For information on training this skill, see Ranged training.
Ranged is a skill in RuneScape Classic that is levelled by shooting ammo at monsters or other players. You get no Hits experience when ranging so the total ranged experience per kill comes from the monsters base experience plus the experience you would normally get in Hits. Using ranged, players can attack enemies from a distance but ranged cannot be used in combat.
Bows are made using the fletching skill and are two-handed.
Like bows, the crossbow fires ammo but instead of arrows, it shoots bolts. There are only two crossbows in RuneScape Classic, only one of which can be purchased at the Varrock archery shop. The other is the Phoenix crossbow, which can only be received from the Shield of Arrav quest, through trade with other players, or from a general store, if someone has recently sold one there. There is no known stat difference between these crossbows.
Players cannot wield arrows. Having the arrows in the inventory while wielding a bow will allow the arrows to be fired. The higher levelled the arrows, the more damage they inflict against opponents. If a player has different arrow types, the higher type arrows will be used first. Arrows are slightly stronger than darts but weaker than throwing knives and spears.
|Oyster pearl bolts||Crossbow|
Darts are one-handed weapons made using the smithing and fletching skills after completing the Tourist Trap quest The higher level the dart, the more damage it will inflict against opponents. Darts are slightly weaker than arrows.
|Bronze Throwing Dart||1|
|Iron Throwing Dart||1|
|Steel Throwing Dart||5|
|Mithril Throwing Dart||15|
|Adamant Throwing Dart||25|
|Rune Throwing Dart||35|
All throwing knives except Black can be made using the smithing skill. Throwing knives are one-handed and can also be used in melee combat. The higher level the knife, the more damage it will inflict against opponents. Throwing knives are slightly stronger than arrows.
|Bronze throwing knife||1|
|Iron throwing knife||1|
|Steel throwing knife||5|
|Black throwing knife**||1|
|Mithril throwing knife||15|
|Adamantite throwing knife||25|
|Rune throwing knife||35|
Spears can only be obtained from various monsters. Like throwing knives, they are one-handed and can be used in both melee and ranged attacks. The higher level the spear, the more damage it will inflict against opponents. Spears provide the strongest ranged attack (damage) out of all options.
* Requires the player to have the Attack level to use that metal.
** Despite normally requiring level 10; has no skill requirements to use.
Holy Water* Edit
Holy water can be made after having gotten the Book of Binding and preferably whilst not having depleted the Shallow water from the Kharazi Jungle. It is used to weaken most type of demons, just like the Silverlight. On those monsters it behaves identical to throwing knives and darts.
|Holy Water Vial||25**|
* Requires the player to have made certain progress on the Legend's Quest, see the page for quest requirements.
RuneScape Classic offers no equipment which raise the ranged bonus.
Dwarf cannon Edit
|Ranging Potion||+10% + 4 levels||Visible|
The following quests provide ranged experience:
- The first player to achieve level 99 Ranged was Snake Slava.
- Since ranged cannot be used in combat and the high level needed to make Ranging Potion, these potions are not frequently bought.