Black Bow of Pharis
black bow of pharis on hand

In-Game Description

The preferred black bow of the heroic
archer Pharis.

Has a longer range than standard bows,
but is more difficult to use. Without proper
abilities, results will be underwhelming.

Availability

100% drop by the Forest Hunter in the Darkroot Garden

General Information

Image Name Damage Range Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
black-bow-of-pharis.png Black Bow of Pharis 34/0/0/0 65 100 1 91/18/0/0

E/S/-/-

Notes

  • When firing the bow from a zoomed in state, it is positioned horizontally on the screen instead of vertically.
  • The bow has the best range (65 meters) in the game, but sadly only average damage. A Long Bow will do more damage (even upgraded) than this bow because the secondary stat bonus (strength) is very low (E). This bow is designed for players with very high DEX stats only.

Upgrades

Basic

Standard upgrade path.
Requires Titanite

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Black Bow of Pharis +1 37/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x1 Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +2 40/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x1 Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +3 44/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x2 Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +4 47/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x2 Titanite shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +5 51/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x3 Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +6 54/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x1 Large Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +7 57/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x1 Large Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +8 61/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x2 Large Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +9 64/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x2 Large Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +10 68/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x3 Large Titanite Shard 200
Black Bow of Pharis +11 71/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x1 Titanite Chunk 200
Black Bow of Pharis +12 74/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x1 Titanite Chunk 200
Black Bow of Pharis +13 78/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x2 Titanite Chunk 200
Black Bow of Pharis +14 81/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x3 Titanite Chunk 200
Black Bow of Pharis +15 85/0/0/0 E/S/-/- x1 Titanite Slab 200

Crystal

Black Bow of Pharis durability reduced to 10. Base damage increased. Cannot repair weapon (except through reinforcement).
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Crystal Black Bow of Pharis +0 74/0/0/0 E/S/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 200
Crystal Black Bow of Pharis +1 78/0/0/0 E/S/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 200
Crystal Black Bow of Pharis +2 81/0/0/0 E/S/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 200
Crystal Black Bow of Pharis +3 85/0/0/0 E/S/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 200
Crystal Black Bow of Pharis +4 88/0/0/0 E/S/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 200
Crystal Black Bow of Pharis +5 91/0/0/0 E/S/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 200

Lightning

Lighting Damage Added.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Lightning Black Bow of Pharis +0 125/0/0/139 -/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 200
Lightning Black Bow of Pharis +1 131/0/0/145 -/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 200
Lightning Black Bow of Pharis +2 138/0/0/151 -/-/-/- 1x Titanite Chunk 200
Lightning Black Bow of Pharis +3 144/0/0/157 -/-/-/- 2x Titanite Chunk 200
Lightning Black Bow of Pharis +4 150/0/0/163 -/-/-/- 3x Titanite Chunk 200
Lightning Black Bow of Pharis +5 156/0/0/170 -/-/-/- 1x Titanite Slab 200

Raw

Base damage increased. Stat bonuses reduced.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Raw Black Bow of Pharis +0 58/0/0/0 E/A/-/- 1x Lg. Titanite Shard 200
Raw Black Bow of Pharis +1 62/0/0/0 E/A/-/- 1x Lg. Titanite Shard 200
Raw Black Bow of Pharis +2 66/0/0/0 E/A/-/- 1x Lg. Titanite Shard 200
Raw Black Bow of Pharis +3 70/0/0/0 E/A/-/- 2x Lg. Titanite Shard 200
Raw Black Bow of Pharis +4 74/0/0/0 E/A/-/- 2x Lg. Titanite Shard 200
Raw Black Bow of Pharis +5 78/0/0/0 E/A/-/- 3x Lg. Titanite Shard 200

Magic

Adds magic damage. Increased damage bonus from intelligence.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +0 39/42/0/0 E/D/A/- 1x Green titanite shard 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +1 41/44/0/0 E/D/A/- 1x Green titanite shard 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +2 44/47/0/0 E/D/A/- 1x Green titanite shard 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +3 46/50/0/0 E/D/A/- 2x Green titanite shard 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +4 49/53/0/0 E/D/A/- 2x Green titanite shard 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +5 52/56/0/0 E/D/A/- 3x Green Titanite Shard 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +6 54/57/0/0 E/C/S/- 1x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +7 57/61/0/0 E/C/S/- 1x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +8 59/64/0/0 E/C/S/- 2x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +9 62/67/0/0 E/C/S/- 3x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Magic Black Bow of Pharis +10 65/70/0/0 E/C/S/- 1x Blue Titanite Slab 200

