The Art of the Bow (guide)

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Gemstone IV Archery Guide

“The Art of the Bow” By Nuadjha kis'Anthri, the Briar Fox

Written February 2010

This guide aims to introduce a new archer to the range of options included in archery in GemStone IV and to provide him or her some of the basic info that goes in to making a decision in terms of weapon choice and character build, all with an eye toward long-term character viability. Ideally, the information contained within it will also be of use to more experienced archers who would like to double check damage-factor and crit-rank tables or simply expand their own knowledge. The guide breaks down into several parts:

Contents

Basic Mechanics

Introduction

Bows and crossbows are ranged weapons that require ammunition, arrows and bolts, respectively, which can either be purchased at bowyer shops or from other players. They can also be made by individuals skilled in Fletching. Many people find ammunition to be the most irritating of the requirements for archery and the requirement turns many people off. Done properly, however, it's a very simple adjustment. For additional information, see the AIM and FIRE commands in the game.

You may hold your bow in either hand, though the game will automatically place it in your left hand (if it's free) if you use the READY and UNSHEATHE verbs. It is important to note that holding bows or crossbows in the right hand changes the DS profile from ranged weapon to the melee weapon counterpart (bows --> quarterstaff, crossbows --> cudgel). Generally, an archer will have a higher DS with the weapon held in the left hand.

Commands For Bows

1. To get an arrow from a bundle:

Get 1 my arrow from my <container>
or
Get 1 my <adjective> arrow from my <container>

Get arrow example:

Get 1 my faewood arrow from my quiver

2. To aim at a body location:

aim (body part)

Aiming example:

aim right eye

3. To fire (at target):

fire <creature>

Firing example:

Fire third orc

4. To retrieve arrows from the ground:

gather arrows

Gather arrows example:

Gather faewood arrows

Commands For Crossbows

Crossbows require two extra steps beyond bows. You must also COCK the crossbow and LOAD the bolt into the crossbow.

Macros and Scripts

Some simple macros or scripts can make your life much easier.

Macro Example:

Get 1 my faewood arrow\r fire\r

This macro will get and fire one arrow at an already targeted creature or the first in attack order in the room. You'd only have to hit F1 or the designated key to activate it.

Script Example:

Put aim right eye
Put get 1 my faewood arrow from my quiver
Put fire %1

This script would aim for the right eye, get an arrow, and fire at the creature you designate in the command line.

Example:

.reye orc (would fire an arrow at the orc's right eye)

Dealing with Blessed or E-Bladed Arrows

You might find that you end up with a pile of single, uncharged arrows and a bundle of charged ones, and they can't be bundled back together, or perhaps you're running out of charges faster than you expect. That's because when you bless or e-blade a bundle of arrows, the *bundle* keeps the total number of charges.

When you get an arrow, the arrow takes *two* charges with it. One gets used when you fire, the other remains so that you can put that arrow back in the bundle without any trouble, because you can't bundle two different arrows together (even if they only cost a silver more or less). Just make sure that you only fire arrows taken fresh from the bundle, and that you gather everything up and bundle them back together before you move on, and you'll be fine. You can always LOOK at the arrow to see if it's glowing with a holy light (blessed) or has a scintillating aura (e-bladed), too.

Watch out for other people's arrows on the ground if another archer is hunting near you; you won't be able to bundle that other "wooden arrow" with yours if it has an ice eblade while yours have a fire eblade. You can tell by the color of the aura when you look at it.

Tip: You can add up to 999 charges to a bundle, and if you e-blade a couple of smaller bundles, you can bundle them together to get a nicely charged one that'll last you awhile.

Bows vs. Crossbows

Bows and crossbows, classified as ranged weapons, come in two categories and five types:

Each has its advantages, though most experienced archers prefer the long bow. The basic rule is that the lighter the bow, the faster it fires and the weaker its damage factor (see DF table) which means that it doesn't do as much damage when it hits. This rule can get complicated, though, because the GS combat system takes into account a number of factors, including the type of bow, the target's armor, the target's natural critical or damage padding (if any), and your Dexterity Bonus (for critical weighting – see Ranged AS).

