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The Longbow is a long-ranged weapon from Tinker's Construct.

Function

A longbow acts and is used similarly to the Shortbow. However, the longbow takes more time to pull back, and works better (shoots further, more accurately and is more damaging) with "heavier" Arrows than with "light" ones, while the shortbow acts just the opposite, with "lighter" arrows working better. This ability allows the longbow to shoot longer shots that do more damage, since most of the time heavier materials (Manyullyn, Steel, Cobalt) tend to do more harm. As an added bonus, longbow shots have some armor piercing ability, making for a "long range rapier". With the added damage, armor piercing, and longer range, many players use the longbow as a "sniper rifle" of sorts.

Damage chart tested on unarmed Skeletons, spawned creatively.

MATERIAL ATTACK DAMAGE ARROW TYPE DRAW
Wood 8 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Stone 1.5 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Iron 14 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Flint 1.5 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Cactus 8 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Bone 8 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Obsidian 1.5 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Netherrack 1.5 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Slime 10 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Paper 1.5 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Cobalt 14 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Ardite 14 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Manyullyn 14 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Copper 12.5 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Bronze 13 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Alumite 13 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Steel 14 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Bl. Slime 10 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full
Pig Iron 13.5 Flint Arrowhead, Feather Fletching Full

Creation

The Longbow is made in a Tool Forge with two bow limbs, a large plate, and a bowstring.

LongbowCreation

Creating a Longbow

Arrow Drop Compared to other bows

This was Recorded With a All wood bows and Flint Arrows Here's the Amount the Arrows fell tested on a 9x9 target from 25 blocks

Wood Longbow: Arrows fell 1 block from Center

Wood Shortbow: Arrows fell 3 blocks From Center

Vanilla Bow: Arrows Fell 3 blocks From Center

Note: The Longbow is somewhat erratic unless you hold for one second at least. Also, you want the heaviest arrows for the longbow.

Note: Light arrows work well with the short bow.

Affecting Traits:

The only purpose of the large plate is to change the final durability of the bow.

The left limb determines the base of the bow, and the right acts similar to a handle, affecting the draw speed and the arrow speed.

The bowstring has an effect, but only the default bowstring is available in vanilla TiC. The Natura mod's Flamestring can be used to craft another type of Bowstring.

Wooden Longbow Pullback

Pulling back a Wooden Longbow

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