The short bow is a missile weapon, commonly referred to as a ranged weapon, that fires a projectile (usually a wooden arrow), and requires the ranged weapon skill to use effectively. Simple bows, such as the short bow, are primarily constructed of one material (usually wood). They consist of a single length of the material to which a bowstring is attached at each end and pulled tight.
When used in the left hand, missile weapons function normally as ranged weapons, however, in a pinch the user may switch the weapon to his or her right hand and use it as a melee weapon. When used in melee to attack or parry, the short bow acts as a quarterstaff (including AvD stats). Two-handed weapon skill is recommended for using the weapon in this manner.
This table applies to the short bow when used as a ranged weapon.
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The standard short bow has a weight of 3 lbs.
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