Crafted Bow

From The Forest Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Crafted Bow
CraftedBowFarket.png
The Crafted Bow
Description
Added in
v0.05
Item type
Ranged Weapon
Obtained through
Crafted
Equipable
Yes
Upgradable
No
Throwable
No
Storage
Wall Weapon Rack
Ground Weapon Holder
Weapon Rack
Statistics
Other Effects
Strength has no effect on damage
Can perform Headshots
Speed 
N/A
Damage 
-
Block 
N/A
Range
Ranged
Max. Stack
1
Ammunition
Uses
Arrows
Bone Arrows
Poison Arrows
Fire Arrows
Modern Arrows
Max. Capacity
1


The Crafted Bow is a ranged weapon that was added in update v0.05 to The Forest.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The Crafted Bow shoots arrows, it does not have a cross hair or a zoom feature. When holding down the attack-button, the player will stretch the bow and aim the arrow forward (without a crosshair). Releasing the attack-button will fire the arrow forward. Hitting the right mouse button while the bow is stretched will release the arrow without firing it. The longer the bow is held before firing (up to a maximum), the farther the arrow will go. The trajectory of the arrow is slightly above the arrow rest on the bow. While looking downward at the bow while in hand, press R to toggle arrow type. You can also select the default arrow by combining the bow with the desired arrow type on the crafting mat.

It is important to note that aiming your bow requires a lot of practice. It is not wise to aim your shots with the center of the screen as the arrow is tilted at an angle. Instead, it is better to observe your arrow and imagine how it will fly through the air, accounting its position and gravity.

There is a small piece of wood sticking out of the right side of the bow, the arrow seems to travel close to where the end of the stick is on screen, so this may be used as a "sight."

It is possible to get headshots with arrows, which are an instant kill for all regular cannibals.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

1
IconCraftedBow.png
=
1
IconStick.png
+
1
IconCloth.png
+
1
IconRope.png
Crafted
Bow
Stick Cloth Rope
1
IconTorchUpgrade.png
=
1
IconTorch.png
+
1
IconElectricalTape.png
+
IconDownArrow.png
Flashlight
Upgrade
Flashlight Electrical
Tape
One of these
weapons
1
IconChainsaw.png
1
IconModernBow.png
1
IconCraftedBow.png
1
IconFlintlockPistol.png
Chainsaw Modern
Bow
Crafted
Bow
Flintlock
Pistol

Types of Arrows[edit | edit source]

ArrowFarket.png

Normal Arrows

5
IconArrow.png
=
1
IconStick.png
+
5
IconFeather.png
Arrows Stick Feathers
  • It is best to use these arrows when hunting animals due to cost
  • These arrows do the least amount of damage out all the arrows, though they are the cheapest to make
  • It is better to use these arrows for fire or poison arrows rather than the bone arrows as bone arrows convert to normal arrows if they are changed

BoneArrowFarket.png

Bone Arrows

5
IconBoneArrow.png
=
1
IconStick.png
+
5
IconFeather.png
+
5
IconBone.png
Bone
Arrows
Stick Feathers Bones
  • Bone arrows do 40% more damage than normal arrows
  • If Bone arrows are used to make fire or poison arrows, they will convert to normal arrows. Avoid doing this as it wastes the bones
  • Bone arrows can be collected after shot, it will say 'arrow collected' rather than 'bone arrow collected'. Though you will pick up a bone arrow

FireArrowFarket.png

Fire Arrows

5
IconFireArrow.png
=
5
IconArrow.png
+
1
IconCloth.png
+
1
IconBooze.png
Fire
Arrows
Any
Arrows
Cloth Booze
  • After combining the arrow with booze (they will appear dark red in your inventory), press and hold L to ignite the arrow
  • Shooting a cannibal with the arrow sets it on fire
  • Arrows pass through cannibals allowing you to burn several at the same time
  • The flaming arrow resting in the bow provides a source of light which doesn't go out, though the light source will make you visible to enemies
  • Fire arrows can be collected after shot, though they will turn back into normal arrows
  • Fire damage on enemies doesn't stack, wait until they are not on fire before setting them on fire again
  • Adding multiple booze and cloth to fire arrows does not increase their burn length or damage, it will waste the materials
  • Shooting a live rabbit with a fire arrow that has been lit will burn its skin off but it cooks it at the same time, allowing you to eat it straight away
  • Enemies on hard take far less fire damage, keep this in mind

PoisonArrowFarket.png

Poison Arrows

5
IconPoisonArrow.png
=
5
IconArrow.png
+
4
IconTwinberry.png
OR
4
IconSnowberries.png
OR
1
IconAmanitaMushroom.png
OR
1
IconJackMushroom.png
Poison
Arrows
Any
Arrows
Twin
Berries
Snow
Berries
Amanita
Mushroom
Jack
Mushroom
  • When an enemy is hit with a poison arrow, they will suffer a damage over time (DOT) effect - their movement and attack speed is reduced by about 20 to 25%, and it is possible that their damage output is reduced
  • Poison arrows last much longer but do less damage than fire arrows
  • Poisoned enemies will have a green tint to their skin
  • The poison effect on poisoned arrows does not stack
  • Shooting another player in game has a 100% chance of making them sick. It also adds a damage over time effect for about 20 seconds

ModernArrowFarket.png

Modern Arrows

  • These arrows must be found, they cannot be crafted
  • These arrows do the highest damage out of all the arrows
  • They can be found in yellow crates, the same ones that hold flares.
  • It is recommended by the developers that these arrows are used with the Modern Bow

Modern Bow vs Crafted Bow[edit | edit source]

This table outlines the differences between the Crafted Bow and the Modern Bow

Modern Bow Crafted Bow
Longer Range Shorter Range
Slower Fire Rate Faster Fire Rate
Hard to find Easy to make
More damage Less damage
Faster arrow speed Slower arrow speed
Slower draw time Faster draw time
Higher arrow loss chance with range Lower arrow loss chance with range
Headshots easier Headshots harder
Easier to aim Harder to aim

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v1.0 Items that cannot be crafted due to being at max capacity in inventory now show up in recipe list with an icon showing it cannot be carried

Improved placement of weapons on racks and holders!

Fixed stash lighter routine playing sfx even when lighter isn't equipped, was triggering for example when bending the bow

Fixed attaching plastic torch to weapons

v0.73 Fixed animation issues if taking heavy fall damage while aiming bow
v0.72 Fixed bow distorted on racks

Can no longer light arrows if the bow is already being aimed

Fixed animation glitch when aiming the bow while an arrow is being lit

Player can no longer cycle arrow types while the bow is drawn

v0.71 It is now possible to tape plastic torches onto the bows, the flintlock and the chainsaw
v0.70 Fixed second arrow appearing if fire button pressed immediately after releasing an arrow from the bow

Adjusted look sensitivity when using a gamepad to allow for more precise aiming with bows and other projectile weapons

v0.69 Slightly reduced damage and firing range of crafted bow

This patch adds a new modern bow. It’s hidden pretty deep in one of the cave systems. This bow will shoot longer and further than the crafted bow, and with more damage. To keep the crafted bow useful we’ve made it fire faster than the modern bow, but with shorter range and with less damage impact.

v0.67 Fixed bone arrows blurring wrongly when equipped on bow
v0.60 (Audio) Revision of bow draw sound event timing to improve sync with animation.
v0.56 Fixed bow looking distorted when placed on weapon rack
v0.55 Player no longer reaches for an arrow after firing the bow with no more arrows in backpack
v0.54 Bow and arrow improvements. Bow will now be at maximum strength when animation shows arrow fully pulled back. Slightly increased reload speed.

Fire arrows can now be lit by holding them close to a fire source while bow is drawn

v0.49 New pickup icons added for katana, bow and spears
v0.46c Fixed stick + cloth upgrade recipe not working when not owning bow
v0.42 (Multiplayer) Fixed bow not being drawn back on other players
v0.36 Fixed stashing bow while looking down leaving the toggle arrow type icon active
v0.35 Fixed setting the default arrow type to use with bow on the crafting mat

Fixed arrow combined with bow losing its bonus

v0.34 Added R to toggle arrow type while looking down with having bow equipped (you can still use crafting mat to specify which arrow type to use in advance)
v0.33 Fixed applying bow arrow bonus with crafting cog while having bow equipped

Arrow on held bow now shows arrow bonus material

v0.31 Fixed wrong model bow and arrow on crafting mat and brightened bow textures

Fixed camera being able to see down neck sometimes when using bow

v0.28 Fixed drawn bow being automatically reset after jumping
v0.25 (balance) Bow max charge duration set to 2s (was 5s before) Now, release when visually the bow looks ready and you will fire a straight shot
v0.24b Fixed arrow getting consumed on crafting mat when used with bow to set ammo type (it now properly goes back in the arrow stack)
v0.24 New upgrade recipe: Bow set ammo (1 bow + 1 arrow, none consumed, sets which arrows are used first by the bow)
v0.23 (Audio) Fixed timing and tuned levels of bow and arrow

New art added: Improved bow and arrow

v0.22 Fixes issue with lighter not working properly when having a bow on a weapon rack

Crafting arrows while having bow equipped and no arrow before now properly equips an arrow automatically

v0.18 (multiplayer) Bow damage works properly for clients now
v0.16 Better bow aiming – sight added to bow. bow tracks better with camera view when aiming up and down. Looks better now when viewed by another player
v0.15 Bow and arrow improvements! will no longer fly through enemies without damaging them. Arrows now stick in trees and other static objects correctly. Arrow pick up icon added and better positioning, and will now turn on pick up trigger when it sticks to any object
v0.10 Fire Arrows! Press L with bow equipped and at least 1 piece of cloth in inventory
v0.06b Improved Bow and arrow sound effects
v0.05 Crafted bow to the game

New craftable item added: Bow (Stick plus cloth plus rope)




Weapons
Axes Plane AxeCrafted AxeRusty AxeModern AxeClimbing Axe
Melee KatanaMacheteTennis RacketClubCrafted ClubChainsaw(Fuel)Upgraded StickUpgraded RockWeak SpearUpgraded Spear
Ranged Crafted BowModern BowWeak SpearUpgraded SpearFlare Gun(Flare Gun Ammo)Flintlock Pistol(Old Gun Ammo)Slingshot(Throwable Rock)
Projectiles MolotovBombHead BombSticky BombDynamiteArrowBone ArrowFire ArrowPoison ArrowModern Arrow
Miscellaneous StickRockBoneTurtle ShellArmLegHead
Promotional Content