The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild features Ranged Weapons such as Bows and corresponding Arrow, ammunition that aid Link in defeating the various enemies. This enables him to pierce through the enemy’s defense from a distance.
Bows and Arrows
In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link obtains the Bow early in the game. The problem however is that with the onset of the Durability mechanic, Bows are subject to wear and tear and will tend to wear out when used often. To maximize each of its durability, Link has the option of swapping between a handful of Bows stashed in his inventory.
Ranged Weapons in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild consist primarily of Bows. This recurring weapon requires ammunition to be used. In The Legend of Zelda, several arrows of varying elements provide additional effects when used against specific enemy elements. As a Ranged Weapon it allows Link to snipe targets stationed afar, or trigger contraptions to solve certain Shrine mechanisms.
Bows have their individual Attack power, Durability, Range, presence of Multi-shots, and Quick Shot.
This table summarizes the list of Bows obtainable.
|Weapon||Attack Power||Durability||Range||Multiple Arrows||Quick Shot||Location|
|Duplex Bow||14||18||40||2||Yes||Yiga Clan Hideout Yiga Footsoldier drop|
|Lizal Bow||14||25||20||–||No||Lanayru Great Spring
|Golden Bow||14||60||20||–||No||Gerudo Highlands
|Silver Bow||15||40||20||–||No||Lanayru Great Spring
|Forest Dweller’s Bow||15||35||20||3||No||Tabantha Frontier
|Falcon Bow||20||50||40||–||No||Tabantha Frontier
|Mighty Lynel Bow||20||35||20||3||No||Blue-Maned Lynel drop|
|Dragon Bone Boko Bow||24||30||20||–||Yes||Hyrule Field
|Reinforced Lizal Bow||25||35||20||–||Yes||Tabantha Frontier
|Knight’s Bow||26||48||20||–||No||Gerudo Desert
|Great Eagle Bow||28||60||20||3||No||Divine Beast Vah Medoh dungeon|
|Twilight Bow||30||100||8000||–||No||Super Smash Bros. Amiibo|
|Savage Lynel Bow||32||45||20||3||Yes||White-Maned Lynel Drop
Silver Lynel drop
|Steel Lizal Bow||36||50||20||–||Yes||Hebra Mountains
|Royal Bow||38||60||20||–||No||Tabantha Frontier
|Ancient Bow||44||120||40||–||No||Hateno Ancient Tech Lab|
|Royal Guard’s Bow||50||20||30||–||No||Hyrule Castle|
|Bow of Light||100||100||500||–||No||Late-game boss battle|
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When the Arrows are used, the damage dealt will depend on the Weapon equipped. Despite this mechanic, Arrows are unique in that some elemental Arrows possess special properties when fired.
|Fire Arrow||0 (Flame spreads to deal damage to adjacent targets)|
|Ancient Arrow||50 (Against bosses and sub-bosses only. Common enemies die instantly when hit)|
|Light Arrow (Bow of Light)||100|
|Light Arrow (Twilight Bow)||100|