World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows – Part 8

Bows are one of the most usable and prominent items in World of Warcraft. Aside from their powerful strikes, bows can also give the player a chance to strike their enemy even when they are still far from it. So, here is a continuation of the series of articles focusing on this weapon category.


Long Battle Bow

Long Battle Bow is not a special weapon by any means. In fact, it is not powerful at all whether it is in terms of its attack or striking power or its random enchantments which is totally zero, nada, zit. Plus, Long Battle Bow requires players to be in level 24 which makes it even more of a nuisance than of real help. In this level, you could choose other bows or WoW weapons that would benefit you more. However, for the sake of discussion, this weapon still deserves a mention in this article series. The Long Battle Bow has a speed rating of 2.20 (mediocre compared to other bows) and could only induce 19.8 damage per second or 30 to 57 total health damage to its target. This WoW bow is dropped by almost 200 other characters (including NPCs). The list includes:

  • Foreman Bonds at Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Scarlet Scryer at Scarlet Monastery
  • Grubbis at Gnomeregan
  • Kolkar Centaur at Desolace
  • Merchant Kendra at Stonetalon Mountains
  • Zalas Witherbark at Arathi Highlands
  • Dun Garok Rifleman at Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Mechanized Guardian at Gnomeregan
  • Night Elf Mage at Stonetalon Mountains
  • Hexmaster Bastoon at the Southern Barrens
  • Scarlet Magician at Tirisfal Glades, Scarlet Monastery
  • Braddok at Northern Stranglethorn
  • Venture Co. Miner at Northern Stranglethorn
  • Old Cliff Jumper at The Hinterlands
  • Ran Bloodtooth at Ashenvale
  • Captain Gerogg Hammertoe at the Southern Barrens
  • Cold Eye Basilisk at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Cresting Exile at Arathi Highlands
  • Naga Explorer at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Highborne Sorcerer at Stonetalon Mountains
  • Scarlet Scout at Tirisfal Glades, Scarlet Monastery


Long Redwood Bow

Quite a famous weapon, the Long Redwood Bow is actually not a powerful one. In fact, it has below average technical details, does not bring any random enchantments and looks just about ordinary. The Long Redwood Bow binds to a character only when it is equipped but it requires level 30 players. It has a speed rating of 2.80 and can induce 23.9 damage per second (46 to 87 damage) to its target. Here is a list of the characters that dropped it and their respective locations:

  • The Ravenian at Western Plaguelands
  • Kotonga at The Hinterlands
  • Scarlet Soldier at the Scarlet Monastery
  • Putridus Shadowstalker at Maraudon
  • Kolkar Ambusher at Desolace
  • Burning Blade Warlock at Desolace
  • Scrlet Myrmidon at the Scarlet Monastery
  • Vile Larva at Maraudon
  • The Abominable Greench at Hillsbrad Foothills
  • Fenton Frazzlecraz at the Southern Barrens
  • Rotting Agam’ar at the Razorfen Kraul
  • Kraul Bat at the Razorfen Kraul
  • Muchshell Clacker at Dustwallow Marsh
  • Stonevault Pillager at Uldaman
  • Wailing Mary Smitts at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Silithid Harvester at the Southern Barrens
  • Raging Ancient at Ashenvale
  • Zul’arek Hatefowler at The Hinterlands
  • Captain Keelhaul at The Cape of Stranglethorn
  • Desiccated Magus at the Western Plaguelands
  • Shadowforge Surveyor at Badlands
  • Stonevault Ambusher at Uldaman
  • Gelkis Earthcaller at Desolace


Mag’hari Light Recurve

The Mag’hari Light Recurve is one of the more popular and most used bows in World of Warcraft. Why? This is simply because it is a ranged weapon that has the unique ability to release a second bow into flight even when the first one is still in its trajectory to strike the target. With the Mag’hari Light Recurve, it is possible to strike your opponent twice in a span of a second only. Moreover, this bow has a speed rating of 2.10 (pretty average) but could inflict from 73 to 138 total damage to its target or 50.2 damage per second (plus you can double the number because of its special ability). However, you have to be in the 60th level or higher for you to use it. You can buy the Mag’hari Light Recurve bow from 4 characters:

  • Bar Talet at Terokkar Forest
  • Cahill at Blade’s Edge Mountains
  • Karthul at Shadowmoon Valley
  • Nancila at Nagrand


Malgen’s Long Bow

This long bow is a ranged weapon that requires level 51 players or higher and binds when it is picked up. It automatically increases the agility of the character by 8 and its stamina by 3. When equipped, the Malgen’s Long Bow will improve the character’s hit rating by 3 or 0.39%. It is a pretty simple bow model with a speed rating of 2.90. But, Malgen’s Long Bow can inflict quite a serious damage with 48.2 damage per second or from 97 to 182 total health damage to its target. You should know though that Malgen’s Long Bow could only be dropped in Normal mode by Arena Spoils at Blackrock Depths.


