Bodkin bloodbow

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The Bodkin bloodbow is the latest member of the Bodkin family, introduced in the tenth game.


The bloodbow is the most deadly of the archers, eschewing the camouflage tones of its brethren for bolder colors to flaunt its skill. In combat, they wield longbows as opposed to the shortbows of their comrades.


Dragon Quest X[edit]

Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy's End[edit]

Bodkin bloodbow (レッドアーチャー Reddo āchā)DQHII Logo.png
Model Experience Gold Marked Version?
Bodkin bloodbow DQH2.png 271 59g Yes
List No. 124
Field Notes Wearing crimson cowls and wielding golden bows, these bodkin bowmasters turn their prey into pincushions. Some say their scarlet snoods are dyed with the blood of their enemies, while others insist it's just beetroot.
Location(s) The Darkwood
Item(s) Dropped Royal ruby
Red eye


The bloodbow's red robes are possibly a reference to the Red Cap, a breed of murderous goblin hailing from the folklore of Yorkshire, England. The ferocious fey is said to kill sleeping travelers in their sleep and dye his hat in their blood, giving him his name.

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