A small bow that's easy to use. The standard choice of hunters.
Shortbow (ショートボウ, Shōtobō?), or Short Bow, is a recurring weapon in the series. It is usually one of the weakest, if not the weakest bow, in the games that it appears in, providing little in the ways of attack power.
Shortbow is the weakest bow, providing 17 attack and 5% critical. It is Fran's initial weapon, but can also be bought for 500 gil at Barheim Passage, Bhujerba, and Rabanastre. It requires the Bows 1 License to equip.
In the Zodiac versions, it now provide 15 Attack, 36 CT, 5% combo rate, and requires the Bows 1 license for 20 LP. It can be bought in Rabanastre, Giza Plains - The Dry, Barheim Passage for 450 gil, found as a treasure in Dalmasca Estersand (Banks of the Nebra), dropped by Slaven in the Giza Plains - The Dry (3% chance), or from the bazaar for 400 gil after selling Bat Fang x1, Rat Pelt x2, and Dark Stone x2. It is initially equipped by Fran. It can be equipped by the Archer.
A simple, unadorned bow.
Shortbow is the weakest bow, providing 17 attack with 5 range.
Short Bow is the second weakest bow, providing 16 attack. It costs 130 gil to buy and can also be made through the Fledgling's Weapon scroll.
An ordinary bow used as a tool for hunting wild game. Although originally built for purposes of daily life, it wasn't long until the bow was used to strike menacing beasts from a safe distance during their constant attacks. It is fairly easy to use without proper training, but its flaws lies in its lack of power. However, it is still effective against flying monsters.