Breath of the Wild Bows

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This is a list of bows found in Breath of the Wild.

Bow of Light

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Main article: Bow of Light

The Bow of Light is a bow only available for use in the final battle with Dark Beast Ganon, gifted by Zelda to help defeat it. It has an attack of 100, range of 500 and a nominal durability of 100, but cannot break within the boss fight.

The amiibo-only Twilight Bow is similar but weaker, and can be used outside of the final boss battle.

"Princess Zelda gave you this bow and arrow for the battle with Dark Beast Ganon. When wielded by the hero, it fires arrows of pure light strong enough to oppose the Calamity."

— In-game description

Wooden Bow

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Main article: Wooden Bow

Wooden Bows have a base power of 4, base durability of 20 and base range of 20. They can often be found on the ground, or in the hands of Stalkoblin's or Red Bokoblins on the Great Plateau. Due to the construction being mainly wooden, this weapon can catch fire. They are tied with the basic Boko Bow as the weakest bows that Link can acquire in the game.

"This wooden bow may not be the most reliable for battling monsters, but is excellent for hunting small animals."

— In-game description

Traveler's Bow

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Main article: Traveler's Bow

Traveler's Bows have a base power of 5, base durability of 22 and base range of 20. They are usually wielded by Stalkoblins and Red Bokoblins in and around the Great Plateau area. Link can find several Traveler's Bows on the Great Plateau, including one in a Treasure Chest at the Temple of Time, as well as one within the Oman Au Shrine.

As the World Level increases, they will tend to be replaced by Soldier's Bows.

"A small bow used by travelers for protection. It doesn't do a lot of damage, but it can be used to attack foes from a distance."

— In-game description

Soldier's Bow

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Main article: Soldier's Bow

Soldier's Bows have a base power of 14, base durability of 36 and base range of 20. They are typically wielded by Lizalfos and Blue Bokoblins all over Hyrule. They are similar in appearance to the Traveler's Bow, however many more metal reinforcements are present, which signifies a much higher durability rating.

Link can find his first Soldier's Bow in a treasure chest on the Great Plateau, located at the top of the Temple of Time. Another Soldier's Bow will continuously spawn at the Tabantha Bridge Stable, on top of tarp that covers some crates. As the World Level increases, they will tend to replace Traveler's Bows, and be replaced by Knight's Bows in turn.

"A bow designed for armed conflict. Inflicts more damage than a civilian bow, but it will still burn if it touches fire."

— In-game description

Knight's Bow

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Main article: Knight's Bow

Knight's Bows have a base power of 26, base durability of 48 and base range of 20. They can usually be found in the possession of Blue Bokoblins in the Gerudo province and Black Moblins in the Hebra province. They have a fully metal construction, meaning lightning will be attracted and potentially cause a strike to hit Link. As the World Level increases, they will tend to replace Soldier's Bows, and be replaced by Royal Bows in turn.

"The sturdy metal construction of this bow offers superior durability, while its lack of firing quirks makes it quite reliable. Once favored by the knights at Hyrule Castle."

— In-game description

Royal Bow

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Main article: Royal Bow

Royal Bows have a base power of 38, base durability of 60 and base range of 20. They look very similar to the Royal Guard's Bow, but the colours are much brighter.

"In the past, the king of Hyrule presented this bow to only the most talented archers in the land. Its combat capabilities are as impressive as its extravagant design."

— In-game description

Forest Dweller's Bow

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Main article: Forest Dweller's Bow

Forest Dweller's Bows are wooden, triple-shot bows with with a base power of 15 per arrow, base durability of 35 and base range of 20. They can be found in various locations in Hyrule, but are most common in the Korok Forest. Made entirely from wood, they will catch fire if brought into close proximity with a flame. They have the ability to fire three arrows at once, whilst only consuming one.

One must be equipped at all times whilst attempting The Test of Wood Shrine Quest, or Link will be disqualified and be required to start the trial again.

"The Koroks made this bow for Hylians. It's crafted from flexible wood and uses sturdy vines for the bowstring. Its construction may be simple, but it fires multiple arrows at once."

— In-game description

Silver Bow

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Main article: Silver Bow

Silver Bows have a base power of 15, base durability of 40 and base range of 20. They can be found in various locations in Hyrule, but they are most common in and around Zora's Domain. Made almost entirely from metal, in a thunderstorm lightning will be attracted to the weapon, potentially dealing significant damage to Link. They sport the classic Zora colors of blue and silver.

