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D1 Unique Bows

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Unique Bows found in Diablo and Hellfire.

The listed damage on bows is deceptive, since the damage is simply added to the Rogue's base damage. A rogue with 300 dexterity might do 80-90 damage with a crappy bow, and 92-110 with a Windforce. More damage, but the weapon damage is not multipled by the weapon, as it is for melee fighters. A Warrior couldn't consider using a dagger in hell, while a Rogue could kill adequately with a short bow, and would actually have the same minimum damage with a short bow as with a long war bow.

For this reason, most expert rogues use a bow that grants resistance, since that doesn't cost them much damage, and it makes them more flexible in their other equipment and jewelry. This also means that low level unique bows can be used even in the late game, though the generally lacking stats of most of the Unique Bows makes that less of a viable option.

Diablo Unique Bows

The following bows can be found in Diablo and Hellfire.


The Needler

Damage: 1-3
+50% Chance to Hit
Fast Attack
Unusual Item Damage
Durability: 30
Requirements: None
Qlvl: 2


The Rift Bow
Short Bow

Damage: 1-4
Fires Random Speed Arrows
-3 to Dexterity
+2 Damage to each Hit
Durability: 30
Requirements: None
Qlvl: 1


The Blackoak Bow
Long Bow

Damage: 1-6
+10 Dexterity
-10 Vitality
+50% Damage
-10% Light Radius
Durability: 35
Requirements: 25 Strength, 30 Dexterity
Qlvl: 5


Long Bow

Damage: 1-6
+15 Dexterity
+40% Chance to Hit
+80% Damage
Enhanced Durability
Durability: 37
Requirements: 25 Strength, 30 Dexterity
Qlvl: 13


Hunters Bow

Damage: 2-5
+1-6 Fire Damage 1
1-6 Fire Hit Damage
+20% Chance to Hit
+40% Resist Fire
Durability: 40
Requirements: 20 Strength, 35 Dexterity
Qlvl: 10


Bow of the Dead
Composite Bow

Damage: 3-6
+10% Chance to Hit
+4 Dexterity
-3 Vitality
-20% Light Radius
Altered Durability
Durability: 30
Requirements: 25 strength, 40 dexterity
Qlvl: 5


The Celestial Bow
Composite Bow

Damage: 1-6
+2 Damage
Armor Class: +5
Durability: 35
Requirements: No strength, 30 Dexterity
Qlvl: 2


Deadly Hunter
Composite Bow

Damage: 3-6
-5 Magic
+20% to Hit
+200% Damage vs. demons
Durability: 45
Requirements: 25 strength, 40 dexterity
Qlvl: 3


Long Battle Bow

Damage: 1-10
+20 Dexterity
+50% Chance to Hit
+100% Damage
Durability: Indestructible
Requirements: 30 strength, 60 dexterity
Qlvl: 26


Long War Bow

Damage: 1-14
+5 Strength
+200% Damage
Knocks Target Back
Durability: 60
Requirements: 45 strength, 80 dexterity
Qlvl: 17

  1. The fire arrow damage is listed twice, but the real fire damage is only applied once and is in the range 1-6.

Hellfire Unique Bows

Three unique bows were added in Hellfire.



Fires lightning bolts, rather than arrows. The damage is rather buggy.

  • Blitzen
  • (Composite Bow)
  • 10-15 Lightning damage
  • Unusual item damage
  • Requirements: 25 strenght, 40 dexterity
  • Durability: Indestructible
  • Qlvl: 13
  • Availability: SP and MP. Hellfire only.



Fires fireballs, just like the spell.

  • Flambeau
  • {Composite Bow}
  • 10-25 Fireball damage
  • Requirements: 70 dexterity
  • Durability: Indestructible.
  • Qlvl: 11
  • Availability: SP and MP. Hellfire only.



This bow is greatly overlooked, since the damage is so low. But since weapon damage on bows is just added to the melee damage, not multiplied by it, and since this one fires 3 arrows at a time, all of which can hit the same target, this is actually, by far, the most damaging bow in the game. When used/aimed properly.

  • Gnatsting
  • Hunters Bow
  • 1-2
  • Multiple arrows per shot
  • Quick attack
  • Unusual item damage
  • Requirements: 20 strength, 35 dexterity
  • Durability: Indestructible.
  • Qlvl: 15
  • Availability: SP and MP. Hellfire only.