Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

INTRODUCTION

The Ranged skill allows players to attack enemies from a distance. Although the bow and arrow is one of the most common forms of ranged combat, there are a multitude of different weapons and techniques available. This form of combat is very versatile, being useful for fighting monsters as well as other players.

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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New players can safely train their Ranged level by shooting arrows at the targets in the building with the combat tutors, located north of the General Store, in Lumbridge. Only approximately 0.1 XP will be granted per arrow fired and players will need a bow and some bronze arrows train here. Players can only train here until they reach a combat level of 15. Lowe’s Archery Emporium in Varrock offers players a free bow and 30 bronze arrows to use.

BASICS

Ranging typically requires some sort of ranged weapon which either fires some ammunition or the weapon is considered the ammunition itself. The most common and basic weapon is the classic bow and arrow, which will be used as the main example in this section. Players must first equip the weapon and ammunition by clicking on them in the inventory; the bow is held in the main hand weapon slot and the arrows are placed in the quiver. Similar to melee fighting, players begin attacking by simply clicking on the target and their character will begin performing an animation showing them firing their weapon.

Ranged can be employed from melee range, but as suggested in the skill’s name can also be used from afar. It is sometimes possible to trap a foe behind an obstacle, preventing them from attacking the player in melee range. This is a useful tactic to avoid damage and can be seen in the picture below. However, be aware that some monsters have the ability to attack from a distance as well and can retaliate. An important point is that fired arrows or other ammunition can sometimes be retrieved from under the target after a shot has been made. This ammunition can be used again with no penalty and all the player has to do is go and pick them back up for use. However, some ammunition will be damaged and cannot be recovered. Approximately four out of five pieces of ammunition fired are recoverable. The better the metal or quality of the ammo, the higher the likelihood that they can be retrieved as they are less easily damaged.

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Experience points received for the ranged skill depends on which of the three attacking styles being used, with some examples shown in the image below. With accurate or rapid styles, each point of damage inflicted will grant 0.4 Ranged XP and 0.133 Constitution XP. However for the longrange style, 0.2 Ranged XP, 0.2 Defence XP and 0.133 Constitution XP is awarded instead. The accurate style grants a small boost in accuracy while ranging, the rapid style increases the rate at which shots are fired, and the long range style allows players to shoot from slightly further away. It is generally accepted that for training purposes rapid is the best style, though the other styles have their own uses.

Example: Hitting a Hill Giant for 120 damage using the accurate or rapid style will grant the player 48 Ranged XP and 16 Constitution XP.

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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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The accuracy and amount of damage each ranged attack both increase with ranged level. Players can also influence these factors by upgrading their ranged weapons and ammunition. The chance to hit an opponent is dependent on the player’s ranged level, ranged attack equipment bonuses, and the ranged defence of the opponent. The maximum hit relies on a player’s ranged strength bonus.

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Ranged attack bonus can be increased by wielding better bows or by wearing special ranger armour. Conversely, ranged defence can be defence can be increased by wearing higher quality metal armour. Melee armour typically has high ranged defence, whereas mage armour tends to have little to no ranged defence, but ranged armour is the only kind to offer good ranged attack bonus. The various types of weapons and armour available to rangers are detailed below.

WEAPONS & AMMUNITION

Bows & Arrows
Crossbows & Bolts
Hunter Weapons
Other Weapon Types
Weapon Poisons
Special Weapons & Ammunition
Chompy Bird Hunting

 

BOWS & ARROWS

Bows are two-handed ranged weapons that use arrows as ammunition. Higher quality bows have greater accuracy, but also require a higher Ranged level to wield. Magic bows also have the added advantage of having special attacks. Arrows with tips made out of a higher quality metal will inflict more damage, but you will need a higher quality bow to fire them. Free players can use bows up to maple, and arrows up to adamant. Members have access to all the bows and arrows listed in the tables below.

Free players can buy bows and arrows at Lowe’s Archery Emporium in Varrock and Brian’s Archery Shop in Rimmington. Members can also buy equipment from Hickton’s Archery Emporium in Catherby, Gulluck and Sons in the Grand Tree, and Dargaud’s Bow and Arrows at the Ranged Guild. Members who have completed the Biohazard quest can also buy goods from the Armoury in King Lathas’ training camp, and those who have started Mourning’s Ends Part 1 can buy goods from the Lletya Archery Shop. They can also make their own bows and arrows using the Fletching skill.

