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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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The Training bow is a beginner ranged weapon which was obtained from the ranged combat tutor located in Lumbridge, and is now available for purchase from Beefy Bill for 55 gold. Training arrows were the only arrows that can be used with this bow, and are also available from Beefy Bill for eight gold apiece. Players may only own one training bow at a time. A training bow has the same stats as a normal shortbow or longbow.

This bow was a good option for newer players because both it and the training arrows that it used were free. The ranged combat tutor gave any player a free set consisting of 25 training arrows and a training bow. However, once a set of training bow and arrows had been acquired, the player must wait at least 30 minutes before the tutor would give him/her another set. When 30 minutes have expired, the tutor could have given the player more arrows, but she would only give out another bow if the previous one was lost or destroyed. Some players took advantage of this and would drop one bow then ask for another so that they could get two and keep one in their bank in case they died.

The training bow was removed with the release of the new tutorial: Unstable foundations, on 27 September 2009, but was re-released on 13 October of the same year.

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a player wielding a Training bow.
a player wielding a Training bow.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 0 +8
  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 ?
Speed: File:speed4.gif


  • This bow can be used in the members skill of Barbarian Training by firelighting.
  • The colour resembles that of a blurite crossbow.
  • This bow is popular among skillers, as it looks similar to the magic shortbow.
  • When the bow was made available again after being made temporarily discontinued, players who attempted to drop it found a Destroy message saying that you may claim it back from the Ranged tutor even though she does not give them out any more. The Training arrows, Training sword and Training shield also suffered this bug. This has been fixed and it now drops onto the floor properly.
  • The bow is wielded without any arrows by skillers, to stop them from gaining exp in the case of them misclicking an attackable NPC.

This article uses material from the "Training bow" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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