OSRS Best Ranged Weapons

Ranged Weapons are without a doubt the most important part of any ranged setup in OSRS. They make up a significant part of any players ranged gear progression. So, knowing how to optimise your selection is critical. Different weapons can provide specific uses in a variety of situations, they can also cost vastly different amounts. In this guide we will cover the top ranged weapons to have in OSRS.

What are the Best Ranged Weapons in OSRS?

  1. Twisted Bow
  2. Toxic Blowpipe
  3. Bow of Faerdhinen
  4. Dragon Hunter Crossbow
  5. Zaryte Crossbow

1. Twisted Bow

The Twisted Bow is without question the best ranged weapon in all of Oldschool Runescape, requiring at least 85 ranged to equip. It is most effective against enemies that have high magic levels, as it applies a damage multiplier based on this. This makes it extremely useful at high-level content such as the Chambers of Xeric, Tombs of Amascut, Zulrah, Cerberus, Giant Mole, KBD and more.

How to get the Twisted Bow?

The Twisted Bow can be obtained as a super rare reward for completing the Chambers of Xeric. It can be obtained in both regular and challenge mode raids. Furthermore, it has the rarest drop rate of any of the unique rewards, tied with the Elder Maul and Kodai Insignia. On average, a player will receive a Twisted Bow in their name every 30,000,000 points.

Combat Stats

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Twisted Bow stats

2. Toxic Blowpipe

The Toxic Blowpipe is a similar strength to the Twisted Bow, but for different reasons. This is one of the best osrs ranged weapons due to its speed, it can attack at a rate of 2 ticks when on rapid. Allowing you to deal high volumes of damage quickly to low defense enemies. This weapon is perfect for slayer training and low to mid-level PVM. It also has specific uses in end-game PVM and bossing, such as the Nylo room in Theatre of Blood, fight caves, inferno, and more. Another thing that makes the Blowpipe so good is it is extremely cheap to buy, only costing a few million from the Grand Exchange.

How to get a Toxic Blowpipe?

Players can obtain a toxic blowpipe by killing Zulrah until they receive a Tanzanite Fang. This Fang can then by crafted into the Blowpipe with the use of a chisel and 53+ fletching. Once fletched, it will be in an uncharged version, players can add zulrah’s scales to charge the weapon.

Combat Stats

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Toxic Blowpipe stats

3. Bow of Faerdhinen

The Bow of Faerdhinen, also known as the “BOFA”, is often considered as a budget Twisted Bow by many players. As such, it is often used at many of the same locations. It’s also one of the best ranged weapons for mid-level ironmen, before they start the long grind for the twisted bow. However, the crystal armour needs to be worn when using the BOFA, as it adds damage and accuracy bonuses.

How to get the Bow of Faerdhinen?

The Bow of Faerdhinen is created by combining one enhanced crystal weapon seed with 100 crystal shards at a singing bowl in Prifddinas. This process requires both level 82 smithing and crafting. The enhanced crystal weapon seed can only be obtained by completing the Gauntlet or Corrupted Gauntlet.

Combat Stats

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Bow of Faerdhinen stats

4. Dragon Hunter Crossbow

The Dragon Hunter Crossbow (DHCB) is the best ranged weapon for killing dragons. This makes it best in slot at some important monsters such as Vorkath, skeletal wyverns, rune dragons, mithril and other metallic dragons. However, it is important to note that at brutal dragons the Twisted Bow remains best in slot, due to their high magic levels.

How to get the Dragon Hunter Crossbow?

Players can obtain the Dragon Hunter Crossbow by completing the Chambers of Xeric. The item is given as a potential unique reward, for players who receive a unique reward there is a 5.8% chance it will be a DHCB.

Combat Stats

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Dragon Hunter Crossbow stats

5. Zaryte Crossbow

The Zaryte Crossbow requires level 80 ranged to equip and is the best crossbow in osrs. While crossbows are mostly fairly niche in the game, due to the strength of the Twisted Bow and Toxic Blowpipe, the ZCB is still really useful. Mainly due to its high hitting special attack which guarantees your bolts special will activate if you successfully hit your target. This is great if you are using ruby bolts on a high hp opponent. Additionally, the Zaryte Crossbow is often a best in slot item at places such as Nex.

How to get a Zaryte Crossbow?

The Zaryte Crossbow can be obtained by combining an Armadyl Crossbow with a Nihil Horn and 250 Nihil Shards. The Armadyl Crossbow can be obtained by killing the Saradomin Boss, Commander Zilyana. while the Nihil Horn and Shards are obtained by killing Nex.

Combat Stats

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Zaryte Crossbow stats

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