Rune crossbow

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For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand rune crossbow.
Rune crossbow detail.png

The rune crossbow is the highest grade of crossbow made out of standard metal and the strongest crossbow available to free players. This weapon requires a Ranged level of 50 to wield.

It is a possible reward from Treasure Trails.

The rune crossbow is faster than the magic shortbow and the Rune 2h crossbow, but does not offer a damage bonus, while the shortbow and 2h crossbow do. To compensate, it can be wielded with a shield for significant defensive bonuses. This allows for players to range while still keeping defensive abilities of shields such as an anti-dragon or dragonfire shield when fighting dragons. Alternatively, it can be combined with an off-hand rune crossbow to dramatically increase one's attacking power and grant access to dual wielded ranged abilities such as Needle Strike.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Rune crossbow.png Rune crossbow
Fletching-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
50 XP-2 (1.2s) 10,972
Fletching Fletching level69
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Runite crossbow (u).pngRunite crossbow (u)18,8208,820
Crossbow string.pngCrossbow string11,9861,986
Total price10,806

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Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 14 August 2017 (Update):.
    • Crossbows and bolts up to and including rune can now be equipped by free players (unless they are locked behind members content).
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Corrected some labelling issues when wearing a rune plateskirt and a rune crossbow.
  • patch 6 May 2009 (Update):
    • Fixed a label issue with the runite crossbow.