Dragonslayer Greatbow

126 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
100 icon-wp_stability.png -
icon_weight.png 10.0
Requirements & Bonus
D D - -
20 20 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Greatbows damage_type-icon.jpg None
skill-icon.jpg Puncturing Arrow icon_fp_cost.png - ( 20/ 20)

Dragonslayer Greatbow is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Greatbow used by the Dragonslayers during the age of gods. Far greater in size than any normal bow, and far more devastating.

The bow must be anchored in the ground to be fired, a time consuming operation that leaves the operator vulnerable. Only specialized great arrows can be fired from the bow.

Skill: Puncturing Arrow
Masterfully fires off a great arrow that pierces through all enemies in its path, inflicting damage.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • At +5 with 40/40 STR and DEX it has 427 AR. 
  • Because bows cannot be used without being 2-handed, the "true" Strength requirement for this weapon is 14.
  • Damage may vary depending on  ammunition(great arrows).

Location/Where to Find

  • Looted from a corpse in Irithyll of the Boreal Valley (where all the Silver Knights with these bows are).
  • Rare drop from Silver Knights wielding this weapon.

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Dragonslayer Greatbow Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 126 - - - - D D - - - - - - - -   -
Regular +1 140 - - - - D C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +2 150 - - - - D C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +3 176 - - - - D C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +4 198 - - - - D C - - - - - - - - - -
Regular +5 220 - - - - D C - - - - - - - - - -


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


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
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

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)



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    • Anonymous

      The most reliable of the greatbows. Does better damage than Onislayer, but has more range than Millwood, so it covers both weaknesses of the other weapons.

      • Anonymous

        Fun fact, the sniper silver knight in Irythill is guaranteed to give you an item when you kill him. Usually it's an armor piece, sometimes the shield, and sometimes... a dragonslayer greatbow. So given good luck, you can have two of these per playthrough, if that's of any use to anyone. You could also get it before Pontiff if you liked.

        • Anonymous

          I feel like this bow should have a warcry buff with the weapon art, buffing arrow damage by 30%. That would come close to what millwood does by default.

          • Anonymous

            "Because bows cannot be used without being 2-handed, the "true" Strength requirement for this weapon is 14."

            Please delete this. It is not true.

            • Anonymous

              When I got this I thought "Great! Now I'll be able to snipe from a km away like those fkng silver knights!"... So much dissapointment.

              • Anonymous

                I think there is a mistake when the wiki said that the real requirement is 14. Im pretty sure that the strength requirement for bows and greatbows is exceptionnally set up for 2H, because they are Indeed Always used 2Hing them. So the true requirement is the one indicated… so here 20. Correct me if Im wrong

                • Anonymous

                  dumb question: im on keyboard and the only way to shoot it is with shift + m1. i cant shoot while aiming. anyhelp?

                  • Anonymous

                    Please tell me the range is more than 39 on this thing. If its 39 then the millwood greatbow would straight up outclass this bow.

                    • Anonymous

                      Surprisingly effective at close-quarter combat. If you time shots right, can be used to counter even semi-fast melee weapons, thanks to the knockback. Learning when to dodge instead of firing (and at what frames you can dodge in) helps a lot.

                      Plus it's a good "safe" approach weapon in PvE.

                      • Anonymous

                        Your AR with this bow will always be better then the Onislayer's unless you have 12 or 13 strength then you can't use this. Only reason not to choose this is the higher weight and the fashion souls.

                        • Anonymous

                          Maybe also write that this bow knocks the enemy on the ground, and also got a small knockback, so watch out stand on an edge!

                          • Anonymous

                            You can find one on the latter halfway up to the giant Balista in the Burning Lake. It's hours before you get ammo for it, but I think it should be noted

                            • Good for safely assisting boss fights. You will want to get enough endurance because a shot takes a lot of stamina, and you may need to roll after (shooting a boss really draws aggro). The oni arrows are weaker than the other ammunition, but they consume less stamina when you fire.

                              • Anonymous

                                Which has better AR at +5; Onislayer (194 base) D/B/-/- @ 20/60/-/- or Dragonslayer (220 base) D/C/-/- @ 20/60/-/- ? Or would either be better at 40/40/-/- ?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Needs confirmation but using dragonslayer greatbow with dragon slayer arrows seemed to do significantly more damage

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Step 1: equip obscuring ring. Step 2: drop rubbish or dung pie near cliff. Step 3: shoot them from far enough away to be obscured. Step 4: listen to scream as they fall to their death.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      About to do a Gough playthrough.. you can buy great arrows from the thief merchant dude if u save him after you send him to the illthyl or howerver its spelled just look up his questline

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Ive have been a great bow wielding scrub since dark souls 1. A bridge sniper in dark souls 2, but my builds are 90% of the time STR, and my concern that there no STR great bows. are there any plans for DLC STR great bows.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Its wonderful the bow is able to get, but is there a way to buy Dragonslayer arrows? I know you can get Oni Arrows, but do they work for both? And if not, where is there a place to farm the arrows if you cannot buy them, because less than 20 isn't gonna do me per play through.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            This piece of **** is back! The "dragonslayer" great bow. This thing was supposed to kill dragons in DKS1 but when i tried it on the hell kite drake on the undead burg bridge, things didn't go so well. I sure hope this thing still lives up to its name.... Lol jk no hate! I loved this weapon, it was great for trolling gankers, well for me at least...

                                            • Anonymous

                                              so there's 2 listed and 10 or so that have been datamined to exist but no one's found them yet? Or are there only 2 in the game right now.

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