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Hokuto's Bow

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Hokuto's Bow

Hokuto's Bow Icon.png

Ammo: 2

Marks the enemy, who then takes +75 DPS for 20 sec. If the enemy dies, the mark spreads.

You don't know it yet, but you're already dead.

Internal name MarkBow
Type Ranged Weapon
Scaling Str Skill.png
Combo Rate one hit every 0.4 seconds
Leveled Item Yes
Base Price 2250
Damage
Base DPS 25
Hit 10
Location Drops from Cannibal
Drop Chance 1.7%
Unlock Cost 80 Cell Currency.png

Hokuto's Bow is a bow-type ranged weapon which marks enemies with its shots, causing them to take additional DPS from any other source of damage.

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
  • Attack Duration: 0.4 (0.15 + 0.25) seconds
  • Lock: 0.1
  • 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.