The bow, containing Wood, Composite and Metal Bows, is one of the fundamental weapons of Dungeons and Dragons, along with any medieval game. Where most soldiers fight up-front, in eachother's faces, archers can unleash volleys of arrows from a distance with no harm to themselves, due to not being within melee range. The bow itself must be fired with two hands, but can be carried out of the sheathe in one hand casually. This applies to all three types. When in combat, the bow compiles its damage range with a set damage from an arrow, and also can be used as an impromptu melee weapon.