Forum:Skill from whacking things with a bow?

From NetHackWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Would I get credit toward the bow skill from hitting monsters with my bow? I’ve realized that a lot of creatures in the first few levels aren’t worth the arrows, but I still want to achieve expert skill in Bow as early as possible.--Erima (talk) 19:21, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

The page for bow recommends not using the bow as a blunt weapon. Does it recommend this for want of a better way of handling the weapon (firing projectiles), or because, even as a last resort, it would still qualify as wielding an object with no damage dice? --FJH (talk) 04:09, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

You do not receive skill points for bashing monsters with a bow/crossbow. The wiki recommends not hitting monsters with your bow because you'd probably do better damage unarmed, let alone with a real weapon. Finding an uncursed dagger isn't hard, and training dagger is usually useful to complement bows. -- Qazmlpok (talk) 14:12, 11 October 2012 (UTC)