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Hokuto's Bow is a bow-type ranged weapon which Hokuto Effect.png marks enemies with its shots, causing them to take additional DPS from any other source of damage.

Details[]

  • Ammo: 2
  • Special Effects:
      • Arrows cause damaged enemies to take an additional 48 base DPS from all sources for 15 seconds.
    • If an enemy dies while affected by this weapon's debuff, it spreads to nearby enemies in a large area of effect.
    • The extra damage effect applied by this weapon can only be applied every 0.33 seconds at most.
    • Breach Bonus: 0.7
      • Base Breach Damage: 17
      • Base Breach DPS: 43
    • Attack Duration: 0.4 seconds
      • Charge: 0.15
      • Lock: 0.1
      • Cooldown: 0.25
      • Tags: HasBullets, Ranged, LimitedAmmo, NoCritical, NoAmmoPerk, UnlockInPublicEvent
      • Legendary Version: Mass Sanction
      • Forced Affix: Super Pierce
        • "Shots pierce all enemies."

    Synergies[]

    • Considering the pitifully low damage it deals, it's best to use Hokuto's Bow as a supportive tool to a more powerful weapon, as it will significantly increase the DPS of both weapons and skills should the player upgrade Tactics enough.
    • Since the damage debuff lasts for 15 seconds and can be re-inflicted when it wears off by using it again, Hokuto's Bow is a viable support option for both crowd control and single fights.

    Notes[]

    • Hokuto's Bow isn't affected by the mutation Ammo Mutation Icon.png Ammo.
    • Though the refire time for Hokuto's Bow is 0.5 seconds, the player regains control after 0.25 seconds, resulting in a minimum wait time of 0.25 seconds between the end of one shot and the beginning of the next.
    • The increased-damage-taken debuff inflicted by this weapon's arrows is applied after the enemy is damaged, but only if they are still alive. As a result, enemies that usually die in one hit, such as Bats and Kamikazes, cannot be used to spread the debuff that way.

    Trivia[]

    • The head of the arrow in the weapon's icon resembles crosshairs, symbolizing marksmanship.
    • Hokuto's Bow is a reference to Fist of the North Star, Hokuto meaning North Star or Big Dipper. The line "You don't know it yet, but you're already dead." is a quote from Kenshiro, the main character of the anime.

    History[]

    • 0.5: Hokuto Effect.png marks can now propagate to all nearby enemies when the marked enemy is killed.
    • 0.7: Hokuto Effect.png marks can now propagate to enemies behind walls.
    • 2.1: Scaling changed from Str Skill.png Brutality/ Tactics to Skill Stat.png Tactics.
    • 2.4: Hokuto Effect.png marks reworked.
      • Base boost DPS decreased from 60 to 48.
      • Duration decreased from 20 seconds to 15.
      • AoE range decreased.
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