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For bows in other Dragon Age titles, see Bows.

This page lists bows, ranged rogue weapons in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Bows[]

Common[]

Name Damage Enhancements Requirements & Upgrades Acquisition
Aggressive Bow
Common Bow
Item Level 5
43-45
(49-51 DPS)
+3% Attack Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Balanced Hunting Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 5
43-45
(49-51 DPS)
+6% Flanking Damage Bonus Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot.
• Available for purchase from Seggrit in Haven, the Redcliffe Weapons and Upgrades Merchant and the Crossroads Merchant in the Hinterlands for 53 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Balanced Raider Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 14
78-82
(88-93 DPS)
+9% Attack Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 11
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Balanced Sunbow
Common Bow
Item Level 20
111-116
(125-131 DPS)
+24% Critical Chance Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 17
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot.
• Available at the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for 2215 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Balanced Winged Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 17
94-98
(106-111 DPS)
+11 Dexterity Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 14
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Dalish Hunter Bow
Common Bow
Item Level 9
58-59
(66-67 DPS)
+8% Critical Damage Bonus Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 6
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot.
• Available at the Redcliffe Weapons and Upgrades in the Hinterlands for 103 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Exacting Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 8
53-55
(60-62 DPS)
+5% Critical Chance Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 4
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Fereldan Army Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 2
37
(42 DPS)
+3 Dexterity Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot.
• Acquired during the prologue if the Inquisitor is an archer Rogue.

Fereldan Skirmisher Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 7
50-51
(57-58 DPS)
+3 Dexterity Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 3
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot.
• Available at the Redcliffe Weapons and Upgrades Merchant in the Hinterlands for 68 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Firm Hunting Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 7
50
(57 DPS)
+6% Flanking Damage Bonus Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 3
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Available at the Redcliffe Weapons & Upgrades Merchant in Hinterlands for 68 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Firm Hunting Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 4
41
(46 DPS)
+6% Flanking Damage Bonus Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Sera's initial starting weapon.

Firm Winged Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 23
131-134
(148-151 DPS)
+27% Armor Penetration Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 20
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Available at the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for 6398 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Hunting Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 1
36
(41 DPS)
+11% Flanking Damage Bonus Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Acquired during the prologue if the Inquisitor is an archer rogue.

Inquisition Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 1
34
(38 DPS)
+3% Attack
+6 Dexterity
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Automatically equipped by Hall in Multiplayer.

Longbow of Grief
Common Bow
Item Level 5
43-45
(49-51 DPS)
+3% Critical Chance Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Item info wanted.

Ornate Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 12
69-72
(78-81 DPS)
+15% Armor Penetration Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 9
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Raider Bow
Common Bow
Item Level 16
89-93
(101-105 DPS)
+11% Attack Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Raider Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 11
65-67
(73-76 DPS)
+5% Attack Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 8
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot.
• Available at the Redcliffe Weapons & Upgrades Merchant in the Hinterlands for 159 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Reinforced Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 10
61-63
(69-71 DPS)
+8% Armor Penetration Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 7
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Sniper Bow
Common Bow
Item Level 16
89-93
(101-105 DPS)
+11% Critical Chance Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Available at the Expensive Merchant in Val Royeaux for 1408 Currency (Inquisition).png.
• Available for purchase from Gertrude in the Emerald Graves, the Val Royeaux Weapons and Upgrades Merchant and the Griffon Wing Keep Merchant in Western Approach for 563 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Spiked Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 19
106-110
(120-124 DPS)
+11% Attack Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 16
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Striking Bow
Common Bow
Item Level 13
74-77
(84-87 DPS)
+9% Attack Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 10
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Available at the Expensive Merchant in Val Royeaux for 703 Currency (Inquisition).png.
• Available for purchase from Gertrude in the Emerald Graves and the Griffon Wing Keep Merchant in the Western Approach for 281 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Sunbow
Common Bow
Item Level 20
111-116
(125-131 DPS)
+16% Critical Chance Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 17
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Templar Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 21
118-122
(133-138 DPS)
+27% Armor Penetration Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot.
• Available at the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for 3445 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Winged Longbow
Common Bow
Item Level 18
100-104
(113-118 DPS)
+18% Armor Penetration Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 15
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Available at the Expensive Merchant in Val Royeaux for 3165 Currency (Inquisition).png.
• Available at the Val Royeaux Weapons and Upgrades Merchant and the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for 1266 Currency (Inquisition).png.


