Bow of Want
bow of want

In-Game Description

A bow created from the soul of Nashandra.

The old one of the Abyss was reborn in death,
split into minuscule fragments, and spread
across the land.

Light and Dark are two sides of the same coin,
much like the soul and the curse. The beings
who presented themselves to those in search
of kinghood were drawn to their awesome strength.

Availability

Dark Souls 2 & Scholar of the First Sin:

General Information

Image Damage Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Shot Range Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
bow-of-want-lg.png 40/0/0/40/0

(Projectile/Strike)
100 5 50 91/20/0/18

C/A/-/-/C/-
0/0/0/0/0 10 70 2.0

Notes

  • Using a Light Attack with the opposite hand that the bow is equipped in fires a bolt of lightning that scales with Lightning bonus. (Uses 10 Durability)
  • Due to the light attack being used for the special attack, aiming can only be done with the heavy attack opposite to the hand that the bow is equipped in.
  • The special attack has poor target tracking. Costs less stamina than regular shots.

Upgrades

Basic

Boss upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Bow of Want +0 40/0/0/40/0 C/A/-/C/- - -
Bow of Want +1 52/0/0/58/0 C/A/-/C/- 1x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,340
Bow of Want +2 64/0/0/76/0 C/A/-/C/- 2x Petrified Dragon Bone 1,670
Bow of Want +3 76/0/0/94/0 C/A/-/C/- 3x Petrified Dragon Bone 2,010
Bow of Want +4 88/0/0/112/0 C/A/-/C/- 4x Petrified Dragon Bone 2,680
Bow of Want +5 100/0/0/130/0 C/A/-/C/- 5x Petrified Dragon Bone 3,010

Infusions

Magic

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base magic damage, INT stat bonus, magic damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Magic Bow of Want +0 36/24/0/36/0 D/B/C/-/C/- 0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0/0.0
Magic Bow of Want +1 46/34/0/52/0 D/B/C/-/C/- 0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0/0.0
Magic Bow of Want +2 57/45/0/68/0 D/B/C/-/C/- 0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0/0.0
Magic Bow of Want +3 68/56/0/84/0 D/B/C/-/C/- 0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0/0.0
Magic Bow of Want +4 79/67/0/100/0 D/B/C/-/C/- 0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0/0.0
Magic Bow of Want +5 90/78/0/117/0 D/B/C/-/C/- 0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0/0.0

Fire

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base fire damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, fire damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Fire Bow of Want +0 36/0/24/36/0 D/B/-/C/C/- 0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0
Fire Bow of Want +1 46/0/34/52/0 D/B/-/C/C/- 0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0
Fire Bow of Want +2 57/0/45/68/0 D/B/-/C/C/- 0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0
Fire Bow of Want +3 68/0/56/84/0 D/B/-/C/C/- 0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0
Fire Bow of Want +4 79/0/67/100/0 D/B/-/C/C/- 0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0
Fire Bow of Want +5 90/0/78/117/0 D/B/-/C/C/- 0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0/0.0

Lightning

Reduces: Base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base lightning damage, FTH stat bonus, lightning damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Lightning Bow of Want +0 24/0/0/72/0 D/B/-/-/C/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0
Lightning Bow of Want +1 31/0/0/104/0 D/B/-/-/C/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0
Lightning Bow of Want +2 38/0/0/136/0 D/B/-/-/C/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0
Lightning Bow of Want +3 45/0/0/169/0 D/B/-/-/C/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0
Lightning Bow of Want +4 52/0/0/201/0 D/B/-/-/C/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0
Lightning Bow of Want +5 60/0/0/234/0 D/B/-/-/C/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6/0.0

Dark

Reduces: Physical base damage, STR and DEX stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base dark damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, dark damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Dark Bow of Want +0 36/0/0/36/24 D/B/-/-/C/C 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6
Dark Bow of Want +1 46/0/0/52/34 D/B/-/-/C/C 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6
Dark Bow of Want +2 57/0/0/68/45 D/B/-/-/C/C 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6
Dark Bow of Want +3 68/0/0/84/56 D/B/-/-/C/C 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6
Dark Bow of Want +4 79/0/0/100/67 D/B/-/-/C/C 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6
Dark Bow of Want +5 90/0/0/117/78 D/B/-/-/C/C 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/16.6

Raw

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Base damage.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Raw Bow of Want +0 46/0/0/46/0 E/E/-/-/D/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Raw Bow of Want +1 59/0/0/66/0 E/E/-/-/D/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Raw Bow of Want +2 73/0/0/87/0 E/E/-/-/D/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Raw Bow of Want +3 87/0/0/108/0 E/E/-/-/D/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Raw Bow of Want +4 101/0/0/128/0 E/E/-/-/D/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Raw Bow of Want +5 115/0/0/149/0 E/E/-/-/D/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0

Enchanted

Reduces: Stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: INT stat bonus (excluding weapons that have base magic damage).
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Enchanted Bow of Want +0 40/0/0/40/0 E/D/D/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Enchanted Bow of Want +1 52/0/0/58/0 E/D/D/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Enchanted Bow of Want +2 64/0/0/76/0 E/D/D/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Enchanted Bow of Want +3 76/0/0/94/0 E/D/D/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Enchanted Bow of Want +4 88/0/0/112/0 E/D/D/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Enchanted Bow of Want +5 100/0/0/130/0 E/D/D/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0

Mundane

Reduces: Base damage, stat bonuses.
Adds/Increases: Damage scaling from lowest stat.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Mundane Bow of Want +0 20/0/0/20/0 D/C/-/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Mundane Bow of Want +1 26/0/0/29/0 D/C/-/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Mundane Bow of Want +2 32/0/0/38/0 D/C/-/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Mundane Bow of Want +3 38/0/0/47/0 D/C/-/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Mundane Bow of Want +4 44/0/0/56/0 D/C/-/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0
Mundane Bow of Want +5 50/0/0/65/0 D/C/-/-/E/- 0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0/0.0

Key

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B:

Counter Strength: Damage multiplier when hitting an enemy that is performing an action such as attacking. Value of 100 means no extra damage.
Poise Damage: The ability of the weapon to break the poise of an enemy.
Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively.
The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon,
while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Also keep in mind that your character gains a 100% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing
the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 14 Strength can wield a Great Club (Requires 28 Strength)
properly if the weapon is held with both hands. (14 x 2 = 28)

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat.
This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
See Scaling for more information.
The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D/E/F:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Intelligence and Faith stat bonus that influences the Fire attack of the weapon.
  • E is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.
  • F is the Intelligence or Faith stat bonus that influence the Dark attack of the weapon(The lower of the two stats is chosen as the bonus stat).
Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage
Aux Effect Reduction:

The Aux Effect Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much of the effect the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

Stability: Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
Durability: The durability of the weapon.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
Enchantable? Items/Spells: Determines whether or not the weapon can receive a temporary damage buff by items and/or spells. Note that if you decided
to infuse the weapon it cannot be enchanted by items.
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