There are a lot of different
bows in Middle-earth (see list below). The bows behave just like the vanilla Minecraft bow, but with varying loading speed, power, enchantability, and durability.
Often, certain mobs in this Mod will be equipped with a type of bow as their weapon. These mobs include
Rohirrim bowmen, Gondor archers, Rangers of the North, and Wood-elf scouts. Some mobs ( Elves or Rangers) will use a bow for long range combat and switch to a melee weapon during close combat.
In addition, there is a different variant of the bow in this Mod. See
crossbows for more information.
Public Beta 21, all the bows already in the mod were changed to longbows, and some factions (i.e. Gondor and Rohan) received new longbows. However, the change to longbows did not change the strength of the bows from what it was before.
More infomation about bows and crossbows can be found
in this blog post.
Note that there are 20 in-game ticks per second.
List of Bows
Utumno Bow cannot be crafted.
Bows of Men
Orkish and Near Harad
factions, as well as Half-trolls can craft poisoned arrows and bolts on their crafting tables.
anglo-saxon yr-rune ᚣ (= letter Y) means "bow". Tolkien used those ᚱᚢᚾᛖᛋ for some texts in the initial drafts of "The Lord of the Rings", later on, he replaced them by cirth runes.
ᚣ The bow is a source of joy and honour to every prince and knight; it looks well on a horse and is a reliable equipment for a journey.
– Old English rune poem