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1.0 - Introduction

Using Ranging can make you some money if you train correctly. Ranged is a skill that lets you hit enemies far away using a bow as a weapon and arrows as ammunition, but there are also different types of Ranging. This guide will cover almost every aspect of it so you can use the skill to its full potential.

Ranging is a skill that is useful for killing monsters, dueling, Player Killing, and getting good drops. Generally, you can last much longer at higher-leveled monsters ranging than fighting with melee, since you do not need food. For example, if you plan to get a Dragon Medium Helmet from Fire Giants you are going to want to be ranging them, not fighting with Melee. You can kill more quickly when ranging and also avoid being hurt. Ranging is also good for Player Killing in the wilderness because it allows you to hit other players from a distance, while Melee requires you to be right next to them to be able to attack. In addition, some Quests require you to have a certain Ranged level to complete/do them.



2.0 - Basics

There are two kinds of bows: shortbows and longbows. Longbows cost more, and fire a greater distance than the shortbow. The shortbow is obviously cheaper than the longbow, but it's speed is faster than the longbow.

Each bow has three special sub-attacks. For all types, you will receive hitpoint experience:

  • Rapid - You will shoot faster than normal. You will break more arrows when using this type of attack style.
  • Accurate - You will hit more often than normal.
  • Longrange - You can fire from a greater distance. The experience you get is split between defense and range.



3.0 - Weapons
3.1 - Regular Bows

There are several different kinds of bows you can choose from, some better then others. To attain a bow you can buy one from a archery store, or if you are a member, you can fletch them if your fletching level is high enough. Each bow type is only strong enough to use up to and including a certain type of metal arrow as shown below.

Picture Name Level Required Range Attack Bonus Members? Arrows
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a shortbow Shortbow 1 +8 No Up to Iron
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Longbow Longbow 1 +8 No Up to Iron
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Oak Shortbow Oak Shortbow 5 +14 No Up to Steel
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Oak Longbow Oak Longbow 5 +14 No Up to Steel
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Willow Shortbow Willow Shortbow 20 +20 No Up to Mithril
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Willow Longbow Willow Longbow 20 +20 No Up to Mithril
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Willow Comp Bow Willow Comp Bow 20 +22 No Up to Mithril
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Maple Shortbow Maple Shortbow 30 +29 No Up to Adamant
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Maple Longbow Maple Longbow 30 +29 No Up to Adamant
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Ogre Bow Ogre Bow 30 +38 Yes Brutal arrows
Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Composite Ogre Bow Composite Ogre Bow 30 +38 Yes Brutal arrows
Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Yew Shortbow Yew Shortbow 40 +47 Yes Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Yew Longbow Yew Longbow 40 +47 Yes Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Yew Comp Bow Yew Comp Bow 40 +49 Yes Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Magic Shortbow Magic Shortbow 50 +69 Yes Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Magic Longbow Magic Longbow 50 +69 Yes Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Magic Comp Bow Magic Comp Bow 50 +71 Yes Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Seercull Bow Seercull Bow 50 +69 Yes Up to Rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Dark Bow Dark Bow 60 +95 Yes Up to Dragon
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Crystal Bow Crystal Bow 70 See below Yes None

3.2 - Crystal Bow

To attain the Crystal Bow, you must have finished the Roving Elves quest, which is a quest for members. Once you have done the quest, the next thing you need to equip the bow is a level 70 range and 50 agility. To buy the bow you have to pay 900,000gp.

The Crystal Bow is like no other bow in RuneScape; it is a very powerful range weapon. One thing that is unique about the Crystal Bow is that it uses no arrows. So how does it do damage? Well, it has 2500 shots. Once the 2500 shots are used, the bow will revert to seed, and you must to recharge in Tirannwn. The bow also has ten phases it goes through. As you go through more stages, your bow will get weaker and weaker. To check what phase your bow is in just put your mouse pointer over it and it will tell you.

Phase Range Attack Bonus
10/10 +100
9/10 +96
8/10 +92
7/10 +88
6/10 +84
5/10 +80
4/10 +76
3/10 +72
2/10 +68
1/10 +64

To recharge your bow you will have to go to Ilfeen in Isafdar. Speak to the elf and pay a certain amount of money for it to be recharged. The seed can be recharged as either a bow or shield. At first, the price is outrageously high, but the price will go down the more you recharge it.

Recharge Price Table
Recharge Number Cost
First recharge 900,000gp
Second recharge 720,000gp
Third recharge 540,000gp
Fourth recharge 360,000gp
Fifth recharge and onwards 180,000gp
3.3 - Crossbows

There are twelve types of crossbows available in RuneScape, only two of which are available for free players (the normal crossbow and the phoenix crossbow). The phoenix crossbow is available from the Phoenix Gang's weapon stores, which you can get into using a key you obtained during the Shield of Arrav quest. The other is available in most ranged stores, such as Lowe's in Varrock. The advantage they have is that they are one-handed, unlike normal bows, and as such can be wielded with a shield. The Dorgeshuun crossbow is obtained upon completion of the Death to the Dorgeshuun quest.

