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Light ballista
Light ballista
Release date 6 May 2016 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 75,000 coins
Low Alch 50,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,154,997 coins (info)
Buy limit 8
Weight 4 kg
A weapon forged from the wreckage of an airship.
Light ballista detail

The Light ballista is a two-handed ranged weapon that uses javelins as ammunition, requiring level 65 in Ranged to wield.

It is created by using ballista limbs on a light frame, then using the resulting incomplete light ballista on a ballista spring, and finally adding a monkey tail on an unstrung light ballista. The entire process requires level 47 in fletching, granting the player 330 experience.

The light ballista has a special attack, which increases accuracy and damage by 25% each for one shot.

The speed on Accurate is one tick slower than a Godsword, but when put on Rapid it matches the speed of a 2 handed weapon. Unlike the Hand Cannon released in 2009 Runescape, there is no additional delay before the special attack shot fires (a 'warm up' period).

Hover over image for type Light ballista equipped
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +110
Defence-icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon RangedStrength-icon MagicDamage-icon Prayer-icon

2h slotlist

+0 0 0% +0
Monster attack speed 3
Light ballista special attack

A player performing the light ballista's special attack.

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles cbow Combat Style Experience Boosts
Accurate Ranged and Hitpoints Accuracy and damage
Rapid Ranged and Hitpoints Attack speed by 1 tick
Longrange Ranged, Hitpoints and Defence Attack range by 2 squares


  • Upon release, the light ballista's Ranged Attack bonus was +75. This was changed to +110 in an update on December 1 2016, along with increasing its requirement to equip to 65 Ranged.

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