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Karil's crossbow.

Karil's crossbow is a ranged weapon that is part of Karil the Tainted's set of barrows equipment. Karil's crossbow is a two handed weapon, unlike other crossbows, and requires 70 Ranged to wield. As a crossbow, Karil's crossbow requires ammunition; it uses bolt racks. It is currently the only crossbow which uses bolt racks as ammunition. It is also popular while defeating TzTok-Jad. This is the only one of the Barrows weapons that does not require 70 Attack to use. Karil's crossbow is also somewhat popular among player-killers because of its ranged attack bonus being nearly that of a Rune crossbow, however with the speed and strength than a Magic shortbow, along with the fact that since the ammunition is non-retrievable, the cape slot can be switched from Ava's accumulator to a cape that provides defence bonuses.

Being part of Karil's barrows set, if Karil's crossbow is wielded along with all of the other pieces of equipment in Karil's barrows set the player receives a special attack. On successful attacks with Karil's crossbow against a player, there is a chance that it may temporarily lower that player's Agility level. This weapon cannot be made using the Fletching skill.

This weapon is weaker than the Rune crossbow in the aspect of ranged bonus, making it the second strongest crossbow in the game. It also has a much lower max hit than a rune crossbow (when said crossbow is using rune bolts), and while the speed is greater, it is typically considered a much weaker weapon than a rune crossbow. Many players are concerned about this, as Karil's crossbow is much more expensive to maintain and has a higher requirement than the rune crossbow.

This weapon can be fixed at by Bob at Bob's Axes in Lumbridge or Tindel Merchant in Port Khazard. Both can fix it at any degrade stage.

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A player wielding Karil's crossbow
A player wielding Karil's crossbow
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 0 +84
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
0 0 0 0 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
0 0 0 0
Speed: File:speed4.gif


Costs to repair
barrows equipment
NPC POH Workshop
Level 1 Smithing Level 99 Smithing
Helm 60 000 59 700 30 300
Body 90 000 89 550 45 450
Legs 80 000 79 600 40 400
Weapon 100 000 99 500 50 500
Total 330 000 328 330 166 500
The price is exactly 50% when operating a player's Smithing cape.

* - Karil's crossbow is only tradeable when undamaged or fully broken.


  • Karil's crossbow seems to be based off the real life Chu-ko-nu (諸葛弩), an ancient Chinese crossbow that used a rapid fire system.
  • Karil's crossbow appears to have originated from the Eastern Lands as its ammunition is sold by an Eastern Lander named Ak-Haranu.
  • The Chu-ko-nu's first two Chinese characters are similar to a Chinese historical character's name (諸葛亮)

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