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- "Songs tell of a great warrior in a faraway land who once wielded this weapon."
- —Description, Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift
The Yoichi Bow (与一の弓, Yoichi no Yumi?), also known as Yoichinoyumi and Samurai, is a recurring bow in the Final Fantasy series. In the first installments of the series, it appeared as the most powerful bow, but this has been replaced by other bows in the most recent games.
- "A legendary bow of unparalleled power."
- "Bow once used by a famous marksman."
Originally called Samurai in the SNES. The Yoichi Bow is a powerful bow that can be found in the Feymarch and grants a bonus of 10 to Strength. In the Nintendo DS version, the Yoichi Bow resembles a traditional samurai bow, while the corresponding arrows appear to be made out of bamboo.
Yoichi Bow returns in the sequel of Final Fantasy IV. The bow can only be equipped by Cecil, Rydia, Rosa, Palom, Porom, and Cid. It can be found in the Cave of Eblan with an attack power of 33 and a accuracy of 10.
- "Bow once used by a famous marksman. Must be used two-handed. Full power from back row."
The Yoichi Bow is one of the twelve Sealed Weapons that lie in the Sealed Castle. It is the second most powerful bow in the game (aside from the Advance version) and has a critical hit rate of around 30%.
The Yoichinoyumi is one of the Relic Weapons of the Ranger and Samurai Jobs, available only to Level 75 Rangers and Samurai after having completed an immensely lengthy and expensive quest (often taking months of time, hundreds of millions of gil, and the full assistance of an entire Linkshell community to obtain difficult Dynamis drop items). For Rangers, it is widely recognized amongst the endgame community as one of the most powerful weapons in the game, though the Samurai class does not benefit in the same respect. It has the highest base damage rating of all bows present in Final Fantasy XI.
The Yoichi Bow is the fourth-strongest bow in the game, and can be bought for 12,500 gil at Balfonheim. It can also be obtained from the White Mousse Hunt and by doing the Cockatrice sidequest in Eruyt Village. It has the Attack power of 75 and requires unlocking of the Bows 5 license for 45 LP. Bows are among the slowest weapons in the game with 2.96s charge, and 1.4s action time.
In the International Zodiac Job System version, the Yoichi Bow can be equipped by the Archer.
- "The bow of a legendary archer. Its unusual size gives it incredible power."
The Yoichi Bow is the third most powerful bow in the game and can be obtained by equipping the Treasure Hunter ability to retrieve it from the third floor of the Midlight's Deep with the Treasure Hunter ability, winning the Multiplayer Mode and selecting from the trophies randomly, or stealing from the archer during the battle in Orbonne Monastery Underground Library B4.
- "Songs have been sung about this bow from afar."
The Yoichi Bow is an high-rank bow that teaches the Take Aim ability to Archers and provides +33 Attack and a Range of 5. It is obtained as a random reward for completing a mission and as a reward for reaching Track level 5.
The Yoichi Bow returns with the exact same properties as its predecessor. It can be purchased for 5,200 gil after placing an Aged Turtle Shell, Spiral Vine, and Quince on the bazaar. The Yoichi Bow has a Range of 5 and grants +33 Attack.
The weapon is called Samurai and it has a bow icon before its name. It can be found in Edo Castle and Nasty Dungeon. It has 30 use, it also increases a Robot's HP by 117 and increases their Agl by 26. The damage formula for Samurai is equal to 1000 points of damage. The bow is Long Range, attacks one group, and never misses.
The weapon is called Samurai in the game and it has a bow icon before its name. It has an Attack power of 170 and it can be forge by Masa on the Talon.
It is one of Trey's secret weapons after defeating Gilgamesh in a secret area. It gives 65 Attack points and sometimes provides an instant death effect on enemies.
- "Weapon of a famous foreign bowman. It demands exceptional strength and an unclouded spirit."
The Yoichi's Bow is one of the most powerful bows in the game. It provides +132 to Attack. It can be made using the Foreign Weapon scroll, and bought for 3,350 gil.
- "Weapon of a famous foreign bowman. It demands strength and an unclouded spirit."
Yoichi's Bow is a high-ranked bow that can be used by any race. It provides 92 attack at level 1 and 149 attack at level 30, gives +25 to Stun, and has one empty slot. It can be created for 790 gil by using up five Steel and five Yew Branch, and only on Hard or Very Hard mode. When turned into a jewel, a level 3-9 Yoichi Bow makes a Bushidore, level 10-19 makes a Spirit Stone 4, and level 20-30 makes a Big Charjade.
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- "This odd bow comes from a far land and bears the name of some person or another."
Yoichi's Bow grants +15 to Attack. It can be equipped by Ranger.
Yoichi was a samurai archer of feudal Japan. According to the Heike Monogatari, a literary epic of feudal Japan, Nasu no Yoichi shot a moving fan atop an enemy vessel while on horseback in waves with a single attempt. The Yoichi bow is named after this samurai in honor of his legendary feat.