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For a full list of items and their stats worn in the body slot, see this table.

This is a list of the armour that is generally worn by players who are using the Ranged skill. Ranged armour tends to have high Ranged attack bonuses and good Magic Defence bonuses. Ranged armour is usually made from animal hides, tanned dragonhide, or some other type of leather.

Ranged armour sets

Ranged icon.png Level Defence icon.png Level Icon Armour Degrades? Members? Other skills/requirements
1 1 (10 for Hardleather body)
Leather cowl.png
Leather armour No No None
20 1 (20 for Studded body)
Studded leather armour No No None
25 25
Frog-leather body.png
Frog-leather armour No Yes Death to the Dorgeshuun (only if buying the armour there)
30 30
Snakeskin bandana.png
Snakeskin armour No Yes None
40 40
Spined helm.png
Spined armour No Yes The Fremennik Trials
42 42
Void ranger helm.png
Void Knight equipment No Yes 850 Pest Control points plus the following:
42 Attack icon.png, Strength icon.png, Defence icon.png, Hitpoints icon.png, Ranged icon.png, Magic icon.png, and 22 Prayer icon.png
40 1 (40 for Green d'hide body)
Green d'hide body.png
Green dragonhide armour No No Dragon Slayer (to wear the Green d'hide body)
50 1 (40 for Blue d'hide body)
Blue d'hide body.png
Blue d'hide armour No Yes None
60 1 (40 for Red d'hide body)
Red d'hide body.png
Red d'hide armour No Yes None
70 1 (40 for Black d'hide body)
Black d'hide body.png
Black d'hide armour No Yes None
65 45
3rd age range coif.png
3rd age range equipment No Yes None
70 70
Karil's coif.png
Karil's armour Yes Yes None
70 70
Armadyl helmet.png
Armadyl armour No Yes None

Ranged armour pieces

Ranged icon.png Level Defence icon.png Level Range


Icon Armour Degrades? Members? Other skills/requirements
1 1 +4
Archers ring.png
Archers' ring No Yes 650,000 Nightmare Zone points only to imbue
1 1 +12
Barrows gloves.png
Barrows gloves No Yes Recipe for Disaster
30 1 +2
Ava's attractor.png
Ava's attractor No Yes Animal Magnetism
1 45 +6
Archer helm.png
Archer helm No Yes The Fremennik Trials
40 1 +8
Robin hood hat.png
Robin hood hat No Yes None
40 1 +15
Rangers' tunic.png
Rangers' tunic No Yes None
40 1 +8
Ranger boots.png
Ranger boots No Yes None
50 1 +4
Ava's accumulator.png
Ava's accumulator No Yes Animal Magnetism
1 60 +12
Odium ward.png
Odium ward No Yes None
75 75 +12
Pegasian boots.png
Pegasian boots No Yes None
75 75 +18
Twisted buckler.png
Twisted buckler No Yes None
40 1 +11
Ranger gloves.png
Ranger gloves No Yes None
1 1 +10
Book of law.png
Book of law No Yes Horror from the Deep quest
1 1 +4
Book of balance.png
Book of balance No Yes Horror from the Deep quest
70 1 +8 Ava's assembler.png Ava's assembler No Yes Dragon Slayer II

Set items


Leather armour is good for beginning rangers. They are very cheap and can also be crafted. It comes in three types:

Frog-leather armour

Frog-leather armour is only available to members. Frog-leather armour is made by the Dorgeshuun goblins. Players must have level 25 Ranged and level 25 Defence to wear this armour. This armour is bought from Reldak in Dorgesh-Kaan.


Snakeskin armour is only available to members. Snakeskin armour can be made through the Crafting skill from snakeskin, which can be obtained by killing snakes that appear in the Tai Bwo Wannai Cleanup, Temple Trekking minigames or by killing snakes at Mos Le'Harmless Island.

The whole snakeskin set is hardly worn by rangers due to the huge amount of snakeskin hides needed. However, the Snakeskin boots and bandana offer most rangers a much cheaper alternative to the highly-priced Ranger boots and Robin hood hat.


Dragonhide armour is the most popular and the recommended armour players wear when ranging. Free players can only wield green dragonhide armour, and must complete the Dragon Slayer quest to wear the body. Blue, red, and black dragonhides are only available to members. Members can also craft dragonhide armour. Trimmed and gold-trimmed versions on green and blue dragonhide armour have the same stats as normal. Trimmed versions cannot be crafted. They can only be obtained through clue scrolls.

