)   The Longbow of Diana   Bow
Base item bow
Damage vs. small 1d2
Damage vs. large 1d2
To-hit bonus +1d5
Bonus versus (any)
Weapon skill bow
Size one-handed
When carried
When wielded
When invoked
Cost 4000 zm
Weight 30
Material wood

The Longbow of Diana is the ranger quest artifact. It is chaotic for wishing purposes. Its base item type is a bow.

When carried, the Longbow of Diana confers telepathy. When wielded, it confers reflection and +d5 to hit when firing arrows. Invoking the Bow creates +0 arrows with the same BUC status (but not the same enchantment charge) as the Bow. A blessed Bow creates more arrows, up to 21 at once, and a cursed Bow fewer, at most 11 at once. The Bow does not have charges but the invocations have a little timeout, so you cannot create new arrows every turn.


The Longbow of Diana first appears, along with the Ranger class, in NetHack 3.3.0 under the name of The Longbow of Artemis. It was renamed in NetHack 3.4.0.

Encyclopedia entryEdit

This legendary bow grants ESP when carried and can reflect magical
attacks when wielded. When invoked it provides a supply of arrows.

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