The Bow is one of three Gunner weapons in Monster Hunter. The Bow is not a sniper weapon and is best considered a "melee gunner weapon". The Bow's most effective ranges are much closer to monsters than the Bowguns. The Bow puts you within a monster's general effective attack range. However, you lack the defensive armour available to Blademasters. In short, the Bow is a high skill, high reward weapon.
These series of documents serve two purposes. Firstly, this serves as a reference for information about the Bow, with resources sourced from many different official and unofficial sources. Secondly, this serves as an introduction to the nuances of the Bow as a weapon. Some game knowledge is expected to get the most out of the information provided here. Questions, clarifications and corrections can be directed to /r/Laxaria.
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