Originally posted by Morphx2:
What proficiency is bows though?
Is it 2-handed weapons?
Yeah, the bow is considered a two-handed weapon, so you should get benefits for allocating points to two-handed weapon style proficiency.
Archers kick a$$. Mine had a -14 THAC0 by level 17.
The only thing limiting the archer is the fact that only the magical rating of the arrow is taken into account when determining what you can hit. So, with most bows, creatures that only can be hit by +3 or better weapons are out of your reach. There is an exception, however, which is why I would recommend dumping your points into short bows instead of long bows. The short bow of Gesen requires no ammunition; it magically generates its own arrows. The bow itself is a +4 weapon, and thankfully, so are the missles it fires. There are other benefits as well. Mages or clerics using stoneskin or ironskins respectively will still be damaged, since neither of those spells protect from the magical electrical damage. It's definitely the way to go.
[This message has been edited by TheHellion (edited 02-23-2001).]