- Main article: Weapon Types (Dark Souls III)
Greatbows are a type of weapon in Dark Souls III. They are larger, have longer range and higher requirements than normal bows. Special Great Arrows are required to fire greatbows. Similar to the effect of the player being struck by a great arrow from the Silver Knights in Anor Londo, enemies and hostile phantoms hit by the projectile of this weapon will be knocked down.
Greatbows can be equipped in either the left or right hand weapon slots. Because the player is required to hold the greatbow with both hands to fire, the Strength requirement can be circumvented. All greatbows have a "zoom" feature that allows the player to get a closer look at their aim point. Range can also be increased by equipping the Hawk Ring.