Daikyu takes great strength to draw back, but provides added power and range to every shot.

The Daikyu is an asymmetrical bow of LotusBlack.pngTenno design and origin. It has a large base damage and increased Projectile Speed compared to the other bows, but takes longer to fully draw and cannot be released early for decreased damage.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64.png 35
MarketIcon.png Market Price: Platinum64.png 225 Blueprint2.svg Blueprints Price:Credits64.png15,000
Tenno Lab Research ClanAffinity64.png 3,000
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Akstiletto
Ghost Clan x1   Shadow Clan x3   Storm Clan x10   Mountain Clan x30   Moon Clan x100

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

This weapon primarily deals Puncture b.svg Puncture damage.


  • Second highest base damage of all bows behind CernosPrime.png Cernos Prime.
    • Near-equal physical damages – effective against health and shields.
  • High headshot multiplier.
  • Has the highest Projectile Speed of all bows.
    • Arrows have low arc due to flight speed.
  • Charged shots have an innate 3 meter punch through, the highest of all bows.
    • As it can only be fired when fully charged, shots will always have the punch through.
  • Silent - will not be present on opponent's minimap.
  • On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
  • Medium-to-high zoom level when aiming.
  • Innate Madurai Pol.svg polarity slot.
  • Can equip the Daikyu exclusive Mod TT 20px.pngSpring-Loaded Broadhead.


  • Second lowest charge speed of all bows, behind Lenz.png Lenz.
    • Cannot be fired at partial charge.
  • Arrows have travel time with slight arcing.
  • Has the shortest charge-hold-time of 4 seconds.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The Daikyu does not have a quick fire option, nor can it be fired at partial charge - it must be fully charged before it can be fired.
    • The weapon's charge, both in its draw phase and its hold phase, can be cancelled by performing actions that will break normal weapon charges, such as pressing reload, rolling, or switching to another weapon.
    • The held arrow will instantly be uncharged after 4 seconds has passed.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • The increased Projectile Speed and subsequent low arc makes it much easier to achieve headshots and hit enemies at very long ranges.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The daikyū (大弓) is one of two variants of the Japanese asymmetrical yumi bow. Read as "big bow" or "Longbow", the daikyū is the larger variant to the smaller hankyū (半弓; lit. "half bow").
  • The mechanics of this bow appear to be heavily based on the principles of Kyūdō, the practice of Japanese archery. By taking one's time and adopting proper shooting posture and form, the arrow is assured to hit its mark.
  • The Codex description mentions great strength required to draw the Daikyu, which may refer to its prolonged drawing time.
  • The Daikyu is the first and currently only bow in the game that has a completely compact, collapsible form when holstered. It folds into three pieces: its two arms and the grip, creating a U-shape as the arms point upward on the player's back.

Media[edit | edit source]

Daikyu Skins Edit

Patch History[edit | edit source]

Update 22.12

  • Mastery Rank increased from 0 to 10.
  • Physical damage changed from 20% Impact, 60% Puncture and 20% Slash to 30% Impact, 40% Puncture and 30% Slash.
  • Charge speed increased from 1.75 to 1 secs.
  • Charge can now be held indefinitely.
  • Damage decreased from 500 to 460.

Update 21.0

  • Crit chance increased from 15% to 20%. (undocumented)
  • Increased damage from 350 to 500.
  • Increased status chance from 45% to 50%.
  • Added 100% Knockback Status Effect.

Update: Specters of the Rail

  • Reduced the damage of the Daikyu.
  • Daikyu ammo pool reduced to 15.

Update 18.6

  • Conclave: Daikyu flight speed has been increased by 35%.

Hotfix 18.12.2

  • Fixed the Daikyu quiver clipping through the backs of numerous Warframes.

Hotfix 18.4.10

  • Conclave: Increased the damage of the Daikyu.

Hotfix 18.4.7

  • The Daikyu can now begin to charge another shot immediately after releasing the first, like all other bows.

Update 18.4

  • Conclave: Reduced the ammo pool of the Daikyu from 30 to 20.

Update 18.3

  • Conclave: Daikyu damage has been adjusted to one hit kill against the highest base EHP without +EHP mods. (Requires Spring-Loaded Broadhead mod)

Hotfix 18.0.7

  • Increase the audio FX for the Daikyu’s full draw.

Hotfix 18.0.6

  • Fixed the Daikyu unintentionally breaking Ivara’s Prowl.

Update 18.0

Hotfix 17.0.5

  • Fixed some audio FX not playing correctly on the Daikyu bow.

Hotfix 17.0.4

  • Fixed the Daikyu making a firing sound before fully charged.

Update 16.8

  • Conclave: Fixed the Daikyu having no charge limit.

Update 16.7

  • Fixed the Daikyu killing the client if being drawn during a Host Migration.

Update 16.6

  • Fixed the Daikyu becoming locked in a full draw animation when sprinting.
  • Fixed Daikyu’s charged shots causing odd animations when turning to aim.
  • Conclave: Daikyu’s damage has been decreased.

Hotfix 16.5.4

  • Fixed an issue with the Daikyu bow being pulled and causing clipping issues while sprinting.

Hotfix 16.5.2

  • Adjusted the draw radius and shot radius on Paris, Paris Prime, Cernos, and Daikyu. Before, players were able to hear you draw your bow from considerably far away distances that would give away your position.
  • Fixed the Daikyu bow string not being properly placed in players hands until after initial shot.

Update 16.5

  • Introduced.
Last updated: Update 23.2
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