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For information on training this skill, see Ranged training.

Ranged is a skill in RuneScape Classic that is leveled 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.

Weapons[edit | edit source]

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

Bows[edit | edit source]

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

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

Crossbow[edit | edit source]

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.png Crossbow 1
Phoenix Crossbow.png Phoenix Crossbow 1

Ammo[edit | edit source]

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 leveled 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.png Lit Arrow Any
Bronze Arrows.png Bronze Arrows Any
Iron Arrows.png Iron Arrows Any
Steel Arrows.png Steel Arrows Oak
Mithril Arrows.png Mithril Arrows Willow
Adamantite Arrows.png Adamant Arrows Maple
Rune Arrows.png Rune Arrows Yew
Ice Arrows.png Ice Arrows Yew
Crossbow bolts.png Crossbow bolts Crossbow
Oyster pearl bolts.png Oyster pearl bolts Crossbow

Darts[edit | edit source]

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.png Bronze Throwing Dart 1
Iron Throwing Dart.png Iron Throwing Dart 1
Steel Throwing Dart.png Steel Throwing Dart 5
Mithril Throwing Dart.png Mithril Throwing Dart 15
Adamantite Throwing Dart.png Adamant Throwing Dart 25
Rune Throwing Dart.png Rune Throwing Dart 35

Throwing knives*[edit | edit source]

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.png Bronze throwing knife 1
Iron throwing knife.png Iron throwing knife 1
Steel throwing knife.png Steel throwing knife 5
Black throwing knife.png Black throwing knife** 1
Mithril throwing knife.png Mithril throwing knife 15
Adamantite throwing knife.png Adamantite throwing knife 25
Rune throwing knife.png Rune throwing knife 35

Spears*[edit | edit source]

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.png Bronze Spear 1
Iron Spear.png Iron Spear 1
Steel Spear.png Steel Spear 5
Mithril Spear.png Mithril Spear 15
Adamantite Spear.png Adamantite Spear 25
Rune Spear.png 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 | edit source]

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.png 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.

Equipment[edit | edit source]

RuneScape Classic offers no equipment which raise the ranged bonus.

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

Dwarf cannon[edit | edit source]

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.

Boosts[edit | edit source]

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

Drains[edit | edit source]

Quest Experience Rewards[edit | edit source]

The following quests provide ranged experience:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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 also[edit | edit source]