For a cross-game overview, see Bow.

 
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The bow is a weapon in Fallout 76, introduced in the Wastelanders update.

Characteristics

A simple recurve bow made of polished wood. The bow boasts high damage and rate of fire, but can only have one arrow nocked at a time. As with all bows, the bow is equipped with a hidden silencer in the game files, granting it Sneak functionality similar to that of a suppressor. The bow cannot be equipped while wearing power armor.

Crafting

Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Rubber (4)
Screw (4)
Wood (10)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 1)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Rubber (4)
Screw (4)
Wood (11)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 5)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Rubber (5)
Screw (4)
Wood (12)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 10)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Rubber (7)
Screw (5)
Wood (13)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 15)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Rubber (8)
Screw (6)
Wood (14)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 20)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (10)
Rubber (10)
Screw (7)
Wood (15)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 25)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (11)
Rubber (11)
Screw (8)
Wood (16)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 30)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (12)
Rubber (13)
Screw (9)
Wood (17)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 35)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (12)
Rubber (14)
Screw (10)
Wood (19)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 40)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (13)
Rubber (16)
Screw (11)
Wood (20)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 45)
Materials:Requirements:Produces:
Plastic (14)
Rubber (17)
Screw (12)
Wood (21)
Range
Level
Bow (Lv 50)

Weapon modifications

Sights
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
No sights
Iron sights+108+2Adhesive x1
Steel x3
Glow sights+108+4-7.5%+0.04Plan: Bow glow sightsAdhesive x1
Nuclear material x2
Steel x3
Arrow receiver
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
Standard arrowsAdhesive x1
Aluminum x1
Plastic x4
Wood x3
Cryo arrows-28Gunsmith 2
Plan: Bow cryo arrows
Adhesive x1
Cryo cell x1
Screw x4
Steel x3
Explosive arrows+15-28Gunsmith 2
Plan: Bow explosive arrows
Aluminum x2
Gunpowder x5
Screw x3
Steel x3
Flaming arrows+5 Fire-28Gunsmith 2
Plan: Bow flaming arrows
Adhesive x2
Aluminum x2
Fuel x5
Oil x2
Plasma arrows+20 Energy-28Gunsmith 2
Plan: Bow plasma arrows
Adhesive x1
Circuitry x1
Plasma cartridge x5
Steel x4
Poison arrows+5 Acid-28Gunsmith 2
Plan: Bow poison arrows
Acid x3
Adhesive x1
Spoiled meat x2
Steel x3
Ultracite arrows+22-28Gunsmith 5
Plan: Bow ultracite arrows
Adhesive x4
Gear x2
Oil x4
Pure crimson flux x2
Pure violet flux x2
Screw x4
Steel x14
Ultracite x5
Paintjob
ModDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changeRequiredComponents
No paint
Blood eagle styleAtom Atomic Shop
Survivor's paintFallout 76 limited-time content Nuclear Winter
Survivalist event
Flatwoods fletcher styleFallout 76 limited-time content The Legendary Run
Deep cave hunter paint

Locations

There are only two ways to obtain a bow:

  • Bows can be crafted at a weapons workbench if the corresponding plan is known.
  • Bows may be found as legendary weapons if the relevant plan is known. Legendary items can be earned either as quest rewards or found on legendary enemies.

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