Though crossbows are slower in most cases than bows, they add a +30 AS when fired from a kneeling position in offensive stance. Additionally a crossbow provides a bonus to aiming and an even greater bonus to aiming while kneeling. Many people keep a couple cocked and loaded as backups, even if they normally use a bow. See the tables below for detailed information on calculating damage based on bow type, armor and wound location.

Base weapon weights

  • Bows (short, composite, long): 3 pounds
  • Light crossbow: 8 pounds
  • Heavy crossbow: 12 pounds

Another note on weights:
In addition to the weights above, a bundle of 100 arrows weighs 10lbs. However, warrior sheaths weigh .5lbs and can hold up to five weapons, reducing their weights by 2lbs each. If you use a warrior-made quiver, you can carry a 3lb bow and four bundles of 20 arrows (2lbs each) at 1.5lbs of encumbrance (.5 quiver weight, 1lb bow weight. With a 2lb bow, you can drop that to the sheath weight alone). If encumbrance is an issue for your character, you might use this method. Props go to Droit for realizing the utility of warrior sheaths for this purpose.

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Firing Times

The Base Roundtime for firing a bow is modified by the character's Strength bonus, strength spells and enhancives. For each 10 STR bonus, one second is deducted from the firing RT. One second is added to fire times when aiming or firing from hiding. Aimed attacks from hiding will add two seconds to RT.

Bows

Firing Times
Name Base RT
Short Bow 5 seconds
Composite Bow 6 seconds
Long Bow 7 seconds

Crossbows

  • Cocking time – varies depending on character's strength, wounds, and position (lying, standing, etc.) Dwarves and gnomes receive a bonus when cocking crossbows.
  • Firing time – 2 seconds

Long Bow Firing Time Example

Nuadjha has a STR bonus of 25 and as a ranger uses Phoen's Strength (+10 Strength Bonus). This combination produces a STR Bonus of 35. With a Wizard's strength spell (509), he can add another +15 STR Bonus and have a total Bonus of +50, which reduces his firing time by 5 seconds.

A STR Bonus of 50 produces these times for a longbow (base 7 seconds). Minimum RT is 3 seconds:

Long Bow Example w/ 50 STR Bonus
Tactic Actual RT RT Calculation
Open (unaimed) 3 seconds 7 - 5 = 2
Note: Min RT is 3
Open (aimed) 3 seconds 8 - 5 = 3
Hiding (unaimed) 3 seconds 8 - 5 = 3
Hiding (aimed) 4 seconds 9 - 5 = 4
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Aiming

The basic rule here is that the smaller target, the harder it is to hit. A young archer will have great difficulty hitting anything, much less the smallest targets, like the eyes. Experienced archers will almost always aim for the eyes because of the low fatal crit rank threshold (rank 4 – see below), but younger archers will have better luck aiming for a leg, knocking the creature down, and then aiming for the neck or eyes.

Aiming from the open relies solely on the Perception skill, while aiming from hiding relies on the Perception and Ambush skills.

Sighting

Sighting is the ranged version of critical weighting. It follows the same scale as crit and damage weighting (i.e. 10 points is “heavy” sighting). Unlike critical weighting, however, sighting helps you hit your targets rather than increasing the crit rank of a wound.

Naturally sighted woods:

Puncture Immune and Resistant Creatures

Some creatures in GemStone still work on an older model (referred to now as pre-BCS – Basic Creature System). Of these creatures, a handful are immune to puncture damage, and as a result they can be an archer's bane. Examples are nightmare steeds, bone golems, and vaespilons. Most are undead. These creatures are slowly being updated to the BCS, which replaces puncture immunity with puncture resistance, which without going into mechanics, simply means that archers will hurt them, but not a lot.

Because of puncture immune and resistant creatures, some archers train in a supplemental hunting method – either another melee weapon type, brawling (for use with brawling weapons or unarmed combat) or magic.

