Bow of Light

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Bows of Light are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.(TMC | TP | ST | ALBW | BotW | HWAoC)[1][2][3][name references needed]

Location and Uses

The Minish Cap

The Bow of Light is obtained alongside the Light Arrows in The Minish Cap. To obtain them, Link must Fuse Kinstones with Strato, a man who lives in a house in western Hyrule Town. This will open a portal in South Hyrule Field that leads to the Home of the Wind Tribe in the Cloud Tops.[4] Here, Link can use the Gust Jar to suck in the ghost circling Gregal, saving his life; if Link visits Gregal again after reaching the Cloud Tops through Veil Falls, Gregal will thank him with the Light Arrows and the Bow of Light.[5] If Gregal is not saved before the Cloud Tops are reached via Veil Falls, he will have passed away and the Bow of Light will be impossible to obtain. Holding an Arrow with the Bow of Light will charge up a Light Arrow; if the Light Arrows are not charged, they will act as normal Arrows.

Twilight Princess

The Bow of Light appears in the horseback phase of Ganondorf's battle in Twilight Princess. After Princess Zelda asks the Spirits of Light for a weapon against Ganondorf, she receives Light Arrows for the Bow of Light. When riding on Epona, Link must lock on to Ganondorf so Princess Zelda can fire the Bow of Light at him, stunning him and allowing Link to attack him with the Master Sword.

This version reappears in Breath of the Wild as the Twilight Bow. It has 30 base Attack and 100 base Durability. It is one of only 2 bows that fire Light Arrows, the other being the Breath of the Wild version of the Bow of Light received in the final battle. Neither can fire the other arrows, and Light Arrows are generated by the bow itself, so they are infinite. This version can only be acquired when scanning the Smash series Zelda amiibo. It's randomly in the chest that drops, and can only appear if you've defeated at least 1 Divine Beast.

Spirit Tracks

The Bow of Light is obtained after defeating Skeldritch in the Sand Temple in Spirit Tracks. The Bow was once wielded by the Spirits of Good during their war against the Demon King, Malladus.[6] Following the war, the Bow of Light was placed in the depths of the Sand Temple deep in the heart of the Sand Realm.[7] If the Bow of Light is held down long enough, Light will be infused into an Arrow, turning it into a Light Arrow. If released quickly, the Bow will shoot a normal Arrow.

In the battle within the Dark Realm, Link must use the Bow of Light to shoot Malladus while Princess Zelda holds him in place, banishing Malladus' presence from Zelda's body. When Malladus takes over the body of Cole, Link must distract the Demon King long enough for Princess Zelda to shoot a weak spot on his back with the Bow of Light, eventually creating an opening for Link to destroy Malladus' two horns protecting a crystal on his head.[8] This leaves the crystal exposed, allowing Link to destroy it with the Lokomo Sword.

A Link Between Worlds

The Bow of Light is obtained during the fight against Yuga Ganon in A Link Between Worlds. After being successfully struck, Yuga Ganon merges into a wall, thus becoming invulnerable. At this point, Princess Zelda, speaking through her Painting, gives Link the Bow of Light. While wall merged, Link must shoot Light Arrows into Yuga Ganon's back to stun him, at which point he is forced to emerge from the wall and is left vulnerable to Sword strikes. Once this process is repeated twice more, Yuga Ganon is defeated.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry
319 (324) Bow of Light
Description
Princess Zelda gave you this bow and arrow for the battle with Dark Beast Ganon. When wielded by the hero, it fires arrows of pure light strong enough to oppose the Calamity.
Common Locations
Unknown
Properties
Bow 100

The Bow of Light is given to Link by Zelda before the final battle against Dark Beast Ganon in Breath of the Wild.[2] It has an attack power of 100, fires infinite Light Arrows, and has infinite durability. Once obtained, Link must wait for Zelda to weaken Ganon's power, then shoot Light Arrows with the Bow of Light in the weak spots she creates. Once Dark Beast Ganon is sufficiently weakened, an Glowing Eyeball representing his very core and essence will appear on his forehead. If Link shoots Dark Beast Ganon's core with the Bow of Light, it will destroy his physical form.

The Bow of Light used by Princess Zelda in Twilight Princess can also be unlocked as a weapon by using the Super Smash Bros. series Zelda amiibo; however, it is referred to as the Twilight Bow.

