Hokuto's Bow

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Hokuto's Bow

Hokuto's Bow Icon.png

Ammo: 2 Marks an enemy for 20 seconds. The enemy takes around X DPS extra while it's marked. If they die the mark spreads to nearby enemies. "You don't know it yet, but you're already dead."
Type: Ranged Weapon
Scaling: Str Skill.png
Combo Rate: 2.5 shots/s
Leveled Item Yes
Base DPS 25
First Hit 10
Location: Drops from Cannibal
Drop Chance: 1.7%
Unlock Cost: 80 Cell Currency.png

Hokuto's Bow is a ranged weapon which marks enemies with its shots, causing them to take additional damage per second when damaged further.

Details[edit | edit source]

  • Ammo: 2
  • Special Effects:
    • Arrows cause damaged enemies to take an additional 75 base DPS from all sources for 20 seconds.
    • If an enemy dies while affected by this weapon's debuff, it spreads to nearby enemies in a large area of effect.
  • Breach Bonus: 0.7
    • Base Breach Damage: 17
    • Base Breach DPS: 42.5
  • Tags: Has Bullets, Ranged, Limited Ammo, Negligible Damage, No Critical
  • Legendary Version: Mass Sanction
    • Forced Affix: Super Pierce
      • "Shots pierce all enemies"

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Though the refire time for Hokuto's Bow is 0.4 seconds, the player regains control after 0.25 seconds, resulting in a minimum wait time of 0.15 seconds between the end of one shot and the beginning of the next.
  • The increased-damage-taken debuff inflicted by this weapon's arrows is applied after the enemy is damaged, but only if they are still alive. As a result, enemies that usually die in one hit, such as Bats and Kamikazes, cannot be used to spread the debuff.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Considering the pitifully low damage it deals, it's best to use Hokuto's Bow as a supportive tool to a more powerful weapon, as it will significantly increase the DPS of both weapons and skills should the player upgrade Brutality or Tactics enough
  • Since the damage debuff lasts for over 20 seconds and when it wears off it can be just re-inflicted by using it again, Hokuto's Bow is a viable support option for both crowd control and single fights

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The head of the arrow in the weapon's icon resembles crosshairs, symbolizing marksmanship.
  • Hokuto's Bow is a reference to Fist of the North Star, Hokuto meaning North Star or Big Dipper. The line "You don't know it yet, but you're already dead." is a quote from Kenshiro, the main character of the anime.
  • "Omae wa mou shindeiru" means "You are already dead" in Japanese, the original language of Fist of the North Star.