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Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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The Yew longbow is a longbow stronger than the maple longbow that can use arrows up to rune. The yew longbow requires a Ranged level of 40 or higher to wield.

Members can make a yew longbow through the Fletching skill at level 70. First, a player must cut an unstrung yew longbow from yew logs, earning 75 Fletching experience. The unstrung bow is then strung with a bow string, for an additional 75 experience.

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A player wielding a Yew longbow.
A player wielding a Yew longbow.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 0 0 0 +47
  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:speed6.gif

Combat styles

Name Combat style Experience
Accurate Accurate Ranged
Rapid Rapid Ranged
Longrange Longrange Ranged & Defence

Money making

Yew longbows used to be one of the most popular items to cast the High Level Alchemy spell on (along with magic longbows) as players could earn gold while gaining magic experience. However, this is no longer the case and they are now unprofitable to alchemy for players who buy the materials to make the bow and the nature runes for the alchemy spell.

The yew longbow is quite profitable to alchemise if the player is self-sufficient and can cut the Yew logs required for the bow, fletch the bow, and Runecraft (or gather from monster drops) the nature runes needed for alchemy. While some players believe that the effort involved is too time-consuming, others believe it is time well spent, as valuable experience (woodcutting, fletching, runecrafting or combat, and magic) are gained at each step of the process, and the coins gained from alchemy are pure profit. A very common way to make good money is to buy nature runes and bowstrings, but cut and fletch the yew logs. Therefore considering the prices and how much you get from high alching yew longs, you can make about 200 coins per bow. However, if you do not have a good woodcutting level (75+), cutting yews will take a long time while buying takes seconds.

Profit analysis
Yew longbow Nature rune Yew logs Bowstring Net Coins Notes
High alch
High alch 768 Ignore cost Ignore cost Ignore cost 768 Ignore cost of Nature runes, Yew logs, and Bow string.
High alch 768 minus 232 minus 451 minus 216 -131 Include true cost of Nats and logs
Grand Exchange average price
GE 716 - minus 451 minus 216 49 No Nats
GE 716 plus 232 minus 451 minus 216 281 Profit from selling Yew long and a nature rune minus price of the log and bow string
GE 281- High Alch -131. The difference between High Alching and selling in the GE is 412 coins

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


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