For the Dark Souls variant, see Composite Bow.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Composite Bow (Dark Souls II).

The Composite Bow is a bow in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Composite short bow emphasizing power. Its size allows for quick shots.
Though more powerful than standard bows, it also requires more strength of the user, and its range is short.
Skill: Rapid Fire
Swiftly nocks arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, allowing for consecutive shots.


Sold by the Shrine Handmaid for 3,500 souls once she has been given the Dreamchaser's Ashes.


The Composite Bow is a specialized short-ranged bow that is adept at firing at targets within lock-on range.

Because it has less shot range than bows like the Longbow, it performs poorly as a sniper weapon. However, its low wielding requirements ensures that most classes can easily wield it with only a minor investment in Dexterity (or Strength, in the case of the Sorcerer class).

Compared to the Short Bow, the Composite Bow weighs almost twice as much, has lower base damage and is available later in the game. However, it makes up for this with its superior Strength scaling, ensuring that it out-damages the Short Bow with a few upgrades and stat investments.

Being a short bow, the Composite Bow is adept at engaging targets at close range, possessing a skill that puts multiple arrows quickly on target. As well, unlike long bows it is capable of performing rolling and running attacks, allowing it to retaliate against melee attacks or to chase down fleeing foes.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Composite Bow 73 D D
Composite Bow +1 (Titanite Shard ×2 & 440 souls) 80 D D
Composite Bow +2 (Titanite Shard ×4 & 528 souls) 87 D D
Composite Bow +3 (Titanite Shard ×6 & 616 souls) 94 D D
Composite Bow +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×2 & 704 souls) 102 D D
Composite Bow +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×4 & 792 souls) 109 D D
Composite Bow +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×6 & 880 souls) 116 D D
Composite Bow +7 (Titanite Chunk ×2 & 968 souls) 124 D D
Composite Bow +8 (Titanite Chunk ×4 & 1056 souls) 131 D D
Composite Bow +9 (Titanite Chunk ×6 & 1144 souls) 138 D D
Composite Bow +10 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 1320 souls) 146 D D

The data displayed above are current as of Patch App 1.15 Regulation 1.35.

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