How to get Ranged Weapons and Ammo in Elden Ring

Adiba Chowdhury
By Adiba Chowdhury
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Find out where you can acquire ranged weapons and ammunitions in Elden Ring.

The much-awaited Elden Ring is finally here. The action RPG offers a vast open-world filled with endless exploration opportunities and monsters to fight. And there are over 30 types of weapons for you to choose from. However, there are certain bosses such as the Flying Dragon Agheel or the Tree Sentinel that require you to rely on ranged weapons.

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When you first start in Elden Ring, you’ll have to choose from one of the 10 classes for your character. Among them, only 2 of these classes start off with ranged weapons. So unless you are playing as a Samurai or Bandit, you’ll have to go out of your way to acquire a ranged weapon.

That’s why to make the search easier for you; we will list all the ranged weapons you can find in Elden Rings along with where to get them. Moreover, we will also go over where and how you can find ammo for your ranged weapons.

All Ranged Weapon Locations in Elden Ring

The ranged weapons offered in Elden Ring are different variations of bows and crossbows. Below we have listed all the ranged weapons you can get under each category, along with where to find them.


  • Long Bow – It is the starting weapon for the Samurai Class and can be purchased from the Roundtable Hold’s Enia for 1,200 Runes.
  • Horn Bow – Can be found on a corpse under the stairs in Siofra River that leads to Hallowhorn Grounds.
  • Black Bow – Location unknown

Great Bows

  • Erdtree Greatbow – Obtained as a reward for destroying the moving statue trap through the use of hanging spheres at Limgrave: Fringefolk Hero’s Grave
  • Lion Greatbow – Location Unknown

Light Bows

  • Shortbow – It is the starting weapon for the Bandit Class and can be purchased from the Coastal Cave Nomadic Merchant for 600 Runes.
  • Composite Bow – Can be purchased from the Liurnia of the Lakes Nomadic Merchant for 3,500 Runes.
  • Red Branch Shortbow – Location Unknown


  • Pulley Crossbow – Can be found on a body in Mt. Gelmir’s war tower. Continue west of the first Mt. Gelmir Campsite and climb to the very top of the war tower to find the body near the edge.
  • Light Crossbow – Can be purchased from the Weeping Peninsula Nomadic Merchant for 1,500 Runes.
  • Crepus’s Black-Key Crossbow – Can be found at Roundtable Hold’s first Stonesword Key gate situated downstairs. The Crossbow is kept inside a chest in the dining hall.
  • Soldier’s Crossbow – Can be looted from one of the mobs near the top of the Gatefront’s sloping path.
  • Hand Ballista – Can be found at the top of the Forest Lookout Tower in the Weeping Peninsula.

How to get Ranged Weapon Ammo in Elden Ring

Since your only ranged weapons in the game are Bows and Crossbows, you’ll have to use Arrows and Bolts as ammo. However, there are a lot of variations among them. For example, you can use bone arrows, firebone arrows, poisonbone arrows, and more.

There are two ways you can get these arrows for your bows in Elden Ring. The first option is to purchase them from merchants in exchange for Runes. The other option is to craft them yourself with resources. However, if you want to craft your own arrows, you’ll need to first learn the crafting process by reading various cookbooks.

All Ammo Cookbook Locations in Elden Ring

Below we have listed all the locations of all relevant cookbooks that will teach you how to craft special arrows and bolts.

CookbookAmmo RecipeLocation
Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook [1]Bone Arrow
Bone Arrow (Fletched)
Bone Bolt
Can be purchased from Merchant Kalé based in Limgrave, Church of Elleh for 500 Runes.
Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook [3]Poisonbone Arrow
Poisonbone Arrow (Fletched)
Poisonbone Bolt
Can be purchased from North Limgrave’s Nomadic Merchant for 600 Runes.
Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook [6]Bloodbone Arrow
Bloodbone Arrow (Fletched)
Bloodbone Bolt
Can be found inside a chest in the room located at the top of Fort Haight’s main stairs.
Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook [11]Shattershard ArrowCan be purchased from the Liurnia of the Lakes’ Nomadic Merchant for 1,500 Runes
Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook [13]Bone Great Arrow
Bone Great Arrow (Fletched)
Bone Ballista Bolt
Can be purchased from the Liurnia of the Lakes’ Nomadic Merchant for 2,000 Runes
Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook [14]Poisonbone Dart Can be looted from one of the two corpses found in the Smoldering Church
Nomadic Warrior’s Cookbook [15]Rotbone Arrow
Rotbone Arrow (Fletched)
Rotbone Bolt
Can be purchased from South Caelid’s Nomadic Merchant for 4,000 Runes
Armorer’s Cookbook [2]Firebone Arrow
Firebone Arrow (Fletched)
Firebone Bolt
Can be purchased from Coastal Cave’s Nomadic Merchant for 600 Runes
Deserter’s Cookbook [1]Bone Arrow
Bone Arrow (Fletched)
Can be purchased from Merchant Kalé based in Limgrave, Church of Elleh for 150 Runes.
Deserter’s Cookbook [2]Poisonbone Arrow
Poisonbone Arrow (Fletched)
Can be looted from a small ruined house located in Dragon-Burnt Ruins
Glinstone Craftsman’s Cookbook [5]Magicbone Arrow
Magicbone Arrow (Fletched)
Magicbone Bolt
Location Unknown
Ancient Dragon Apostle’s Cookbook [1]Lightningbone Arrow
Lightningbone Arrow (Fletched)
Lightningbone Bolt
Location Unknown

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By Adiba Chowdhury Deputy Evergreen Editor
Adiba Chowdhury is the Deputy Editor of the Evergreen section at GameRiv. Adiba is an avid gamer, artist, and anime lover. She expresses her love for RPGs, JRPGs, and Action Adventure games by writing about evergreen titles with lasting impressions for GameRiv.