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The Bow is one of the weapon types in the game Moonlighter.

The Bow is a low damage weapon that fires an arrow straight out and only hits one target and a piercing special. The bow fires at a medium speed, but deals the least amount of damage of any weapon. Arrows can cover the span of a room, allowing for excellence boss killing. Will also back-steps slightly with each arrow.

Once the special attack is fully charged, Will can turn in any direction to fire. The arrow will curve to the left or right after firing, and only stops after hitting an obstacle or wall. As with other weapons, changing directions before the weapon is fully charged will reset the charge

As for pairing with the weapon swap trick, it pairs well with the Gloves and Swords and Shields, allowing for quick double damage arrows and long range support. It matches poorly with the spear due to having an extremely similar function.

Normal Attack:

  • Hit: The bow only has 1 attack, shooting an arrow forward while stepping back a bit.

Special Attack:

  • After a medium charging time, Will unleashes a piercing shot that does double damage and curves toward enemies. The arrow will pierce enemies and obstacles, stopping only after hitting the edge of the room.

Enchanting:

  • Each enchantment requires 3 Empowering Crystals
  • It costs 1,000 gold to enchant the Training Bow (3,000 gold total and 9 Empowering Crystals to get to "+++")
  • It costs 16,000 gold to enchant a Tier 1 weapon (48,000 gold total to get to "+++")
  • It costs 32,000 gold to enchant a Tier 2 weapon (96,000 gold total)
  • It costs 64,000 gold to enchant a Tier 3 weapon (192,000 gold total)
  • It costs 128,000 gold to enchant a Tier 4 weapon (384,000 gold total)

List of Bows[]

Icon Weapon Name Tier Damage Damage + Damage ++ Damage +++ Path Special
Training Bow.png Training Bow 0 15 20 25 30
Hunter Bow.png Hunter Bow 1 35 53 71 89 Top
Catapult Bow.png Catapult Bow 1 30 48 66 84 Bottom Stun
Natural Bow.png Natural Bow 2 105 124 143 162 Top
Poison Bow.png Poison Bow 2 77 96 115 134 Bottom Poison
Soldier Bow.png Soldier Bow 3 175 195 215 235 Top
Flamethrower Bow.png Flamethrower Bow 3 125 145 165 185 Bottom Burn
Exeter Bow.png Exeter Bow 4 300 324 348 372 Top
Lightning Bow.png Lightning Bow 4 200 224 248 272 Bottom Shock

*Nintendo Switch exclusive.

Between Dimensions DLC[]

The Between Dimensions DLC adds 5 new bows to the game. These become available to craft after defeating the boss of the Unknown Dungeon, with their recipes located below the other bows.

Icon Weapon Name Base Damage
Runic Bow.png Runic Bow 465
Runic Bow II 720
Runic Bow III 1117
Runic Bow IV 1731
Runic Bow V 2683

Nintendo Switch Exclusive[]

The Nintendo Switch port of the game includes an exclusive sword and shield set. Each upgrade level has identical stats to the top-path swords and shields of the same tier. This means that they are functionally reskins.

Icon Weapon Name Tier Base Damage Damage + Damage ++ Damage +++
Hero's Bow.png Hero's Bow 1 35 53 71 89
Hero's Bow II 2 105 124 143 162
Hero's Bow III 3 175 195 215 235
Hero's Bow IV 4 300 324 348 372

Related achievements[]

Icon Name Description
Distant Warrior.jpg Distant Warrior Craft All Bows

See also[]


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