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Shortbow
Weapons
Item value 30 GP
Weight 2 lbs.
Item code BOW05
Combat
Combat type Ranged
Proficiency Type Bows
Handing 2-handed
Range 75 feet.
Rate of fire / round 2
Ammunition Arrows
Speed 6
Minimum requirements
Strength 6
Other information
Appears in Icewind Dale and Icewind Dale II.
Not usable by Cleric, Druid, Mage, Monk, Sorcerer.
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Shortbows are ranged 2-handed weapons which require at least 6 Strength to wield them. Classes from the rogue-group and the warrior group can wield them. This type of weapon has a reach of 75 feet and attack rate of two arrows every round (6 seconds) and arrows as ammuntion.

This specific weapon has a speed factor of 6 and it weighs 2 lbs. It appears in Icewind Dale and Icewind Dale II.

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In-game descriptionEdit

Short bows were the first to be developed, although they were not called such. This is more of a default term that refers to anything which is not a long bow. Short bow staves are about 5 ' feet long on the average. As the years passed, attempts were made to increase bow ranges. Bows were either given longer staves or flexibility was increased with no change to the length. The former resulted in what is now called the long bow.

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