Picture Name Level Ranged bonus Bolt type
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Crossbow Crossbow 1 +6 Bronze
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Phoenix Crossbow Phoenix Crossbow 1 +6 Bronze
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Crossbow Bronze crossbow 1 +18 Bronze
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Blurite Crossbow Blurite crossbow 16 +30 Up to blurite
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Iron Crossbow Iron crossbow 26 +42 Up to iron
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Dorgeshuun Crossbow Dorgeshuun Crossbow 28 +42 Up to iron/bone
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Crossbow Steel crossbow 31 +54 Up to steel
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mithril Crossbow Mithril crossbow 36 +66 Up to mithril
or mithril grapple
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Adamant Crossbow Adamant crossbow 46 +78 Up to adamant
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Hunter Crossbow Hunter crossbow 50 +55 Kebbit bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Runite Crossbow Runite crossbow 61 +90 Up to rune
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Karil's Crossbow Karil's Crossbow 70 +84 Bolt racks

Note: Karil's crossbow is members only and uses 'bolt racks' as its ammo. You can find them within the barrows or buy them from Ak-Haranu in Port Phasmatys.

3.4 - Javelins

There are six types of javelins, all of which are member items. There are Bronze, Iron, Steel, Mithril, Adamant, and Rune Javelins. These replace the RuneScape Classic Spear, which is now a close-range weapon. You can use weapon poison on it.

Picture Javelin Name Level Required Range Attack Bonus
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Javelin Bronze Javelin 1 +5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Iron Javelin Iron Javelin 1 +8
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Javelin Steel Javelin 5 +12
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mithril Javelin Mithril Javelin 20 +17
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Adamant Javelin Adamant Javelin 30 +24
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Rune Javelin Rune Javelin 40 +38

3.5 - Throwing Knives

These also are for members only; there are seven types of knives that you can throw at enemies with remarkable speed. Just like arrows, they are stackable. You can use weapon poison on them; in addition, you can equip a shield when using them.

Picture Throwing Knife Name Level Required Range Attack Bonus
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Throwing Knife Bronze Throwing Knife 1 +4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Iron Throwing Knife Iron Throwing Knife 1 +5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Throwing Knife Steel Throwing Knife 5 +8
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Black Throwing Knife Black Throwing Knife 10 +8
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mithril Throwing Knife Mithril Throwing Knife 20 +11
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Adamant Throwing Knife Adamant Throwing Knife 30 +15
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Rune Throwing Knife Rune Throwing Knife 40 +25

3.6 - Throwing Axes

These are like Throwing Knives, except you cannot use weapon poison on it. They also give a range bonus when equipped and are for members only.

Picture Throwing Axe Name Level Required Range Attack Bonus
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Throwing Axe Bronze Throwing Axe 1 +4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Iron Throwing Axe Iron Throwing Axe 1 +5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Throwing Axe Steel Throwing Axe 5 +8
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mithril Throwing Axe Mithril Throwing Axe 20 +12
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Adamant Throwing Axe Adamant Throwing Axe 30 +17
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Rune Throwing Axe Rune Throwing Axe 40 +26

3.7 - Throwing Dart

To be able to smith darts, you must have completed the The Tourist Trap quest - you are able to use them prior to doing the quest. They are similar to throwing knives; you can use weapon poison on it, and are for members only.

Picture Throwing Dart Name Level Required Range Attack Bonus
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Throwing Dart Bronze Throwing Dart 1 +3
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Iron Throwing Dart Iron Throwing Dart 1 +4
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Throwing Dart Steel Throwing Dart 5 +5
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Black Dart Black Throwing Dart 10 +7
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mithril Throwing Dart Mithril Throwing Dart 20 +8
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Adamant Throwing Dart Adamant Throwing Dart 30 +11
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Rune Throwing Dart Rune Throwing Dart 40 +15
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Dragon Throwing Dart Dragon Throwing Dart 60 +18

3.8 - Miscellaneous

Chinchompas can be attained through Box Trapping, a form of Hunting. These are combustible and explode when they hit their target. They have short, medium and long fuses that can be changed to give a greater chance at hitting a target. For example a long fuse has a greater chance of hitting a target further away.

Picture Name Level Required Ranged Bonus
Zybez RuneScape Help's Chinchompa Image Chinchompa 45 +45 attack
Zybez RuneScape Help's Red Chinchompa Image Red Chinchompa 55 +70 attack
Zybez RuneScape Help's Obsidian Ring Image Toktz-Xil-Ul (Obsidian Ring) 60 +69 attack



4.0 - Ammo

You can range with many different kinds of weapons and ammo; there are plenty of options to choose.

4.1 - Arrows

There are six types of arrows: bronze, iron, steel, mithril, adamant, and rune. Bronze through adamant arrows are for Free Players, and Members can use all types. Members can also poison their arrows by using weapon poison on the arrows. When you shoot arrows, you must have a bow of some sort equipped. Each arrow has a specific bow needed to be equipped. You cannot wield a Rune Arrows with an Oak Bow, for example.

In addition, a lot of the time, your arrows will break and you will not be able to use them. When your arrows break, they will just disappear while the ones that are already broken on the ground are nothing more than junk spawns. Your arrows will only break about 25% of the time, however if you use the rapid attack style, they will break more often.

Picture Arrow Name Bow Required Members?
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Bronze Arrows Bronze Arrow Any No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Iron Arrows Iron Arrow Any No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Steel Arrows Steel Arrow Oak Bow No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mithril Arrows Mithril Arrow Willow Bow No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Adamant Arrows Adamant Arrow Maple Bow No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Rune Arrows Rune Arrow Yew Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Dragon Arrows Dragon Arrow Dark Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ogre Arrows Ogre Arrow Ogre Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Bronze Brutal Arrows Bronze Brutal Arrow Composite ogre Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Iron Brutal Arrows Iron Brutal Arrow Composite ogre Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Black Brutal Arrows Black Brutal Arrow Composite ogre Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Steel Brutal Arrows Steel Brutal Arrow Composite ogre Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Mithril Brutal Arrows Mithril Brutal Arrow Composite ogre Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Adamant Brutal Arrows Adamant Brutal Arrow Composite ogre Bow Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Rune Brutal Arrows Rune Brutal Arrow Composite ogre Bow Yes

4.2 - Bolts

Members have a wide array of bolts available for them to use with their crossbows. Players have the choice to stick with regular metal bolts, or add gem tips to them. The regular metal bolts can be poisoned, whilst gem-tipped ones cannot be - they can however, be enchanted using some interesting spells that are available through the Enchant crossbow spell.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Crossbow Bolt Pouch

For players who may wish to carry a number of bolts around with them, there are special bolt pouches which you are able to buy from a Keldagrim dwarf salesman. They are untradable, and will disintergrate if dropped, with your bolts appearing on the ground. The pouch has four slots with which you can fill up with 255 of four different types of bolts. To add bolts, simply use them with the pouch. Players are able to toggle between equipped and stored bolts from the crossbow bolt pouch menu.

Picture Bolt Type Picture Name
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Bronze Bolt Bronze bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Opal Bolts Opal bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Barbed Bolts Barbed bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Blurite Bolt Blurite bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Jade Bolts Jade bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Iron Bolt Iron bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Pearl Bolts Pearl bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Iron Bolt Silver bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Pearl Bolts Pearl bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Iron Bolt Bone bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Pearl Bolts Pearl bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Steel Bolt Steel bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Red Topaz Bolts Red topaz bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mithril Bolt Mithril bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Sapphire Bolts Sapphire bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Emerald Bolts Emerald bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Mithril Grapple Mithril grapple*
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of an Adamant Bolt Adamant bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ruby Bolts Ruby bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Diamond Bolts Diamond bolts
N/A Kebbit bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Kebbit Bolts Kebbit bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Long Kebbit Bolts Long Kebbit bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Rune Bolt Rune bolt Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Dragonstone Bolts Dragonstone bolts
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Onyx Bolts Onyx bolts

Mithril Grapple

The mithril grapple is a tool used for scaling tall obstacles such as walls, cliffs and even small river inlets. Rangers can smith a mithril grapple tip using a mith bar, and attach it to a mithril bolt. Once you have the mithril grapple, simply add rope to it and then use it on whichever shortcut you want to bypass. Note that you must have a crossbow equipped to shoot the grapple. Also remember that there is a possibility that your grapply can break when being used, so keep a few on hand or in your bank if you intend to use these shortcuts a lot.



5.0 - Ranging armour

Use ranging amour to increase your ranged attack bonus so you will be more effective whilst ranging.

5.1 - The Leathers

There are many different kinds of ranging armour you can use, obviously some better then others. The two major kinds of armour that you will see people wearing are Dragon Leather armour and Leather armour. Dragon Leather armour, is definitely better then Leather armour, but is harder to make. To make Dragon Leather armour, you must kill a Dragon, and take their hides, then craft it.