Bow Parameters
Name
ActorName
Value
"Weapon_Bow_071"
Description
Internal name
Name
Life
Value
100
Description
Durability of the weapon
Name
Power
Value
100
Description
Damage dealt with the weapon
Name
Range
Value
500.0
Description
Distance (m) fired arrows travel straightly before getting affected with the gravity
Name
SpHitActor
Value
""
Description
Objects that receive additional damage from the weapon
Name
SpHitRatio
Value
2.0
Description
Damage multiplier appplied to SpHitActor objects
Name
SharpWeaponAddAtkMin
Value
0
Description
Minimal value for level 1 attack up modifier
Name
SharpWeaponAddAtkMax
Value
0
Description
Maximal value for level 1 attack up modifier
Name
SharpWeaponAddLifeMin
Value
0
Description
Minimal value for level 1 durability up modifier
Name
SharpWeaponAddLifeMax
Value
0
Description
Maximal value for level 1 durability up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddAtkMin
Value
0
Description
Minimal value for level 2 attack up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddAtkMax
Value
0
Description
Maximal value for level 2 attack up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddLifeMin
Value
0
Description
Minimal value for level 2 durability up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddLifeMax
Value
0
Description
Maximal value for level 2 durability up modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddSpreadFire
Value
false
Description
Whether or not the bow can get the five-short burst modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddZoomRapid
Value
false
Description
Whether or not the bow can get the quick zoom modifier
Name
PoweredSharpAddRapidFireMin
Value
1.1
Description
Minimal value for the quick shot multiplier
Name
PoweredSharpAddRapidFireMax
Value
1.3
Description
Maximal value for the quick shot multiplied
Name
ArrowName
Value
"BrightArrow" [a]
Description
Type of arrow to shoot if specified. Overrides the equipped Arrow
Name
IsLeadShot
Value
false
Description
Whether or not the bow fires more than one arrow in a horizontal spread
Name
LeadShotNum
Value
0
Description
Number of arrows to fire if IsLeadShot is set to true
Name
LeadShotAng
Value
45.0
Description
Angle (deg) so that the total spread angle is twice this value (if IsLeadShot is set to true)
Name
IsRapidFire
Value
false
Description
Whether or not the bow fires more than one arrow at the same spot
Name
RapidFireNum
Value
0
Description
Number of arrows to fire if IsRapidFire is set to true
Name
ArrowGravity
Value
-5.0
Description
Acceleration (m/s²) applied to the arrow after the Range distance is travelled by the arrow
Name
ArrowChargeRate
Value
1.0
Description
Multiplier applying on the bow charge rate
Name
ArrowReloadRate
Value
1.0
Description
Multiplier applying on the bow cooldown (after a shot)
NameValueDescription
ActorName
"Weapon_Bow_071"
Internal name
Life
100
Durability of the weapon
Power
100
Damage dealt with the weapon
Range
500.0
Distance (m) fired arrows travel straightly before getting affected with the gravity
SpHitActor
""
Objects that receive additional damage from the weapon
SpHitRatio
2.0
Damage multiplier appplied to SpHitActor objects
SharpWeaponAddAtkMin
0
Minimal value for level 1 attack up modifier
SharpWeaponAddAtkMax
0
Maximal value for level 1 attack up modifier
SharpWeaponAddLifeMin
0
Minimal value for level 1 durability up modifier
SharpWeaponAddLifeMax
0
Maximal value for level 1 durability up modifier
PoweredSharpAddAtkMin
0
Minimal value for level 2 attack up modifier
PoweredSharpAddAtkMax
0
Maximal value for level 2 attack up modifier
PoweredSharpAddLifeMin
0
Minimal value for level 2 durability up modifier
PoweredSharpAddLifeMax
0
Maximal value for level 2 durability up modifier
PoweredSharpAddSpreadFire
false
Whether or not the bow can get the five-short burst modifier
PoweredSharpAddZoomRapid
false
Whether or not the bow can get the quick zoom modifier
PoweredSharpAddRapidFireMin
1.1
Minimal value for the quick shot multiplier
PoweredSharpAddRapidFireMax
1.3
Maximal value for the quick shot multiplied
ArrowName
"BrightArrow" [a]
Type of arrow to shoot if specified. Overrides the equipped Arrow
IsLeadShot
false
Whether or not the bow fires more than one arrow in a horizontal spread
LeadShotNum
0
Number of arrows to fire if IsLeadShot is set to true
LeadShotAng
45.0
Angle (deg) so that the total spread angle is twice this value (if IsLeadShot is set to true)
IsRapidFire
false
Whether or not the bow fires more than one arrow at the same spot
RapidFireNum
0
Number of arrows to fire if IsRapidFire is set to true
ArrowGravity
-5.0
Acceleration (m/s²) applied to the arrow after the Range distance is travelled by the arrow
ArrowChargeRate
1.0
Multiplier applying on the bow charge rate
ArrowReloadRate
1.0
Multiplier applying on the bow cooldown (after a shot)
  1. Light Arrow

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Main article: Light Arrow

The Bow of Light appears as part of Zelda and Sheik's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It also appears as a Sticker, although it is referred to as the Hero's Bow instead.

