Yeah I have several arrowguards and the bow you metioned.
The poison/bleed chance I was referring to losing was the passive nodes with +bleed/poison per dagger & sword equipped (and idols with the same suffixes). There’s also a passive that gives more chance to poison per equipped dagger, etc.
I may try that, or levelling as flurry bows and see how that goes. Who knows? (Hah, rhyming)
If the bow thrower and/or poison don’t work, I can always go bow mage, that looks fun too.