Open Aiming vs. Sniping

The basic choice of an archer's existence is whether to be an open archer or a sniper. Open archers aim and fire without hiding, which has the advantage of speed but exposes the archer to injury. Snipers fire from hiding, which adds RT but can protect the archer. The open archery path requires significantly fewer Training Points, and most archers toward cap prefer it for its speed. However, some characters, whether because of their individual hunting style, level, or roleplay, do prefer to snipe.

Sniping is one of the most effective CvC styles in the game, if that's your style. If sniping, train in as much hiding as possible, because some creatures are very perceptive, especially animals and the undead. If one is fighting an undead animal, then hiding may be very difficult. The more you train in hiding, the better your chances of staying hidden while you fire, as well.

Bow/Crossbow AS and Parry DS

Bow/Crossbow AS and DS are the meat and potatoes of archery. For the nitty-gritty details, see below, but if that information is too arcane, the basics are these: For AS, train ranged, ambush and perception skills (each to 2x). For DS, train ranged, perception, ambush and dodge skills. Ranks in dodge skill do not increase parry DS but are important for a character's overall DS. Armor and bow enchant add directly to DS, just as bow plus arrow enchant bonuses (up to 10x combined) add to AS.

The Nitty-Gritty:

The information below is borrowed from Asrial's research posted on the Player's Corner Forum in June 2009, with some edits and minor corrections. For the original post, see: http://forum.gsplayers.com/showthread.php?t=43815 It is a tentative equation.

Bow/Crossbow AS Formula

[Ranged Skill + DEX Bonus + (Ambush ranks - 40)/4)) + (Perception ranks - 40)/4)) + Bow/Arrow Enchant Bonuses [max +50] + 30 Kneeling Bonus (crossbows only)] × Stance Modifier 

Several spell effects will also increase/decrease attack strength. These include but are not limited to Spirit Barrier (102), Bravery (211), Heroism (215), Dauntless (1606), Elemental Targeting (425), and Warcry.

AS Stance Modifiers

Stance Modifier Stance Modifier
Offensive 1.00 Neutral 0.70
Advanced 0.90 Guarded 0.60
Forward 0.80 Defensive 0.50

AS Kneeling Bonus (Crossbows Only)

Stance Bonus Stance Bonus
Offensive +30 Neutral +21
Advanced +27 Guarded +18
Forward +24 Defensive +15

Bow/Crossbow Parry DS Formula (vs Melee Attacks)

[(Ranged Skill + trunc(Perception Ranks/2) + trunc(Ambush Ranks/2)) × Stance Modifier] + Bow/Crossbow Enchant Bonus + Stance Bonus

DS Stance Modifiers (Bow)

Stance Modifier Stance Modifier
Offensive 0.15 Neutral 0.33
Advanced 0.21 Guarded 0.39
Forward 0.27 Defensive 0.45

DS Stance Modifiers (Crossbow)

Stance Modifier Stance Modifier
Offensive 0.12 Neutral 0.27
Advanced 0.17 Guarded 0.32
Forward 0.22 Defensive 0.37

DS Stance Bonus

Stance Bonus Stance Bonus
Offensive 0 Neutral 30
Advanced 10 Guarded 40
Forward 20 Defensive 50

Bow/Crossbow Parry DS Formula (vs Ranged Attacks)

Ranged weapon users receive a small amount of DS vs ranged attacks but the exact formula is currently unknown. There is no stance bonus and only a small fraction of the weapon's enchant bonus is included.

DS Notes

1. Notice the SKILL/RANKS emphasis. You also need 1 rank of ranged to activate the formula (including receiving the DS of the bow/crossbow enchant).

2. BOW ENCHANT DS: Bow/crossbow enchant is added on a 1:1 ratio regardless of stance (except against a ranged attack).

3. CROSSBOW PENALTY: Crossbows have a DS penalty of ~20% even while standing when compared to bows. This loss is reflected in the separate crossbow stance modifier table above.

4. ARMOR ENCHANT NOTES: Armor enchant bonus is added to overall DS on a 1:1 ratio. This also applies to any items that add DS and aren't a weapon or a shield (since you can nullify parry/shield DS, but you can't nullify evade DS even with 0 ranks in dodge). Be aware that you can't nullify shield enchant (or the natural +20 DS it has).

