For other uses, see Bow.

A bow is a flexible, bent, or curved ranged weapon, strung taut from end to end with a string. Arrows are shot after being nocked on the string and pulled back. Effectiveness in using a bow is governed by the Marksman skill in Morrowind and Oblivion, and the Archery skill in Skyrim. The longer the fire button/key is held, the more power will be put into the shot. The shot is at full power when the bow stops creaking. Arrows are under great influence by gravity, especially under-powered or long distance shots.

Bows will often require repairs. Bows can be repaired using repair hammers, or they can be taken to an NPC who performs repair services. Any vendor of weapons or armor will perform repairs for a fee.

Oblivion ElvenBow.png
Weapon Item ID Base Value Weight Max. Damage Health
Dremora Light Bow 000872A9 6 Gold 22 WeightIcon.png 8 DamageIcon.png 60 Health-icon.png
Rusty Iron Bow 00047ACA 10 Gold 8 WeightIcon.png 8 DamageIcon.png 90 Health-icon.png
Iron Bow 00025231 11 Gold 8 WeightIcon.png 8 DamageIcon.png 112 Health-icon.png
Fine Iron Bow 0003A860 22 Gold 7.2 WeightIcon.png 9 DamageIcon.png 123 Health-icon.png
Steel Bow 000229B7 30 Gold 10 WeightIcon.png 9 DamageIcon.png 144 Health-icon.png
Dremora Bow 000872AA 28 Gold 22 WeightIcon.png 10 DamageIcon.png 80 Health-icon.png
Silver Bow 00025227 55 Gold 12 WeightIcon.png 10 DamageIcon.png 180 Health-icon.png
Fine Steel Bow 0003A857 60 Gold 9 WeightIcon.png 10 DamageIcon.png 158 Health-icon.png
Black Bow 000908AD 70 Gold 8 WeightIcon.png 10 DamageIcon.png 200 Health-icon.png
Dwarven Bow 00035DCE 155 Gold 14 WeightIcon.png 12 DamageIcon.png 240 Health-icon.png
Dremora Heavy Bow 000872AB 180 Gold 22 WeightIcon.png 14 DamageIcon.png 240 Health-icon.png
Elven Bow 000229BF 360 Gold 16 WeightIcon.png 14 DamageIcon.png 308 Health-icon.png
Glass Bow 00035E7A 735 Gold 18 WeightIcon.png 16 DamageIcon.png 384 Health-icon.png
Ebony Bow 00035E7B 1550 Gold 20 WeightIcon.png 18 DamageIcon.png 468 Health-icon.png
Daedric Bow 00035E7C 3200 Gold 22 WeightIcon.png 20 DamageIcon.png 560 Health-icon.png
  • "Max. Damage" refers to the maximum amount of damage an item can do, assuming maximum stats and skill.
  • "Health" refers to the bow's durability before it wears out.
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