Best Places to Find a Bow – Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

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If you’re playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, then you already know you’re going to need bows to combat enemies that are out of reach. However, bows in this game don’t last long, meaning they can be hard to come by. In this guide, we’ll tell you where to find the best bows in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

The Best Places to Find a Bow in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

When looking for a bow in Hyrule, there are several factors to consider, such as its durability and attack power. While bows are scattered throughout the game, not all of them are worth picking up.

Because the best place to get a bow depends on your current needs, we’ll cover several recommendations. Even the best bows in the game aren’t very durable, so you’ll want to find a few more as you progress. Below are some of our top locations to check for bows throughout the campaign.

Totk Bows Hunting Bokoblins Near Lookout Landing

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Early in the game, your best bet for a bow is to head to Lookout Landing where you’ll find enemy camps populated by a few Bokoblins and sometimes a larger enemy. You’ll find that there’s typically a lookout that carries a bow.

Killing Bokoblin lookouts will typically cause them to drop the Boko Bow. If you’re lucky, you may find one of the more powerful blue or black variants. The Spiked Boko Bow comes with an attack rating of 12 and could potentially offer the Quick Shot ability. If you’re careful, you can sneak up to enemy camps (especially at night with a campfire) and sometimes find weapons resting against logs or rocks.

Totk Bows Steel Lizal Bow

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If you’ve made it farther into Hyrule, then you’ll come across more powerful enemies that carry better equipment. Once you find and acquire the Flamebreaker armor, start hunting for the Lizal enemies around the Death Mountain and Deep Akkala regions. These enemies tend to drop powerful and durable bows, including the Steel Lizal Bow. It’s one of our favorite standard bows in the game. One tip to remember is that enemy equipment is at its best around the time of a Blood Moon.

Totk Bows Demon Kings Bow

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If you want unique bows found nowhere else in the game, then you’ll need to take down mini-bosses. Phantom Ganon is one such enemy that drops the powerful Demon King’s Bow. If you know how to defeat Phantom Ganon, you may be able to keep farming that weapon by visiting locations where he can be found. Other notable bows include the Lynel Bow, which has a handy spread shot and is dropped by Lynel.

If all else fails, you can turn to treasure chests found in shrines, Depths, and ruins throughout the game. However, we’ve found that most of our own bows come from raiding enemy camps or while we’re out gathering materials.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for purchase from the Nintendo Store.