(Marksmanship) All Races
DMG: 80 Delay: 432
Enhances "Snapshot" effect
Increases "Barrage" accuracy V
"Trueflight" Afterglow
Aftermath: Inc. Rng. Acc./Rng. Atk.
Occ. deals double or triple damage
Lv. 99 RNG
Damage Per Second: 11.11
TP Per Hit: 110
Hidden Effect


Other Uses

Resale Price: Cannot be sold to NPCs.
Oboro will reforge this to Gastraphetes (119-2) in exchange for this item and 300 chunks of Beitetsu.

How to Obtain

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

Trial of the Magians

Upgraded from Gastraphetes (99) via the Marksmanship Trials

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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