- 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 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. 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
|1||Crossfire||Fire an arrow. Bleed your target if you hit them from behind or from the side.|
|2||Poison Volley||¼||9||Fire a spread of five poison arrows.|
|3||Quick Shot||¼||9||Fire a quick shot in an evasive retreat. Gain swiftness if the shot hits. This can be used while retreating.|
|4||Crippling Shot||12||Fire an arrow that cripples your target. 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.|
|1||Surprise Shot||Stealth Attack||¼||Shoot an arrow that immobilizes your foe.|
|2||Cluster Bomb||½||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||Do an evasive leap away from your foe while firing a crippling shot.|
|4||Choking Gas||½||Fire an arrow that fills the target area with a poisonous cloud.|
|5||Infiltrator's Arrow||Fire an arrow and shadowstep to the target area, blinding nearby foes.|
 Traits by profession
- Quick Draw - Reduces recharge on short bow and longbow skills.
- Piercing Arrows - All arrow attacks pierce targets.