The bow is almost as well-known as the Master Sword in the Zelda series. Let’s take a look at Breath of the Wild’s best bows.
Breath of the Wild is a Zelda game, so the bow and arrow are a common and useful tool. Learning how to use a good bow is a good way to combine your offensive and defensive skills, and it can be very important for Link to stay alive.
Even though melee is the most popular way to attack, there are many types of bows and arrows in the game that you will want to use as well. You can hit enemies from far away without being seen with a bow and arrow. This makes them a useful weapon. Different bows also give you different bonuses, so you’ll want to have a variety.
Honorable Mention – Bow Of Light
|Location||Only available while fighting Dark Beast Ganon.|
In Zelda lore, this bow is kind of like the Master Sword of bows because it shows up a lot and is almost like an icon. You won’t find the Bow of Light just walking around Hyrule, but it’s still important to know about it. Princess Zelda will only give you this bow if you face off against your worst enemy, Ganon.
But the truth is that during this one event, the Bow of Light is by far the most powerful bow in the game. It has an attack of 100, a resilience of 100, and a range of 500.
|Location||Dropped by Yiga Footsoldiers and found in the Yiga Clan hideout.|
This is the bow that the shooters of the Yiga Clan like to use. If you can get past the fact that it doesn’t last as long as it should, this can be a great long-range tool. The impressive 40 range of the Duplex Bow makes it a force to be reckoned with from a distance.
It also lets out two arrows at the same time. This makes it less important to be very exact at a distance and increases the damage it can do. If you want this useful bow, you’ll have to fight Yiga Footsoldiers and steal one from them.
|Location||Akkala Highlands and Lanayru Great Spring.|
The Silver Bow doesn’t have a lot of raw power because it was originally made for the more peaceful activity of fishing. Still, what it lacks in attacking skill it mostly makes up for in resourcefulness. Because it’s made of a special metal, this tool will be strong, last a long time, and not break too often.
It has a more than acceptable 40 durability, so you can save time and materials by using this silver weapon. This bow won’t break for a while as you travel around Hyrule, so you can fight multiple enemies without worrying about needing a new one.
|Location||Gerudo Desert and Gerudo Highlands.|
Since the material is better, it shouldn’t be a wonder that the Golden Bow is better all around than the Silver Bow. This bow is actually weaker than the Silver Bow by one point, but only by one point. The good news is that this tool made by Gerudo shows its strength in other ways.
It is one of the most durable bows in Breath of the Wild, with a strong 60 durability rating. With a range of 40, it’s also a good long-range weapon. Link can hit enemies from far away thanks to the extra zoom he gets when he aims further. It’s one of the strongest bows you’ll find that isn’t very rare, and you can get it in the Gerudo Desert.
|Location||Tabantha Frontier and Hebra Mountains.|
This Rito-made bow has mostly good stats across the board. Its general attack power, which is still a good 20, is the only place where it falls short.
Still, the Falcon Bow excels in most other ways. It has a fast rate of fire that makes it great for fighting in the air, which makes sense since it’s the Rito’s favorite bow. Not only does it have great range, but its base durability of 50 is also quite amazing.
Forest Dweller’s Bow
|Location||Tabantha Frontier and Hyrule Ridge.|
It can be fun to have Link act like a full-on assassin from a distance, but sometimes you just need a quick move for close-range hunting. The Koroks made the Forest Dweller’s Bow, which is a good tool in this case.
Even though its range is only 20, it’s pretty durable for something made of wood. The bowstring is made of both flexible wood and strong vines, which gives it a good longevity of 35. You should use this close up to get the most out of it, but in these situations, it can really pack a punch. Because it shoots three arrows at once, each of which has 15 attack power, you can do a total of 45 damage.
|Location||Gerudo Desert and Tabantha Frontier.|
When it comes to weapons, the knights of Hyrule Castle know what they’re doing. The Knight set is an all-around good set of weapons. This bow is no different; it’s a beast in every way.
Even though its range isn’t the best, it has a base attack of 26, a strong longevity of 48, and the ability to Quick Shot. It’s not usually a great gun for shooting. But the Quick Shot feature makes the Knight’s Bow a good choice when you need to shoot quickly or when you’re in a tough fight close up.
