Millwood Greatbow

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100
39    
Requirements & Bonus
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C E - -
28 12 0 0
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skill-icon.jpg Pierce Earth icon_fp_cost.png - (20/20)

Millwood Greatbow is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC

 

Greatbow crafted with black oak and wielded by Millwood Knights. Only specialized great arrows can be fired from the bow.

It is said that the Millwood Knights used these to face their sworn enemy, the Abyss Dragon.

Skill: Pierce Earth

Fire a greatarrow with a burst of strength and a prayer that violently shakes its target and explodes on impact.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused nor Buffed.
  • Upgrades with Twinkling Titanite
  • The weapon has an exceptionally low range of 39. This is the lowest of all the bows.
  • Since bows cannot be used without being 2-handed, the "true" Strength requirement for this weapon is 19.
  • Has an A scaling in Strength and the highest base damage out of all the Greatbows, making it good for Strength builds and builds with just the required attributes.
  • By simply meeting the requirements, this weapon hits harder than the Dragonslayer Greatbow, arguably because of the lack of range. 
  • Damage may vary depending on ammunition(great arrows).

Location/Where to Find

  • From the Snowfield bonfire, proceed to the collapsing ridge over the forest of wolves. From here, stay to the right to avoid most wolves until you reach the cliff at the bottom of the hill, then head left to reach the Millwood ruins. From here, go around the ruins to the left, up the small hill with several screeching tree enemies and wolves on top of it. On the left side of the hill will be some wolf enemies and two Millwood Knights with bows surrounding a corpse containing the bow and five arrows.
  • A suicide run might be necessary here without a friendly phantom, as there are several strong enemies that have a tendency to aggro you at once. One possible tactic would be to try and run past all of the enemies, grab the bow from the corpse, then jump off the ridge immediately to the right to escape. Rapport pyromancy works on Farron Followers and Millwood Knights, but not on wolves.
  • Fextralife Video: Millwood Greatbow location
  • Video Example of above instructions. Video starts just before the large wolf thats before the Millwood Ruins.

Moveset and Videos:

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Millwood Greatbow Upgrade Table

  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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Stability
Regular 139 - - - - C E - - - - - - - - - - -
+1 154 - - - - B E - - - - - - - - - - -
+2 165 - - - - B E - - - - - - - - - - -
+3 193 - - - - B E - - - - - - - - - - -
+4 217 - - - - B E - - - - - - - - - - -
+5 242 - - - - A E - - - - - - - - - - -

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  Stability    
    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)




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    • Anonymous

      The fact that this bow does more damage than Onislayer no matter your stats means this bow should have been nerfed or Onislayer should have been buffed. Its not right when a pure strength great bow does more damage on a dex build than a dex great bow

      • Anonymous

        Equip any weapon with Perseverance weapon art (faster the better). Activate perseverance as soon as the Knight begins aiming at you. Pick up the bow, reactivate Perseverance, then use a homeward bone to gtfo

        • Anonymous

          It's possible to cheese the two knights with a bow from the ledge close to where you originally fight the boss wolf. When you first get to the specific spot there's 2 wolves laying there. You can shoot them from below and their arrows will just hit the ground. If you're doing this area straight after Cathedral and haven't been able to upgrade your bow you'll need a lot of arrows obviously (un-upgraded shortbow hits for around 17). Still, I think it better than clearing that whole area and losing your souls on a suicide run when you're at that level.

          • Anonymous

            Honestly, it's only a suicide run when you're low leveled. Otherwise, bring a good shield and sword at a later level (or some good late game spells if you're a caster) and you're pretty much set. Just try and pick off the knights one at a time. At this point, the wolves shouldn't be too much of a problem and the trees go down in a few hits.

