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Skill: Marksman
Governing Attribute:
Successful Attack: +1.0

The Marksman skill affects the use of ranged weapons such as the short bow, long bow, crossbow, dart, throwing star, and throwing knife. A skill level of 50 or above is required to guarantee a successful hit for the vast majority of targets, provided that a shot is on target (NPCs with extremely high Luck values, such as Gaenor or Yagrum Bagarn, are exceptions). Though governed by the Agility attribute, weapons under the Marksman skill also receive a bonus damage modifier from the Strength attribute.

[edit] Character Creation

The following races receive bonuses to their Marksman skill:

The following classes have Marksman as a Major skill:

The following classes have Marksman as a Minor skill:

[edit] Trainers

The Master Trainer of Marksman is Missun Akin at his hut at Falasmaryon. There are few other trainers, and none of note. See Marksman Trainers for the complete list.

[edit] Books

The following books will increase your Marksman skill:

[edit] Factions

The following factions include Marksman as one of their favored skills:

[edit] Marksman Weapons

This is a list of base marksman weapons. A complete list of all marksman weapons, including enchanted and unique ones, is also available.

Bows and Arrows

[edit] Bows

A powerful but demanding weapon, the long bow is historically associated with Altmer aristocrats and Bosmer hunters. The less-powerful bonemold long bow of Morrowind is traditionally a noble's hunting weapon, but has been adopted for wider use by many outlander sportsmen and mercenaries. - Garothmuk gro-Muzgub

In the West, the wooden short bow is the standard weapon of Legionary missile troops and scouts. In Morrowind, however, wood is in very short supply, and the chitin bow favored by the Ashlanders is laminated bone-shell-and resin. - Garothmuk gro-Muzgub

Name ID OBWeightIcon small.png OBHealthIcon small.png OBValueIcon small.png Damage Enchant
Chitin Short Bow Chitin Short Bow Chitin Short bow 2.0 500 20 1−10 1
Short Bow Short Bow short bow 4.0 500 60 1−15 2
Long Bow Long Bow long bow 8.0 550 50 1−20 3.5
Steel Longbow Steel Longbow steel longbow 8.0 600 100 1−25 3.5
Bonemold Long Bow Bonemold Long Bow bonemold long bow 7.0 700 250 1−30 40
Daedric Long Bow Daedric Long Bow daedric long bow 24.0 1,000 50,000 2−50 10.5
Short Bows: Chitin Short Bow, Short Bow
Long Bows: Bonemold Long Bow, Daedric Long Bow,
Long Bow, Steel Longbow

[edit] Arrows

Name ID Weight Value Damage
Corkbulb Arrow Corkbulb Arrow corkbulb arrow 0.1 1 1−1
Chitin Arrow Chitin Arrow chitin arrow 0.1 1 1−2
Iron Arrow Iron Arrow iron arrow 0.1 1 1−3
Silver Arrow Silver Arrow silver arrow 0.1 3 1−3
Bonemold Arrow Bonemold Arrow bonemold arrow 0.15 2 1−4
Steel Arrow Steel Arrow steel arrow 0.1 2 1−4
Glass Arrow Glass Arrow glass arrow 0.15 8 1−6
Ebony Arrow Ebony Arrow ebony arrow 0.2 10 5−10
Daedric Arrow Daedric Arrow daedric arrow 0.3 20 610−15
Arrows: Bonemold, Chitin, Corkbulb, Daedric, Ebony, Glass, Iron, Silver, Steel

Crossbows and Bolts

[edit] Crossbows

The Dwemer crossbow is an ingenious device that permits someone with only modest training and skill to fire a missile bolt massive enough to penetrate heavy armor. The Imperial Legion's mass-produced version is somewhat less effective, and most Imperial missile troops and hunters use the more popular short and long bows. - Garothmuk gro-Muzgub

Name ID OBWeightIcon small.png OBHealthIcon small.png OBValueIcon small.png Damage Enchant
Steel Crossbow Steel Crossbow steel crossbow 10.0 550 160 20−20 5
Dwarven Crossbow Dwarven Crossbow dwarven crossbow 10.0 750 1,200 30−30 5
Crossbows: Dwarven, Steel

[edit] Bolts

Name ID Weight Value Damage
Corkbulb Bolt Corkbulb Bolt corkbulb bolt 0.1 5 1−1
Iron Bolt Iron Bolt iron bolt 0.1 1 2−3
Steel Bolt Steel Bolt steel bolt 0.1 2 2−4
Silver Bolt Silver Bolt silver bolt 0.1 8 3−3
Bonemold Bolt Bonemold Bolt bonemold bolt 0.15 2 3−4
Orcish Bolt Orcish Bolt orcish bolt 0.15 4 1−6
Bolts: Bonemold, Corkbulb, Iron, Orcish, Silver, Steel

Note: Unlike a Bow, at point blank range one must aim the crossbow itself, rather than the crosshair, and at close range, a compromise between the crosshair and the crossbow.

Throwing Weapons

Name ID Weight Value Damage
Iron Throwing Knife Iron Throwing Knife iron throwing knife 0.3 3 1−3
Chitin Throwing Star Chitin Throwing Star chitin throwing star 0.1 3 2−3
Steel Throwing Knife Steel Throwing Knife † steel throwing knife 0.3 4 1−4
Steel Dart Steel Dart steel dart 0.2 6 2−5
Steel Throwing Star Steel Throwing Star steel throwing star 0.1 3 2−5
Silver Dart Silver Dart silver dart 0.2 6 2−5
Silver Throwing Star Silver Throwing Star silver throwing star 0.2 16 2−5
Glass Throwing Knife Glass Throwing Knife glass throwing knife 0.2 25 1−6
Glass Throwing Star Glass Throwing Star glass throwing star 0.1 20 2−9
Ebony Dart Ebony Dart ebony dart 0.4 2,000 2−10
Ebony Throwing Star Ebony Throwing Star ebony throwing star 0.2 2,000 2−10
Daedric Dart Daedric Dart daedric dart 0.4 4,000 2−12

† In the unpatched version of Morrowind, Steel Throwing Knives appear identical to Steel Daggers. Subsequent patches restore this weapon to its proper appearance.

Darts: Daedric, Ebony, Silver, Steel
Throwing knives: Glass, Iron, Steel
Throwing stars: Chitin, Ebony, Glass, Silver, Steel

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