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Ammunition are items in Dark Souls. They can be fired with Bows and Crossbows.

General InformationEdit

Arrows and bolts must first be equipped from the inventory before they can be fired. Players can select up to two arrow types and two bolt type to switch between. To switch through equipped arrows, and bolts, press L2/R2 or right-click while having a bow or crossbow at the ready. Arrows may only be fired by bows, while bolts can only be fired by crossbows. Placing arrows or bolts in the left equip slots will cause a quiver or bolt quiver to appear on the player's hip respectively. Having the right slot filled but the left slot empty will not cause any quivers to appear.

Nearly all ammunition deal the Thrust damage type, the exception being Moonlight Arrows, which deal only Magic Damage. Each have an innate damage value that is added on to the damage value of the bow or crossbow that fires them. Some ammunition can also deal elemental damage in addition to Thrust, and the Poison Arrow possesses the poison auxiliary effect. Each ammunition has its own range value, which serve to increase or decrease the effective range of the weapon. Ammunition cannot be upgraded, unlike weapons and armor.


Arrows are used as ammunition for Bows, excluding the two Greatbows.

Arrow Damage Type Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Dmg crit
Feather arrow
Feather Arrow
Thrust 50 0 0 0 100
Fire arrow
Fire Arrow
35 0 50 0 100
Large arrow
Large Arrow
Thrust 60 0 0 0 100
Moonlight arrow
Moonlight Arrow
Magic 0 80 0 0 100
Poison arrow
Poison Arrow
Def res poi
42 0 0 0 100
Standard Arrow
Standard Arrow
Thrust 45 0 0 0 100
Wooden arrow (1)
Wooden Arrow
Thrust 35 0 0 0 100

Great ArrowsEdit

Great Arrows are used as ammunition for the two Greatbows, the Dragonslayer Greatbow and Gough's Greatbow.

Great Arrow Damage Type Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Dmg crit
Dragonslayer arrow
Dragonslayer Arrow
Thrust 100 0 0 0 100
Gough's Great Arrow
Gough's Great Arrow
Thrust 105 0 0 0 100


Bolts are used as ammunition for Crossbows.

Bolt Damage Type Dmg phy Dmg mag Dmg fire Dmg lght Dmg crit
Heavy bolt
Heavy Bolt
Thrust 64 0 0 0 100
Lightning bolt
Lightning Bolt
38 0 0 78 100
Sniper bolt
Sniper Bolt
Thrust 53 0 0 0 100
Standard bolt
Standard Bolt
Thrust 48 0 0 0 100
Wood bolt
Wood Bolt
Thrust 38 0 0 0 100

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