Hellfire bow

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The hellfire bow is a powerful bow in the Wilderness that can be wielded by players with a Ranged level of 90 or higher and does not require ammo. Despite requiring 90 Ranged in order to wield, the bow possesses the stats of a tier 99 weapon, essentially making it the most powerful weapon outside Daemonheim.

While on the ground, the bow will emit a tier 4 loot beam, which is unaffected by loot beam settings. The bow is found in one of multiple random places in the Wilderness, based on that from Wilderness elite compass clues. [1]. However, if someone else has picked up the bow, they may move it to other locations, which can make it tedious to find.

Whilst in the Wilderness, players can operate any of the Wilderness swords to locate the bow. Unlike the WildyWyrm tracking function, the sword only tracks the hellfire bow's general location of the area - north and south east/west, such as The sword pulls towards the north-east area of the Wilderness! (The northern Wilderness is considered to be level 25 and higher)

When a player is holding the bow, using the locate function will only say that a player has the bow. In addition, a message will periodically be broadcasted to players on the same world who are also in the Wilderness. For instance, the following message could be a broadcast: Player has the Hellfire bow in level 47 north-east Wilderness! A red marker is also shown under the player carrying the bow. The person carrying it sees the message: Carrying the Hellfire bow has informed other players of your current Wilderness level!

As well as alerting all players who are on the same world and in the Wilderness to the player's general location (although this generally does little due to various points of interest in the level area), carrying the bow will also override level and combat restriction, so a player wielding the bow can be attacked by players of any other level, and also by numerous players, even in a single-way area. This makes the bow extremely dangerous to wield.

If the player leaves the Wilderness by any means, such as logging out, teleporting or dying, then the bow disappears from the player's equipment tab/inventory and is moved to one of the pre-placed spawn points. It cannot be keepsaked. Imp-in-a-box and the pack yak's winter storage scroll would refuse to bank it, and Telekinetic Grab cannot be cast on it.

The hellfire bow seen on the ground

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Locations[edit | edit source]

Logging out or entering the lobby will force the player to drop the bow. Leaving the Wilderness makes the bow appear in one of the following locations.

Note that players may also drop the bow, so it can also be found in other locations.

The locations are exactly the points where a compass clue pointing to Wilderness might lead.

