Short Bow

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Short Bow

Short Bow

"A simple short bow, made with skill, but using only the most primitive technologies."


Type
EquipmentWeapons
Class
Neolithic
Mode
Single-Shot
Dmg Type
Sharp
Damage
10
Warm-Up
150 ticks (2.5 secs)
Cooldown
40 ticks (0.67 secs)
Range
29 tile(s)
Accuracy
89% - 64% - 41% - 22%
Average Acc.
54%
Velocity
44 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
DPS
3.16 (1.71)



A simple weapon dropped used by primitive raiders and also sold by combat traders. Out-ranges some firearms.

Gameplay Overview

The Short Bow can be purchased for very low prices, found on enemy tribals, crafted at a Crafting Spot for 40 Wood, or you can start with 2 Short Bows in the 'Lost Tribe' scenario. The Short Bow is arguably one of the worst ranged weapons in the game: It has relatively low damage, a fairly long warmup time and poor accuracy, but it has a fairly decent range. It is significantly less powerful overall than the Great Bow.

Because of its attributes and ease of crafting, it's a great weapon to make in a 'Start with Nothing' scenario to cover the beginning part of the game, but even a Shoddy or possibly even Awful quality Pistol can outclass a Normal quality Short Bow with a much quicker warmup time and also similar or better accuracy. Therefore the Short Bow should be replaced with a better weapon ASAP and can quite easily be replaced too. The ideal range for use of the Short Bow is within 15 cells as it becomes too inaccurate for reliable use past that range, along with the standard dropoff with Shooter Accuracy.