Do We Have This One?? Rolling Updates How do you show The Archer to have Improbable Aiming Skills Beyond the Impossible? Have him fire multiple arrows at once from the same bow! Who needs Automatic Crossbows when your archer can kill 5 people at the same time? Obviously in Real Life this is a terrible idea as it would be near impossible to aim the arrows. And that's not even getting in the loss of range or power one would suffer from trying this trick. Compare with the Automatic Crossbow.
ExamplesAnime And Manga
- Done in Princess Mononoke.
- Shows up regularly in Green Arrow and Hawkeye comics.
- And Green Arrow's apprentice Speedy as well as other associated characters.
- Strongbow in ElfQuest does this a couple of times after acquiring Improbable Aiming Skills from proximity to the Palace.
- Robin Hood does this in Robin Hood: Men in Tights. With his Improbable Aiming Skills he uses the arrows to pin a soldier to a tree without injuring him. This is the image on the posters and dvd.
- Legolas is sometimes seen firing two arrows at once in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings.
- The Manyshot feat from Dungeons & Dragons, lets an archer do just this.
- Several powers in 4th edition allows the Seeker and Ranger to do this. Like the aptly titled "Hail of Arrows".
- Multishot from GURPS: Imbuments does this pseudo-mystically, you can attempt to fire any number of arrows at once (but it is very hard to go above 5).
- The Arcane Archer has this in Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance. The arrows fire in a semi-circle. If fired point-blank, all the arrows will hit the same guy For Massive Damage.
- The Multishot and Strafe skills for the Amazon in Diablo 2 achieve this, in addition to her already improbable firing rate.
- Some bow-wielding characters, such as Ina, in the various Warriors games by Koei can use this as attacks, combos, and Musou attacks. The action's so fast though that it's hard to notice.
- Some Ultima games have the Triple Crossbow, which fires a spread of three quarrels. Might not be a perfect fit as this is a device designed for the purpose, not a fancy shooting trick.
- Hunters in World of Warcraft learn an ability of that name which fires three projectiles for the cost of one as far as ammunition goes, and works no matter whether you use a gun, a bow or a crossbow.
- The Archery power set in City of Heroes and City of Villains has two multi-arrow attacks. "Fistful of Arrows" can affect up to 10 targets in a cone radius, and "Rain of Arrows" can up to 16 in a long-ranged circular radius.
- In the handheld FFCC games, Selkies can gain the ability to shoot up to five arrows at once.
- The Barrage ability in Guild Wars.
- Strangely enough, Dragon Age: Origins does not have such a skill for archer. However, the top-level Archer ability called Scattershot does something similar: if the arrow hits the target, it then splits into ten and hits the ten nearest enemies. That is some vicious splintering.
- 8-Bit Theatre parodies this when Ranger first nocks three arrows on the same bow, then dual-wields his bows, then dual-wields his dual-wield to make it twelve arrows loaded on four bows.
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