Leather armour
Picture Name Attack Stats Defence Stats Level Required Members?
Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Stab Slash Crush Magic Range
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leather Vambraces Vambraces +0 +0 +0 +0 +4 +2 +2 +1 +0 +0 None No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Cowl Cowl +0 +0 +0 +0 +1 +2 +3 +4 +2 +3 None No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Coif Coif +0 +0 +0 -1 +2 +4 +6 +8 +4 +4 20 Ranged No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Leather Body Leather Body +0 +0 +0 -2 +2 +8 +9 +10 +4 +9 None No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Studded Leather Body Studded Leather Body +0 +0 +0 -4 +8 +18 +25 +22 +8 +25 20 Defence
20 Ranged
No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Hard Leather Body Hard Leather Body +0 +0 +0 -4 +8 +12 +15 +18 +6 +15 10 Defence No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Leather Chaps Leather Chaps +0 +0 +0 +0 +4 +2 +3 +1 +0 +0 None No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Studded Leather Chaps Studded Leather Chaps +0 +0 +0 -5 +6 +15 +16 +17 +6 +16 20 Ranged No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Yakhide legs Yak-hide legs +0 +0 +0 -5 +10 +25 +20 +15 -2 +10 20 Defence Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Frog Leather Body Frog Leather Body +0 +0 +0 -5 +10 +23 +26 +30 +15 +10 25 Defence
25 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Frog Leather Chaps Frog Leather Chaps +0 +0 +0 -5 +2 +7 +7 +9 +4 +9 25 Defence
25 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Frog Leather Boots Frog Leather Boots +0 +0 +0 -8 +2 +1 +1 +1 +0 +1 25 Defence
25 Ranged
Yes


Dragon Leather
Picture Name Attack Stats Defence Stats Level Required Members?
Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Stab Slash Crush Magic Range
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Green Body Green Body +0 +0 +0 -15 +15 +40 +32 +45 +20 +40 40 Defence
40 Ranged
No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Green Chaps Green Chaps +0 +0 +0 -10 +8 +22 +16 +24 +8 +22 40 Ranged No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Green Vambraces Green Vambraces +0 +0 +0 -10 +8 +3 +2 +4 +2 +0 40 Ranged No
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Blue Body Blue Body +0 +0 +0 -15 +20 +45 +37 +50 +30 +45 40 Defence
50 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Blue Chaps Blue Chaps +0 +0 +0 -10 +11 +25 +19 +27 +14 +25 50 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Blue Vambraces Blue Vambraces +0 +0 +0 -10 +9 +4 +3 +5 +4 +0 50 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Red Body Red Body +0 +0 +0 -15 +25 +50 +42 +55 +40 +50 40 Defence
60 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Red Chaps Red Chaps +0 +0 +0 -10 +14 +28 +22 +30 +20 +28 60 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Red Vambraces Red Vambraces +0 +0 +0 -10 +10 +5 +4 +6 +6 +0 60 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Black Body Black Body +0 +0 +0 -15 +30 +55 +47 +60 +50 +55 40 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Black Chaps Black Chaps +0 +0 +0 -10 +17 +31 +25 +33 +26 +31 70 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Black Vambraces Black Vambraces +0 +0 +0 -10 +11 +6 +5 +7 +8 +0 70 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Blessed Dragonhide Coifs Blessed Coif +0 +0 +0 -1 +7 +4 +7 +10 +4 +8 40 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Blessed Dragonhide Bodies Blessed Body +0 +0 +0 -15 +30 +55 +47 +60 +50 +55 40 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Blessed Dragonhide Chaps Blessed Chaps +0 +0 +0 -10 +17 +31 +25 +33 +26 +31 40 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Blessed Dragonhide Vambraces Blessed Vambraces +0 +0 +0 -10 +11 +6 +5 +7 +8 +0 40 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes


Snakeskin armour

Snake skins can be obtained through the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup Mini-Game. They can also be found on the island Mos Le'Harmless by killing the level 35 snakes outside the pirate camp. Then they can be tanned by any tanner and crafted into Snakeskin armour.

Picture Name Attack Stats Defence Stats Level Required Members?
Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Stab Slash Crush Magic Range
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Snakeskin Boots Snakeskin Boots +0 +0 +0 -10 +3 +1 +1 +2 +1 +0 30 Defence
30 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Snakeskin Vambraces Snakeskin Vambraces +0 +0 +0 -5 +6 +2 +2 +2 +1 +0 30 Defence
30 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Snakeskin Bandana Snakeskin Bandana +0 +0 +0 -5 +4 +2 +4 +4 +2 +2 30 Defence
30 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Snakeskin Chaps Snakeskin Chaps +0 +0 +0 -5 +6 +8 +8 +10 +4 +10 30 Defence
30 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Snakeskin Body Snakeskin Body +0 +0 +0 -5 +12 +25 +28 +32 +15 +35 30 Defence
30 Ranged
Yes


Spined

The items required to make full spined armour are dropped by Dagannoths at Waterbirth island. Level 40 defence and 40 ranged is required to wear Spined armour. To make full spined armour you will need to take 1 circular hide, 1 stretched hide, 1 flattened hide, 6 dagannoth hides, and 22,500gp to Sigli the Hunter in Rellekka. Spined armour's stats are similar to that of green dragonhide.

