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Best Bow in AC Valhalla: The Best and All The Rest With Their Locations and Stats

In addition to combat and character effects, you can also shape up your game’s main character in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla with a bunch of weapons. The game has a bounty-load of weaponry on offer which can be found by exploring the world around you, looking for chests to loot, and buying some from the in-game store or from merchants all around Valhalla.

Of all the weaponry you can own in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, bows remain the most significant and relevant to the assassin’s name as they let you keep your presence once unknown and also strike the enemy from a long way out.

In this post, we’ll explain everything there is to know about Bows in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the kind of damage they do, and how you can own each of them.

AC Valhalla Bow Locations and Full List

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla offers you three categories of Bows that you can own and use to get things done in their own unique ways. Here, we explain the traits and powers of all the bows that are available in these three categories and help you find the best bows of the lot.

Hunter Bow

The most basic bows you can own in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are Hunter Bows as these take a short span to draw and offer a moderate range when aiming. There are a bunch of Hunter Bows that you can own in Valhalla, all available with different traits and at various locations within the map.

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Hunnish Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Wolf
Attack 55
Speed 49
Stun 49
Critical Chance 61
Headshot 57
Weight 15

The Hunnish Bow can be grabbed very early on in the game in one of the main story quests that take place in Norway. It’s essentially the first ranged weapon you can own in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. This is a classic bow that is used most for hunting deer but is significant when battling enemies as well.

Death-Speaker Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Raven
Attack 62
Speed 45
Stun 75
Critical Chance 76
Headshot 64
Weight 11

This Hunter bow from the Raven clan can be bought from a merchant in Repton in the Northumbria region for 360 Silver credits. This bow offers more damage and stuns effect when the enemy is hit and can help you regenerate some health after weak point hits.

Sagittarius Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Wolf
Attack 68
Speed 39
Stun 54
Critical Chance 65
Headshot 70
Weight 15

The Sagittarius Bow comes from the Wolf Tree and is a composite bow that was once used prominently by the Roman legions guarding Hadrian’s Wall. These bows offer you increased speed if you hit your enemy’s weak points for 5 seconds. You can grab this bow from the sewers underneath Jorvik which you can enter through the high tower.

Dreka Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Wolf
Attack 113
Speed 38
Stun 92
Critical Chance 81
Headshot 77
Weight 12

The Dreka Bow is of Wolf tree origin and can be purchased within the in-game store for 350 Helix Points. When you purchase the bow, you get it fully upgraded and the bow inflicts more ranged damage if your character is also heavier.

Arc of Elan Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Wolf
Attack 96
Speed 41
Stun 90
Critical Chance 80
Headshot 81
Weight 13

This Wolf tree originated Bow will be offered to you as a gift from Bristan after you help him with one of the story quests that take place in the Essex Story arc. You can grab this bow when you’re in your room in Ravensthrope’s Long House. The bow offers increased Ability Damage after you shoot your opponents successively.

Predator Bow List

If you wish to shoot your enemy from a long way out, any one of the following Predator Bows should be available at disposal. These arrows are hard to find and deal in more damage as well in addition to its long range of shoot ability.

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Needler Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Wolf
Attack 68
Speed 24
Stun 44
Critical Chance 61
Headshot 72
Weight 19

Needler is a small bow that offers quite an attack and some critical damage. When you shoot an enemy with a Needler onto their head and kill them, it creates a sleep cloud around the body with a cooldown period of 30 seconds. You can get the Needler bow from any merchant trader for 380 silver coins.

Recurve Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Raven
Attack 59
Speed 29
Stun 37
Critical Chance 62
Headshot 70
Weight 17

The Recurve bow originates from the Raven tree and inflicts more damage on the enemy when your character is at full health. Its history dates back to the soldiers of King Eirik of Hordaland. The bow was later found by mercenaries after the king’s defeat at Hafrsfjord. You can now find it at the Haervik Shipyard in Rygjafylke after killing the enemies in the area, getting to an underground room with a chest after climbing down a ladder.

Shadow-Strike Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Raven
Attack 104
Speed 31
Stun 67
Critical Chance 81
Headshot 91
Weight 17

Shadow-Strike in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla can be bought from the in-game store. It’s a bow that can wielded in both left or right hands, and lets you attack opponents effectively.

Longbow Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Wolf
Attack 81
Speed 23
Stun 56
Critical Chance 65
Headshot 76
Weight 19

This Predator Bow is simple, effective, and deadly and is believed to be in the hands of soldiers of past Kingdom of Lindsey. Shooting with this bow at a close-ranged target is followed by a smoke bomb. The Longbow can be found in the Old Lincoln Sewers which you can get to by entering the Roaring Meg’s Spring and then looting an unlocked chest inside a cave.

Petra’s Arc

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Wolf
Attack 120
Speed 23
Stun 107
Critical Chance 90
Headshot 92
Weight 17

Petra’s Arc is considered to be one of the remarkable gifts you may receive in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla as it offers great strength, versatility, and lightness. When you shoot an enemy using this bow, you inflict an increased Critical Damage if your health bar is full, meaning headshots will be extra powerful if you manage to remain on full health.

You can get Petra’s Arc by defeating one of the legendary animals, Aelfred’s Battle-Sow which you can hunt at Tuicca’s Farm in Suthsexe, England. Entering this farm’s fences will trigger a boss fight where you are required to win over the largest bull.

Light Bow List

Light Bows inflict less damage at your opponent but you still benefit from them became they let you draw and shoot arrows faster than other bows.

