Best Bow in Skyrim gives over 1000 damage

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After 150 hours playing Skyrim and focusing on Archery you’d think most bows are either found, or you know about them. Today has been a reality check for us, which was met with both drooling and a sense of excitement to boot up Skyrim and find/create a bow that does well over 1000 damage.

We’ve seen many mods and this is certainly not one of them, you can create a Legendary Daedric Bow on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC that does over 1300 damage. How do you do that without cheating? Read on to find out.

After seeing an image that showed a Daedric Bow with 917 damage, we decided to investigate if this were true and if so, how do you go about finding or creating such a powerful weapon, which leads us to finding out what the best bow in Skyrim is?

We first found a few forum posts talking about Daedric bows with 415 base damage and fire/lighting at 62, although this is a crazy amount of damage compared to our 60 damage bow right now, which impressed us at first, we’d heard there is a lot more possible when hunting for the best bow.

Then we nailed it and found out a few simple tricks to achieve some crazy damage with bows, although you will want to max out your ranks in Smithing, Archery etc. You can see how to do this in the video below, which gives you a God-like bow with 652 damage, and over 1300 if you drink a Smithing potion before enhancing the bow.

Values are based on 100 skills in certain perk trees, which anything less will affect how good the weapons are. The video creator states that you need to be at the 100 skill level for Enchanting and Alchemy. You will also need to drink some potions before and during crafting a new Daedric bow.

One thing you got to remember if before trying this is that the game will become stupidly easy with the best bow in Skyrim, imagine what a 1300+ damage bow can do? Although it’s fair to point out this is part of the game and not a mod. Watch the video below and let us know what you think.

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  • Jeprule

    I am not at all impressed. There are combos in some Final Fantasy games that do 99,999 damage.

    • Cruxis

      Herp a Derp! your so funny! moron..

    • phadewilkilu

      …..dumb ass. It’s relative. Having a bow pumping out over 1000 dmg in Skyrim is about as impressive as doing 100,000 dmg in some other games.. They just use bigger numbers, lol.

      • Morrjame

        its a fair assumption to say the standard health in both games is 100 or within an order of magnitude, as such 100,000 damage is 2 orders of magnitude greater then damage any weapon in skyrim is capable of, making his comment at least partial valid, and not deserving of such mockery.

    • Da_ardnutt

      spaz

    • Satan Loves You

      It all depends on how much health your enemies have. In final fantasy games, most powerful enemies have hundreds of thousands of hp, sometimes even millions, so such combos are necessary. Its all relative. But in Skyrim, that much damage, unmodified, is devestatingly powerful and impressive. I dont know EXACTLY how much health enemies in skyrim have, as on the Xbox atleast there is no way to view a numeric value, but im pretty sure that that much damage will easily one-shot anything in the game on master. Atleast most things, but if you get sneak modifiers, just forget about it. Youll slaughter everything. There is no case in final fantasy where you could easily one shot the hardest boss character. That being said, Final Fantasy and TES are totally different kinds of games. Also, this much damage is simply retardedly powerful and would effectively ruin the gameplay experience.

  • Izini

    exploit

  • Joey

    where did you get the Yeoman’s of silence gear from?

    • Gtox11

      He renamed his gear during the enchanting process.

  • Khan_usman22

    where to find markman potion?

  • Panast_bpt

    When i do this the damage only comes to 106 base

  • Anonymous

    This is impressive for a bow in Skyrim.  It would almost make the game too easy.

  • Kkopsie

    Can u Explain how u made ur 2 sets of smithing and alchemy armor

  • Cotton18

    What was the site that you found the recipies on?

  • Jon_eod

    The video does a poor job of explaining the process by which one creates epic weaponry. He explains the skills you need but not why you need them.
    The goal is to create extremely powerful weapons and armor. The process is as follows.
    Enchant apparel for enhanced alchemy.While wearing the enchanted apparel, create potions of enhance enchanting.Consume the potion, and then create more powerful enchantments of enhance alchemy.The max you’ll get with this method is 29% bonus to enchantments.Once you’ve capped the enchantment bonus, enchant apparel for enhance smithing.Create potions of enhance smithing (the bonus should be around 120%).Consume an enhance smithing potion, equip the enhance smithing clothing, and smith your weapons/armor.

  • Jon

    The video does a poor job of explaining the process by which one creates epic weaponry. He explains the skills you need but not why you need them.
    The goal is to create extremely powerful weapons and armor. The process is as follows.
    Enchant apparel for enhanced alchemy.While wearing the enchanted apparel, create potions of enhance enchanting.Consume the potion, and then create more powerful enchantments of enhance alchemy.The max you’ll get with this method is 29% bonus to enchantments.Once you’ve capped the enchantment bonus, enchant apparel for enhance smithing.Create potions of enhance smithing (the bonus should be around 120%).Consume an enhance smithing potion, equip the enhance smithing clothing, and smith your weapons/armor.

