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Flatbow

Weapon details
Linked Attribute(s): Marksmanship
Damage Type(s): Piercing
Bow Class: Flatbow
Salvage
Common: Wood Planks
Rare:

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Description

The Flatbow is a bow with the range of the longbow and the speed of the shortbow, but it balances these strengths with a very long flight time. It has the highest arc of any bow in the game, with the result that moving targets will more frequently be missed, and the arrows are easier to dodge. In PvE this is of less concern, as many creatures will sit at a particular location, but in PvP, the constant movement and direction changes can result in a high miss rate, especially at a range.

Tyrian Flatbows are identical in appearance to Ascalon Bows, with two sets of limbs. Canthan Flatbows are made of wood and metal, with feathers and a wrapping, with the same appearance as Feathered Flatbows. Both appearance types are shared with longbows.

Many players compensate for the bow's long flight time with either the Nature Ritual Favorable Winds or the preparation Read the Wind to increase the speed of arrows by lowering the arc. This decreased flight time works to vastly improve the accuracy.

Other weapons with this appearance:

Location

'Double' / 'split' Flatbows are available as loot from most monsters in Tyria, while 'feathered' Flatbows are available as loot from most monsters in Cantha.

Collectors

Refer to the Ranger Collector Weapons table for a list of all collectors that offer bows. These collectors offer a 'feathered' Flatbow in exchange for certain items.

Factions

Location Collector Items Base Stats Requirements Modifiers
Kaineng City
The Undercity Ohtah 5 Plague Idols Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +15% (while Health is above 50%)
Imperial Sanctum (location) Yiwong 5 Soul Stones Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +15% (while in a stance)
Echovald Forest
Altrumm Ruins (location) Artor Bobani Kiroz 5 Warden Horns Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +15% (vs. hexed foes)
Saint Anjeka's Shrine Guard Captain Mirkoz 5 Dredge Incisors Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +15% (while Health is above 50%)
Morostav Trail Dmitri Scharkoff 5 Warden Horns Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +15% (while enchanted)
Jade Sea
Zos Shivros Channel (location) Elder Pomona 5 Kraken Eyes Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +20% (while Health is below 50%)
Cavalon Dauv Merishahl 2 Keen Oni Talons Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +20% (while hexed)

Eye of the North expansion

Location Collector Items Base Stats Requirements Modifiers
Charr Homelands
Doomlore Shrine Swift Fiercejustice 5 Superb Charr Carvings Piercing damage: 15-28 9 Marksmanship Damage +15% (while enchanted)

Dye

Dye colors the wooden part and the wrappings on the feathered version.

Notes

  • Collector bows often have the skin of another bow type.

This article uses material from the "Flatbow" article on the Guild Wars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







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