Ancient Bow

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Ancient Bow
BotW Ancient Bow Model.png
BotW Ancient Bow Icon.png
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)

Ancient Bows are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

332 (337) Ancient Bow
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This bow is the result of Robbie's research. Ancient Sheikah technology affords it heightened functionality. Arrows fired from it travel in a perfectly straight line.
Common Locations
Bow 44

The Ancient Bow is obtained from Cherry in the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. It can be bought for 1,000 Rupees, 15 Ancient Springs, 10 Ancient Gears, and one Giant Ancient Core. It can only be purchased after Link has activated the Furnace with Blue Flame.

The Ancient Bow has high power and very high durability, but its most notable feature is its immense range. The Ancient Bow fires Arrows in a straight line for quite some distance before the Arrows become affected by gravity, making it ideal for hitting far-off targets.

Like other Ancient and Guardian weapons, when Link is not holding the Bow it will fold into a more compact shape on his back.

Other Appearances

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.



  1. "Ancient Bow" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Ancient Bow and Arrow" — Tips (Super Smash Bros. Ultimate)