Missile weapons are any weapon that uses a physical projectile to inflict damage without direct contact occurring between the user and target.
Some missile weapons have both a melee and ranged attack, permitting some versatility, albeit not without a cost against potential damage.
The following are the available missile weapon class variants:
When regarding Rune Words, "missile weapons" only applies to Bows and Crossbows. This is because javelins and potions cannot have sockets.