Harp Bow

harp bow light bow weapon elden ring wiki guide 200px
attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 62
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
Rng 29
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy -
Mag -
Fire -
Ligt -
Holy -
Boost -

attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Dex E
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 9
Dex 9
Light Bow Light Bows
Barrage FP - (2 2)
Wgt. 2 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Harp Bow is a Light Bow in Elden Ring. The Harp Bow scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for Archer Builds. 

 

Bow fashioned from a minstrel's harp. Sonorous tones still resound when firing arrows.

Troubadours sing tales of champions, both in the honorable service of the Erdtree, and the one who spurns honor for blasphemy.

 

Where to Find Harp Bow in Elden Ring

The Harp Bow weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Harp Bow Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Barrage
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Harp Bow can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Has the lowest stat requirements and weight of any bow, but is fairly weak, particularly for such a late-game item.
  • The bow makes a harp note sound when firing.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 200
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Harp Bow

  • Videos for the Harp Bow Coming Soon

 

Harp Bow Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones

This upgrade can't be enchanted with Magic nor boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Harp Bow Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 62 - - - - 20 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +1 70 - - - - 22 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +2 79 - - - - 24 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +3 88 - - - - 26 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +4 97 - - - - 28 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +5 106 - - - - 30 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +6 115 - - - - 32 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +7 124 - - - - 34 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +8 133 - - - - 36 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +9 142 - - - - 38 E D - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +10 151 - - - - 40 E D - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 




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    • I wish this was more than a joke item. I feel like this would've needed something more special than playing notes when fired. Maybe something like get a small but unique buff dependant on the type of arrow you are using. Nothing too crazy. Maybe a slight damage buff with idk fire arrows, slight defense buff with holy arrows.. Something like that. So we could actually play as a real fantasy rpg bard class.

      • Anonymous

        Harps are very heavy string instruments, but somehow this is the lightest bow. The kriegmesser doesn't even remotely resemble a messer and the shamshir looks nothing like a real shamshir. It makes me wonder if FromSoft even looks at images of the real-life weapons they put in their games. Video game logic is always nonsensical I guess.

        • Am I going to be the one to tell all you guys that the description for finding this item is non existent.. we get the location of the painting instead. -.-

          • Consdering you can get this to +9 long before you could get any of the others to plus +24. This acutally is the best Light Bow for most of the game if you rush to get it.

            • Anonymous

              Elden Ring music band playthrough here we go: Harp bow, Envoy's Greathorn, bastard's stars and something with roar ash of war.

              • Anonymous

                This bow also makes no sound when shooting while crouching.... at first I thought it was not worth my time but slowly has turned into one of my favorites. If only the range was a bit better.

                • They should have made this thing use basic titanite- Er- Smithing stones. Not being able to infuse it really sucks especially since it has no special weapon art- um- ash of war.

                  • Anonymous

                    Remember: this is a light bow. Its moveset is godly.
                    I find in Elden Ring the best weapons are not the numbers they boast but the actual reliability of the moveset.

                    • Anonymous

                      Since the damage with the Light Bows are almost similar across the board, I say this is the best one just because it's the most unique.

                      Sure, technically the lowest damage...but not by much since all of them sacrifice damage for mobility and horseback usability.

                      • Anonymous

                        Its wrongfully listed as a smithing stone bow.
                        was hoping to keep it as my +25 shortbow but then i got it and its actually a somber bow so I guess i'll use it instead of blackbow because i find it funny when it does the harp noises

                        • Anonymous

                          While this is arguably worse than Misbegotten and Black Bow for bossing and even general play, it still has a use. You can rush the harp bow on a fresh NG before even fighting a single boss with the Dectus Lift. It is after all a unique weapon (and shortbow) that requires only somberings to upgrade.

                          You can pretty much upgrade that thing to +6 (or even +9/I would save 7-9 for Black Bow) right off the bat. At +6 with no attributes it would take a +13/14 Misbegotten Shortbow @30 strength to beat it. +13 is already needs lvl 5 smithing stones and takes a decent bit of playtime and exploring to reach.

