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[[File:Longbow_storm_bow.png]] '''''the +8 storm bow'''''
 
[[File:Longbow_storm_bow.png]] '''''the +8 storm bow'''''
  
 
+8 [[longbow]]
 
+8 [[longbow]]
  
[[Electrocution]] brand
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[[Electrocution]] brand<br>
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[[Penetration]] brand
  
 
==Desirability==
 
==Desirability==
Based solely on its base stats, the '''storm bow'''<ref>{{source ref|0.23.0|art-data.txt|650}}</ref> is an excellent weapon; a +8 longbow can inflict massive damage in the right hands. On top of that, its brand is one of the most desirable possible choices for a ranged weapon.
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Based solely on its base stats, the '''storm bow'''<ref>{{source ref|0.25.0|art-data.txt|688}}</ref> is an excellent weapon. A +8 longbow can inflict massive damage in the right hands, and the electrocution brand just adds on top of that, especially when you reach minimum delay (at a whopping 20 Bows skill, but well worth the investment). It truly shines when you can make use of its penetration effect, allowing you to blast through entire corridors of enemies at once or target distant enemies without having to resort to chewing through the front lines or using [[Portal Projectile]]. A longbow with a different brand might be more damaging to enemies that resist electricity, but the storm bow is a worthy find for any prospective archer.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
Prior to [[0.23]], the storm bow would occasionally create rain [[cloud]]s around the wielder, which could turn normal terrain into shallow [[water]] and shallow water into deep water for up to 100 turns.
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* The storm bow gained the penetration brand in [[0.24]].
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* Prior to [[0.23]], the storm bow would occasionally create rain [[cloud]]s around the wielder, which could turn normal terrain into shallow [[water]] and shallow water into deep water for up to 100 turns.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 18:36, 19 July 2020

Version 0.25: This article is up to date for the latest stable release of Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.
A longbow with the colour of dark rain clouds that fires arrows like lightning.

Longbow storm bow.png the +8 storm bow

+8 longbow

Electrocution brand
Penetration brand

Desirability

Based solely on its base stats, the storm bow[1] is an excellent weapon. A +8 longbow can inflict massive damage in the right hands, and the electrocution brand just adds on top of that, especially when you reach minimum delay (at a whopping 20 Bows skill, but well worth the investment). It truly shines when you can make use of its penetration effect, allowing you to blast through entire corridors of enemies at once or target distant enemies without having to resort to chewing through the front lines or using Portal Projectile. A longbow with a different brand might be more damaging to enemies that resist electricity, but the storm bow is a worthy find for any prospective archer.

History

  • The storm bow gained the penetration brand in 0.24.
  • Prior to 0.23, the storm bow would occasionally create rain clouds around the wielder, which could turn normal terrain into shallow water and shallow water into deep water for up to 100 turns.

References