Where can I buy good bows?

  1. I lost my best bow and I have no idea where to buy them. I'm used to just finding them off of enemies or in chests, but I don't have time to go looking for one. Is there a shop that sells them?

    User Info: ViolentJ643

    ViolentJ643 - 5 years ago

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  1. Upgrade your conjuration skill and select the "mystic binding" perk. Then, buy the "bound bow" spell tome. That is considered to be the best bow in the game.

    User Info: VladYvhv

    VladYvhv - 2 years ago 1 0


  1. Depending on where you are and what level you are and smithing skill depends in the answer, but one of the best places know of for bows near the start of the game is the hunting supplies shop across from the black smiths in whiterun

    User Info: dragonbourn88

    dragonbourn88 (Expert) - 5 years ago 1 0
  2. The Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun, Fletcher in Solitude, and after completing enough of the thieves guild missions you can unlock, Syndus in The Ragged Flagon. Also in the Ragged Flagon Tonila often has decent bows for sale.

    User Info: Om01kan3

    Om01kan3 (Expert) - 5 years ago 1 0
  3. You can go to the Drunken Huntsman or the Fletcher in Solitude or any shop that may have one at the time but it would just be easier to make one of your own

    User Info: tzkiller24

    tzkiller24 - 5 years ago 1 0
  4. Honestly, the best way to get a decent bow is to smith it yourself. Daedric seems to have the most power, combined with Ebony arrows is a sure thing. Also, if you have your enchantment at 100 as well as the top skill and the bottom skill at max, you can put two very powerful attack enchantments on your bow. Drinking a Philter of smithing when you craft the bow as well as sharpen it and it'll be more powerful than normal. Same goes for Enchanting (Using an enchantment boosting pot).

    User Info: JherrichoWulf

    JherrichoWulf - 4 years ago 1 0
  5. You're best off smithing your own. However if you are starting out there is an imperial bow at the Drunken Huntsman you can steal quite easily. Also if you have Dawnguard, you can do the crossbow quests and they will become available to buy (or smith), also Auriels Bow later on in the quest line.

    User Info: Mixorz

    Mixorz - 4 years ago 1 0
  6. If u have all of the dlc then i would surgest a dragon or a salthrim bow with paralyze and chaos enchantment i have one form the beginging of the game after leverling up and other small bits and hhave racked in over 40 0dd hours and haven't changed at all

    MY BOW salthrim (legendary) chaos 40 points and drain health 20 points not sure on damage but it kills most in one hit

    User Info: dark_lorican

    dark_lorican - 4 years ago 1 0
  7. I say get Dawn guard and play Dawn guard quest line and you'll get some awesome bows.

    User Info: bizzyswhitetwin

    bizzyswhitetwin - 4 years ago 1 0
  8. Forget about buying and skip directly to forging one.

    User Info: ethicalanalisys

    ethicalanalisys - 4 years ago 1 0
  9. Like everyone said just make a bow but drink the boost potions to make it as strong as possible

    User Info: PrisonedSilver2

    PrisonedSilver2 - 4 years ago 1 0
  10. As many have said you could smith your own or alternatively the max levelled Nightingale Bow is no slouch and probably more then good enough for you.

    You shouldn't really have to "waste time looking" for more powerful bows as you level seeing as you'll more than likely loot them as you play the game. Personally (and everyone's different) I've never had to buy a single piece of equipment. I've gathered it all as loot.

    User Info: j800r

    j800r - 3 years ago 1 0
  11. I found a glass bow at Fletcher's in Solitude when I couldn't find one anywhere else.

    User Info: dudecoft

    dudecoft - 3 years ago 1 1
  12. Like everyone said better off forging one yourself

    User Info: hound55

    hound55 - 3 years ago 1 1
  13. The fletcher in solitude because its a full archery shop and when ur lvls r high u can get ur first daedric arrows there before most shops .

    User Info: vetrix10

    vetrix10 - 3 years ago 1 1
  14. No matter how low your level there will alwayse be an elven bow in aelas room at jarvascar. If you dont know what jarvaskar is its the hq for the companions, its a building with and upside down boat for the roof. If you are a high level go to thalmor embassy and most of the archers have glass bows.

    User Info: richyboy42

    richyboy42 - 3 years ago 1 0
  15. It's best to forge, upgrade, and enchant your own bow. That way, you can choose what enchantment you want. The only downside is that you'd need a high smithing level to compare to your archery skill.

    Or, you can complete the Thieves' Guild questline to receive the Nightingale Bow, which is a tier below Ebony, which is hard to come by if you aren't at a high level.

    User Info: x_aznpal

    x_aznpal - 3 years ago 1 0
  16. I buy from the Drunken Huntsman in Whiterun

    User Info: Elliotm14

    Elliotm14 - 2 years ago 1 0
  17. Smith it yourself, do quests and perhaps the big huge chests in front of word walls. I found a deadric bow in one once.

    User Info: thedeadraven96

    thedeadraven96 - 2 years ago 1 0
  18. The best way is to smith one your self but another way is to enter a dungeon like labyrinth and beat the drauger death lord, it would be hard at a low lv so u Suggest that u bring a follower or use your beast form or vampire form if u have one. By killing the death lord u will be able to loot an ebony bow and some arrows.

    User Info: CalebKelly

    CalebKelly - 2 years ago 1 0

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