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This page lists longbows and shortbows requiring the Archery talent tree in Dragon Age II.

Name Damage Runes
Act Enhancements Notes
Absolution
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
41 dexterity
134 physical damage
(126 per second)
1 3 +6% critical chance
+16% critical damage
+27 nature damage
Available at Nexus Golem's Wares (Abandoned Thaig) for
0000383400
38DAO goldpiece trans 34DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Adder of Antiva
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
64 physical damage
(60 per second)
1 1-3 +5% attack speed
+13 nature damage
BioWare Signature Edition required.
Arlathan Replica Bow
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
25 dexterity
70 physical damage
(66 per second)
0 1–3 +5% critical chance
+13% critical damage
+5% attack speed
Available at Emporium's Relics and Antiques. It requires The Black Emporium DLC.
Bassrath-Kata
Black Walnut
Requires: Archery
39 dexterity
123 physical damage
(116 per second)
0 3 +126 attack
+6% critical chance
+10% physical damage
+37 damage vs. humans
A potential reward for completing The Lost Swords quest.
Basic Longbow
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
10 physical damage
(9 per second)
0 Any Automatically equipped by archers after unequipping current bow.

Also available for
0000000776
7DAO silverpiece trans 76DAO bronzepiece trans at the Hunting Stores at the Chateau Haine Gate and later at the Chateau Courtyard during the Mark of the Assassin DLC. This version can be sold or destroyed.
Borderfall
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
27 dexterity
75 physical damage
(71 per second)
0 2 +67 attack
+5% critical chance
Looted from a Varterral at the Varterral Hunting Ground during the Act 2 quest Mirror Image.
Cracked Bow
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
23 dexterity
59 physical damage
(55 per second)
0 1 +5% critical chance
+5% attack speed
Available at Weaponsmithy for
0000025280
2DAO goldpiece trans 52DAO silverpiece trans 80DAO bronzepiece trans
Crosscut Composite
Silvered Ash
Requires: Archery
34 dexterity
102 physical damage
(96 per second)
1 3 +15% critical damage
+10% physical damage
5% chance to stun
Available at the Weaponsmithy (Lowtown) for
0000229320
22DAO goldpiece trans 93DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans
Cynoeswr Sain
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
35 dexterity
113 physical damage
(106 per second)
1 3 +15% critical chance
+23 nature damage
Found in a locked chest in the Hidden Supply Depot (Darktown) during the quest A Noble Agenda
Felons' Punch-Gut
Silvered Ash
Requires: Archery
28 dexterity
80 physical damage
(75 per second)
1 2 +5% critical chance
25% chance to reduce attack speed
25% chance to reduce movement speed
Found in a locked chest in the Abandoned Slaver Den during the quest A Bitter Pill
Fereldan Shortbow
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
16 physical damage
(15 per second)
0 1 Available at Vincento's Northern Merchandise in Lowtown for
0000001242
12DAO silverpiece trans 42DAO bronzepiece trans.
The Heavens' Answer
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
35 dexterity
107 physical damage
(101 per second)
1 2 +6% critical chance
+15% critical damage
5% chance to stun
Available at Bonny Lem's Wares in the Disused Passage for
0000304000
30DAO goldpiece trans 40DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Hood's Message to the King
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
5+ROUND(Lvl*5.381) fire damage 2 1-3 +8+ROUND(Lvl/5)% critical chance
+20+ROUND(Lvl/2)% critical damage
Improves with level-up
+87 damage vs demons and undead
Rogue Item Pack DLC required.
The Houndmaster's Shortbow
Silvered Ash
Requires: Archery
43 dexterity
150 nature damage
(141 per second)
0 +357 attack
2.5% chance to infect with walking bomb
Mark of the Assassin DLC required. Reward for completing The Lost Hounds.
Jackal's Longbow
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
39 dexterity
134 fire damage
(126 per second)
0 3 +145 attack
+16% fire damage
+27 fire damage
Looted from a High Dragon at The Bone Pit during Mine Massacre.
Longbow of the Avvars
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
5+ROUND(Lvl*5.381) physical damage 2 1–3 +7% critical chance
13% physical damage
Improves with level-up
+8 damage vs humans
Rogue Item Pack II DLC required.
Longtouch
Black Walnut
Requires: Archery
22 dexterity
53 physical damage
(50 per second)
1 1 +51 attack
+9% physical damage
Available at Master Ilen's Shop during Act 1 for
0000056700
5DAO goldpiece trans 67DAO silverpiece trans 0DAO bronzepiece trans
Mariner Longbow
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
X dexterity
Varies 0 1-3 Varies Generic. Found at random among merchant's wares or as loot. Properties are scaled to Hawke's level when generated.
Mercenary's Recurve
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
21 physical damage
(20 per second)
0 1 Received if a rogue Hawke sided with the mercenaries during The Destruction of Lothering.
Mont de Glace Strand
Silvered Ash
Requires: Archery
23 dexterity
59 physical damage
(55 per second)
1 2 +55 attack
+5% critical chance
Found inside a chest (east of the entrance near paragon statues) in the Ruined Passage during the quest Magistrate's Orders
Nevarran Lancer
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
25 dexterity
70 physical damage
(66 per second)
0 1 +5% critical chance
+13% critical damage
Looted from a Dragon during The Deep Roads Expedition.
Quills of the Heretic
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
27 dexterity
75 physical damage
(71 per second)
0 2 +67 attack
+15 cold damage
Available at Master Ilen's Shop (Sundermount) for
0000040690
4DAO goldpiece trans 6DAO silverpiece trans 90DAO bronzepiece trans
Recurve Bow
Requires: Archery
30 dexterity
91 physical damage
(86 per second)
1 2 +6% critical chance Available at Lirene's Fereldan Imports in Lowtown for
0000040320
4DAO goldpiece trans 3DAO silverpiece trans 20DAO bronzepiece trans.
Renegade's Ruin
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
15 dexterity
21 physical damage
(20 per second)
0 0 +34 attack Acquisition unknown, possibly unobtainable
Righteous Rain
Black Walnut
Requires: Archery
36 dexterity
118 physical damage
(111 per second)
0 3 +117 attack
+6% critical chance
+12 cold damage across 2m
Found in the Mountain Cave during the quest A Murder of Crows
The Runner's Retort
Red Cedar
Requires: Archery
35 dexterity
113 physical damage
(106 per second)
0 2 +109 attack
+6% critical chance
+25% chance to reduce attack speed
+25% chance to reduce movement speed
Found as loot in Lowtown during the Act 2 quest The Fixer
The Runt's Spiker
Silvered Ash
Requires: Archery
22 dexterity
53 physical damage
(50 per second)
0 1 +5% critical chance
+11 physical damage
Looted from Ignacio Strand during Sharp Little Pinpricks.
Sliver
Silvered Ash
Requires: Archery
34 dexterity
102 physical damage
(96 per second)
1 2–3 +6% critical chance
+5% attack speed
+10 nature damage across 2m
Available at Emporium's Relics and Antiques (The Black Emporium) during Acts 2 and 3 for
0000286650
28DAO goldpiece trans 66DAO silverpiece trans 50DAO bronzepiece trans
Starkhaven Longbow
Silvered Ash
86 physical damage
(81 per second)
2 2 +9 nature damage across 2m Received during The Starkhaven Longbow (The Exiled Prince DLC required).

