An evolved form of the long bow that can knock enemies out of the sky. This bow is longer and heavier than its predecessor, and thus even more difficult to maneuver. However, when shot from a high altitude the power its arrow carries as it catches momentum downwards can cause massive damage, especially in great numbers. If the enemy has archers on the battlefield, it is best to bring the great bow up to striking distance as soon as possible.
The Great Bow is the second weakest bow, being slightly stronger than the Bow. It provides 18 Attack and can be bought for 1200 gil in Canaan in the 3D version. Otherwise, it must be found at Tokkul or at Cid's house. It can only be used by the Freelancer, Onion Knight, Warrior, Black Mage, Red Mage, and Ranger.
Bow used for battle.
The Great Bow, originally called the DwarfBow, is a low-ranked bow that provides 18 Attack and -10 Accuracy in all non-3D versions, and in the 3D version it provides 30 Attack, 75 Accuracy, and +2 Speed. It could be bought for 2000 gil in Troia (non-3D versions only) or found in Troia.
On the Easy Type version, the Crossbow was renamed to Great Bow. Its hit rate was increase to 45%.
The Great Bow is a low to mid-ranked bow that provides 30 Attack, 25% Accuracy, and +3 Strength. It can be bought for 2000 gil at Mist, Kaipo, Agart, Troia, and Mysidia, or found at Tower of Babil as Edge or the Castle Waterway as Palom.