How to use the bow in No Rest for the Wicked

The peculiar bows in No Rest for the Wicked can be a bit challenging to master. If you’re struggling to figure out how to effectively use the bow in this game, continue reading for some helpful tips.

No Rest for the Wicked: How to utilize the bow

Typically, in ARPGs, equipping a ranged weapon like a bow in your primary weapon slot would allow it to function automatically, assuming you are playing a class that uses bows. However, in No Rest for the Wicked, using ranged weapons is a bit more complex, almost like using a shovel.

The first step you need to take is to place the bow in your secondary weapon slot, rather than equipping it. In your primary slot, make sure to equip a melee weapon as this will play a crucial role in the process.

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To use the bow, you will need to generate Focus instead of collecting arrows. Keep attacking with your melee weapon to build up Focus and consider using runes that can speed up the process.

Once you have accumulated enough Focus, select the bow and start shooting. Keep in mind that using the bow will deplete your Focus, so monitor it closely. Since you cannot retrieve the arrows you shoot, you will need to repeat the steps to generate Focus again.

It’s worth noting that while not confirmed through personal testing, the same mechanic might apply to spells in the game. Players are discovering that using spells through a staff may also require generating Focus.

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While No Rest of the Wicked may not provide hand-holding guidance, ensuring that your setup can run the game smoothly is essential. Refer to our guide for assistance on determining if your rig meets the game’s requirements.