OSRS Magic Shortbow (i) Guide


Magic Shortbow (i) Guide OSRS

The Magic Shortbow (i) is an upgraded version of the regular Magic Shortbow in the game. The Magic Shortbow (i) boasts several enhancements over its standard counterpart. Firstly, it offers a higher Ranged attack bonus of +75 compared to the regular bow's +69. Additionally, when performing its special attack, the imbued bow consumes only 50% of the special attack bar, as opposed to the regular bow's 55%.

In terms of performance, the Magic Shortbow (i) paired with Rune arrows typically outshines a Rune Crossbow equipped with Broad bolts, offering a superior damage-per-second ratio. However, when using Adamant or Broad arrows, the Magic Shortbow (i) tends to deliver lower damage-per-second compared to its crossbow counterpart.

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How to Obtain the Magic Shortbow (i)

To obtain it it is very simple, players only need to be level 50 at range and use a Magic Shortbow scroll on a normal Magic Shortbow to turn it into a Magic shortbow (i).

ItemQuantityGE Price
Magic shortbow.png Magic shortbow1Coins 10000.png 805
Magic shortbow scroll.png Magic shortbow scroll1Coins 10000.png 188,283
 Total costCoins 10000.png 189,088
Magic shortbow (i).png Magic shortbow (i)1N/A

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 Attack bonusesStab +0Slash +0Crush +0Magic +0Ranged +75
 Defence BonusesStab +0Slash +0Crush +0Magic +0Ranged +0
 OtherMelee strength +0Magic damage 0%Ranged strength +0Prayer bonus +02h slot table List

Special Attack

The Magic Shortbow (i) retains the standard Magic Shortbow's special attack, known as "Snapshot." This special attack involves firing two arrows rapidly, albeit with slightly decreased accuracy. Snapshot consumes 50% of the player's special attack energy.

A player performing the magic shortbow's special attack, Snapshot.

Contrary to the in-game tooltip, which suggests reduced accuracy, it is believed that Snapshot actually provides an accuracy boost of approximately 107 or about 43%

It's important to note that Snapshot employs a unique form of damage calculation that does not consider certain factors in determining a player's maximum Ranged hit. Specifically, it doesn't take into account the damage boost from the Slayer helmet (i) when on a slayer task, and it also does not consider offensive Prayers like Eagle Eye. While these factors do not impact the damage calculation, they still affect the accuracy of the special attack.