Title explains it all really. Is it an intended feature where a regular bandit without a helmet can survive an arrow to the face? Seems a bit unrealistic to me. If a bandit gets shot in the face he should die but instead the person just holds his face for a few seconds and carries on fighting.
bandits have HP
You have a damage
If your damage isnt bigger then HP, he survives
You are playing RPG
Shot with what kind of arrow, from what range, and with what kind of bow? When it comes to archery, a headshot is not a ‘headshot’ in the way you are thinking. If the bow isn’t really powerful, or the arrow loses energy over long range, then a headshot could easily just result in a scratch, deflection or other. It will hurt like a bitch and make you think twice about walking towards that archer, but it isn’t like being shot by a .50 calibre.
It’s not about HP. Basically, if I shoot an unprotected head with any of the ‘Villagers’ bows in the game, I don’t expect them to penetrate anything beyond an eyeball or mouth, they are probably in the 20-35 lbs draw range. For anything above 40lbs (the hunting bows and up), I would expect them to penetrate a human skull IF using the correct arrow type, at the correct range, if I score a direct hit on a more-or-less flat surface.
Think it was an improved hunting arrow(I think thats what its called). I used the bow what I won earlier on from the story quest and I must of been no more than 7 or 8 foot away from him. Pretty strange because later on I called an archer with a helmet on and killed him in one shot using the same stuff. Must of been a bug or something…
ive found the type of arrow used makes a massive difference,
Better piercing arrow all the way or nothing on people.
If On PC and inclined to use mods get Capons improved bow. Power=80 version (there is a crazy powerful but not recommended).
If you can handle it and use the above arrows a headshot is a head shot.