Bows and Greatbows
Icon Name Damage Poise Damage Counter Strength Durability Weight Shot Range Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Availability Reinforcement Material Special Note
rb8MToY.png Alonne Greatbow 130/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
15 100 70 8.0 50 20/25/0/0

C/C/-/-/-/-
Alonne Knight drop.

Alonne Knight Captain drop.

Brume Tower treasure (+5 upgraded).
Titanite -
bell-keeper-bow-lg.png Bell Keeper Bow 55/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 70 0.5 50 4/11/0/0

C/B/-/-/-/-
Enhanced Undead drop.
Titanite -
bow-of-want-lg.png Bow of Want 40/0/0/40/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 70 2 50 9/20/0/18

C/A/-/-/C/-
Traded by Weaponsmith Ornifex
for Soul of Nashandra.
Petrified Dragon Bone Has a special attack.
PHXr42h.png Composite Bow 82/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 60 2.0 35 14/18/0/0

C/C/-/-/-/-
Sold by Weaponsmith Ornifex.
Titanite -
qPjuh5t.png Dragonrider Bow 72/80/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 40 3.0 35 20/18/0/0

B/D/C/-/-/-
Traded by Straid of Olaphis
for Dragonrider Soul.
Petrified Dragon Bone -
dragonslayer-greatbow-lg.png Dragonslayer Greatbow 116/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
15 100 70 10 50 30/20/0/0

B/C/-/-/-/-
Traded by Weaponsmith Ornifex
for Old King Soul.
Petrified Dragon Bone -
PVsdVS7.png Hunter's Blackbow 77/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 70 2 60 9/25/0/0

E/S/-/-/-/-
Drangleic Castle treasure.
Titanite -
5kIsThM.png Long Bow 75/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 60 2 50 10/16/0/0

D/A/-/-/-/-
Armored Skeleton drop.

Sold by Steady Hand McDuff.

Shulva, Sanctum City treasure (+7 upgraded).
Titanite -
usmty2Q.png Possessed Armor Greatbow 153/0/0/0/40

(Projectile/Strike)
15 100 70 10.0 50 25/40/0/0

D/B/-/-/-/C
Possessed Armor drop.

Titanite DLC item.
sea-bow-lg.png Sea Bow 72/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 60 2.0 65 16/15/0/0

C/C/-/-/-/-
Varangian Sailor drop.
Titanite -
d5vepCA.png Short Bow 65/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
5 100 60 1.0 45 7/12/0/0

D/A/-/-/-/-
Majula treasure.

Iron Keep treasure (Lightning-infused).

Rogue drop.

Hollow Infantry drop.
Titanite -
pzlaC0R.png Twin Headed Greatbow 185/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
15 100 70 15.0 60 45/15/0/0

A/-/-/-/-/-
Frozen Eleum Loyce treasure.
Twinkling Titanite DLC item

* When wielding a weapon with two hands, the Strength requirement is reduced. See individual pages for more detail.


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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