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Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls III)

Greatbows are a type of weapon in Dark Souls III.

Compared to normal bows, greatbows are heavier and have considerably greater stat requirements, along with a much slower fire rate, however they more than make up for it with their tremendous damage output. Their shots, when using the proper greatarrows, are capable of knocking down foes if they connect.

Unlike bows and crossbows, greatbows cannot be fired while moving, requiring the wielder to remain stationary. Because the player is required to hold the greatbow with both hands to fire, the Strength requirement is effectively only 66% of the displayed value. All greatbows have a zoom feature that allows the user to get a closer look at their aim point. As with normal bows and crossbows, range can be increased by equipping the Hawk Ring.


Greatbows Attack Values Aux. Information Required Attributes Dura / Wt
Damage Reduction (%) Attribute Bonus
Physical ATK Magic ATK Fire ATK Lightning ATK Dark ATK Bleed Effect Poison Effect Frost Effect Critical Damage Shot Range Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith Durability Weight
Physical reduction Magic reduction Fire reduction Lightning reduction Dark reduction
Dragonslayer Greatbow (DSIII)
Dragonslayer Greatbow
126 100 50 20 20 100 10.0
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 D D
Onislayer Greatbow
Onislayer Greatbow
111 100 63 18 24 65 7.5
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 E C
Millwood Greatbow
Millwood Greatbow
139 100 39 28 12 100 9.0
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 C E
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