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This article is about the item called "shortbow". For shortbows in general, see Shortbow (bow type).
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Shortbow detail

The shortbow is the weakest shortbow in RuneScape. Players can purchase this bow from most shops that sell Ranged weaponry.

Shortbows may be made through the Fletching skill at level 1. First, a player must cut an unstrung shortbow from logs, granting 5 Fletching experience. Then, the player must string the unstrung shortbow with a bowstring, granting 5 experience.

Previously, all new players would obtain a free shortbow after completing the Tutorial, but due to the Tutorial update, players no longer obtain one.

The attack range of the shortbow is 7 spaces.

Shortbows are often used by skill pures because if no arrows are equipped a player can not accidentally deal damage to a creature and gain combat xp.

Combat Stats
RequirementsShortbow equipped
None
ClassSlot
Ranged Ranged2h slot
Tier
5
WeaponsMainOff
Damage43-
Accuracy150-
StyleArrows
Range7
Speed
Fast (3.0s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses
PrayerPrayer0Strength0Ranged0Magic0
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Creation

Shortbow Shortbow
Fletching-Make-X GE icon
5 XP-550
Requirements
Fletching Fletching level1
P2P icon Members onlyNo
Materials
ItemQuantityPriceTotal
Shortbow (u)Shortbow (u)19999
BowstringBowstring1253253
Total price352

Drop sources

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Corpse SpiderN/A1Uncommon
Corpse archerN/A1Uncommon
Corpse mageN/A1Uncommon
Crawling corpse torsoN/A1Uncommon
Dragith NurnN/A1Uncommon
Giant skeleton (Tarn's Lair)N/A1Common
New Varrock guard captain1041Rare
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)N/A1Uncommon
SkoblinN/A1Uncommon
Warped batN/A1Uncommon
Warped cockroachN/A1Uncommon
Warped flyN/A1Uncommon
Warped ratN/A1Uncommon
Zombie (New Varrock)11Rare
Zombie (New Varrock)11Unknown

Store locations

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Seller Location Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Beefy Bill's SuppliesNorth of Lumbridge50Coins 25Coins 10No
Brian's Archery SuppliesRimmington50Coins 25Coins 1No
Dargaud's Bows and ArrowsRanging Guild50Coins 25Coins 10Yes
Gulluck and SonsGrand Tree50Coins 25Coins 10Yes
King Lathas's ArmouryCombat Training Camp50Coins 25Coins 10Yes
Lowe's Archery EmporiumVarrockFree sample-1No
Lowe's Archery Emporium (New Varrock)New Varrock50Zemomark10Yes

Disassembly

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