Hokuto's Bow

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Hokuto's Bow

Hokuto's Bow Icon.png

Type: Ranged Weapon
Scaling: Str Skill.png
Combo Rate: 2.5 shots/s
Leveled Item Yes
Damage
Base DPS 25
First Hit 10
Location: Drops from Cannibal

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 10 seconds.
    • If an enemy dies while affected by this weapon's debuff, it spreads to nearby enemies.
  • 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 image resembles a crosshair, a symbol used in first- and third-person shooters to mark in which direction the player character will fire their current weapon.
  • Hokuto's Bow is a reference to Fist of the North Star, the anime, Hokuto, meaning North Star or Big Dipper. Also the line "You don't know it yet, but you're already dead." is a quote from Kenshiro the main character of the anime.
  • this quote in particular is very well known on the Internet as the "Omae wa mou, shinderu" parody meme, which consists in "recreating" the scene where said quote is uttered using video clips, most of them being of everyday events, in a comical and somewhat satirical fashion. The popularity of said meme might be one of the reasons that has brought to the creation of Hokuto's Bow
  • "Omae wa mou, shinderu" means "You don't know it yet, but you are already dead" in Japanese, the original language of Fist of the North Star
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