Compared to some other bows, this weapon has very poor scaling. However, it comes with 100 fire damage on top of the physical damage (scaling very poorly with the Magic stat). The high base damage makes this a great weapon for players whose builds are not geared towards having high Dexterity or Strength. Conversely, however, there are better options in terms of damage for dexterity or strength-heavy builds.
This weapon causes targets to flail around for a short while after they are hit, making it great for distracting opponents.