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=== Weapon ===
 
=== Weapon ===
When [[the player]] shift left-clicks while holding the bow, if they have at least one arrow in their inventory, it will shoot the arrow instantly, the bow taking durability damage. The arrow does 1.5 hearts of damage upon impact with an entity.
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''See also: [[Combat]]''
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When [[the player]] right-clicks while holding the bow, if they have at least one arrow in their inventory, it will load the arrow into the bow, firing when the player lets go. The bow takes durability damage from this. The arrow does 1.5 hearts of damage upon impact with an entity.
  
 
=== Durability ===
 
=== Durability ===
The bow has 350 durability points. It loses 1 durability point when used to fire an arrow, to break a block, or to deal damage to a [[Mobs|mob]].
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The bow has 350 durability points. It loses 1 durability point when used to fire an arrow.
  
 
=== Enchanting ===
 
=== Enchanting ===
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Arrows shot using the bow eventually lose velocity, causing them to start falling, resulting in them having arched trajectory.
 
Arrows shot using the bow eventually lose velocity, causing them to start falling, resulting in them having arched trajectory.
  
Shooting an arrow usually uses up the arrow, but if it does not hit an [[entity]], it can be picked back up. However, if the bow is enchanted with [[Enchanting#Infinity|infinity]], the player does not lose arrows from their inventory, and the arrow that is shot cannot be picked back up, even if it doesn't hit an entity. ''Note: Arrows shot from infinity bows can currently be collected. This is due to a [[#Bugs|bug]].''
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Shooting an arrow usually uses up the arrow, but if it does not hit an [[Entities|entity]], it can be picked back up. However, if the bow is enchanted with [[Enchanting#Enchanting|infinity]], the player does not lose arrows from their inventory, and the arrow that is shot cannot be picked back up, even if it doesn't hit an entity.
  
Arrows shot from a bow enchanted with [[Enchanting#Flame#flame]] appear on [[fire]], and set fire to any entities they hit.
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Arrows shot from a bow enchanted with [[Enchanting#Enchantments|flame]] appear on [[fire]], and set fire to any entities they hit.
  
 
== Tasks ==
 
== Tasks ==
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* Added a bow sound effect
 
* Added a bow sound effect
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![[Version History#1.29.0|1.29]]
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! Sep 27, 2019
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* Damage dealt by bows is now affected by Power instead of Punch
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* Arrows shot with an Infinity bow can no longer be picked up
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* The bow no longer loses durability when mining blocks
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![[Version History#1.29.1|1.29.1]]
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! Oct 05, 2019
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* Firing a bow on a raft no longer causes errors
 
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== Bugs ==
 
* 1.28: Arrows shot from infinity bows can be collected, allowing the player to obtain an unlimited number of arrows. [[User:TheTopazRobot|TheTopazRobot]] ([[User talk:TheTopazRobot|talk]]) 17:31, 26 December 2018 (CST)
 
* 1.28: The power enchantment on bows does not seem to have any effect on damage dealt by arrows. [[User:TheTopazRobot|TheTopazRobot]] ([[User talk:TheTopazRobot|talk]]) 17:31, 26 December 2018 (CST)
 
  
 
== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
*If you have enough arrows, or an infinity enchanted bow with at least one arrow, you can fire arrows insanely fast if you spam shift_click, since there's no drawback timer.
 
 
*The flame enchantment is overkill on [[overworld]] mobs. It can kill a skeleton with one arrow.
 
*The flame enchantment is overkill on [[overworld]] mobs. It can kill a skeleton with one arrow.
  
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== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==
 
*[[Arrow]]
 
*[[Arrow]]
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*[[Combat]]
  
 
[[Category:Tools]][[Category:Items]]
 
[[Category:Tools]][[Category:Items]]

Latest revision as of 19:11, 5 January 2020

Bow

Bow.png






Name:Bow
Type:Tool
Durability:350
Stackable:No
Item ID:bow

The bow is a tool that is used to shoot arrows.

Obtaining

Skeletons

Skeletons drop a bow occasionally as a rare drop.

Fishing

Both unenchanted and enchanted bows can be caught while fishing. Unenchanted bows make up part of the junk category, while enchanted bows make up part of the treasure category.

Crafting

The bow is crafted with three sticks and three pieces of string.

Stick String Empty
String Empty Stick
String Stick Empty
Bow

Repairing

Two bows can be combined in the crafting grid to combine their durability. This can also be done through use of the anvil, to preserve enchantments.

Usage

The bow is used to fire arrows.

Weapon

See also: Combat

When the player right-clicks while holding the bow, if they have at least one arrow in their inventory, it will load the arrow into the bow, firing when the player lets go. The bow takes durability damage from this. The arrow does 1.5 hearts of damage upon impact with an entity.

Durability

The bow has 350 durability points. It loses 1 durability point when used to fire an arrow.

Enchanting

The bow can be enchanted directly through the Enchantment table.

Enchantments applicable to the bow include:

Arrows

Main article: Arrow

Arrows shot using the bow eventually lose velocity, causing them to start falling, resulting in them having arched trajectory.

Shooting an arrow usually uses up the arrow, but if it does not hit an entity, it can be picked back up. However, if the bow is enchanted with infinity, the player does not lose arrows from their inventory, and the arrow that is shot cannot be picked back up, even if it doesn't hit an entity.

Arrows shot from a bow enchanted with flame appear on fire, and set fire to any entities they hit.

Tasks

# Task Objective Needs
34 Fire a Bow. Use a bow to shot an arrow.
Bow.png Arrow.png

History

Version Date Changes
1.15 Sep 01, 2011
  • Added the bow
1.22 Jun 29, 2012
  • Bows are carried by skeletons
1.24 Dec 22, 2012
  • Skeletons have a higher chance of dropping their bows
1.27 Nov 13, 2015
  • Added a bow sound effect
1.29 Sep 27, 2019
  • Damage dealt by bows is now affected by Power instead of Punch
  • Arrows shot with an Infinity bow can no longer be picked up
  • The bow no longer loses durability when mining blocks
1.29.1 Oct 05, 2019
  • Firing a bow on a raft no longer causes errors

Trivia

  • The flame enchantment is overkill on overworld mobs. It can kill a skeleton with one arrow.

Gallery

See Also