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This article is about the equipable crossbow. For other uses, see Zanik's crossbow (disambiguation).

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Zanik's crossbow is both a quest item used during the The Chosen Commander quest and a crossbow that is the reward for its completion.

As part of the quest, the player must augment Zanik's existing crossbow with additional items, reassemble it when broken, and then use its special attack to defeat the Bandos Avatar. During this time, the crossbow itself cannot be equipped. Instead, a dialogue option allows use of the special attack.

After quest completion, the player retains the augmented crossbow, which requires 48 Ranged to wield. While similar in appearance to the Dorgeshuun crossbow, it has significantly higher stats, slightly greater than that of an adamant crossbow. It can fire bolts up to Runite bolts, including bone bolts, silver bolts, and broad-tipped bolts. Since the weight of the crossbow is 0 kg, it is the best crossbow to take to the Bandos Agility Course, also accessible after the quest.

If a player loses their crossbow, they can retrieve one (or more) from Oldak in exchange for a standard adamant crossbow (adamant 2h crossbows and off-hand adamant crossbows will not work). Players can obtain more than one by using the drop trick, but will need additional adamant crossbows.

Combat Stats
RequirementsZanik's crossbow equipped.png
48 Ranged
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Fastest (2.4s)
AttributesDamage reduction
DefenceArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
ConstitutionLife points0Style bonuses

Special attack

Zanik's crossbow's special attack, Defiance.

The special attack, Defiance, uses 50% adrenaline and deals increased damage against monsters and players who are using prayers or any god-related equipment. When the special attack is used, lighting sparks out from the crossbow as a lightning orb charges up and is fired, pictured right.

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