Great bow

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Great bow
GreatBow.png
Japanese ビッグボウガン
Old localizations Bow gun
Big bowgun
Found in Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect None

The Great Bow, known as the big bowgun in Japanese, is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. The weapon was depicted as a colossal crossbow in past games, but as of VIII the great bow has since been redesigned as a traditional longbow.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest V[edit]

The Great bow has an attack bonus of +100. It can be purchased in Precaria for 37,000 gold. Sancho can equip it, along with assorted monsters.

Dragon Quest VI[edit]

Great bows can be bought in Greedmore Valley for 37,000 gold and sold for 27,750 gold. They have attack bonuses of +110 and Style bonuses of +25. Great bows can also be upgraded for 20,000 gold to have an increased Style bonus of +65. Once the bow has been upgraded, it will sell for 31,500 gold. Carver, Terry, and Goowain can equip them.

Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past[edit]

The great bow has an attack bonus of +110 and a style bonus of +25. It can be purchased for 37,000 gold but only from the Premium Bazaar final evolution of the Immigrant Town in the original Sony PlayStation version of the game and can be sold for 18,500 gold. The Hero and Aishe can equip it, as well as Kiefer, but it is not possible through normal means to obtain one early enough in the game.

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The great bow has an attack bonus of +95 and can only be equipped by Angelo. It can be purchased for 28,000 gold in Tryan Gully and sold for 14,000 gold. The great bow can also be used to make the Odin's bow, the strongest bow in the game, by combining it with Cheiron's bow and Eros' bow in the Alchemy Pot.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

DQIX Great bow.png  Great bow
Attack +99
Found Buy in Upover.
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Equipable by Armamentalist, Ranger, Sage, Omnivocational Bowmaster
Class Bow
Buy Price 31,500
Sell Price 15,750
Flavor text A big bow built to fire brawny bolts.
Notes Upgrades to Purblind bow.

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

The great bow has an attack bonus of +95 and a defence bonus of +25. It can be purchased for 28,000 gold, sold for 14,000 gold, and can only be equipped by Bianca. It can only be purchased in the postgame.

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