5. Spells that improve attempts to Dodge include Mobility, Mass Blur, Temporal Reversion, and Song of Mirrors.

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Bows/Crossbows Used As Melee Weapons (Right Hand Only)

When a bow (short/long/composite) or crossbow (light/heavy) is held in the right hand, it defaults to its melee weapon counterpart. Bows use the Quarterstaff (two-handed) weapon profile and Crossbows the Cudgel (blunt) weapon profile. Both AS and DS are based on the appropriate melee combat formulas, including the applicable skills and stats for those weapon bases.

Name Weapon Profile RT
Short Bow Quarterstaff 4 sec.
Long Bow Quarterstaff 5 sec.
Composite Bow Quarterstaff 5 sec.
Light Crossbow Cudgel 3 sec.
Heavy Crossbow Cudgel 4 sec.

Example

A long bow (quarterstaff profile) held in the right hand and used in melee combat with the ATTACK command.

>att
You swing a long bow at a giant rat!
  AS: +97 vs DS: +14 with AvD: +25 + d100 roll: +51 = +159
   ... and hit for 42 points of damage!
   Blow to chest causes the giant rat's heart to skip a beat.
The giant rat collapses to the ground, emits a final squeal, and dies.

Roundtime: 5 sec.
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Modifying Skills and Spells

A large variety of skills and spells can affect archery. Some of the basic ones are:

  • Multi-Fire (combat maneuver): Allows an archer to fire two or more unaimed arrows simultaneously, at one or multiple targets. However, I suggest you avoid this maneuver except for shits and giggles, since you can fire aimed single arrows faster.
  • Surge of Strength (combat maneuver): Helps reduce firing time by temporarily increasing STR Bonus
  • Shadow Mastery (combat maneuver): Reduces stalking and hiding time and adds bonuses to hiding. SM will also allow a ranger using Camouflage (608) to retain some of the AS bonus when sneaking.
  • Weapon Specialization (combat maneuver): Up to an additional +10 AS can be gained by specializing in arrows.
  • Phoen's Strength (606): Reduces firing time by increasing STR Bonus by +10
  • Strength (509): Reduces firing time by increasing STR Bonus by +15
  • Camouflage (608): Instant hide and +30 AS for one attack. With sufficient hiding skill, an archer can stay hidden with a constant +30 AS bonus.
  • Self Control (613): Adds bonuses to aiming
  • Sneaking (617): Adds bonuses to hiding (increased with Blessings Lore)
  • Presence (402): Adds a bonus to aiming
  • Disarm Enhancement (404): Adds a bonus to aiming

Animal Companion (630): Animal companions (available to advanced rangers) have a Guard command that generally lets them guard the ranger for up to -25 AS/+25 DS. With ranged (and thrown) weapons, there is no AS penalty.

Enhancive Items:
With the release of enhancive items through the treasure system, it's become relatively easy to boost skills and stats. One is limited to a total +50 bonus to a skill and +40 bonus to a stat (+20 stat bonus). Though there are a number of ways enhancives can be useful, an archer with a low Strength bonus or, in particular, a Strength bonus only a point or three off from the next RT reduction (every +10 STR bonus) might find wearable Strength enhancives particularly useful.

Some of the most common enhancives for ranged weaponry are the "leather wrist guards" released at the Winterfest Caravan of 2008. They're +4 Ranged Weapons Bonus and one can wear two of them on the wrists. They cost about 2400 Bounty Points to recharge at the Adventurer's Guild.

