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 thrown to damage the opponent from a distance. Ranged weapons cannot be blocked.
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 bought 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.
Special ranged weapons are limited-time ranged weapons that can only be bought from the store with a special currency. They are only available during special events update; 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 (comparable to Legendary).
Ranged Weapons were first introduced lately in Chapter 4. However, unlike the rest of the items introduced in that chapter (the Chapter IV Armors, Helms, Weapons), they are available from the start of the game, and the player doesn't need to reach Chapter 4 to purchase a ranged weapon.