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Composite Weapons Quest
Level: 0+
Rec. Level: 20+
Type: Solo
Starts With: Yuan Hanzu (bow and xbow)
Havala bint Mylos (atlatl)
Starts At: Ayan Baqur
Repeat: N/A
Quest Chain: 1. Composite Weapons Quest
2. Composite Weapons Upgrade

Overview

This quest covers creating the basic Composite Bow, Composite Crossbow, and Composite Atlatl. Once you create your weapon, you may proceed to the Composite Weapons Upgrade quest to enhance it.

Walkthrough & Notes

There are 18 variations of the Composite Bow, 18 variations of the Composite Crossbow, 54 variations of the Composite Bow with Handle, and 54 variations of the Composite Crossbow with Handle. For all possible weapons, see Composite Weapons Quest/Full Rewards.

The best possible Composite Bows and Crossbows are made from Great Mattekar Horns, Ravener Guts, Large Lugian Sinews, and a Dark Revenant Thighbone. For these weapons, see the rewards section.

The Atlatl, which was a later addition, only has 4 variations. For these weapons, see the rewards section.

The table below outlines all components and what property they grant to bows and crossbows.

Item Crafted From Effect
Shaped Fire Auroch Horn Icon Shaped Fire Auroch Horn Fire Auroch Horn Icon Fire Auroch Horn +2% Melee Defense
Shaped Great Mattekar Horn Icon Shaped Great Mattekar Horn Great Mattekar Horn Icon Great Mattekar Horn +6% Melee Defense
Cured Small Lugian Sinew Icon Cured Small Lugian Sinew Small Lugian Sinew Icon Small Lugian Sinew (failure)  ?
Cured Lugian Sinew Icon Cured Lugian Sinew Small Lugian Sinew Icon Small Lugian Sinew (success)
Large Lugian Sinew Icon Large Lugian Sinew (failure)
Bow: Speed 40
Xbow: Speed 120
Cured Large Lugian Sinew Icon Cured Large Lugian Sinew Large Lugian Sinew Icon Large Lugian Sinew (success) Bow: Speed 35
Xbow: Speed 90
Oiled String Icon Oiled String Sclavus Tongue Icon Sclavus Tongues (failure)  ?
Fine Oiled String Icon Fine Oiled String Sclavus Tongue Icon Sclavus Tongues (success)
Ravener Guts Icon Ravener Guts (failure)
Bow: +90% Damage
Xbow: +120% Damage
Excellent Oiled String Icon Excellent Oiled String Ravener Guts Icon Ravener Guts (success) Bow: +110% Damage
Xbow: +140% Damage
Bone Handle (Low) Icon Bone Handle (Low) Undead Thighbone Icon Undead Thighbone (failure)  ?
Bone Handle (Medium) Icon Bone Handle (Medium) Undead Thighbone Icon Undead Thighbone (success)
Dark Revenant Thighbone Icon Dark Revenant Thighbone (failure)
 ?
Bone Handle (High) Icon Bone Handle (High) Dark Revenant Thighbone Icon Dark Revenant Thighbone (success)  ?

Gathering Trophies

For the Great Mattekar Horn, hunt Great Mattekars. The best location to do this is the Mattekar Cave near Neydisa Castle, but they can also be found as landscape spawns in locations such as the Lost Wish Mountain Range.

For the Fire Auroch Horn, hunt Auroch Fire Bulls or the Master of the Herd. Fire auroch herds can be found at the following points of interest:

For the Large Lugian Sinew, hunt mid to high level lugians, such as Gotrok Gigas, Gotrok Montok, Gotrok Extas, Gotrok Tiatus, Gigas Raider, Extas Raider, and Tiatus Raider. These creatures may be found in the following dungeons: Hills Citadel, Wilderness Citadel, Ridge Citadel, Old Mine, Linvak Tukal Entryway, and Lugian Excavations

For the Small Lugian Sinew, hunt low to mid level lugians, such as Gotrok Amploth, Gotrok Obeloth, Gotrok Lithos, Amploth Raider, Obeloth Raider, and Lithos Raider. These creatures may be found in the following dungeons: Hills Citadel, Forking Trail, Trialos, Lugian Post, Lugian Outpost, and Lugian Quarry.

