- This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Short Bow (weapon).
The short bow is a two-handed weapon that can be wielded by Rangers, Thieves and Renegades. Compared to a longbow, it has less power and range but a higher rate of fire. They can be crafted by a huntsman. Short bows are effective from close-range to mid-range. Short bow weapon skills focus on applying conditions on foes. The maximum damage range for short bows is 950–1,050.
Skills by profession
|1||Shattershot||½||Release an arrow that shatters upon striking, inflicting bleeding on nearby foes.|
|2||Bloodbane Path||1||3||Conjure a portal through the Mists and fire barbed arrows to strike from unexpected directions at your enemy.|
|3||Sevenshot||¾||7||Conjure a focused volley of arrows to harass your foes.|
|4||Spiritcrush||¾||9||Create a debilitating zone by firing a volley of flaming arrows at an area.|
|5||Scorchrazor||¾||12||Unleash a fiery edge to ignite and knock down enemies.|
|1||Crossfire||Fire an arrow that bleeds your target. Attacks are stronger from behind or from the side.|
|2||Poison Volley||¼||8||Fire a spread of five poison arrows. Poison lasts longer if you are flanking or behind the target.|
|3||Quick Shot||¼||8||Fire a quick shot in an evasive retreat. Gain swiftness. This can be used while retreating.|
|4||Crippling Shot||12||Fire an arrow that cripples your target. If you are flanking or behind your target, immobilize them. Your pet's next three attacks inflict bleeding.|
|5||Concussion Shot||¼||25||Daze your foe with an arrow. Stun them if you hit from behind or from the side.|
|1||Trick Shot||¼||Bounce an arrow between multiple nearby foes. This attack deals increased damage to poisoned foes.|
|1||Surprise Shot||Stealth Attack||¼||1||Shoot an arrow that immobilizes your foe.|
|2||Cluster Bomb||½||3||Fire a cluster bomb at target area. Detonate in midair for multiple explosions.|
|2||Detonate Cluster||1||Detonate your cluster bomb in midair.|
|3||Disabling Shot||¼||4||Do an evasive leap away from your foe while firing a crippling shot.|
|4||Choking Gas||½||4|| Fire an arrow that fills the target area with a poisonous cloud. Foes at or above the poison threshold are dazed.|
(The same foe cannot be dazed more than once per interval.)
|5||Infiltrator's Arrow||6||Fire an arrow and shadowstep to the target area, blinding nearby foes.|
- Short Bow Proficiency - You can wield short bows.
- Heartpiercer - Your short bow skills now pierce. Bleeding you inflict deals more damage.
- Light on your Feet — Damage and condition duration is increased for a while after dodging. Short bow skills pierce, recharge faster, and their attacks from behind or by flanking are improved.