The longbow is a bow that is longer than normal. In the past, archers have used longbows that were taller than the archers themselves. The added length increases the distance you can draw the string, allowing you to store more energy, which makes the arrow go farther. Archers would use the bow to deliver a shower of unaimed arrows upon the advancing enemy. The longbow has very narrow limbs, and is very light and stable; it can be easily shot while held at an angle.