Talk:Bow

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Fuel Section Cleanup[edit]

Using a table in the fuel section is what should be cleaned up as I understand it. Looking at a couple other articles on items that also have different fuel values between Java/Bedrock, a table is not useful and clutters the page: see boat and slab. Albee12 (talk) 17:25, 9 October 2017 (UTC)

Major info missing: Velocity and Damage range.[edit]

There should be info about velocity affecting the bow damage (as it is already in another wiki section about Arrow), adding with drag or lose of velocity the longer the arrow travel. Someone also dug the code and says that the damage inflicted by critical hits could be way more than 1-2, with unenchanted could go around 10-16 damage instead of just 10. This also includes the one in the Power enchantment section, which gives wrong impression that it is consistent damage inflicted (so, stating damage range might be way better).

All in all, there're a lot of info not yet to be updated to reflect the actual damage range, which is NOT consistently between 9 or 10.

In short, things that should be checked and updated:

  • Affected by velocity (shooting down = more damage).
  • Affected by drag (longer horizontal distance = less damage).
  • Damage range, enchanted & unenchanted.

Credit to TheMasterCaver that dug the code and informing about this (couldn't find anywhere else except maybe some YouTube vids):

Some more testing by video:

Again, it's also an old forum, hence why further checking is required.

--101.128.68.172 19:55, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

Trivia: Nocked Arrows?[edit]

There is no way to cancel charged bows........... except on some platforms? That's the most wrong piece of trivia I've ever seen on a wiki outside of Dan Avidan mining out the Qumran Caves. What makes it worse is the lack of describing what platforms you can't do it on. I play Bedrock and PC and on both platforms I cancel a charge bow by changing my selected hotbar item (aka scrolling). I'm not entirely sure that there's a platform you CAN'T do that on. --74.139.134.146 04:02, 26 October 2019 (UTC)

I agree that seemed silly. I have removed that trivia item. I'm not a fan of trivia sections in general, so anything one can do to shorten or eliminate them is a good thing IMO. ~ Amatulic (talk) 17:49, 5 November 2019 (UTC)
In PS3 it works – reply was added by 2.83.119.156 (talk) at 3 December 2019 (UTC)

Damage clarifications[edit]

I think the damage numbers on this article conflict with the numbers on the Power article, so which article is right? Also, I'm pretty sure the "an arrow deals 1 point of damage + 4 if it's full charged. Each tenth of a second (0.1s) for which it is charged has a 97% chance of adding 1 hp, so there is a 12.5% probability of causing as much damage as 10. A bow enchanted with Power V is 125% more powerful, causing up to 25♥ × 12.5." is wrong. It takes 10 tenths of a second to charge the bow, so if the calculation is right, then the max damage would be 1 + 4 + 10 = 15. an_awsome_person (talk) 01:19, 28 November 2019 (UTC)

Bow animation[edit]

The bow animation is strange. Added in release 1.8 i can see the animation in videos from 2011, that's very strange...

Even stranger is - In the TU9 End trailer, the bow animation was seen, but in PlayStation 3 Edition (maybe 1.04 or 1.05) there was no bow animation 2.83.119.156 10:38, 20 December 2019 (UTC)

I'm talking about this:

Java Edition, Console Edition[outdated], Pi Edition[outdated] and Pocket Edition[outdated] prior to v0.8.0:

Bow JE2 BE1.pngBow (Pull 0) JE1 BE1.pngBow (Pull 1) JE1 BE1.pngBow (Pull 2) JE1 BE1.png

Bedrock Edition, New Nintendo 3DS Edition[outdated] and Education Edition version:

Bow BE2.pngBow (Pull 0) BE2.pngBow (Pull 1) BE2.pngBow (Pull 2) BE2.png –What? comment was added by 2.83.119.156 15:48, 2 January 2020 (UTC) can someone comment?


--2.83.119.156 12:13, 17 March 2020 (UTC)