            • Anonymous

              got summoned as a blue because i forgot i had the covenant on, so i proceeded to help a washing pole host by infinitely shooting arrows at the invader. needless to say he ran away and then noped the **** out of there

              • Anonymous

                i met a guy in the arena that used this, and he absolutely wrecked me. it was insane. i kept rolling because i couldnt tell when he was going to shoot. every time i rolled more than 3 times, i would get hit right when i got up. he messaged me later saying sorry, and he also told me a good counter for this weapon. not everyone is a crybaby saltlord, so if you kill someone and they're clearly don't know what their doing, message them. tell them what they're doing wrong. help them out. we all have sucked at the game at least once, and you should know more than anyone how it feels to be killed by a good player. please be nice out there guys, and praise the sun \o/

                • Anonymous

                  that one moment when the invader puts on the obscuring ring and tries to snipe you and you get close to figure out that they have no draw time whatsoever and hit you instantly and start doing melee attacks with it that kill you in seconds

                  • "By simply meeting the requirements, this weapon hits harder than the Dragonslayer Greatbow, arguably because of the lack of range." Wouldn't the lack of range make this not correct. But either way I tested and the Ammunition matter way more than the Bows in terms of actual range and falloff, even on the onislayer greatbow with the hawk ring the millwood arrows have bad range and falloff compared to dragonslayer arrows, while onislayer arrows retain damage and accuracy on the millwood bow without the hawk ring

                    • Anonymous

                      i didn't have enough strength to use it one handed but i did two handed? how tf do you use a bow with one hand? by using your magnum dong?

                      • Anonymous

                        how come no ones is talking about the lore description?! "used these greatbows to face they're sworn enemy, the abyss dragon" THAT DOESN'T PEAK ANYONE'S INTEREST?!

                        • Anonymous

                          If you get a headshot with an onislayer greatarrow powered by this greatbow s weapon art, would the target have time to dodge the explosion?

                          • Anonymous

                            I've found an easier way to get to the ledge with the greatbow. From the wolf pit, you can see the two Millwood Knights and their three wolves, along with the greatbow lying on the ground. There's a section of that wall that has a sweet spot you can jump up. It's awful to try and describe as there's no real markers, but there's a section in the middle of that ledge where if you jump into it, you'll be "lifted" just a bit. Try it a couple times and you'll eventually jump onto the ledge, right in front of the knights. This bypasses the Millwood ruins, the forest of terrible trees, and just saves a lot of time in general.

                            • Anonymous

                              True strength requirement's 19 (according to two-handing)? I know it's a STR weapon and you gonna place a couple of points on that attribute, just asking.

                              • Anonymous

                                No suicide run needed. Just wore my trusty Havel shield and dragonslayer greataxe. Use the shield special to turn to stone and spam that axe weapon art.

                                • Anonymous

                                  heres a idea: run around and grab the bow, run up the tower, use the WA to knock those archers off their precious tower, then have some fun just sitting there sniping while every one is helpless >:)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This bow is perfect for most situations. Trying to crack Nameless King's dragon buddy? Two hits needed. Want to interrupt an invader's parry-kill to your buddy? Timed WA. Want to mess with people because you can? Why not? Only issue is range, which you can fix with killing your Giant friend, but who the hell would do that?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      is there anyone willing to trade one i dont currently have the dlc and would try and make it worth your while in souls or loot. message me on ps4 ID: cole1227

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Pretty much the best great bow in the game damage wise, and the weapon art just makes it more so as it adds utility and AoE capabilities. Also, requires no dexterity investment if you start as the knight class. And it's located right next to the milwood battle axe, yet another amazing pure strength weapon that requires no dex investment, and can be acquired rather early. After only 2 bosses.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Is that person recommending suicide run ever heard about hidden body spell and Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring. I walk through whole area pick up all items without a single aggro. Spell require 15 Int., ring is free.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            as a man called saint_riot would put it; this weapon in invasions is the Park Ranger Landlord. Because it gets (bonfire) campers to move.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              It's funny that the person writing this page doesn't want others editing things on here, and yet so many pages on this wiki are unfinished after years.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                "A suicide run might be necessary here without a friendly phantom," Just use hidden body + lingering ring. You can go there without any trouble, except the big wolf which isn't fooled.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Should also be noted that since the Greatbows are only usable two-handed, the minimum Strength requirement is 19.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I summoned some lass for Slave Knight Gael fight, and she just used the Millwood GreatBow. I don't know how the hell she did it, but she didn't even move from him. She kept using the weapon art and stood still, but she didn't get hit once. Here I am getting shot by lightning bolts, and she's just knocking his health down while chilling.