Spined Set
Zybez RuneScape Help's image of a Spined set Picture Name Requirements Item Stats
Zybez RuneScape Help's image of a Spined Helm Spined Helm Dagannoth hide (1), Circular hide, 5,000gp Attack Slash: -6; Crush: -6; Magic: -6; Ranged: +6
Defence Stab: +6; Slash: +6; Crush: +6; Magic: +6
Zybez RuneScape Help's image of a Spined Platebody Spined Platebody Dagannoth hide (3), Flattened hide, 10,000gp Attack Magic: -15; Ranged: +15
Defence Stab: +40; Slash: +32; Crush: +45; Magic: +20; Ranged: +40
Zybez RuneScape Help's image of Spined Chaps Spined Chaps Dagannoth hide (2), Stretched hide, 7,500gp Attack Magic: -10; Ranged: +8
Defence Stab: +22; Slash: +16; Crush: +24; Magic: +8; Ranged: +22
Zybez RuneScape Help's image of Spined Gloves Spined Gloves Null; received as drop Attack -
Defence Stab: +1; Slash: +2
Zybez RuneScape Help's image of Spined Boots Spined Boots Null; received as drop Attack -
Defence Stab: +1; Slash: +1


Karil the Tainted's Ranger armour

You can find Karil the Tainted's armour in the Barrows, located east of Mort'ton. To get the armour you must kill Karil the Tainted himself, and then open the chest within the dungeon of the barrows. If you are lucky, you will get a piece if not a few pieces of this type of ranger armour.

One main advantage of this armour is the 'special effect'. If you wear all three pieces of the set along with Karil's crossbow, there is a chance the special effect will take place. The special effect will lower your opponent's agility.

Picture Name Attack Stats Defence Stats Level Required Members?
Stab Slash Crush Magic Range Stab Slash Crush Magic Range
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Karil's Coif Karil's coif +0 +0 +0 -1 +3 +6 +9 +12 +6 +10 70 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Karil's Leathertop Karil's leathertop +0 +0 +0 -15 +30 +47 +42 +50 +65 +57 70 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Karil's Leatherskirt Karil's leatherskirt +0 +0 +0 -10 +17 +26 +20 +28 +35 +33 70 Defence
70 Ranged
Yes


5.2 - Special Armour

There are also five special pieces of range armour.

Picture Name How to get Range Attack Bonus Level Required Members?
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ranger Boots Ranger Boots Level 2 Clues +8 40 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Robin Hood Hat Robin Hood Hat Level 3 Clues +8 40 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Archer Helm Archer Helm Buy from Skulgrimen's Battle Gear in Rellekka +6 45 Defence, 40 Ranged Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of the Archer Ring Archer Ring Drop from Dagannoth Kings +4 None Yes
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshort of Ava's Accumulator Ava's Accumulator Reward from Animal Magnetism +4 None Yes


5.3 - Ava's Attractor/Accumulator

Ava's Attractor or Accumulator is obtained as a reward from the Animal Magnetism quest. When being equipped, and whilst holding no ammo in your ammo slot, Steel or Iron arrows will be made and equipped automatically. This, however, depends on your ranged level: under 50 you will receive iron, above 50 you will receive steel. You must be moving around for them to spawn, and whilst walking around RuneScape you may also find some random metal objects appearing in your inventory (med helms, ores etc). You get an Attractor, when you finish the quest with a ranged level lower than 50. You gain an Accumulator if you finish the quest with a higher ranged level than 50.

Its stats are: +4 Range Attack, +1 Slash Defense, +4 Mage Defense.




6.0 - Non-Member Training

At the beginning of free-play, training it is quite basic:

Levels 1-10

Make your way out to the chicken pen. There are quite a few.

South Falador Chickens
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The ones under Falador and west of Draynor Village, also north of Port Sarim.

Not only do you get the ranging experience, they will die quickly and you can grab their bones for prayer experience and their feathers, which can sell for a good price after you get a couple thousand.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes, if ranging behind the lake/fence after killing a few you can just grab your arrows.


