The Compound Bow is a 4-star Bow available to all players. While there is no special unlock requirement, obtaining the actual weapon itself will require some grinding. The sword needs a Northlander Bow Billet, only available through weekly boss drops or as quest/exploration rewards.
Once you obtain a Northlander Bow Billet, you can use it to forge either the Prototype Crescent or Compound Bow. The Compound Bow is designed for Physical carries, which is somewhat counter-intuitive due to the lack of Bow characters who rely on Physical damage.
Compound Bow’s Stats
- Rarity: 4-star
- ATK: 41 – 454
- Secondary Stat: Physical DMG Bonus
- Secondary Stat Levels: 15% – 69%
- Passive: Infusion Arrow: Normal Attack and Charged Attack hits increase ATK by 4% and Normal ATK SPD by 1.2% for 6s. Max 4 stacks. Can only occur once every 0.3s.
|Level 20||x3 Grain of Aerosiderite, x3 Fragile Bone Shard, x2 Recruit’s Insignia, x5,000 Mora|
|Level 40||x3 Piece of Aerosiderite, x12 Fragile Bone Shard, x8 Recruit’s Insignia, x15,000 Mora|
|Level 50||x6 Piece of Aerosiderite, x6 Sturdy Bone Shard, x6 Sergeant’s Insignia, x20,000 Mora|
|Level 60||x3 Bit of Aerosiderite, x12 Sturdy Bone Shard, x9 Sergeant’s Insignia, x30,000 Mora|
|Level 70||x6 Bit of Aerosiderite, x9 Fossilized Bone Shard, x6 Lieutenant’s Insignia, x35,000 Mora|
|Level 80||x4 Chunk of Aerosiderite, x18 Fossilized Bone Shard, x12 Lieutenant’s Insignia, x45,000 Mora|
Is the Compound Bow any good?
The problem with the Compound Bow is the lack of Physical DPS characters who use a Bow. There is only one character who can feasibly use an off-meta Physical DPS build. Otherwise, the Compound Bow will always be overshadowed by the Prototype Crescent as a free-to-play weapon.
The one character that could feasibly use the Compound Bow is Fischl. She has an off-meta Physical DPS build, which allows her to utilize the Compound Bow. Even so, the Prototype Crescent is still somewhat of a stronger option. (The Compound Bow will win out if you don’t trigger the Prototype Crescent’s passive, however.)