Rare[]

Name Damage Enhancements Requirements & Upgrades Acquisition
Balanced Sniper Bow
Rare Bow
Item Level 12
77-81
(87-92 DPS)
+21% Critical Chance Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 9
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Rare random loot.
• Available at the Griffon Wing Keep Merchant in the Western Approach and Gertrude in the Emerald Graves for 456 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Bow of Cleansing Fire
Rare Bow
Item Level 13
83-86
(105-108 DPS)
+10 Fire Damage
+9% Critical Chance
+8% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 10
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Fire Rune

Random loot.

Bow of Cruel Redemption
Rare Bow
Item Level 22
139-144
(157-163 DPS)
+9% Critical Chance
+27% Critical Damage Bonus
On hit: heal 1% of maximum health
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 19
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Available at the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for 9597 Currency (Inquisition).png.
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Bow of Helpful Hazard
Rare Bow
Item Level 15
94-98
(106-111 DPS)
+9% Critical Chance
+5 Dexterity
10% chance to drop caltrops on a hit, doing 30% weapon damage per second
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 12
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Bow of the Dragon
Rare Bow
Item Level 5
49-50
(61-62 DPS)
+5 Fire Damage
+6% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 1
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Lesser Fire Rune

Acquired through the Flames of the Inquisition Weapons Arsenal DLC.

Elder Dalish Bow
Rare Bow
Item Level 15
91-98
(126-133 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Corrupted
+8% Barrier Damage Bonus
+15% Critical Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 12
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Cleansing Rune

Randomly looted from Din'an Hanin in the Emerald Graves.

Elite Sniper Bow
Rare Bow
Item Level 16
100-104
(136-140 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+25% Critical Chance
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Corrupting Rune
• Rare random loot.
• Randomly available for purchase from Gertrude in the Emerald Graves, the Griffon Wing Keep Merchant and the Val Royeaux Weapons and Upgrades Merchant in for 1485 Currency (Inquisition).png.
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
Elusive Icebow
Rare Bow
Item Level 21
132-137
(160-166 DPS)
+10 Cold Damage
+16% Attack
+9 Dexterity
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Frost Rune

Random loot.

Enchanted Sunbow
Rare Bow
Item Level 16
100-104
(124-129 DPS)
+10 Fire Damage
+6% Critical Chance
+18% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Fire Rune

Random loot.

Fereldan Officer Longbow
Rare Bow
Item Level 6
52-54
(59-61 DPS)
+2% Critical Chance
+3 Dexterity
Increase maximum stamina by 15
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 2
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Knight-Commander Longbow
Rare Bow
Item Level 21
132-137
(172-177 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Demons
+15% Armor Penetration
+27% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Master Demon-Slaying Rune
• Available at the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for 7383 Currency (Inquisition).png.
• Randomly available at the Suledin Keep Merchant in Emprise du Lion for 7383 Currency (Inquisition).png.
Note: Requires The Short List Inquisition perk.
The Last Word
Rare Bow
Item Level 19
119-123
(134-139 DPS)
+17% Critical Chance
On hit: 10% chance to apply poison
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 16
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

• Random loot from tier 3 chests.
• Looted from Venatori and Red Templars in the Hissing Wastes.

Longbow of the Partisan
Rare Bow
Item Level 8
59-62
(67-70 DPS)
+5% Attack
+4% Critical Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 4
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Lyrium-Reinforced Longbow
Rare bow
Item Level 26
168-174
(190-195 DPS)
+13% Armor Penetration
+34 Dexterity
On Kill: Target explodes for 100% weapon damage
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
• Randomly looted from chests and Sha-Brytol in the Bastion of the Pure and Forgotten Caverns.
Note: The Descent required.