Restriction: Sebastian
Superior Shortbow
Black Walnut
Requires: Archery
X dexterity
Varies 0 1-3 Randomly selected from:
+X attack
+Y% physical damage
Generic. Found at random among merchant's wares or as loot. Properties are scaled to Hawke's level when generated.
Swarm
Black Walnut
Requires: Archery
25 dexterity
70 physical damage
(66 per second)
0 1 +63 attack
+7 nature damage across 2m
Looted from the mature dragon during The Bone Pit quest
Temperance
Red Cedar
21 physical damage
(20 per second)
0 2 The Exiled Prince DLC required. Sebastian Vael's initial weapon.

Restriction: Sebastian
The Trepanner's Gift
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
22 dexterity
53 spirit damage
(50 per second)
0 1 +5% critical chance
+12% spirit damage
Reward for Changing One's Nature.
Truebow
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
32 dexterity
102 physical damage
(96 per second)
1 3 +95 attack
+5% chance to knock back
Available at Master Ilen's Shop (Sundermount)
Undeclared Orlesian Longbow
Black Walnut
Requires: Archery
21 physical damage
(20 per second)
0 1 Received if a rogue Hawke sided with the smugglers
Weathered Bow
Silvered Ash
Requires: Archery
13 dexterity
16 physical damage
(15 per second)
0 0 Looted from a Dead Refugee during The Destruction of Lothering if Hawke is a rogue.


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