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The sling was a two-handed Ranged weapon dropped by very low level monsters. With the release of the Evolution of Combat on 20 November 2012 all slings were replaced with chargebows.

On release, the sling replaced the crossbow as the weakest ranged weapon in RuneScape. It required 1 Ranged to equip and no ammunition of any kind, which made it a simple Ranged training tool for lower levels. The sling had an extremely short attack range.

When a player's Ranged level increased to level 5 (or using a few times while already having at least level 5), equipping the sling would generate a message advising using bows or crossbows instead. It also directed players to the advisory icon in the corner of the screen.

Continued use of the sling is not recommended at this Ranged level. You will find more benefit from using a shortbow with arrows or a crossbow with bolts.

To learn about ammo, click on the advisor button.

The price of this weapon rapidly rose over 7000%, then plummeted from the highest raised price list to the lowest dropped price list. The sling was not allowed during PvP combat.

Only 5 sling drops could be obtained per day, but there was no limit to buying and selling them every day. Along with Kayle's sling, the sling had a hidden 0.9x damage multiplier since it only used to hit 90% of the expected amount for its Ranged Strength bonus.

A player using a sling.
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A player wielding a sling.
A player wielding a sling.
Attack   Attack bonus   Attack

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Stab Attack Style.png Slash Attack Style.png Crush Attack Style.png Magic-icon.png Ranged-icon.png
0 0 0 0 +4
Defence   Defence bonus   Defence
Stab Attack Style.png Slash Attack Style.png Crush Attack Style.png Magic-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Summoning-icon.png
0 0 0 0 0 0
Blocked hitsplat old5.png   Damage absorption   Blocked hitsplat old5.png
Attack-icon.png Magic-icon.png Ranged-icon.png
0% 0% 0%
Other bonuses
Strength-icon.png RangeStrength.png Prayer-icon.png Magic-icon.png
0 +6 0 0%

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 17 January 2011 (Update):
    • This weapon's attack animation has been updated to stop it from clipping with the player.
Predecessor Title Successor
Crossbow Weakest ranged weapon in RuneScape Chargebow