Crafting Components

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The Composite Bow and Crossbow

Step 1: Crafting the Stave

  1. Hunt Great Mattekars until you find two Great Mattekar Horns. (VERY low drop rate)
  2. Head to Ayan Baqur and hand your two Great Mattekar Horns to Yuan Hanzu. You'll receive two Shaped Great Mattekar Horns.
  3. Hunt Lugians until you find two Large Lugian Sinews.
    • Cooking Pot Icon + Large Lugian Sinew Icon = Cured Large Lugian Sinew Icon
You expertly cure the lugian sinew.
    • Shaped Great Mattekar Horn Icon + Cured Large Lugian Sinew Icon = Composite Arm Icon
You combine the horn and sinew into a bow arm.
  1. Repeat this step to get 2 arms for the stave.
    • Composite Arm Icon + Composite Arm Icon = Composite Stave Icon
You combine the two arms into a stave.

Step 1b: Crafting the Stock for the Crossbow

  1. Hunt Golems made of wood such as Wood Golems, Small Wood Golems and Forest Lords until you find a Wood Heart.
  2. Hand your Wood Heart to Barnar the Tinker in Cragstone at 25.3N 49.1E to receive a Crossbow Stock.
    • Composite Stave Icon + Crossbow Stock Icon = Composite Stock with Stave Icon

Step 2: Crafting the String

  1. Hunt Drudge Raveners until you find three Ravener Guts.
    • Ravener Guts Icon + Ravener Guts Icon = Twisted Drudge Ravener Guts Icon
    • Ravener Guts Icon + Twisted Drudge Ravener Guts Icon = Braided Drudge Ravener Guts Icon
    • Bloodseeker Oil Icon + Braided Drudge Ravener Guts Icon = Excellent Oiled String Icon
You apply the oil liberally to the string.
  1. Attach the string to the bow stave or crossbow stock with stave (weapon skill check).
    • Excellent Oiled String Icon + Composite Stave Icon = Composite Bow Icon
You deftly attach the string to the stave.
    • Excellent Oiled String Icon + Composite Stock with Stave Icon = Composite Crossbow Icon
You deftly attach the string to the stave.

Step 3: Adding a Handle

  1. Notes:
    • If you want to add the highest tier handle, skip this step and go directly to the Composite Weapons Upgrade quest.
    • You can upgrade the handle to your weapon at any time by simply adding another Bone Handle to your weapon.
  2. Hunt Dark Revenants (some other Undead Creatures also drop the thighbone) until you find a Dark Revenant Thighbone.
    • Whittling Knife Icon + Dark Revenant Thighbone Icon = Bone Handle (High) Icon
      You intricately carve the bone into a handle.
  3. Attach the Bone Handle to your Composite Bow or Composite Crossbow to increase its stats.
    • Bone Handle (Low) Icon + Composite Bow Icon = Composite Bow with Handle Icon
      You deftly attach the handle to the bow.
    • Bone Handle (Medium) Icon + Composite Bow Icon = Composite Bow with Handle Icon
    • Bone Handle (High) Icon + Composite Bow Icon = Composite Bow with Handle Icon
    • Bone Handle (Low) Icon + Composite Crossbow Icon = Composite Crossbow with Handle Icon
    • Bone Handle (Medium) Icon + Composite Crossbow Icon = Composite Crossbow with Handle Icon
    • Bone Handle (High) Icon + Composite Crossbow Icon = Composite Crossbow with Handle Icon

