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If you you give poisoned bows to an NPC, do the poisoned arrows ever run out?

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not exactly a duplicate, this question's asking if an already poisoned weapon will wear out if a companion uses it rather than if a companion will use poisons from the inventory – l I Jan 16 '12 at 2:30
Thanks yeah, since they never run out of arrows, I was wondering if I found poison for the weapon, if it would always be poisoned for the npc that was using it... but now I know it works the same as if the main character had it. – wesley Jan 16 '12 at 12:35
The first part was pretty much a duplicate, so I removed it and left the portion about the poison not running out. Feel free to reword if you can improve it. I can't retract my close vote that I can see. – Doozer Blake Jan 16 '12 at 16:54

Yes, you can give poisoned bows (or any other weapon) to your followers. They will use them to attack, but the poison wears off after 1 hit just like your own weapons.

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Ah.. I see I noticed that whatever arrows you give them they use infinitely, was wondering if they use poisoned infinitely Thanks I understand now – wesley Jan 16 '12 at 2:01
@wesley the bow gets poisoned, not the arrow. – Raven Dreamer Jan 16 '12 at 17:19

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