Observation on bows. Efficacy greatly varies with bow
I have three bows. Villager‘s hazel bow, requiring (Strength, Agility) > (4,3) then Villager‘s yew bow, requiring (6,4) and some hunting bow I don’t have on me, with strength requirement 8. My strength and agility both equal 12 my bow skill 4.
With the first bow I quite easily win the advanced archery contest. With the second, I struggle to win the beginner contest. With the third I hardly hit anything on purpose.
So, do better weapons require higher skill to use effectively, apart from strength and agility?
I now have the money and strength to buy the bailiff‘s mace. My mace skill is 6.93. Will I use the bailiff’s mace less effectively than a common mace up to a certain mace skill? (irrespective of strength and agility)?