Leaf Bow

Leaf Bow Leaf Arrow Fashioned from the finest logs found within the Woodland Labyrinths, this bow uses sharp leaves instead of conventional arrows. Such lightweight ammunition allows for quick movement.


Tier UT
Shots 1
Damage 115–170 (average: 142.5)
Projectile Speed 12 tiles/second
Lifetime 0.6 seconds
Range 7.2 tiles
Effect(s) Wavy Wavy shots
Rate of Fire 140%
On Equip +5 SPD
Fame Bonus 5%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 800


Notes

This bow’s projectiles cannot hit multiple enemies.

It sacrifices its ability to pierce in exchange for longer range and higher DPS: being able to outdamage any bow (except Void Bow, Deathless Crossbow, and Predator Bow) up to ~100 DEF. It also gives a hefty speed boost to allow the Archer/Huntress to dodge more or run faster.

It is far from perfect however: the lack of piercing still gives this bow a disadvantage when compared to other bows. In addition, its slightly slower projectile speed and wavy projectile pattern hamper it a bit by making it harder to consistently hit moving targets. While this bow is worth using, it is heavily advised to have a swapout for when piercing is necessary.

However, it still has its niches: close-quarters boss fights where the slower projectiles can be disregarded and the boss has no meatshields are where this bow shines, being able to tear through many bosses at a rapid pace. In addition, it excels in Tombs; not only does its high DPS secure the soulbound damage threshold on the bosses quickly, but the lack of piercing lowers the risk of triggering other Tomb bosses.

History

Added in Release 16.0.0 (Aug 2013). The original description was “Why don’t you try throwing a leaf?”

The bow’s stats were buffed in Patch 27.7.X10.3 (Feb 2017). Prior to this its stats had been: Damage: 95-125 (Average: 110), Range: 6.3, Rate of Fire: 150%, Fame Bonus: 4%, Feed Power: 800.

During the April Fool’s event in 2019, the name, description and sprite changed to the Leave Bow, a play on the item’s original description. This temporary version also returned for the 2020 April Fool’s event:

Leave Bow

Leave Bow Leaf Arrow Why don’t you try throwing a leave?