• Randomly rewarded upon completing Deep Roads Expeditions: Patrolling the Bastion of the Pure.
Note: The Descent required.
Shadowhunter Bow
Rare Bow
Item Level 10
68-71
(77-80 DPS)
+12% Flanking Damage Bonus
+25% faster movement speed when in stealth
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 7
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Rare random loot from tier 2 or 3 chests.

Silent Jenny
Rare Bow
Item Level 16
100-104
(113-118 DPS)
+11% Attack
+10% Flanking Damage Bonus
+25% Faster movement speed when in stealth
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Soldier's Nemesis
Rare Bow
Item Level 7
56-58
(63-66 DPS)
+3% Attack
+4% Guard Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 3
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Random loot.

Superior Dalish Bow
Rare Bow
Item Level 13
83-86
(94-120 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Corrupted
+23% Critical Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 10
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Cleansing Rune

Random loot.


Unique[]

Name Damage Enhancements Requirements & Upgrades Acquisition
Andruil's Gift
Unique Bow
Item Level 18
125-126
Electricity

(141-142 DPS)
+28% Attack
+24% Critical Chance
Electricity Enchanted: All attacks deal electricity damage and have a chance on hit to paralyze the target
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 15
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Rewarded upon completing either Aiding Kirkwall or Annexing Kirkwall war table operations with Josephine.
Note: Trespasser required.
Arrowwood
Unique Bow
Item Level 25
182-184
(206-208 DPS)
+95% Armor Penetration
Piercing Arrows
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only

Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Obtained by solving the Veilfire puzzle in the Forgotten Sanctuary section of Elven Mountain Ruins.
Note: Trespasser required.
Bane of Red Crossing
Unique Bow
Item Level 11
81-84
(92-95 DPS)
+3% Critical Chance
+3 Dexterity
+8% Guard Damage Bonus
10% chance to inflict Immolate damage at 50% weapon power
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 8
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Acquired in the cave revealed from unlocking Astrariums on the Coast.

Bow of Artifice
Unique Bow
Item Level 23
162-168
(183-190 DPS)
+42% Critical Chance
+6% Stagger on Hit
On hit: chance that Elemental Mines spawn around your target
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Possible random trials reward.
Note: Trespasser required.
Bow of the Beresaad
Unique Bow
Item Level 13
92-96
(104-108 DPS)
+23% Barrier Damage Bonus
+5 Dexterity
On hit: heal 1% of maximum health
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 10
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Item info wanted.

Dhal Vallasan
Unique Bow
Item Level 23
162-168
(201-208 DPS)
+16 Cold Damage
+8% Attack
+14% Barrier Damage Bonus
+11 Cunning
+16 Dexterity
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 20
Upgrade Slot:
Solid Longbow Grip
Rune Slot:
Master Frost Rune
• Available at the Stone-Bear Hold Weapons & Schematics Merchant for 16508 Currency (Inquisition).png.
Note: Jaws of Hakkon required.

• Looted from a chest next to the Varsdotten River fast travel marker in the Frostback Basin; see main quest On Ameridan's Trail.
Note: Jaws of Hakkon required.
Elgar'nan Enaste
Unique Bow
Item Level 12
86-90
(97-102 DPS)
+8 Cunning
+21 Dexterity
Explosive Arrows
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 7
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Possible random trials reward.
Note: Trespasser required.
Farslayer
Unique Bow
Item Level 9
71-74
(80-84 DPS)
+8% Critical Chance
+3 Dexterity
On hit: 5% Chance to apply poison
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 6
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Found on the ground behind the Fade rift located north of the Riverside Garrison on the Exalted Plains.

Grunsmann's Bow
Unique Bow
Item Level 16
112-116
(127-131 DPS)
+17% Attack
+6 Dexterity
On kill: target explodes for 75% weapon damage
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 13
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Available for purchase from Bonny Sims in Skyhold for 4082 Currency (Inquisition).png.

