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{{flavour|A piece of cloth and leather for launching stones. Does more damage when launching purpose-made projectiles, rather than rocks found on the floor. Adequate for hunting small game, like rabbits or goblins.
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{{flavour|A piece of cloth and leather for launching stones, adequate for hunting small game like rabbits or goblins. It deals more damage when launching purpose-made ammunition, rather than rocks found on the floor.
  
 
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{{crawlquote|This weapon falls into the 'Slings' category. It is a one-handed weapon.}}
 
{{crawlquote|This weapon falls into the 'Slings' category. It is a one-handed weapon.}}
  
'''Hunting slings''' are one-handed ranged weapons. They accept both [[stone]]s and [[sling bullet]]s as ammunition, but using sling bullets will increase your damage significantly. Although weaker than [[bow]]s or [[crossbow]]s, they only require one hand, making them a good secondary weapon option for characters using [[shield]]s. Most sling-users will want to upgrade to a [[greatsling]] at some point for superior damage while remaining one-handed.
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'''Hunting slings''' are one-handed ranged weapons. They accept both [[stone]]s and [[sling bullet]]s as ammunition, but using sling bullets will increase your damage significantly (9 base damage with bullets, compared to 7 with stones). Although weaker than [[bow]]s or [[crossbow]]s, they only require one hand, making them a good secondary weapon option for characters using [[shield]]s; they also have more abundant ammunition due to the ability to use both stones and sling bullets.
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While hunting slings are perfectly respectable ranged weapons for the early game, sling-users will generally want to upgrade to a [[fustibalus]] at some point for superior damage.
  
 
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==History==
 
==History==
Hunting slings were added in [[0.15]], replacing the simple [[sling]].
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Hunting slings were added in [[0.15]], replacing the simple [[sling (item)|sling]].
  
 
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[[Category:Slings]]

Latest revision as of 08:24, 4 May 2020

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Name Hunting sling
Skill Slings
Damage 7
Accuracy +2
Base delay (%) 12 (120%)
Min delay 6 at skill 12
Hands 1H
Size Little
Ranged? Yes
A piece of cloth and leather for launching stones, adequate for hunting small game like rabbits or goblins. It deals more damage when launching purpose-made ammunition, rather than rocks found on the floor.

"And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sank into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth."

-KJV Bible, 1 Samuel 17:49.

This weapon falls into the 'Slings' category. It is a one-handed weapon.

Hunting slings are one-handed ranged weapons. They accept both stones and sling bullets as ammunition, but using sling bullets will increase your damage significantly (9 base damage with bullets, compared to 7 with stones). Although weaker than bows or crossbows, they only require one hand, making them a good secondary weapon option for characters using shields; they also have more abundant ammunition due to the ability to use both stones and sling bullets.

While hunting slings are perfectly respectable ranged weapons for the early game, sling-users will generally want to upgrade to a fustibalus at some point for superior damage.

Image
Mundane Sling 1.png
Magical Sling 2.png
Artifact Sling 3.png

History

Hunting slings were added in 0.15, replacing the simple sling.

Weapons
Axes BattleaxeBroad axeExecutioner's axeHand axeWar axe
Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceMaceMorningstarSacred scourgeWhip
Long Blades Demon bladeDouble swordEudemon bladeFalchionGreat swordLong swordScimitarTriple sword
Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
Short Blades DaggerQuick bladeRapierShort sword
Slings Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing BoomerangDartJavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing net