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Longbow
Longitudinal Longbow
Ceci n'est pas une boîte d'information
Manufacturer: Hyperion
Type: Sniper Rifle
Model: Longbow
Element: Incendiary
Game: Borderlands 2
Special Part(s):
GD_Weap_SniperRifles.A_Weapons_Unique.
Sniper_Hyperion_3_Longbow
GD_Weap_SniperRifles.Barrel.
SR_Barrel_Alien_Longbow
GD_Weap_SniperRifles.Sight.
Sniper_Sight_None_Longbow
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Material_Hyperion_3_Longbow
[Longbow (sniper rifle) Variants]

The Longbow is a legendary E-tech sniper rifle manufactured by Hyperion. The Longbow can be obtained as a rare drop from Badass Creepers in the Caustic Caverns.

Special Weapon Effects

Ceci n'est pas une sniper rifle! – It fires slow moving projectiles shaped like Minecraft styled arrows. Always incendiary. Always spawns without a scope. Even though it is an E-tech weapon, it only consumes one sniper bullet per shot. +150% critical hit damage. Slightly increased (+4.5%) chance of ignition (as of hotfix of 17 October 2013).

Usage & Description

When auto-targeting is turned on in the options menu, the snap-to targeting places the arc of the Longbow's projectile immediately through a standard humanoid enemy's head. A major advantage of the Longbow is its extreme accuracy; firing may not actually increase accuracy. Evidence of this can be shown as the rifle itself has very minimum movement when the sights are aimed down.

Notes

  • Although it displays as a legendary weapon, internally the Longbow is classified as an E-tech weapon, with a barrel part, SR_Barrel_Alien_Longbow. The Longbow's status as an E-tech weapon is also evident in inventories, where the weapon will be grouped with E-tech weapons rather than with legendary weapons.
  • Unlike standard legendary or E-tech weapons, the Longbow can spawn without an accessory, giving it the prefix Thermogenic.
  • This weapon dropped from Mister Boney Pants Guy on Day 6 of Week 1 of the Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt.
  • The Longbow was modified via a hotfix released on October 17th, 2013 as part of the Borderlands 2 Loot Hunt. Its chance to ignite was increased by 4.5%, while its damage was increased by 20%. As with all hotfixes released as part of the loot hunt, these changes were later incorporated into a permanent patch.
  • The Longbow cannot spawn with a damage prefix

Trivia

  • The Longbow's projectiles are shaped like the arrows from the video game Minecraft.
  • The flavor text ("Ceci n'est pas une sniper rifle!" [Lit. "This is not a Sniper Rifle"]) is a reference to Magritte's The Treachery of Images, a painting of a pipe with the words "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." written underneath in cursive lettering. The point of this painting was to demonstrate that it was not, in fact, a pipe but a painting of one. A similar reference was made in Minecraft. The game's menu splash text, "Ceci n'est pas une title screen!" translates to "This is not a title screen!".
  • Like Hyperion pistols and all E-tech weapons, the Longbow features fins on the side of the gun that extend outward as the gun fires. When fully extended these fins resemble the arc of a bow or crossbow due to their placement and unusual size.
  • Oddly enough, when fired, the Longbow does not make the usual E-tech sniper rifle firing sound, but the normal sniper rifle sound.

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