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[Топ 5] Elden Ring’s Best Bow Rankings (and How to Get Them)


[Топ 5] Elden Ring’s Best Bow Rankings (and How to Get Them)

Bow builds are often ridiculed and not taken seriously, especially when it comes to PvP. That all changed in Dark Souls 1 when people started emulating the dastardly Silver Knights in Anor Londo and using their longbows to push people off ledges. Not only is it fun, but it’s also a great example of how creative players can express themselves with certain types of weapons.

And now, a generation later, Dark Souls 3, and then Elden Ring, made Greatbows even better. In fact, one of them could be a game changer just by existing. This list helps to illustrate a few longbows in the game and how useful they can be in a casual playthrough. Hopefully by the end you can convince yourself to try one of them.

5. Jar Cannon

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Deal devastating damage to enemies from a distance

Wait, what?! What is Jar Cannon doing here? This is a question you can ask yourself. But I can’t help but mention my favorite ranged weapon in the game on the list of ranged weapons. While not necessarily a Greatbow, the ballistae are very difficult to distinguish anyway, so I decided to include them. But don’t worry, I’ll leave it at the lowest level, just so I can cover it.

Jar Cannon is unique in that it doesn’t scale with anything. It is a weapon of absolute destruction and determination that does not need to be held by the hand. Obviously, it has an incredibly slow reload speed, which requires players to be aware of their positioning in advance. While dealing raw damage, you can upgrade it with various buffs and the like, making it the weapon that most people who leave their games are afraid of.

Item stats:

  • STR – 34
  • DEX – 12

What makes Jar Cannon stand out:

  • HUGE damage
  • BOOM goes to the bank
  • DESTRUCTIVE RANGE

How to get Jar Cannon:

4. Longbow

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Let’s start with the simplest

Let me start with the obvious clear advantage that all large and some bows have. Did you know that you can use a two-handed weapon and use it effectively even if you don’t meet its exact stat requirements? This is because for any Force weapon, if you have 2/3 of their Strength requirements, you can dual-wield them without any negatives. And… all bows are two-handed… you know what I’m getting at?

This immediately means that even if you lack the proper investment in features, you can start using Greatbows much sooner than intended. Obviously you’ll want to catch up eventually, but it’s good to know, at least for the early game.

The longbow benefits from this and is one of the simplest longbows, highlighting the potential that this type of weapon has. You want to find a good Ashes of War and start unleashing hell on your enemies. One of the funniest facts about any bow build is the types of arrows, and there are a lot of them in this game. Have fun exploring and seeing what you like the most.

Item stats:

  • STR – 20 (D)
  • LVK – 20 (D)

What makes Greatbow different:

  • A large assortment
  • Respectable Damage
  • With Rain of Arrows Ash of War, you are now an orbital air strike machine.

How to get Greatbow:

3. Golem longbow

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Golem longbows can drop from any archer golem.

Unlike Greatbow, Golem Greatbow doesn’t benefit as much from Agility, which means you can focus entirely on Strength, which is always good for those who can’t risk diversifying their stats a lot. While this Greatbow may weigh more than other Greatbows, it has the most damage at its highest upgraded level, which means it’s your choice if you’re looking for maximum damage output.

Golem Longbow is a random drop from Archer Golems that you may or may not need to farm depending on your luck. Hopefully you can get it in Morne Castle as it’s a really great weapon and you definitely want to use it in the early game as much as possible. The only downside is that it scales from the Somber Smithing Stones.

Item stats:

  • STR – 24 (D)
  • DEX – 18 (E)

What makes the Golem longbow different:

  • Highest damage of all longbows
  • Farmer’s
  • Capable of surpassing other Greatbows

How to get the Great Bow of the Golem:

2. Longbow Erdtree

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This Greatbow right before your eyes

FromSoftware loves to hide things near you. This longbow can be found very early on, but it’s unlikely that most players start with the Stone Sword Key and almost no one ever returns to this area, meaning that many players usually skip this weapon. Too bad, because it’s a great weapon. It has faith scaling which means you can easily associate it with your faith. But more than that, it deals Holy damage, which is always nice.

The longbow comes with a set of large golden arrows. They deal 20% more damage when equipped with Erdtree’s Longbow. This means that if you are going to get this weapon, you can dedicate yourself to becoming a holy ranger.

Item stats:

  • STR – 20 (E)
  • DEX – 14 (E)
  • FTH-14 (D)

What excels Erdtree Greatbow:

  • Deals holy damage
  • 20% more damage with Golden Greater Arrows
  • Suitable for STR/FTH builds

How to get Eardtree’s Greatbow:

1. Longbow of a lion

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Chad Radan wins again

The Greatbow of the Lion is perhaps the most difficult Greatbow to obtain, as you need to defeat the most powerful Radan to get it. Possibly my favorite longbow in the game, the lion longbow has a unique war ash that can destroy everything in your path. By using Radan’s Rain, you can fill all areas with arrows.

For maximum potential, use Radan’s Spears as Great Arrows, as this weapon deals 20% more damage with them. Oddly enough, this weapon is very useful against Radan himself, which makes your encounter with him in NG+ quite fun. The ashes of war are devastating against any enemy foolish enough to stay in one place for a while.

Item stats:

  • STR – 22 (D)
  • DEX – 18 (D)

What makes Lion Greatbow different:

  • Shatters HP to pieces with the unique Ashes of War.
  • 20% more damage with Radan’s spears
  • Excellent augmented reality

How to get the Great Lion Bow:

And these are the top 5 two-handed bows in Elden Ring. I hope this guide will help you figure out which one you want. I’d like to preface that I’m a bit disappointed by the sheer lack of variety that comes with Greatbows and hope the DLC can fix that. After all, Elden Ring has a huge amount of weapons. Find the one that suits you best and let you have fun!


[Топ 5] Elden Ring’s Best Bow Rankings (and How to Get Them)

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