Backstabbing with a bow!

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    Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by Dellusions on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:42 pm

    So I only recently started posting on this forum, and I figure that things I find out about the game should be posted here as well as my normal forum, as I tend to do a lot of testing.

    If you equip a bow in your left hand (not crossbow,) and 2-hand it to fire an arrow, you can move into position, and backstab a player, or mob, and do the damage of the bow itself + BS bonus. With 12 dex, a composite bow +15, and poison arrows, I can BS for 175, with the darkmoon bow, moonlight arrows, hornets ring, 40 dex 50 faith, you can backstab for 475!

    I know this sounds trivial, but it's new info, and is actually quite useful for PVP as your opponent will not hesitate to give you their back, or move in close when you have a bow 2-handed.

    This works with every bow so far, and does not work with the few crossbows I tested, since they are not 2-handable in the left hand.
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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by ublug on Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:46 pm

    lol

    edit: Can you still BS if you have a whip or a shield equipped in your right hand when 2-handing the bow?
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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by Rynn on Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:30 pm

    If you have a Bandits Knife in the Right Hand... does it get the bonus damage from that? This sounds like a silly, but deadly bug to exploit...
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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:08 pm

    what about a crossbow in your right, two handed, also i've seen anor londo bow knights smack me with their dragon arrows, can i do that?


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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by strangejoy on Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:50 pm

    Lol. That's crazy. What does the backstab animation look like?


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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by Yesuurd on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:00 pm

    huh?


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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:02 pm

    oh!!1! try with dragon slayer great bow!


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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by PastaOfDoom on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:17 pm

    I am going to troll the shizzle out of people today...
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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by bloodpixel on Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:34 pm

    LOL


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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by Dellusions on Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:59 pm

    The animation is actually just the punch animation. Same thing if you BSed someone with no weapons equipped.

    Equipping a weapon in your other hand that is not being used does not transfer damage, or critical multipliers to the "bow BS"

    I tried the dragonslayer greatbow, and it did good damage, not as much as darkmoon, but with 27/40, it hit for ~400.

    I can not get an x-bow to do this, right handed, left handed, or otherwise. Tried both 1-handed, and 2-handed
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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by DxV04 on Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:16 am

    Nice work Dellusions, I got a nice darkmoon bow so I will definitely try this. hmmm maybe I should try it with my dragon and do a shout just before back stabbing...
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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by moomootv on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:11 pm

    The backstab looks like you are punching them i havent done more then 4 dmg tho sad


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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by Dellusions on Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:36 pm

    moomootv wrote:The backstab looks like you are punching them i havent done more then 4 dmg tho sad

    Make sure you equip arrows, and are 2-handing the bow. When it's in your left hand, press L1 once, 2-hand it, then backstab with R1.

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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by venomblader on Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:56 am

    This is old and for me it was always a backstab with an arrow from the quiver o.O

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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by jujufist on Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:22 pm

    Does it apply fire or poison from the arrows?
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    Re: Backstabbing with a bow!

    Post by Dellusions on Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:41 pm

    jujufist wrote:Does it apply fire or poison from the arrows?


    I've been trying to test if it will poison, but haven't set up a sparring match to fully do so. I'll know that soon for you.

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