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Bows are weapons that can only be equipped by Viola.
(Bold indicates a weapon considered by the game to be an "ultimate weapon.")

Bows
Japanese Name English Name Attack Effect Obtained Price Description
Worn Bow ATK +30 Initially equipped A bow that was found in storage. It needs a new string.
Rapid Fire ATK +40 (Xbox 360), ATK +35 (PS3) Chest in Fort Fermata, Shop in Forte City 280 Longbow that exceeds at quick firing. Forestalls the battle.
Reed Bow ATK +47 Chest on Glissando Cliffs A simple bow made of reed. Easy to aim, but not very powerful.
Swallow Shooter ATK +59 (Xbox 360), ATK +55 (PS3) Increases movement speed in battle Chest in Adagio Swamp A very beautiful bow that leaves many speechless.
Windblow ATK +68 (Xbox 360), ATK +62 (PS3) Chest in Woodblock Groves - North A bow that shoots arrows so fast they cannot be seen by the naked eye.
Monkey Bow ATK +77 Shop in Andante 800 A bow used to frighten away mountain monkeys.
Thunder Stir ATK +80 Increases movement speed in battle, Shining Body (PS3) Dropped by Death Crow Bow used by the imperial guards to kill a chimera.
Double Crescent ATK +84 Shop in Baroque City, second visit 1400 Synthetic bow made up of metal parts.
Imperial Guard (Xbox 360) / Imperial Bow (PS3) ATK +91 Increases EXP by 5% for all in active party (Xbox 360), Burst (PS3) Chest in Aria Temple Mutsunokami's bow. It protected a prince when he plucked its string.
Elven Sight ATK +109 (Xbox 360), ATK +100 (PS3) Shop in Baroque City, third visit 1350 A magic bow with perfect aim that was created by an elf.
Artemis's Bow ATK +116 (Xbox 360), ATK +110 (PS3) Increases movement speed in battle (Xbox 360) Merchant on Mt. Rock 2100 Bow that belongs to the goddess Artemis. It shot her lover Orion.
Lugh Lamhfhada ATK +150 Shop in Elegy of the Moon 2500 Weapon that hungers for the blood of Lugh the Long Hand.
Titania's Bow ATK +178 Chest in Mysterious Unison - Basement Level 1 Bow belonging to Titania, Queen of the Faeries.

Religious, mythological and cultural referencesEdit

  • Thunder Stir - "Bow used by the imperial guards to kill a chimera." - A chimera was a monstrous beast appearing in Greek mythology that combined the parts of a lion, a serpent and a goat.[1]
  • Imperial Guard / Imperial Bow - "Mutsunokami's bow. It protected a prince when he plucked its string." - Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki (陸奥守吉行, 1650-1710) was a Japanese swordsmith born in Mutsu Province. His blade was made famous after Sakamoto Ryōma was assassinated and died carrying his favorite blade forged by Yoshiyuki.[2]
  • Elven Sight - "A magic bow with perfect aim that was created by an elf." - Elves are creatures that appear in many fantasy fiction stories and originated in Old English and Old Norse folklore.[3]
  • Artemis's Bow - "Bow that belongs to the goddess Arteis. It shot her lover Orion."- Artemis was a Greek deity and the goddess of the hunt, amongst other areas. Orion was her hunting companion and in some versions of Artemis's story, he is killed by her.[4]
  • Lugh Lamhfhada - "Weapon that hungers for the blood of the Lugh the Long Hand." - In Irish mythology, Lugh (modern Irish: Lú) was known as the "Long Hand" for his skill with a spear or sling. He instituted an event similar to the Olympic games.[5]
  • Titania's Bow - "Bow belonging to Titania - Queen of the Faeries" - In William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, Titania was queen of the faeries.[6]

Notes and referencesEdit

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