Short bow

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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Short Bow (weapon).
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The short bow is a two-handed weapon that weapon that can be wielded by Rangers and Thieves. Compared to a longbow it has less power and range but a higher rate of fire.[1] They can be crafted by a huntsman. Shortbows are effective from close-range to mid-range. Shortbows weapon skills focus on applying conditions on foes. The maximum damage range for shortbows is 950–1,050.

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

1
Crossfire.png
 Crossfire
Fire an arrow. Bleed your target if you hit them from behind or from the side.
2
Poison Volley.png
 Poison Volley
0.25¼ 9 Fire a spread of five poison arrows.
3
Quick Shot.png
 Quick Shot
0.25¼ 9 Fire a quick shot in an evasive retreat. Gain swiftness if the shot hits. This can be used while retreating.
4
Crippling Shot.png
 Crippling Shot
12 Fire an arrow that cripples your target. Your pet's next three attacks inflict bleeding.
5
Concussion Shot.png
 Concussion Shot
0.25¼ 25 Daze your foe with an arrow. Stun them if you hit from behind or from the side.
Skill Type Activation.png Initiative.png Description

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

1
Trick Shot.png
 Trick Shot
0.25¼ Bounce an arrow between multiple nearby foes.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Surprise Shot.png
 Surprise Shot
Stealth Attack 0.25¼ Shoot an arrow that immobilizes your foe.
2
Cluster Bomb.png
 Cluster Bomb
0.5½ Fire a cluster bomb at target area. Detonate in midair for multiple explosions.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Detonate Cluster.png
 Detonate Cluster
1 Detonate your cluster bomb in midair.
3
Disabling Shot (thief shortbow skill).png
 Disabling Shot
0.25¼ Do an evasive leap away from your foe while firing a crippling shot.
4
Choking Gas.png
 Choking Gas
0.5½ Fire an arrow that fills the target area with a poisonous cloud.
5
Infiltrator's Arrow.png
 Infiltrator's Arrow
Fire an arrow and shadowstep to the target area, blinding nearby foes.

Traits by profession[edit]

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger[edit]

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief[edit]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Forum post, Emily Diehl, Guild Wars 2 Guru