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For the Dark Souls variant, see Dragonslayer Greatbow.
For the Dark Souls II variant, see Dragonslayer Greatbow (Dark Souls II).

The Dragonslayer Greatbow is a greatbow in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Greatbow used by the Dragonslayers during the age of gods. Far greater in size than any normal bow, and far more devastating.
The bow must be anchored to the ground when fired, a time-consuming operation that leaves the user vulnerable. Only specialized great arrows can be fired from the bow.
Skill: Puncturing Arrow
Masterfully fires off a great arrow that pierces through all enemies in its path, inflicting damage.


Found in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley.


One of two greatbows available to the player in the base game, the Dragonslayer Greatbow is a powerful quality-scaling weapon that can devastate distant targets when used properly.

True to its description, the Dragonslayer Greatbow is large, heavy and cumbersome, requiring great amounts of Strength and Dexterity to wield properly. In order to fire, the wielder must first anchor the weapon into the ground and draw back the bow, completely immobilizing them for some time; additionally, it may only fire Greatarrows, and standard arrows will not suffice. However, once an arrow is loosed, it will inflict extreme damage on any enemy it hits, as well as knocking them down (provided that Onislayer Greatarrows or Millwood Greatarrows are not used). As such, this weapon is designed to be used strategically, attacking foes from a distance where they cannot easily run down the wielder while they are vulnerable.

Care should be taken when lining up repeated shots from the same position, as the recoil from each greatarrow will push the wielder backwards slightly. This means that it will be necessary to occasionally re-position to prevent terrain from obscuring subsequent shots.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Dragonslayer Greatbow 126 D D
Dragonslayer Greatbow +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 850 souls) 140 D C
Dragonslayer Greatbow +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 1190 souls) 150 D C
Dragonslayer Greatbow +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 1530 souls) 176 D C
Dragonslayer Greatbow +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1870 souls) 198 D C
Dragonslayer Greatbow +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 2550 souls) 220 D C

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

Dragonslayer GreatbowOnislayer Greatbow
Ashes of Ariandel
Millwood Greatbow