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The text is dated 9 April 2003.

Fletching guide

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Making bows

To make bows you first need to acquire some wood. Depending on the type of tree you chop down you can get different sorts of logs. Next use a knife with the logs to cut them into either a shortbow or a longbow. To make a bow string you need to find a flax plant and use it with a spinning wheel. Finally add the string to the bow to complete it.

Rarer types of wood are harder to acquire, but make better bows which shoot more accurately. The table on the next page lists the different types of bow you can make.

Bow type Fletching level to make Ranged level to wield
Bow Longbow Shortbow: Level 5

Longbow: Level 10

Oak bow Oak Longbow Shortbow: Level 20

Longbow: Level 25

Shortbow: Level 5

Longbow: Level 10

Willow bow Willow Longbow Shortbow: Level 35

Longbow: Level 40

Shortbow: Level 15

Longbow: Level 20

Maple bow Maple Longbow Shortbow: Level 50

Longbow: Level 55

Shortbow: Level 25

Longbow: Level 30

Yew bow Yew Longbow Shortbow: Level 65

Longbow: Level 70

Shortbow: Level 35

Longbow: Level 40

Magic bow Magic Longbow Shortbow: Level 80

Longbow: Level 85

Shortbow: Level 45

Longbow: Level 50

Making arrows

To make an arrow-shaft just use a knife with some ordinary logs. Add a feather to the arrow shaft, and finally add an arrow-head to complete the arrow. Arrow heads can either be purchased from the member's archery shop, or smithed at an anvil.

Better arrow heads will inflict more damage, but you will require a better bow to fire them. The table belows list the different arrow types:

Arrow type Fletching level to make Minimum bow required
Bronze arrows Bronze Arrows Level: 1 Any
Iron arrows Iron Arrows Level: 15 Any
Steel arrows Steel Arrows Level: 30 Oak bow
Mithril arrows Mithril Arrows Level: 45 Willow bow
Adamantite arrows Adamantite Arrows Level: 60 Maple bow
Rune arrows Rune Arrows Level: 75 Yew bow

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