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This article is about the item called "shortbow". For shortbows in general, see Shortbow (bow type).
Shortbow detailed

The shortbow is the weakest shortbow in RuneScape. Players can purchase this bow from most shops that sell Ranged weaponry.

Shortbows may be made through the Fletching skill at level 1. First, a player must cut an unstrung shortbow from logs, granting 5 Fletching experience. Then, the player must string the unstrung shortbow with a bowstring, granting 5 experience.

Previously, all new players would obtain a free shortbow after completing the Tutorial, but due to the Tutorial update, players no longer obtain one.

The attack range of the shortbow is 7 spaces.

Shortbows are often used by skill pures because if no arrows are equipped a player can not accidentally deal damage to a creature and gain combat xp.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Shortbow.png Shortbow
Fletching-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
5 XP-2 (1.2s) 1,034
Fletching Fletching level1
F2P icon.png Free-to-play
Shortbow (u).pngShortbow (u)1307307
Total price717

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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Corpse Spider4 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Corpse archer18 Multicombat.png13/128F2P icon.png
Corpse mage21 Multicombat.png12/128F2P icon.png
Crawling corpse torso9 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Dragith Nurn26 Multicombat.png1UnknownF2P icon.png
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)84 Multicombat.png1CommonP2P icon.png
New Varrock guard captain104 Multicombat.png1RareP2P icon.png
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)15 Multicombat.png12/128F2P icon.png
Skoblin19 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Warped bat16 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Warped cockroach1 Multicombat.png17/128F2P icon.png
Warped fly7 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Warped rat12 Multicombat.png1UncommonF2P icon.png
Zombie (New Varrock)1 Multicombat.png11/512P2P icon.png
Zombie (New Varrock)0; 1 Thieving-icon.png1UnknownP2P icon.png

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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SellerLocationCostCurrencyBase stockMembers?
Beefy Bill's SuppliesNorth of Lumbridge50Coins 25.png Coins10F2P icon.png
Brian's Archery SuppliesRimmington50Coins 25.png Coins1F2P icon.png
Dargaud's Bows and ArrowsRanging Guild50Coins 25.png Coins10P2P icon.png
Gulluck and SonsGrand Tree50Coins 25.png Coins10P2P icon.png
King Lathas's ArmouryCombat Training Camp50Coins 25.png Coins10P2P icon.png
Lowe's Archery EmporiumVarrockFree sample-1F2P icon.png
Lowe's Archery Emporium (New Varrock)New Varrock50Zemomark 25.png Zemomark10P2P icon.png
Corporal Boothe's ArmouryBurthorpe50Coins 25.png Coins1F2P icon.png
† Denotes discontinued stores that stocked Shortbow. For help, see the FAQ.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 14 February 2012 (Update):
    • Stringing shortbows now gives 5XP instead of 1XP.
  • patch 18 October 2010 (Update):
    • Corrected the Make-X/Make-All text when creating shortbows.