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Bow of Shadows [ID 28989]  

Skill: Archery Atk Delay: 35
DMG: 33 AC: 10
Cold DMG: 5
Bane DMG: Greater Akheva +3
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Skill Mod: Archery +3% (12 Max)
DEX: +15 AGI: +10 HP: +125 MANA: +75 ENDUR: +75
Recommended level of 60.
Effect: Spirit Curse (Combat, Casting Time: Instant)
WT: 1.0 Range: 225 Size: SMALL
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:Archery
Lucy Entry By:unknown
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 09:48:43
Page Updated:Sun Dec 12th, 2021

*This item is the result of a raid event.
Expansion: Shadows of Luclin Shadows of Luclin

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 60

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This item is found on creatures.

Vex Thal
NPC Name
Thall Xundraux Diabo

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Basilica of Adumbration
Vex Thal

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Only thing left to keep Paladins in pvp
# Sep 03 2007 at 10:45 PM Rating: Default
If it wasnt for this bow, OOC would be a problem in PVP , this thing is beyond the best pvp item I dont care what gear you have, you loose vs this item
give me
# May 13 2004 at 8:08 PM Rating: Decent
OMG!!! i play sullon zek.... just... WOW!!!!
Great for PvP.
# May 03 2004 at 3:54 AM Rating: Decent
23 posts
This bow does wonders in PvP. I'm not on a PvP server, but I do enjoy a good duel, and this thing enables me to suck some mana out of casters easily, leaving me with a big advantage.
Eninziel Reeks of Firiona Vie
70 Ranger of Tunare
Firiona Vie <Rising Darkness>
so sweet
# Mar 26 2004 at 11:32 AM Rating: Default
73 posts

Edited, Sat Nov 6 10:10:21 2004
PvP dream
# Nov 25 2003 at 12:37 AM Rating: Default

Id love this bow since im on Sullon. Decent saves and hp's, but mostly of all the proc. The proc alone would make most casters wince. It definatly would be nice to have.

vs Primodal (elementalbow)
# Oct 20 2003 at 2:45 PM Rating: Decent
Primodal(elemental bow) is vastly superior to this bow. I own one and can say that its
performance is one of the best bows in the
game. 28/29+1 plus stats are better, mana
drain is about the same over time since
you cant stack DoTs, the 50mana per proc
on the etemental bow you can do more drain
in the same time. I stuck a LDoN 75dd proc
aug on my bow, so now does 75hp+50mana drain
for procs.

Joju Lightarrow
65th Forest Stalker
Hunteress(AM-EQ of course)

there is a point to this bow
# May 30 2003 at 4:08 AM Rating: Default
There are better bows out there for a ranger, but you have to look at the bigger picture.

There is a reason one of the Elemental bows has a sieve proc, these bows are situational. There will be times when its much more important to have a mob loosing mana and HP, thats why VI made them so.

Now look at this bow. In the hands of a ranger after first 10 secs or so you are guaranteed that the mob will be loosing 100 mana per tick. Get 3 or 4 rangers with these or the elemental one and the chanters have no need to sieve and can use their mana for other things..

And this bow is way better than the elemental equivelant.

All in all an uber bow at the best of times, and in some situations, very needed
This is a Warrior Bow
# Jan 31 2003 at 9:13 AM Rating: Default
i hate to start this again but i play a ranger mainlyand thiers much nicer bows out thier for us and hey if your war can manage to shoot this and get it to proc on the 1st shot hell prolly get the arrgo 1st off and if im not correct that proc drains 900mana over 9ticks unless its removed and thats always nice just my 2cp but on a ranger it would be lovly since aslong as your ranger is shooting arrows itll b losing 100mana
RE: This is a Warrior Bow
# Apr 15 2003 at 5:05 PM Rating: Good
Punctuation man... for the love of everything, use punctuation!

Kyro Prophetz
curse counter
# Nov 23 2002 at 10:35 AM Rating: Decent
In the proc it says adds 9 curse counters.....what does that mean?


Tethtain 52 Druid
Mixed Nuts - Cazic Thule
RE: curse counter
# Nov 24 2002 at 10:52 AM Rating: Decent
The curse counters help determine how difficult it is to get the curse dispelled. The more counters there are the harder it is to dispell it fully.

If you want more info, look up shaman offensive spells and see how many counters their spells have as you go up in lvl.
The bow dropped in Vex Thal
# Oct 22 2002 at 10:23 AM Rating: Decent
is of the same name but has totally different stats. That bow is more like the Bow of Doom that drops off Doomshade.

Stats are 33 / 35 ac:10 dex:15 agi:10 hp:125 mana:75 svf:10 svd:20 svm:10
effect: spirit curse

If the 40/40 bow still drops it would be nice, but I'm not sure if it does.
Yes it still drops
# Oct 07 2002 at 5:07 PM Rating: Decent
Paluwen on Mith Marr showed it to me, when i asked he told me he got it in VT. The one he showed me had different stats ( the ratio was 38dmg 39dly and the other stats were better ).
I drooled we talked and then i went and killed some 'hoppers to make me feel better. Grats again Pal that is one sweet bow.
Uenladar 57 Ranger on Mith Marr
Zone location.
# Sep 11 2002 at 11:18 PM Rating: Decent
Last i was told by current VT raiders is this Bow was moved to VT were it was originally intended...only fell on Radir for 3 was a bug..if im wrong sorry but this is my info. thanks
Wuppinbread Emarr
Radir doesn'r drop it anymore
# Aug 16 2002 at 1:45 PM Rating: Decent
My guild has killed radir about 30 times to get his weapons and bracers. He has NEVER dropped this bow for us. I believe if it is still in game, and it been moved to a differet mob.

