Top Warframe Bow List in 2023

When it comes to the bows in Warframe, there are a few out there that make a unique difference and there are also some that are pretty fun to use, based on our preferences there is a boy for many different situations.

I for one enjoy a nice boy for either some stealthy action or some pinpoint penetrating shots every now and then.

Now if you are one of those people that picked a bow out when you first started Warframe, then you might know what I’m talking about and you might have gotten the feel of it from then.

To those that haven’t well, bows are great for stealth missions, they penetrate through enemies and they can be charged up which deals even higher damage.

There are different bows in the game, most focus on a certain damage type or others may have special features and it is definitely good to have on in your arsenal for missions and sorties from time to time.

Here is a list of our best bows in Warframe:

1) Lenz


Now when it comes to Bows, we usually expect them to be all silent and deadly but Lenz makes its way among the best not just for being a bow, but because of its power as well.

Unlike most bows, Lenz has a different kind of attack.

First the projectile for Lenz deals damage and slows enemies on impact, followed by a large high damaged blast.

The Lenz may not be the quietest weapon or a less than alarming weapon, but it sure does deal a lot of damage and this is very helpful in many situations.


2) Dread


Dread is a weapon that you obtain by chance from killing stalker. Upon killing him he drops the blueprint which you can use to craft his signature bow.

This bow is capable of dealing intensely high amounts of critical damage which means building for critical chance and damage can greatly benefit it.

With a few critical mods this weapon should easily deal orange critical damage. It mainly deals slash damage with a small amount of puncture and impact.


3) Paris Prime


One of the earlier and signature Prime weapons, the Paris Prime has been around for a long time and many may remember this to be the Prime variant from the Paris bows that were available earlier in the game.

Aside from just being elegant and unique, the Paris Prime is actually very deadly with a simple build and in the hands of almost any user.

The Paris Prime initially has a high critical chance which allows it to be modded for extreme critical damage later on and with its high base damage, it is guaranteed to deal large amount of damage towards enemies.


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4) Daikyu


The Daikyu appears to be a bit larger than most bows and deals more damage which is distributed between the 3 physical damage types, having puncture in the lead with a higher amount.

Unlike the other bows, the Daikyu has a higher status chance but still retains a good amount of critical damage.

One of the Daikyu’s benefits to its user is that they can use the Spring-Loaded Broadhead mod which increases its damage if firing from a certain further range.

Another usable mod and one that is becoming popular for this is the Amalgam Daikyu Target Acquired, which is a special amalgam mod for the Daikyu that provides multiple bonuses.


5) Cernos Prime


One of the early bows to be tied or a bit stronger than the Paris Prime was the Cernos Prime due to a higher base damage with a slight drawback of a lower critical chance.

The Cernos Prime can be quite useful for using status, critical or combined builds due to a good amount of critical and status chance that it possesses.

A unique feature of the Cernos Prime is that it fires 3 arrows at a time and has a secondary fire that allows it to shoot vertically along with an added headshot bonus.


6) Nagantaka


The Nagantaka is actually a crossbow but being similar in a way we have included it in the list.

This is the signature primary weapon of Garuda and it fires in a semi-automatic fashion.

It mainly deals slash damage to enemies and has a high status chance which can proc the bleeding status effect caused by slashed damage easily or other status effects from elements it is modded with.

A unique feature of this weapon is the chance to gain increased reload speed when dealing headshots and the ability to fully unload its remaining shots rapidly with the secondary fire.


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7) Rakta Cernos


The Rakta Cernos is the Rakta version of the Cernos which gives it a faster charge speed at the cost of critical and status chance.

This weapon has an increased base damage and also has the blight effect which causes damage to be done in a radius around the user that deals viral damage and applies its respective status effects.

Blight also restores energy and gives a movement speed boost to the user.


8) Zhuge


The Zhuge takes the whole bow and crossbow status to a whole new level, being an automatic weapon firing bolt after bolt at its enemies.

It features a decent critical chance and high status chance making it good for both critical builds as well as a weapon that benefits from having elemental damage mods.

Although its magazine may be small, the amount of damage works well along with the critical stats of the weapon along with an its high chance to proc status effects.

This weapon mainly deals puncture damage and has a decent amount of slash damage followed by a really small amount of impact.


9) Mutalist Cernos


Finally, one of the bows that has a different kind of trait, the Mutalist Cernos, taking its name for the infestation that is it has been overcome with makes its way on the list.

The Mutalist Cernos is basically the infested version of the Cernos, however when it is fired, it releases a poisonous cloud on impact which deals damage over time and can proc status effects.

This weapon is not only good for dealing damage but also can cause enemies to take multiple types of damage and kill groups of enemies, not to mention the high status chance of the weapon.


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10) Attica


The Attica is another automatic crossbow which sports a good amount of damage along with a good critical chance on it.

Although the Attica has a seemingly slow rate of fire, it is still an automatic weapon and makes up with its based damage and critical chance.

This weapon mainly deals puncture damage followed by a fair amount of slash and a small amount of impact damage.



Bows and Crossbows come to mind many times when it comes to being either stealthy or accurate.

Keep in mind that they always have punch through and can be efficiently used to take out enemies in a line and are mostly silent.

Bows make a great ideal weapon for when it comes to stealthy missions and for dealing accurate damage to certain types of enemies.

Not all bows are the same as some have their own types of damage and one must pay close attention to any unique passives or fire modes the weapon has in order to come up with creative and deadly builds.

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