|Long bow of|
hunting ( } )
|Item Type||Missile weapon|
Long bows of hunting are one of the basic types of missile weapons in ADOM. They have default stats of (+6, +3), although variations from this are common. They also give a bonus of +1 to range and grant extra corpse drop chance for animals killed with long bows of hunting. (They used to work on all monsters, but were limited to animals at ~gamma 15)
Corpse drop increase seem to depend on the B/U/C status—while uncursed gives ~10% extra chance, blessed provides a huge boost (approximately 30-40%). This bonus seems to stack with arrows of hunting to some extent.
Because so many types of slaying ammunition exist for them, bows are a very popular weapon class. Long bows of hunting are among the strongest bows, and will usually be used if Sun's Messenger cannot be obtained.
They are also extremely useful to obtain certain intrinsic-granting corpses, like blink dogs or giant slugs.
Guaranteed/Common sources[edit source]
They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. They are occasionally dropped by raiders or barbarian leaders. Since 'of hunting' is a part of item's name and not a suffix, they can be wished for.
Greater Identify information[edit source]
---------------------------long bow of hunting (+6, +3)-------------------------- When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2 points of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +3 bonus to hit and causes 1d2+2 points of damage.