Posted 06 March 2010 - 05:31 AM
Rune crossbow for.. pretty much everything else. Broadbolts are probably the best ammo in the game in terms of cost VS usefulness and accuracy and damage. Emerald(e) for special things like metallic drags where you cant kill em fast so need to have poison hits helping you out, Ruby(e) for high hp and high armour guys ( quest bosses, gwd bosses, mith drags, kbd, kq, corp beast and the like ) with Diamond(e) as a finisher once their hp is down enough to make the blood drain spec less effective.
Even the bone/dorgeshaun crossbow + bone bolts ( cheapest range ammo you will find anywhere but still very good ) is a better choice combo than MSB + mithril arrows or weaker, let alone Zaniks cbow which is even more powerful and accurate, so the MSB is nearly obsolete once you can use it in my opinion.
Knives/darts are good on things with lowish range defense only cause their accuracy is poor.. so not bad if you are getting bloodvelds for slayer or anything else that is a big defenseless meat bag you can stick with sharp pointy things and not miss often.
Dark bow is a very niche training item, only useful for must-range high armour things like black demons and kalphite guardians, and only at mid-high range lvls. For when you need the super accuracy of the dark bow to punch through heavy armour on things that are normally resistant to range. Not on metallic dragons obviously or anything else that shoots back. And when you get higher lvls that you dont need the uber accuracy and can murder black demons easy, then the rune crossbow is better and the dbow becomes pretty useless as a training weapon.