BOWS
PICTURE NAME RANGED LEVEL
REQUIREMENT
DAMAGE ACCURACY
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Shortbow 1 43 150
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Shieldbow 1 26 150
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Oak shortbow 5 87 202
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Oak shieldbow 5 53 202
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Willow shortbow 20 175 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Willow shieldbow 20 106 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Willow composite bow 20 106 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Maple shortbow 30 263 454
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Maple shieldbow 30 159 454
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Yew shortbow 40 351 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Yew shieldbow 40 212 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Yew composite bow 40 212 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Magic shortbow
(special attack)
50 438 850
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Magic longbow
(special attack)
50 265 850
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Magic composite bow
(special attack)
50 265 850
ARROWS
PICTURE NAME BOW REQUIRED RANGED LEVEL DAMAGE
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze arrows Any 1 48
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron arrows Any 10 96
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel arrows Oak+ 20 192
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Mithril arrows Willow+ 30 288
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant arrows Maple+ 40 384
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Rune arrows Yew+ 50 480
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Dragon arrows Dark bow 60 576
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CROSSBOWS & BOLTS

Crossbows are an alternative to shortbows and longbows. They only require one hand to wield, allowing you to wear a shield or some other off-hand item at the same time. Free players have access to regular and phoenix crossbows, both of which can only fire bronze bolts. Members have access to crossbows and bolts made from any metal up to rune. Compared to regular bows, crossbows are more accurate, and crossbow bolts will inflict more damage than arrows with tips made out of the same metal. However, crossbows have a slower attack speed.

Members can make crossbows and crossbow bolts using the Fletching and Smithing skills. They can also be purchased from Hura’s shop in the Dwarven Mines, Hirko’s shop in Keldagrim and Holoy’s shop under the White Wolf Mountain. Crossbows allow you to use the mithril grapple, which can be used to navigate various agility shortcuts. You can learn more about shortcuts in our Agility Guide.

CROSSBOWS
PICTURE NAME RANGED LEVEL
REQUIREMENT
ACCURACY
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Crossbow 1 150
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Phoenix crossbow 1 0
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze crossbow 1 150
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Blurite crossbow 16 268
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron crossbow 10 202
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel crossbow 20 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Black crossbow 25 502
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril crossbow 30 454
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant crossbow 46 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Rune crossbow 50 +850
CROSSBOW BOLTS
PICTURE NAME CROSSBOW
REQUIRED
RANGED LEVEL DAMAGE
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze bolts Any 1 48
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Blurite bolts Blurite+ 16 57
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Iron bolts Iron+ 10 96
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Steel bolts Steel+ 20 192
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Black bolts Black+ 33 240
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril bolts Mithril+ 30 288
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant bolts Adamant+ 40 384
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Runite bolts Rune+ 50 480

 

Members may enchant gem-tipped bolts, giving them a chance of inflicting a particular effect on your target. The various effects are listed in the table below. Please refer to our Fletching Guide for more information on making gem-tipped crossbow bolts. Our Magic Guide can tell you more about enchanting.

ENCHANTED BOLTS (MEMBERS)
PICTURE COMBINATION RANGED LEVEL DAMAGE DESCRIPTION
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Bronze bolts
Opal tips
20 192 Lucky Lightning

Strikes your opponent with a lightning bolt, dealing extra damage.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Blurite bolts
Jade tips
35 336 Earth’s Fury

Knocks your opponent down and briefly stuns them.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron bolts
Pearl tips
30 288 Sea Curse

Causes water to fall on your opponent, dealing extra damage. Wearing a staff of water will protect you from this effect. Fire-based monsters will take extra damage.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel bolts
Red topaz tips
40 384 Down to Earth

Temporarily lowers your target’s Magic level. This effects only works against other players.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril bolts
Sapphire tips
50 480 Clear Mind

Drains your target’s prayer points, transferring them to you. This effects only works against other players.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril bolts
Emerald tips
60 576 Magical Poison

Infuses your bolts with a powerful poison, which starts at 58 damage, and has a greater chance of poisoning your target than ordinary poison does.
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Adamant bolts
Ruby tips
60 576 Blood Forfeit

Lowers your target’s current life points by 20%. In return, you lose 10% of your current life points. The potency of this effect is reduced against certain boss monsters.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant bolts
Diamond tips
70 672 Armour Piercing

Ignores a portion of your target’s ranged defence, increasing your chance to hit. Also slightly increases your maximum hit.
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Runite bolts
Dragonstone tips
70 672 Dragon’s Breath

Strikes your target with a dragonfire attack. This may cause massive damage, though it is ineffective against players who are protected from dragonfire and against monsters who can breathe fire themselves.
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Runite bolts
Onyx tips
80 768 Deathmark

Deals extra damage to your target. You restore an amount of life points equal to 25% of the damage dealt. Does not work against undead monsters.
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Ascendri
bolts (e)
90 902 Life Leech

Has a chance to grant a status giving 1% extra adrenaline on hit.