Sticker Information

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by

Hero's Bow
Twilight Princess [Slash] - Attack +8 All

Hyrule Warriors



The Bow of Light appears as a weapon in Hyrule Warriors. It can be summoned as part of Zelda's combos and special attacks while wielding her Rapiers. Tetra is capable of doing the same in Hyrule Warriors Legends as her Special Attack when in Focus Spirit mode.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

The Bow of Light appears once again as part of Zelda and Sheik's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity



The Bow of Light is a permanent unlockable weapon that is primarily used by Princess Zelda after the cutscene of the Each Step Like Thunder Scenario where she is able to gain access to her power.

Nomenclature

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
  • 光の弓矢 (Hikari no Yumiya) (ALBW)[11]
  • 光の弓矢 (Hikari no yumiya) (BotW)
  • Bow of Light
  •  
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
ChineseTR
光之弓箭 (Guāng zhī gōngjiàn) (BotW) 
The People's Republic of China
ChineseSI
光之弓箭 (Guāng zhī gōngjiàn) (BotW) 
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dutch
Lichtboog (BotW)[20]Light Bow
Canada
FrenchCA
Arc de lumière (ST | ALBW)[21]Bow of Light
The French Republic
FrenchEU
Arc de lumière (ST | ALBW | BotW | HWAoC)[12][13][14]Bow of light
The Federal Republic of Germany
German
  • Licht-Bogen (ST | ALBW)[17][18]
  • Lichtbogen (BotW)
  •  
  •  
The Italian Republic
Italian
  • Arco della Luce (ST)[9]
  • Arco della luce (ALBW | BotW)[10]
  •  
  • Same as English.
The Republic of Korea
Korean
  • 빛의 화살 (Bich-ui Hwasal) (ALBW)[19]
  • 빛의 활 (Bitui hwal) (BotW)
  •  
  •  
The Russian Federation
Russian
Лук света (Luk sveta) (BotW) 
Latin America
SpanishLA
  • Arco de Luz (ST)[15]
  • Arco y flechas de luz (ALBW)[16]
  • Arco de luz (BotW)
  •  
  •  
  •  
The Kingdom of Spain
SpanishEU
  • Arco de Luz (ST)
  • Arco y flechas de luz (ALBW)
  •  
  •  
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Other Names

These names, though from official English sources, are not considered Canon by Zelda Wiki as they contradict a name or names from a higher-priority source.
Name
Light Arrow[22]
Applies to
Source
Superseded by
NameApplies toSourceSuperseded by
Light Arrow[22]

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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 89 (TP | TPHD) & 118 (TMC | ST | ALBW)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Bow of Light
    Princess Zelda gave you this bow and arrow for the battle with Dark beast Ganon. When wielded by the hero, it fires arrows of pure light strong enough to oppose the Calamity.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Bow of Light
    Princess Zelda created this bow and arrow for the battle with Ganon. When wielded, it fires arrows of pure light strong enough to oppose the Calamity.
    " — Allies (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  4. "Goodness! We rarely get visitors here. Tell me, how did you get here?" — Hailey (The Minish Cap)
  5. "Oh, it's Link! Thank you for your help earlier! I've got something else good for you, so here, please take it!" — Gregal (The Minish Cap)
  6. "In the battle between the Demon King and the spirits, there was a weapon called the Bow of Light... Perhaps it can drive his spirit from your body." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Go to the final temple, the Sand Temple. The Bow of Light is located deep inside." — Anjean (Spirit Tracks)
  8. "You distract Malladus, Link. When I see an opportunity, I'll shoot him in the back with the Bow of Light." — Princess Zelda (Spirit Tracks)
  9. "Arco della Luce" — Collection Screen (Spirit Tracks)
  10. "Arco della luce
    Un arco intriso della luce della Triforza.
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds, Italian localization)
  11. "光の弓矢
    トライフォースの光を
    まとった弓矢
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
  12. "Vous obtenez l'arc de lumière!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  13. "Arc de lumière
    Une arme imprégnée de la lumière de la Triforce.
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
  14. "Arc de lumière" — Allies (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  15. "Arco de Luz" — Collection Screen (Spirit Tracks)
  16. "Arco y flechas de luz
    Un arco imbuido con el poder de la luz de la Trifuerza.
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
  17. "Licht-Bogen" — Collection Screen (Spirit Tracks)
  18. "Licht-Bogen
    Ein Bogen, in dem das Licht des Triforce ruht.
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
  19. "빛의 화살
    트라이포스의 빛이 감도는 화살
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
  20. "Lichtboog" — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Arc de lumière" — Collection Screen (Spirit Tracks)
  22. "You got the Light Arrow! Now, you can fire arrows filled with sacred light!" — Game Screen (The Minish Cap)