Longbows are much larger than shortbows but have far greater range, allowing for devestating surprise attacks. Due to its size, some creatures are not tall enough to wield it, including Gnomes and Dwarves. It is, however, often seen in the hands of Elves and others well-versed in the use of martial weapons.
- "The longbow is a refinement of the shortbow, designed to increase the range and power of an arrow strike. The stave portion of a longbow is nearly as tall as the archer, and can reach over six feet." (NWN "Examine" Description)
Longbows are a weapon in Dungeons & Dragons.