                          With that +6 Harp Bow and only vigor and endurance you can now steamroll Godrick, Renalla, Radahn and progress into Leyendell to get the Black Bow.

                          • Anonymous

                            imagine if the WA makes you play music and give you and allies around you a buff. kinda like commander's banner. No because that'd be too much fun

                            • Anonymous

                              imagine if the WA makes you play music and give you and allies around you a buff. kinda like commander's banner. No because that'd be too much fun

                              • Anonymous

                                Uh... At least it makes harp sounds. Smh.
                                Why make it so weak and without an ash of war, if its so unique and so hard to find?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Really seems like a missed opportunity to not have it cast an incantation or just have some kind of unique skill.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I think the benefit of this bow is that it needs somber stones, so like 1/4th the cost of upgrading to +9/10 vs +24/25?

                                    • Anonymous

                                      As of the 1.03 patch (3/17/22) the Harp Bow now strums notes whenever firing arrows. A neat detail at least?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        is this missable? looked for it during the ashen capital. found the painting, but no spirit in front of it...

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Closest bonfire is rampartside path, south from woodfolk ruin. Looking west you should see the statue in the painting you need beforehand.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm really hoping a few of these items get updated, I.E. you can get the through and through greatbow skill but...cannot apply it to anything since all ashes available great bows already have it and can't use anything else.

                                            Maybe this one can get a skill. I'm dedicated to it for my bard and its still fine, honestly not even that bad for applications of poisons/bleeds since its the lightest bow and that is a plus, but man I wish it had something special.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Has anybody checked to this bow with Trina's Arrows? It feels like something that would increase sleep potency just going by game logic and their propensity to make music items cause sleep.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It seems that all special (somber) ranged weapons do not have any special weapon art, except Radahn's great bow, I suppose. This is quite unpleasant, as most somber melee weapons have fancy special weapon art. The special ranged weapons do not get these, and they cannot replace their weapon arts as well. Kind of a pity, as some of the ranged weapons look fashionable, though.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Not finished upgrading, but currently:
                                                  Harp Bow +0 - 62 E/E
                                                  Harp Bow + 1 - 70 E/E
                                                  Harp Bow +2 - 79 E/E
                                                  Harp Bow +3 - 88 E/E
                                                  Harp Bow +4 - 97 E/E
                                                  Harp Bow +5 - 106 E/E
                                                  Note scaling is improving, significantly in fact within that 'E/E' as in right now it seems to have higher scaling for my stats than my shortbow at +8. I'm wondering if it turns decent as it goes, but its great cosplay, it is very light however.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Why does this exist? It has worse scaling and base damage than the shortbow you can start the game with or buy from the first merchant. I guess it's the lightest bow, but only by 0.5 weight.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Currently have this at +9, at some point during the upgrade path the Dex scaling upgraded from E to D.

                                                      Kind of disappointed that the Harp Bow is basically just a skin for the basic Shortbow, but I love the design so much I’ve been sticking with it. It still gets the job done, considering how fast Light Bows can shoot using the jump attack into dash attack combo. Great for applying Poison and Bleed arrows, and the damage adds up quickly despite the low numbers per shot.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        From the description I thought it would have played music when using it's ash of war but sadly that isn't the case.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If anyone is looking for this while info is still scarce, the location is on a hill near the big statue (a spirit in a chair will point to the statue and drop it). On the road South of the Eastern Minor Erdtree in Altus Plateau. The weapon is Special, so it uses Somber Smithing Stones to level up. The skill is "Barrage", which lets you draw and fire arrows at a fast rate. Hope it helps!

                                                          • Well... can't help but feel incredibly disappointed. Could have given it a unique ash of war since it's a literal harp but nope, just another shortbow. Scaling on it is terrible too, I was really looking forward to finding and using this.

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