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- “Bow said to belong to the goddess of the hunt.”
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
The Artemis Bow (アルテミスの弓, Arutemisu no Yumi?), also known as Ultimus Bow, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. In the majority of the games it appears in, it is usually the most powerful weapon of its kind.
The Artemis Bow is the most powerful Bow in the game, and is exclusive to Maria. It has an Attack power of 117 and an Accuracy of 75%, and gives Maria +30 Strength, +50 Intelligence, and +99 Magic. It is obtained in the Arcane Sanctuary.
- “Bow named after the goddess of the moon.”
The Artemis Bow is the second strongest bow, with only the Perseus Bow surpassing it in the Advance remake. It has an Attack power of 43 and an Accuracy of 20, and grants +10 Strength, Stamina, and Agility, but also gives -10 Intelligence and Spirit. It can only be obtained by winning it from Moonmaidens. There are also Artemis Arrows, which have 70 Attack Power and deal heavy damage to Dragons.
- “Bow effective against magic beasts. Must be used two-handed. Full power from back row.”
The Artemis's Bow is the second strongest bow in the game, surpassed only by the Fairy Bow in the Advance remake. It has an Attack power of 108, and will always deal critical damage to magic beasts. One can be found in Istory Falls, while more can be stolen from Dragon Aevis.
The Artemis Bow is the second strongest bow in the game, surpassed by the Sagittarius. It has an Attack power of 87, requires 60 LP to use. Bows are among the slowest weapons in the game with 2.96s charge, and 1.4s action time.
Artemis Bow costs 15,800 gil to buy at the Bazaar after having sold two Great Serpent's Fangs, two Moondusts, and a Sylphi Halcyon. There are also Artemis Arrows, the strongest arrows in the game, which cost 15,000 gil to buy, has an Attack power of 5, and deal Earth-elemental damage. Artemis Arrows are also Bazaar-only items, and become available after selling two Vampyr Fangs, two Dorsal Fins, and three Gemini Gems.
- “Radiant bow carved by the moon goddess.”
- —In-game description
The Artemis Bow is the second weakest bow in the game. It has an Attack power of 90, Magic Attack of 45, and Attack speed of 60. It can either be bought in the shop, crafted from the Dragon's Device Recipe Book, or obtained as a reward for the mission Ordered Chaos. It uses a generic bow sprite during battle.
- “The bow of the goddess of the hunt.”
The Artemis Bow is a mid-level bow that has an Attack power of 10 and costs 22,000 gil to buy. It can also be obtained through poaching Behemoth Kings. It is known as Ultimus Bow in the PlayStation translation.
- “This slender bow is said to have once belonged to the Goddess of the Hunt.”
Artemis Bow returns as a mid-ranked bow that provides +29 Attack and has a Range of 7. It still teaches the Cupid ability to the Archer. It can be traded for in the Bazaar for a Mind Ceffyl, Gemsteel, and Moonbloom, and can be bought for 3,800 gil.
The Artemis Bow is Trey's ultimate weapon.
- “A bow that shines with sacred light. Blessed by the gods of the hunt.”
Artemis' Bow is a mid-ranked bow that any race can use. It provides 64 attack at level 1 and 134 attack at level 30, +25 to Stun, has one empty slot, and comes with the abilities MDEF Boost 2 and HP Absorb Attack 1. It must be obtained from a chest in Tower on Normal mode, and then created for 380 gil by using up three Platinum and three White Silver. When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Artemis' Bow makes a Ward Stone 2, level 10-19 makes a Berserk Eye, and level 20-30 makes an Oscura Pearl.
Artemis Bow is a weapon in The 4 Heroes of Light that is obtained randomly as a F90 treasure in the bonus dungeons.
- “A bow said to have been used by Artemis, a goddess of hunting and chastity told of in ancient myth from before the time of Crystalism.”
- “The bow of the moon goddess, made of pure silver. Mortal men strain to lift it.”
Artemis Bow grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Ranger.
Artemis was one of the most widely venerated of the Ancient Greek deities. In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt and often depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.