Short bow

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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.

Alternate Names

  • short recurve bow

Game Mechanics

This table applies to the short bow when used as a ranged weapon.

Weapon AG Cloth Leather Scale Chain Plate RT Min RT Damage Type STR/DU
AsG 1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Short bow DF .325 .225 .275 .250 .100 5 3 Puncture/Slash 35/180
AvD 20 27 26 25 24 20 18 16 14 31 27 23 19 27 21 15 9

The standard short bow has a weight of 3 lbs.

Note: To edit this table go to Template:Weapon table short bow

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