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What kind of Bows do you like?

    • 206 posts
    September 27, 2015 8:57 AM PDT

    I've always liked the idea of a bladed bow. Not only can your class wield it at range but the weapon can also be used at close quarters. What are your favorite type of bows?

    Bladed bow

    Bladed bow

    Bladed bow

    My ranger in Guildwars 2

    Sword-Bow Based on Roman Spatha



    This post was edited by Anasyn at September 27, 2015 10:55 AM PDT
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    October 6, 2015 5:53 AM PDT   Samurai archers were badass ...

    This post was edited by forsh at October 6, 2015 6:01 AM PDT
    • 270 posts
    September 7, 2016 6:48 PM PDT
    I hunt with a d style longbow, love it! Still target shoot with my recurve too. I'm a traditional stick and string guy
    • 193 posts
    October 31, 2016 11:30 AM PDT

    Bladed bows are an interesting item enhancement. Practically though, I would expect the draw string would get in the way. I could see it useful for a short, defence based action, but it would be too cumbersome to use as a general melee weapon replacement. Also, the extra weight would not be beneficial to the aim for sustained use.

    The more I think about it, although it looks good, I think a plain, lightweight, unadorned bow is always the way to go. Quality over quantity.

    However, this is a fantasy world. Lol.



    • 4416 posts
    November 7, 2016 4:12 PM PST

    I like the second image of the bladed bow. The first one looks like too much blade and not enough bow. And the way the blades are positioned, the further back you pull the string, the closer its gonna bring those blades to your face and that's probably not something you want. The third one looks cool, but not very practical. It would be cool to be able to melee if you get jumped while carrying your bow without having to take time to switch weapons.


    • 474 posts
    November 8, 2016 8:39 AM PST

    Very non-flashy traditional looking bows. Something that looks good, would be real world functional, and isn't just completely over the top rediculous looking.