Bedara Weiwuwei
Does this Bow Still Drop!
# Aug 05 2002 at 9:47 AM Rating: Decent
Hiya Peeps

Does this Bow Still Drop, and if so from which mob
the latest info would be appreciated, especially if there is a PH or where the mob is, loc!

Some say spirit no longer drops this, If not is this Bow Nerfed!

Thx all

Edited, Mon Aug 5 10:35:19 2002
The Draz Man Comith
# Jul 09 2002 at 8:34 PM Rating: Decent
I just saw them posts about damage from a ranger and crits off bows so i would like to list mine (cus im vain like that)
i use a 30/39 bow with sumoned arrows from my trusty tolins bracer and heres my averages

average trueshot hit 240-390
average crit with trueshot (not sure y) 68
best trueshot crit 596

rangers were blown over all the other levs so when im 60 with archery3 and make crits with my bow for 2k dam all I gotta say is hay! i deserve it i put in my time!

Drazit Redleaf
55 outrider of tunar

Edited, Thu Jul 11 20:15:37 2002
Bow of Shadows in a Ranger's hand
# Jun 29 2002 at 12:25 AM Rating: Excellent
20 posts
I play a 60th level ranger with AM3, EQ, fleeting quiver, and use 11 damage, +4 fire damage arrows with this bow. Here is some info on the damage I do:

Largest Crit with TS: 2021
Largest Crit without TS: 997

Average hit with TS: 600
Average hit without TS: 350

Bow kiting average hit: 150-200

Bow kiting is usually against rooted or moving targets. Other information is against non-rooted and stationary targets.

I've done some raids on Kunark 32k mobs where I calculated my total damage, and found out that I did over 50% of the damage to that mob.

Putting uber bows into the hands of someone other then a ranger is like putting a willsapper into the hands of someone other then a warrior.

Many pieces of equiptment may be used by many classes. But please put the best bows into the hands of rangers, the best daggers into the hands of rogues, and so on.

Edited, Apr 9th 2014 12:54pm by leadint
RE: Bow of Shadows in a Ranger's hand
# Nov 13 2002 at 11:48 AM Rating: Decent
240 posts
Right on.
RE: Bow of Shadows in a Ranger's hand
# Jul 01 2002 at 3:58 PM Rating: Decent
Very well said Leadant, rangers are very often shunned because warriors, rogues, and other classes feel they have to hog what a ranger is best at - archery. In the most high end of equipment, you shouldn't get to roll(or win) an item that you can use just because you can use it. Be honorable and think what's best for the group. But if all the rangers on this raid already have this or anotehr uber bow... than I wouldn't mind someone else rolling on one of these.
let me guess...
# Jun 20 2002 at 12:50 PM Rating: Decent
with 30 damage bow +3 damage arrows-summoned-i do like 396 avarage bow shot and up to 970+ crits without AA.... guess what ranger could do with this AA and luclin's arrows . 800 ? 900? with normal disc shot sounds not like dreamin -and my dex is usually close to 130-.
Hehe i think everyone knows what is good for everyone now .....
Greetings Laiana Stormwind
Bertox. server
Drops from...
# May 21 2002 at 4:17 PM Rating: Decent
I believe this bow drops from Doomshade.

Edited, Tue May 21 17:10:39 2002
still drops??
# Mar 21 2002 at 6:00 PM Rating: Default
ty Drienne
RE: still drops??
# Apr 16 2002 at 4:12 PM Rating: Decent
Spirit of Radir no longer drops this from what I and others have seen. It may drop somewhere else but I have no idea where.
still drops?
# Mar 18 2002 at 9:38 PM Rating: Decent
does this bow still drop???
RE: still drops?
# Mar 20 2002 at 12:35 AM Rating: Excellent
300 posts
This bow does still drop, but possibly not from the mob listed. There were rumors it's been moved to SSra and placed on a mob of a difficulty more appropriate for this bow. Rumors mind you, but I wouldn't doubt their veracity.

Edited, Sat Apr 6 04:33:34 2002
# Feb 28 2002 at 6:14 AM Rating: Decent
Range on this bow has been upgraded to 250.
great bow
# Feb 24 2002 at 1:00 PM Rating: Default
ok this is a great bow..if anybody who uses a bow frequently knows you have to be out a certain distance or get a target is too close to use with a range of 19 this bow allows you to use while in melle range or very close to it and with the damage delay there is no beating it..basically if your a ranger you can melle and take a small step back and fire a trueshot and jump right back into melle with little or none movement..if you decide you prefer to fire from a distancejust use long range arrows..this bow rocks IMO
Use of this bow
# Feb 21 2002 at 1:17 PM Rating: Decent
I actually have this bow so can post a bit on its use. This bow dropped and no rangers were present to loot it so I (L58 rogue) was awarded it by the raid leader.

The range really is 19 but I make my own 150 range arrows as many here have mentioned and that works well enough. Best hit with it so far is 81- not bad with 1 damage arrows.

For people saying they wouldn't use it because it has a low range, I don't think you really mean that. This is a situational bow for rangers. If you cant stay out of AE, switch in your 150+ range bow. If that is not a consideration, you would have to be mad not to use the best ratio bow in the game.
This bow hehehe
# Feb 21 2002 at 12:50 PM Rating: Default
When this bow drops on Cazic Thule server, The groups should port me there to loot it! heheh,

If you use a bow to pull you are only having one or two hits, let the ranger have if it would make a BIG difference, but dont let it rot...

DEX = archery.. Find me in Gang trying to get mask and have other gear specifically for archery:
+6 DEX/STR rings, Silver Chiten Bracer etc...

Max crit? with finishing blow a guildie did a 32012 crit with an arrow hehehe Rare, yes but guess what Im training my AA points on..
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