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Guun Han Saresh using a bow.

Bows were primitive weapons that fired arrows. An ancient design used thousands of years prior to the introduction of blaster weapons, they were eclipsed by newer technology. Many primitive races still used them to great effect, whether for hunting food or killing enemies.

A bow was made either of wood with stone or metal enhancements or durable, lightweight composite materials depending upon whether it was primitive or advanced, respectively. The user's strength could affect the range and power of the weapon. The typical ideal range of the weapon was roughly 12 meters.

Onderonians hunting with bows.

During the Ruusan campaign, the Jedi Petja used a bow, despite the availability of modern blasters. His reason for such a preference is unknown. While hunting Terentatek on Kashyyyk, Guun Han Saresh used a more advanced compound bow to kill an animal for use as bait.

The Ewoks of Endor demonstrated the effectiveness of bows in combating Imperial stormtroopers. Using tactical advantages to their cause—height, surprise attack, numbers—the Ewoks could rival the stormtroopers' advanced weaponry, and felled many Imperials. However, many Ewoks still died by Imperial counterfire.

Boba Fett used a bow when hunting Kardue'sai'Malloc, better known as The Butcher of Montellian Serat. He knew his opponent had highly-sensitive sensor equipment that would detect any of his "normal" weapons. Similarly, bows could be seen on High-tech planets used for sport.

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  • Star Wars: The Power of the Force (1985)

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