Green dragonhide

Blue dragonhide

Red dragonhide

Black dragonhide

Blessed dragonhide

There are six types of Blessed d'hide armour, each representing the six gods - Guthix (green), Saradomin (blue), Zamorak (red), Armadyl (white), Bandos (brown), and Ancient (purple). The armour has the same stats as those of black d'hide armour except for a +1 Prayer bonus on each piece.

Treasure Trails rewards

Spined armour

Spined armour is only available for members and is Fremennik armour for rangers. Players must complete The Fremennik Trials in order to equip the body, legs, and helm. The helm, body, and chaps provide a slight Ranged attack bonus. Spined armour cannot be bought from stores and instead has to be earned from drops by the Dagannoths under Waterbirth Island.

Karil's set

Members can obtain a set of Ranged Barrows equipment, Karil the Tainted's set, as a reward from the Barrows minigame. When a player is ranging with the complete set, including Karil's crossbow, some Ranged attacks have a chance of reducing the opponent's Agility level. It requires 70 Ranged and Defence to wear.

Void Knight equipment

The Ranger helm grants the player a +10% bonus towards accuracy and a 10% increase in damage if the player is wearing the rest of the Void Knight equipment. It requires 42 Attack, Strength, Defence, Hitpoints, Ranged, and Magic along with 22 Prayer to buy (for 850 Pest Control points) and wear them.

Some players find it more effective to wear full black dragonhide armour than a full set of Void Knight armour, due to the Defence bonuses. However, those who do buy it can see a higher max hit and a higher average hit. Additionally, it classes as a hybrid set, and as such gives equal Magic, Ranged and Melee Defence, thus making it an alternative choice in minigames where hybridding is common.

Note that the armour is only range-based if you are wearing the Void ranger helm; if you are, your Ranged damage is increased by 10%.


Armadyl armour is high level Ranged armour, and it gives some of the best Defence available to rangers, and is dropped by Kree'arra and his three sergeants in the God Wars Dungeon.

3rd age

3rd age range equipment is high-level Ranged armour, and currently the second best non-degradable Ranged armour (just like its Melee and Magic counterparts). Members can obtain a set of 3rd age range armour as a very rare reward from level 3 Treasure Trails. 3rd age range armour is supposedly made from white dragonhide. It requires 65 Ranged and 45 Defence to wear.

Best F2P Ranged armour setup

Green cape.png
Amulet of power.png
Adamant arrow 5.png
Maple shortbow.png
Green d'hide body.png
Shield slot.png
Green d'hide chaps.png
Green d'hide vamb.png
Leather boots.png
Ring slot.png
Best F2P Ranged Armour
  • Since fancy boots and fighting boots have a -1 ranged attack bonus, leather boots are better.
  • There are no rings available in F2P that give any stat increases.
  • All regular capes are preferred over team capes due to the fact that capes weigh 0 kg while team capes weigh approximately 0.4 kg

Highest F2P Ranged Attack and Defence bonuses

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Coif.png Coif 0 0 0 -1 +2 +4 +6 +8 +4 +4 0 0 0% 0
Green d'hide body.png Green d'hide body 0 0 0 -15 +15 +40 +32 +45 +20 +40 0 0 0% 0
Green d'hide chaps.png Green d'hide chaps 0 0 0 -10 +8 +22 +16 +24 +8 +22 0 0 0% 0
Green d'hide vamb.png Green d'hide vamb 0 0 0 -10 +8 +3 +2 +4 +2 0 0 0 0% 0
Maple shortbow.png Maple shortbow 0 0 0 0 +29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0% 0
Amulet of power.png Amulet of power +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 +6 0 0% +1
Green cape.png Green cape 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 0 +2 0 0 0% 0
Leather boots.png Leather boots 0 0 0 0 0 0 +1 +1 0 0 0 0 0% 0
Adamant arrow 5.png Adamant arrow 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 +31 0% 0
Totals +6 +6 +6 -30 +68 +75 +64 +89 +40 +74 +6 +31 0% +1

Best P2P Ranged armour setup

Armadyl helmet.png
Ava's assembler.png
Necklace of anguish.png
Dragonstone dragon bolts (e) 5.png
Armadyl crossbow.png
Armadyl chestplate.png
Twisted buckler.png
Armadyl chainskirt.png
Barrows gloves.png
Pegasian boots.png
Archers ring (i).png
Best P2P Ranged Armour

Ranged Attack of +236 and Ranged Strength of +129.