                                                    • Forget my last comment. Shooting WA without FP does increase damage by 20%, although explosion still happens ( not sure about explosion damage, but it appears to not change much ).

                                                      • If someone doesn't know, if you run out of FP, the weapon art still retains the full damage from impact and explosion, as well as the explosion itself.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Seems like a lot of people are having trouble getting to the bow, so I will give my two cents.

                                                          Approach 1: grab your best regular bow/crossbow and kill the wolves and knights from below (next to the spawn area for the giant wolf). Kill them all with a ton of arrows, the knights stagger if you hit them so they wont shoot back or team up on you since they wont aggro from where you are standing unless you attack them.

                                                          Then grab any fire dmg weapon to kill the trees when you attempt to retrieve the bow. The trees will aggro in pairs, at least, but the fire dmg dmg will make the one you are attacking panicked and it wont fight back.

                                                          Approach 2 (my current tactic) go balls out dashing for the bow. The trees take forever to attack and, being trees, they wont run after you. The wolves will only aggro once you are almost at the bow and they take a few seconds before they attack.

                                                          The knights are the only real danger here. Once you close in they will go for the melee attacks and if you get hit it will give time for the wolves to fight, so keep that stamina up and roll away. Finally, once toy got the bow DON'T RUN BACK. The short drop right in front of you is a much easier choice to clear away from the mobs you just aggro'ed than running through the forest without getting hacked, shot, bitten, burned or frost bite.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This bow is invaluable when facing down a gank squad as an invader. Millwood arrows with these on a 40/40 str/dex build do 300-400 damage and the other great arrows aren't far behind. One arrow is usually enough to trigger a reactionary estus, the explosions can separate people over ledges or blast a group swapping gestures at the bonfire, and the range is about 3x the limits of the obscuring ring or across the damn map with a Hawk ring. All in all it's just annoying as ***** and will usually lead to a camping group of 3-4 getting pissed off and making a mistake you can capitalize on.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Suicide run not required, just go in there and get it. If the trees on the way up give you trouble, remember not to pass directly in front of them and that they always make a nasty 'mwaah' sound when they're popping off the guided frost/flame breath attacks. These attacks move slowly and will only occasionally catch you out if you're unlucky or not paying attention.

                                                              It's a good idea to knock out the wolves while fleeing, taking advantage of the fact that they singularly jump ahead of you to try and close gaps. They have very low HP, being an enemy that relies on numbers, powerful attacks and agility. One to two hits from a +10 Raw Broadsword was enough for them. You have time to do that.

                                                              The annoying Millward knights, who actually look more like viking berserkers if you ask me, are the smallest threat here. Though they hit fast and hard, they move slowly and can't climb ladders. Use plunging attacks, draw them over toward the lighthouse/tower thing. If you have a bow or ranged spells or even a good stash of throwables, you can rain hellfire from above.

                                                              Alternatively, just keep up a good pace, watch your stamina and don't get intimidated because there are a lot of them. Standard stuff.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                It seems that the weapon arts bow range is much higher then the normal attacks range, as I can still do 600-700 well beyond the 39 range even without hawk ring, and with hawk ring, its dropoff is well after dragonslayer bow's range increment and comperable to onislayers bow range. and im not talking about the explosion

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Reminder: to make the best use of the weapon skill, aim at the enemy's feet, or at the ground in front of them if they're moving. After all, that's exactly how most of the Millwood Knight archers we fight in-game are programmed to aim.