Steel Lizal Bow
|Location||Hebra Mountains and Akkala Highlands.|
This bow is made of a strong metal that makes it a very sturdy piece of gear, with a durability of 50.The Lizalfos are really good shooters, and a big part of that is because they make bows like this one with a lot of skill.
Most of the time, you can find them in the Hebra Mountains and the Akkala Highlands. With an attack base number of 36, they will do well for you. Its great durability and attack power mean you can kill a lot of enemies before you have to worry about getting a new bow.
Mighty Lynel Bow
|Location||Dropped by Blue-maned Lynels.|
Sure, facing off against the big Lynels that look like Minotaurs is scary. Still, it can be worth it if you get their loot, especially the Mighty Lynel Bow. Even though the Savage Lynel Bow is a more powerful version of this bow, the “Mighty” version is still one of the best and most useful in Breath of the Wild.
The most important thing about this weapon is that it can shoot three arrows at once, which triples the harm. It’s also pretty stable at a number of 35.
|Location||Tabantha Frontier and Hebra Mountain.|
This bow is fit for a king, or in this case, the king’s archers. It has a respectable 38 attack and a strong 60 durability, which are pretty well-rounded stats. The Royal Bow is hard to find, as you might think. Silver Bokoblins, Lizalfos, and Moblins sometimes drop it, though.
Sometimes, killing a huge Hinox can also give you one of these prized bows. If Link doesn’t want to fight one of these creatures, he can sneak up on a sleeping Hinox and steal one from it, since Hinox sometimes wear them as chains.
Great Eagle Bow
|Location||Reward for completing Divine Beast Vah Medoh.|
This is Rito Champion Revali’s famous bow, and it shows. With an impressive 60 points in the range area, this Great Eagle Bow soars through the air like a bird, making it easy to shoot accurately. It has a strength of 28, which looks much better when you think about how it can fire three shots at once.
After you defeat the Divine Beast Vah Medoh, the Rito Village Elder Kaneli will give you this bow. Don’t worry if it breaks, because Harth can make you a brand new one for a Swallow Bow, a Diamond, and five bags of wood.
Savage Lynel Bow
|Location||Dropped by White-maned and Silver Lynels.|
Yes, the Mighty Lynel’s attacking power has been talked about, but this is the real deal. For one thing, the Savage Lynel Bow is even stronger, with a good 45 rating. This special bow is so strong because it was made from the steel of the peak of Death Mountain.
This gun also has a burst of at least three shots. That’s not bad, since each shot does 32 damage. You might even get a special version with five shots, which makes the weapon even deadlier. Just be careful around Golden Lynels in Master Mode, since they also use these deadly bows.
|Location||Received in chests from scanning the Zelda Amiibo.|
If you’re scratching your head and asking why you haven’t seen or heard of this amazing bow with a ridiculously high range of 8,000 and a durability of 100, it’s because you need the Zelda Amiibo from Super Smash Bros. to have a chance to get it.
Just scan the Amiibo into Basket Random game, and a shiny gold chest with some plants will fall from the sky. Open the chest and keep your fingers crossed that this famous Twilight Bow is inside. You can always rescan and try again the next day if you don’t get it the first time.
|Location||Akkala Ancient Tech Lab|
Guardians are some of the most annoying and strong enemies in Breath of the Wild. Taking down one of these huge robots takes both strength and accuracy, which is why the Ancient Bow, which was made by the Ancient Sheikah, is your best bet.
Once you’ve done all of Doctor Robbie’s side quests, you can trade Rupees and Guardian Parts for Ancient weapons and gear. Even though all of this costs a lot, it’s worth it, especially when you have to deal with the Guardians who roam Hyrule. The bow is good in almost every way. It has a base attack of 44, a range of 50, and a tank-like longevity of 120. In short, you won’t have to worry about it breaking for a while.
Royal Guard’s Bow
This is basically a Royal Bow that looks darker and older. It also swaps durability for strength, giving it 50 strength and only 20 durability. Given the story behind it, this shouldn’t be too much of a surprise. It was made with old technology to fight the Great Calamity.
So, unlike its counterpart, it’s best for quick, attacking pushes because it breaks down quickly. Still, it is one of the most powerful single-shot bows in the game, second only to the Bow of Light, which is only available to one character. Both Princess Zelda’s room and the Hyrule Castle Armory have these.