Swift defeat to my enemies.
— Acknowledgement of readiness of the oathbow[1]

An oathbow was a magical longbow that could be set to become particularly deadly to a sworn opponent of its user.[1]

Powers[edit | edit source]

Every time an arrow was notched on an oathbow, it whispered a phrase in elvish to its attuned user acknowledging its readiness to accept a sworn opponent. If the user responded with the command phrase upon loosing the arrow towards an opponent, that target became the bow's sworn enemy for seven days, or until death. The magic of the oathbow rendered it extremely precise when shooting arrows toward its sworn enemy, even if behind cover or at extremely long distances. Arrows that hit the oathbow's designated target were also rendered extremely deadly. At the same time, a committed oathbow became considerably ineffective at shooting at any target other than its current sworn enemy.[1]

Swift death to you who have wronged me.
— The oathbow command phrase[1]

An oathbow could be reset to a new enemy the dawn after its previous target died. It could only have one designated target at a time.[1]

Notable Oathbows[edit | edit source]

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

Video Games
Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation

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