New World: Bow – Tips for Using the Bow Weapon

On this page of the New World guide, you will find all the information you need to know about using the Bow weapon skill. We’ve provided detailed descriptions of both passive and active skills, as well as recommendations for which attribute to upgrade in order to deal the most damage.

Looking for advice on how to use the Bow skill in New World? Look no further than this guide page, where you’ll find a comprehensive list of passive and active skills, plus tips on which character attribute to focus on to maximize your damage output. The Bow skill is perfect for long-range combat, with fast reloading and excellent mobility options.

  • Related attributes
  • Skirmisher – active skills
  • Skirmisher – passive skills
  • Hunter – active skills
  • Hunter – passive skills

Related attributes

Upgrading your Dexterity attribute will increase the damage you deal with Bows.

Skirmisher – active skills

Poison Shot – create a 3-meter-wide poisonous cloud that lasts for 10 seconds. Enemies in the cloud are poisoned and take 10% damage every second for 20 seconds.

  1. Infected Arrows – poison deals 12% damage every second for 20 seconds.
  2. Direct Hit – hit your target directly to deal 200% poison damage.

Evade Shot – jump back 5 meters and shoot an arrow dealing 125% damage.

  1. Evasive Knockback – hit your target to knock them back 2 meters.
  2. Go The Distance – grants a 15% Haste effect (move faster) for 5 seconds.

Rain Of Arrows – shoot up arrows that fall in a 7-meter diameter area and deal 150% damage.

  1. Barbed Arrows – rain of arrows inflicts bleeding that deals 85% damage over 15 seconds (stacks up to 3 times).
  2. Hooked Arrows – rain of arrows inflicts a 15% Slow effect (target moves slower) for 12 seconds.

Skirmisher – passive skills

Evasive Tactics – after dodging, deal 20% more damage for 5 seconds.

Catch Me If You Can – if there are 3 or more enemies within 3 meters, gain a 20% Haste effect (move faster).

Impale – hit your target to slow them down by 10% for 2 seconds.

Closing In – if your target’s health is less than 50%, reduce bow abilities’ cooldown by 5%.

Dodge and Weave – when you dodge, gain a 10% Haste effect (move faster) for 2 seconds.

Hunter’s Insight – hit a target with an active negative effect to restore 5 Stamina.

Archer’s Speed – when you switch to a bow, gain a 10% Haste effect (move faster) for 5 seconds.

Mark – deal 10% more damage to targets with an active negative effect.

Battle Precision – the negative effects you apply last 20% longer.

Knee Shot – shoot your target in the legs to inflict a 10% Slow effect (move slower) for 2 seconds.

Hunter – active skills

Rapid Shot – fire 3 arrows in a row. The first two deal 100% weapon damage, and the last knocks your target back and deals 125% damage.

  1. Rapid Accuracy – if all three shots hit the same target, reduce Rapid Shot’s cooldown by 50%.
  2. Final Blow – the third arrow deals an additional 25% damage.

Penetrating Shot – fire an arrow dealing 150% weapon damage that pierces targets and travels up to 100 meters.

The following are skills and abilities for the hunter class in the game. The Blood Soaked Arrow skill increases damage by 10% with each hit, up to a maximum of 50%. Deep Strike deals an extra 20% damage to targets at least 20 meters away. The Splinter Shot ability launches an arrow that splits into three arrows after 10 meters, dealing 50% weapon damage. The Scatter Shot skill splits an arrow into five arrows, while the Calculated skill reduces the cooldown by 10% with each hit.

The hunter class also has passive skills. Long Range increases damage by 20% to enemies at least 10 meters away, while Aim True heavy attacks deal 30% more damage and fly faster. Finishing Shot deals 20% more damage to targets with less than 50% health, and Unbreakable Focus reduces damage by 10% when aiming. Opening Strike deals 20% more damage to enemies at full health, and Arrow Range increases the shot’s range before it falls by 100%. Bullseye increases critical hit chance by 10%, and Surprise Attack deals 20% more damage if the enemy has not been damaged in the last 10 seconds. Hawkeye restores 10% of health with headshots, and Concussion deals 20% more damage with headshots and has a 50% chance of arrow recovery.


What are the types of bow weapon skills in New World?

There are three types of bow weapon skills in New World: Light Attack, Heavy Attack, and Special Attack. Light Attack is a quick and weak shot that can be used repeatedly, while Heavy Attack is a slow and powerful shot that needs to be charged up. Special Attack, on the other hand, is a unique skill that varies depending on the type of bow and the player’s level.

How do I unlock new bow weapon skills in New World?

To unlock new bow weapon skills in New World, you need to level up your character’s Bow Mastery skill. As you level up, you’ll gain access to new skills and abilities that can be used in combat. Additionally, you can also upgrade your bow by using materials like Ironwood and Infused Leather to increase its stats and unlock new perks.

What are some tips for using the bow in New World?

If you want to be effective with the bow in New World, there are a few tips you should keep in mind. First, try to stay at a safe distance from your enemies and use your mobility to your advantage. Second, make sure to switch between Light and Heavy Attacks to keep your opponents off balance. Finally, experiment with different Special Attacks to find the ones that work best for your playstyle.

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