This perk tree allows you to specialise in improving your own damage and accuracy with the bow, while also providing the option to enhance the abilities of your ranged troops. If you choose to specialise entirely on your own character, you can make it easier to shoot while moving, including on horseback. You can also choose whether to specialise in developing a kind of quickshot style, allowing you to reach maximum aim strength sooner, or to specialise in being able to carry more arrows and hold your max strength aim for longer. In this case, essentially you’re choosing between fast paced archery suited to attacking, or slow paced archery suited to defending.

Note: Each of the perks listed under a specific level are mutually exclusive. If you invest in one at a particular level, you will never be able to invest in the other at that same level.

Bow Perks:

Skill Level 25:

  • Marksman: +10% accuracy with bows

Skill Level 50:

  • Strong Pull: Hold aim for 15% longer
  • Faster Aim: Increases readying speed by 10%

Skill Level 75:

  • Marsh Hunter: +0.5 food in marshes
  • Forest Hunter: +0.5 food in forests

Skill Level 100:

  • Mounted Archer: Use any bow on horseback
  • Large Quiver: +3 arrows per quiver

Skill Level 125:

  • Intimidate Archers: -2 morale for enemy archers
  • Intimidate Infantry: -2 morale for enemy infantry

Skill Level 150:

  • Merry Men: +3 to party size

Skill Level 175:

  • Instructor: Archers in your party with lower bow skill than yourself gain XP while waiting on the map

Skill Level 200:

  • Instinctive Shot: Aim accuracy reaches maximum 10% faster when bow is drawn
  • Battle Equipped: +10 arrows per quiver

Skill Level 225:

  • Howling Bolt: +3% arrow flight speed and +7% damage
  • Pick Targets: +10% accuracy for nearby troops

Skill Level 250:

  • Ranger: Improved arrow firing while moving

Skill Level 275:

  • Archery Renown: -30% recruitment cost for ranged units

Tip: You can level the bow skill by using a bow in combat situations on the campaign map, but also in tournaments. An easy way to gain levels quickly when you begin the game is to purchase a bow and then hunt down bandit groups on your own. In this way you can take out multiple enemies to level the bow skill, rather than have your troops kill them first.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    TaleWorlds Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PC, Steam
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Sandbox
  • Guide Release
    23 April 2020
  • Last Updated
    23 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Scott Peers

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The empire of Calradia is plagued by inner conflict, tearing the structure of the old order as new lines are drawn on the map. The chaos creates a dangerous world, with opportunities to capitalise on the uncertainty of the future. Control trade routes to manipulate production and distribution of resources, join factions to gain renown and influence world politics, or create your own clan to build a world of your own. Whatever path you choose, this guide will help you to understand the intricacies of the Bannerlord economy, combat, factions, skills and perks, tactics, troop types, character builds, smithing system, quests, and much more to ensure that you are never left wondering what to do next, or how you might go about doing it.

  • Guide to quests for each region, includes main quests and side quests
  • Guide to combat system, includes basic and advanced techniques for different weapons
  • Guide to combat tactics, includes how to organise troops on the battlefield and simulation battles
  • Guide to attribute, skill, and perk systems, includes recommended perks for each character build
  • Guide to companion system, includes where to find the best companions and how to get the most out of them
  • Guide to the economy system, includes detailed description of trade system and each method for gaining wealth

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