"A bow favored by the Zora for fishing. It doesn't boast the highest firepower, but the special metal it's crafted from prioritizes durability."

— In-game description

Swallow Bow

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Main article: Swallow Bow

Swallow Bows have a base power of 9, base durability of 30 and base range of 40. They can typically be found in the areas surrounding Rito Village. They follow the general Rito aesthetic, featuring multi-colored ribbons on the bow's limbs and stabilizers with a mainly wooden construction.

"This bow is a favorite among Rito warriors. The bowstring has been specially engineered for aerial combat, which allows it to be drawn faster than a normal bow."

— In-game description

Falcon Bow

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Main article: Falcon Bow

Falcon Bows have a base power of 20, base durability of 50 and base range of 40. They can typically be found in the surrounding areas of the Rito Village. One in particular can be obtained from a treasure chest located in the Flight Range.

"A highly refined Rito-made bow created by a master Rito craftsman. Rito warriors favor it for its superior rate of fire, which helps them excel even further at aerial combat."

— In-game description

Great Eagle Bow

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Main article: Great Eagle Bow

The Great Eagle Bow is a triple-shot bow with a base power of 28 per arrow, base durability of 60 and base range of 40. It can be obtained after completing the Divine Beast Vah Medoh, as a gift from Kaneli for saving the troubled Rito Village. It once belonged to the Rito Champion Revali.

If the bow breaks, it can be remade by speaking with Harth who will craft a new one for 5 bundles of Wood, a Diamond, and a Swallow Bow.

"A bow without equal wielded by the Rito Champion, Revali. It's said that Revali could loose arrows with the speed of a gale, making him supreme in aerial combat."

— In-game description

Phrenic Bow

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Main article: Phrenic Bow

Phrenic Bows have a base power of 10, base durability of 45 and base range of 40. They have limited "zoom" capabilities, making them ideal for targeting distant foes or directing arrows toward specific locations on Hyrule's dragons.

"A bow passed down through the Sheikah tribe. Concentrating before drawing the string will allow you to target distant enemies as easily as those nearby."

— In-game description

Golden Bow

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Main article: Golden Bow

Golden Bows have a base power of 14, base durability of 60 and base range of 40. One, which respawns, can be found in the Barracks of Gerudo Town. Like Phrenic Bows, they have limited zoom capabilities.

"This Gerudo-made bow is popular for the fine ornamentations along its limbs. Designed for hunting and warfare alike, this bow was engineered to strike distant targets."

— In-game description

Ancient Bow

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Main article: Ancient Bow

Ancient Bows have a base power of 44, base durability of 120 and base range of 50. They can be obtained from "Cherry" in the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab for 1,000 Rupees, 10 Ancient Gears, 15 Ancient Springs, and 1 Giant Ancient Core per bow after lighting the tech lab's furnace with Blue Flame. Their distinguishing characteristic is that arrows shot from Ancient Bows do not fall under gravity, as with other bows.

"This bow is the result of Robbie's research. Ancient Sheikah technology affords it heightened functionality. Arrows fired from it travel in a perfectly straight line."

— In-Game Description

Royal Guard's Bow

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Main article: Royal Guard's Bow

Royal Guard's Bows have a base power of 50, base durability of 20 and base range of 30. They can be found all over the place within Hyrule Castle. Like all Royal Guard's weapons, they have high power, at the cost of relatively low durability. In appearance, they look similar to the Royal Bow in a darker color scheme.

"This prototype Sheikah-made bow was designed to fight the Great Calamity. Made with ancient technology, it boasts a high rate of fire and firepower but has low durability."

— In-game description

Boko Bow

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Main article: Boko Bow

Boko Bows have a base power of 4, base durability of 16 and base range of 20. They are typically carried by Red Bokoblins in and around the Great Plateau, and are occasionally used by Stalkoblins and Bokoblins on horseback. They are tied with Wooden Bow as the weakest bows that Link can acquire in the game.

"A basic Bokoblin bow made of wood. It's made by taking any tree branch and just tying a string to either end, so don't expect much in the way of combat effectiveness."

— In-game description

Spiked Boko Bow

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Main article: Spiked Boko Bow

Spiked Boko Bows have a base power of 12, base durability of 20 and base range of 20. They are typically carried by Bokoblins. They are often used by Bokoblins and Lizalfos.

A Spiked Boko Bow can be found behind the waterfall in the River of the Dead, on the Great Plateau. Given its base power of 12, the Spiked Boko Bow is a powerful Bow for the early game. While this is the only Bow found on the Great Plateau in the standard mode, many Bokoblins can be found wielding Spiked Boko Bow's on the Great Plateau in Master Mode.

