Hellwing Bow

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Hellwing Bow
  • Hellwing Bow item sprite
Autofire
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Statistics
Type
Uses ammoArrows
Damage20Ranged
Knockback5 (Average)
Critical chance4%
Use time14 Very Fast
Velocity6
TooltipWooden arrows turn into flaming bats
RarityRarity level: 3
Sell40000*4 Gold Coin.png
Projectile created
  • Hellwing
    Hellwing
The Hellwing Bow shooting flaming bats

The Hellwing Bow is a bow found in Shadow Chests found in the Underworld. It converts normal Wooden Arrows into flaming bat projectiles that travel in a semi-straight line and can pierce infinitely. This is countered by the fact that the bats are fired in a ~30° cone and therefore can be very inaccurate at long distances. Additionally, the bats will dissipate once hitting a surface. Other arrows will not lose their special properties, but will inherit the inaccuracy of the bow.

Its best modifier is Unreal.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This bow is very inaccurate and has a tendency to fire arrows at a steep angle which will usually result in the projectile hitting a wall or the floor rather than the target, especially if used against small enemies or from a long distance.
  • The flaming bat projectiles can pierce infinitely. This means if targets are in a long line, all targets can be affected.
  • The flaming bat projectiles will not allow for recovery of the arrow used to fire it.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • This bow, while significantly inaccurate, deals unusually high damage at its rate of fire for pre-Hardmode weapons. It is best used with Wooden Arrows, and at closer ranges or on large targets to lower the effects of its occasional misfires.
  • In addition, worm-type enemies can suffer extreme amounts of damage from the flaming bat projectiles due to the pierce effect, making the Underworld's native Bone Serpents easier to deal with.
  • This bow is very effective against the Wall of Flesh, especially if paired with Hellfire Arrows.
  • Because of its fast use time, infinite piercing, and comparatively high knockback, the Hellwing Bow is a very good crowd control tool. It is even viable throughout early Hardmode. The Endless Quiver, an accessory well suited for the bow, then also becomes available.

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