Bow Mastery
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Bow is a slower, precise long-range style using a bow weapons. Weapon Mastery, introduced in Game Update 36, allows player to perform cross-weapon combos.

Bow can combo into select Martial Arts and Dual Pistol attacks.

To unlock Bow Mastery, players must spend 20 skill points in Bow tree. Depending on their needs, they should spend skill points on required Statistics for their Power role. Furthermore, they must unlock the next Bow Combos:

  • Kip-Up Launcher
  • Bow Slam
  • Explosive Shot
  • Flurry Shot

Bow can be accessed as a Cross-Weapon from the following weapons:

  • Dual Wield
    • Flurry Shot Mastery
    • Explosive Shot Mastery
  • Hand Blaster
    • Explosive Shot Mastery
    • Arrow Fling Mastery
  • Two Handed
    • Flurry Shot Mastery
    • Arrow Storm Mastery

Purchasing Bow Mastery causes required attacks combos to hit for increased damage. It will also increase critical strike damage and resistance to control effects while using Bow .

Weapon Mastery Tips

Unlocking as much weapon mastery as you can will grant you access to the Weapon Mastery Points which require you to spend 21 skill points in that weapon tree.

We suggest you to focus on your Main Weapon tree (Bow) and both Cross-Weapons’s tree (Martial arts & Dual Pistols).

Cross-Weapon Combos

Using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will increase the super power’s chance to crit by 360% and its critical damage significantly.

On healer, tank, and control role, using a super power at the moment Cross-Weapon Combos impact will decrease the super power’s Power cost.

Martial Arts Mastery Combos
Smoke Bomb Mastery (Recommended) Spinning Punch Mastery (Recommended)
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Dual Pistol Mastery Combos
Full Auto Mastery (Recommended) Magnum Round Mastery (Optional)
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Bow Statistics

bow Total Point x1 Point x3 Point x6 WM Point x3
Precision 98 5  18 75
Might 85  10 75
Health 192  42 150
Defense / Toughness  30  30
Dominance 21 21
Vitalization 28  4 24
Power 147 36 36 75
Restoration 135 3 42 90
Critical Attack Chance  3%  3%
Critical Attack Damage
Power Heal Critical 1% On the third point of Power
Critical Healing Chance
Critical Healing Magnitude  12% 12%

Unlocking Bow points for Roles

Players must spend at least 20 skill points in Bow tree to unlock the Weapon Mastery; so depending on their role, they can spend their skill points in this way.

First of all, unlock recommended Bow Combos:

  • Bow Weapon Proficiency – 1 skill point
  • Kip Up Launcher – 1 skill point
  • Arrow Fling – 1 skill point
  • Bow Slam – 1 skill point
  • Flurry Shot – 1 skill point
  • Impact Arrow – 1 skill point
  • Trick Shots – 1 skill point
    • Grants Explosive Shot and Arrow Storm

DPS Role

  • Critical Attack Chance (1% per point): 3 skill points
  • Power  / Power Heal Crit (+12 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Precision (+3 per point): 6 skill points
  • Health (+7 per point): 1 skill point
  • Might / Precision: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Control Role

  • Power  / Power Heal Crit (+12 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Power (+6 per point): 6 skill points
  • Health (+7 per point): 4 skill points
  • Power / Vitalization: Weapon Mastery Points x3
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Healer Role

  • Critical Healing Magnitude (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Power  / Power Heal Crit (+12 per point / 1%): 3 skill points
  • Restoration (+7 per point): 6 skill points
  • Health (+7 per point): 1 skill points
  • Restoration: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Tank Role

  • Defense / Toughness (+10 per point): 3 skill points
  • Critical Healing Magnitude (4% per point): 3 skill points
  • Health (+7 per point): 6 skill points
  • Restoration (+7 per point): 1 skill points
  • Health / Dominance: Weapon Mastery Points x3

Bow and Cross-Weapon Statistics

Total bow dual pistols handblaster
Precision 276 98 80 98
Might 285 85 115 85
Health 591 192 207 192
Defense / Toughness 90 30  30  30
Dominance 75 21 21 33
Vitalization 107 28 36 43
Power 405 147  147 111
Restoration 321 135 93 93
Critical Attack Chance 3%  3%
Critical Attack Damage 24% 12% 12%
Power Heal Critical 3%  1% 1% 1%
Critical Healing Chance 3%  3%
Critical Healing Magnitude 24%  12%  12%

20 comments on “Bow Mastery
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  1. Peter Godtree
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    These numbers are out of date

    • Peter Godtree

      Precision was increased from +5 to +10 point x1 AND from +3 to +7 per point x6
      Might from +10 to +15 point x1
      Health from +7 to +14 per point x6
      Defense/Toughness from +10 to +40 per point x3
      Restoration from +3 to +5 point x1 AND from +7 to +10 per point x6
      Other weapons which use similar numbers were also changed in similar fashion

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Thanks for letting us know about it. We will update numbers as soon as we can. We are currently working on a new app which will enhance the information we provide to the community

  2. Justice L.
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    Where is Explosive Shot at? When I go to the Bow Weapon tree, “Explosive Shot” is not one of the choices to spend a skill point on. So how do I get weapon mastery with “Explosive Shot”, when that’s not a choice to purchase under the Bow tree?

    • DCUO Bloguide Post author

      Hello Justice, thanks for your question Explosive Shot is part of Trick Shots weapon skill. Unlocking Trick Shots will let you access Arrow Storm and Explosive Shot combos

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