Location and Uses
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Ancient Bows are obtained from Ancient Oven in the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. They can be bought for 1,000 Rupees, 15 Ancient Springs, 10 Ancient Gears, and one Giant Ancient Core. They can only be purchased after Link has activated the Ancient Furnace with a Blue Flame. They are the result of Robbie's research into Ancient Technology.
While Ancient Bows have high power and very high durability, their most notable feature is their immense range. Ancient Bows fire Arrows in a straight line for quite some distance before the Arrows become affected by gravity, making them ideal for hitting far-off targets. However, they also have a slow draw speed, being only 70% of a typical Bow.
Ancient Bows are one of only two Bows to have an altered Arrow gravity stat, the other being Silver Bows, though the gravity reduction from Ancient Bows is significantly higher than the latter.
Like other Ancient Technology, Ancient Bows will fold into a more compact shape on Link's back when he's not using them. Being made with Ancient Technology, they will not burn when exposed to Fire or a Scorching Climate, nor will they attract Lightning during storms. In addition, they will also float if they are dropped in water.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Ancient Bow, alongside the Ancient Arrow, appears as Link's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. When activated, Link pulls out the Ancient Bow and shoots an Ancient Arrow, launching with great knockback any opponent trapped in its range.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||古代兵装‧弓 (Kodai heisō: yumi)|
|ChineseTR||古代兵裝‧弓 (Gǔdài bīngzhuāng: gōng)|
|Dutch||Geavanceerde boog||Advanced bow|
|FrenchEU||Arc archéonique||Archaonic bow|
|Italian||Arco ancestrale||Ancestral bow|
|Korean||고대 병기‧활 (Godae byeonggi: hwal)|
|Russian||Древний лук (Drevniy luk)|
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Link using the Ancient Bow during his Final Smash from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate