For other uses, see Ammunition.

Ammunition are items in Dark Souls III. Depending on their type, they may be fired with either bows, crossbows or greatbows.

General information[edit | edit source]

Arrows and bolts must first be equipped in the 'Equipment' screen before they can be fired. Players can select up to two arrow types and two bolt types to use. When a bow or crossbow is readied, pressing the weak attack button (PlayStation - L1 - 01.png or Xbox 360 - Bumper Left - 01.png) will use the ammunition equipped in the first (left) slot, while pressing the strong attack button (PlayStation - L2 - 01.png or Xbox 360 - Trigger Left - 01.png) will use the ammunition equipped in the second (right) slot.

Arrows may only be fired by bows, while bolts can only be fired by crossbows. Greatarrows, on the other hand, can only be fired by greatbows. Greatarrows may be equipped in the same slot as regular arrows.

Equipping arrows or bolts in the left equip slot while a bow or crossbow is also equipped, will cause a quiver or bolt quiver to appear on the player. Having the right slot filled but the left slot empty will not cause any quivers to appear.

All ammunition deals the Thrust damage type. Each type has an innate damage value that is added on to the damage value of the bow or crossbow that fires them. Some ammunition can also deal elemental damage in addition to Thrust, and Poison Arrows possess the Poison status effect. Each ammunition has its own range value, which serves to increase or decrease the effective range of the weapon.

Ammunition cannot be upgraded.

Types of ammunition[edit | edit source]

Arrows[edit | edit source]

Arrows are used as ammunition for bows.

Arrow Damage Type DSIIIWPhysical.jpg DSIIIWMagic.jpg DSIIIWFire.jpg DSIIIWLighting.jpg DSIIIADarkness.jpg DSIIIWFrost.jpg DSIIIWPoison.jpg DSIIIWBleeding.jpg DSIIIWCritical.jpg
Wood Arrow (DSIII).png
Wood Arrow
Thrust 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Standard Arrow (DSIII).png
Standard Arrow
Thrust 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Large Arrow (DSIII).png
Large Arrow
Thrust 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Feather Arrow (DSIII).png
Feather Arrow
Thrust 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Fire Arrow (DSIII).png
Fire Arrow
Thrust
Fire
25 0 40 0 0 0 0 0 100
Poison Arrow (DSIII).png
Poison Arrow
Thrust 10 0 0 0 0 0 30 0 100
Dark Arrow (DSIII).png
Dark Arrow
Thrust
Dark
0 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 100
Moonlight Arrow (DSIII).png
Moonlight Arrow
Magic 0 75 0 0 0 0 0 0 100

Bolts[edit | edit source]

Bolts are used as ammunition for crossbows.

Bolt Damage Type DSIIIWPhysical.jpg DSIIIWMagic.jpg DSIIIWFire.jpg DSIIIWLighting.jpg DSIIIADarkness.jpg DSIIIWFrost.jpg DSIIIWPoison.jpg DSIIIWBleeding.jpg DSIIIWCritical.jpg
Wood Bolt (DSIII).png
Wood Bolt
Thrust 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Standard Bolt (DSIII).png
Standard Bolt
Thrust 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Heavy Bolt (DSIII).png
Heavy Bolt
Thrust 64 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Sniper Bolt (DSIII).png
Sniper Bolt
Thrust 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Lightning Bolt (DSIII).png
Lightning Bolt
Thrust
Lightning
0 0 0 110 0 0 0 0 100
Splintering Bolt.png
Splintering Bolt
Thrust 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100
Exploding Bolt.png
Exploding Bolt
Thrust 0 0 140 0 0 0 0 0 100

Greatarrows[edit | edit source]

Greatarrows are used as ammunition for the greatbows.

Great Arrow Damage Type DSIIIWPhysical.jpg DSIIIWMagic.jpg DSIIIWFire.jpg DSIIIWLighting.jpg DSIIIADarkness.jpg DSIIIWFrost.jpg DSIIIWPoison.jpg DSIIIWBleeding.jpg DSIIIWCritical.jpg
Dragonslayer Greatarrow.png
Dragonslayer Greatarrow
Thrust 90 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow.png
Dragonslayer Lightning Arrow
Thrust
Lightning
0 0 0 90 0 0 0 0 100
Onislayer Greatarrow.png
Onislayer Greatarrow
Thrust 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
Millwood Greatarrow.png
Millwood Greatarrow
Thrust 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
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