Hexhunter bow

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The hexhunter bow is a tier 80 shortbow dropped by soulgazers. It is a surface version of the Dungeoneering hexhunter bow. Unlike the Dungeoneering variant, the surface bow is not a shieldbow and is a lower tier. The intended ammunition for the bow are stalker arrows; however, it can use any arrow. The bow can be augmented using an augmentor, making the augmented hexhunter bow. This weapon is the ranged equivalent of the terrasaur maul and the Inquisitor staff.

It has passive effect called Soul Gaze that provides bonuses when used against magic classed enemies or targets that have a weakness to arrows:

  • +12.5% damage boost against magic-classed enemies.[1]
  • +10% hit chance boost against magic-classed enemies.
  • +5 affinity buff to the user on targets that have a weakness to arrows. This buff is independent from the other two passive effects.[2]

The damage-boosting effect of the hexhunter bow can be permanently upgraded by 5% (from +12.5% to +17.5% damage) by imbuing the enchantment of dispelling.

The hexhunter bow gives no boost against other players in PvP situations.

This item degrades to a broken, repairable state over 60,000 charges of combat. The base repair cost is 2,000,000 coins for a full repair, which is scaled to how damaged it is. It can be repaired by a character capable of repairing equipment, or for cheaper on an armour stand or whetstone.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Passive effect[edit | edit source]

The following creatures and bosses are magical in nature, and thus are affected by the Hexhunter bow's boosts. Please note that this list is incomplete. For a complete list see Susceptible to hexhunter bow. Due to its boost against mage-classed bosses, it performs with about tier 97 damage, but can perform as low as tier 94 damage if it is not used alongside other boosts such as potions, prayers, damage boosting auras, and power armour.[3] If the +5 affinity boost does not come into play, then for the majority of places where accuracy matters, the Hexhunter bow's effective accuracy tier ranges between tier 89 and tier 92.

Recommended Bosses[edit | edit source]

Bow boost Boss Area Bow tier Notes
Yes check.svg Ahrim the Blighted Barrows T97
Yes check.svg Araxxi Araxyte hive T97
Yes check.svg Araxxor (magic form) Araxyte hive T97
Yes check.svg Arch-Glacor Glacor front T97
Yes check.svg Glacyte (Mage) T97
X mark.svg Glacyte (Melee) T80
X mark.svg Bolstered Glacyte T80
Yes check.svg Astellarn, the First Celestial Dragonkin laboratory T97
Yes check.svg Chaos Elemental Wilderness T97
Yes check.svg Crassian Leviathan Shadow reef T97
Yes check.svg Dagannoth Prime Waterbirth Island Dungeon T97
Yes check.svg Kalphite King (magic form) Exiled kalphite hive T97
Yes check.svg Kerapac, the bound Nodon front T97
Yes check.svg Echo of Kerapac T97
Yes check.svg Legiones Monastery of ascension T97
Yes check.svg The Magister Sophanem slayer dungeon T97
Yes check.svg Nomad (hard mode) Icthlarin's fortress T97
Yes check.svg Pthentraken Rex Matriarchs T97
Yes check.svg Raksha Orthen Oubliette T97
X mark.svg Shadow manifestation T80
Yes check.svg Seiryu the Azure Serpent Temple of Aminishi T97
X mark.svg Black crystals T80
Yes check.svg Sliske Sliske's Labyrinth T97
Yes check.svg Cormes Liberation of Mazcab T97
Yes check.svg Tuz T97
Yes check.svg Yakamaru Liberation of Mazcab T97
Yes check.svg Jellyfish
Yes check.svg Magical jellyfish
Yes check.svg Durable jellyfish
Yes check.svg Zamorak, Lord of Chaos Zamorakian Undercity T97
Yes check.svg Chaos witch channeler T97
Yes check.svg Protector T97
Yes check.svg Lifeweaver T97
X mark.svg Chaos Demon T80

Non-recommended bosses[edit | edit source]

The Hexhunter Bow is not recommended for the following boss fights as it only works as a T97 weapon for very limited portions of the fights and/or is outclassed by another weapon.

Bow boost Boss Area Bow tier Notes
X mark.svg Masuta Temple of Aminishi T80
Yes check.svg Thrashing water T97
X mark.svg Nex Ancient Prison T80
X mark.svg Nex: Angel of Death Ancient Prison T80
X mark.svg Telos Heart of gielinor T80 Hexhunter bow does not work at any part of the encounter.
X mark.svg Vorago Borehole T80 Hexhunter bow does not work at any part of the encounter.

Slayer monsters[edit | edit source]

Repair cost[edit | edit source]

This item costs at most 2,000,000 coins to repair completely. The repair cost is precisely calculated by the degradation percentage (i.e. with 75% charge remaining, a full repair would only cost 500,000 coins). It may be repaired through a variety of methods.

Non-player characters[edit source]

These methods cost more as they do not consider player's Smithing level for a repair discount.

Improved methods[edit source]

These methods provide a repair cost discount of 0.5% per Smithing level (including boosts):

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Usage cost[edit | edit source]

Combat charges60,000
MethodRepair NPC, armour stand, whetstone
Item(s) consumed2,000,000 × Coins.png Coins[uc 1]
Total GE Price2,000,000
Per hour
Average rate[uc 2]60,000
High rate[uc 3]120,000
Maximum rate[uc 4]200,000
  1. ^ Cost at armour stand and whetstone is reduced by 0.5% per Smithing level; 50% at 99 Smithing.
  2. ^ 1,800 charges per hour.
  3. ^ 3,600 charges per hour.
  4. ^ 6,000 charges per hour.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.

Comparison with other Ranged weapons[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included—see here for how to help out!
  • patch 15 July 2019 (Update):
    • The Terrasaur maul and Hexhunter bow effects will now appear as a debuff on the target being effected by the buff.
  • patch 23 July 2018 (Update):
    • The hexhunter bow's passive bonuses now work against Seiyru.
  • patch 23 April 2018 (Update):
    • Hexhunter bow tooltip now correctly displays item charge.
  • patch 3 April 2018 (Update):
    • The damage against magic creatures when using the hexhunter bow has increased from 10%>12.5%
    • The base accuracy of the hexhunter bow has been increased by 10%
    • When attacking a monster which deals magic damage with your Hexhunter bow, it will now display an icon on the Monster Bar which lets you know that your damage bonus is working against them.
  • update 8 January 2018 (Update):
    • Added to game.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The hexhunter bow's passive effect was improved on 3 April 2018. Its damage increase was increased to 12.5% up from 10%, and a 10% hit chance bonus was added.
  • The hexhunter bow has the rarest confirmed drop rate of any item - 1/1,500,000, more than the Freneskae nihils' zaryte bow drop (who previously had the rarest rate of 1/1,000,000).
  • It is the only anti-combat weapon that is obtained from traditional combat (as Big Game Hunter dinosaurs are "fought" differently, and the inquisitor staff is obtained through skilling).

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Shauny. "Patch Notes - 03/04." 28 March 2018. Recent Game Updates Forums. Lost reference
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Sponge's Twitter account. 19 April 2022. (Archived from the original on 19 April 2022.) Mod Sponge: "He will not, the affinity change is explicitly weakness based. (if telos was ranged but had a fire weakness, IStaff would give affinity buff despite not giving the other buffs)"
  3. ^ Tier 97 is an estimate as this changes based on various buffs and other worn equipment. The 12.5% damage boost is a multiplier that is applied to the player's base ability damage. For example if, you're 99 ranged without any armour bonus or potion boosts, then: , thus: where 1.125 is the hexhunter bow buff which results in an effective base ability damage of 1713.