Levels 11-25

After getting to level 10 from chickens, you may either continue to 20 on them, or make your way towards the cows, which will work great until around level 25. Another option to start off your training of Range, or to progress from 20, are monks which are a good training spot until level 40.

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Crafting Guild Cows

These are the ones west of Port Sarim and south-west of Falador (near the Crafting Guild).

Good experience and you get the bones if training prayer and their beef for cooking.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes, kill them from behind the fence and when you kill a few, grab your arrows.



Monastery Monks
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Monks are found west of Edgeville and north-west of Barbarian Village, just south of Edgeville.

Excellent experience for low level ranging, and you can heal on them if neccessary. You can also pick up their bones for prayer experience.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes, shoot from under the roof and go out to pick up your arrows after killing a few monks.


Levels 26-35

At this level, you can make your way to the Barbarian Village, just south of Edgeville.

Barbarians in Barbarian Village
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Here you will find: Level 15 archer Barbarians, Level 17 swordsman Barbarians and Level 17 greataxe Barbarians. Stand behind the tables in the bar and shoot them. This provides great experience until around level 30, at which point it will get pretty slow, but it can still be used to 40. In a recent update the Barbarians and the Barbarian Village were changed around. There are now Barbarians that can Range you over the tables, obviously making this training spot much less desirable than before.

Great experience for free-players and it works well for people that want to train Ranged quickly. It is right next to a bank if you want to go back to the bank or grab some more arrows.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes.


Levels 36-60

Guards are fairly good training at this level. Head to Edgeville and range the guards to the north-east of the bank. The guards at Falador center, and on the west Varrock wall are also quite good.

Edgeville Guards
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The guards right above the bank in Edgeville. You can attack them from behind the gate, and they will give you great experience until level 55-60. This is the best place to train for free-players: it is usually not crowded, and it will be a great place for you to get up that ranged.

Awesome experience if you are 40 ranged and training on them, they should die quickly and give great, quick experience. In my opinion, this is one of the best free-play training spots.

Some other good places for f2p range from lvl 50-60 is in the security stronghold. The lvl 75 ankous and 27 Minotaur both can be ranged behind a pile of rocks or skeletons, or a fence. Each one also gives pretty good drops too - the Minotaurs drop piles of iron arrows very regularly, so you even stand to leave with more arrows than you began with.

Minotaurs are great experience as well, they drop loads of iron arrows and their defense level is fairly low, making this a great training place without losing arrows and getting fast experience. Moss Giants will also provide you with reasonably fast range experience. Moss Giants are located at the end of Varrock Sewers. There are various safe spots down there, so bringing food is not essential. It is a popular place to train however, so some worlds may be full to the top with other people.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes.


Levels 60+
Crandor Lesser Demons
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After completing the Dragon Slayer quest, go to N. Karamja and down the pile of rubble on the volcano rim. Make your way to the east. You will soon find a dead end, and past it, you might see several level 82 Lesser Demons. Here you will click on the "Odd looking wall." Go past the Lesser Demons and level 45 Skeletons, as well as the level 22 skeletons guarding a rope. Go up it and you will be on Crandor Isle. Go north and you will find two Lesser Demon spawns.

Here you can sit forever and kill the Lesser Demons. Bring a fire staff and a few nature runes if you want to cast High Level Alchemy on some of the drops (Rune Medium Helmets and assorted Mithril items). You can also find some lessers inside the dungon but they might be a lot more dangerous to mess around with.

You will get great experience and great drops. This is the best high-level free-play training.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes.



7.0 - Members Training

I would recommend you have at least 40 ranged, in order to maximize full advantage over training in members. If not, you could either train at the Gnome Troops South of Ardougne, or use the free-play spots.

Levels 40-50
White Wolf Mountain: Mountain Dwarves
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This spot requires the completion of the Fishing Contest quest, and it proves to be a great training spot to about level 50. In fact, this should go very quick, and it should not be too boring, because it provides fast levels.

Good experience and quick levels, but there is nothing special about it. You have to wait until 50 for that.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes.


Levels 50-70

You have two options here; one is slightly better than the other is, but you may not be able to get there.
Note: You could also try Fire Giants under the waterfall, if you have completed the Waterfall Quest.

Ogre Cave
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Ogres in the Dungeon

This is the easier one to get to; north of West Ardougne, under the Chaos Druid Dungeon, are many ogres. You also need level 47 thieving.

Great experience and nice prayer experience, because of the Big Bones.

Tactic: Stand behind the rocks and range one ogre then collect the arrows and bones and go back behind the rock, as they cant reach you here.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes.


King Lathas' Training Ground Ogres
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You must have completed the Plague City and Biohazard quests. Here you will find about nine fast-spawning ogres in a cage. Although a popular training spot, it is great experience even with three or four people there with you.

