Bows are a decent backup weapon to take advantage of in Muck as long as you know how to use them. It’s easy to miss a minor detail that prevents you from shooting them at all. That’s why I’ve put together this complete guide on making, using, and shooting bows overall. Continue reading below for some quick tips and tricks.
How to Make a Bow in Muck
If you’ve already crafted a bow and just want to know how to use it, skip to the next section below. Otherwise, there are a few steps to crafting one, but it’s not too difficult. You can definitely make a bow on your first day from a Workbench alone. Once you have a rock, start chopping some normal Trees for wood since you’ll need 20 total before making arrows.
The first 10 Wood goes toward making a Workbench. The tutorial teaches you how to do this, but you can do it from your inventory. After placing a Workbench, you’ll need to find Wheat to make the next recipe. Before the Bow recipe will unlock, you’ll need to make 1 Rope. This requires 10 Wheat and 10 Bark.
You can craft Rope under the Basic tab at your Workbench. Once you’ve finished this step, the Bow recipe will appear under the Tools section. All you need to do now is gather up 10 Wood and 1 Rope to craft it. Keep that extra rope around for when you want to upgrade to the next bow type. Since you’ll get two Rope from the recipe.
Now that you have your Bow, you’ll want to craft up some Flint Arrows so you can actually shoot it. If you haven’t broken any boulder rocks yet, you’ll need to break one for some Flint. However, you can find Flint on the floor sometimes too. This will unlock the Flint Arrow recipe under the Basic section in your Workbench.
All you need is 2 Wood and 1 Flint to make 4 Flint Arrows. If you plan on using your Bow a lot, you’ll probably want to make more. Fortunately, the recipe is relatively cheap so it shouldn’t be too difficult to craft a bunch. As you get further into Muck reaching new ore types, you’ll unlock new arrows as well. Such as Steel Arrows, Mithril, Adamantite, and even secret ones too.
How to Use a Bow in Muck
One part of Muck that makes it confusing on how to use bows is not knowing how to equip one. You’ve probably got it in your hotkey bar with your arrows either in your inventory or hotkey bar too. If you haven’t made arrows yet, you’ll want to visit the previous section of this guide and make those. Because you can’t shoot without arrows.
Once you have your Bow and Arrows, here’s what you need to do. Equip your Bow in your hotkey bar so you can use it as a weapon. Then, open up your inventory and equip your arrows to the arrow slot near your armor. This is next to the helmet slot. Once your arrows are equipped here, you can start using and shooting your bow.
That’s all there is to it, fortunately, but it’s easy to completely miss. Just like the shield item slot which seems to not exist in Muck. If you’re wondering how bows work in Muck, here’s what you need to know. Simply hold the left mouse button down to charge up your arrow before shooting. This will help it shoot quicker and farther.
As arrows don’t really shoot that quick, you may need to fire a couple of practice shots. But, you can still get a decent distance out of them if you aim up a little bit. Wyverns are the main time you’ll need a Bow if you don’t have Jannik’s Frog for extra jumps. Plus, strong buffs like the Sniper Scope and Knuts Hammer can also trigger from ranged attacks.
If you have any other Muck questions for us, feel free to ask in the comments below the article. We’ve listed a few guides below that seem to be common questions in the Muck community as well.