| A curved piece of wood and string, for shooting arrows. It does good damage in combat, and a skilled user can use it to great effect.
"You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth."
-Khalil Ghibran, _The Prophet_, "On Children". 1923.
This weapon falls into the 'Bows' category. It uses arrows as ammunition. Note that while the base damage is 3, the base damage of an arrow is added to give an overall base damage of 10.
Bows are two-handed ranged weapons, capable of doing only modest damage but able to be fired rapidly even at low skill levels. A skilled bowman with a large enough stack of arrows can devastate opponents at range, but you'll likely want to upgrade this to a longbow as early as possible for a significant boost to damage with little loss of accuracy. Because wearing a shield will slow your rate of fire while using a bow, hybrid fighters should consider using powerful two-handed melee weapons. You can find enchanted bows and ammunition on centaurs throughout the game.
|Axes||Battleaxe • Broad axe • Executioner's axe • Hand axe • War axe|
|Bows||Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)|
|Crossbows||Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)|
|Maces & Flails||Club • Demon whip • Dire flail • Eveningstar • Flail • Giant club • Giant spiked club • Great mace • Mace • Morningstar • Sacred scourge • Whip|
|Long Blades||Demon blade • Double sword • Eudemon blade • Falchion • Great sword • Long sword • Scimitar • Triple sword|
|Polearms||Bardiche • Demon trident • Glaive • Halberd • Scythe • Spear • Trident • Trishula|
|Short Blades||Dagger • Quick blade • Rapier • Short sword|
|Slings||Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)|
|Staves||Lajatang • Magical staff • Quarterstaff|
|Throwing||Boomerang • Dart • Javelin • Large rock • Stone • Throwing net|