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Fletching

An archer has the capability to make his or her own arrows with a natural +5 bonus after mastering the artisan skill of fletching. The advantage of such arrows is that one can use faewood (natural 4x) to make 5x blessed arrows. With a 5x bow, an archer is at the maximum +50 AS. Many archers find it simpler to avoid undead creatures and use a 6x bow with e-bladed (+20 flaring) ordinary arrows for a flaring +50 weapon, however. For comprehensive information on this ability, see:

Fletching on Krakiipedia: http://www.krakiipedia.org/wiki/Fletching
Nephrenia's Guide to Fletching: http://www.dm.net/~aldamus/Mentors/GemStone/Guides/fletching.htm

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Sample Builds

Sniping Rogue

Hasted Wizard

Thanks

Thanks go to Droit, Asrial, Mark/Riltus, and WaywardGS for suggestions and corrections, and to AMUSED1 (PC) for the laborious task of posting the guide on Krakiipedia.

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Appendix

Bow/Crossbow Damage Factor Table

Weapon AG Cloth Leather Scale Chain Plate RT Min RT Damage Type STR/DU
AsG1 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Short bow DF .325 .225 .275 .250 .100 5 3 Puncture 35/180
AvD 20 27 26 25 24 20 18 16 14 31 27 23 19 27 21 15 9
Composite bow DF .350 .300 .325 .275 .150 6 3 Puncture 50/225
AvD 25 35 34 33 32 30 28 26 24 42 38 34 30 36 30 24 18
Long bow DF .400 .325 .350 .300 .175 7 3 Puncture 60/315
AvD 25 33 32 31 30 29 27 25 23 42 38 34 30 38 32 26 20
Light crossbow DF .350 .300 .325 .275 .150 2 2 Puncture 50/285
AvD 25 31 30 29 28 25 23 21 19 39 35 31 27 32 26 20 14
Heavy crossbow DF .425 .325 .375 .285 .175 2 2 Puncture 60/315
AvD 30 36 35 34 33 31 29 27 25 46 42 38 34 40 34 28 22
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Fatal Thresholds for Puncture Criticals

The following table lists the minimum fatal critical ranks from puncture damage for the various body locations.

Body
Location
Critical
Rank
R/L Eye Rank 4
Head Rank 6
Neck Rank 6
Chest Rank 8
Back Rank 8
Abdomen Rank 8
Limbs N/A

See Puncture critical table for the complete list of criticals.

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Armor Critical Divisors

Legend:

ASG - Armor Sub Group
AG - Armor Group
Coverage - Torso, Arms, Legs, Head
Crit Divisor - Damage needed to achieve each critical rank

ASG AG AG Name Armor Name Coverage Crit Divisor
1 1 Cloth Normal Clothing/Robes TALH 5
5 2 Leather Light Leather T 6
6 2 Leather Full Leather TA 6
7 2 Leather Reinforced Leather TAL 6
8 2 Leather Double Leather TALH 6
9 3 Scale Leather Breastplate T 7
10 3 Scale Cuirbouilli Leather TA 7
11 3 Scale Studded Leather TAL 7
12 3 Scale Brigandine TALH 7
13 4 Chain Chainmail T 9
14 4 Chain Double Chain Mail TA 9
15 4 Chain Augmented Chain Mail TAL 9
16 4 Chain Chain Hauberk TALH 9
17 5 Plate Metal Breastplate T 11
18 5 PLate Augmented Breastplate TA 11
19 5 Plate Half-Plate Armor TAL 11
20 5 Plate Plate Mail Armor TALH 11
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Puncture Critical Table

This table lists the critical messaging caused by the puncture damage type. Injuries of this type are most often caused by (AS) based melee and ranged weapon attacks. The damage values (hit points) in this table represent attacks in this category. In addition to weapon attacks, puncture criticals may also be caused by certain spells, i.e., Spike Thorn (616), natural creature attacks, and environmental hazards.

Note: Damage from non-weapon attacks, especially CS attacks, will often be different than those listed in this table.

