It sounded low and deep within my heart. Pounding like the trample of a hundred wild Mammoths, washing over me and causing my blood to pound within my ears. The twang of the carefully created string, the creak of the wood as I pulled back, the air rushing through the fletching… It sounded, and I heeded it’s call. Now I grace to you all the knowledge I have.
The Ranger’s Call II is a complete overhaul of the fletching system within Skyrim. Create dozens of new bows and arrows through a specially created system accessed by only the most pure Marksman.
The Ranger’s Call Power – This power allows you to craft arrows and scoped which cannot be crafted anywhere else (more info below). What you can craft will be based on your Marksman level. Craft the Station at the Forge to unlock the recipes.
Arrows – Swift or Force?
While many people enjoy tinkering with their bows; the right weight, tension and so forth, it is said that the arrow is often overlooked. By creating a different weighting system you can now chose to let loose your arrows at a further distance (Swift) or let loose their strength (Force). Each arrow already found can be converted into Swift or Force arrows at your Ranger’s Call Crafting Station. Furthermore, all arrows are craftable at the forge with the right Smithing perks. New arrows are injected into leveled lists.
Leaf Arrow – are beautifully designed Elven Arrows with strong fletching and a deep nock . To craft the base Leaf Arrow you need the Glass Smithing Perk. Converting requires Archery Level 30
Bodkin Arrow – are simple hunting arrows which have been designed to pierce leather armour. You can craft these from the start but you need an Archery level of 25 to convert.
Thrush Arrows- are deadly arrows that rival Daedric Arrows crafted with the finest materials. Requires the Deadric Smithing Perk to craft and Archery level 90 to convert.
Poison Arrow – These arrows are dipped in a poison which causes your enemy to deplete five health points over five seconds and cripple them. Requires 40 Archery level.
Knockback Arrow – Knocksback an enemy that gets too close . Requires 40 Archery level
Use your Ranger’s Crafting Station to create your arrow of choice
Artillery: Death from Afar – Rain death upon your enemies with unrelenting barrages of catapult fire, fireballs and arrow storms. Simply mark your target with your Marker Arrows, use the Launch Barrage power and watch the chaos begin.
Fire Storm – A concentrated rain of fireballs Requires Archery Level 45
Ice Storm – A concentrated rain of ice shards Requires Archery Level 55
Arrow Storm – A concentrated hail of arrows Requires Archery Level 70
Catapult Strike – A barrage of explosives fired from a catapult Requires Archery Level 70
Rock Barrage – A barrage of large rocks Requires Archery Level 80
Marked For Death – Target an individual and an storm of arrows will be fired at the target, following them as they move. Requires Archery Level 100
You can find the workshop in Skyrim (South West of Morthal, next to Cenoba if you have Villages) where a merchant will sell you the items necessary to craft them. You can also find some arrow crates around the world, although they are rare and have limited supply.
Equip the Arrow and a power is added to your magic menu. Select this power. After firing the arrows where you want them, set forth your power and watch the barrages rain down. These arrows are extremely expensive so use sparingly.
If you prefer not to have these arrows (as they aren’t the most lore friendly), there is an optional addon which disables the workshop and from finding/crafting the arrows.
Bows can be Scoped
Scoped Recipes require the base bow + scopes. Scopes are made from glass + ingots. Once you have a bow in your inventory, your scope menu will open up. Some bows are available at the start, others will require you to obtain or craft the bow first. Tempering exists for all scoped bows.
You will also have a chance to see scoped bows in some chests or on enemies
Longbow- is now craftable at the forge
Aurial’s Bow- can be upgraded into a scoped version provided you’ve finished “Touching the Sky” and have the original on you
Dravin’s Bow is now unique. After completing his quest he will give you the schematic to craft his bow at a forge. If you wish to scope it, you need to call your Ranger’s Crafting Station
Firiniel’s End – After completing “Bound Until Death” you can craft the scoped version with your Crafting Station
Glass Bow of the Stag Prince – This bow is now unique in look and if you are able to capture it, you can scope it as well
Karliah’s Bow – is now a scoped model. I figure she’d know how to scope her own bow
Nightingale Bow – all Nightingale bows now have a scoped option you can craft with your Ranger’s Call Crafting Station – each one can be enchanted as you see fit.
Froki’s Bow – is can be upgraded into a scoped version
Imperial and Stormcloak Bows – are now craftable when chosing which side to be on, along with scoped versions
Forsworn Bows – Forsworn now have a chance to use a scoped or non-scoped bow when fighting you.
Falmer Bows – Is upgradedable to a scoped version
Azurelight Glass Bow – is a beautiful handmade glass bow made of Sapphires. You can craft this after unlocking the Glass Armour Perk at the forge and scope it with your Ranger’s Crafting Station
Silverbore Bow – This bow now has the Silver Perk much like other silver weapons allow you to fight properly against the paranomal enemies of Skyrim
Drainspell Bow – Can be scoped
Bow of the Hunt – Can be Scoped
Zephyr – can be scoped with your Ranger’s Crafting Station, furthermore the bug fixes from USSEP have carried over so you won’t get stuck with the bow trying to permanently follow you like a lost puppy dog
The Gauldur Blackbow can be scoped at all levels
The Dwarven Black Bow of Fate is now called the Dwemer Black Bow of Fate and has a scoped version you can craft at your Ranger’s Call Crafting Station.
Bound Bows are now scoped with unique features
Follower Bows can now be removed properly from their inventory so you can give them whatever you want to use.
More info: https://tarshgaming.com/specialty-mods/the-rangers-call-ii/