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This article is about pistol crossbows. For the two-handed variant, see Two-handed crossbow.
Crossbow.pngPhoenix crossbow.pngBronze crossbow.pngBlurite crossbow.pngIron crossbow.pngDorgeshuun crossbow.pngSteel crossbow.pngBlack crossbow.pngMithril crossbow.pngAdamant crossbow.pngZanik's crossbow.pngHunters' crossbow.pngRune crossbow.pngDemon slayer crossbow.pngKaril's pistol crossbow.pngChaotic crossbow.pngArmadyl crossbow.pngDragon crossbow.pngAscension crossbow.pngBlightbound crossbow.png
Slot main hand (has off-hand variants)
Style Bolt
Speed
Fastest (2.4s)
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Crossbows (also known as Pistol crossbows) are weapons used in ranged combat that require a certain Ranged level to wield. Unlike bows, crossbows use bolts instead of arrows and come in main hand, off-hand, and two-handed varieties, with the former allowing access to dual-wielding and the ability to use a shield. Most crossbows have an attack range of 7 spaces. Higher level crossbows have greater accuracy, and while usually not directly influencing damage dealt, higher level crossbows can receive the full damage of higher level bolts. Off-hand crossbows have half the damage output of their normal counterparts, while the two-handed versions have a damage stat to compensate for the potential loss of attack or defence on the unequipped arm. Both dual-wielding and two-handing will do on average 150% the damage of a single main hand crossbow.

Metal crossbows can be created through the Fletching skill. The stocks must first be cut from logs; the limbs have to be made via the Smithing skill. The player then needs to add those two together and string it with a crossbow string, at which point the player can choose whether to make a normal crossbow, off-hand crossbow or 2h crossbow. Most limbs and stocks can be purchased at the crossbow stall in the dwarven city of Keldagrim.

In addition to combat, crossbows can also fire mithril grapples for Agility shortcuts.

A player stringing a crossbow.

Main hand

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Item
Ranged
Level
Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus Price
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Phoenix crossbow.png Phoenix crossbow 1 Bolt - 110 - - - 0 0 0 - - - N/A
Crossbow.png Crossbow 1 Bolt - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,567
Bronze crossbow.png Bronze crossbow 1 Bolt - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2,666
Coral crossbow.png Coral crossbow 1 Bolt - 160 - - - 0 0 0 - - - N/A
Iron crossbow.png Iron crossbow 10 Bolt - 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2,809
Blurite crossbow.png Blurite crossbow 16 Bolt - 268 - - - 0 0 0 - - - N/A
Steel crossbow.png Steel crossbow 20 Bolt - 316 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 3,641
Black crossbow.png Black crossbow 25 Bolt - 502 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 685,635
Dorgeshuun crossbow.png Dorgeshuun crossbow 28 Bolt - 424 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2,723
Mithril crossbow.png Mithril crossbow 30 Bolt - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 6,839
Adamant crossbow.png Adamant crossbow 40 Bolt - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 14,784
Zanik's crossbow.png Zanik's crossbow 48 Bolt - 801 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 14,784
Rune crossbow.png Rune crossbow 50 Bolt - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 9,573
Hunters' crossbow.png Hunters' crossbow 50 Bolt - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 5,835
Dragon crossbow.png Dragon crossbow 60 Bolt - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 9,416,234
Demon slayer crossbow.png Demon slayer crossbow 60 Bolt - 1040 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 93,026
Karil's pistol crossbow.png Karil's pistol crossbow 70 Bolt - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 638,454
Armadyl crossbow.png Armadyl crossbow 75 Bolt - 1694 - - - 0 0 1 - - - 5,594,315
Chaotic crossbow.png Chaotic crossbow 80 Bolt - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 200,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Ascension crossbow.png Ascension crossbow 90 Bolt - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 125,758,405
Blightbound crossbow.png Blightbound crossbow 92 Bolt - 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 496,358,591

Off-hand

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Item
Ranged
Level
Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus Price
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Off-hand bronze crossbow.png Off-hand bronze crossbow 1 - - - Bolt - 150 0 0 0 - - - 1,059
Off-hand iron crossbow.png Off-hand iron crossbow 10 - - - Bolt - 202 0 0 0 - - - 565
Off-hand steel crossbow.png Off-hand steel crossbow 20 - - - Bolt - 316 0 0 0 - - - 2,651
Off-hand black crossbow.png Off-hand black crossbow 25 - - - Bolt - 502 0 0 0 - - - 762,486
Off-hand mithril crossbow.png Off-hand mithril crossbow 30 - - - Bolt - 454 0 0 0 - - - 3,144
Off-hand adamant crossbow.png Off-hand adamant crossbow 40 - - - Bolt - 628 0 0 0 - - - 10,915
Off-hand rune crossbow.png Off-hand rune crossbow 50 - - - Bolt - 850 0 0 0 - - - 9,536
Off-hand dragon crossbow.png Off-hand dragon crossbow 60 - - - Bolt - 1132 0 0 0 - - - 7,010,296
Off-hand demon slayer crossbow.png Off-hand demon slayer crossbow 60 - - - Bolt - 1040 0 0 0 - - - 50,222
Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow.png Karil's off-hand pistol crossbow 70 - - - Bolt - 1486 0 0 0 - - - 975,482
Off-hand Armadyl crossbow.png Off-hand Armadyl crossbow 75 - - - Bolt - 1694 0 0 1 - - - 5,598,386
Off-hand chaotic crossbow.png Off-hand chaotic crossbow 80 - - - Bolt - 1924 0 0 0 - - - 100,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Off-hand Ascension crossbow.png Off-hand Ascension crossbow 90 - - - Bolt - 2458 0 0 0 - - - 125,985,380
Off-hand Blightbound crossbow.png Off-hand Blightbound crossbow 92 - - - Bolt - 2577 0 0 0 - - - 592,343,565

See also

Trivia

  • According to a conversation with the Bow and Arrow salesman in the Ranging Guild, crossbows are made only by the dwarves (although cave goblins and players can make crossbows too).
  • The difference in damage output and attack speed of pistol crossbows compared to two-handed crossbows relates to their real-life use, with two-handed crossbows having a higher draw-weight hence taking much more effort to pull back and reload.
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