A solid option for ranged damage, Bows allow attacks from a distance at the expense of using a Shield. They also add no peripheral stats beyond their base attack, and have no additional effects. However, many Arrow types provide the means for additional effects: Poison, KO, etc.

For this class of weapon, the damage output is determined by the attack power of the Bow and Arrow, your character's strength and speed, and the enemy's defense. Bows do not give a bonus to evasion.

Name LP ATK Location Cost
Shortbow 20 +17 Barheim Passage, Bhujerba, Rabanastre; Fran's starting weapon. 500
Silver Bow 20 +22 Nalbina Fortress, Bhujerba, Rabanastre 1000
Aevis Killer 30 +27 Bhujerba, Rabanastre 1500
Longbow 30 +33 Rabanastre 3000
Killer Bow 30 +39 Rabanastre 2000
Elfin Bow 35 +45 Rabanastre, Jahara 4200
Loxley Bow 35 +51 Mt. Bur-Omisace, Jahara, Nalbina Fortress, Rabanastre 5200
Giant Stonebow 40 +57 Nalbina Fortress, Mt. Bur-Omisace, Rabanastre 6000
Burning Bow 40 +63 Mosphoran Highwaste, Phon Coast 7500
Traitor's Bow 45 +69 Phon Coast, Archades 10000
Yoichi Bow 45 +75 Balfonheim 12500
Perseus Bow 60 +81 Balfonheim 14500
Artemis Bow 60 +87 Sell Great Serpent's Fang x2, Moondust x2, Sylphi Halcyon x1 to Bazaar. 15800
Sagittarius 120 +93 Sell Beastlord Horn x3, Moon Ring x3, Sagittarius Gem x4 to Bazaar. 60000

And the Arrows:

Name ATK Effects Location Cost
Onion Arrows +1 -- Nalbina Fortress, Jahara, Mt. Bur-Omisace 100
Parallel Arrows +2 -- Bazaar goods. 600
Fiery Arrows +1 Fire element Sell Crooked Fang x2, Fire Stone x4 to Bazaar. 3800
Bamboo Arrows +2 Poison Sell Bat Fang x5, Yellow Liquid x1, Water Magicite x3 to Bazaar. 6280
Lightning Arrows +2 Thunder element Reward for completing "A Chase Through the Woods" Mob Hunt. --
Assassin's Arrows +3 KO Reward for completing "Wyrm Wrath's Renewal" Mob Hunt. --
Ice Cloud Arrows +4 Ice element Sell Spiral Incisor x4, Antarctic Wind x2, Ice Crystal x7 to Bazaar. 17200
Artemis Arrows +5 Earth element Sell Vampyr Fang x2, Dorsal Fin x2, Gemini Gem x3 to Bazaar. 15000
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