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For information on training this skill, see Ranged training.

Ranged is a skill in RuneScape Classic that is levelled by shooting ammo at monsters or other players. You get no Hits experience when ranging so the total ranged experience per kill comes from the monsters base experience plus the experience you would normally get in Hits. Using ranged, players can attack enemies from a distance but ranged cannot be used in combat.

Ranged influences your combat level as you level it higher, but acts as an alternative to Attack and Strength in the combat level formula.



When attacking with a ranged weapon, a green projectile travels towards the target.


Bows are made using the fletching skill and are two-handed.

Image Name Level
Shortbow Shortbow 1
Longbow Longbow 1
Oak Shortbow Oak Shortbow 5
Oak Longbow Oak Longbow 10
Willow Shortbow Willow Shortbow 15
Willow Longbow Willow Longbow 20
Maple Shortbow Maple Shortbow 25
Maple Longbow Maple Longbow 30
Yew Shortbow Yew Shortbow 35
Yew Longbow Yew Longbow 40
Magic Shortbow Magic Shortbow 45
Magic Longbow Magic Longbow 50


Like bows, the crossbow fires ammo but instead of arrows, it shoots bolts. There are only two crossbows in RuneScape Classic, only one of which can be purchased at the Varrock archery shop. The other is the Phoenix crossbow, which can only be received from the Shield of Arrav quest, through trade with other players, or from a general store, if someone has recently sold one there. There is no known stat difference between these crossbows.

Image Name Level
Crossbow Crossbow 1
Phoenix Crossbow Phoenix Crossbow 1


Arrows are made using the smithing and fletching skills. Bolts cannot be made by players.

Players cannot wield arrows. Having the arrows in the inventory while wielding a bow will allow the arrows to be fired. The higher levelled the arrows, the more damage they inflict against opponents. If a player has different arrow types, the higher type arrows will be used first. Arrows are slightly stronger than darts but weaker than throwing knives and spears.

Image Name Bow Required
Lit Arrow Lit Arrow Any
Bronze Arrows Bronze Arrows Any
Iron Arrows Iron Arrows Any
Steel Arrows Steel Arrows Oak
Mithril Arrows Mithril Arrows Willow
Adamantite Arrows Adamant Arrows Maple
Rune Arrows Rune Arrows Yew
Ice Arrows Ice Arrows Yew
Crossbow bolts Crossbow bolts Crossbow
Oyster pearl bolts Oyster pearl bolts Crossbow


Darts are one-handed weapons made using the smithing and fletching skills after completing the Tourist Trap quest The higher level the dart, the more damage it will inflict against opponents. Darts are slightly weaker than arrows.

Image Name Level
Bronze Throwing Dart Bronze Throwing Dart 1
Iron Throwing Dart Iron Throwing Dart 1
Steel Throwing Dart Steel Throwing Dart 5
Mithril Throwing Dart Mithril Throwing Dart 15
Adamantite Throwing Dart Adamant Throwing Dart 25
Rune Throwing Dart Rune Throwing Dart 35

Throwing knives*Edit

All throwing knives except Black can be made using the smithing skill. Throwing knives are one-handed and can also be used in melee combat. The higher level the knife, the more damage it will inflict against opponents. Throwing knives are slightly stronger than arrows.

Image Name Level
Bronze throwing knife Bronze throwing knife 1
Iron throwing knife Iron throwing knife 1
Steel throwing knife Steel throwing knife 5
Black throwing knife Black throwing knife** 1
Mithril throwing knife Mithril throwing knife 15
Adamantite throwing knife Adamantite throwing knife 25
Rune throwing knife Rune throwing knife 35

Spears* Edit

Spears can only be obtained from various monsters. Like throwing knives, they are one-handed and can be used in both melee and ranged attacks. The higher level the spear, the more damage it will inflict against opponents. Spears provide the strongest ranged attack (damage) out of all options.

Image Name Level
Bronze Spear Bronze Spear 1
Iron Spear Iron Spear 1
Steel Spear Steel Spear 5
Mithril Spear Mithril Spear 15
Adamantite Spear Adamantite Spear 25
Rune Spear Rune Spear 35

* Requires the player to have the Attack level to use that metal.

** Despite normally requiring level 10; has no skill requirements to use.

Holy Water* Edit

Holy water can be made after having gotten the Book of Binding and preferably whilst not having depleted the Shallow water from the Kharazi Jungle. It is used to weaken most type of demons, just like the Silverlight. On those monsters it behaves identical to throwing knives and darts.

Image Name Level
Holy Water Vial Holy Water Vial 25**

* Requires the player to have made certain progress on the Legend's Quest, see the page for quest requirements.

** Although theoretically it doesn't require a ranged level to use, since Legend's Quest requires the Underground Pass quest, having a requirement of 25, it becomes the minimum level for the item.


RuneScape Classic offers no equipment which raise the ranged bonus.

Image Name Level
Leather Gloves Leather gloves 1
Boots Boots 1
Leather Armour Leather body 1

Dwarf cannon Edit

The Dwarf cannon is a powerful weapon, which fires cannonballs. You must complete the Dwarf Cannon quest to have access to it. Dwarf cannon cannot be used in player killing.


Item Boost Visibility
Ranging Potion +10% + 4 levels Visible


Quests Edit

The following quests provide ranged experience:


  • The first player to achieve level 99 Ranged was Snake Slava.
  • Since ranged cannot be used in combat and the high level needed to make Ranging Potion, these potions are not frequently bought.

See alsoEdit

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