Arena of Valor (AoV) - Bow of Slaughter

Information for Bow of Slaughter, a usable item in Arena of Valor (AoV). Included are its effects, unique passives and/or actives, price, and item tree. We also measure effect ranges, explain any ambiguous effects, and give our recommendations on how to use the item.

*Not available on the Nintendo Switch version

Bow of Slaughter Details

Arena of Valor Bow of Slaughter
Type Arena of Valor Attack Damage Attack
Price Arena of Valor Gold Coin 2330
Tier 3
Attack Damage +90
Life Steal +10%
Critical Chance +20%
Gold Efficiency 99.9% (not including unique active Bloodthirst)
Unique Passive(s) Bloodthirst: Increases Life Steal by 90% for 3 seconds. 60-second cooldown. Only usable by ranged heroes.

Bow of Slaughter, introduced in patch 14, is the first to offer both life steal and critical chance in the same item. It is also only the second item to increase critical chance while also providing an attack damage boost. Further, the Bloodthirst active is an incredible tool for marksmen – particularly immobile marksmen – to sustain themselves after getting jumped. In fact, it nearly eliminates the need for other life steal items like The Beast or Omni Arms, freeing up crit-building marksmen for items like Frost Cape, which provides utility and defense. Put it all together, and Bow of Slaughter is nearly a must-pick for marksmen utilizing a critical chance-based build.

Recommended Heroes and/or Situation:

Almost all in the marksman class who rely on their auto attacks will greatly benefit from this item. Marksmen without a built-in escape such as Yorn, Valhein, and Tel’Annas are easy choices for Bow of Slaughter because Bloodthirst is a great panic button when jumped on.

Bruisers can combine Bow of Slaughter with Slikk’s Sting for the life steal and resistance along with the substantial damage boost, even without Bloodthirst.

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