For the Dark Souls variant, see Short Bow.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Short Bow (Dark Souls III).

The Short Bow is a bow in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

The type of small bow used by hunters in training. Equip arrows to use.
Equip up to two types of arrows to give yourself immediate options in battle. Use arrows to hit enemies from afar to gain the upper hand by drawing first blood.


  • Starting equipment for the Bandit class.
  • One is located inside Blacksmith Lenigrast's shop after you unlock it in Majula.
  • A +1 Lighting version of the bow can be looted from a corpse just before the Eygil's Idol bonfire in Iron Keep.
  • Semi-common drop from the Rogues in Huntsman's Copse.


  • Bows can be used for attracting small amounts of enemies to the player instead of a larger amount, which would likely be attracted instead should the player rely upon the enemies sight to aggro. However, the player should be cautious when using this method, as arrows may still attract an enemy's attention, even if it does not hit them.
Bell Keeper BowBow of WantComposite BowDragonrider BowHunter's Blackbow
Long BowSea BowShort Bow
Stub Icon