Wilderness area Wilderness level Directions
North 51 In the Deserted Keep.
North-east 27 West of the charming moths.
North-east 28 East of the ruins (east).
North-east 28 West of the ruins (east).
North-east 30 North-west of the ruins (east).
North-east 31 At the shoreline north of the charming moths.
North-east 33 West of the entrance to the caverns with Corporeal Beast.
North-east 35 South of Red Dragon Isle.
North-east 36 Near the shoreline and the Fishing spots.
North-east 38 East of the ghostly piper.
North-east 38 Near the shoreline north of the Fishing spots.
North-east 41 East of Red Dragon Isle.
North-east 44 North-west of Red Dragon Isle.
North-east 44 South of Demonic Ruins and across the lava moat.
North-east 45 North of Red Dragon Isle.
North-east 46 West of Demonic Ruins and north of the passage in the lava moat.
North-east 47 In the north-eastern part of Deep Wilderness Castle Ruins.
North-east 48 North of the eastern gate to the northern Wilderness.
North-east 48 North-east of Demonic Ruins.
North-east 50 South-west of Rogues' Castle.
North-east 52 Inside the castle walls of the Rogues' Castle.
North-east 49 North-east of the central gate to the northern Wilderness.
North-east 52 South of the central pool of lava on the Wilderness North Volcano.
North-east 54 North-east of Rogues' Castle.
North-east 54 South-west of the magic axe hut.
North-east 55 North of the Scorpion Pit.
North-east 55 North-eastern side of Wilderness North Volcano.
North-west 25 North of the ruins (west).
North-west 29 South-west of the north-western passage to Wilderness Volcano.
North-west 30 On the cliff south of the lava strykewyrms.
North-west 31 In The Forgotten Cemetery.
North-west 31 South-east of the Bandit Camp mining site.
North-west 32 North-east of the north-western passage to Wilderness Volcano.
North-west 33 North-west of the north-western passage to Wilderness Volcano.
North-west 35 East of lake south of the moss giants.
North-west 36 East of the Bandit Camp mining site.
North-west 38 South-east of Lava Maze.
North-west 40 South of Lava Maze.
North-west 43 South-west of the Wilderness obelisk.
North-west 44 South-west of the runite ore rocks north of Lava Maze.
North-west 46 North-east of the Wilderness obelisk.
North-west 46 North-west of Lava Maze.
North-west 47 North of Lava Maze.
North-west 47 Down the stone column, past the black dragons in the centre of the Lava Maze.
North-west 47 North-east of Lava Maze.
North-west 47 North-west of the runite ore rocks north of Lava Maze.
North-west 50 North-east of the bloodwood tree.
North-west 50 South-east of Mage Arena.
North-west 52 East of the beacon on the Frozen Waste Plateau.
North-west 53 At the Pirates' Hideout mining site.
North-west 54 West of Wilderness Agility Course.
North-west 55 On the northern side of Mage Arena.
South-east 2 North-west of Lumber Yard.
South-east 3 North-west of the northern gate of Varrock.
South-east 5 In the area with thugs.
South-east 7 South of switch A.
South-east 7 South-west of the gate to Daemonheim.
South-east 7 West of Slayer Tower.
South-east 9 South-west of the gate to Daemonheim.
South-east 10 South-east of Chaos Temple.
South-east 11 On the path between switch A and switch B.
South-east 12 East of Chaos Temple and across the lava moat.
South-east 12 South-east of the lodestone.
South-east 14 North-east of the Chaos Temple, across the lava moat.
South-east 15 East of switch B.
South-east 18 South-east of the south-eastern passage to Wilderness Volcano.
South-east 19 In the boneyard.
South-east 19 South-east of the green dragons.
South-east 23 North-east of the green dragons.
South-east 24 North-west of the green dragons.
South-east 22 In the north-western corner of Graveyard of Shadows.
South-west 2 North of Edgeville.
South-west 4 East of Black Knights' Fortress.
South-west 4 North of Grand Exchange.
South-west 4 West of the Black Knights' Fortress.
South-west 8 East of Obelisk of Air.
South-west 8 North-west of Black Knights' Fortress.
South-west 10 South-west of the lodestone.
South-west 11 North of Obelisk of Air.
South-west 11 South-west of Dark Warriors' Fortress.
South-west 13 South-east of Dark Warriors' Fortress.
South-west 15 In the middle of Dark Warriors' Fortress.
South-west 15 North-west of the green dragons.
South-west 16 North-east of the lodestone.
South-west 17 South-east of the south-western passage to Wilderness Volcano.
South-west 18 North of the lodestone.
South-west 19 South-east of ruins (west).
South-west 20 In the south-western passage to Wilderness Volcano.
South-west 22 Inside Bandit Camp.
South-west 24 Inside Bandit Camp's northern building.

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Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 10 September 2018 (Update):
    • Fixed an issue with the message when locating the Hellfire bow if it's situated in the centre of the Wilderness.
  • patch 23 January 2017 (Update):
    • Legendary pets can no longer automatically pick up the Hellfire bow.
    • The talent scout will no longer speak to players who have a Hellfire bow.
  • hotfix 1 November 2016 (Update):
    • Players can no longer grab the Hellfire bow by standing on the edge of the Wilderness while bound, and reach over the Wilderness boundary to pick it up.
  • hotfix 31 October 2016 (Update):
    • Players can no longer keepsake the Hellfire bow.
    • Players no longer appear to still have the Hellfire bow equipped upon exiting the Wilderness.
    • Players can no longer telegrab the Hellfire bow.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This item was originally added with the Wilderness Tasks update. The bow's inventory icon was the same as of the original crystal bow. This was changed when it entered the game on 31 October 2016 and was made obtainable by players.
  • If the bow is dropped right in the centre tile of the Wilderness, the following message is seen when locating it: The sword pulls towards the spot you're standing on! area of the Wilderness!
  • Before Bounty Hunter was removed, it was not possible to obtain the bow on the official Bounty Hunter worlds.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Harrison's Twitter account. 14 October 2017. Mod Harrison: "That can happen since I made the bow spawns use the same list of coordinates as an elite compass clue, just wilderness only"