 

With all of the different kinds of bolts available, players may wish to save some inventory or bank space by using a bolt pouch. This useful piece of equipment will hold four different bolts at a time with a maximum of 255 bolts for each type. Hirko in Keldagrim sells pouches to members for 1,500 coins each.

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HUNTER WEAPONS (MEMBERS)

The Hunter skill offers some unique weaponry for rangers to use.

Chinchompas are volatile little creatures – they will explode upon being killed! When captured by use of box traps, their explosive characteristics make them a potent weapon, as exploding chinchompas can hit multiple enemies at once. Instead of the standard ranged attack style, chinchompas have a short, medium, or long fuse. The fuse length dictates how long it will take for the chinchompa to explode, making longer fuses better for further targets. The most popular choice for training is the short fuse since it explodes most quickly.

CHINCHOMPAS
PICTURE NAME RANGED LEVEL
REQUIREMENT
DAMAGE ACCURACY
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Grey chinchompa 45 551 732
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Red chinchompa 55 673 983

 

The hunters’ crossbow can be bought from Leon, who can be found in Yanille’s hunter store. This crossbow can only fire bolts made from kebbit spikes. From these spikes, players can obtain regular or long kebbit bolts. Regular kebbit bolts are made by chiseling kebbit spikes, which are obtained by catching prickly kebbits with deadfall traps. Long kebbit bolts are made by chiseling long kebbit spikes, which are obtained by tracking razor-backed kebbits. Players with an insufficient Fletching level can ask Leon to fletch them for a small fee.

HUNTERS’ CROSSBOW & KEBBIT BOLTS
PICTURE NAME DESCRIPTION
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Hunters’ crossbow Requires level 50 Ranged to wield. Has a 850 accuracy bonus. Can only fire kebbit bolts and long kebbit bolts.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Kebbit bolts Adds 480 damage. Requires level 32 Fletching to make.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Long kebbit bolts Adds 480 damage. Requires level 42 Fletching to make.

 

Salamanders can be caught using net traps. In order to use a salamander, certain herbal tars need to be equipped and “fed” to the salamander. These tars can be produced through the Herblore skill. Herb tars are equipped in your ammo slot.

To use a each salamander, the player must meet the Ranged level requirements as listed in the table below.

SALAMANDERS
PICTURE NAME FOOD LEVEL SALAMANDAR DAMAGE SALAMANDAR ACCURACY TAR DAMAGE TAR ACCURACY
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Swamp lizard Guam tar 30 383 454 288 0
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Orange salamander Marrentill tar 50 637 850 480 0
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Red salamander Tarromin tar 60 765 1132 576 0
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Black salamander Harralander tar 70 892 1486 672 0
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OTHER WEAPON TYPES

Slings are ranged weapons intended for use by players who are new to the Ranged skill. Unlike most other ranged weapons, they do not consume any ammunition. However, their damage output is far lower. Basic slings are dropped by various low-level monsters. Kayle’s sling is received during the Blood Pact quest.

SLINGS
PICTURE NAME DAMAGE ACCURACY
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Sling 91 150
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Kayle’s sling 110 160

 

Darts and throwing knives are stackable one-handed ranged weapons. They are available to members only. They are relatively weak and have a low maximum range, but they have a very high attack speed, making them decent weapons against targets with low defence. Throwing knives are made through smithing – five throwing knives can be made from a bar of metal. The ability to smith darts is granted after completion of the Tourist Trap quest. Ten dart tips can me produced per bar of metal and to finish them players must attach a feather to each dart.

DARTS (MEMBERS)
PICTURE NAME DAMAGE ACCURACY
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze dart 48 150
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron dart 96 202
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel dart 192 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Black dart 240 381
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril dart 288 454
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant dart 384 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Rune dart 480 850
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Dragon dart 576 1132
THROWING KNIVES (MEMBERS)
PICTURE NAME DAMAGE ACCURACY
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze knife 48 150
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron knife 96 202
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel knife 192 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Black knife 240 381
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril knife 288 454
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant knife 384 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Rune knife 480 850

 

Members can buy javelins and throwing axes at the Authentic Throwing Weapons Shop in the Ranged Guild. Like darts and knives, they are stackable one-handed ranged weapons. Regrettably, their low attack speed combined with their mediocre accuracy and strength means that they are not very useful for training purposes.

