Hand cannon

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For this item's augmented variant, see augmented hand cannon.
Hand cannon detail.png

The hand cannon is a two-handed Ranged weapon that requires a Ranged level of 75, a Firemaking level of 61, and the completion of the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest to wield. The hand cannon and its proprietary ammo, hand cannon shot, were developed by the Red Axe, and used and dropped by chaos dwarf hand cannoneers in the Chaos Dwarf Battlefield.

Unlike other weapons, this weapon has a chance to explode when attacking. This includes the use of abilities; a higher Firemaking level will reduce this chance. If a cannon explodes, it will damage the player and be destroyed. Because a Lava titan gives an invisible 10+ boost to Firemaking, having the familiar summoned will decrease the risk of the cannon exploding.

It counts as a two-handed crossbow in between Karil's crossbow and the royal crossbow in terms of strength. It can prove to be a viable alternative to the above two crossbows when killing monsters weak to bolts, such as waterfiends and warped tortoises.


Combat Stats
RequirementsHand cannon equipped.png
75 Ranged 61 Firemaking
ClassSlot
Ranged.png Ranged2h slot.png
Tier
75
WeaponsMainOff
Damage956-
Accuracy1694-
StyleBolts
Range9
Speed
Average (3.6s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
PrayerPrayer0Strength0Ranged0Magic0
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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Special attack[edit | edit source]

Hand cannon's special attack, Aimed Shot

The special attack, Aimed Shot, uses 50% Adrenaline, firing a shot that has 30-200% weapon damage, with 75% additional accuracy, taking longer to fire. However, it has a greater chance of exploding when using this attack.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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SourceCombat levelQuantityRarityMembers
Chaos dwarf hand cannoneer70; 1011RareP2P icon.png

Comparison with other Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Two-handed[edit source]

Name Reqs Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Seren godbow.png Seren godbow 92 Ranged 830,557,125 2577 (92)
Noxious longbow.png Noxious longbow 90 Ranged 118,461,634 2458 (90)
  • Has a special attack, Mirrorback, that summons a mirrorback spider which reduces and reflects damage for ten seconds
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Decimation.png Decimation 87 Ranged 19,937,733 2287 (87)
  • Has a special attack, Locate, all of your attacks hit all available targets within 3 tiles of your main target (i.e. all of your attacks become area-of-effect attacks) for 10 seconds
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 10 hours), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Wyvern crossbow.png Wyvern crossbow 85 Ranged 23,542,379 2178 (85)
  • Passive effect: damage-over-time effect that ramps up in damage the longer it is in combat against a specific foe that is treated as a poison
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,125,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Strykebow.png Strykebow 85 Ranged
85 Defence
19,803,519 2178 (85)
  • Passive effect: stores damage received in combat (must remain equipped)
  • Has a special attack, Deep burn which traps the target in a column of fire using the stored damage from the passive effect
  • As a shieldbow, it allows the use of defence abilities at a cost to damage dealt
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 5 dark bows (350,625 coins) to repair
Hexhunter bow.png Hexhunter bow 80 Ranged 146,048,867 1924 (80)
Royal crossbow.png Royal crossbow 80 Ranged
70 Smithing
60 Summoning
Song
from
the
Depths
352,603 1924 (80)
  • Must reach the Queen Black Dragon's fourth phase and brandish it when she uses her extremely hot flames to initially obtain one
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and is repaired using royal crossbow parts (25% per part)
Attuned crystal bow.png Attuned crystal bow 80 Ranged
50 Agility
90 Smithing
Plague's
End

The Eyes
of
Glouphrie
Attuned crystal weapon seed, 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Has a 7 square attack range.
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a minimum of 200,000 coins
Zaryte bow.png Zaryte bow 80 Ranged 6,319,773 1924 (80)
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Can be wielded in the God Wars Dungeon to protect from the four central factions
  • Has a 7 square attack range.
  • Degrades: has 60,000 auto-attacks, and costs 2,000,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Sunspear (ranged).png Sunspear (ranged) 78 Ranged
River of Blood
Free after River of Blood quest, 600,000 to reclaim 1829 (78)
Hand cannon.png Hand cannon 75 Ranged
61 Firemaking
Forgiveness
of a
Chaos
Dwarf
326,315 1694 (75)
  • Uses hand cannon shot as its ammunition
  • Can also explode and do damage to the player using it (the higher the Firemaking level the lower the chance)
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets

Dual-wield[edit source]

Name Reqs Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Blightbound crossbow.png Off-hand Blightbound crossbow.png Blightbound crossbow and off-hand 92 Ranged 830,615,794 (main hand)
703,721,403 (off-hand)
2577 (92)
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (but loses 2 charges per hit, so has a minimum duration of 5 hours of combat), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Ascension crossbow.png Off-hand Ascension crossbow.png Ascension crossbow and off-hand 90 Ranged 77,101,905 (main hand)
78,319,014 (off-hand)
2458 (90)
Superior Morrigan's throwing axe.png Superior Morrigan's throwing axe 88 Ranged 3,860,163 (main hand) 2343 (88)
Superior Morrigan's javelin.png Superior Morrigan's javelin 88 Ranged 3,743,263 (main hand) 2343 (88)
Elite Death Lotus dart.png Off-hand Elite Death Lotus dart.png Elite Death Lotus dart and off-hand 88 Ranged
92 Fletching
25 Death Lotus dart (or off-hand), Death lotus extract 2343 (88)
Shadow glaive.png Off-hand shadow glaive.png Shadow glaive and off-hand 85 Ranged 4,234,524 (main hand)
3,545,275 (off-hand)
2458 (90)
Death Lotus dart.png Off-hand Death Lotus dart.png Death Lotus dart and off-hand 85 Ranged
92 Fletching
Ancient bones, 25 Ascension shards 2178 (85)
Attuned crystal chakram.png Off-hand attuned crystal chakram.png Attuned crystal chakram and off-hand 80 Ranged
50 Agility
90 Smithing
Plague's
End

The Eyes
of
Glouphrie
2 attuned crystal weapon seeds, 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Thrown weapon, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a a minimum of 200,000 coins
Chaotic crossbow.png Off-hand chaotic crossbow.png Chaotic crossbow and off-hand 80 Ranged
80 Dungeoneering
Dungeoneering token.png 200,000 (main hand)
Dungeoneering token.png 100,000 (off-hand)
1924 (80)
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs (total) 3,000,000 coins, or 300,000 coins and 30,000 Dungeoneering tokens to repair
Armadyl crossbow.png Off-hand Armadyl crossbow.png Armadyl crossbow and off-hand 75 Ranged 3,742,228 (main hand)
3,543,452 (off-hand)
1694 (75)
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Does not degrade
  • Offers a prayer bonus
  • No ammunition of the corresponding tier

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • When cutting wood and using certain emotes, your hand cannon will not disappear if you're wielding it.
  • Upon the release of Evolution of Combat, hand cannons no longer had a chance of exploding when using abilities. They could have only blown up on auto-attacks. However, an update of 6 October 2014 gave them a chance to explode again.
  • It is one of only two weapons requiring a certain Firemaking level to wield, along with the inferno adze.
  • When fired, the hand cannon appears to be partly inside the player's head. It is likely this is an oversight by Jagex.
  • For a long time, hand cannons have sold for slightly under high-alch value until it gradually climbed in anticipation of Invention. With the elite skill's release, players discovered it can be disassembled for 7 Explosive components, which yields an extremely high experience rate, causing a huge jump in price peaking at around 1 to 1.2 million gold each.
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