Attack Power
Damage Reduction (%)
Aux
Effects
Requirements
Param Bonus
Durability / Weight - Shot Range
Image
Name
icon_dmg_phy.png
icon_prot_phy.png
icon_dmg_magi.png
icon_prot_magi.png
icon_dmg_fire.png
icon_prot_fire.png
icon_dmg_lightn.png
icon_prot_lightn.png
icon_dmg_cbonus.png
icon_prot_stab.png
icon_aux_toge1.png
icon_aux_toge2.png
icon_strength.png
icon_dexterity.png
icon_intelligence.png
icon_faith.png
icon_other_dura.png
icon_other_weig.png
Range
Acquired From
short_bow.png
Short Bow
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0

7
D
D+15
12
A
S+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
100
0.5
50
  • Default gear for Hunter
  • Purchased from Undead Merchant for 1000 souls
  • Drops from Skeleton (bow)
  • Drops from Undead Archer
longbow.png
Longbow
36
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0

9
D
D+15
14
A
S+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
100
1.0
50
composite_bow.png
Composite Bow
55
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0

11
C
C+15
12
C
C+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
100
1.0
38
black_bow_of_pharis.png
Black Bow of Pharis
34
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
100
0

9
E
E+15
18
S
S+15
0
-
-
0
-
-
100
1.0
65
  • Drops from Pharis in Darkroot Garden
darkmoon_bow_1.png
Darkmoon Bow
80
0
80
0
0
0
0
0
100
0

7
E
E+5
16
D
D+5
0
-
-
16
D
D+5
400
1.0
50
  • Note: Bows can only be fired while held with both hands.
  • Despite bows only being usable while two-handing, the listed strength requirements still apply.
  • Different Arrows will alter the range and base damage of bows.
  • The best arrows to use for bows depend on what type of bow you're using
    • Fire arrows - Will give you the highest damage on Chaos or Fire bows
    • Moonlight Arrows - Will give you the highest damage with Enchanted/Magic and Divine/Occult bows
    • Large Arrows - Will give you the highest damage with a normal +15 or +5 crystal bows
  • Bows have two categories: short and long. Longbows (Long, Black) tend to have more range and better scaling, but fire slower than Shortbows (Short, Composite, Darkmoon).