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For this item's off-hand variant, see off-hand armadyl crossbow.
For this item's augmented variant, see augmented armadyl crossbow.
For other variants of this item, see lucky.
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Armadyl crossbow detail

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.

Combat Stats
RequirementsArmadyl crossbow equipped
75 Ranged
ClassSlot
Ranged RangedMain hand slot
Tier
75
WeaponsMainOff
Damage--
Accuracy1694-
StyleBolts
Range7
Speed
Fastest (2.4s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
PrayerPrayer1Strength0Ranged0Magic0
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Analysis

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

Two-handed

Name Reqs Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Seren godbow Seren godbow 92 Ranged 766,406,641 2577 (92)
Noxious longbow Noxious longbow 90 Ranged 120,382,984 2458 (90)
  • Has a special attack, Mirrorback, that summons a mirrorback spider which reduces and reflects damage for ten seconds
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Decimation Decimation 87 Ranged 21,524,180 2287 (87)
  • Has a special attack, Locate, all of your attacks hit all available targets within 3 tiles of your main target (i.e. all of your attacks become area-of-effect attacks) for 10 seconds
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 10 hours), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Wyvern crossbow Wyvern crossbow 85 Ranged 22,080,985 2178 (85)
  • Passive effect: damage-over-time effect that ramps up in damage the longer it is in combat against a specific foe that is treated as a poison
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,125,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Strykebow Strykebow 85 Ranged
85 Defence
21,915,072 2178 (85)
  • Passive effect: stores damage received in combat (must remain equipped)
  • Has a special attack, Deep burn which traps the target in a column of fire using the stored damage from the passive effect
  • As a shieldbow, it allows the use of defence abilities at a cost to damage dealt
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 5 dark bows (354,155 coins) to repair
Hexhunter bow Hexhunter bow 80 Ranged 151,376,008 1924 (80)
Royal crossbow Royal crossbow 80 Ranged
70 Smithing
60 Summoning
Song
from
the
Depths
357,315 1924 (80)
  • Must reach the Queen Black Dragon's fourth phase and brandish it when she uses her extremely hot flames to initially obtain one
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and is repaired using royal crossbow parts (25% per part)
Attuned crystal bow Attuned crystal bow 80 Ranged
50 Agility
90 Smithing
Plague's
End

The Eyes
of
Glouphrie
Attuned crystal weapon seed, 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Has a 7 square attack range.
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a minimum of 200,000 coins
Zaryte bow Zaryte bow 80 Ranged 6,948,383 1924 (80)
  • Supplies its own ammunition, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Can be wielded in the God Wars Dungeon to protect from the four central factions
  • Has a 7 square attack range.
  • Degrades: has 60,000 auto-attacks, and costs 2,000,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Sunspear (ranged) Sunspear (ranged) 78 Ranged
River of Blood
Free after River of Blood quest, 600,000 to reclaim 1829 (78)
Hand cannon Hand cannon 75 Ranged
61 Firemaking
Forgiveness
of a
Chaos
Dwarf
428,440 1694 (75)
  • Uses hand cannon shot as its ammunition
  • Can also explode and do damage to the player using it (the higher the Firemaking level the lower the chance)
  • Has a 9 square attack range, which decreases the distance a player needs to move in order to attack targets

Dual-wield

Name Reqs Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Blightbound crossbow Off-hand Blightbound crossbow Blightbound crossbow and off-hand 92 Ranged 796,204,299 (main hand)
672,434,534 (off-hand)
2577 (92)
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Degrades: has 60,000 charges of combat (but loses 2 charges per hit, so has a minimum duration of 5 hours of combat), and costs 4,500,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Ascension crossbow Off-hand Ascension crossbow Ascension crossbow and off-hand 90 Ranged 84,870,391 (main hand)
85,065,514 (off-hand)
2458 (90)
Superior Morrigan's throwing axe Superior Morrigan's throwing axe 88 Ranged 3,993,530 (main hand) 2343 (88)
Superior Morrigan's javelin Superior Morrigan's javelin 88 Ranged 3,870,730 (main hand) 2343 (88)
Elite Death Lotus dart Off-hand Elite Death Lotus dart Elite Death Lotus dart and off-hand 88 Ranged
92 Fletching
25 Death Lotus dart (or off-hand), Death lotus extract 2343 (88)
Shadow glaive Off-hand shadow glaive Shadow glaive and off-hand 85 Ranged 4,910,225 (main hand)
4,203,378 (off-hand)
2458 (90)
Death Lotus dart Off-hand Death Lotus dart Death Lotus dart and off-hand 85 Ranged
92 Fletching
Ancient bones, 25 Ascension shards 2178 (85)
Attuned crystal chakram Off-hand attuned crystal chakram Attuned crystal chakram and off-hand 80 Ranged
50 Agility
90 Smithing
Plague's
End

The Eyes
of
Glouphrie
2 attuned crystal weapon seeds, 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Thrown weapon, disallowing the use of Bane ammunition
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a a minimum of 200,000 coins
Chaotic crossbow Off-hand chaotic crossbow Chaotic crossbow and off-hand 80 Ranged
80 Dungeoneering
Dungeoneering token 200,000 (main hand)
Dungeoneering token 100,000 (off-hand)
1924 (80)
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs (total) 3,000,000 coins, or 300,000 coins and 30,000 Dungeoneering tokens to repair
Armadyl crossbow Off-hand Armadyl crossbow Armadyl crossbow and off-hand 75 Ranged 3,511,862 (main hand)
3,269,824 (off-hand)
1694 (75)
  • Has a 7 square attack range
  • Does not degrade
  • Offers a prayer bonus
  • No ammunition of the corresponding tier

Disassembly

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Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Bree1021Very rare
Commander Zilyana5961Rare
Growler1021Very rare
Starlight1021Very rare

Trivia

  • 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.
Armadylc'bowconcept

Concept art of the crossbow