Ranged Weapon is one of the four types of equipment that are available in Shadow Fight 3, along with weapon, armor, and helm. Ranged weapons are projectile weapons that can be used to damage the opponent from a distance. Ranged weapons cannot be blocked. They will become available once the player has completed the training with June in Chapter I.
Ranged weapons are classified based on their rarity: Common, Rare, Epic, and Legendary. The higher the rarity, the stronger the ranged weapons. All ranged weapons come with Shadow ability, but common ranged weapons do not have Shadow ability. Unlike other equipment type, ranged weapons does not have slots.
Ranged weapons can be roughly categorized into two classes based from their manner of throws/usages.
Ranged weapons that are thrown/fired forward horizontally. Most ranged weapons utilizes this manner of throws, with minor differences in each types.
Ranged weapons that are placed in the ground. They will deal damage if the opponent steps on them. These ranged weapons will not affect the users. The users could only place one at a time, their opponent needs to step on the placed ranged weapon before they can place another one. They will disappear after 5 seconds if the opponent does not step on them. Ranged weapons unlocked in Chapter VI utilizes this manner of usage. The Rare variants of these ranged weapons does not come with shadow abilities.
Ranged weapons can be obtained from the store. Otherwise, they can be obtained from chests won in duels, booster packs, or looted from defeated opponents. If the players receive a ranged weapon that is already owned, a part of an upgrade bar will fill up. When the upgrade bar fills up completely, the ranged weapon will be upgraded, and a number of Shadow energy will be given. Better chests and booster packs may contain ranged weapons with higher rarity. As for the drops from opponents, the players may obtain ranged weapons with random rarity; it is possible to get a ranged weapons with Epic or Legendary rarity, but the chance is small.
Some ranged weapons belong to some equipment sets, which gives a fight bonus when fully equipped. When the player collects a certain set for the first time, they can get a reward. The reward for each set only can be obtained once.
Special ranged weapons are limited-time ranged weapons that can only be obtained from the marathon. They are only available during special events; they cannot be obtained anymore when their respective events are over. Once the player have obtained a ranged weapon, then the ranged weapon will stay. Their rarity are classified as Unique.