Legend:

  • A - Amputation (limb loss)
  • Fatal - (instant death critical)
  • K - Knockdown
  • R - Injury level (rank 1, 2 or 3)
  • S - Stun w/number of rounds
  • x - Unknown stun round

Head

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Thrust catches chin. Leaves an impression but no cut.nonenone
1 5Glancing strike to the head!noneR1
2 8Nice shot to the head gouges the [target]'s cheek!S2R2
310Beautiful head shot! That ear will be missed!S5R2
415Strike to temple! Saved by thick skull!S7R3
520Beautiful shot pierces skull! Amazing the [target] wasn't killed outright!S10R3
625Amazing shot through the [target]'s nose enters the brain!FatalR3
730Strike through both ears, foe is quite dead!FatalR3
835Strike pierces temple and kills foe instantly!FatalR3
940Awesome shot skewers skull! The [target] blinks once and falls quite dead!FatalR3
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Neck

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Talk about a close shave! Let's try closer next time.nonenone
1 3Minor strike to neck.noneR1
2 5Well placed shot to the neck.S2R2
3 7Strike just below the jaw, nice shot to the neck!S3R2
410Pierced through the neck, a fine shot!S5R3
515Neck skewered, sliding past the throat and spine! That looks painful.S8R3
615Fine shot pierces jugular vein! The brain wonders where all its oxygen went, briefly.FatalR3
720Strike clean through neck, what a shot! Good form!FatalR3
825Strike punctures throat and ruins vocal cords!FatalR3
930Incredible shot clean through the throat severs the spine!FatalR3
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Right Eye

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Attack bumps an eyebrow. Oh! So close!nonenone
1 1Minor strike under the right eye, that was close!noneR1
2 5Well aimed shot almost removes an eye!S3R2
310Surgical strike removes the [target]'s right eye!S5R3
417Attack punctures the eye and connects with something really vital!FatalR3 eye/head
520Shot knocks the [target]'s head back by pushing on the inside of the skull!FatalR3 eye/head
625Incredible shot to the eye penetrates deep into skull!FatalR3 eye/head
730Shot destroys eye and the brain behind it!FatalR3 eye/head
835Strike through eye, the [target] is lobotomized!FatalR3 eye/head
940Strike to the eye penetrates skull, ocular fluid sprays widely!FatalR3 eye/head
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Left Eye

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Attack bumps an eyebrow. Oh! So close!nonenone
1 1Minor strike under the left eye, that was close!noneR1
2 5Well aimed shot almost removes an eye!S3R2
310Surgical strike removes the [target]'s left eye!S5R3
417Attack punctures the eye and connects with something really vital!FatalR3 eye/head
520Shot knocks the [target]'s head back by pushing on the inside of the skull!FatalR3 eye/head
625Incredible shot to the eye penetrates deep into skull!FatalR3 eye/head
730Shot destroys eye and the brain behind it!FatalR3 eye/head
835Strike through eye, the [target] is lobotomized!FatalR3 eye/head
940Strike to the eye penetrates skull, ocular fluid sprays widely!FatalR3 eye/head
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Chest

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Blow slides along ribs. Probably tickles.nonenone
1 5Minor puncture to the chest.noneR1
210Strike to the chest breaks a rib!noneR1
315Loud *crack* as the [target]'s sternum breaks!S2R1
420Well placed strike shatters a rib!S3R2
525Damaging strike to chest, several ribs shattered!S5R2
630Strong strike, punctures lung!S6R3
735Awesome shot shatters ribs and punctures lung!SxR3
840Beautiful shot pierces both lungs, the [target] makes a wheezing noise, and drops dead!FatalR3
950Incredible strike pierces heart and runs the [target] clean through!FatalR3
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Abdomen

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Poked in the tummy. Hehehe.nonenone
1 5Minor puncture to abdomen.noneR1
210Nice puncture to the abdomen, just missed vital organs!noneR1
315Strike pierces gall bladder! That's gotta hurt!S3R2
420Strike to abdomen punctures stomach!S3R2
525Vicious strike punctures intestines!SxR2
625Bladder impaled, what a mess!S8R3
730Deft strike to abdomen penetrates several useful organs!S6R3
840Strike to abdomen skewers the critter quite nicely!FatalR3
950Perfect strike to the abdomen. The [target] howls in pain and drops quite dead!FatalR3
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Back

