Distance Fighting is the skill of using Distance Weapons. The Tibian with the highest Distance skill is Diigoo from Danera with 135 (this information might be outdated).

Vocations

While any player is capable of using Distance Weapons, Paladins advance in Distance Fighting much faster than any other vocation.

Since the Summer Update 2007 there is no real use of distance weapons for players of vocations other than paladins. For fun, high level Knights, Sorcerers and Druids may however be trying to use for instance Power Bolts because of the level bonus to their damage. It will never be profitable, though.

History

The first paladin to achieve 100 distance fighting was Precise, of Antica.

The first paladin to achieve 90 distance was Frank Drebbin, of Antica.

Benefits and Drawbacks

The primary benefit of using Distance Fighting, is that you are able to attack creatures from a distance. This greatly reduces the amount of damage that you receive from the creatures you are attacking, unless they also have a strong distance attack.

The greatest drawback to distance fighting, is that you cannot use a shield with your Bow or Crossbow. This means that you will take more damage if a creature is able to reach you. Another drawback is that Distance Fighting is very uneffective if the target is standing right next to you, attacks will miss often and those that do hit will do less damage, but that is only true for low levels of distance skill.

But this is not the case for magical distance attacks, like Wands, Rods, Runes, and Spells.

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To determine the max hit of your Paladin you must multiply 8.45 (factor for full attack mode) by your ammunition's attack power and then by your Distance Skill.

For this example we will use Bolts which are 30 and 70 Distance Skill.

So 8.45x30x70/100=177.45, so you can hit monsters with your Paladin for 0-177*(180), of course it will be reduced because of the monster's armor. If you attacked player your maximum hit is only half of that, so 0-90 and your hits will be only reduced by the armor of player. (Shielding doesn't count)

-Note-

The distance and melee skill damage formula's are for version 8.55. * It can be mistaken for a couple of hitpoints (like 3 or 4 less)

Creatures

Any fighting skill can be used to hunt almost any creature, but there are some creatures that are easier to kill with distance fighting.

When using Distance Fighting, it is easiest to hunt creatures that move slowly, and do not have any distance attack. It is also better to hunt in wide open areas where you can easily maintain a distance from your target.

You should avoid hunting creatures that use strong distance attacks, creatures that can easily outrun you, and creatures in very small caves where you have no room to run while you attack them.

Distance Fighting Bonuses

Distance Fighting bonuses can either be temporary or permanent. The following items provide a Distance Fighting bonus:

Weapons

Name Lvl Atk Range Atk mod Hit% Type Weight Dropped By
Lion Longbow Lion Longbow.gif 270 6 6 6 Bows 48.00
Soulpiercer Soulpiercer.gif 400 6 9 6 Crossbows 40.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Soulbleeder Soulbleeder.gif 400 6 8 5 Bows 47.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Umbral Master Crossbow Umbral Master Crossbow.gif 250 5 9 4 Crossbows 120.00
Umbral Master Bow Umbral Master Bow.gif 250 7 6 5 Bows 40.00
Bow of Mayhem (Overcharged) Bow of Mayhem (Overcharged).gif 250 6 6 6 Bows 55.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Crossbow of Mayhem (Overcharged) Crossbow of Mayhem (Overcharged).gif 250 5 6 6 Crossbows 65.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Bow of Carving (Overcharged) Bow of Carving (Overcharged).gif 250 6 6 6 Bows 55.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Crossbow of Carving (Overcharged) Crossbow of Carving (Overcharged).gif 250 5 6 6 Bows 65.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Bow of Remedy (Overcharged) Bow of Remedy (Overcharged).gif 250 6 6 6 Bows 55.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Crossbow of Remedy (Overcharged) Crossbow of Remedy (Overcharged).gif 250 5 6 6 Crossbows 65.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Falcon Bow Falcon Bow.gif 300 6 7 5 Bows 35.00
Living Vine Bow Living Vine Bow.gif 220 6 5 5 Bows 38.00
Cobra Crossbow Cobra Crossbow.gif 220 6 7 6 Crossbows 40.00
Bow of Cataclysm Bow of Cataclysm.gif 250 6 6 4 Bows 47.00


