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A Crystal Bow is a possible reward from completing the Roving Elves quest.
Additionally, a new Crystal Bow may be purchased from Islwyn for a static price of 900,000 coins.
Ilfeen, secluded deep in Isafdar, can also be paid to re-enchant Crystal Weapon Seeds into Crystal Bows. The price this costs is initially 900,000 coins, dropping linearly to 180k permanently upon the fifth re-enchanted seed.
Where is Islwyn? (Buy New)
Islwyn can be found travelling with Eluned, south of the western entrance of Lletya.
Upon completion of Song of the Elves, Islwyn will move to reside in south-east Prifddinas near the bank.
After Song of the Elves, an even scout will replace Islwyn and Eluned at the former location, and will be functionally identical for purchasing Crystal Bows.
No matter your quest state, it will cost 900k coins to buy a Crystal Bow in this way.
If Islwyn or her elven scout replacement is not there, simply hop worlds to find her.
Where is Ilfeen? (Re-enchant Crystal Weapon Seeds)
Ilfeen is located west of Lletya in Isafdar.
And since you must cross agility obstacles and traps to get to her, you need at least level 56 Agility to navigate to her.
To receive a Crystal Bow from Ilfeen, you need to provide a Crystal Weapon Seed and 900,000 coins.
However, this price will reduce from 900,000 → 720,000 → 540,000 → 360,000 → 180,000 coins after five re-enchantments, stabilizing at a price of 180,000 coins from thereon.
Upon completion of Song of the Elves, Ilfeen will move to reside in west Prifddinas near the house portal.
After Song of the Elves, an elven scout will replace Ilfeen at the former location, and will be functionally identical for re-enchanting Crystal Bows.
If Ilfeen or her elven scout replacement is not there, simply hop worlds to find her.
Crystal Bow Uses in OSRS
A Crystal Bow requires level 50 Agility and 70 Ranged to equip, and serves as a high-accuracy charged based item that does not require ammunition.
The Crystal Bow holds 2,500 shots, and will revert back into a Crystal Weapon Seed after reaching the shot limit.
From there it can be re-enchanted at Ilfeen to create a new one.
This is a 5-tick attack weapon, making it one tick faster than a crossbow and one tick slower than a scimitar, for reference.
All in all, it’s a fairly decent weapon – but uncommonly used due to charge requirements and slow attack speed.
The best part about this weapon is its long attack range (10 squares) and high ranged accuracy (+100).
Note: A Crystal Bow is required to complete the Western Hard Provinces Diary, as well as a Master Emote Clue step and a Falo the Bard step.
Crystal Armor Set Usage
Upon the player’s self-creation and equipping of the Crystal Armor set (Crystal body, Crystal helm, Crystal Legs), the Crystal Bow increases in PVM viability due to set effects.
While equipping the Crystal Armor set, the Crystal Bow is provided an additional 15% damage increase and a 30% accuracy bonus.
Common usages for this set are Abyssal Sire, Zulrah, and more.
As the Bow of Faerdhinen is simply a better alternative to the Crystal Bow that benefits from the same set effect, consider using it instead.