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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.
It improves your effectiveness with ranged weaponry, such as bows and javelins (Slay+4).

Archery is an ego found only on gloves, which enhances your ability to fight with ranged weapons: you receive a +4 slaying bonus when using throwing weapons, bows, crossbows, or slings.


Slaying bonuses are always desirable, but not all characters wind up using ranged weapons. If ranged weapons are your primary form of attack, these are an extremely welcome find. Spellcasters will likely prefer gloves of strength or dexterity (or a nice artefact), while melee fighters (who aren't using Throwing) might find them unnecessary.


  • This ego was replaced with Hurling in 0.28.
  • Prior to 0.15, archery gave +5 to accuracy and +3 to damage, at the cost of -1 slaying in melee.
  • Prior to 0.14, archery was only found on the bracers of archery, a now-obsolete form of hand-slot armour.