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Bows are two-handed missile weapons which normally require arrows to be equipped to fire them up to 30 yards at a rate of 18.75 yards per second. They occupy 2x3 or 2x4 inventory or stash spaces when not equipped:

Size
2x3 2x4
  • Short Bow
  • Hunter's Bow
  • Composite Bow
  • Short Battle Bow
  • Short War Bow
  • Long Bow
  • Long Battle Bow
  • Long War Bow
  • Edge Bow
  • Razor Bow
  • Double Bow
  • Short Siege Bow
  • Rune Bow
  • Cedar Bow
  • Large Siege Bow
  • Gothic Bow

Bows have 100 Dexterity bonus when calculating attack damage, so % Damage = Dexterity.

Bows have no range adder when used as melee weapons by a Werewolf or Werebear.

Normal[edit]

Bow QLvl Required Two-Hand Damage Max sockets at ILvl WS
Lvl Str Dex Min Max Avg < 26 26-40 > 40
Short Bow 1 15 1 4 2.5 3 3 3 5
Hunter's Bow 5 28 2 6 4 3 4 4 -10
Long Bow 8 22 19 3 10 6.5 3 4 5 0
Composite Bow 12 25 35 4 8 6 3 4 4 -10
Short Battle Bow 18 30 40 5 11 8 3 4 5 0
Long Battle Bow 23 40 50 3 18 10.5 3 4 6 10
Short War Bow 27 35 55 6 14 10 3 4 5 0
Long War Bow 31 50 65 3 23 13 3 4 6 10

Exceptional[edit]

Bow QLvl Required Two-Hand Damage Max sockets at ILvl WS
Lvl Str Dex Min Max Avg < 26 26-40 > 40
Edge Bow 30 18 25 43 6 19 12.5 3 3 3 5
Razor Bow 33 21 25 62 8 22 15 3 4 4 -10
Cedar Bow 35 23 53 49 10 29 19.5 3 4 5 0
Double Bow 39 25 58 73 11 26 18.5 3 4 4 -10
Short Siege Bow 43 25 65 80 13 30 21.5 3 4 5 0
Large Siege Bow 46 25 80 95 10 42 26 3 4 6 10
Rune Bow 49 25 73 103 14 35 24.5 3 4 5 0
Gothic Bow 52 25 95 118 10 50 30 3 4 6 10

Affixes[edit]

Maximum Required Level (RLvl) for any magic or rare bow is 52 (maximum Affix Level (ALvL) 70).

The maximum bonuses available for magic and rare bows are summarized below. There are 10 prefix groups:

Prefix Group Bonus(es) Min Max Alvl RLvl Freq
Merciless 105 Enhanced Damage 81% 100% 32 24 6
Meteoric 110 Attack Rating 121 150 27 20 5
King's 111 Attack Rating 121 150 56 48 5
Enhanced Damage 81% 100%
Serpent's 115 Mana 11 20 37 27 2
Cobalt 117 Cold Resist 21% 30% 55 41 2
Garnet 118 Fire Resist 21% 30% 55 41 1
Coral 119 Lightning Resist 21% 30% 55 41 1
Jade 120 Poison Resist 21% 30% 55 41 1
Triumphant 121 Mana After Each Kill 1 1 3 2 4
Valkyrie's 125 Amazon Skill Levels 2 2 50 42 2

There are 13 suffix groups:

Suffix Group Bonus(es) Min Max Alvl RLvl Freq
of Alacrity 7 Increased Attack Speed 20 20 25 17 6
of the Glacier 10 Cold Damage (2-4) (4-15) 27 20 3
Cold Length (Seconds) 4 4
of Burning 12 Fire Damage (5-9) (10-20) 25 18 3
of Thunder 13 Lightning Damage 1 (17-40) 25 18 3
of Slaughter 14 Maximum Damage 15 20 25 18 5
of Performance 15 Minimum Damage 9 14 48 40 5
of Pestilence 16 Poison Damage (1/256 per Frame) 103 103 25 18 3
Poison Length (Frames) 125 125
of Perfection 17 Dexterity 16 20 59 51 3
of Regeneration 19 Replenish Life 3 5 70 52 4
of the Sun 25 Light Radius 5 5 17 12 1
Bonus to Attack Rating 5% 5%
of the Leech 27 Life Stolen per hit 4% 5% 6 4 7
of the Bat 28 Mana Stolen per hit 4% 5% 7 4 7
of Simplicity 30 Requirements -30% -30% 25 18 2

Prefixes[edit]