Enchanted

Adds magic damage. Increased damage bonus from intelligence.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Enchanted Black Bow of Pharis +0 52/54/0/0 E/D/A/- 1x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Enchanted Black Bow of Pharis +1 54/55/0/0 E/D/A/- 1x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Enchanted Black Bow of Pharis +2 56/57/0/0 E/D/S/- 1x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Enchanted Black Bow of Pharis +3 58/58/0/0 E/D/S/- 2x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Enchanted Black Bow of Pharis +4 60/60/0/0 E/D/S/- 3x Blue Titanite Chunk 200
Enchanted Black Bow of Pharis +5 62/62/0/0 E/D/S/- 1x Blue Titanite Slab 200

Divine

Adds magic damage. Increased damage bonus from faith. Divine effect 110.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Aux Effects Upgrade Requirements Souls
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +0 34/42/0/0 E/C/-/A 0/0/110/- 1x Green Titanite Shard 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +1 36/44/0/0 E/C/-/A 0/0/110/- 1x Green Titanite Shard 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +2 39/47/0/0 E/C/-/A 0/0/110/- 1x Green Titanite Shard 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +3 41/50/0/0 E/C/-/A 0/0/110/- 2x Green Titanite Shard 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +4 43/53/0/0 E/C/-/A 0/0/110/- 2x Green Titanite Shard 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +5 46/56/0/0 E/C/-/A 0/0/110/- 3x Green Titanite Shard 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +6 48/58/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/110/- 1x White Titanite Chunk 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +7 50/61/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/110/- 1x White Titanite Chunk 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +8 52/64/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/110/- 2x White Titanite Chunk 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +9 55/67/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/110/- 3x White Titanite Chunk 200
Divine Black Bow of Pharis +10 57/70/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/110/- 1x White Titanite Slab 200

Occult

Adds magic damage. Increased damage bonus from faith. Occult effect 110.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Aux Effects Upgrade Requirements Souls
Occult Black Bow of Pharis +0 46/52/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/-/110 1x White Titanite Chunk 200
Occult Black Bow of Pharis +1 48/54/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/-/110 1x White Titanite Chunk 200
Occult Black Bow of Pharis +2 51/57/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/-/110 1x White Titanite Chunk 200
Occult Black Bow of Pharis +3 54/59/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/-/110 2x White Titanite Chunk 200
Occult Black Bow of Pharis +4 57/62/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/-/110 3x White Titanite Chunk 200
Occult Black Bow of Pharis +5 59/65/0/0 E/C/-/S 0/0/-/110 1x White Titanite Slab 200

Fire

Adds Fire damage. Stat bonuses reduced.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +0 61/0/61/0 -/-/-/- 1x Green Titanite Shard 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +1 70/0/70/0 -/-/-/- 1x Green Titanite Shard 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +2 79/0/79/0 -/-/-/- 1x Green Titanite Shard 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +3 88/0/88/0 -/-/-/- 2x Green Titanite Shard 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +4 97/0/97/0 -/-/-/- 2x Green Titanite Shard 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +5 107/0/107/0 -/-/-/- 3x Green Titanite Shard 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +6 116/0/116/0 -/-/-/- 1x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +7 125/0/125/0 -/-/-/- 1x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +8 134/0/134/0 -/-/-/- 2x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +9 143/0/143/0 -/-/-/- 3x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Fire Black Bow of Pharis +10 153/0/153/0 -/-/-/- 1x Red Titanite Slab 200

Chaos

Base damage reduced from fire upgrade path. Damage bonus from humanity.
Requires

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Upgrade Requirements Souls
Chaos Black Bow of Pharis +0 75/0/91/0 -/-/-/- 1x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Chaos Black Bow of Pharis +1 84/0/103/0 -/-/-/- 1x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Chaos Black Bow of Pharis +2 93/0/114/0 -/-/-/- 1x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Chaos Black Bow of Pharis +3 102/0/126/0 -/-/-/- 2x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Chaos Black Bow of Pharis +4 111/0/138/0 -/-/-/- 3x Red Titanite Chunk 200
Chaos Black Bow of Pharis +5 120/0/149/0 -/-/-/- 1x Red Titanite Slab 200

Key

Damage: The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a bow or crossbow are W / X / Y / Z:
  • W is Physical Damage
  • X is Magical Damage
  • Y is Fire Damage
  • Z is Lightning Damage

Damage is further modified by the types of arrows or bolts used.

Range: The Range determines the maximum distance an arrow or bolt can be fired. Damage will decrease proportionately with the Range stat the further the arrow/bolt travels.
Durability: The durability of the weapon. The effectiveness of the weapon will severely deteriorate when the durability falls below 30%.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 50% 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.
Requirements: The Requirements determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The Requirement stats for an weapon are W/X/Y/Z:
  • W is the Strength required
  • X is the Dexterity required
  • Y is the Intelligence required
  • Z is the Faith required

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 50% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 18 Strength can wield a Great Axe (Requires 26 Strength) properly if she holds the weapon with both hands (18 x 1.5 = 27).

Stat Bonuses: The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus you receive based on the associated Stat when you use a weapon. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
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