White Birch Bow

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82 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
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0
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-
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0
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-
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0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
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0
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-
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100 icon-wp_stability.png -
icon_weight.png 2.5
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50
range 49    
Requirements & Bonus
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E D - -
8 20 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Bows damage_type-icon.jpg None
skill-icon.jpg Unseen Arrow icon_fp_cost.png -(6/6)

The White Birch Bow is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City.



A short bow crafted with white birch. Endowed with light-manipulating magic.

The bow is a relic from an ancient land of sorceries that was swallowed by the Abyss, most known for its folktale of the heroic Abysswalker.

Skill: Unseen Arrow
Arrows shot by large pulls of the bow are enchanted with a golden spell that turns them nearly invisible.



Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Buffed or Infused.
  • Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.
  • With a range value of 49, it outranges the Short Bow.
  • Capable of quickly attacking while running or rolling like the Short Bow and Composite Bow.
  • With a Dexterity requirement of 20, it has the highest DEX requirement of all bows.

 

 

Location/Where to Find

  • The Ringed City: From the Ringed City Streets bonfire, head into the swamp and go straight to the back left corner. There are some monk hollows up on a hill here guarding a corpse. It is on the corpse.


Trivia

  • This bow appears to be a nod to the White Bow in Demon's Souls, as it shares a similar appearance and name.
  • The description of the bow previously read: "This bow is a relic from the land of an old sorcerer who was swallowed by the Abyss, and known for his role in the heroic tale of the Abysswalker." This was later changed.
  • The bow's icon shares the same icon as the Dancer's Short Bow, an unused bow weapon that might've been transposed from the Soul of the Dancer. 

 

Moveset and Videos:

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White Birch Bow 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  82 - - - - E D - - - - - - - - - -  
Regular +1 92 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -  
Regular +2 98 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -  
Regular +3 115 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -  
Regular +4 129 - - - - E C - - - - - - - - - -  
Regular +5 144 - - - - E 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

 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)

 

 

Bows
Black Bow of Pharis  ♦  Composite Bow  ♦  Darkmoon Longbow  ♦  Dragonrider Bow  ♦  Longbow  ♦  Short Bow



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    • Anonymous

      Oh wow, it makes the arrow invisible. It's not like the enemies already aggro on you by non damaging proyectiles like rapport. And in pvp you can tell right away by the direction your character beds and your blood splatters. Really, it's a useless wa.

      • Anonymous

        "This appears to be a nod" well, that's the entirety of ds3. Everything is just something that already existed before...

        • Anonymous

          I feel like this bow should have scaled with faith. It just seems right for a bow with this name. It's "endowed with light manipulating magic" but mages don't need ranged attacks. Faith builds DO, because miracles aren't really ideal for ranged combat imo (despite that being the point of lightning spear miracles).

          • Anonymous

            Sniping is done with a greatbow. You want to use this? Get naked. Flynn's and leo rings. Whenever your opponent attacks, roll out and roll attack. Instant punishment. People who don't know how to play around it will get frustrated and lose easily. People who do know... will equip a shield.

            • Anonymous

              Honestly pretty fun to use in invasions. Sniping people with invisible arrows while wearing the invisible ring. It's fun to watch hosts and phantoms run in confusion trying to figure out why they are taking damage for no apparent reason.

              • Anonymous

                White birch bow: i can make an arrow disappear!
                Also white birch bow: "Misses every shot"

                Srsly, homing arrows would be a better wa. Or lore-wise, it could deflect spells while preparing the shot with a lingering twisted wall of light. Almost every other bow (and any crossbow!) Surpass it in terms of utility.

                • Anonymous

                  Just to be clear, this bow is going to be niche. The only builds it really works on is DEX/FTH or DEX/LCK. At base STR, this is the strongest shortbow at 40 DEX. Composite doesn't catch up until STR 25+. It is weaker then all the longbows though, but barely (>10 AR). It has longbow range and longbow WA, but shortbow's speed and movement making it a perfect hybrid. Dragonrider Bow really is the only other option on a DEX build since that bow is always the strongest as long as you have the stats to use it.

                  • Anonymous

                    Kinda annoyed no one has ever mentioned this. The weapon art increases damage similar to Puncture. It's a significant increase, somewhere around 20%.

                    • Anonymous

                      White birch bow, 60 dex, 9 str has 231 AR Composite bow, 40/40 build has 254 AR Compositw bow deals abou 10% more dmg.

                      • Anonymous

                        This looks great for my Gandalf cosplay. Yeah he didn't use a bow I know, but he didn't use Estus flasks or Crystal Soul Spear either so it's safe to say that it's going to be cannon divergent.

                        • Anonymous

                          I use this on my Shadow Thief build, Obscuring ring + Slumbering Ring + Milkring + Hawk Ring, with WA sometimes people just stare right in my direction trying to figure where arrows are coming from, but as arrows are invisible its imposible, good times.

                          • Anonymous

                            The Darkmoon Longbow should've performed rolling/running attacks as this one does. Such a wasted opportunity.

                            • Anonymous

                              Has anybody tested this with obscuring ring? Can the WA's arrows be seen being nocked like other arrows? Thinking of slapping those two things on when I get invaded. Or ganked ;)

                              • Anonymous

                                "When in New Londo, Artorias discovered the ability of abysswalking, earning him his title, Artorias the Abysswalker, and allowed him to enter The Abyss, the home of the Darkwraiths and the Four Kings themselves."
                                Except, y'know, the fact he's literally called Artorias the Abysswalker.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Ignoring Composite bow, How does this compare to the normal Shortbow in a High Dex, low Str build? Is the unseen arrow any good when compared to rapid fire?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I think the description is trying to point out that Oolacile was swallowed by the Abyss, and that the Abyss, was most know for it's folktale of the heroic Abysswalker (aka Artorias).

                                    • Anonymous

                                      After playing around with the bow it seems to stay in the WA as long as the button is held down. Make the arrows do more damage. Not sure if it's just me or what, but it seems to fire just a little bit faster when it does as well. Can anyone take a look into this?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This bow has an interesting interaction with dark arrows when using its weapon art. The arrows can curve sharply. I haven't figured out exactly how this works yet. Working on it.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          How good is Unseen Arrow ? Does it add something else than turning the arrow invisible ?
                                          Will it be good in PvP ?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Fun fact originally this weapon was gonna be in the base game as on of the weapons you could get from the dancers soul, but then it was changed to soothing light miracle

                                            • Anonymous

                                              A very neat little thing to point out is the weight of this shortbow, which is zero. Just a bit of food for thought when managing your load percentage.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                For a moment i thought this was a Demon´s Souls reference, but then i thought of princess whatever from Oolacile, you know, the sorcerer swallowed by the abyss that you go rescue, but as far as i remember, while beating Manus into a bloody stain, no bows where involved.... and its certainly not Hawkeyes´ greatbow.... clear this one upw Vaatividya !

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  "Known for his role in the heroic fate of the Abysswalker"

                                                  Is this a cheeky reference to everyone who bow-cheesed Manus?

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