The Composite Atlatl

Step 1: Crafting the Stave

  1. Hunt Great Mattekars until you find two Great Mattekar Horns.
  2. Head to Ayan Baqur and hand your two Great Mattekar Horns to Havala bint Mylos. You'll receive two Carved Great Mattekar Horns.
  3. Hunt Lugians until you find two Large Lugian Sinews.
    • Cooking Pot Icon + Large Lugian Sinew Icon = Cured Large Lugian Sinew Icon
    • Carved Great Mattekar Horn Icon + Cured Large Lugian Sinew Icon = Composite Atlatl Arm Icon
  4. Repeat this step to get 2 arms for the stave.
    • Composite Atlatl Arm Icon + Composite Atlatl Arm Icon = Composite Atlatl Stave Icon
  5. Next you need to strengthen the stave using Grievver Spike Oil.

Step 2: Strengthening the Stave

  1. Hunt Spiked Grievvers until you find three Grievver Spikes (low drop rate).
    • Metal Press Icon + Grievver Spike Icon = Single Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon
  2. Repeat 3 times.
    • Single Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon + Single Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon = Double Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon
    • Single Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon + Double Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon = Full Bottle of Grievver Spike Oil Icon
  3. Use the oil on the stave to strenthen it (Alchemy Skill Check).
    • Full Bottle of Grievver Spike Oil Icon + Composite Atlatl Stave Icon = Composite Atlatl Icon

Step 3: Adding a Handle

  1. Notes:
    • If you want to add the highest tier handle, skip this step and go directly to the Composite Weapons Upgrade quest.
    • You can upgrade the handle to your weapon at any time by simply adding another Bone Handle to your weapon.
  2. Hunt Dark Revenants (some other Undead Creatures also drop the thighbone) until you find a Dark Revenant Thighbone.
    • Carving Knife Icon + Dark Revenant Thighbone Icon = Bone Handle (High) Icon
  3. Attach the Bone Handle to your Composite Atlatl to increase its stats.
    • Bone Handle (Low) Icon + Composite Atlatl Icon = Composite Atlatl with Handle Icon
    • Bone Handle (Medium) Icon + Composite Atlatl Icon = Composite Atlatl with Handle Icon
    • Bone Handle (High) Icon + Composite Atlatl Icon = Composite Atlatl with Handle Icon

Items

Texts
Text Icon Book Yaun Hanzu's Composite Bow ManualText Icon Parchment Havala's Composite Atlatl ManualText Icon Parchment Barnar the Tinker's Note
Strings and Materials
Sclavus Tongue Icon Sclavus TongueTwisted Sclavus Tongues Icon Twisted Sclavus TonguesBraided Sclavus Tongues Icon Braided Sclavus TonguesRavener Guts Icon Ravener GutsTwisted Drudge Ravener Guts Icon Twisted Drudge Ravener GutsBraided Drudge Ravener Guts Icon Braided Drudge Ravener GutsOiled String Icon Oiled StringFine Oiled String Icon Fine Oiled StringExcellent Oiled String Icon Excellent Oiled String
Sinews
Small Lugian Sinew Icon Small Lugian SinewLarge Lugian Sinew Icon Large Lugian SinewCured Small Lugian Sinew Icon Cured Small Lugian SinewCured Lugian Sinew Icon Cured Lugian SinewCured Large Lugian Sinew Icon Cured Large Lugian Sinew
Horns
Shaped Fire Auroch Horn Icon Shaped Fire Auroch HornShaped Great Mattekar Horn Icon Shaped Great Mattekar HornCarved Great Mattekar Horn Icon Carved Great Mattekar Horn
Handles
Undead Thighbone Icon Undead ThighboneDark Revenant Thighbone Icon Dark Revenant ThighboneBone Handle (Low) Icon Bone Handle (Low)Bone Handle (Medium) Icon Bone Handle (Medium)Bone Handle (High) Icon Bone Handle (High)
Bow, Crossbow Components
Composite Arm Icon Composite ArmComposite Stave Icon Composite StaveCrossbow Stock Icon Crossbow StockComposite Stock with Stave Icon Composite Stock with Stave
Atlatl Components
Grievver Spike Icon Grievver SpikeSingle Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon Single Spine Grievver Spike OilDouble Spine Grievver Spike Oil Icon Double Spine Grievver Spike OilFull Bottle of Grievver Spike Oil Icon Full Bottle of Grievver Spike OilComposite Atlatl Arm Icon Composite Atlatl ArmComposite Atlatl Stave Icon Composite Atlatl Stave

