"The Shortbow is light, fast and lethal. The Shortbow doesn’t shoot very far or deal all that much damage, but it allows the wielder to stay agile and fire off many shots quickly."
Due to the low damage of the shortbow, you are unable to kill anyone in one hit with it, regardless of where you hit them. However, the weapon's fast firerate was designed to offset this.
Like all bows, the further the arrow is drawn back, the higher the damage output will be. However, the shortbow was not designed for this per-se, so it's only partially recommended.
It's generally recommended to aim for your enemies' upper core as you're reliant for heart-shots and headshots for kills to compensate for weapon's low damage. That being said, it's easier to land both types of shots with this bow thanks to the higher fire rate.
Arguably, this is the most user-friendly bow since the high rate of fire gives the most opportunities to feel out the arrow's arch.
You can use the Right Mouse Button to zoom in on your crosshair once your arrow is readied, and press the Scroll Wheel to activate ArrowCam once your arrow is fired.
For those of whom play Chivalry through Steam, there is a Steam achievement tied exclusively to the Short Bow called "Let it Rain". It requires you to shoot 10,000 arrows with the Short Bow.
- Basic Damage
- Advanced Damage
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