The Armadyl crossbow is a one-handed crossbow that requires 75 Ranged to wield. It was released with the God Wars Dungeon update in 2012, alongside other items such as the amulets of Saradomin. It is dropped by Commander Zilyana and her minions.
When received with CoinShare active, the Armadyl crossbow will be dropped as 120 Armadyl crossbow shards split evenly among the players and sent directly to their banks. 120 shards can be combined to create this item.
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The Armadyl crossbow and its off-hand counterpart is somewhat of a niche choice, due to the fact that there's no tier 75 bolts in the game. Higher level bolts can be used, but they require corresponding Ranged level to equip and the bolts damage is scaled back down to tier 75. Players may chose to use the dwarven hand cannon as an alternative, as it is a tier 75 ranged weapon as well and has ammunition corresponding of its tier. The hand cannon also costs much less than the Armadyl crossbow and its off-hand counterpart, although the completion of Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest is required to wield the weapon. Additionally, the hand cannon occasionally explodes without warning.
Comparison with other Ranged weapons
|Seren godbow||92||923,416,219||2577 (92)||
|Noxious longbow||90||163,230,298||2458 (90)||
|Wyvern crossbow||85||24,191,474||2178 (85)||
|Strykebow|| 85 |
|Hexhunter bow||80||169,376,270||1924 (80)|
|Royal crossbow|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal bow|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal weapon seed, 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)||
|Zaryte bow||80||8,816,585||1924 (80)|
|Sunspear (ranged)|| 78 |
River of Blood
|Free after River of Blood quest, 600,000 to reclaim||1829 (78)|
|Hand cannon|| 75 |
|Blightbound crossbow and off-hand||92|| 496,358,591 (main hand)|
|Ascension crossbow and off-hand||90|| 125,758,405 (main hand)|
|Superior Morrigan's throwing axe||88||11,498,028 (main hand)||2343 (88)|
|Superior Morrigan's javelin||88||11,529,528 (main hand)||2343 (88)|
|Elite Death Lotus dart and off-hand|| 88 |
|25 Death Lotus dart (or off-hand), Death lotus extract||2343 (88)|
|Shadow glaive and off-hand||85|| 12,797,611 (main hand)|
|Death Lotus dart and off-hand|| 85 |
|Ancient bones, 25 Ascension shards||2178 (85)|
|Attuned crystal chakram and off-hand|| 80 |
|2 attuned crystal weapon seeds, 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)||
|Chaotic crossbow and off-hand|| 80 |
| 200,000 (main hand)|
|Armadyl crossbow and off-hand||75||5,594,315 (main hand)|
|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||4.2%|
|1 × Armadyl components||100%|
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- Before the update on 26 May 2015, the Armadyl crossbow had a requirement of 70 Ranged.
- The Armadyl crossbow is the only crossbow in the game that has a Prayer bonus.
- The Armadyl crossbow used to be equally strong as Karil's crossbow, but on 26 May 2015 it was buffed to level 75, matching other weapons from the Dungeon. An off-hand counterpart was also added to the game.
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