So with crysis 3 out i was suprised nobody suggested a nano bow. Essentialy this is a upgraded bow with some changes:
S= Sticky resin (acting as glue maybe replacable with slimeballs?)
C= Carbon plate
E= Energy crystal
T= String (or maybe a new super fiber like item?)
Gives 1 nano bow
-Requires nano arrows.
N = Nothing
D = Diamond
S = Sticky resin
C = Carbon plate
This gives 1 arrow.
-Arrows can always be picked up even if you hit a mob with it. Obviously you will lose them in stuff like lava.
-Higher damage, more range, speed that kind of stuff. 1 hits most mobs.
-Pierces through mobs (so when 10 mobs are in a line it will hit them all)
-When having the invisibilty effect the bow will also be invisible.
Now i hear you all thinking 'but we got mining laser for this'. Yes correct currently we use a MINING laser as a ranged weapon. Not only is it supposed to be used for mining it got a big disadvantage aswell:
-Projectiles may destroy blocks you dont want to be destroyed. Not your weapon of choice when using it inside your base.
I also think the mining laser would work just fine with lower damage. Its primary use should be mining anyway not combat.