Great bow

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Great bow
Japanese ビッグボウガン
Romaji biggu bougan
Old localizations Bow gun
Big bowgun
Found in Dragon Quest V
Dragon Quest VI
Dragon Quest VII
Dragon Quest VIII
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Quest Heroes
Effect None

The Great Bow 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.


Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride[edit]

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

Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation[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: Journey of the Cursed King[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: Sentinels of the Starry Skies[edit]

DQIX Great bow.png  Great bow
Rarity ★★☆☆☆
Attack +99
Equipable by Armamentalists, Rangers, Sages, Omnivocational Bowmaster
Found Sold in Upover
Class Bow
Buy Price 31,500
Sell Price 15,750
Flavor text A big bow built to fire brawny bolts.
Notes Upgrades into the Purblind bow when combined with Mystifying mixture x 1 & Enchanted stone x 3

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree's Woe and the Blight Below[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.