- 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 has less power and range than the longbow 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 905–1,000.
 Skills by profession
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|1||Crossfire||½||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.|
|Surprise Shot||Stealth Attack||¼||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.|
|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.|
|5||Infiltrator's Arrow||6||Fire an arrow and shadowstep to the target area, blinding nearby foes.|
 Traits by profession
- Quick Draw - Shortbow and longbow skills recharge 20% faster.
- Piercing Arrows - All arrow attacks pierce targets.