"An upgraded Boko bow bound with animal bone to boost its durability and firepower. Its craftsmanship is sloppy, but it's light and easy to use."

— In-game description

Dragon Bone Boko Bow

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Main article: Dragon Bone Boko Bow

Dragon Bone Boko Bows have a base power of 24, base durability of 30 and base range of 20. They are typically carried by Blue Bokoblin and Black Bokoblins in various locations in Hyrule, but more prominently in the outer regions of the map, such as Akkala, Hebra, and the Gerudo Highlands.

"A Boko bow reinforced by fossils. Bokoblins handpicked the materials it's made from, so it boasts a respectable firepower."

— In-game description

Lizal Bow

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Main article: Lizal Bow

Lizal Bows have a base power of 14, base durability of 25 and base range of 20. They are commonly wielded by Green Lizalfos in the Lanayru province, who also favor the use of Shock Arrows. The construction of this bow is mainly wooden, with the occasional addition of bone. This means it won't attract lightning, but can still catch fire.

"A wooden bow created by Lizalfos. It's reinforced by the bones of a large fish - a marked improvement over any standard wooden bow."

— In-game description

Strengthened Lizal Bow

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Main article: Strengthened Lizal Bow

Strengthened Lizal Bows have a base power of 25, base durability of 35 and base range of 20. They are commonly wielded by Lizalfos of all varieties. They are rather similar in design to the Lizal Bow, but with metal reinforcements to increment the durability and damage output of the weapon. This construction choice means the weapon will attract lightning.

"A Lizal bow with a grip reinforced by metal. The body is made from the branches of a flexible tree that grows near water, which offers some serious destructive power."

— In-game description

Steel Lizal Bow

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Main article: Steel Lizal Bow

Steel Lizal Bows have a base power of 36, base durability of 50 and base range of 20. They can usually be found in the hands of Black Lizalfos in the outer regions of Hyrule. Decent mid-range bows, as metal weapons they will act as lightning rods, so the player should be unequip them in thunderstorms.

"This bow is wielded by Lizalfos who are expert marksmen. The metal that reinforces much of the weapon adds some additional weight but offers heightened durability."

— In-game description

Duplex Bow

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Main article: Duplex Bow

Duplex Bows are double-shot bows with a base power of 14 per arrow, base durability of 18 and base range of 40. They are used by members of the Yiga Clan, in particular by the Yiga Footsoldiers who will occasionally teleport in close proximity to Link after he has defeated Master Kohga in the Yiga Clan Hideout. These bows will fire two arrows at once, and only consume one in the process, hence the name "duplex".

"A bow favored by the skilled archers of the Yiga Clan. It's been engineered to fire two arrows at once to ensure your target comes to a swift and none-too-pleasant halt."

— In-game description

Lynel Bow

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Main article: Lynel Bow

Lynel Bows are triple-shot bows with a base power of 10 per arrow, base durability of 30 and base range of 20. They can be obtained by defeating standard, red-maned, Lynels scattered in the overworld, for example on Ploymus Mountain. These bows will fire three arrows at once, and only consume one in the process.

"A Lynel-made bow crafted from rough metal. True to the vicious nature of Lynel weaponry, it fires a spread of multiple arrows at once. Ideal for taking down quick-moving targets."

— In-game description

Mighty Lynel Bow

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Main article: Mighty Lynel Bow

Mighty Lynel Bows are triple-shot bows with a base power of 20 per arrow, base durability of 35 and base range of 20. They can be obtained by defeating Blue-Maned Lynels scattered in the overworld, for example in Deep Akkala (Note that Lynels are generally affected by World Level, and may be upgraded to White-Maned or Silver level). These bows will fire three arrows at once, and only consume one in the process.

"This massive Lynel bow sports a bowstring made from a metal so tough, mere Hylians have trouble drawing it back."

— In-game description

Savage Lynel Bow

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Main article: Savage Lynel Bow

Savage Lynel Bows are triple-shot bows with a base power of 32 per arrow, base durability of 45 and base range of 20. They can be obtained by defeating White-Maned Lynels or Silver Lynels scattered in the overworld, for example in the Coliseum Ruins. These bows will fire three arrows at once, and only consume one in the process. They can be found in five-shot variants.

"This Lynel bow is made from a special steel found at the peak of Death Mountain. It has tremendous stopping power and can pierce thick armor as easily as thin paper."

— In-game description