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Making Bows (Members only skill)
First you need to acquire some wood. There is several types
of trees that you can cut, depending on your lvl of wood cutting. Next use
knife on logs to cut them into either shortbow or a longbow. To string a bow
you need to find flax plant.This
can be found behind the bee hives in Camelot
or even better at Gnome Stronghold as there are a number of Flax plants there. When you get a full load, simply climb the ladder next to the plants and bank them. After you have a large amount, then you need to spin the flax on
a spinning wheel to make bow strings. Go to Falador and use the bank and spinning wheel which is near it to spin it. This is by far the fastest way to obtain bow strings.
Finally add the string to the bow to
complete it. Ordinary trees can be found all over Runescape but rarer trees
can only be found in Camelot.
You can also use the Seer's Village spinning wheel and bank to make bow strings. from
Note: making bow strings gives 15 exp in crafting
- Magic trees appear as normal rounded trees but with sparkles on them. Kinda hard to notice them. There is one right near the fishing contest (a bit to the east) and three of them in one line a bit south from the seer's village cemetery and a bit north-west from the sorcerer's tower. These trees appear on the Runescape map as "rare trees zone". from GoldenEvil
The rarer types of bow, need higher wood cutting levels and
fletching levels to make.
Type of Tree
Wood Cutting Level
Type of Bow
Experience for Completed Bow
Range Level required to wield
Shortbow lvl 5
Longbow lvl 10
Shortbow lvl 20
Level 5 Range
Longbow lvl 25
Level 10 Range
Shortbow lvl 35
Level 15 Range
Longbow lvl 40
Level 20 Range
Shortbow lvl 50
Level 25 Range
Longbow lvl 55
Level 30 Range
Shortbow lvl 65
Level 35 Range
Longbow lvl 70
Level 40 Range
Shortbow lvl 80
Level 45 Range
Longbow lvl 85
Level 50 Range
To work out experience for just making Bows without strings or
just stringing bows, divide the complete bow experience by 2.
To make an arrow, first cut some ordinary logs and use a knife
to cut them into shafts. Add feathers and then arrow head to finish arrow.
Arrow heads can either be purchased from member's archery store, or smithed
at anvil. Feathers can either be bought from fishing shop in Port Port Sarim
or kill chickens to get feathers.
The better the arrow, the more it will inflict damage. You will
require a better bow to fire better arrows.
Note: All arrow making experience includes shaft and
You need to have tourist trap quest completed.
To make darts you only have to add feathers to dart head. First buy or smith some dart heads that can be made only by member smiths. Feathers can either be bought from fishing shop in Port Port Sarim or kill chickens to get feathers.
Overall they are much easier/faster to make than arrows as you need one step less (no need to cut logs and make shafts)
The better the dart, the more it will inflict damage.