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For the Dark Souls variant, see Darkmoon Bow.

The Darkmoon Longbow is a soul-transposed bow in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Longbow of Darkmoon Gwyndolin. who was gradually devoured by Aldrich.
This golden bow is imbued with powerful magic and is most impressive with Moonlight Arrows.
Skill: Darkmoon Arrow
Infuse a readied arrow with Darkmoon essence, granting it magic damage and the ability to pierce shields.


Obtained by transposing the Soul of Aldrich with Ludleth of Courland for 5,000 souls.


A very unique bow, the Darkmoon Longbow is a weapon that is specialized for builds that level Intelligence. Both the Physical as well as Magic damage scale off of Intelligence, meaning that it is most efficiently utilized on Sorcery builds. However, like other weapons that scale with the stat, it soft caps at 40 Intelligence, being unable to take advantage of Intelligence values past 40.

The Darkmoon Longbow's primary purpose is to provide Sorcery casters with a source of ranged damage that is effective beyond the lock-on range of their Soul Arrows. As noted in its item description, its damage output is maximized when combined with Moonlight Arrows, particularly when augmented by its skill. However, the drawback is that when not using Moonlight Arrows or Darkmoon Arrow, its damage output is mediocre at best.

At its maximum potential, the Darkmoon Longbow can inflict very strong damage against foes at long range, comparable to what a Greatbow can deal if it can land a headshot.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Darkmoon Longbow 36 44 E C
Darkmoon Longbow +1 (Titanite Scale ×1 & 780 souls) 42 51 E C
Darkmoon Longbow +2 (Titanite Scale ×2 & 1248 souls) 48 58 E C
Darkmoon Longbow +3 (Titanite Scale ×4 & 1716 souls) 54 65 E C
Darkmoon Longbow +4 (Titanite Scale ×8 & 2184 souls) 60 72 E C
Darkmoon Longbow +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 3120 souls) 66 80 E B

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

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