A bow is a flexible, bent or curved ranged weapon, strung taut from end to end with a string. Arrows are shot after being nocked on the string and pulled back. Effectiveness in using a bow is governed by the Marksman skill. The longer the fire button/key is held, the more power will be put into the shot. The shot is at full power when the bow stops creaking. Arrows are under great influence by gravity, especially underpowered or long distance shots.