Sling of the long shot ( } )
Item Type Missile weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 3s
Danger Level 5
Material Cloth

Sling of the long shot is an improved version of slings. Compared to generic slings they have +2 to hit and +7 initial range, and seem to about double other sling related bonuses (exact formula needs further research).

It is possible to use potions with slings, though their range is not affected by the direct bonus of slings of the long shot; base range of potion thrown either by sling or by hand is 3 tiles (though slings can receive further bonuses through skill marks and talents like Proficiency with slings).


Due to good range and rocks being very common, slings of the long shot are rather reliable weapons for characters specializing in missile weapons. In 1.2.0 and later versions bullets with slaying powers can be obtained, which improves sling skill potential in the late game.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------------- sling of the long shot (+2, +1)---------------------------

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 +2 bonus to hit and causes 1d1+1
points of damage.