|A deadly repeater crossbow and a marvel of craftsmanship. This mechanical weapon is efficient, but carries additional weight.|
|Reskin(s)||Sunny Side Bow|
|Damage||40–130 (average: 85)|
|Projectile Speed||16.5 tiles/second|
|Effects||Shots hit multiple targets|
|Rate of Fire||200%|
|On Equip||-5 SPD, +30 MP|
|Drops From||The Puppet Master (Encore)|
Initially, the Thousand Shot was an item obtainable from alpha-testing the game, or by devs/admins spawning it in. However, it was not a drop in that period of time.
The Thousand Shot is a versatile bow with a high rate of fire, with damage ranging from 40 to 130 damage. With a maxed Attack stat of 75 for bow classes, the Thousand Shot’s DPS outstrips the Coral Bow starting from 19 defense and the Bow of Covert Havens starting from 34 Defense, and outclasses the Doom Bow up to 25 Defense and clearly has the highest DPS behind the Leaf Bow. Although the Leaf Bow retains much higher DPS than the Thousand Shot, especially on singular boss-fights, it is still not as versatile as the Thousand Shot due to its shorter range, inability to pierce, and wavy shot pattern.
This bow also has the highest true range of 7.59 tiles, beating the range of the Doom Bow by ~0.55 and that of the Bow of the Void by nearly 2 tiles. Coral bow still beats the TS in range by 0.18 tiles, but its arc gap reduces its true range to 5.08 tiles. The +30MP may help in perma paralyzing enemies or throwing an additional trap.
The Thousand Shot reduces your movement by 5; however, speed bonus gear (e.g. Coral Trap, Spectral Cloth, Coral Silk, Leaf Dragon, Harlequin, tiered speed rings, Nile) can compensate for this weakness.
Nonetheless, if speed is necessary (e.g. quickly farming early game dungeons, running away from shotguns, competing with others rushing a Wine Cellar), it may be preferable to use a different bow instead.
Overall, the Thousand Shot is a great bow that can be used even as a main bow for early to mid game content. Again, it does have its weaknesses, like its reduction of speed and difficulty to acquire. The Thousand Shot should ideally be used as a swap-out bow for quests in the Realm, and not used as a main bow like the Doom Bow or the Bow of Covert Havens.
A Bow’s Backstory: History of the Thousand Shot
The Thousand Shot had been in the game code for a very long time since Kabam’s ownership, and was even once leaked into the game when hackers decided to spawn the items into the game, but was quickly removed after the devs found out.
Before it was put into the game again and given a drop location, this bow was planned like a vanity item, with only 50-75 damage and a 7.2 range, which mockingly rivals the DPS of the Tier 9 Verdant Bow.