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Javelins are a type of Ranged ammunition used by light and heavy ballistae. Javelins can be fletched by combining javelin heads with javelin shafts, requiring a minimum of 3 Fletching.

Most javelins can also be obtained by buying them from the Ranging Guild, the Void Knight Archery Store, or from Oobapohk's Javelin Store after completion of Monkey Madness II. Amethyst and Dragon javelins cannot be found in any store.

Javelins are not attracted by Ava's devices and will always break upon hitting a target.

Type Ranged Strength Fletching level Experience (per 15) GE Price
Bronze javelin.png Bronze +25 3 15 3
Iron javelin.png Iron +42 17 30 3
Steel javelin.png Steel +64 32 75 6
Mithril javelin.png Mithril +85 47 120 15
Adamant javelin.png Adamant +107 62 150 61
Rune javelin.png Rune +124 77 186 175
Amethyst javelin.png Amethyst +135 84 202.5 480
Dragon javelin.png Dragon +150 92 225 897


  • Before the release of Monkey Madness II, javelins were a type of equippable thrown ranged weapon, and had the highest attack range and damage but the lowest attack speed of all thrown weapon types. In addition, they could not be fletched, making them relatively rare, as the NPCs that drop javelins dropped them in small amounts.
  • Their stats were also much weaker before their conversion to an ammunution slot item, as seen below:
Type Ranged Attack Ranged Strength
Bronze javelin.png Bronze +5 +6
Iron javelin.png Iron +8 +10
Steel javelin.png Steel +12 +12
Mithril javelin.png Mithril +17 +18
Adamant javelin.png Adamant +24 +28
Rune javelin.png Rune +38 +42