Ranged Boots are an important aspect of any high-level, PvM setup in Runescape 3, knowing how to upgrade them is important to your overall account and its ranged gear progression. While boots are relatively inexpensive, when compared to other item slots, its still important to maximise how and where you spend your money when creating the best ranged setup for RS3.
What are the Best RS3 Ranged Boots?
- Enhanced Fleeting Boots
- Flarefrost Boots
- Elite Ranger Boots
- Fleeting Boots
- Pernix Boots
1. Enhanced Fleeting Boots
The Enhanced Fleeting Boots are the best in slot ranged boots in Runescape 3 currently. While they have slightly less offensive ranged stats than the flarefrost boots, they benefit from a passive effect.
This passive effect is called “winds end” and this allows the rapid fire ability to be used while moving and provides a 10% increased hit chance while this ability is active.
How to obtain the Enhanced Fleeting Boots?
To obtain the Enhanced Fleeting Boots players will need to combine the regular Fleeting Boots with a Shadow Spike. Both of these items can be acquired from Raksha, the Shadow Colossus.
2. Fleeting Boots
The regular Fleeting Boots still remain the second best ranged boot in RS3, behind the enhanced variants. This is because of the passive effect the boots have. The ability to move while rapid-firing is worth significantly more than any minor increases to ranged style bonus seen by its competitors.
This boot is also tier 80 and significantly cheaper, making it a more viable alternative for many players in the game.
How to Obtain the Fleeting Boots?
To obtain the Fleeting Boots players must kill Raksha, the Shadow Colossus. These boots drop at a rate of 1/200.
3. Flarefrost Boots
The Flarefrost Boots require a minimum of level 90 defence. They are tied for the highest ranged style bonus of any boot in Runescape. However, they are still significantly worse than both the fleeting and enhanced fleeting boots, due to their passive effects. So these boots are generally never viable to players, due to their cost and high stat requirements. If you can not afford enhanced fleetings then simply revert to regular fleetings, unless you are an ironman then the flarefrost boots may be a potential option.
How to obtain the Flarefrost Boots?
To obtain the Flarefrost Boots players must use two glaiven wing-tips on a pair of glaiven boots. The glaiven boots can be acquired by killing Glacors, while the wing-tips can be obtained by killing Rune Dragons and monsters in the Dragonkin Laboratory.
4. Elite Ranger Boots
The Elite Ranger Boots require a minimum of level 82 defence and 40 ranged to use in combat. These ranged boots can be a good option for mid-level accounts with no access to fleeting boots. However, it is worth noting these boots become untradeable when created and the process is irreversible.
How to Obtain the Elite Ranger Boots?
The Elite Ranger Boots can be created by adding a golden thread to ranger boots. Both these items can be acquired through treasure trails. The golden thread can be obtained by opening master reward caskets, while the ranger boots are obtained from medium reward caskets.
5. Pernix Boots
The Pernix Boots require a minimum of level 80 defence and constitution to equip. While they may not be the most optimal boot right now, for a long time these boots were considered the best range boots in the game. So, they still provide some competitive stats, including 12.7 ranged bonus.
These boots also have 60,000 charges before degrading to a broken state, each hit loses 2 charges from the boot.
How to Obtain the Pernix Boots?
Players can obtain the Pernix Boots by killing Nex, they have a drop rate of 1/384.