"An arrow created using ancient technology ancient technology. To be struck with one is to be consigned to oblivion in an instant. It deals devastating damage-even against Guardians."
Hyrule Compendium

Ancient Arrows are items from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They are a type of arrow and Ancient Soldier Gear developed by the Sheikah Guardian researcher Robbie using ancient Sheikah technology.

If any non-boss or non-Guardian enemy is struck by one, they will be blasted into oblivion in an instant, leaving behind no dropped items. Against Guardians, Ancient Arrows deal particularly devastating damage, and a single arrow directly to the eye can instantly destroy almost any guardian enemy. Guardians will still drop Guardian Parts when killed with one.

Link is able to obtain Ancient Arrows by taking part in the side quest "Robbie's Research" and restoring power to the Ancient Oven Cherry by lighting the Furnace at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab with the Blue Flame. Robbie will also reward Link with a free sample of 3 Ancient Arrows for restoring power to Cherry. Link can also receive one from Beedle.

A single Ancient Arrow costs 90 Rupees, 2 Ancient Screws, 1 Ancient Shaft, and 1 Arrow. A bundle of three costs 250 Rupees, 6 Ancient Screws, 3 Ancient Shafts, and 3 Arrows. A bundle of five costs 400 Rupees, 5 Ancient Springs, 5 Ancient Shafts, and 5 Arrows.

Ancient Arrows are the only non-holy weaponry (the Master Sword, Bow of Light, and Twilight Bow) that can harm Dark Beast Ganon.

Non-Canon Appearance

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Ancient Arrow and Bow appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Link's final smash as he possibly fires the arrow at enemies for a OHKO.

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