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The Throwing skill denotes how accurate and powerful your character is with thrown weapons. It crosstrains with the Slings skill.


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0 -1 0 -1 -1 -2 -1 N/A 0 -1 -1 8 -1 0 1 0 0 -2 -1 0 0 -3 0 0 -1 -2 -1


The following weapons use the Throwing skill:

Anything not listed above can still be thrown, but it is usually useless to do so, as it will do little to no damage.

See Also


  • In 0.24, blowguns were removed, tomahawks were replaced with boomerangs, and needles were replaced with new darts.
  • In 0.18, throwing speed was changed to work like weapons do, making it somewhat slower. The effect of poisoned needles was tied to the Throwing skill.
  • In 0.17, many species got their Throwing aptitude decreased. Heavy armour stopped penalizing the throwing speed.
  • In 0.15, ranged combat was changed to work more like melee combat, making throwing more viable option. Also, darts were removed.
  • In 0.14, tomahawks were added. Spears, daggers, clubs, and hand axes stopped functioning as throwing weapons.
  • In 0.8, Evaporate stopped using the Throwing skill.
  • In 0.6, blowguns started using the Throwing skill instead of the Darts skill.
  • In 0.3, javelins and throwing nets were added.
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