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Gough's Greatbow is a bow in Dark Souls, and is found in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC.

In-Game Description

Greatbow used by Hawkeye Gough, of Lord Gwyn's Four Knights, for dragon slaying.
This bow is larger than even those used by the famed Dragonslayers. Only their leader, Gough, had the strength to handle it.



Gough's Greatbow requires deploying before it can shoot, meaning total starting lag is much longer than that of other bows, and it has a longer draw time to boot. Gough's Greatbow requires a significant amount of stamina to shoot each arrow, too; at lower levels, it will deplete the entire stamina bar per shot, requiring a brief moment of rest between each shot. Gough's Greatbow may only use Dragonslayer Arrows and Gough's Great Arrows.

Gough's Greatbow makes up for its deficiencies by being one of the only bows with knockback while also having the second highest base damage (for a bow) per shot in the game. However, while Gough's Greatbow does (initially) less damage and requires more Strength to wield than the Dragonslayer Greatbow, it is important to note that Gough's Greatbow has a B scaling in Strength compared to the Dragonslayer's C scaling in Strength.


Requires: Twinkling Titanite and 2,000 souls per upgrade.

Variation Attack Values Parameter Bonus
Physical Damage Magic Damage Fire Damage Lightning Damage Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Gough's Greatbow 85 B C
Gough's Greatbow +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 93 B C
Gough's Greatbow +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×1) 102 B C
Gough's Greatbow +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 110 B C
Gough's Greatbow +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×2) 119 B C
Gough's Greatbow +5 (Twinkling Titanite ×4) 127 B C