Primitive Bow

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Primitive Bow
Item Group Ammo/Weapons, Basics
Categories Weapon
Type Ranged Weapon, Archery Weapon


Hit Points
Durability (Min Level) 500
Durability (Max Level) 2000
Durability Loss per Use
Vehicle Base Speed
Vehicle Sprint Speed
Horizontal Support
Light Value
Noise Volume
Noise Range
Activity Level Strength
Activity Level Time
Activity Level Frequency
Activity Level Strength
Activity Level Time
Activity Level Frequency
Gear Slots
Inventory Slots
Max Stack
Storage Slots
Mobility Decrease %
Stamina Decrease /sec
Mod Type
Mod Compatibility
Base Price
Modified by
Attack stats
Max Range 100
Effective Range 20
Entity Damage 25 ^ (Stone Arrow)
28 ^ (Iron Arrow)
31 ^ (Steel Arrow)
Entity Power Attack Damage
Power Attack Multiplier
Explosive Radius (Entity)
Body-part disable chance (base)
Body-part disable chance (max)
Critical Chance
Attacks per minute 60
Rounds per minute
Attacks per minute
Attacks per minute / 60
Muzzle Flash
Shot Volume
Hip Accuracy
Aim Accuracy
Recoil 20
Handling 90
Unholster time
Reload Time (seconds) 0.9
Stamina per Use
Block Range
Block Damage 1 ^ (Stone Arrow)
3 ^ (Iron Arrow)
5 ^ (Steel Arrow)
Power Attack Multiplier
Explosive Radius (Block)
Multiplier: cloth
Multiplier: earth
Multiplier: metal
Multiplier: organic
Multiplier: stone
Multiplier: water
Multiplier: wood
Multiplier: glass
Additional effects
Initial Experience
Subsequent Experience
Armor stats
Armor Rating
Effect Resistance
Cold Resist °F, 0°C
Heat Resist °F, 0°C
Effect on Health
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Food
Effect on Water
Effect on Max Health
Food Poisoning prob. %
Other Effects
Effect on Health
Effect on Stamina
Effect on Food
Effect on Water
Effect on Max Health
Food Poisoning prob. %
Other Effects
Butcher Tool
Butcher Resource Multiplier
Disassemble Tool
Hoe Tool
Hoe Multiplier
Hoe Damage Multiplier
Repairs per minute
Block Repair Range
Ammo Type Arrow.pngStone Arrow
IronArrow.pngIron Arrow
SteelArrow.pngSteel Arrow
Capacity 1
Requires Electrical Power
Smelted Into
Smelted Amount
Burn Time as Fuel 03′ 20″
Provides Electrical Power
Other uses
Used by
Upgrades into
Used to craft
Crafting Ingredient Time
Unlocked with
Learned with
Ingredients Used
Repaired using Wood
Scraps into
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Scraps into Cloth.png
Scraps into ElectricParts.png
Scraps into Glass.png
Scraps into ScrapIron.png
Scraps into ScrapLead.png
Scraps into Leather.png
Scraps into MechanicalParts.png
Scraps into MilitaryFiber.png
Scraps into Paper.png
Scraps into YuccaFibers.png
Scraps into ScrapPlastics.png
Scraps into RockSmall.png
Scraps into ScrapTungsten.png
Scraps into Woodresource.png 6
Breaks into
Seed used
Light Opacity
Growth stages
Time to grow
Used to grow
Crop produced
Crafting Yes
Has Schematic
Loot Containers

Description[edit | edit source]

The Primitive Bow is a craftable weapon in 7 Days to Die. It is a medium-range weapon that fires arrows as Ammunition. A Primitive Bow can be used with four different types of arrows: Stone Arrow, Iron Arrow, Steel Arrow and Flaming Arrow. It is considered as a starter weapon, because the player can craft it right at the beginning of his game and because of its low cost to craft.

To equip a different type of ammo than the default stone arrows, press and hold R, then select the ammo type you want.

Combat[edit | edit source]

During combat, a Primitive Bow is a powerful medium to long range weapon. At short range, however, the player may have trouble because it requires reloading for each shot and therefore has a slow rate of fire. A Primitive Bow of a decent quality level (around 175) can kill most Zombies with one head shot. Due to its slow firing rate, a Primitive Bow should be used with care at short range.

The Primitive Bow can be used for stealth attacks, as firing an arrow doesn't make a sound and won't alert nearby zombies. Hitting a zombie, without killing him, does alert the zombie.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Required Items[edit | edit source]

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Woodresource.png 8* Wood
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Mods[edit | edit source]

Bow Mods[edit | edit source]

Compatible Mods[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The damages given are based on the maximum and minimum values of the different types of arrows that the bow can use. The bow itself (without arrows) can not cause any damage.
  • Aiming slightly above the head or slightly below the head and to the left usually guarantees a headshot. (this depends on how far away you are from the mob)

Tutorial[edit | edit source]

The video below demonstrates how to aim depending on your distance from the target.

Gallery[edit | edit source]