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Elden Ring: Bow Build Guide | Bows Have a Powerful Secret

A bow-focused build might not be viable in the previous Souls titles. But in Elden Ring, bows are actually quite powerful, not to mention fun – but with the right build of course.

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In Elden Ring, building a bow-focused build that lets you clear all content and deals even massive damage is actually possible. With the crafting mechanic introduced, this allows players to craft their choice of an arrow to suit all types of situations. There’s also the fact that some of these arrows actually have unique effects other than just dealing damage to your targets.

Now if you want to try out this fun yet really strong build, then read the guide below.

Bow Build Guide in Elden Ring

There are a handful of bow weapons in the game. However, for the purposes of this guide, we’re going to stick with two main bow build variants. The first variant focuses more on status buildups as quickly as possible while the second variant focuses on dealing massive physical damage to your target.

Black Bow

The first variant uses the Black Bow, which is a longbow that functions like a shortbow but with, of course, a higher base damage. What makes it amazing for a bow build is that it comes with the Barrage ash of war which allows you to fire several shots in rapid succession.

This makes it really good for inflicting status effects as you can easily fill the buildup meter with just a few shots. For status effects, you can either go for Bloodbone arrow for blood loss buildup, Coldbone arrow for frost, Poisonbone arrow for poison, Rotbone arrow for scarlet rot, and Sleepbone arrow or Trina’s arrow for sleep.

Personally, I would recommend going for either sleep, blood loss, or frost buildup if you’re going to use this bow. If you want this bow, you can get it from a corpse northeast of the Avenue Balcony site of grace in Leyndell.

Pulley Bow

The second variant uses the Pulley Bow which has a passive effect that increases the range of your arrows. This means you can snipe foes from a greater distance than you would with a standard bow. What makes it particularly good is its Mighty Shot ash of war which allows you to charge it for a small FP cost to deal devastating damage to your target.

To get this bow, you’ll want to head over to a tower located north of the Gelmir Hero’s Gravesite of grace.

To maximize your damage, you’ll want to equip the Shard of Alexander to boost the damage of its ash of war. Then, you’ll also need the Arrow’s Sting talisman to boost the attack power of your arrows and bolts. Next is the Blue Dancer charm, which raises your attack power the lower your equipment load is.

Since you’ll be staying out of your enemy’s reach, you don’t have to worry too much about equipping heavy armor to survive. In fact, you can go as light as possible to benefit from the attack boost and a more agile movement.

The last talisman you’ll want to use to complete the build is the Ritual Sword talisman which increases your attack power while at full HP. You’ll want to make sure that you have full HP at all times in order to benefit from this talisman. As for buffs, you’ll want to use the Flame, Grant Me Strength incantation for a boost to your attack power.

As for the arrow to use, that actually depends on the enemy you’re fighting. If you’re up against an enemy that’s weak to frost, then equipping the coldbone arrow is ideal. Meanwhile, if you just want to focus on pure physical damage, then some great options like the Stormwing bone arrows and the standard arrows are enough.

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World Of Warcraft: Creektooth Den Quest Guide

Creektooth Den resides the miniboss “Root of Decay”

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The Creektooth Den Quests are one of the many quests you encounter in World of Warcraft. The Creektooth questline is a series of quest that requires you to kill certain monsters and collect certain items. This guide will help you accomplish these quests. Let’s dive in.

What is the Creektooth Den Questline?

They are a series of 5 quests that make up the questline. They are By Royal Decree, Rat Rancher, Keys to the Kingdom, Making a Mountain out of a Gnoll Hill, and One Bad Apple.

Let’s go through them each one to give you a better view of what to do.

By Royal Decree

Accomplishing this quest requires you to kill 8 Brackenhide Warriors and 4 Brackenhid shamans in Creektooth Den. It is found in the Azure Span. It is one of the Subzones of the Azure Span.

Rat Rancher

You need to collect 20 Smelly Ooze from the decaying rot. This requires you to kill Errant rots and collect their decaying rot.

Keys to the Kingdom

This quest requires you to collect the key and Gnoll “Lances” and use it to open the weapon cache. This portion is easy because all you need to do is go to this location and retrieve the key.

The Gnoll “Lances” can be found in one of the barrels in the location below. It’s surrounded by enemy creatures so prepare for a fight to retrieve this item.

Making a Mountain out of a Gnoll Hill

This portion requires you to hop on a slime to destroy 3 decay totems. The totems are easily identifiable. The challenge of the quest is that they are surrounded by Errant Rot.

So this quest requires you to fight against them, to destroy the decay totems.

One Bad Apple

Finally, the final quest of the series is to kill the Root of Decay. First, open the 2 cages and kill the inhabitants then consult the third cage.

Next, pull the vine and prepare for battle because this will spawn the Root of Decay. All you need to do next is to make sure you defeat the Root of decay to wrap up the questline.

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