Bracers of archery

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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 It is retained for historical reference only.
Name Bracers of archery
Size to wear small, medium
Armour Class 1
Encumbrance rating +0
Maximum Enchantment +2
Grants nothing
Time to Wear 5

A pair of bracers.

These improve your skills with ranged weaponry but interfere slightly with melee combat.

Bracers of archery are a type of hand-slot armour that give a +5, +3 slaying bonus to missile combat, but a -1, -1 slaying malus to melee combat. They do not affect spellcasting. There are no unbranded bracers - all are bracers of archery and identified as such on sight.


These are obviously more useful for those who primarily use missile combat, although the melee penalty is small enough that it is generally manageable, particularly if you have other slaying bonuses.


In 0.14, these were removed. Archery became an ego, found only on gloves.