The magic shortbow is a bow that requires level 50 Ranged in order to use, and is one of the few shortbows in the game with a Special attack. Because of this, it is often used for player killing and is usually the primary weapon of people training their Ranged level after level 50.
To make this bow, players need a fletching level of at least 80, also dropped in hard clue scrolls.
This weapon also has a special attack, which will shoot two arrows in rapid succession but with lowered accuracy, using 55% of a player's special attack energy. With perfect timing, this bow can hit three times in one game tick.
The magic shortbow can be imbued by using a magic shortbow scroll on it. The imbued version increases its ranged attack bonus to +75 and lowers the special attack cost to 50%.
Offers a powerful special attack, where if used with dragon arrows, it increases damage dealt by 50% with a minimum hit of 8 (30% with any other arrow with a minimum hit of 5). Costs 55% special attack energy.
It is the only shortbow to offer a special attack. The special attack fires 2 shots, but with reduced accuracy in rapid succession. Costs 55% special attack energy.
The bow can be imbued by using a magic shortbow scroll on a normal magic shortbow. The imbued version increases accuracy to +75 and lowers the special attack cost to 50%.