Bows are one of the two basic types of Ranged Weapons. Bows use Arrows as ammo.

repeaters are different versions of bows which are aesthetically based on crossbows. The only mechanical difference between them is that repeaters have auto-use.

Name Base Damage Knockback Use Time Rarity AutoUse Recipe Value Obtainable from
Wooden Bow

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4 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 10 Wood 20 Copper Coin Crafted at a Work Bench
Rich Mahogany Bow

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6 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 10 Rich Mahogany 20 Copper Coin Crafted at a Work Bench
Copper Bow

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6 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 7 Copper Bar 70 Copper Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Palm Wood Bow

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6 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 10 Palm Wood 20 Copper Coin Crafted at a Workbench
Tin Bow

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7 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 7 Tin Bar 1 Silver Coin5 Copper Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Ebonwood Bow

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8 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 10 Ebonwood 20 Copper Coin Crafted at a Work Bench
Shadewood Bow

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8 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 10 Shadewood 20 Copper Coin Crafted at a Work Bench
Iron Bow

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8 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 7 Iron Bar 2 Silver Coin80 Copper Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Pearlwood Bow

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9 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 10 Pearlwood 20 Copper Coin Crafted at a Work Bench
Silver Bow

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9 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 7 Silver Bar 7 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Lead Bow

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9 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 7 Lead Bar 4 Silver Coin20 Copper Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Tungsten Bow

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10 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 7 Tungsten Bar 10 Silver Coin50 Copper Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Gold Bow

Terraria Gold Bow.png

11 Ranged Damage None Average Tier 0 No 7 Gold Bar 14 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Platinum Bow

Item 99 Platinum.png

13 Ranged Damage None Fast Tier 0 No 7 Platinum Bar 21 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Demon Bow

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14 Ranged Damage Extremely Weak Fast Tier 1 No 8 Demonite Bar 36 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Tendon Bow

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19 Ranged Damage Extremely Weak Average Tier 1 No 8 Crimtane Bar 36 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Hellwing Bow
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20 Ranged Damage Average Very Fast Tier 3 Yes None 4 Gold Coin Found in Shadow Chests
Phantom Phoenix
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24 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 5 Yes None 1 Gold Coin Drops from Ogre
The Bee's Knees
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26 Ranged Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 3 No None 54 Silver Coin Drops from Queen Bee
Molten Fury

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29 Ranged Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 3 No 15 Hellstone Bar 54 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Sharanga(3DS)

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35 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 5 No 10 Hellstone Bar and 2 Molten Fury 1 Gold Coin20 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Marrow

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36 Ranged Damage Average VeryFast Tier 5 No None 54 Silver Coin Drops from Skeleton Archer
Ice Bow

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43 Ranged Damage Average Fast Tier 5 No None 3 Gold Coin50 Silver Coin Drops from Mimic stylized as Ice Chest, exclusive to Snow Biome
Daedalus Stormbow

Item 3029(0).png

43 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 6 Yes None 8 Gold Coin Hallowed Mimic(Found in Underground Hallow)
Phantasm
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50 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 10 Yes 18 Vortex Fragments 10 Gold Coin Crafted at an Ancient Manipulator
Aerial Bane
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55 Ranged Damage Average Average Tier 8 Yes None 5 Gold Coin Drops from Betsy
Tsunami

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60 Ranged Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 8 No None 5 Gold Coin Drops from Duke Fishron
Pulse Bow

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65 Ranged Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 8 Yes None 9 Gold Coin Purchased from Traveling Merchant


Name Base Damage Knockback Use Time Rarity AutoUse Recipe Value Obtainable from
Cobalt Repeater

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30 Ranged Damage Extremely Weak Fast Tier 4 Yes 10 Cobalt Bar 1 Gold Coin20 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Palladium Repeater

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32 Ranged Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 4 Yes 12 Palladium Bar 1 Gold Coin60 Silver Coin Crafted at an Anvil
Mythril Repeater

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34 Ranged Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 4 Yes 10 Mythril Bar 1 Gold Coin80 Silver Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Chlorophyte Shotbow

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34 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 7 Yes 12 Chlorophyte Bar 4 Gold Coin80 Silver Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Orichalcum Repeater

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36 Ranged Damage Very Weak Fast Tier 4 Yes 12 Orichalcum Bar 2 Gold Coin20 Silver Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Adamantite Repeater

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37 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 4 Yes 12 Adamantite Bar 2 Gold Coin40 Silver Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Titanium Repeater

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38 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 4 Yes 13 Titanium Bar 2 Gold Coin80 Silver Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Hallowed Repeater

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39 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 4 Yes 12 Hallowed Bar 4 Gold Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil or Orichalcum Anvil
Vulcan Repeater(3DS)

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55 Ranged Damage Very Weak Very Fast Tier 5 Yes 1 Hallowed Repeater, 20 Adamantite Bar and 15 Souls of Blight 5 Gold Coin Crafted at a Mythril Anvil
Stake Launcher

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80 Ranged Damage Strong Average Tier 8 Yes None 15 Gold Coin Drops from Mourning Wood

The total damage of a shot fired from a Bow is calculated by adding the its damage to the Arrow's damage, and then applying any available bonuses from other equipment and/or buffs. Arrows travel in an arc and start to drop after proximately 12 blocks. Arrows also pass through platforms.

Notes

  • The highest damage that can be dealt with a Bow as of 1.2 is ~88* (Ice Bow (43) with Cursed Arrow (14), Archery Potion (+20% arrow damage), Ranger Emblem (+15% total damage), and Necro Armor (+24% damage from full set)).
  • The highest damage that can be dealt with a Repeater as of 1.2.1 is ~132* (Stake Launcher (80) with Cursed Arrow (14), Archery Potion (+20% arrow damage), Ranger Emblem (+15% total damage), and Necro Armor (+24% damage from full set)).

*Variations from prefixes on items are not accounted for


Bows & Repeaters
Bows
Item 39o.png  Wooden Bow Rich Mahogany Bow.png  Rich Mahogany Bow Ebonwood Bow.png  Ebonwood Bow Shadewood Bow.png  Shadewood Bow
Pearlwood Bow.png  Pearlwood Bow Palm Wood Bow.png  Palm Wood Bow Item 99o copper.png  Copper Bow Tin Bow.png  Tin Bow
Item 99o iron.png  Iron Bow Lead Bow.png  Lead Bow Item 99o silver.png  Silver Bow Tungsten Bow.png  Tungsten Bow
Gold Bow New.png  Gold Bow Platinum Bow.png  Platinum Bow Item 44o.png  Demon Bow Tendon Bow.png  Tendon Bow
Item 120o.png  Molten Fury Hellwing Bow.png Hellwing Bow Sharanga-s.png  Sharanga Item 2888(0).png  The Bee's Knees
Ice Bow(0).png  Ice Bow Marrow.png  Marrow Item 3029(0).png  Daedalus Stormbow Item 3052o.png  Shadowflame Bow
Item 3540(0).png  Phantasm Aerial Bane.png  Aerial Bane Item 2624o.png  Tsunami Item 2223o.png  Pulse Bow
Repeaters
Item 435o.png  Cobalt Item 1187o.png  Palladium Item 436o.png  Mythril Item 1194o.png  Orichalcum
Item 481o.png  Adamantite Item 1201o.png  Titanium Chlorophyte Shotbow(0).png  Chlorophyte Item 578o.png  Hallowed
Vulcan Repeater-s.png  Vulcan
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