Helmets

Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist Imbuing Slots Required Level Required Vocation Dropped By
Elite Draken Helmet Elite Draken Helmet.gif 9 43.00 distance fighting +1 death +3% 1 100 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Wood Cape Wood Cape.gif 3 11.00 distance fighting +1 earth +4% paladins
Lion Spangenhelm Lion Spangenhelm.gif 7 30.00 distance fighting +2 physical +3%, earth +5% 2 230 paladins
Enchanted Werewolf Helmet (Distance) Enchanted Werewolf Helmet (Distance).gif 9 25.00 distance fighting +1 physical +4% 100 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Falcon Coif Falcon Coif.gif 10 28.00 distance fighting +2, shielding +2 physical +3%, fire +10% 2 300 knights and paladins
Dark Whispers Dark Whispers.gif 7 34.00 distance fighting +2 ice +3% 2 180 paladins

Armors

Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist Imbuing Slots Required Level Required Vocation Dropped By
Depth Lorica Depth Lorica.gif 16 145.00 distance fighting +3 death +5% 2 150 paladins
Master Archer's Armor Master Archer's Armor.gif 15 69.00 distance fighting +3 1 100 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Paladin Armor Paladin Armor.gif 12 65.00 distance fighting +2 1 paladins
Amazon Armor Amazon Armor.gif 13 45.00 distance fighting +3 2 60 paladins
Soulshell Soulshell.gif 18 123.00 distance fighting +4 physical +3%, fire +15% 2 400 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Earthsoul Tabard Earthsoul Tabard.gif 18 145.00 distance fighting +4 earth +8%, fire -8% 200 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Firesoul Tabard Firesoul Tabard.gif 18 145.00 distance fighting +4 fire +8%, ice -8% 200 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Thundersoul Tabard Thundersoul Tabard.gif 18 145.00 distance fighting +4 energy +8%, earth -8% 200 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Frostsoul Tabard Frostsoul Tabard.gif 18 145.00 distance fighting +4 ice +8%, energy -8% 200 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Gnome Armor Gnome Armor.gif 17 120.00 distance fighting +3 energy +8%, physical +4%, ice -2% 2 200 paladins
Embrace of Nature Embrace of Nature.gif 16 24.00 distance fighting +4 ice +11%, energy -3% 1 220 paladins
Ghost Chestplate Ghost Chestplate.gif 17 123.00 distance fighting +2 physical +3% 2 230 paladins

Legs

Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist Imbuing Slots Required Level Required Vocation Dropped By
Prismatic Legs Prismatic Legs.gif 8 71.00 distance fighting +2 physical +3% 150 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Yalahari Leg Piece Yalahari Leg Piece.gif 8 65.00 distance fighting +2 death +5% 80 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Falcon Greaves Falcon Greaves.gif 10 36.00 distance fighting +3, sword fighting +3, club fighting +3, axe fighting +3 physical +7%, ice +7% 300 knights and paladins
Fabulous Legs Fabulous Legs.gif 9 55.00 distance fighting +2, sword fighting +2, axe fighting +2, club fighting +2 physical +4%, fire +2% 225 knights and paladins

Boots

Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist Imbuing Slots Required Level Required Vocation Dropped By
Pair of Soulstalkers Pair of Soulstalkers.gif 3 13.00 distance fighting +1, speed +20 physical +5% 1 400 paladins
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.
Winged Boots Winged Boots.gif 2 12.00 speed +15, distance fighting +1 earth +7% 1 220 paladins

Shields

There are no Shields that boost Distance Fighting.

Rings

Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist Imbuing Slots Required Level Required Vocation Dropped By
Ring of Blue Plasma Ring of Blue Plasma.gif 0.90 distance fighting +3, magic level +1 100 paladins

Amulets and Necklaces

Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist Imbuing Slots Required Level Required Vocation Dropped By
Collar of Blue Plasma Collar of Blue Plasma.gif 5.00 distance fighting +4, magic level +2 150 paladins
Enchanted Pendulet Enchanted Pendulet.gif 2 6.50 distance fighting +3 physical 5%, energy +18% 180 paladins
Enchanted Sleep Shawl Enchanted Sleep Shawl.gif 3 4.30 distance fighting +3 physical 7%, earth +24% 180 paladins

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