Greatbow

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Greatbow

Greatbow

A powerful greatbow. Fires a heavy arrow long distances.

Base Stats

Type
EquipmentWeapons
Tech Level
Neolithic
Class
Neolithic
Market Value
104 Silver
Mass
3 kg

Ranged Combat

Mode
Single-Shot
Damage
17 dmg (Arrow)
Armor penetration
15%
Warm-Up
120 ticks (2 secs)
Cooldown
90 ticks (1.5 secs)
Range
29.9 tile(s)
Accuracy
65% - 85% - 75% - 50%
Avg. accuracy
75.4%
Velocity
49 (m/s)
Burst Count
1 (per burst)
DPS
4.86 (3.66)
Stopping power
1.5

Melee Combat

Melee Attack 1
Limb
9 dmg (Blunt)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Attack 2 
Limb
9 dmg (Poke)
2.0 seconds cooldown
13% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
4.5
Melee Average AP
13%

Creation

Crafted At
Crafting spot/Fueled smithy/Electric smithy
Required Research
Greatbow
Skill Required
Crafting 6
Work To Make
9,000 ticks (2.5 mins)
Resources to make
Wood 60
Technical
weaponTags
Neolithic, NeolithicRangedHeavy, NeolithicRangedChief
thingSetMakerTags
RewardStandardQualitySuper


The greatbow is a moderately heavy, single-shot ranged weapon which deals a slightly higher amount of damage per shot; slightly longer time between shots; slightly longer range and high overall accuracy.

Acquisition

Great bows can be manufactured at any smithy once the greatbow research has been completed; from Wood 60 Wood and 9,000 ticks (2.5 mins) of work. A crafting level of at least 6 is required.

Great bows can also be purchased from neolithic war merchants and orbital combat suppliers, or obtained from the following raider kinds:

Raider Kind Chance Average Quality Health
Heavy Archer 42.22% Normal 50-180%
Archer Chief 93.25% Normal 100%

Analysis

Greatbows are the most powerful neolithic-tier ranged weapon, but they are rapidly outclassed by even early guns of the same quality.

The greatbow dominates the recurve bow in terms of damage and range, and handily beats all other weapons available to a New Tribe. Accuracy, especially in short-medium range, is very good, and it can stagger up to humans and megaspiders. Its armor penetration is even worse than a shortbow, but the overall damage more than makes up for it. It's worth noting that the greatbow has a longer warmup than cooldown, which is reversed for the other two.

The greatbow makes a good general purpose weapon, good in both offense and support, though is weaker at point-blank range. As a hunting weapon, it is nearly on par with a bolt-action rifle. But, as even Tribal starts will loot firearms that can match and replace it, actually researching them is mostly a waste of time. Should you find or craft a particularly high quality greatbow, it might remain competitive in the early game.

Stats

Against an unarmored human, a greatbow can kill with 3 hits to the torso, 2 hits to the head or neck, or 1 hit to the brain; cripple or destroy limbs in 2 hits; and destroy eyes and digits with a single hit. It'll generally take around 4 hits (~18.6 seconds average) to incapacitate that human from pain shock.

Quality table

Ranged

  • Quality Dam. AP Accuracy
    (Touch)
    Accuracy
    (Short)
    Accuracy
    (Medium)
    Accuracy
    (Long)
    DPS
    (Optimal)
    DPS
    (Touch)
    DPS
    (Short)
    DPS
    (Medium)
    DPS
    (Long)
    Market
    Value
    Awful Greatbow 15.3 13.5% 52% 68% 60% 40% 4.37 2.27 2.97 2.62 1.75 52 Silver
    Poor Greatbow 17 15% 59% 77% 68% 45% 4.86 2.87 3.74 3.3 2.19 78 Silver
    Normal Greatbow 17 15% 65% 85% 75% 50% 4.86 3.16 4.13 3.65 2.43 104 Silver
    Good Greatbow 17 15% 72% 94% 83% 55% 4.86 3.5 4.57 4.03 2.67 130 Silver
    Excellent Greatbow 17 15% 78% 100% 90% 60% 4.86 3.79 4.86 4.37 2.92 156 Silver
    Masterwork Greatbow 21.25 18.75% 88% 100% 100% 68% 6.08 5.35 6.08 6.08 4.13 260 Silver
    Legendary Greatbow 25.5 22.5% 98% 100% 100% 75% 7.29 7.14 7.29 7.29 5.47 520 Silver
    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
  • Melee

  • Material DPS[1] AP[1] Limb (Blunt) Limb (Poke) Value [ExpandCollapse]
    Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2] Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful Greatbow 3.6 10.4% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 50% 7.2 2s 10.4% 3.6 50% 52 Silver
    Poor Greatbow 4.05 11.7% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 50% 8.1 2s 11.7% 4.05 50% 78 Silver
    Normal Greatbow 4.5 13% 9 2s 13% 4.5 50% 9 2s 13% 4.5 50% 104 Silver
    Good Greatbow 4.95 14.3% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 50% 9.9 2s 14.3% 4.95 50% 130 Silver
    Excellent Greatbow 5.4 15.6% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 50% 10.8 2s 15.6% 5.4 50% 156 Silver
    Masterwork Greatbow 6.53 18.85% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 50% 13.05 2s 18.85% 6.53 50% 260 Silver
    Legendary Greatbow 7.43 21.45% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 50% 14.85 2s 21.45% 7.43 50% 520 Silver
    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
    1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This is the actual base average derived from the melee verb system updated in 1.1.2610, it may sometimes disagree with the listed value in the in-game infobox.
      It may also change depending on the stats and the melee verbs available to the wielder
    2. 2.0 2.1 Chance for attack to be selected, assuming only the weapon's attack verbs are considered. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder
  • Version history

    • 0.3.410 - Added
    • At some point between Beta 18 and 1.2 it was nerfed. Accuracy was decreased from Touch accuracy was changed from 93% to 65%, range was decreased from 32 to 30 and damage from 18 to 17. It was also increased in weight from 1.2 to 3.0.