Bows are the standard ranged weapon. They are cheaper and can have larger supplies of ammunition than alternative weapons, but their accuracy and damage suffer with low proficiency. However, with high proficiency, bows may surpass the more expensive forms of ranged weaponry in many ways.
Unlike Crossbows or Thrown weapons, the aiming reticule for a bow will begin to enlarge shortly after it reaches optimal accuracy. This is due to the energy required to hold the string back. All bows can be used on horseback, and may be fired in an arc covering roughly 200 degrees. This arc starts 20 degrees to the right of your horse's head and ends 180 degrees to your left, or straight behind your horse.
List of BowsEdit
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|Weapon||Weight||Damage||Accuracy||Speed||Missile Speed||Draw||Base Value|
|Hunting Bow||1.0||15p||99||100||52||-||17||Cracked, Bent, Strong, Masterwork|
|Khergit Bow||1.3||21p||99||90||57||3||269||Cracked, Bent, Strong, Masterwork|
|Long Bow||1.8||22p||99||79||56||3||145||Cracked, Bent, Strong, Masterwork|
|Nomad Bow||1.3||20p||99||94||56||2||164||Cracked, Bent, Strong, Masterwork|
|Short Bow||1.0||18p||99||97||55||1||58||Cracked, Bent, Strong, Masterwork|
|Strong Bow||1.3||23p||99||88||58||3||437||Cracked, Bent, Masterwork|
|War Bow||1.5||25p||99||84||59||4||728||Cracked, Bent, Strong, Masterwork|
Bows require arrows in order to be used. When all ammunition is gone, the weapon can no longer fire any projectiles. Arrows automatically refill after battle. Larger bags with increased ammunition capacity (and price) are available to the player.
|Arrows||30||3.0||+1||72||Bent, Large Bag|
|Barbed Arrows||30||3.0||+2||124||Bent, Large Bag|
|Bodkin Arrows||28||3.0||+3||350||Bent, Large Bag|
|Khergit Arrows||30||3.5||+3||410||Bent, Large Bag|
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