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Black Bow of Pharis

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Aux None Range 63
Requirements & Bonus
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Black Bow of Pharis is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.



A black longbow named after a hero of old, known for the unusual stance from which it is fired.

Has a longer range than standard bows, but successful usage requires a trained, dexterous hand.

Skill: Pharis Triple-shot
Swiftly nocks three arrows with finesse after drawing the bow, firing them simultaniously. 



Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • The "unusual stance" mentioned in the description is that the bow is held horizontal when drawn. In comparison the Longbow is held vertical, and this also makes it easy to distinguish the two longbows from eachother in a pvp situation since they look very similar.
  • The bow is a weapon from the arsenal of Pharis, a character that features in Dark Souls 1.
  • Cannot running attack or roll attack



Location/Where to Find

  • Dropped by an Elder Ghru in Farron Keep. There are 3 standing in a circle around a soul, near the zone wall by the Keep Ruins bonfire. To reach them, travel to Keep Ruins, exit down the ramp, jump off to the left and turn left again, hugging the Keep Ruins island. You will see the group ahead and to the right shortly (watch for the satyr dog you'll attract as you proceed). Another in the group drops Pharis's Hat.
  • Video location (fextralife video starting at 1h 58m  5s)




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Black Bow of Pharis Upgrade Table

Requires ?? souls and ?? ore to + ?? (upgrade information here)

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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Regular 67 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +1 73 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 80 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 87 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 93 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 100 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +6 107 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +7 113 - - - - E B - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +8 120 - - - - D B - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +9 127 - - - - D B - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +10 134 - - - - D B - - - - - - - - - -

 




Table Key

 

Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison

 Weight

icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
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    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)






    • 23 Nov 2016 23:29

      If you don't have a strong ranged weapon, (( or are just to lazy to get one.)) you can lure the elder gurus to the white birch tree and the giant can take them out for you.

      • 10 Nov 2016 14:57

        The bow's weapon art has extraordinary relation with Dark arrows. Normally the Triple Shot would just cause 3 arrows to move out in a cone shape in front of you. But I have just noticed that if you Triple Shoot using dark arrows, all three BEND from the cone path, CONVERGE at at a point ahead of you, and then move out conically again. This is a unique interaction with the weapon art, hinted at by the descriptions of both Pharis Bow and Dark Arrows. Not sure if it's a glitch, but it should certainly be added in the wiki.

        • 23 Oct 2016 17:24

          I believe this bow has the fastest firing speed out of any normal bow (Rapid Fire weapon art doesn't count). Can anyone back me up on this? Also, for people wondering how to use Pharis Triple Shot, you're supposed to use it with Dark Arrows, this is the only way the arrows will track instead of just going in three separate directions.

          • Not as bad as people think25 Sep 2016 16:10

            The weapon art is situational, but I have found it excellent in co-op because when a boss is distracted, you can move in for some triple shot burst damage then retreat and let's not forget how hard this destroys anything that is bigger than you lol

            • Useful28 May 2016 22:37

              I used the stance with fire arrow to kill the giant worm from the safe place near the Old Demon King boss gate and took out 600+ hp per shot. The worm died very quickly. I also make use the homing of dark arrows, as long as you are not too far or too close, you can snipe your enemies with the stance and all three arrows will hit and deal massive damage.

              • Weapon Art25 May 2016 20:21

                the weapon art is hot garbage<br/>like seriously it should at least track your lock-on target<br/>everyone just dodges it even when I bait them into it

                • Weird location05 May 2016 17:08

                  Why do you think the hat and the bow is found by the elder ghrus? I'm no lore guru, so I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but why is it found there?

                  • Just a Heads-Up28 Apr 2016 11:41

                    You can easily take out the three Swamp Giant Things easily and safely with a ranged weapon from the bridge. From the Bonfire, kill the three Ghru, position yourself where they were and take aim. At best, you'll have to dodge the red skulls they cast from time to time, but for me, only one of the three even did that.

                    • Brilliant bow25 Apr 2016 16:00

                      The dark arrow homing trick found just makes it even better. If only it had a running or rolling attack I'd say it could have some viability as a main weapon (for once) since it hits so hard. If only we could carry more than two sets of 99 arrows, but I guess its logical.

                      • Can confirm homing24 Apr 2016 16:49

                        Just beat Champion Gundyr trying out the triple shots homing capabilities with Dark Arrows, I can confirm it definitely works, they track like crazy!<br/>Seriously sweet damage too! The only downside I can safely say is that Dark Arrows are a little expensive for where I am in the game... ( 'Level skipped' by killing the Dancer before I've beaten any Lords of Ash)

                        • Still wont spawn.23 Apr 2016 09:48

                          I joined Rosaria's Fingers in my last New Game. I am on NG+ now and haven't even spoken to her. Even then she still wont spawn. Also she does not give you the gesture when you first meet her. She just loops some stupid blessing dialogue, then when you load in she despawns. Yay...

                          • Bridge Bow Cheesing22 Apr 2016 09:22

                            If you are having problems with killing those 3 badasses on a regular way its possible to simply take them down one by one while standing on the Bridge that leads to the Bonfire. Its the left one that drops the bow and you don't got to "loot" it because it'll "auto loot" like Boss Souls.

                            • Easy way to kill three mini Cleric Beast.17 Apr 2016 01:02

                              If you have befriended the great arrow shooting giant he will now assist in killing any enemies that get near the white birch tree.

                              • Pharis v Dragonrider?16 Apr 2016 12:14

                                Anyone have input on which would be the better choice? At max pharis caps at 134, dragonrider hits 200. Of course pharis has better scaling but i can't decide

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