Bows are Weapons in Nioh 2. Ranged Weapons do NOT have a skill tree. Bows usually have good scaling with the Heart stat but can also scale with Skill and Dexterity. They use Arrows and Sacred Arrows, which are imbued with purity and deal extra damage to Yokai. This page covers a full list of Bows in Nioh 2 and information about their stats.

  • Fastest Rate of fire and ready time of all ranged weapons.
  • Several utility options, such as paralyzing, purifying and poison arrows.
  • With an optimized build, has the best DPS
  • Best/ Fastest options for quick headshots/ ranged weapon effect activations up close
  • Large amount of dedicated set bonuses/ special effects.
  • Quiet, so it wont attract enemies that didn't see you.
  • If you don't have piercing projectiles, humans with helmets will have the arrow reflect on a headshot the frist time.
  • Worst Single Hit damage outside of Sacred Arrows against Yokai, with an optimized build.
  • Requires heavy build dedication to make it an effective damage dealing tool.
  • Suffers the most from damage drop off.

Bows have the lowest base damage per shot of all the ranged weapons but have multiple times the fire rate and draw time of either, providing many opportunities for damage or application of status effects, or to fire a quick shot at close range at an enemies weak point, serving as a potent utility tool. There are many ways to increase the utility and damage of bows - through ninjutsu such as Stun Arrow Tincture, Poison Arrow Tincture and Eagle Eye, various set bonuses and equipment tailored specifically for Bow damage and arrow consumption, and finally, Sacred Arrows scale with Onmyo Magic Power, meaning it benefits builds high in Magic and Courage as well. While Rifles and Hand Cannons can do similar amounts of single shot damage to an optimized bow build, Bows have the edge in damage per second with it's increased fire rate, even being capable of being a potent boss killing tool in certain circumstances. However, this requires a large amount of set up and build dedication, and if you typically use a ranged weapon for that single shot of burst damage, then Rifles and Hand Cannons are more efficient options.

Below is a list of Bows in Nioh 2, and each Bow has an effect that will ALWAYS be present, no matter what other random bonuses there may be. These effects are listed in the "effect" column. Damage values are not listed since these change by rarity and level, making it difficult to compare them easily. Break and Block are listed, since these do not change with rarity or level.

Every Weapon in the game has Familiarity. The better quality of the weapon, the more Familiarity can be obtained with the weapon, and over time the damage and bonuses of the weapon will improve as the Familiarity increases up to a maximum. This way, using the same weapon over time can yield higher damage than another, even if it's lower level.

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Nioh 2 Bows

Quick Search of All Bows

Name Break Block heart nioh 2 wiki skill nioh 2 wiki dexterity nioh 2 wiki Effect
longbow nioh2 wiki guide small
35 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideBullseye Bonus
chinzei hachiros bow nioh2 wiki guide small
Chinzei Hachiro's Bow
32 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guidePiercing Projectiles
wisteria longbow weapon nioh 2 wiki guide2
Wisteria Longbow
39 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideReduced Attack (Ranged Weapons)
borehole bow weapon nioh 2 wiki guide
Borehole Bow
36 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideBullet & Arrow Damage (Unscathed)
master archers bow weapon nioh 2 wiki guide
Master Archer's Bow
34 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideGolden Boy
warrior of the west set bow weapon nioh 2 wiki guide
Warrior of the West Bow
42 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideWarrior of the West's Honor
yoichi bow weapon nioh 2 wiki guide
Yoichi's Bow
54 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideAuto-Target Weak Point
ryomen sukunas bow weapon nioh 2 wiki guide
Ryomen Sukuna's Bow
53 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideBow Damage (Close Range)
raishodo bow nioh 2 wiki guide 150px
44 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideBow Speed Up
hornthrust bow weapon nioh 2 wiki guide 150px
Hornthrust Bow
46 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideBow Damage

five man bow

Five-Man Bow

 46 0 B+ C+ D+  fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideValiant Wanderer

fan piercing bow

Fan-Piercing Bow

 47  0 B+ C+ D+  fixed icon nioh2 wiki guideStraight and True

seer's bow pSeer's Bow

58 0 B+  C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guide Vanquisher

marksman's bow pMarksman's Bow

50 0 B+ C+ D+ fixed icon nioh2 wiki guide Pride of the Sakanoue


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    • Anonymous

      Missing the Hornthrust Bow. Innate 10.5% bow dmg. Recipe drops from final boss, and the recipe's name is not translated.

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