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The light ballista is a two-handed ranged weapon that uses javelins as ammunition, requiring level 65 in Ranged to wield.

It is created by using ballista limbs on a light frame, then using the resulting incomplete light ballista on a ballista spring, and finally adding a monkey tail on an unstrung light ballista. The entire process requires level 47 in fletching, granting the player 330 experience.

The speed on accurate is one tick slower than a godsword, but when put on rapid it matches the speed of a godsword. The ballista has an attack range of 9. Longrange increases attack range by 1.

Special attack

A player performing the light ballista's special attack, Concentrated Shot.

The light ballista has a special attack, Concentrated Shot, which it shares with the heavy ballista. It performs an attack with 25% increased accuracy and damage and uses 65% of the special bar.

Combat styles

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Accurate Ranged and Hitpoints Accuracy and damage
Rapid Ranged and Hitpoints Attack speed by 1 tick
Longrange Ranged, Hitpoints and Defence Attack range by 2 squares


  • Upon release, the light ballista's Ranged Attack bonus was +75 and requiring Level 30 Ranged to wield. This was changed to +110 in an update on 1 December 2016, along with increasing its requirement to equip to 65 Ranged.

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