Hakkon's Wrath
Unique Bow
Item Level 25
179-185
(220-227 DPS)
+16 Cold Damage
+50% Armor Penetration
+7% Attack
+8% Heal on Kill
+41% Stagger on Hit
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 22
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Master Frost Rune
Looted from the Ice Giant in the Frostback Basin.
Note: Jaws of Hakkon required.
Heartstring Bow
Unique Bow
Item Level 24
170-176
(210-217 DPS)
+16 Fire Damage
+18% Critical Chance
+16 Dexterity
+22% Heal on Kill
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 21
Upgrade Slot:
Thick Longbow Grip
Rune Slot:
Master Fire Rune
Looted from a skeleton after opening the Fade rift in Lady's Rest in the Frostback Basin.
Note: Jaws of Hakkon required.
Longbow of the Griffon
Unique Bow
Item Level 21
147-152
(166-172 DPS)
+11% Armor Penetration
+42% Attack
Weapon fires 3 shots when attacking
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Looted from a chest in the Temple of Mythal while following the Elven Sentinel to the Well of Sorrows; see main quest What Pride Had Wrought.
Note: Requires the Inquisitor to ally with the Sentinels.
Longshot
Unique Bow
Item Level 13
92-96
(104-112 DPS)
+23% Flanking Damage Bonus
+5 Willpower
+10% focus gain
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 10
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Looted from a corpse situated next to the Twisted Tree landmark on the northern edge of the Emerald Graves, near the Greater Mistral high dragon.

Perseverance
Unique Bow
Item Level 18
126-129
(161-164 DPS)
+16 Cold Damage
+4% Critical Chance
+48% Flanking Damage Bonus
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 15
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Master Frost Rune

Received as a gift after the fourth interaction with the Chantry sister found wandering the Hissing Wastes.

Punched by the Maker
Unique Bow
Item Level 21
147-152
(166-172 DPS)
+14% Armor Penetration
+16% Critical Chance
+14% Guard Damage Bonus
10% chance to apply Walking Bomb for 5 seconds, with detonation of 50% weapon damage
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Randomly available at the Val Royeaux Weapons & Upgrades Merchant for 20633 Currency (Inquisition).png.
Note: Requires the Short List Inquisition perk.
Tenasarin
Unique Bow
Item Level 19
132-137
(149-155 DPS)
+9% Critical Damage Bonus
+17 Dexterity
2% chance to use Shield Bash on a hit
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 16
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune

Available at the Skyhold Merchant for 11110 Currency (Inquisition).png only after acquiring the ability to craft masterworks.

Tezpadam's Bane
Unique Bow
Item Level 26
187-193
(211-218 DPS)
+12% Armor Penetration
+41 Dexterity
+7% Sunder on Hit
On kill: target explodes for 150% weapon damage
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 21
Upgrade Slot:
None
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Acquired upon defeating the Guardian in the Wellspring.
Note: The Descent required.
The Fowl Wind
Unique Bow
Item Level 23
162-168
(219-226 DPS)
+32 Damage vs. Living
+24 Cunning
+36% Heal on Kill
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 18
Upgrade Slot:
Masterwork Carved Longbow Grip
Rune Slot:
Master Corrupting Rune

Available at Emporium's Weapons and Accessories for 16508 Currency (Inquisition).png.

The Trepanner's Requital
Unique Bow
Item Level 13
92-96
(104-108 DPS)
+16% Armor Penetration
+15% Flanking Damage Bonus
On kill: target explodes for 75% weapon damage
Requires:
Not Varric
Rogue only
Level 10
Upgrade Slot:
Empty Grip
Rune Slot:
Empty Rune
Looted from Grand Duchess Florianne de Chalons in the courtyard of the Winter Palace; see main quest Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts.
Note: Requires Florianne de Chalons to be killed in combat instead of being publicly shamed.

Bows (crafted)[]

For for a full list of crafted bow schematics, see weapon schematics.


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