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Disambig icon.png This article is about the type of weapon. For the specific weapon item sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Longbow (item).


Ithas Longbow concept art.jpg

Longbow concept art.

The longbow is a type of a two-handed weapon that is known for its long-range projectiles, wide area of effect skills and strong control skills to keep foes away.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Dragonhunter icon small.png Dragonhunter

1 Puncture Shot.png Puncture Shot 0.75¾ Fire an arrow that pierces enemies. If the arrow hits a second target, all enemies struck are crippled.
2 True Shot.png True Shot 0.75¾ 4 Charge up energy, creating a powerful attack that pierces through enemies.
3 Deflecting Shot.png Deflecting Shot 0.75¾ 10 Fire a missile that knocks back enemies and blocks missiles.
4 Symbol of Energy.png Symbol of Energy 0.5½ 12 Symbol. Fire a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact to burn targets and sear a symbol of energy into the ground.
5 Hunter's Ward.png Hunter's Ward 1 20 Form your arrows into a barrier, and deal damage at the location.

Warrior icon small.png Warrior

1 Dual Shot.png Dual Shot 0.75¾ Shoot a pair of arrows at your foe.
2 Fan of Fire.png Fan of Fire 0.25¼ 5 Fire a spread of three flaming arrows, burning foes.
3 Arcing Arrow.png Arcing Arrow 0.75¾ 1 Shoot a slow, arcing arrow that explodes on impact.
4 Smoldering Arrow.png Smoldering Arrow 0.25¼ 0.5½ Shoot an arrow that explodes on impact, blinding foes.
5 Pin Down.png Pin Down 0.75¾ 20 Fire an arrow that bleeds and immobilizes your target.
F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngCombustive Shot.png Combustive Shot 0.75¾ 8 Burst. Ignite target area, burning nearby foes. Effect increases with adrenaline level.

Berserker icon small.png Berserker

F1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngScorched Earth.png Scorched Earth 0.5½ 5 Primal Burst. Fire a burning shot into the ground that creates a trail of flaming destruction.

Ranger icon small.png Ranger

1 Long Range Shot.png Long Range Shot 0.75¾ Shoot your foe from long range. The farther the arrow flies, the more damage it does.
2 Rapid Fire.png Rapid Fire 20.5½ 10 Fire multiple arrows at your foe.
3 Hunter's Shot.png Hunter's Shot 12 Fire an arrow that grants you stealth when it hits an enemy. Your pet gains swiftness.
4 Point-Blank Shot.png Point-Blank Shot 0.5½ 15 Push back your foe with a point-blank shot. The closer they are, the farther it pushes them back.
5 Barrage.png Barrage 20.25¼ 20 Barrage the target area with a hail of arrows that cripple.

Untamed icon small.png Untamed

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngMultishot.png Multishot 0.75¾ Unleashed Ambush. Fire arrows at your target and other enemies near your target. Striking an enemy reduces the recharge of other longbow skills.

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

Related achievements[edit]


  • Originally Longbow was known as Bow.

See also[edit]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Longbow.