Bows are ranged weapons used by the Shadow Hunter and the Boomeranger. Bows deal physical damage. They only deal damage to one target (the Boomeranger's third shot does not do area damage), so they have a significant disadvantage against groups of enemies compared to a Staff on a Dracolyte, a Gun on a Pirate Captain, or Swords in general (all of these have some sort of AoE attack).
Bows seem to have a shorter attack range than a Gun equipped on a Gunslinger.
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