Questions about bones and animations

I have a few questions about and animations

  1. If I make a bone structure can it be used effectively as is for multiple different npcs?
  2. How would I set up different animations for different weapons i.e bows, sword and shield etc…
  3. What be some basic for animations as I really don’t have much on this aspect.

Thanks in advance for the help and please be as detailed as possible as I’m still quite new and would like a solid grasp on this :slight_smile: