Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

The Nord Hero Bow is an improved Ancient Nord Bow found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Physical appearance[]

It is visually similar to the Ancient Nord Bow, but is more polished in appearance. It also has higher base damage, lower weight, and is of greater value.


Like all other Nord Hero Weapons, the Nord Hero bow can only be crafted at the Skyforge after completing the Companions questline. It requires the following components:

It can be upgraded at a grindstone with a Steel Ingot.


This section contains bugs related to Nord Hero Bow. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Prior to patch 1.9, this weapon cannot be improved at a grindstone. This is because the bow's temper recipe is assigned to the Nord Hero Battle Axe.
    • This can only be fixed on the PC with the Creation Kit. Open it, then enter TemperWeaponSkyforgeBow in the filter, and select ALL in the dropdown menu. Then open up the TemperWeaponSkyforgeBow and select the NordHeroBow in the Created Object column. Then save the esp file and select it in the startup menu before starting the game.