Ivara hit the ground and sprang into a surrounding tunnel, the Myrmidon's shot lancing a gouge in the porous chamber wall.

Ivara pressed her back to a shadowed outcrop at the tunnel's end while the Myrmidon's weapon blazed and cut and chewed through her only cover. As good a time as any to discuss the weapon before you: the Artemis Bow. The huntress' signature weapon and the tool with which she has wrought so much good. Said by some to be spirit-bonded to her, others say the product of forgotten Orokin technology. What Porvis tells us next displays to good effect what warrior and weapon were capable of.

Pinned behind eroding cover, seconds from death, Ivara summoned her Artemis Bow, and it came to her. She and weapon as one. Without rising she pulled back, aimed high, she and arrow as one, and loosed. Under Ivara's guidance the arrow turned its path and shot down the corridor, toward the Myrmidon, and lengthwise through his weapon.

Around Ivara the walls flashed green for a micro-second, as the Myrmidon's weapon erupted, and then... silence.

The Artemis Bow is IvaraIcon272.pngIvara's and Ivara PrimeIcon272.pngIvara Prime's signature Exalted Weapon, which can only be used upon activating the ability of the same name. It fires seven arrows at once in a vertical spread, which can be reoriented into a horizontal spread by holding down the fire button.

Refer to the weapon's ability page for a list of mods that affect the weapon.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon deals primarily DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage.


  • Second-highest base damage of all weapons in the game, after Arquebex.
  • High DmgPunctureSmall64.pngPuncture damage – effective against armor.
  • Very high critical chance.
  • High status chance.
  • Innate 1.5x damage multiplier.
  • Innate multishot of 7 arrows, which can be oriented vertically, horizontally, or diagonally based on charge time.
  • Pinpoint accuracy.
  • Silent.
  • Innate 1 meter punch through.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Does not use ammunition.
  • Can use the bow-exclusive Mod TT 20px.pngThunderbolt mod.
  • Innate two V and one Bar polarities.


  • Low DmgImpactSmall64.pngImpact and DmgSlashSmall64.pngSlash damage – less effective against shields and health.
    • Wide projectile spread reduces effectiveness on a single target unless firing at point-blank range.
    • Projectiles generated by multishot will deal the same damage as normal projectiles; adding multishot will not decrease the damage per arrow.
  • With Mod TT 20px.pngConcentrated Arrow augment:
    • Explosion has innate DmgBlastSmall64.pngBlast damage – less effective against Ferrite Armor and Infested Sinew.
    • The single arrow deals the same amount of damage as an individual arrow without the augment.
    • Charge has no effect on damage; only the projectile speed.
    • Explosion has 0% status chance.
    • Punch through is removed, and can not be increased with mods.
  • Arrows have a travel time with slight arcing.
  • Requires energy to activate and consumes energy per shot.
  • As an Exalted Weapon, it cannot benefit from, nor contribute to the set bonus of any Set Mods (the Vigilante Mod Set can still apply if equipped on Warframe, Primary or Robotic Weapons, and not on the Exalted Weapon itself).
  • Cannot equip Amalgam Mods (e.g., Mod TT 20px.pngAmalgam Serration).

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Artemis Bow weapon appears in the Arsenal after unlocking Ivara's ArtemisBow130xDark.pngArtemis Bow ability.
  • The displayed damage number of 240 in the Arsenal is Artemis Bow's base damage of 160 multiplied by Artemis Bow's innate 1.5x damage multiplier.
  • Firing arrows with a half charge allows players to shoot arrows in a diagonal orientation.
  • Charging shots does not increase arrow flight speed, unless Mod TT 20px.pngConcentrated Arrow is equipped.
  • Mod TT 20px.pngHunter Munitions can be utilized to greatly bypass enemy defenses such as Armor.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Artemis is a deity from Ancient Greek mythology, most famous for being the goddess of the hunt.
    • One of Artemis' symbols is the bow and arrow.
  • Before the introduction of moddable Exalted Weapons, the stats of the Artemis Bow depended on the mods equipped on the player's Primary weapon.
  • On Ivara PrimeIcon272.pngIvara Prime, the bow is named Artemis Bow Prime. Its stats are, however, identical to Artemis Bow.
  • Artemis Bow is the first and only Exalted primary in the game.

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 29.5

  • Fixed animation issues with Ivara/Ivara Prime’s Artemis Bow.
  • Fixed de-equipping a Scanner not returning you to your active Exalted weapon if one was equipped prior.

Hotfix 29.1.1

  • Fixes towards Exalted weapons not being equipped when viewed via Look Link or Mod Link.

Update 28.3

  • Ivara's Artemis Bow now has 20% Status Chance per projectile. Also slightly tweaked how Status Chance and Multishot are displayed in Arsenal stats.

Update 23.0

  • Introduced as a moddable weapon.

Last updated: Update 28.3

See Also[edit | edit source]

  • ArtemisBow130xDark.pngArtemis Bow, the ability that summons the weapon.
  • IvaraIcon272.pngIvara, the weapon's user.
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