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Thrust slides along the back. Cuts a nagging itch.nonenone
1 5Minor puncture to the back.noneR1
210Nice puncture to the back, just grazed the spine!noneR1
315Strike connects with shoulder blade!S2R1
420Nailed in the lower back!S3R2
525Well placed strike to back shatters vertebrae!S5 KR2
630Deft strike to the back cracks vertebrae!S6R3
735Awesome shot shatters spine and punctures lung!SxR3
840Shot to back shatters bone and vertebrae!FatalR3 N3
950Incredible shot impales a kidney. Too painful to even scream.FatalR3
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Right Hand

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Strikes a fingernail. Bet it'll lose it now.nonenone
1 1Strike to right hand breaks a fingernail!noneR1
2 3Strike through the palm!noneR1
3 5Shot to the hand slices a finger to the bone!noneR1
4 7Shot pierces a wrist!S1R2
5 9Slash across back of hand, tendons sliced!S2R2
612Impressive shot shatters wrist!S3R2
715Strike to wrist severs right hand!S4 AR3
818Strike to wrist severs right hand!S5 AR3
920Strike to wrist severs right hand quite neatly!Sx AR3
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Left Hand

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Strikes a fingernail. Bet it'll lose it now.nonenone
1 1Strike to left hand breaks a fingernail!noneR1
2 3Strike through the palm!noneR1
3 5Shot to the hand slices a finger to the bone!noneR1
4 7Shot pierces a wrist!S1R2
5 9Slash across back of hand, tendons sliced!S2R2
612Impressive shot shatters wrist!S3R2
715Strike to wrist severs left hand!S4 AR3
818Strike to wrist severs left hand!S5 AR3
920Strike to wrist severs left hand quite neatly!Sx AR3
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Right Arm

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Tap to the arm pricks some interest but not much else.nonenone
1 3 Minor puncture to the right arm.noneR1
2 5 Strike pierces upper arm!noneR1
3 7 Well aimed shot, punctures upper arm!S1R1
410 Strike pierces forearm!S2R2
514 Elbow punctured, oh what pain!S3R2
617 Well aimed strike shatters bone in right arm!S5R2
722 Strike to right arm cleanly severs it at the shoulder!S6 AR3
825 Strike to right arm shatters elbow and severs forearm!Sx AR3
925 Shot shatters shoulder and severs right arm!S10 AR3
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Left Arm

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0 Tap to the arm pricks some interest but not much else.nonenone
1 3 Minor puncture to the left arm.noneR1
2 5 Strike pierces upper arm!noneR1
3 7 Well aimed shot, punctures upper arm!S1R1
410 Strike pierces forearm!S2R2
514 Elbow punctured, oh what pain!S3R2
617 Well aimed strike shatters bone in left arm!S5R2
722 Strike to left arm cleanly severs it at the shoulder!S6 AR3
825 Strike to left arm shatters elbow and severs forearm!Sx AR3
925 Shot shatters shoulder and severs left arm!S10 AR3
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Right Leg

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Thrust glances off the [target]'s knee without a lot of effect.nonenone
1 5Minor puncture to the right leg.noneR1
2 9Strike pierces thigh!KR1
313Well aimed shot, punctures calf!S1R1
417Strike pierces calf!S3 KR2
520Well placed shot pierces knee, that hurt!S5 KR2
623Great shot penetrates thigh and shatters bone!S6 KR2
727Blow shatters knee and severs lower leg!S8 K AR3
830Strike punctures thigh and shatters femur!S10 K AR3
935Shot shatters hip and severs right leg!S10 K AR3
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Left Leg

Rank Damage Message Status Effects Wounds
0 0Thrust glances off the [target]'s knee without a lot of effect.nonenone
1 5Minor puncture to the left leg.noneR1
2 9Strike pierces thigh!KR1
313Well aimed shot, punctures calf!S1R1
417Strike pierces calf!S3 KR2
520Well placed shot pierces knee, that hurt!S5 KR2
623Great shot penetrates thigh and shatters bone!S6 KR2
727Blow shatters knee and severs lower leg!S8 K AR3
830Strike punctures thigh and shatters femur!S10 K AR3
935Shot shatters hip and severs left leg!S10 K AR3
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