eldritch crossbow is no longer capped at 750.[4]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • "Eldritch" is a word that is used to describe something as otherworldly, weird, ghostly, or uncanny. The word is often used to describe entities from the works of author H. P. Lovecraft, whose work inspired Kranon and Xau-Tak.
  • If the player kills a target while under the effects of Split Soul with weapon/ability damage, the blight hitsplats will be replaced with missed hitsplats.

Reference[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 28 December 2018.
  2. ^ February Month Ahead Q&A.*
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Orion's Twitter account. 14 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 15 February 2019.)
  4. ^ Jagex. Mod Shauny's Twitter account. 4 March 2019. (Archived from the original on 4 March 2019.) Mod Shauny: "The special attack of the Eldritch crossbow is no longer capped at 750."