If you want to get to 70 ranged, and want to get some prayer levels in the mean time, this is the best spot. It is worth doing the quest just to gain access.

This training area also allows you to pick up your ammo, so there's almost no waste of money, and also great experience!

Great experience and great Prayer experience; in each sitting I get a Prayer level and a few Ranged levels.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes, but since it is too much of a hassle going around the gate, it is not recommended.


Levels 70-99


Blue Dragons in Taverley Dungeon
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If you want to get from 70-99 ranged, and get tons of prayer levels in the process, this is the spot you will be living at. Many high-leveled players get from 90 to 99 Ranged here, and there is no secret - it is an awesome spot.

If you are not collecting hides, you may want to bring a Fire Staff and some nature runes to cast High Level Alchemy on some of the drops (Rune Daggers and assorted Mithril stuff).

There are many spots to stand here to not be attacked, but you may still want to bring a shield, just in case you are leaving and do not want to get killed on the way out. You will also need a dusty key to enter the cavern.

If you are going to get to 99 Ranged, it will be here. It is better, quicker experience than Black Dragons, but with slightly worse drops. Still, stay at Blue Dragons, because Black Dragons will be time-consuming, and very slow to kill unless you have level 85+ ranged.

Awesome experience, awesome prayer experience, and good drops for quick cash.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes


Fire Giants
Whitespy's Fire Giant Screenshot

These Fire Giants are, in most rangers opinions, the best monster to train on at even as low as level 60 ranging, all the way to 99. Not only do they serve as good experience, but the drops are simply fantastic; including half keys, dragon med helms, shield left halves, rune items, fire battlestaffs, and much more!

As mentioned above, this place is great experience - one of the best for rangers/magers, not considering the drops. No money wasted here, the rune scimitars and half keys pay for it. Only thing to get started for this is the Waterfall quest, or the ability to access the Brimhaven Dungeon, as there are also plenty of fire giants there too.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes


Gu'Tanoth Dungeon
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There are Greater Demons galore here. They can drop level three clue scrolls, which means you could get anything from a handful of runes to a Zamorak Platebody or Robin Hood Hat, or Rune Full Helmets and various other drops.

Awesome experience and INCREDIBLE loot make this spot more than worth doing. Do not forget to bring a load of telekinetic grab runes. Worthwhile grabs are: chaos runes, death runes, rune full helms, dragon items, clue scrolls, half keys, and gems. You need to have started and partially completed Watch Tower quest to gain access.

Can I pick up my arrows? No


Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Black Demons

There are about four Black Demons you can Range in Edgeville Dungeon, and approx. 20+ in Taverley Dungeon. There are many pillars you can hide behind while ranging so they cannot hit. When you come it might be a good idea to bring some food just incase, because Black Demons can hit in the 16s if you get too close too them.

Black Demons are not great experience, but they do have good drops, similar to Greater Demons, except they do not drop level 3 Clue Scrolls. They drop anything from Herbs to Dragon Left Half Shields; also, they drop Rune Mediums frequently and other Rune items too. Watch out for arrow stealers, as it takes a bit long to kill them unless you have like 85-90+ Ranged. Make sure you bring a Fire Staff and some Nature Runes with you for High Alchemy.

Not amazing Ranged exp, but good drops and a small chance of getting Dragon items, nothing except a Dusty Key is required to get to them.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes


Elves in Tirannwn
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To be able to reach these, you must have started the Regicide Quest and gone through the The Underground Pass. There are two types of Elves, the Archers with bows (do not try to Range them as they will Range you back) and the Warriors with pikes. Since the Warrior's pikes are like a Halberd and can hit up to two spaces in front of them, you must stand behind something by at least one space when you Range them if you do not want them to hit you. Elves are good as they tend not to be too crowded, plus they drop level 3 Clue Scrolls and Half Keys.

Ok drops and good exp if you have a high enough Ranged level, you should bring some food because it takes awhile getting used to them and the traps might deal you some damage.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes.


Troll General in Troll Stronghold
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It helps if you have the Trollheim Teleport spell to get to these, as it is quite a long walk. You should definitely bring along some Natures and Fires because they drop many things good to High Alchemize, like Steel Plates, Adamant Kites, and almost every type of Warhammer. In addition, the odd Granite Shield makes them great for drops too. Ensure not to attack the one with the sword, as he hits hard and will quickly kill anyone in ranging armor.

Drops great items such as a Rune Warhammer, 16 Nature Runes, and a Granite Shield. They are more vulnerable to arrows then you would think, and thus give great Ranged experience, and Prayer experience since they drop Big Bones. Plus they respawn incredibly fast (like 30 seconds) so once you have picked up your arrows and buried the bones there is another one waiting to be killed.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes.


