White Birch Bow

82 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
0 lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg -
100 icon-wp_stability.png -
icon_weight.png 2.5
range 49    
Requirements & Bonus
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.


  • 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 (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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


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)



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

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    • Anonymous

      31 Jul 2021 21:45  

      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

        19 Sep 2020 05:05  

        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

          26 Jan 2020 18:41  

          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

            26 Jan 2020 18:12  

            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

              29 Nov 2019 11:31  

              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

                21 May 2019 12:55  

                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

                  21 Apr 2019 04:52  

                  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

                    23 May 2018 03:15  

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

                    • Anonymous

                      19 Jul 2017 22:00  

                      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

                        08 Jul 2017 04:00  

                        "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

                          13 Apr 2017 11:38  

                          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

                            09 Apr 2017 23:47  

                            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

                              04 Apr 2017 17:53  

                              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

                                30 Mar 2017 13:45  

                                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.

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