In addition to melee weapons, Link can carry around Bows and Arrows. These can be instantly drawn out, even when a melee weapon is currently equipped. Aim for the head to stun a target, deal extra damage, and cause the enemy to drop their weapon.
All bows have a set durability. After using the bow in combat, it will deteriorate and eventually break. Once a bow breaks, try to find another one quickly or equip a spare from your inventory. Bows can have special effects, just like weapons.
|Attack Up||Increases the power of Link's attacks in combat.|
|Durability Up||Increase the durability of a weapon, allowing it to be used in combat for a longer period of time before breaking (when compared to weapons of the same name).|
|Quick Shot||Increases the rate of fire of a bow.|
|Five-Shot Burst||Turns one arrow into five without using additional arrows.|
Link will begin the game with 5 Bow Slots. These can be upgraded by finding Korok Seeds and giving them to Hetsu, a character exploring Hyrule. See the Korok Seeds page for more info.
|Royal Guard's Bow||50||Metal||-|
|Golden Bow||14||Metal||Increased Zoomed|
|Swallow Bow||9||Wood||Increased Zoomed|
|Falcon Bow||20||Metal||Increased Zoomed|
|Great Eagle Bow||28||Metal||Increased Zoomed|
|Phrenic Bow||10||Metal||Increased Zoomed|
|Spiked Boko Bow||12||Wood||-|
|Dragonbone Boko Bow||24||Wood||-|
|Strengthened Lizal Bow||25||Metal||-|
|Steel Lizal Bow||36||Metal||-|
|Lynel Bow||10×3||Metal||Turns one arrow into three without using additional arrows.|
|Mighty Lynel Bow||20×3||Metal||Turns one arrow into three without using additional arrows.|
|Savage Lynel Bow||32×3||Metal||Turns one arrow into three without using additional arrows.|
|Duplex Bow||14×2||Wood||Turns one arrow into two without using additional arrows.|
|Forest Dweller's Bow||15×3||Metal||Turns one arrow into three without using additional arrows.|
|Bow of Light||100||Magic||Imbued with the power of light.|
Unlike melee weapons, bows use weapons with different elemental properties. While bows cannot be purchased from shops, arrows can be found with every merchant and at each general shop. You can store hundreds of arrows in your inventory, unlike all other weapons and their limited slots.
|Arrow||A normal wooden and iron arrow. It can be set on fire by placing it next to an open flame.|
|Fire Arrow||An arrow that is set on fire. The arrow will break on impact and set an object or the environment on fire. Effective against ice enemies.|
|Ice Arrow||An arrow with the power of ice. The arrow will break on impact and freeze nearby objects and the environment. Effective against fire enemies.|
|Shock Arrow||An arrow with the power of electricity. The arrow will break on impact and shock anything nearby. Effective against metal or wet objects and environments.|
|Bomb Arrow||An arrow that explodes on impact, dealing massive damage within a small radius. Does not explode in rain, and will instantly explode near lava.|
|Ancient Arrow||An arrow made with ancient technology. Extremely powerful, even against ancient machines, but often negates any loot dropped by the creature.|