Twisted bow
Twisted bow
Release date 5 January 2017 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 54,000 coins
Low Alch 36,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 1,093,450,085 coins (info)
Buy limit Unknown
Weight 1.8 kg
A mystical bow carved from the twisted remains of the Great Olm.
Twisted bow detail

The Twisted bow is a reward from the Chambers of Xeric that requires a Ranged level of 75 to wield. It can fire any type of arrow, including dragon arrows. The Twisted bow is extremely valuable due to its unmatched power against bosses with a high magic level, such as Dagannoth Prime.

Hover over image for type Twisted bow equipped
Attack-icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+0 +0 +0 +0 +70
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 +20 0% +4
Monster attack speed 4

Passive effectEdit

Unlike other bows that have a set strength, the twisted bow functions differently: the higher the target's Magic level is, the higher the bow's accuracy and damage.

The accuracy modifier is 140 + \frac{3 Magic - 10}{100} - \frac{(\frac{3 Magic}{10} - 100) ^2}{100}, with the cap at 140.

The damage modifier is 250 + \frac{3 Magic - 14}{100} - \frac{(\frac{3 Magic}{10} - 140) ^2}{100}, with the cap at 250 outside the Chambers of Xeric, and 350 within.

The following graph shows the buff % at different Magic levels, with the damage capped at level 250 (excluding NPCs found within the Chambers of Xeric):

Chambers of Xeric (10)

Therefore, the maximum hit with the twisted bow outside of the Chambers of Xeric is 83 with Dragon arrows and 99 Ranged, when using all damage boosting items and effects (Ranging potion, Rigour, Necklace of anguish, and imbued Slayer helmet).

The twisted bow is commonly used against bosses and strong monsters that use highly accurate and powerful magic attacks, such as Commander Zilyana, Brutal black dragons, Chaos Elemental, or the mages and Jads in Inferno and Fight Caves. In addition, some bosses have exceptionally high magic levels despite not using it as a combat style, so it is just as deadly against them.

However, against monsters that have a lower magic level, the twisted bow's damage and accuracy outputs become very unstable, with its damage output being significantly worse than a toxic blowpipe. This also applies to other players in PvP situations.

Combat stylesEdit

CombatStyles bow 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


  • The Twisted bow used to have a damage modifier cap of 350, though it was capped to 250 on 19 January 2017 due it dealing massive damage against bosses such as Commander Zilyana.
  • As a result of the twisted bow's introduction, General Graardor's magic level and magic defence bonus were adjusted as the bow originally outperformed other high-end weapons against him.
  • The Twisted bow is similar in function to the Hexhunter bow in RuneScape 3.