Dungeons & Maps

Dungeon Coordinates Wiki Map ACmaps
Mattekar Cave 65.4N, 16.7E -- 0169
Hills Citadel 56.6S, 66.9E -- 02F0

Rewards

Rewards
Composite Atlatl Icon Composite AtlatlComposite Bow Icon Composite BowComposite Crossbow Icon Composite CrossbowComposite Atlatl with Handle Icon Composite Atlatl with Handle (Low)Composite Bow with Handle Icon Composite Bow with Handle (Low)Composite Crossbow with Handle Icon Composite Crossbow with Handle (Low)Composite Atlatl with Handle Icon Composite Atlatl with Handle (Medium)Composite Bow with Handle Icon Composite Bow with Handle (Medium)Composite Crossbow with Handle Icon Composite Crossbow with Handle (Medium)Composite Atlatl with Handle Icon Composite Atlatl with Handle (High)Composite Bow with Handle Icon Composite Bow with Handle (High)Composite Crossbow with Handle Icon Composite Crossbow with Handle (High)

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Dialog

Giving Fire Auroch Horn to Yuan Hanzu

You give Yuan Hanzu Fire Auroch Horn.

Yuan Hanzu tells you, "The horn of a Fire Auroch, eh? These beasts are impressive, but very slow, which makes them easy to kill. Here, I have carved the horn into a shape suitable for use in a composite bow"

Yuan Hanzu gives you Shaped Fire Auroch Horn.
Giving Great Mattekar Horn to Yuan Hanzu

You give Yuan Hanzu Great Mattekar Horn.

Yuan Hanzu tells you, "Great Mattekars are worthy prey. Take this piece of carved horn. With it you may make a strong weapon."

Yuan Hanzu gives you Shaped Great Mattekar Horn.
Lugian Sinew Cooking Success

You expertly cure the lugian sinew.
Lugian Sinew Cooking Failure

You cure the lugian sinew.
Yuan Hanzu, opening dialog (Come What Follows, retired)

Yuan Hanzu tells you, "If you wish to craft a Composite Bow for yourself you can find my book on the process at most Ivory Crafters."

Yuan Hanzu tells you, "If you are looking to upgrade your bow or simply wish to help me collect some materials for my craft I have a small task for you."

Yuan Hanzu tells you, "I've heard of a chain of Ancient Caves where an unknown creature's bones may be found. These bones make exceptional handles for the Composite Bow and Composite Crossbow. Unfortunately the caves are infested with Grievvers and can be quite dangerous for an unprepared explorer. Go and find a Fossilized Bone in the caves deepest depths. There are other bones on the upper levels of the cave that I can use as well."
Yuan Hanzu, opening dialog (??, retired)

Yuan Hanzu tells you, "Have you read my work on composite bows? I gave some to my ivory crafter associates. I can help you by carving pieces of horn to go into the bow's stave. If you are interested in crossbows, talk to my friend, Barnar the Tinker."

Yuan Hanzu gives you Yaun Hanzu's Composite Bow Manual.
Yuan Hanzu, opening dialog (Paths of Destruction, retired)

Yuan Hanzu tells you, "Have you read my work on composite bows? I gave some to my ivory crafter associates. I can help you by carving pieces of horn to go into the bow's stave. If you are interested in crossbows, talk to my friend, Barnar the Tinker."

Update History

The Paths of Destruction

  • Quest Introduced.

A Small Victory

Come What Follows

Corrupted Sovereigns

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