Elven arrow

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Name elven arrow
Appearance runed arrow
Damage vs. small 1d7
Damage vs. large 1d6
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill bow
Size one-handed
Base price 2 zm
Weight 1
Material wood

An elven arrow is an arrow for use with a bow. It appears as a runed arrow when unidentified. When fired by an elven player from an elven bow, your multishot counter is increased by 1, meaning you may multishot up to one more arrow than otherwise. Being made of wood, elven arrows will not corrode or rust. They are, however, susceptible to rotting and burning attacks.


Elven arrows are generally the weapon of choice for most bow users, and when playing as an elf doubly so. Due to their relative abundance, with the high number of elven creatures that spawn in the game, and that they deal slightly more damage, elven arrows are the best choice for all but orcs and samurai.


In SLASH'EM, an non-cursed elven arrow has a 1 in 3 chance of adding an additional shot to the multishot roll, meaning a player that would normally only shoot 1 arrow will shoot d2 arrows 33% of the time, a player that would normally shoot d2 arrows will shoot d3 arrows 33% of the time, etc.[1] This bonus does not apply to dark elven arrows.