Short bow ( } )
Item Type Missile weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 20s
Danger Level 1
Material Wood

Short bows are one of the basic types of missile weapon in ADOM. They have default stats of (+1, +0), although variations from this are common.


The most basic type of bow. These are commonly used, as the bow weapon class is popular for its various types of slaying ammunition. As soon as available one will want to upgrade to a long bow or stronger, magical bows.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be obtained in the same manner as all generic loot. They are frequently dropped by kobolds, and occasionally by raiders or barbarians.

Greater Identify information[]

--------------------------- blessed short bow (+1, +0)-------------------------

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 +1 bonus to hit and causes 1d3
points of damage.