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Ranged Strength is one of the Equipment Stats. It is shown in the equipment screen on the 2007 servers, as that feature was added on 31 July 2014. This article is intended to remove confusion as to which ammunition deals more damage. One example is iron bolts vs bone bolts; the ranged strength stat shows that bone bolts are better, even though their level requirement for use is lower.  The only two weapons which provide a Ranged strength bonus are the Toxic blowpipe which uses darts as ammunition, and the Crystal bow which makes its own arrows. Darts, knives, Chinchompas and red chinchompas are examples of other projectiles which provide their own Ranged strength bonus and are equipped to weapon slot.

Below are the ranged bonuses of ammunition. Note that damage is also affected by the speed of the weapon used. Rune knives deal damage very quickly, despite having a max hit of less than 20 damage. For this reason, Most ranged weapons are better used in rapid stance. Accurate stance will deal more damage per hit, but it is not worth the decreased speed. If accuracy is needed, A slower weapon such as a crossbow will provide the needed improvement, while dealing more damage to compensate for it's slower speed.

Because cannonballs are fired from a dwarf cannon, and not directly from a cannon, they do not have a ranged strength stat. Cannonballs have a max hit of 30 regardless of the player's ranged level, although their accuracy depends on the player's highest attack bonus, regardless of whether it is slash/stab/crush/ranged/magic. It will take into consideration the highest attack bonus of one of those.

Standard Ammunition Edit

Metals Arrows Brutal arrows Bolts Darts Javelins Knives Throwing axes
Bronze +7 +11 +10 +1 +30 +3 +5
Iron +10 +13 +46 +3 +50 +4 +7
Steel +16 +19 +64 +4 +75 +7 +11
Black N/A +22 N/A +6 N/A +8 N/A
Mithril +22 +34 +82 +7 +100 +10 +16
Adamant +31 +45 +100 +10 +125 +14 +23
Rune +49 +60 +115 +14 +145 +24 +26
Dragon +60 N/A N/A +20 +175 N/A N/A

Gem-Tipped Bolts (regardless of enchantment) Edit

Tipped bolts Ranged Strength
Opal +14
Jade +30
Pearl +48
Red topaz +66
Sapphire +83
Emerald +85
Ruby +103
Diamond +105
Dragonstone +117
Onyx +120

Other Bolts Edit

Other Bolts Ranged Strength

Barbed bolts

Blurite bolts +28
Bolt racks +55
Bone bolts +49
Broad bolts +100
Kebbit bolts +28
Long kebbit bolts +38

Silver bolts


Other Ranged Items Edit

Ammo Ranged Strength
Training arrows +7
Ice arrows +16
Ogre arrows + 22
Broad arrows +28
Broad bolts +100
Chinchompas +0
Red chinchompas


Black chinchompas +30
Swamp lizard +16
Orange salamander +22
Red salamander +31
Black salamander +49
Holy water +12
Crystal bow +52 - +70

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