  • Someone U. Dunno

    This is really nothing. There is a way to get a potentially engine breaking amount of damage.
    Some facts
    Fortify Alchemy Enchantments Exist.
    Fortify Restoration Magnitude Potions Exist and are player craftable.
    And this is the important part.
    The Fortify Alchemy Enchantment counts as a Restoration Effect.

    So….
    1) Create fortify alchemy item
    2) craft fortify restoration potion
    3) Unequip then re-equip fortify alchemy item to gain a large fortify alchemy bonus.
    4) repeat step 2 and 3 as often as you dare.
    5) create fortify enchantment potion
    6) enchant weapon
    7) ???
    8) profit

    • Bean

      Has this been tested?

  • HerDerp

    Break game. No fun. So you can one shot anything?  Big whoop. I can turn down the difficulty and do the same.

    • Xyameax

      You could also keep on master and give the bow to a companion so you dont have to worry about him getting killed

  • aether

    You recommend making rings and enchanting them.  I haven’t found all of the enchantments in the game yet, but I’ve found that the best way to level enchanting / smithing while earning money is to make daggers and enchant them with banish.  This produces daggers with a value of around 1500-2000 depending on the quality of soul gem you use, enchanting ability etc. which seems to be considerably higher gold value than any other enchantment.

    For me, banish is the best enchant to use if you’re mass enchanting and selling the gear.  I sell it in the thieve’s guild where there’s about 8k gold between all of the merchants and fast travel back and forth between there and Riften to reset the merchant gold count.

  • Fattyb3130

    U actually can make enchantment potions that give 37% more to enchantments and smithing potions that increase smithing by 147%…u can do this by wearing 5 pieces of alchamy gear not 4. U can where a circlet along with a falmer helmet which will give u 58% along with ring, necklace, and gauntlet with 29% each for a total increase of 145%. Then make your enchantment and smithing potions while wearing this gear. Not that it matters but u can create armor with over a 2200 armor rating and bows n swords that do over 600 damage…

  • martin

    just maxed out my bow at 1780dmg/shot

  • Abdullahi11

    were can u get a smithing potion,
    does it even exist?

  • Bfdeaton

    Drink smithing potion before you enchant? Are we sucking brown bottles to? This is not legit. This is fortify restoration glitch. If your gonna use that glitch you can create a bow that does 5000 hp. Not impressive.

  • Bfdeaton

    They also don’t tell you that your need 4/5 pieces of armor enchanted for archery to achieve 600/700 hp on your bow.

  • Dandelf

    I went to far using the weapon damage exploit and ended up with an iron greatsword that does about 51 quadrillion damage (51,000,000,000,000,000), I used enchanted armour to get that final amount.

    • Trolhunter

      Well i fucked your my mom with an iron dagger.

  • KKRRDDSS

    for PC: COC QASMOKE

  • replace_the_o

    Daedra hearts are actually really common if you know where to look for them.  During the daedric quest “The Black Star” you get three.  During the Deadric Quest “pieces of the past” you get two outside Mehrunes’ shrine, and two more inside.  Also, after you beat “pieces of the past,” if you fast travel up there, those fools come back to life and start attacking you again.  So if you need more daedra hearts, just fast travel to Mehrunes shrine and you can get 4 more hearts.

  • Guest

    1337 damage – intentional, Bethseda?

  • Pittydaddy

    The only blessing I didn’t hear about when single shotting dragons was the dragon slayer blessing from the blade at the temple with the wall

  • Ryan

    Hopefully you can reply. The best bow I can make is 400 damage without enchantments or alchemy. However, from what I understand, the 120% archery potion only works temporarily, so the 1000+ damage only lasts temporarily?

  • Kheal

    This just seems like a lot of work to make an awesome game really boring……good job nerds.

    • Matthew Mathis

      Lol, nerds made all forms of technology, including the chair you’re sitting on. Thankfully, most of us aren’t violent and the lesser races are still living.
      …Well, at least you would be thankful.

  • Dainikro

    Of course you know so little about the game spending all your time trying to exploit it. Your voice is really annoying.

  • connor

    you didnt even show how to make it????

  • Baigepwr

    Just a small tip, to get daedra hearts simply cpmplete the quest that gives you Mehrunes Razor. You wll learn about this quest when you hear rumors of someone starting a museum to the Mythic Dawn cult from the previous game(Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion). Then fast travel to any town and then fast travel back to Mehrunes altar after a day has gone by to find two daedra warriors guarding the alter. Kill them and then loot their hearts. I do not know exactly why this happens but I do know that it does not always work.

  • ulic

    how did you Duel Enchant, which one?

  • somebody

    I wonder what kind of damage you do with this same concept but with a crossbow, thanks to the new dawnguard expansion.

  • Steph

    Not sure if anyone mentioned this, but when making the alchemy enchanted apparel, use a Falmer helmet. Falmer helmets and the Krosis mask can stack.

  • Swugopher

    Well… my full daedric armor… my daedric warhammer…. And my thousands of healing potions…Will get a new ally!