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Based on one of the world's oldest weapon designs, this Tenno-crafted weapon can be used both in stealth and in open combat. The Paris uses a chargeable magnetic field to launch arrows capable of impaling enemies to walls.

The Paris is a Tenno bow that focuses on Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.

This weapon can be sold for Credits64.png 7,500.

Characteristics[]

This weapon deals primarily Puncture DamageDmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture damage.

Advantages:

Disadvantages:

Comparisons:

Acquisition[]

The Paris's blueprint can be purchased from the Market.

Manufacturing Requirements
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15,000
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3
Plastids64.png
600
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700
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2,000
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 45
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png20,000

Notes[]

  • Enemies will notice missed arrows but arrows that hit are silent.
  • Arrows have a large amount of momentum, allowing players to pin enemies to walls. However, a dead body will not lose its momentum if it hits a closed door, so the body will fly through it as soon as the door opens.

Tips[]

  • Lead targets both horizontally and vertically at greater distances in order to compensate for projectile travel time.
  • Maintaining a charge at all times can make engaging a group of enemies easier.
    • Charging can be cancelled without releasing the arrow using the reload button (Press the reload button while holding fire).
    • All "charge weapons" (except AngstrumCorpusHandRocket.png Angstrum and OpticorCrpBFG.png Opticor) are capable of holding their charge during a sprint.
    • As long as the user starts charging a shot, they are able to finish charging while they are still sprinting.
    • Using elevators and opening co-op doors does not cancel the charge, however hacking consoles and opening lockers will.
    • Sliding when you are about to hit the ground (from any height) is very useful for keeping your charge instead of losing it by rolling.
  • A rank 1 Arrow MutationMod TT 20px.png Arrow Mutation is usually more than enough to keep ammo topped off.
  • Enemies killed by arrows fired from this weapon will be rag-dolled with the corpse acting as a projectile doing the same damage as the weapon. This can be used to kill multiple enemies with one shot.

Bugs[]

  • As of Update 7.8 (2013-04-19), Headshots will not be counted at the end of missions, when using the Paris.  
  • After charging an arrow and firing it while zooming, the next arrow you fire will not be drawn from the quiver, and instead the Paris and your hand will jerk very slightly. The next shot will show the reloading animation correctly.

Trivia[]

  • Paris is most likely named for Paris of Troy in Homer's Iliad, who was a skilled archer and the one to have killed Achilles by firing an arrow into his heel.
  • The Paris is the only bow that does not have a tension spring, as the arrow is held in place and launched by magnetic induction rather than physical force.
  • The Paris is modeled after a decurve bow.

Media[]

Paris Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Update 29.1 (2020-09-17)

  • Fixed Paris bow 3D draw sound not cutting off when bow is fully drawn.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Normalized quick shots to have the same critical chance/damage and status chance as charged shots.
  • While reviewing Bow stats the team has also refreshed all their FX (including the Lenz)!
  • Quick Shot increased from 120 to 160
  • Charged Shot increased from 180 to 320

Update 22.12 (2018-02-09)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 3
  • Charge speed increased from 1 to 0.5 secs

Update 19.10 (2017-02-09)

  • Paris model reworked.

Update 7.0 (2013-03-18)

  • Introduced.

See also[]

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