Prefix Group Bonus(es) Min Max Alvl RLvl Freq
Jagged 105 Enhanced Damage 10% 20% 1 1 9
Deadly 21% 30% 5 3 9
Vicious 31% 40% 8 6 8
Brutal 41% 50% 14 10 8
Massive 51% 65% 20 15 7
Savage 66% 80% 26 19 7
Merciless 81% 100% 32 24 6
Bronze 110 Attack Rating 10 20 1 1 8
Iron 21 40 4 3 8
Steel 41 60 8 6 7
Silver 61 80 12 9 7
Gold 81 100 17 12 6
Platinum 101 120 22 16 6
Meteoric 121 150 27 20 5
Sharp 111 Attack Rating 10 20 5 3 9
Enhanced Damage 10% 20%
Fine Attack Rating 21 40 12 9 9
Enhanced Damage 21% 30%
Warrior's Attack Rating 41 60 19 13 8
Enhanced Damage 31% 40%
Soldier's Attack Rating 61 80 27 19 8
Enhanced Damage 41% 50%
Knight's Attack Rating 81 100 38 30 7
Enhanced Damage 51% 65%
Lord's Attack Rating 101 120 47 39 6
Enhanced Damage 66% 80%
King's Attack Rating 121 150 56 48 5
Enhanced Damage 81% 100%
Serpent's 115 Mana 11 20 37 27 2
Azure 117 Cold Resist 5% 10% 5 3 2
Lapis 11% 20% 35 26 2
Cobalt 21% 30% 55 41 2
Crimson 118 Fire Resist 5% 10% 5 3 4
Russet 11% 20% 35 26 1
Garnet 21% 30% 55 41 1
Tangerine 119 Lightning Resist 5% 10% 5 3 4
Ocher 11% 20% 35 26 1
Coral 21% 30% 55 41 1
Beryl 120 Poison Resist 5% 10% 5 3 4
Viridian 11% 20% 35 26 1
Jade 21% 30% 55 41 1
Triumphant 121 Mana After Each Kill 1 1 3 2 4
Maiden's 125 Amazon Skill Levels 1 1 30 22 4
Valkyrie's 2 2 50 42 2

Suffixes[edit]

Suffix Group Bonus(es) Min Max Alvl RLvl Freq
of Readiness 7 Increased Attack Speed 10 10 5 3 6
of Alacrity 20 20 25 17 6
of Frost 10 Cold Damage 1 1 1-3 1 4
Cold Length (Seconds) 1 1
Cold Damage 1 (1-2) 4 3 5
Cold Length (Seconds) 2 2
of the Glacier Cold Damage (2-4) (4-15) 27 20 3
Cold Length (Seconds) 4 4
of Flame 12 Fire Damage 1 2 1-3 1 4
1 (2-5) 4 3 5
of Fire (1-4) (6-11) 15 11 4
of Burning (5-9) (10-20) 25 18 3
of Shock 13 Lightning Damage 1 3 1-3 1 4
1 (6-8) 4 3 5
of Lightning 1 (9-16) 15 11 4
of Thunder 1 (17-40) 25 18 3
of Craftsmanship 14 Maximum Damage 1 1 1 1 8
of Quality 2 2 4 3 8
of Maiming 3 4 7 5 7
of Slaying 5 7 11 8 7
of Gore 8 10 14 10 6
of Carnage 11 14 19 14 6
of Slaughter 15 20 25 18 5
of Worth 15 Minimum Damage 1 2 1 1 8
of Measure 3 4 12 9 7
of Excellence 5 8 24 18 6
of Performance 9 14 48 40 5
of Blight 16 Poison Damage (1/256 per Frame) 8 8 1-4 1 4
Poison Length (Frames) 50 50
Poison Damage (1/256 per Frame) 24 24 5 3 5
Poison Length (Frames) 75 75
of Venom Poison Damage (1/256 per Frame) 54 54 15 11 4
Poison Length (Frames) 100 100
of Pestilence Poison Damage (1/256 per Frame) 103 103 25 18 3
Poison Length (Frames) 125 125
of Dexterity 17 Dexterity 1 2 1 1 4
of Skill 3 5 11 8 3
of Accuracy 6 9 27 20 3
of Precision 10 15 43 35 3
of Perfection 16 20 59 51 3
of Regeneration 19 Replenish Life 3 5 70 52 4
of Radiance 25 Light Radius 3 3 15 11 1
Attack Rating 30 30
of the Sun Light Radius 5 5 17 12 1
Bonus to Attack Rating 5% 5%
of the Leech 27 Life Stolen per hit 4% 5% 6 4 7
of the Bat 28 Mana Stolen per hit 4% 5% 7 4 7
of Ease 30 Requirements -20% -20% 15 11 3
of Simplicity -30% -30% 25 18 2