Gastraphetes RareExclusive
(Marksmanship) All Races
DMG: 51 Delay: 432
Enhances "Snapshot" effect
Increases "Barrage" accuracy
Aftermath: Inc. Rng. Acc./Rng. Atk.
Occasionally deals double damage

Lv. 75 RNG

Damage Per Second: 7.08
TP Per Hit: 110

Other Uses[edit]

Trial of the Magians:
Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

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Used in Recipes[edit]

  • None

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Obtained from Desynthesis[edit]

  • None

How to Obtain[edit]

Cannot be auctioned, traded, bazaared, or delivered.


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Historical Information[edit]


Equipped with an incredibly strong compound string, proper operation of this powerful bow typically requires the user to brace the stock against their stomach, from which its name, literally “belly bow,” derives. At present, the empire furnishes automated pulling devices to accomplish the arduous task of reloading.


The gastraphetes (Ancient Greek γαστραφέτης, lit. 'belly-bow') was a handheld crossbow, used by ancient Greeks. It was described in the first century AD by the Greek author Heron of Alexandria in his work Belopoeica (Ancient Greek Βελοποιικά, 'on catapult-making'). It is believed to have been invented around 400 BC.

See Also[edit]

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