Elven bow

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Name elven bow
Appearance runed bow
Damage vs. small 1d2
Damage vs. large 1d2
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill bow
Size one-handed
Base price 60 zm
(+10/positive
enchant)
Weight 30
Material wood

An elven bow is a launcher for arrows. When unidentified, it is a runed bow. You should not bash monsters with it, or throw it—instead, wield it in your hands, then throw arrows (or fire them from your quiver).

For non-elven characters, an elven bow is basically the same as a regular bow. Elves, however, get the following bonuses:

  • +1 to-hit bonus when using an elven bow (in addition to their normal bow bonus)[1]
  • +1 multishot bonus when firing elven arrows from an elven bow[2]
  • +1 damage bonus when firing elven arrows from an elven bow[3]

SLASH'EM

In SLASH'EM, an non-cursed elven bow 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.[4] This bonus does not apply to dark elven bows.

References

  1. dothrow.c in NetHack 3.4.3, line 1294
  2. dothrow.c in NetHack 3.4.3, line 135
  3. uhitm.c in NetHack 3.4.3, line 668
  4. dothrow.c in SLASH'EM 0.0.7E7F2, line 175

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