Greatbows
Icon Name Damage Range Durability Weight Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Availability Special Note
dragonslayer-greatbow.png DragonSlayer Greatbow 90/0/0/0

(Normal)
50 100 10.0 20*/20/0/0

C/C/-/-
Anor Londo treasure Requires Dragonslayer Arrows or Gough's Great Arrows.
gough-s-greatbow.png Gough's Greatbow 85/0/0/0

(Normal)
55 100 13.0 27*/20/0/0

B/C/-/-
Gift from Hawkeye Gough
Drops from Hawkeye Gough
Requires Dragonslayer Arrows or Gough's Great Arrows.

* Even though you must two-hand greatbows in order to use them, the strength requirement does not decrease.


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 user's Equip Weight will reduce the speed of their rolls, while going over 100% will reduce their regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave them 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 the player 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 players receive based on the associated Stat when they 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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