With 24 bows available in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it’s important that you equip yourself with the best bows available to you in Link’s open-air adventure to defend against marauding enemies.
In helping you to discover those with the most powerful base attack power, we have run through the top five strongest bows in the Nintendo Switch and Wii U exclusive.
1. Royal Guard’s Bow
Attack Power: 50
This prototype Sheikah-made bow was designed to fight the Great Calamity. Made with ancient technology, it boasts a high rate of fire and firepower but has low durability.
2. Ancient Bow
Attack Power: 44
This bow is the result of Robbie’s research. Ancient Sheikah technology affords it heightened functionality. Arrows fired from it travel in a perfectly straight line.
Akkala Ancient Tech Lab
3. Royal Bow
Attack Power: 38
In the past, the king of Hyrule presented this bow to only the most talented archers in the land. Its combat capabilities are as impressive as its extravagant design.
Tabantha Frontier and Hebra Mountains
4. Steel Lizal Bow
Attack Power: 36
This bow is wielded by Lizalfos who are expert marksmen. The metal that reinforces much of the weapon adds some additional weight but offers heightened durability.
Hebra Mountains and Akkala Highlands
5. Savage Lynel Bow
Attack Power: 32
Multiple Arrows: 3
This Lynel bow is made from a special steel found at the peak of Death Mountain. It has tremendous stopping power and can pierce thick armour as easily as thin paper.
Dropped by white-maned Lynels and silver Lynels in Hebra Mountains and Hyrule Field