JAVELINS (MEMBERS)
PICTURE NAME DAMAGE ACCURACY
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze javelin 74 150
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron javelin 149 202
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel javelin 298 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril javelin 447 454
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant javelin 596 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Rune javelin 745 850
THROWING AXES (MEMBERS)
PICTURE NAME DAMAGE ACCURACY
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze thrownaxe 61 150
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron thrownaxe 122 202
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel thrownaxe 245 316
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril thrownaxe 367 454
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant thrownaxe 490 628
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Rune thrownaxe
(special attack)
612 850
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WEAPON POISON (MEMBERS)

Members can apply poison to their arrows, bolts, darts, javelins and knives. Vials of weapon poison can be made using the Herblore skill – one vial can poison up to five projectiles. Poisoned projectiles have a chance to poison the target, causing them to periodically take damage. The poison starts out at a certain initial amount of damage and every few ticks of poison the amount of damage taken is reduced by 20. If damage dealt for the next tick drops below ten, the poison fades completely.

WEAPON POISONS
PICTURE NAME INITIAL DAMAGE
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Weapon poison 28
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Weapon poison+ 34
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Weapon poison++ 40
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SPECIAL WEAPONS & AMMUNITION

This section describes various special ranged weapons and ammunition types found throughout the game. The table below gives a brief overview of their bonuses and their describes purpose, and also indicates where to get them. Each weapon is available to members only, unless its description states otherwise. Weapons marked with an asterisk have a special attack.

