The Daikyu is an asymmetrical bow of Tenno design and origin. It has a larger base damage, base status chance and increased projectile speed compared to the other bows, at the cost of a lower critical chance and a longer draw time which cannot be released early for decreased damage like other bows.
|Time: 12 hrs|
|Market Price: 225||Blueprints Price:15,000|
|Tenno Lab Research 3,000|
|Time: 72 hrs|
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This weapon primarily deals Puncture damage.
- Second highest base damage of all bows behind Lenz.
- High critical chance.
- Tied with Miter for the highest status chance of all primary weapons.
- Tied with the Rakta Cernos for the highest arrow flight speed of all bows.
- Arrows have low arc due to flight speed.
- Charged shots have an innate 3 meter Punch Through, the highest of all bows.
- As it can only be fired when fully charged, shots will always have the Punch Through.
- Guaranteed Impact proc independent of status effects when the target isn't still affected by a previous one.
- On kill, bodies will follow the arrow that killed them, damaging anyone in their path and pinning the corpse to walls.
- Medium-to-high zoom level when aiming.
- Innate polarity slot.
- Can equip the bow-exclusive Thunderbolt mod.
- Can equip the Daikyu exclusive Spring-Loaded Broadhead.
- Second lowest charge speed of all bows, behind Lenz.
- Cannot be fired at partial charge.
- Arrows have travel time with slight arcing.
- Draws from the rare sniper ammo pool.
- The Daikyu does not have a quick fire option, nor can it be fired at partial charge - it must be fully charged before it can be fired.
- The weapon's charge, both in its draw phase and its hold phase, can be cancelled by performing actions that will break normal weapon charges, such as pressing reload, rolling, or switching to another weapon.
- The increased projectile speed and subsequent low arc makes it much easier to achieve headshots and hit enemies at very long ranges.
- With its high status chance, the Daikyu can achieve a 100% status chance with any two dual-stat event mods equipped. Hammer Shot may also be used to maximize the status chance.
- Speed Trigger, (Primed) Shred, Vigilante Fervor and Vile Acceleration can be used individually or in combination to speed up the Daikyu's draw speed.
- The daikyū (大弓) is one of two variants of the Japanese asymmetrical yumi bow. Read as "big bow" or "Longbow", the daikyū is the larger variant to the smaller hankyū (半弓; lit. "half bow").
- The mechanics of this bow appear to be heavily based on the principles of Kyūdō, the practice of Japanese archery. By taking one's time and adopting proper shooting posture and form, the arrow is assured to hit its mark.
- The Codex description mentions great strength required to draw the Daikyu, which may refer to its prolonged drawing time.
- The Daikyu is the first and currently only bow in the game that has a completely compact, collapsible form when holstered. It folds into three pieces: its two arms and the grip, creating a U-shape as the arms point upward on the player's back.