Each bow consists of:
- Bow Staff (Hickory, Elm, Ashwood, Oak, Darkwood)
- String (Hemp, Twine, Silk)
- Tool (Whittling Knife or Planing Tool)
- Whittling knives can only be used on Elm or better bows
- Planing tools can only be used on Ashwood or better bows
- Tools are returned to you on combine failure, but not on success.
- One or more Bow Cams
- One cam may be used on Oak or better bows
- Two cams may be used on Darkwood bows
The base statistics on a Rough bow using hemp string of each type
Hickory: 10/50/50 (trivial ~35)
Elm: 13/51/75 (trivial ~80)
Ashwood: 16/58/100 (trivial 126)
Oak: 21/65/125 (trivial ~185)
Darkwood: 25/68/150 (trivial >202)
Each possible component included is additional modifier to the bow,
the damage and delay (but not affecting range, which is only determined
which staff you use)
Hemp: -0 / -0
Twine: -1 / -4
Silk: -2 / -8
Strings do not seem to affect bow difficulty
Whittling Knife: -1 / -4
Planing Tool: -2 / -9
These seem to only affect bow difficulty on elm and ashwood bows
respectively; I believe it works similar to arrows in that the most
difficult staff/tool determines the difficulty of the combine attempt.
making a shaped oak is no more difficult than making a rough oak.
fully tested this however, so I could be wrong.
Cams are -1 / -5
Cams give the best bonus but are also the most expensive and add
significantly to the difficulty of the bow. I recommend finding
you like and having them supply you with cams, as you can get them
significantly cheaper than store-bought in this way. These seem
add to bow difficulty, however, again, I haven't fully tested this.
A bow is named "
Whittling Knife: Carved
Planing Tool: Shaped
Hickory, Elm, Ashwood, Oak, Darkwood
The string used has no effect on the bow name.
I find I usually am only able to sell the most damaging and the
best bow of
each type--nobody seems to want one in between. These
are listed here:
Hickory + Hemp: 10/50 range 50
Hickory is an exception in that nobody wants fast hickory; the ratio
actually worse than the slower one. I usually keep a couple of these
bank to give away/sell cheap to newbies.
Elm + Hemp: 13/51 range 75
Elm + Silk + Whittling Knife: 10/39 range 75 - these sell well to
looking to improve their archery skill as they are very fast and
inexpensive. I usually keep 2-4 of these in the bank.
Ashwood + Hemp: 16/58 range 100 - these seem to be somewhat popular,
keep 2 in the bank on the chance someone wants one.
Ashwood + Silk + Planing Tool: 12/41 range 100
Oak + Hemp: 21/65 range 125
Oak + Silk + Planing Tool + Cam: 16/43 range 125
Darkwood + Hemp: 25/68 range 150
Darkwood + Silk + Planing Tool + Cam + Cam: 19/41 range 150
Created: 2003-05-14 01:33:06
Last Modified By: EQTC Editor Krazick
Last Modified on: 2003-05-14 01:33:06
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