SPECIAL WEAPONS & AMMUNTION
PICTURE NAME DAMAGE ACCURACY DESCRIPTION
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bakriminel bolts 720 0 Can be aimed at specific body parts in PvP combat to deal additional damage and effects. See the Bakriminel bolts guide for more information. Requires a rune crossbow or a chaotic crossbow to fire.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bane arrows +22 Bane arrows deal additional damage against the monsters they are attuned to. They can be attuned to abyssal demons, basilisks, dragons, or wallasalki. These arrows are not tradeable, and can only be made after completion of the Ritual of the Mahjarrat quest. Please refer to our Smithing Guidefor more info.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bane bolts +82 Similar to bane arrows.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bolas 0 1738 A stackable one-handed ranged weapon made using the Fletching skill. They require level 76 Ranged to use. When thrown they will ensnare the target, preventing it from moving for a short while.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bone bolts 268 0 These bolts can be bought at Nardok’s shop. They can only be fired from a Dorgeshuun crossbow and from Zanik’s crossbow, both of which are also listed in this table.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Broad arrows 528 0 Specialist slayer arrows, which are able to deal full damage to Turoths and Kurasks. You need level 55 Slayer and level 50 Ranged to use them. They can only be used with a magic bow or better to fire them.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Broad bolts 480 0 Similar to broad arrows. Requires a rune crossbowor a chaotic crossbow to fire.
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Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Coral bolts 48 0 These bolts are obtained as a quest reward from Song from the Depths. You can get more of them by killing Young grotworms. They can only be fired from a coral crossbow.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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God arrows See
text
Guthix arrows, Saradomin arrows and Zamorak arrows can be obtained through treasure trails. Their ranged strength depends on your Ranged level – it is +11 at level 1, and slowly increases to +60 at level 70 and up. The arrows disappear once fired, and can’t be picked up from the ground. They have a 10% chance of dealing additional elemental damage. This is increased to a 20% chance if they are fired from the corresponding god bow.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Royal bolts 768 0 These bolts are dropped by Grotworms and Mature grotworms, or found in the Dragonkin Coffer of the Queen Black Dragon. They can only be fired from a royal crossbow. You need a Ranged level of 85 to use these bolts.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Chaotic crossbow 0 1924 This crossbow costs 200,000 Dungeoneering tokens and requires level 80 Ranged and level 80 Dungeoneering to wield. It can fire bolts up to rune.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Coral crossbow 0 160 This crossbow is a reward from Song from the Depths. It has no level requirements to wield, but fires only coral bolts.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Crystal bow 1286 1486 This bow does not use any ammunition. It slowly degrades as it is used. Please refer to its database page for more information.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Dark bow* 371 1486 This bow is dropped by Dark Beasts. It requires level 60 Ranged to wield. It can shoot two arrows at once, but it has a very slow attack speed. In addition, it is the only bow capable of shooting dragon arrows.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Dorgeshuun crossbow* 0 424 This crossbow can be bought at Nardok’s shop. It requires level 28 Ranged to wield. It fires bone bolts and metal bolts up to iron, but can’t fire gem-tipped bolts.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Dwarf cannon An automated cannon that will decimate your opponents with frightening efficiency. Please refer to the dwarf cannon section of this guide for more information.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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God bows* +80 The Guthix bow, Saradomin bow and Zamorak bowcan be obtained through treasure trails. They require level 55 Ranged to wield, can fire arrows up to rune, and provide a +4 prayer bonus.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Gravite shortbow 482 983 This shortbow costs 40,000 Dungeoneering tokens and requires level 45 Ranged and level 45 Dungeoneering to wield. It can fire arrows up to rune, and is available to free players as well.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Hand cannon* 956 1694 A portable two-handed cannon that fires hand cannon shots. It requires level 75 Ranged and level 61 Firemaking to wield. You must also have completed the Forgiveness of a Chaos Dwarf quest. Each time it fires, there is a chance it will be destroyed. High firemaking reduces this chance.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Karil’s crossbow 892 1486 This crossbow is part of Karil’s set. More information can be found here.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Magic longbow (sighted)* 291 983 This bow can be made by adding a longbow sight to a magic longbow. It requires level 55 Ranged and level 45 Dungeoneering to wield, can fire arrows up to rune, and is slightly faster than a regular longbow. The longbow sight costs 10,000 Dungeoneering tokens.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Maple longbow (sighted) 238 552 This bow can be made by adding a longbow sight to a maple longbow. It requires level 45 Ranged and level 45 Dungeoneering to wield, can fire arrows up to adamant, and is slightly faster than a regular longbow. The longbow sight costs 10,000 Dungeoneering tokens. This bow is also available to free players.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Morrigan’s javelin* 1162 1829 These javelins can be dropped by revenants found within the Forinthry Dungeon. They require level 78 Ranged to wield. There also exists a corrupted version of this weapon, which does not have a special attack, and which will break after a single throw.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Morrigan’s throwing axe* 955 1829 Like the javelins, these axes can be found within the Forinthry Dungeon. They require level 78 Ranged to wield and have a corrupted counterpart.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Royal crossbow 1020 1924 This crossbow is assembled from a coral crossbowand various crossbow components dropped by the Queen Black Dragon. It requires level 85 Ranged to wield, and degrades over time, but can be repaired by talking to Thurgo. Unlike other ranged weapons, each of this crossbow’s attacks deals damage spread over time instead of in a single shot. In longer battles, it can lock on to a target, increasing its maximum hit. This crossbow only fires royal bolts.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Sacred clay bow 438 850 This bow is part of the sacred clay equipment set. More information can be found here.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Sagaie 1072 1566 A stackable one-handed ranged weapon made using the Fletching skill. They require level 72 Ranged to use. Sagaies are unique in that they inflict more damage to targets further away.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Seercull* 249 901 This bow is dropped by Dagannoth Supreme. It requires level 50 Ranged to wield, and can fire arrows up to rune.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Toktz-xil-ul 894 1132 A stackable one-handed throwing weapon. It requires level 60 Ranged to wield. Sold at TzHaar-Hur-Tel’s store and sometimes dropped by TzHaar-Xil.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Zanik’s crossbow* 0 801 This crossbow is obtained during the Chosen Commander quest, and requires level 48 Ranged to wield. It can fire bolts up to adamant.
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Zaryte bow 1470 1924 This bow is dropped by Nex. It requires level 80 Ranged to wield, and does not use any ammunition. It slowly degrades as it is used, breaking after ten hours of combat. Repair it at a player-owned house or by asking Bob in Lumbridge.
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CHOMPY BIRD HUNTING (MEMBERS)

This section will describe a number of bows and ammunition types that are primarily used during the Chompy Bird Hunting minigame. Brutal arrows are also the only item capable of dealing full damage to zogres and skogres.

The regular ogre bow can be obtained from Rantz, who lives in the Feldip Hills. The other items are all made through the Fletching skill. You learn how to make the faster composite ogre bow during the Zogre Flesh Eaters quest. The ogre bows can only fire ogre arrows and brutal arrows. They cannot fire regular arrows.

BOWS
PICTURE NAME RANGED LEVEL
REQUIREMENT
DAMGE ACCURACY
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Ogre bow 30 382 484
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Composite ogre bow 30 382 484
ARROWS
PICTURE NAME DAMAGE
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Ogre arrows 288
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Bronze brutals 48
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Iron brutals 96
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Steel brutals 144
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Black brutals 192
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Mithril brutals 220
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Adamant brutals 316
Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

Runescape Ranged Skill Guide

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Rune brutals 412
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