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★ Complete Walkthrough and Progression Guide
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★ Recipe List: How to Craft Every Item
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This is a guide on the Bow as well as tips on using the bow! Read on to master this ranged weapon and become a sharpshooter!
A bow is a ranged weapon that utilizes arrows for ammunition. They deal good damage in the early game, as well as a vital tool to kite monsters within the late game.
To know the full list of craftable Bows in Valheim, click the link below!
This may seem like a no-brainer for obvious reasons but with the Bow in Valheim, you need to adjust it much higher than you think. With how the physics of the game works, aiming the reticle directly at a target from far away is a bad idea.
The arrows, once launched, are pulled downward at a faster rate than other games. The arrow will just hit the ground close to the target and alert it.
Moving targets are difficult to hit, but not impossible. Just aim where you think the target might go, and move your reticle above that.
Shooting point blank with the bow is a bad idea. The Bow eats up your stamina as you draw an arrow, once your stamina is depleted you will have a hard time dodging melee attacks. Trying to do an early release for the bow does no damage as well, so spamming fire is useless.
Sneaking can be achieved by pressing the Left Ctrl button. Once you are in sneak mode, your shots do more damage due to a stealth bonus. While sneaking, however, always remember to adjust your aim accordingly.
Sneaking makes you crouch, which adjusts your height and can screw up your aim.
Guide for Beginners: How to Get Started
|List of Controls||Character Creation Guide|
|How to Emote||Cooking Guide: How to Make Food|
|Comfort Level and Rested Explained||Map Guide: How to Mark and Ping Locations|
|Skill Leveling Guide||Best World Map Seeds|
|Controller Layout and Support||How to Build Fire Indoors|
|Combat Guide: How to Battle in Valehim||How to Parry: Parry Force and Parry Bonus|
|How to Hunt Deer||Bow Tips: How to Aim the Bow|
|List of Raids: How do Raids Work?||All Damage Types and Effects|
|Best Forsaken Power||Weapon Guide: How to Use Each Weapon Type|
|Crafting Guide: How Does Crafting Work?||How to Repair your Tools and Gear|
|How to Build and Upgrade the Workbench||How to Build and Upgrade the Forge|
|Advanced Game Mechanics|
|How to Use Cheats and Console Commands||How to Get Max Comfort|
|Farming and Resources Guides|
|Taming Guide: How to Tame Animals||Breeding Guide: How to Breed Boar and Animals|
|How to Plant Seeds and Grow Vegetables||Wolf Taming: How to Tame And Breed Wolves|
|House Building Guide||Fishing Guide: How to Fish|
|Dungeons Guide: Locations and Types||How to Sail|
|Haldor the Trader: Where to Find and What He Sells||Buried Treasure: How to Find|
|How to Get Into Sunken Crypts|
|Best Weapon Tier List||Best Armor Tier List|
|How to Play Multiplayer||How to Make a Personal Chest|
|PVP Guide: How to Turn on Friendly Fire||How to Fix Incompatible Version Error|
|Do Resources Respawn?||What Happens When You Die?|
|How to Split Stacks to Take One Item||How to Take the Best Screenshots|
|Should You Launch With Vulkan?||Best Graphics Settings|
|Best Cheats to Use: How to Cheat Well||Do Bosses Despawn? How Bosses Work|
|Do Items Despawn? How to Throw Away Items||Mysterious Figures: The Grim Reaper and Thor|
|How to Find Maypoles||How to Quick Transfer Items|
|How to Kick Players||What's at the Edge of the World?|
|Does Valheim Have Endgame?||Why is my Console Not Working?|
Bow Tips: How to Aim the Bow
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