Orcish arrow

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Name orcish arrow
Appearance crude arrow
Damage vs. small 1d5
Damage vs. large 1d6
To-hit bonus +0
Weapon skill bow
Size one-handed
Base price 2 zm
(+10/positive
enchant)
Weight 1
Material iron

An orcish arrow is an arrow for use with a bow. It appears as a crude arrow when unidentified. It is slightly less effective than a regular arrow. When fired by an orcish player from an orcish bow, your multishot counter is increased by 1, meaning you may multishot up to one more arrow than otherwise.

Strategy

Orcish arrows are often spawned poisoned, allowing a 10% instant death chance against many early game monsters. This overcomes the lower damage, though it's bad to be on the receiving end of them without poison resistance. And it's hard to come by any without having them shot at you.

Orcish rangers are in a particular position to benefit from using orcish arrows, because they begin the game with the gear necessary to multishot them and can ignore the dangers of poison in retrieving them.

These arrows are less useful to non-orcs, as they have less damage and are uncommon to find after the early game. If you are lacking in arrows, orcish arrows can at least fill the quiver slot to keep more preferable fodder from breaking in use.