When I was fighting drowns, I used both a bow and a crossbow, because I did not have any other good weapons. It seems that the crossbow shoots farther.

How far does the arrows go from each weapon? I need to know. Also, are fireworks affected by water? Will they be good weapons against drowns (and guardians)?

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I did a test in a Creative world, and I found out that:

  • Crossbows and bows shoot about the same distance from the player underwater
  • Crossbows and bows shoot 12 blocks away from the player underwater

As for fireworks, they seem to work the same way as they do on land. They aren't very good weapons, because they can only be used on a block, and they go pretty high. This means that you are most likely going to be able to miss your target.

Conclusion: Bows and Crossbows shoot 12 blocks, fireworks work normally, and none of these are very good weapons to use underwater.

  • what about fireworks on a crossbow? or is that a java only thing?
    – AJPerez
    Jul 31, 2021 at 15:24
  • Actually, I learned not that long ago that fireworks on crosswbows exist on bedrock edition. You just have to put the fireworks on your off-hand (yea i know off-hand doesn't really work on bedrock, but trust me). I'll test this out tomorrow, and ill let you know when i update Aug 1, 2021 at 2:08

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