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Viper Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Raven
Attack 52
Speed 68
Stun 76
Critical Chance 59
Headshot 39
Weight 10

Viper Bow is a Light Bow Weapon that originates in the Raven tree and can by purchased from a merchant at the Tamworth Fortress in Lechestrescire by giving him 500 silver coins. You can use this bow to increase Critical Chance after every consecutive hit for 10 hits maximum.

Skadi’s Wrath Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Bear
Attack 63
Speed 50
Stun 69
Critical Chance 57
Headshot 35
Weight 12

This Light bow is believed to come from the Kingdom of Mercia and can be found inside a chest at the church of Ledecestre in Ledecestrescire. The specialty of this bow is that your critical chance increases after you hit the enemy’s weak points.

Spartan Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Bear
Attack 53
Speed 52
Stun 66
Critical Chance 55
Headshot 30
Weight 12

The Spartan bow is Light Bow of a superior range from the Bear tree that offers increased critical chance temporarily after dodging the enemy. To get the bow, you need to go the game’s main screen, head over to Ubisoft Connect > Rewards and buy the Spartan Bow for 100 Uplay coins.

Iron Cloud Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Raven
Attack 47
Speed 66
Stun 63
Critical Chance 58
Headshot 34
Weight 9

Another superior light bow is the Iron Cloud that gets you increased speed for 5 seconds when you hit the opponent’s weapon points. The Iron Cloud can be found inside a chest in a building at the centre of the city of Lunden which you can only access after collecting keys to two locked doors.

Hunbeorth’s Bow

Weapon Ability Ability Score/Info
Alignment Bear
Attack 75
Speed 52
Stun 87
Critical Chance 63
Headshot 45
Weight 9

Belonging to the Bear Tre, the Hunbeorth’s Bow is believed to be made from the finest ales trees in Lincolnscire and you get it as a gift from Aelfgar when you complete one of the main quests of the story. Using this bow gets you an increased Stun effect for 5 seconds when you hit Weak Points.

Best Bows you can own in AC Valhalla

Bows on their own are a pretty important piece of weaponry in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla but if you want to shortlist the best ones to use to battle enemies and have a fighting chance every time, you should stick to the following ones that we think are the best.

Petra’s Arc Bow

Offering the highest attack among any other bow in the game, Petra’s Arc can inflict an increased Critical Damage if your health bar is full. Headshots with this bow will cause extra damage to the opponent and with such a high Stuff effect, even a single shot from the bow should weaken your enemies. You can get this strongest bow of them all by defeating one of the legendary animals, Aelfred’s Battle-Sow at Tuicca’s Farm in Suthsexe, England.

Shadow-Strike Bow

Here’s another Predator Bow but this time something that originates from the Raven clan. Unlike the one mentioned above, if you’re feeling too lazy to win boss fights or explore the map, you can still get you hands on a remarkable bow by simply buying it from the In-game store. Like Petra’s Arc, the Shadow-Strike also offers high attack properties but with a slightly lower stun effect than its Wolf-aligned counterpart.

Arc of Elan Bow

This bow is one of the best Hunter Bows you can draw your arrows with as it provides you with high-level attacking and Stun effect. The Arc of Elan Bow can be perfect for damaging the opponent’s health with headshot skills and gives you increased Ability Damage if shooting at the enemy successively. This bow is offered to you as a gift from Bristanafter you help him with one of the story quests that take place in Essexe.

Hunbeorth’s Bow

Light bows might not be something that you may prefer as they inflict less damage at your opponent but the Hunbeorth’s Bow stands out from the rest. This bow lets you draw and shoot arrows faster but at the same time, its attack and stun properties are equally high thus making it an all-rounder in terms of speed and fighting prowess. Like other high-level weapons, the Hunbeorth’s Bow also can only be earned after completing one of the main story quests in the game as a gift from Aelfgar in Lincolnscire.

How to use a Bow in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Using a Bow and Arrow is a pretty easy affair in Assassins Creed Valhalla and it doesn’t need you to learn a lot before you get on with it.

If you’re playing the game on an console, you can press LT or L2 keys to aim an arrow at the enemy. Once you’ve pointed the arrow on to the enemy’s head or body, you can press RT or R2 keys on your controller to shoot the arrow.

You should know that, at any point during the game, aiming your arrows at the enemy’s head will inflict more damage to them, kill them faster or stun them to more extent than shooting one to their body.

If you’re playing Assassins Creed Valhalla on your PC, the default controls on the PC let you aim by pressing and holding the Right mouse button and firing the bow with the Left mouse button.

How to get more arrows in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Unlike Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you cannot craft arrows using raw materials in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. So, if you run out of them inside the game, there are only two ways to get more arrows in your quiver.

The first way to buy arrows for different bows – light, hunting, and predator from merchants all around Valhalla. Each of these arrows will be available for different prices and offer different damage properties.

The second and the more affordable way of getting more arrows is to loot chests and dead bodies whenever you can inside the game. Search for cylindrical vessels containing arrows inside towers and camps to get a constant supply of arrows.

How to carry more arrows in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

While you can loot as many arrows as you can in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. the only possible way that you can store extra arrows is by upgrading your Quiver from time to time. You can upgrade your Quiver by going to the Inventory Menu inside the game but in order to upgrade, you need to collect Leather and Iron Ore.

What do you think about the Bows that are available to you in Assassin’s Creed Valhalla? Which one would you most-likely use throughout the game?

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