Shortbow

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 65
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 8
Dex 10
Light Bows None
Barrage FP - ( 2 2)
Wgt. 2.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Shortbow is a Light Bow in Elden Ring. The Shortbow scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity is a good Weapon for those wishing to do damage at range, but not wanting to use Magic Spells

Shortbow is not a great bow, but it's low requirements make it a suitable for melee builds, as some enemies are very awkward to fight with melee weapons, but aren't deadly enough against players to consider changing a build or using a lot of room in your inventory to carry a heavy bow. 

 

Small bow made to fire arrows over great distances. Other than its ability to fire off arrows in rapid succession, it is also well-suited for use on horseback.

To use a bow, arrows must also be equipped.

 

Where to Find Shortbow in Elden Ring

The Shortbow weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Shortbow Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: Barrage
  • This weapon can be infused with Ashes of War 
  •  It cannot be buffed with Magic and Consumables
  • The Shortbow can be upgraded by using Smithing Stones
  • Sell Value: runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 100 Runes
  • Base drop rate is 2% (at 100 Discovery).
  • One advantage this has over something like the longbow is that you can fire arrows while galloping. Very useful for hunting animals.
  • Probably you cheapest and easiest option if all you want to do is apply buildup with arrows
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Shortbow

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Archer Written Guide

 

Shortbow Upgrades in Elden Ring

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

Requires regular reinforcement with Smithing Stone [1]Smithing Stone [2]Smithing Stone [3]Smithing Stone [4]Smithing Stone [5]Smithing Stone [6]Smithing Stone [7]Smithing Stone [8], and Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

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

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Shortbow Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 65 - - - - 20 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +1 68 - - - - 20 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +2 72 - - - - 21 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +3 76 - - - - 22 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +4 80 - - - - 23 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +5 83 - - - - 24 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +6 87 - - - - 24 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +7 91 - - - - 25 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +8 95 - - - - 26 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +9 98 - - - - 27 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +10 102 - - - - 28 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +11 106 - - - - 28 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +12 110 - - - - 29 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +13 114 - - - - 30 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +14 117 - - - - 31 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +15 121 - - - - 32 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +16 125 - - - - 32 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +17 129 - - - - 33 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +18 132 - - - - 34 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +19 136 - - - - 35 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +20 140 - - - - 36 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +21 144 - - - - 36 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +22 147 - - - - 37 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +23 151 - - - - 38 E E - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +24 155 - - - - 39 D D - - - - - - - - - - -
Standard +25 159 - - - - 40 D D - - - - - - - - - - -

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      This page makes light bows sound like they are inferior without giving the full picture. They have a better moveset to all the other bows apart from the black bow but that is not available until you have access to Leyndell royal capital. They have a jump shot, a back-step shot and can quickly let off an arrow straight out of a dodge-roll. Shortbows can take the 'barrage' and 'rain of arrows' AoW both make it very easy to proc status effects. They are not going to knock Omen flat on their arse like a greatbow but that does not mean the light bows are not great bows.

      • Anonymous

        Amazingly versatile piece of kit for a strength build. Pulls enemies, applies status effects, explodes barrels, kills pesky critters and fires rapidly on horseback and on foot. 10/10 Would pew again.

        • Anonymous

          Even at 80 strength 18 dex and two-handed, the classic Shortbow, which have a better strength scaling (25.5 str 25.5 dex scaling) have less damage than the Composite Bow (22.5 str 45 dex scaling). Then there's the Misbegotten Shortbow that have around 14% more damage (not counting arrows) but the range start to be too low.

          • Anonymous

            Why is it that you can't apply ashes of war to this but you can apply ashes of war to a Composite Bow? That's utter BS, FROM.

            • Anonymous

              One advantage this has over something like the longbow is that you can fire arrows while galloping. Kinda fun hunting animals like that

              • Anonymous

                One advantage this has over something like the longbow is that you can fire arrows while galloping. Kinda fun hunting animals like that

                • Anonymous

                  i long for the DS2 days when even a shortbow did good damage. this is just tool for sleep arrows, nothing else.

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