A bow is a flexible, bent, or curved ranged weapon, strung taut from end to end with a string. Arrows are shot after being nocked on the string and pulled back. Effectiveness in using a bow is governed by the Marksman skill in Morrowind and Oblivion, and the Archery skill in Skyrim. The longer the fire button/key is held, the more power will be put into the shot. The shot is at full power when the bow stops creaking. Arrows are under great influence by gravity, especially under-powered or long distance shots.
Bows will often require repairs. Bows can be repaired using repair hammers, or they can be taken to an NPC who performs repair services. Any vendor of weapons or armor will perform repairs for a fee.
|Weapon||Item ID||Base Value||Weight||Max. Damage||Health|
|Dremora Light Bow||000872A9||6||22||8||60|
|Rusty Iron Bow||00047ACA||10||8||8||90|
|Fine Iron Bow||0003A860||22||7.2||9||123|
|Fine Steel Bow||0003A857||60||9||10||158|
|Dremora Heavy Bow||000872AB||180||22||14||240|