|Release||12 October 2010 (Update)|
|Removal||20 November 2012 (Update)|
|On death||? (edit)|
|A basic sling to fire projectile at your enemies with.|
|Links||MRID • recipe|
|FAQ • doc|
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.
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A player wielding a sling.
Update history[edit | edit source]
- patch 17 January 2011 (Update):
- This weapon's attack animation has been updated to stop it from clipping with the player.
|Crossbow||Weakest ranged weapon in RuneScape||Chargebow|