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Guide to Bow Skills


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It should be noted that values shown below reflect the ability and/or morph once it is fully trained which sometimes differs from earlier costs, durations, or damage values. All costs and damage values here are without attribute points placed, without equipment, without passive skills acquired or active skills slotted and without champion points spent to make it easier to compare skills regardless of gear/build differences.

Since Mundus buffs can be changed but not removed, either no mundus buff was in place (template character on PTS) or the Lover mundus (which only alters penetration) was used.

Remember that if a skill costs Magicka, it scales with your maximum Magicka (and Spell Damage) while if a skill costs Stamina, it scales with your maximum Stamina (and Weapon Damage). Ultimate abilities and Synergies scale with the combination that provides you with the best offensive stats.




Weapon Skills: Bow

Required Skill Level Skill Benefit Cost
2 Snipe
(range: 35 meters)
(cast time: 1.1 1.0 seconds) Inflicts 1235 988 Physical Damage. 3240 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Lethal Arrow Converts damage to Poison Damage, always applying the Poison status, and inflicts Major Defile Minor Defile for 4 seconds. 3240 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Focused Aim
(range: 40 meters)
Has increased range and inflicts Minor Fracture for 10 seconds and can also be hit by bow attacks 5 meters beyond normal range. 3240 3078 Stamina
4 Volley
(range: 25 meters,
radius: 5 meters)
Arrows rain down to deal 126 Physical Damage every 0.5 seconds for 8 seconds to enemies within a 5 meter radius. 4051 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Endless Hail Increases the duration from 8 to 10 seconds and reduces the cost. 3511 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Arrow Barrage
(range: 33 meters,
radius: 7 meters)
Increases the range from 25 to 33 meters and increases the radius from 5 to 7 meters. 4051 Stamina
5 Long Shots Bow abilities do up to 6% additional damage from further away. Passive
10 Accuracy Equipping a bow increases your Weapon Critical rating by 657. Passive
14 Scatter Shot
(range: 28 meters)
Inflicts 535 Physical Damage, Knocks Back 6 meters, and Stuns for 1.5 seconds. 2970 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Magnum Shot Increases damage to 642 Physical Damage and also pushes you back 6 meters, enlarging the gap between you and the target. 2970 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Draining Shot When the Stun ends you heal for 1068 Health. 2970 Stamina
17 Ranger Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 7%. Passive
20 Arrow Spray
(range: 20 meters)
Deal 552 615 Physical Damage to all enemies in front of you while also slowing their Movement Speed by 40% for 4 seconds. 4050 3510 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Bombard Also immobilizes enemies for 2 4 seconds before slowing their Movement Speed by 40% for 4 seconds. 4050 3510 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Acid Spray Converts the damage to Poison Damage and deals an additional 588 468 Poison Damage over 6 4 seconds. 4050 3510 Stamina
25 Accuracy II Equipping a bow increases your Weapon Critical rating by 1095. Passive
28 Ranger II Reduces the Stamina cost of Bow abilities by 15%. Passive
30 Hawk Eye Light & Heavy Attacks with a bow increase the damage from Bow abilities by 2% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Passive
34 Long Shots II Bow abilities do up to 12% additional damage from further away. Passive
38 Poison Arrow
(range: 28 meters)
An arrow dipped in Baandari poison deals 495 Poison Damage instantly followed by 920 Poison Damage over 10 seconds. 2430 Stamina
Morph Option 1 Venom Arrow If the target is casting, they're also interrupted, set Off Balance, and Stunned for 3 seconds. 2430 Stamina
Morph Option 2 Poison Injection The damage over time deals up to 260% more damage to enemies who are under 50% Health. 2430 Stamina
41 Hasty Retreat With a bow equipped, gain Major Expedition for 2.5 seconds after using Roll Dodge. Passive
46 Hawk Eye II Light & Heavy Attacks with a bow increase the damage from Bow abilities by 5% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 5 times. Passive
50 Hasty Retreat II With a bow equipped, gain Major Expedition for 4 seconds after using Roll Dodge. Passive
50 Rapid Fire
(range: 28 meters)
A hail of arrows deals 5540 Physical Damage over 4.1 seconds (channel time: 4.1 seconds). While channeling this attack you can still move at full speed and are immune to all disabling effects. 175 Ultimate
Morph Option 1 Toxic Barrage Converts the damage to Poison Damage and when the barrage ends also deals 3280 Poison Damage over 8 seconds. 175 Ultimate
Morph Option 2 Ballista Instead summon a turret to cast an instant attack dealing 5538 Physical Damage over 5.2 seconds. 175 Ultimate


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