Dealing high damage to Guardians (BotW)
Instantly defeating enemies (BotW)
Ancient Arrows are items in Breath of the Wild.
Location and Uses
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Ancient Arrows are a special type of Arrow designed specifically for defeating Guardians. There are a total of 9 Treasure Chests containing Ancient Arrows, all found at Hyrule Castle. Three of them contain one Ancient Arrow, five of them contain a bundle of 3 Ancient Arrows, and one contains a bundle of 5 Ancient Arrows. Link can also create them in exchange for Ancient Materials, Arrows, and Rupees by using the Ancient Oven, Cherry, at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. They can purchased individually, in bundles of three or five Arrows. Ancient Arrows deal moderate damage to Bosses, but heavy damage to Guardians. If an Ancient Arrow strikes a Guardian directly in the eye, the Guardian is instantly defeated. If used on enemies other than Guardians and Bosses, the enemy and its Weapons vanish. Enemies that vanish due to the Ancient Arrow will also not drop any Materials. Ancient Arrows do not disappear after being shot at an object, allowing Link to retrieve them if he misses an enemy. Ancient Arrows will penetrate and stick to certain objects, such as wood, and certain Materials, such as Hylian Shrooms. Ancient Arrows can cause ice blocks made from the Cryonis Rune to vanish. Ancient Arrows can also be used to instantly dispatch Divine Beast Vah Medoh's Cannons. Ancient Arrows are one of the only means of defeating Dark Beast Ganon, alongside the Light Arrows from the Bow of Light and Twilight Bow as well as Sword Beams from the Master Sword.