                                                                  Even if they don't take as much damage from the arrow itself, the combination of the arrow and the explosion can rack up over 1000 damage with just one shot at mid-player levels and full upgrade. Don't bother using the weapon skill if you're going for a head shot, unless there's a wall directly behind the enemy that the arrow can stick to--otherwise you're just wasting FP. You can even fire an arrow in front of your own feet to create a trap that enemies can run into when aggro'd, if you're feeling particularly ballsy.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    The bow's AR suddenly dropped drom 717 to 512 with 60 in both strength and dexterity. Anybody knows what's up?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      this weapon has very low range, but those giant knights make it seem like it has 1000 range or something.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        They could of at least mention there's a big ass wolf at the end of the wolf infested snowfield! And these damn ass tree lady things with their frosty breath and Ember flares and their damn grab and frosts breath like wtf! Even the Millwood guys aren't any easier.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          If you want to grab this bow as fast as possible and bail you can use a shortcut I found. Right next to the bow there's a part of a cliff with a big rock. Run at the cliff next to the rock and you'll notice you go about halfway up it. Run at it and jump and you'll land right on top of the cliff.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            if your having problems getting the bow you can kill the trees easy with a fire bomb which makes them flail a bunch and its basically a free kill unless your weapon sucks than the millwood knights are easy with spells. Im using lightning arrow which makes the fight stupid easy

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Is it not worth citing that the Abyss Dragon mentioned in the description is probably Midir from the ringed city dlc?

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                "Has an A scaling in Strength and the highest base damage out of all the Greatbows, making it perfect for Strength builds."



                                                                                STRENGTH BUILD INTENSIFIES

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  It's fun to knock Sister Fried on her butt over and over and over again. The bow trivializes the fight. And...She disappears but the great arrows filling her don't!

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    feels so good to watch a host with 3 phantoms and a blue die because he thinks i missed the shot until it blows up sending him flying over an edge to his death.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      The weapon skill causes the shot arrow to deal more damage to the target, and then explode dealing additional damage in the vicinity. The strength of the explosion depends on the type and physical attack power of the arrow used. For a +5 Millwood Greatbow at 60/60 DEX and STR, the weapon art explosion for Millwood Greatarrows dealt 877 damage, for Dragonslayer Greatarrows 855 damage, for Lightning Dragonslayer Greatarrows 667 damage, and for Onislayer Greatarrows 761 damage to the Firekeeper in the Shrine.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Someone should fix the name of the bow because it says "Darkmoon Longbow is a weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC", Instead of Millwood Greatbow is a weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Possibly the best greatbow not only in DS3 but in the entire souls series. Especially powerful for stealth pvp sniping during invasions. Only needs one attack stat to reach optimal AR as well.

                                                                                          Damage of WA explosion is not reduced with distance at all, so it can be used for extremely long-range shenanigans, i've been able to damage people standing in a middle of Ariandel Chapel's courtyard while being on another side of the bridge with it for full damage.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Very heavy damage potential. Headshots hit in around 1000 range. For range fall off i find it better to just use regular great arrows, the dmg difference in negligible (plus the hawk ring obv)

                                                                                            The weapon art only triggers if the arrow hits the ground and not on a direct body hit (unless it kills what it was shot at and goes through)

                                                                                            • When exiting tower, instead of heading immediately right, head right(ish) and up a small hill. There will be trees and wolves, kill them and head toward where the big wolf sat, there will be three wolves and 2 bow wielding giants, bow is on corpse here with some arrows

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                The range is noticeably shorter than the other greatbows at 39 compared to dragonslayer at 50 and onislayer at 63. Not the best sniping bow if that's what you're looking for.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Finally, a great bow that doesn't require too high of a dex stat. My strength character couldn't use the other ones.

                                                                                                  • The damage on this thing is pretty insane. A WA arrow shot from the un-upgraded version did around 313 damage. And then there's the weapon art that has the huge knockdown effect. Looks like we have a new troll weapon.

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