TzHaar-Xils and TzHaar-Kets in the TzHaar
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You can kill these at the gold mine, just east of the bank. Shoot an arrow at a monster and trap it behind the rocks. The experience you get here isn't that good, but the drops (obsidian capes and shields) make up for that. When training in The TzHaar, always watch your health. The monsters are not aggressive, but they have a high level and they can hit hard. When ranging here, be sure to take some food, lobsters will do. Don't kill the TzHaar-Xils with obsidian rings, they can reach over the rocks and hit you.

Can I pick up my arrows? Yes



7.1 - Red Chinchompas

First of all, for this range training method you will need a large sum of money. Progressing from 85 to 99 ranged will cost you about 35-40Mil but only 50 hours of training. Training with red chinchompas properly can lead to 250k+ experience per hour.

The concept of training with red chinchompas is as follows: they do splash damage and can hit up to 15. This means that each chinchompa gives a huge amount of experience if used correctly. The best place to use these red firecrackers is in the Monkey Madness Tunnel where large clumps of Skeleton Monkeys overlap each other, making the splash damage extremely effective.

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Requirements and Recommendations:
  • 43 prayer: This is a must. Needed for protect from Melee Prayer 60+ Prayer is recommended to save money in prayer potions.
  • 55 Ranged: Required to wield and use red chinchompas. Level 85+ Ranged is recommended for the best results in terms of experience to money.
  • Must have started the Monkey Madness quest: Provides access to the dungeon.

Your equipment should look like this:

Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of Equipment Helm: Zamorak, Guthix or Saradomin Blessed dragonhide coif, Third age range coif, Robin Hood hat, Archer helm, or Karil's coif.
Body: Black dragonhide body, Third age range body, or Karil's top.
Legs: Black dragonhide chaps, Third age range legs, or Karil's skirt.
Shield: Zamorak book, Guthix or Saradomin book.
Gloves: Barrows gloves, Black dragonhide vambraces.
Boots: Ranger boots, snakeskin boots, white boots (white knight armor - prayer bonus).
Cape: Zamorak, Guthix or Saradomin cloak, Fire cape, Skill cape, Ava's accumulator.

The Inventory
Your Inventory should look like this:

Zybez RuneScape Help's Inventory Screenshot Ranging Potion: Used to receive more Experience while training.
Prayer Potions: Protect from the Skeleton Monkey's attacks.
Super Antipoison Used to Cure Poison while getting to the Location.
Sharks: Used instead of prayer to get to the location, any food (Lobster+) can be used.
Tele Tab: Teleport from the location, any tab can be used.

Also a Shark can be replaced by a Holy Wrench to receive more Prayer while drinking a Prayer Potion.

If you don't want to waste your money, you'll have to kill them the right way, don't worry it's not hard to learn. You need a lot of monkeys and when you start there are only 3-5, but you can get more of them. After killing the monkeys you will see that they respawn from their own bones every minute. If there are 5 bones on top of each other on 1 square, only 1 monkey will spawn at a time so make sure you spread them around.



8.0 - The Dwarven Cannon

The Dwarf Cannon is one of the most powerful range weapons available. This weapon is also very heavy, so when using it, be sure to bring as few items as possible or you will run out of energy fast. To get this weapon, you have to complete the Dwarf Cannon quest. Once you complete it, you can buy it from Nulodion, for 750,000gp. It is cheaper to buy all the cannon parts from Nulodion, at once instead of buying each part separately. If you buy it separately, you will have to pay 800,000gp. To buy the entire cannon at once talk to Nulodion, instead of trading him and buying it from his shop. It is recommended to buy the cannon from other players, as players sell it for 500,000-600,000 GP per cannon.

The cannon uses steel cannonballs that you must make, out of steel bars of course. One steel bar will provide you with four cannonballs. The cannon can hold 30 cannonballs at a time, once they run out, you will get a message, and you will have to put 30 more cannonballs in it. The cannon will also decay eventually, after you use it a lot. Do not worry if it decays, you can get another one from Nulodion free of charge. You can also prevent it from decaying by picking it up and setting it back up when you get a message about it about to decay.

High alching cannon parts will get you 112.500 gp.

You will not get hitpoint experience when using a cannon.

Warning! When carrying cannon parts and a whip, you will lose your whip when you die.

The Cannon Parts
Picture Cannon Part Price Separately
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Cannon Base Cannon Base 200,000gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Cannon Furnace Cannon Furnace 200,000gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Cannon Stand Cannon Stand 200,000gp
Zybez RuneScape Help's Screenshot of a Cannon Barrel Cannon Barrel 200,000gp



9.0 - Quests for Experience

Quests with a choice Experience

Author: Last Seconds

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