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1[The Gunner's Book -5-]

The final part of my Gunner's Book will cover the Creation and Improvement of Bowguns.

2Improving a Bowgun is different than improving a melee weapon. In return for not needing materials, specific items must be acquired to improve a Bowgun. In this sense, improving a Bowgun is actually more like customization.
3There are four types of improvements for a Bowgun. Level Up is literally a full improvement of the Bowgun. Attack strength is raised, as well as shell velocity, and accuracy. There are up to five levels a gun can reach. I recommend improving your Bowgun as high as your budget will allow.
4First things first, let's examine the Zoom Scope. Once attached to a Bowgun, pressing left or right on the directional buttons will change the degree of zoom. By changing the zoom to match the situation, you can execute precise, long range attacks. You can attach a Zoom Scope to both Light and Heavy Bowguns.
5If you are a Light Bowgun user, you can also attach a Silencer to your weapon. This item silences the report of your bowgun when attacking, making you less of a target to a monster than other hunters. However, monsters are no fools. Using this when you are alone or too close to other hunters nullifies its effects, so you must be careful.
6Another Light Bowgun improvement is a Long Barrel. A Long Barrel reduces the amount of drift in a bullet's path, increasing the accuracy of the bowgun. Moreover, the initial barrel velocity is also raised, so one can expect an overall increase in efficiency. Unfortunately, one cannot use a Silencer and a Long Barrel at the same time.
7There are also ways to improve Heavy Bowguns. One way is to attach a Shield. When attached to the body of a Bowgun, the Shield allows users to Auto-Guard against attacks. This incredible improvement will eliminate the drawbacks encountered from a Heavy Bowgun's foot speed and vulnerabilities with regards to defence. A must have for the inexperienced.
8A Power Barrel, on the other hand, focuses on accentuating strong points, not covering weaknesses. Once attached, accuracy and power both rise, making the Heavy Bowgun an even greater offensive weapon. Like the Light Bowgun, you may only use one of these upgrades at a time. Accentuate the positives or cover the negatives? The choice is yours.
9Now let's talk about Bowgun Creation. For melee weapons, you can make a weak weapon and improve it along the way until it becomes a weapon of true power. However, since improving a bowgun is fundamentally different, you can start off by making a strong weapon. When creating a new bowgun, you should always consider your present abilities and situation.
10The last special ability I'd like to cover is the Light Bowgun's ability to Rapid Fire shells. Rapid Fire allows selected shells to be fired in succession. These volleys consume only one shell. If one shell can break a foe's Guard, they will fall victim to concentrated fire. Check a weapon's description to find out which shells it can Rapid Fire.
11Now that we have discussed the five major points of a bowgun, I understand that no matter the number of benefits, there is still some hesitation in becoming a gunner. However, I hope that all who have read my text now have been instilled with enough knowledge to take up the bowgun without any lingering doubts.
12More than just having knowledge of bullets and bowgun usage, I hope that you have come to understand the benefits involved with using a bowgun. Also, I'd like to apologize to my fellow bowgun masters for being presumptuous enough to think that an old fool such as myself could teach bowgun novices.
13I would like to thank all of you readers who have followed my manuscript to the very end, as well as the editors of this magazine for their advice. Finally, I would like to thank the villagers of Kokoto for their assistance and support in my return to active duty.

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