Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

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Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by FallGuy » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:28 pm

It doesn't seem to be listed anywhere, but every so often I find someone carrying arrows that show up as a different color on the screen. I've seen black (Ebony?) and, now, red (Daedric?):

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When I pick them up, though, they just get added to the normal-colored pile of arrows in my inventory.

Do arrows have different materials and, if so, does it make a difference for things like weight or damage?

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Re: Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by Hazelnut » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:44 am

What version are you playing, that was fixed quite a while ago or so we thought. Arrows don't have material types, so it's only visual anyway.
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Re: Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by FallGuy » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:22 am

0.10.19, but I will say I have several mods installed as well.

It is pretty rare, I've only seen it maybe 2 or 3 times out of hundreds of arrows looted from corpses. :)

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Re: Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by Dubiousintent » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:27 am

So does that mean ordinary arrows are treated the same as if they were daedric when used against monsters (such as vampires) that can only be hit by silver or higher quality material weapons? Or that they are supposed to have no effect upon such creatures?

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Re: Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by Ommamar » Sun Feb 23, 2020 4:16 am

Dubiousintent wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:27 am
So does that mean ordinary arrows are treated the same as if they were daedric when used against monsters (such as vampires) that can only be hit by silver or higher quality material weapons? Or that they are supposed to have no effect upon such creatures?
Well arrows take on the material type of the bow used so there isn't really ordinary arrows. As Hazelnut said the different types of lootable arrows was/is a bug. There might be a mod that changes this but I haven't seen it so it would be nice if it could be linked it would be interesting to see different materials for arrows implemented.

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Re: Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by pango » Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:58 am

Hazelnut wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:44 am
What version are you playing, that was fixed quite a while ago or so we thought. Arrows don't have material types, so it's only visual anyway.
I think it's fixed for shops, but not (always?) for loot. It's purely cosmetic now, since the problem before was that some arrows could be much more expensive to buy.
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Re: Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by Baler » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:10 pm

Would love to see a mod that adds material arrows that affect damage. GL with that. :?
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Re: Do Arrows Have Different Materials?

Post by Ralzar » Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:26 pm

Baler wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Would love to see a mod that adds material arrows that affect damage. GL with that. :?
What I was thinking.

It would actually be pretty fun if the Bow defined damage, but the arrow defined material for ability to damage werewolfs etc.
But then you'd need a way to select arrow types etc, which could get akward.
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