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Name footbow
Appearance warped bow
Damage vs. small 1d2
Damage vs. large 1d2
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill bow
Size one-handed
Base price 60 zm
Weight 60
Material bone

A footbow is a type of launcher weapon that appears in SpliceHack and Hack'EM. It is a bow designed for use with arrows, and appears as a warped bow when unidentified.


Footbows do not generate randomly.

In SpliceHack and Hack'EM, footbows can generate in junk shops.

Marrashi are guaranteed to start with a footbow and a selection of different arrows, including one arrow that is poisoned. Marrashi also get a multishot bonus when shooting arrows from the footbow.


The footbow stands out as the only 1-handed bow and may be used with a shield. It also weighs twice as much as other bows.


The footbow was introduced in SpliceHack.


...A footbow is a bow used on foot, aka with the archer standing with their feet on the ground. Most bows are indeed used this way today. In the past, however, in various cultures, specifically those of the Eurasian steppe, most bows were utilized while on horseback.

Encyclopedia entry

The samurai is highly trained with a special type of bow,
the yumi. Like the ya, the yumi is made of bamboo. With
the yumi-ya, the bow and arrow, the samurai is an extremely
accurate and deadly warrior.