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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

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(1 of 2) You get the Bow fairly late into the game.

You get the Bow fairly late into the game. (left), Use it to snipe enemies or hit distant objects. (right)

The Bow is a staple weapon in the Zelda series, appearing in the very first game. It’s a more powerful version of the Slingshot with vastly superior range.

When using the Bow, you’ll enter a first-person perspective, where you can aim with the Wii remote/Joy-Con/right stick. You can also hold the A button to charge up the Bow for a stronger attack (dealing 50% more damage) and zoom in.

The main purpose of the Bow is to hit very distant enemies and objects. As you’re adventuring, if you see some far-off Bokoblins, why not shoot them down before they see you? In fact, a charged arrow from the Bow is stronger than the Master Sword!

Similar to the Slingshot, you need ammo to use the bow–in this case, arrows. You can occasionally find arrows from smashing pots, by defeating Bokoblin archers or buying them from the good ol’ Bazaar. By default, you can carry up to 20 arrows.

Where to Find

The Bow is located inside a treasure chest on the Sandship, after sending Scervo down the plank.


You can upgrade the Bow into the Iron Bow.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    Switch, Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 July 2021
  • Last Updated
    20 August 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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You are Link, a resident of Skyloft–a floating village in the vast sky. For ages, you’ve been training at the Knight Academy and, today, the day of your graduation has arrived. While your life thus far has been peaceful, soon nothing will be the same again, when your beloved friend, Zelda, is stolen from you…

Our strategy guide for The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (HD) contains all the necessary knowledge to search for and rescue Zelda, such as a full walkthrough with detailed maps. Plus every hero needs a rest; if you want to grab all the collectables and fix other people’s problems (sidequests), we can help you with that too!

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  • Revised and re-structured the walkthrough to make it more accessible.
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