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For shortbows in Dragon Age: Origins, see Shortbows (Origins).

This page lists shortbows in Dragon Age II.

Name Damage Runes
Act Enhancements Notes
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
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 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.
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.
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
Renegade's Ruin
Gilt Beech
Requires: Archery
15 dexterity
21 physical damage
(20 per second)
0 0 +34 attack Acquisition unknown, possibly unobtainable
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
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
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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