Short bow

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Short bow
ShortBow.png
Japanese ショートボウ
Old localizations None
Found in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
Buy for various, see article
Sell for various, see article
Effect None

The short bow is a recurring weapon in the Dragon Quest franchise. It is a very simple pull-string, almost always the weakest bow in the games it appears in.

Appearances[edit]

Dragon Quest VIII[edit]

The short bow has an attack bonus of +23. They can be bought in Ascantha for 750 gold or sold for 375 gold. It can also be obtained as a rare drop from Bodkin bowyers.

Dragon Quest IX[edit]

The short bow has an attack bonus of +20 and a one star rarity. They are described as "A beginner's bow that's easy on the purse and the pectorals." They can be bought in Porth Llaffan for 1,150 gold or sold for 575 gold. Armamentalists, Sages, and Rangers can equip them. They are also needed in the alchemy recipe to make longbows.

Dragon Quest Heroes[edit]

Short bows have an attack bonus of +20. They can be bought for 970 gold and sold for 480 gold. They are described as "A basic bow for aspiring archers." Bianca is the only character who can equip short bows.

Dragon Quest Heroes II[edit]

The short bow has an attack bonus of +18. They can be bought for 480 gold.