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For the Dark Souls II variant, see Alonne Greatbow.

The Onislayer Greatbow is a greatbow in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

A unique greatbow handed down in an eastern land, where tales are told of its use in slaying giant horned oni.
Drawing a bow of this size takes time, and 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 the Profaned Capital. From the Profaned Capital bonfire, climb down the ladder towards Yhorm the Giant's arena, and head towards the bridge guarded by the Headless Gargoyle. Drop off the right side of the bridge, and it can be found on a corpse along with eight Onislayer Greatarrows.


Unlike its quality-scaling Alonne cousin, the Onislayer Greatbow is primarily a Dexterity-scaling greatbow; when two-handed, it requires as little as 12 Strength to wield. It is also 2.5 units lighter than the Dragonslayer Greatbow, and only 1 unit heavier than the Dragonrider Bow, allowing characters with low Vitality to carry it without much issue. However, it has lower base damage, and given equal attribute distribution it is out-damaged by the Dragonslayer Greatbow.

It is the longest-ranged greatbow in the game, matching range with the Black Bow of Pharis. This advantage can be further augmented by combining it with the Hawk Ring and Onislayer Greatarrows, allowing players to hit targets from very far away with minimal arcing and damage falloff. This can be very useful in situations where an enemy's distance would reduce the accuracy and striking power of other bows, moreso when lining up headshots for increased damage.

Although it does not require a securing spike, the Onislayer Greatbow is still incapable of moving after nocking a greatarrow. However, unlike the Dragonslayer Greatbow it also does not generate recoil that pushes the wielder backward with each greatarrow loosed, allowing players to remain stationary for unleashing steady barrages.


Upgrade Level Attack Values Aux. Effects Bonuses
Physical Magic Fire Lightning Dark Bleed Poison DSIIIWFrost Strength Dexterity Intelligence Faith
Onislayer Greatbow 111 E C
Onislayer Greatbow +1 (Twinkling Titanite ×1 & 690 souls) 124 E C
Onislayer Greatbow +2 (Twinkling Titanite ×2 & 966 souls) 132 E C
Onislayer Greatbow +3 (Twinkling Titanite ×4 & 1242 souls) 155 E C
Onislayer Greatbow +4 (Twinkling Titanite ×8 & 1518 souls) 174 E C
Onislayer Greatbow +5 (Titanite Slab ×1 & 2070 souls) 194 D B

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

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