Compound Bow

The Compound Bow is the most powerful bow. It can one shot someone with full gear. Pulling the bow while keeping stationary will increase the velocity and damage of the arrow. As of December 2021, the Compound Bow received a nerf. You can no longer find it in default blueprints. You also can't pull the string on the Compound Bow for too long, otherwise it loses durability overtime.

Damage 50–100
Rate of Fire 15–60 RPM
Aim Cone 0.2°
Capacity 1
Reload 1 sec
Draw 1 sec
Compound Bow
  1. Loot
  2. Craft
  3. Blueprint
  4. Events
  5. Repair
  6. Recycling
  7. Damage
  8. Tips
Container Condition Amount Chance
Crate 100 % 1 1 %
Sunken Chest 100 % 1 1 %
Underwater Lab Blue Crate 100 % 1 1 %
Elite Tier Crate 100 % 1 2 %
Wagon Crate 100 % 1 0.5 %
Underwater Dweller 100 % 1 0.2 %
Tunnel Dweller 100 % 1 0.2 %
Patrol Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Oil Rig Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Excavator Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Arctic Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Military Base Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Heavy Scientist 100 % 1 2 %
Cargo Ship Scientist 100 % 1 0.2 %
Heavy Scientist With Minigun 100 % 1 2 %
Heavy Scientist With Flamethrower 100 % 1 2 %
Blueprint Ingredients Time Workbench Level
Compound Bow Blueprint Compound Bow Blueprint Wood×100Metal Fragments×75Rope2 ft 7–30 sec Workbench Level 1I
Tool Requirements Scrap Total
Research Table Research Table Compound BowScrap×75>Compound Bow Blueprint 75
Workbench Level 1 Workbench Level 1 Salvaged Hammer BlueprintPickaxe BlueprintSalvaged Sword BlueprintScrap×83>Compound Bow Blueprint 271
Can be found in Condition Amount Chance
Bronze Egg Bronze Egg 100 % 1 6 %
Small Loot Bag Small Loot Bag 100 % 1 6 %
Tool Max Repair Cost Condition Loss BP Required
Repair Bench Repair Bench Wood×20Metal Fragments×15Cloth×12 20% Yes
Recycler Yield Efficiency
Safe Zone Recycler Wood×40Metal Fragments×30Rope1 ft 40 %
Recycler Wood×60Metal Fragments×45Rope2 ft 60 %
Ammunition Damage DPS Headshot Aim Cone Velocity
High Velocity Arrow High Velocity Arrow 40–80 20–40 ×1.5 0.2° 80–160
Wooden Arrow Wooden Arrow 50–100 25–50 ×1.5 0.2° 50–100
Bone Arrow Bone Arrow 40–80 20–40 ×1.5 0.2° 45–90
Fire Arrow Fire Arrow 40–80 +20 25–60 ×1.5 0.2° 40–80

LAu 36 pts. 5 years ago

Used for ninjas and ninjas only. This silent beast is enough to kill a player with a coffee can helmet, with a headshot. The side-effect of the Compound Bow, is that it takes some time to charge and whilst charging, you can't move, or it'll drain the charge. Therefore it is most effectively used, by camouflaging yourself among the bushes and trees on the Rust island.
Range of this weapon is more than great at keeping your enemy confused while you execute the holy rain of death. HV arrow will as always damage less, but will hit your target 3x times as fast as the standard arrow.
Did you hear me talk about the rain of death before. Well imagine that, but instead used with fire arrows. Absolute madness, if your looking for traumatizing nakeds out there.
Alternative use of the compound bow, is to use it as a first-hitter. Meaning you begin by shooting your target with the compound bow and finish them off with whatever secondary weapon you have.
Common combinations with the compound bow are:
Compound Bow + Nail Gun, Compound Bow + Shotgun, Compound Bow + Custom SMG- basically any close-quarter quick finishers there are.
It's takes practicing and time to master, but will definitely be worth it. Now ride off archers! You got an adventure waiting out there for you!

carsonmain1 11 pts. 5 years ago*

The compound bow is an early game boltie of sorts, hitting people from 250 meters with High Velocity Arrow is easy once you’ve practiced a bit. You can destroy geared players with it, if you can land the headshot Wooden Arrow or Fire Arrow. Hitting a Coffee Can Helmet with a normal arrow will bring them down from 100hp all the way down to 3hp with 10+ bleeding. In order for the compound bow to be an effective weapon you must maintain stealth, and if you are caught in the open at close range with the only compound bow then your best option is to run. It’s a good idea to carry a secondary weapon such as the Nailgun in order to finish off enemies that survived a bodyshot. It’s very useful as a first hitter when holding an angle, especially if you geth the headshot. One last thing, make sure you have cover that you can crouch an and out of if in a non stealth scenario. Do not use the Hunting Bow as a finisher at close quarters the draw time is too high to be a follow up weapon. Crossbow is acceptable as a secondary with the compound.
Stay frosty and go headshot some coffee cans.

Clay2255 86 pts. 4 years ago

The compound bow can also be used in raiding to take out turrets beyond the range of the turret. This is silent but slow, as it takes 100 fully charged shots to destroy a turret with wooden arrows.

zaly 7 pts. 4 years ago

When you aim with compound bow you need to wait a bit to start charging. But when you aim, wait for the charge bar to appear and then move while still aiming you'll start charging as soon as you stop moving.

lookatmynewgender 15 pts. 2 years ago

it is more accurate than hunting bow.
Identifier 884424049
Stack Size ×1
Despawn time 20 min