Aegisalt Bow

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Aegisalt Bow
Bow
2-Handed
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Damage Per Shot:
Rate of Fire:
Energy Per Shot:
Special:bowshot
Base Max Damage: 28.4
Energy Per Shot: 30
The traditional weapon for hunting laser deer.
Legendary
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Aegisalt Bow is a Tier 6 unique bow, an upgrade to the Compound Bow, and, both statistically and objectively, tied with the Adaptable Crossbow as the most powerful bow one can obtain. The Aegisalt Bow is crafted using Refined Aegisalt and Solarium Star.

The Aegisalt Bow has a large number of traits that make it very unique among other bows. While it still uses the same charging function of a bow, the nature of the weapon make it feel more similar to a Sniper Rifle.

Rather than firing conventional arrows, the bow flings pink 'laser arrows' from a lens on the front of the weapon that fly perfectly straight without dropping from gravity. At full charge, these arrows will bounce off surfaces.

The Aegisalt Bow's left-hand ability is Bow Shot, which costs 30 energy to use. To help you know when to release the laser arrow, the lens on the Aegisalt Bow changes color from red through yellow to green (and to yellow again if you keep it drawn for too long) to indicate the increasing power of the arrow. A laser arrow released after 1 second of draw time (with a margin of error of 0.1 seconds on each side) has a base power of ~28.4, equal to base max damage.

The Aegisalt Bow's right-hand ability is Chaos Arrow, a modified version of Bow Shot which costs 100 energy to use. Instead of bouncing off of surfaces, the Chaos Arrow splits into five new laser arrows upon contact with a surface or enemy, each one bouncing and dealing 20% of the damage of the original Chaos Arrow. A Chaos Arrow released after 1 second of draw time (with a margin of error of 0.1 seconds on each side) has a base power of 35, and each of its five spawned laser arrows has a base power of 7 in this case, allowing for a maximum of 70 damage per hit before accounting for damage bonuses from armor and buffs.

Whilst the Aegisalt Bow is more reliable in most situations against the Adaptable Crossbow, as well as a better dedicated hunting weapon, it doesn't have the diversity of ammunition types carried by the Adaptable Crossbow.


History

  • Cheerful Giraffe: Changed appearance and ammo, changed rarity from 'rare' to 'legendary'

Data

File Details

Spawn Command /spawnitem aegisaltbow
File Name aegisaltbow.activeitem
File Path assets\items\active\weapons\protectorate\aegisaltbow