"This bow is the result of Robbie's research. Ancient Sheikah technology allows it heightened functionality, arrows fired from it travel in a perfectly straight line."
Hyrule Compendium

The Ancient Bow is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a high-tech bow crafted with the ancient Sheikah technology. It was developed and designed by Robbie through his Anti-Calamity armaments research. Link can have the Ancient Oven Cherry craft one at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab after relighting thelab's Furnace during the Side Quest "Robbie's Research". The Ancient bow is a high damage bow, with an important range and durability. The bow's damage can further be augmented with the "Ancient Armor" set's bonus, for a whopping 80% damage bonus, or roughly 79 damage when applied to this bow. The bow also gets a 30% damage bonus when fighting Guardians, as with all weapons made with ancient Sheikah technology.


Once power is restored to Cherry, Link can have her forge one provided he has enough Rupees, Ancient Materials, and a free slot in his bow inventory.

Materials Price (Rupees)
Ancient Gears (x10)
Ancient Springs (x15)
Giant Ancient Core (x1)


Damage 44
Range 50 (High)
Durability 120
Bonus Extra damage against Guardians

Non-Canon Appearances

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Ancient Bow and Arrow appear as part of Link's final smash in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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