Crafted Bow

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Crafted Bow
CraftedBowFarket.png
The Crafted Bow
Description
Added in
v0.05
Item Type
Ranged Weapon
Location(s)
Crafted
Obtained through
Crafted
Equipable
Yes
Upgradable
No
Throwable
No
Storage
What can it be stored on?
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
Max. Capacity
1


The Crafted Bow is a ranged weapon in The Forest. The Crafted Bow shoots arrows, it does not have a cross hair or a zoom feature.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

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

Types of Arrows[edit | edit source]


ArrowFarket.png

Normal Arrows

5
IconArrow.png
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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
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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

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IconFireArrow.png
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5
IconArrow.png
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1
IconCloth.png
+
1
IconBooze.png
Fire
Arrows
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
1
IconAmanitaMushroom.png
OR
1
IconJackMushroom.png
Poison
Arrows
Arrows Twinberries Amanita
Mushroom
Jack
Mushroom
  • When an enemy is hit with a poison arrow, they have 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 lasts much longer but does less damage than fire arrows
  • Poisoned enemies will appear affected by poison arrows 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


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 change with range
Headshots easier Headshots harder
Easier to aim Harder to aim

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It's model is directly taken from the left side of the blonde headed effigy.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Update History[edit | edit source]

Version Changes
v0.05 Crafted bow to the game
v0.16 Sight added to bow
v0.23 Improved artwork for bow and arrow
v0.24 Combining arrow with bow on crafting mat sets which arrows are used first by the bow
v0.33 While drawn on bow, arrow now reflects arrow type
v0.34 Added R hotkey to toggle arrow type while looking down while bow is equipped
v0.54 Fire arrows can now be lit by holding them close to a fire source while bow is drawn
v0.69 Slightly reduced damage and firing range of crafted bow




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