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An arrow is a pointed projectile usually fired from a bow. They consist of a wooden, bone, or metal shaft topped with a pointed head. Arrows are ammunition for bows, and cannot be fired from crossbows. Bows aren't used much (if at all) in fortress mode, as dwarves cannot wield them. Therefore, arrows are also of limited use, and can really only be used as ammunition for bow-filled weapon traps.

Arrows pierce targets from medium- to long-range, and are deadly in almost any circumstance. If it doesn't break on impact, an arrow can be recovered from the ground, or the body of whatever unfortunate creature happened to make a worthwhile target.

In adventure mode, elf and human players can wield bows (and therefore use arrows), while dwarven players cannot.


  • If squad is assigned multiple ammo types, dwarves with "individual choice ranged" carry wrong ammoBug:1374.