The Dead Shot (The Dead Shot +2 in-game), also known as the Longbow of Marksmanship, is an enchanted longbow. It offers a THAC0 bonus of +3 to the user and will add +2 damage to the arrows shot from this bow with a speed factor of 5. It has a weight of 5 lbs.
This item appears in the games of Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition. In Baldur's Gate, this item is obtained from hobgoblin elite called Hakt who is killed at the end of chapter three in the Bandit Camp.
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Driven by years of rivalry, the Dukes of Spandeliyon and Delthuntle decided to organize a private contest of that would proclaim the better archer between them. Both boasted the power of their magical bows, but that wasn't enough for Edwall Dest, Duke of Spandeliyon. He arranged for the theft of his opponent's bow, and on the day of the contest, he couldn't help but gloat at his advantage. The Duke of Delthuntle, known only as Raymond, demanded a demonstration of Edwall's skill on a scarecrow that he had placed. Edwall Dest drew his longbow and released the arrow with determination, not stopping to think how uncannily the target resembled himself. The missile split the large voodoo doll's head in twain and at that moment Edwall's head did much the same.''