Bowcraft & Fletching

Bowcrafters can create awesome weapons that allow you to attack from a distance.

Bows and crossbows will allow you to attack from a safe distance without letting your opponent land melee hits on you. This is very important if the monster you're attacking is a big, beefy fellow who can crush your skull if he gets close.

A good companion skill for bowcrafting is Lumberjacking since it allows you to gather large numbers of logs, which you will need for raising your skill. Some bowcrafters will collect many feathers and shafts, then create a bunch of arrows at once without taking the time to pay attention to the details. However, the best way to raise your skill would be to create shafts, arrows and bolts one at a time, taking care to pore over the detail.

  Item Resources Min. Skill % at GM Exceptional %
           
  Materials        
 Kindling 1 Board or Log 0 100 N/A
 Shaft 1 Board or Log 0 100 N/A
  Ammunition        
 Arrow 1 Shaft
1 Feather
0 100 N/A
 Crossbow Bolt 1 Shaft
1 Feather
0 100 N/A
  Weapons        
 Crossbow 7 Boards or Logs 60 100 55
 Bow 7 Boards or Logs 30 100 87.7
 Heavy Crossbow 10 Boards or Logs 80 66.5 33.2
  **Magic Bows        
Elven Bow Elven Bow 7 Oak Boards or Logs 89.5 56.1 26.4
Black Widow Black Widow 50 Boards or Logs
18 Blackrock Ingots
3 Rope
1 Diseased Bark
95 Bowcraft
100 BS
100 Tink
100 Tactics
80 Poisoning
65.2 32.4
Chu Ko Nu 40 Boards or Logs
60 Gold Ingots
4 Iron Ingots
20 Amethyst
2 Rope
1 Dead Wood
95 Bowcraft
100 BS
100 Tink
100 Tactics
70.2 35.6

**Hold your cursor over the image to view the weapons' bonuses.