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Skyrim:Dragonbone Bow


Dragonbone Bow
Dragonbone Bow
Base Damage 20
Speed 0.75
Weight 20
Value 2725
Level 47+
Category Bow
Class Dragonbone
Variants -
Skill Archery
Unique -
Item ID XX0176F1
Game/DLC Dawnguard

The Dragonbone Bow is the best bow in Skyrim Special Edition because it has the highest base damage. The bow is capable of unleashing the most powerful archery sneak attacks.

The Madness Bow added in Skyrim Anniversary Edition or Saints & Seducers DLC is slightly better, dealing more 1 more base damage than the Dragonbone Bow. While the Amber Bow deals the same damage but is considerably lighter.

Weapon Enchantment

This weapon can be enchanted with any effect for this weapon category.

You can find full breakdown and information of all Weapon Enchantment Effects.

How to Get the Dragonbone Bow?

Where to find the Dragonbone Bow Location?

There are several possible ways to get the Dragonbone Bow in Skyrim:

  • You can find the Dragonbone Bow during the Dawnguard Questline when you enter the Soul Cairn you must battle three of the Keepers, one of them wield Dragonbone bow. However the Keeper only has a chance to drop the dragonbone Bow if you are at least level 45 or higher (See walkthrough guide on weapon page).
  • The Dragonbone Bow can be crafted at level 100 smithing skill with the Dragon smithing perk. Crafting them requires Dragon Bones, Ebony Ingots and Leather Strips.
  • The Dragonbone weapons does not appear in any loot lists once you reach a certain level in Skyrim.
  • You can add weapons to your inventory using Console Commands, by typing "player.additem [Dragonbone Bow ID] 1".


Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
- 2x Dragon Bones
- 1x Ebony Ingot
Dragon Bone 100 Smithing Dragon Smithing

Item tier.png Weapon Levels

Some weapons in Skyrim are Levelled. The power of a levelled weapon is based on your charcters level when you get them. Some get stronger in both physical and magical aspects, while others only improve their enchantments. These items don't get better as your character levels up.

The Dragonbone Bow is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
47+ 20 20 2725 Enchantable XX0176F1



Ranged Weapon Categories






All Bows



Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill Unique DLC
Ancient Nord Bow Skyrim Ancient Nord Bow.webp 8 0.875 12 45 Enchantable 000302CA 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Angi's Bow Skyrim Angi's Bow.webp 7 0.937 7 50 Cannot be enchanted 000CC392 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Archery Yes Skyrim
Auriel's Bow Skyrim Auriel's Bow.webp 13 1 11 1000 21 points of sun damage. Undead targets take triple damage XX000800 1+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery Yes Dawnguard
Bow of the Hunt Skyrim Bow of the Hunt.webp 10 0.937 7 434 Animals take 20 points of extra damage 000AB705 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Archery Yes Skyrim
Daedric Bow Skyrim Daedric Bow.webp 19 0.5 18 2500 Enchantable 000139B5 47+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Dragonbone Bow Skyrim Dragonbone Bow.webp 20 0.75 20 2725 Enchantable XX0176F1 47+ Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing Archery - Dawnguard
Drainspell Bow Skyrim Drainspell Bow.webp 14 0.875 6 458 Absorb Magicka 15 points 000F82FC 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None Archery Yes Skyrim
Dravin's Bow Skyrim Dravin's Bow.webp 7 0.937 7 50 Cannot be enchanted 0006B9AD 1+ Leather Strips Steel Smithing Archery Yes Skyrim
Dwarven Bow Skyrim Dwarven Bow.webp 12 0.75 10 270 Enchantable 00013995 12+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Dwarven Black Bow of Fate Skyrim Dwarven Black Bow of Fate.webp 13 0.75 10 1446 50% chance for each attribute to absorb 25 pts. of Health, Stamina, and/or Magicka XX02C01A 1+ Ebony Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery Yes Dragonborn
Ebony Bow Skyrim Ebony Bow.webp 17 0.562 16 1440 Enchantable 000139AD 36+ Ebony Ingot Ebony Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Elven Bow Skyrim Elven Bow.webp 13 0.687 12 470 Enchantable 0001399D 19+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Falmer Bow Skyrim Falmer Bow.webp 12 0.75 15 135 Enchantable 00038340 1+ Chaurus Chitin None Archery - Skyrim
Falmer Supple Bow Skyrim Falmer Supple Bow.webp 15 0.75 20 410 Enchantable 00083167 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None Archery - Skyrim
Firiniel's End Skyrim Firiniel's End.webp 13 0.687 12 785 Target takes 20 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina 00017059 1+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery Yes Skyrim
Forsworn Bow Skyrim Forsworn Bow.webp 12 0.875 11 145 Enchantable 000CEE9B 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Froki's Bow Skyrim Froki's Bow.webp 6 1 5 307 Does 10 points of Stamina damage 000C0186 1+ Iron Ingot None Archery Yes Skyrim
Gauldur Blackbow Skyrim Gauldur Blackbow.webp 14 0.875 18 972 Absorb 30 points of magicka 000F5D22 36+ Steel Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery Yes Skyrim
Glass Bow Skyrim Glass Bow.webp 15 0.625 14 820 Enchantable 000139A5 27+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Glass Bow of the Stag Prince Skyrim Glass Bow of the Stag Prince.webp 16 0.625 14 375 Wielder receives an increasingly powerful blessing for every 20 animals killed by the bow XX018ED5 1+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Archery Yes Dragonborn
Hunting Bow Skyrim Hunting Bow.webp 7 0.937 7 50 Enchantable 0010E2DD 1+ Leather Strips Steel Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Imperial Bow Skyrim Imperial Bow.webp 9 0.75 8 90 Enchantable 00013841 1+ Steel Ingot None Archery - Skyrim
Karliah's Bow Skyrim Karliah's Bow.webp 25 0.625 9 5 Cannot be enchanted 000DEED8 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None Archery Yes Skyrim
Long Bow Skyrim Long Bow.webp 6 1 5 30 Enchantable 0003B562 1+ Firewood None Archery - Skyrim
Nord Hero Bow Skyrim Nord Hero Bow.webp 11 0.875 7 200 Enchantable 00068C57 1+ Steel Ingot None Archery - Skyrim
Nordic Bow Skyrim Nordic Bow.webp 13 0.6875 11 580 Enchantable XX026232 26+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Dragonborn
Orcish Bow Skyrim Orcish Bow.webp 10 0.812 9 150 Enchantable 0001398D 7+ Orichalcum Ingot Orcish Smithing Archery - Skyrim
Stalhrim Bow Skyrim Stalhrim Bow.webp 17 0.5625 15 1800 Frost Enchants are 25% stronger XX026231 35+ Stalhrim Ebony Smithing Archery - Dragonborn
Supple Ancient Nord Bow Skyrim Supple Ancient Nord Bow.webp 14 0.875 18 235 Enchantable 0005D179 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None Archery - Skyrim
Nightingale Bow Skyrim Nightingale Bow.webp 19 0.5 18 3405 Freezes the target for 30 points and shocks the target for 15 points 000F652C 46+ Ebony Ingot None Archery Yes Skyrim
Zephyr Skyrim Zephyr.webp 12 1 10 670 Fires 30% faster than a standard bow XX00CFB6 1+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery Yes Dawnguard
Bow of Shadows Skyrim Bow of Shadows.webp 19 18 2500 Weapon draw is 20% faster and casts invisibility for 30 seconds. XX000807 1+ Ebony Ingot Arcane Blacksmith Archery Yes Creation Club
Ruin's Edge Skyrim Ruin's Edge.webp 12 0.875 7 750 Randomly applies one of these effects to the target: - Demoralize, 100 pts for 20 seconds
- Drain Magicka, 1000 pts for 20 seconds
- Frenzy, 100 pts for 20 seconds
Frost Damage, 25 pts
- Paralyze, for 15 seconds
Paralyze, for 1 second
FEXXXD63 1+ Daedra Heart Daedric Smithing Archery Yes Creation Club
Madness Bow File:Skyrim Madness Bow.webp 21 0.5 21 3050 Enchantable XX000BE5 1+ Madness Ingot Quest Archery - Creation Club
Amber Bow File:Skyrim Amber Bow.webp 20 0.5 14 2925 Enchantable XX000BDC 1+ Amber Ingot Quest Archery - Creation Club
Dark Bow File:Skyrim Dark Bow.webp 13 0.5 10 495 Enchantable XX000802 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Daedric Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Golden Bow Skyrim Golden Bow.webp 11 1 10 495 Enchantable XX00080F 1+ Gold Ingot Daedric Smithing Archery - Creation Club

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