The Dead Shot, also known as the Longbow of Marksmanship, is an enchanted longbow in Baldur's Gate.

It offers a THAC0 bonus of 3 to the user and will add a damage of 2 to the arrows shot from it with a speed of 5.



Driven by years of rivalry, the Dukes of Spandeliyon and Delthuntle decided to organize a private contest 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 gloat in 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.


  • In the original Baldur's Gate, the bow itself is not enchanted, as Protection From Normal Weapons wasn't implemented in that game. This was changed with the original Shadows of Amn and carried over into the Enhanced Editions. However, the item cannot be obtained via normal ways in the second part of the saga and is only contained in the game files.
  • In addition to the locations, given above, the bow is also carried by an unused instance of Coran's creature files, E34.cre.