There are a lot of different bows in Middle-earth (see list below). The bows behave just like the vanilla Minecraft bow, but with varying loading speed, power, enchantability and durability.
Often, certain mobs in this Mod will be equipped with a type of bow as their weapon. These mobs include Rohirrim bowmen, Gondor archers, Rangers of the North, and Wood-elf scouts. Some mobs (Elves or Rangers) will use a bow for long range combat and switch to a melee weapon during close combat.
In addition, there is a different variant of the bow in this Mod. See crossbows for more information.
In Public Beta 21, all the bows already in the mod were changed to longbows, and some factions (i.e. Gondor and Rohan) received new longbows. However, the change to longbows did not change the strength of the bows from what it was before.
More infomation about bows and crossbows can be found in this blog post.
List of BowsEdit
Note that there are 20 in-game ticks per second.
|List of Bows|
|Crafting Recipe||Dam.||Dura.||Description||Draw back time (ticks)||Range (relative to vanilla bow)|
|7 - 11||300||The Mallorn Bow can only be crafted on the Galadhrim crafting table using three string and three Mallorn sticks. It has a slight range bonus and slightly better enchantability compared to the standard wooden bow.||20||+ 15%|
|14 - 19||900||The Galadhrim Bow is crafted on a Galadhrim crafting table using three string and three Elven Steel ingots. Compared to the standard wooden bow, it has a longer range bonus as well as a moderate damage bonus, a greater durability and slightly better enchantability.||16||+ 50%|
|14 - 19||1050||The High Elven Bow is crafted on the High Elven crafting table using 3 string and three Elven Steel ingots. The best bow in the game.||16||+ 50%|
|7 - 11||750||The Bow of Mirkwood can only be crafted on a Wood-elven crafting table using three string and three sticks. This bow has a range bonus similar to the Galadhrim Bow, but its enchantability bonus is higher and its draw speed is also faster than any other bow in the game.||14||+ 25%|
|11-14||750||The Dorwinion Elven Bow is crafted on the Dorwinion crafting table using 3 string and three Elven steel ingots.||20||+40%|
|8 - 13||600||The Orc Bow can only be crafted on any Orcish crafting table using three string and three Orc steel ingots.||20||+ 0%|
|9 - 15||825||The Black Uruk Bow is used by Black Uruk Archers crafted on a Morgul crafting table using three string and three Black Uruk Steel. It has high damage, but reloads as slowly as the Bow of Harad.||30||+ 0%|
|9-14||750||The Gundabad Uruk Bow is used by Gundabad Uruk Archers, and is crated on a Gundabad crafting table with three string and three Uruk Steel Ingots. Its damage output rivals the Black Uruk Bow, but it has a slow draw speed.||30||+ 20%|
|9 - 15||600||The Utumno Bow is used by the Utumno Orcs and Tormented Elves and can only be obtained from them. It cannot be crafted. Its attack damage is the same as that of the Black Uruk Bow, but reload time is a bit faster.||20||+ 20%|
|Bows of Men|
|13 - 17||600||The Bow of Harad is used by the Southrons, and can only be crafted on a Haradric crafting table using three string and three sticks. It has a very slow loading time compared to other bows, but it is quite powerful.||30||+ 50%|
|8 - 13||525||The Rohirric Bow is used by Rohirrim bowmen and can be crafted on a Rohirric crafting table using three string and three sticks. It is equivalent to an Orc Bow in stats.||20||+ 20%|
|11 - 16||675||The Gondorian Bow is used by Gondor Archers, Rangers of the North and Rangers of Ithilien, and can be crafted on a Gondorian crafting table or Ranger crafting table using three string and three sticks. Its damage is equivalent to Bow of Harad, but reload time is a bit faster.||20||+ 40%|
|7 - 11||525||The Gondorian Bow is used by Rangers of the North and can be crafted on a Ranger crafting table using three string and three sticks. Its damage is equivalent to the vanilla bow, but reload time is much faster.||20||+ 50%|
|7 - 11||384||The vanilla bow can be crafted on a vanilla crafting table using three string and three sticks. It's added here just for comparison.||20||+ 0%|
|14 - 19||450||The Dalish Longbow is used by the bowmen of Dale, and can be crafted on a Dalish crafting table using three string and three sticks. It has the longest range of any bow, but it reloads very slowly.||30||+ 70%|
|9 - 14||600||The Blackroot Bow is used by the bowmen of the Blackroot Vale, and is crafted on a Gondorian crafting table using two Blackroot sticks, one Blackroot and three string. Its range is greater than that of the standard Gondorian Bow, but it doesn't deal as much damage.||20||+ 50%|
|“|| ᚣ The bow is a source of joy and honour to every prince and knight;|
it looks well on a horse and is a reliable equipment for a journey.