Hunter's Blackbow
hunter's blackbow

In-Game Description

A black bow designed for long distances.
Difficult to handle at first, and requiring
some amount of practice to master.

The hunting goddess Evlana was no goddess
at all, but rather a brave and highly skilled
bow huntress. Long after her demise,
the passing of lore transformed her into a deity.

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
hunter's-blackbow-lg.png 77/0/0/0/0

(Projectile/Strike)
100 5 60 91/25/0/0

E/S/-/-/-/-
0/0/0/0/0 10 70 2.0

Notes

  • The normal Long Bow does nearly the same amount of damage, even though it only has an A rating in Dexterity scaling.
    However, the Hunter's Blackbow shoots the fastest out of all the bows.
  • Because the difference in scaling from A to S is not that much of an increase, this bow is a good candidate for most infusions as
    it's scaling drops only to an A rating once infused.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Hunter's Blackbow +0 77/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- - -
Hunter's Blackbow +1 84/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Shard 630
Hunter's Blackbow +2 92/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Shard 790
Hunter's Blackbow +3 100/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Shard 940
Hunter's Blackbow +4 108/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 1x Large Titanite Shard 1,250
Hunter's Blackbow +5 116/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 2x Large Titanite Shard 1,410
Hunter's Blackbow +6 123/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 3x Large Titanite Shard 1,570
Hunter's Blackbow +7 131/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 1,880
Hunter's Blackbow +8 139/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 2,030
Hunter's Blackbow +9 147/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 2,190
Hunter's Blackbow +10 155/0/0/0/0 E/S/-/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 2,500

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 Hunter's Blackbow +0 53/53/0/0/0 E/A/C/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +1 59/59/0/0/0 E/A/C/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +2 64/64/0/0/0 E/A/C/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +3 70/70/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +4 75/75/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +5 81/81/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +6 86/86/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +7 92/92/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +8 97/97/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +9 103/103/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0
Magic Hunter's Blackbow +10 108/108/0/0/0 E/A/B/-/-/- 0/16.6/0/0/0

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 Hunter's Blackbow +0 53/0/53/0/0 E/A/-/C/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +1 59/0/59/0/0 E/A/-/C/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +2 64/0/64/0/0 E/A/-/C/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +3 70/0/70/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +4 75/0/75/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +5 81/0/81/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +6 86/0/86/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +7 92/0/92/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +8 97/0/97/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +9 103/0/103/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0
Fire Hunter's Blackbow +10 108/0/108/0/0 E/A/-/B/-/- 0/0/16.6/0/0

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 Hunter's Blackbow +0 53/0/0/53/0 E/A/-/-/C/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +1 59/0/0/59/0 E/A/-/-/C/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +2 64/0/0/64/0 E/A/-/-/C/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +3 70/0/0/70/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +4 75/0/0/75/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +5 81/0/0/81/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +6 86/0/0/86/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +7 92/0/0/92/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +8 97/0/0/97/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +9 103/0/0/103/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0
Lightning Hunter's Blackbow +10 108/0/0/108/0 E/A/-/-/B/- 0/0/0/16.6/0

Dark

Reduces: 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 Hunter's Blackbow +0 53/0/0/0/53 E/A/-/-/-/C 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +1 59/0/0/0/59 E/A/-/-/-/C 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +2 64/0/0/0/64 E/A/-/-/-/C 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +3 70/0/0/0/70 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +4 75/0/0/0/75 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +5 81/0/0/0/81 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +6 86/0/0/0/86 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +7 92/0/0/0/92 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +8 97/0/0/0/97 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +9 103/0/0/0/103 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6
Dark Hunter's Blackbow +10 108/0/0/0/108 E/A/-/-/-/B 0/0/0/0/16.6

Raw

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

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +0 88/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +1 97/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +2 106/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +3 115/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +4 124/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +5 133/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +6 142/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +7 151/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +8 160/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +9 169/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Raw Hunter's Blackbow +10 178/0/0/0/0 E/D/-/-/-/- 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 Hunter's Blackbow +0 77/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +1 84/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +2 92/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +3 100/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +4 108/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +5 116/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +6 123/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +7 131/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +8 139/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +9 147/0/0/0/0 E/D/D/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Enchanted Hunter's Blackbow +10 155/0/0/0/0 E/D/C/-/-/- 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 Hunter's Blackbow +0 38/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +1 42/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +2 46/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +3 50/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +4 54/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +5 58/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +6 61/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +7 65/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +8 69/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +9 73/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 0/0/0/0/0
Mundane Hunter's Blackbow +10 78/0/0/0/0 E/C/-/-/-/- 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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