(Marksmanship) All Races
DMG: 73 Delay: 432
Enhances "Snapshot" effect
Increases "Barrage" accuracy IV
Aftermath: Inc. Rng. Acc./Rng. Atk.
Occ. deals double or triple damage
Lv. 95 RNG
Damage Per Second: 10.14
TP Per Hit: 110

Hidden Effect

Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.

Synthesis Recipes


Used in Recipes

  • None

Desynthesis Recipes


Obtained from Desynthesis

  • None

How to Obtain

Cannot be auctioned, traded, or bazaared, but can be delivered to a character on the same account. Ffxiah-small.png
Cannot be obtained as a random reward from the Gobbie Mystery Box Special Dial and similar sources.


Gastraphetes Gastraphetes (80) Gastraphetes (85) Gastraphetes (90) Gastraphetes (95)
Trial 1084: Birds
Trueflight x200
Trial 1085: Amorphs
Trueflight killing blow x200
Trial 1880: Dragons
Trueflight killing blow x300
Trial 1881: Vermin
Trueflight killing blow x300
Trial 2281: Beasts
Trueflight killing blow x400
Trial 2692: Tinnin x3 Trial 3125: Armored Chariot x3 Gastraphetes

Historical Information


Equipped with an incredibly strong compound string, proper operation of this powerful bow typically requires the user to brace the stock against their stomach, from which its name, literally “belly bow,” derives. At present, the empire furnishes automated pulling devices to accomplish the arduous task of reloading.


The gastraphetes (Ancient Greek γαστραφέτης, lit. 'belly-bow') was a handheld crossbow, used by ancient Greeks. It was described in the first century AD by the Greek author Heron of Alexandria in his work Belopoeica (Ancient Greek Βελοποιικά, 'on catapult-making'). It is believed to have been invented around 400 BC.

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