Mandokir’s Sting

This item is quite fancy looking when it was added to the weapons list of World of Warcraft via patch 1.11.1. However, it is no longer available to players today and was, in fact, disenchanted for about 225 times already. However, as usual, all items (unavailable or available) is to be discussed in this series of articles. First, Mandokir’s Sting is a ranged World of Warcraft weapon that requires level 60 players or higher. It is one of the more powerful bows in its time and could inflict serious injury to whomever its target is. Mandokir’s Sting has a speed rating of 2.60 and could give its target 62.6 damage per second or from 113 to 212 total health damage.


Marksman’s Bow

This ranged weapon is one of the most powerful weapons in the Bows category and could certainly be listed as one of the more capable items in the whole of World of Warcraft. Marksman’s Bow is sold by Quartermaster Urgronn at the Hellfire Peninsula and could be bought from it with a price of 31 Gold, 99 Silver, and 96 Bronze (vendor cost is 159 Gold, 99 Silver, and 84 Bronze). When you transfer to Alliance, the Marksman’s Bow will be converted into the Veteran’s Musket. Now, the Marksman’s Bow will bind to a level 70 character and will automatically increase the character’s agility by 12 and its stamina by 17. Furthermore, when the Marksman’s Bow is equipped, it will increase your hit rating by 11 or 0.74%. It has a speed rating of 2.80 and can inflict an amazing 105.7 damage per second or from 207 to 385 damage to its target. Aside from those, the Marksman’s Bow is also a very durable weapon 90/90 durability rating. You should take note that you will need extracted Thrallmar to use the Marksman’s Bow.


Massive Longbow

This ranged WoW weapon binds to a character that it is equipped with. It has a speed rating of 2.80 and could only do 36.6 damage per second (71 to 134 total damage) to its target which is pretty small and immaterial with the player level that it needs. The Masssive Longbow costs 6 Gold, 79 Silver, and 52 Bronzes and could be bought by players in the 42nd level. This simple yet elegant looking bow is sold by 6 vendors including:

  • Abigail Sawyer at Undercity
  • Frederick Stover at Stormwind City
  • Kaja at Orgrimmar
  • Kuna Thunderhorn at Thunder Bluff
  • Skolmin Goldfury at Ironforge
  • Talu Frosthoof at Howling Fjord


Master Hunter’s Bow

You could no longer use this bow in World of Warcraft no matter what server you are in. Master Hunter’s Bow was added in patch 1.11.1 and was deprecated and no longer available to WoW players. This ranged weapon will bind immediately to the character that would pick it up. It has a speed rating of 2.90 and could potentially give 70 to 132 total damage to its target or 34.8 total health damage. The Master Hunter’s Bow is a similar model to:

  • Bow of Ire
  • Deep Strike Bow
  • Gryphonwing Long Bow
  • Harpyclaw Short Bow
  • Houndmaster’s Bow
  • Needle Threader
  • Quillshooter
  • Ranger Bow
  • Sandstriker’s Mark
  • Skystriker Bow
  • Stinging Bow
  • Voone’s Twitchbow
  • Archstrike Bow
  • Elune-Blessed Bow
  • Mag’har Bow
  • Master Hunter’s Bow
  • Quillfire Bow
  • Raptor’s End
  • Scorch Wood Bow


Melmorta’s Twilight Longbow

Melmorta’s Twilight Longbow was added in patch 2.0.1 and is one fancy looking bow. Its look though is just right for the kind of power that it packs: fancy and powerful. It has an average speed rating of 3.00 but could effectively and seriously hurt its target with 90.4 damage per second or from 189 to 353 total damage. Aside from those, when Melmorta’s Twilight Longbow is equipped to a character, it will automatically bind with it and also improve the character’s agility by 15 and its stamina by 15. All in all, Melmorta’s Twilight Bow is one useful bow to have.

You Are Welcome To Read :

World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 1
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 2
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 3
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 4
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 5
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 6
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 7
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 9
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 12
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 13
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 14
World of Warcraft Weapons Guide: Bows Part 15