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Shaped Darkwood Compound Bow  

Skill: Archery Atk Delay: 41
DMG: 19
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
WT: 4.0 Range: 150 Size: LARGE
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)
Item Type:Archery
Merchant Value:251 pp 0 gp 5 sp 0 cp
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2020-11-24 03:50:37
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Average Price: No Data Pricing Data...
Rarity: Common
Level to Attain: 1

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Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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# Sep 06 2004 at 11:05 AM Rating: Decent
110 posts
Bought this in Bazzar earlier this week for around 45p. Way underpriced I assume, as there was another one for 250p.
My next bow
# Feb 23 2003 at 5:30 PM Rating: Decent
862 posts
This will likely be my next bow as soon as I skill up enough to make one. I had to give up trying to make a Trueshot and broke down and bought one in bazaar because it was taking too long to make it myself. Why is trivial on Trueshot so high when better bows like this one can be made with lower fletching skill?

And just to throw my 2cp in on the price debate, I am told that when you sell tradeskill items, you should charge AT LEAST double what you have invested in the item so that over time your failed attempts will be covered as well.

That's why tradeskillers are being killed by bazaar and its abundance of lower priced looted items that make all but the best tradeskilled items practically unsellable at a price that is fair to the makers of the items.

Edited, Sun Feb 23 17:05:02 2003
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making bows ...
# Sep 23 2002 at 1:53 PM Rating: Decent
I was so happy that my first attempt to make this nice compound bow succeeded. Since I am a happy owner of a recurve velium bow, I am not going to use it for myself but I can very well use the money I make selling it to improve my fletching skill some more. At this point I am stuck at 202, still figuring out what is the best (and cheapest) way to get it further up. Cultural fletching appeals to me, but I hesitate to level up brewing and smithing. At the other hand, I can't seem to find items I need for that; they're not just simply for sale ....
RE: making bows ...
# Jul 27 2004 at 12:57 AM Rating: Decent
what i planned on doing is making the Shadow Tipped Acrylia Arrow they trival at 268 or something and if you know a good smith their easy and cheap to make =)

59 Ranger of Tunare

RE: making bows ...
# Sep 28 2002 at 10:58 AM Rating: Decent
BTW, was able to sell in in the Bazaar for 725pp. Not too bad at all.
# Mar 25 2002 at 2:53 PM Rating: Decent
With a skill of 180 I made one with 2 tries. I think I got pretty lucky. I also have the Trueshot bow. Having used both I prefer the SDCB for both the range and the speed increase. Match this with affordable 4 damage 150 yard arrows and you have a bow that can reach out and touch someone. No its not a double recurve velium bow or above. But the point is that anyone with a few plat can have one of these. Not everyone ls going to get lucky enough to see let alone touch a Velium bow.
I never failed on these
# Mar 08 2002 at 8:48 AM Rating: Decent
22 posts
I made 5 of these with my paly when my fletching was at level 200, and i never failed. When i make them, i first get all my stats (STR, STA, AGI, DEX, INT, WIS) above 100. I don't know which stats are important, but with all of them over 100 (each around 110) i had more successes while training my skill.
RE: I never failed on these
# Sep 23 2002 at 1:48 PM Rating: Decent
I can fully agree to that; this was exactly the same when I tried it. Get all those above 100 and just wait and see!
Master Fletcher
# Jan 16 2002 at 11:36 AM Rating: Default
Yo, this is Jerky of the Erollisi Marr Server.
I was a Master Fletcher with skill 158 at level 3 and sell all kinds of bows...i will soon be able to make these bows so give me a tell and i will give ya the hook up.


RE: Master Fletcher
# Jan 16 2002 at 11:37 AM Rating: Decent
PS: If i am not on give me an E-Mail at
hey damnit
# Jan 07 2002 at 5:13 AM Rating: Decent
Light velium bow owns this, dont know what the hell your talking about.
hey damnit
# Dec 16 2001 at 1:19 AM Rating: Decent
? this bow a normal one? hey guys i suggest you refresh this page with the "ratio" order.

arrow dammage are added to the bow natural one. if we use 8 damage arrow, lets see how good are each bow.. *calculating the ratio of each bow with +8 damage*

okay guys, in the kind of bow that dont require a full uber guild on a level 70+ mobs, this bow is SECOND OVER EVERY SINGLE OTHER BOW BOTH IN TERM OF RATIO AND RANGE! on other word, unless you are ultra lucky and get a primal veliu,m bow, u canot find better. the only thing that could beat it is the sarnak war bow. but thats it. period. and its nor only for ranger but fpor everything. come on with arrow, this bow have more damage then a wurmslayer for the same delay. 400pp is really an insult.

# Oct 09 2001 at 9:18 AM Rating: Decent
I am one of the few active fletchers selling bows on a regular basis on Cazic Thule. Failure rate on this bow is approximately 40% at 200 skill. Cost is over 325PP per attempt. Average selling price for me is 750 - 1K. This is minimal profit given the high failure rate.

Just to give you a "Professional Fletcher's" take on it.
# Oct 03 2001 at 12:01 AM Rating: Default
Ok so i final made one. Now who can tell me a fare pirce for a bow the is a little better than the trueshot bow?
# Dec 04 2001 at 12:16 AM Rating: Decent
You should not overlook range when evaluating bows. The range of the Darkwood Compound is 33% greater than the arnge of the Trueshot. This combined with the shorter dely gives you a much better bow for multiple shots and bow kiting. At 203 fletching I still fail quite often. One strategy I have used to save cash, is to wait for a failure on a trueshot attempt, then my chances of succeding on the SDWC are better.
# Oct 22 2001 at 8:55 AM Rating: Good
Fair price is AT LEAST DOUBLE if not TRIPLE the cost of materials given the high failure rate and the fact that they don't become trivial until reaching a skill level of 230 according to Aoenla's Fletching Guide. Anyone who puts the time and effort not to mention the pp into any trade to reach that level of skill should not be shy about pricing thier wares accordingly. Personally, I think 400pp is insulting. This is arguably the best bow in the game other than Raincaller and Earthcaller which are Ranger only quest rewards.

I just made my first Trueshot last night after 20+ failures and a skill lvl of 137.

20th season Ranger of Tunare
Master Fletcher
# Oct 06 2001 at 6:41 AM Rating: Default
4 posts
Fair price is around 400pp I heard, which means just a bit more than what the items cost you to make. Trueshot bow sells for less because it is usable just by rangers.
# Sep 23 2002 at 1:57 PM Rating: Excellent
a fair price is not just counting up the costs you had buying the supplies and add a little to it. That would be the case if making bows like these was easy. Never forget the effort it takes (and additional costs) to level up to being able to make them; that should be paid. Futhermore the stats are important. A variaty of reasons make this bow at least double the price you suggested.
# Sep 20 2002 at 8:40 PM Rating: Decent
23 posts
Are you mad?
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