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Daikyu takes great strength to draw back, but provides added power and range to every shot.

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.

Manufacturing Requirements
Credits64
20,000
Neurode64
2
Forma64
1
Rubedo64
300
Salvage64
1,200
Time: 12 hrs
Rush: Platinum64 35
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64225 Blueprint2 Blueprints Price: Credits6415,000
Tenno Lab Research •ClanAffinity643,000
Credits64
5,000
Neurode64
1
Salvage64
500
Rubedo64
50
PolymerBundle64
300
Time: 72 hrs
Prereq: Akstiletto
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CharacteristicsEdit

This weapon primarily deals Puncture b Puncture damage.

Advantages:

  • Second highest base damage of all bow-type weapons, only behind Lenz.
  • Highest base status chance of all primary weapons, tied with the Miter.
  • Fastest arrow flight speed of all bows, tied with the Rakta Cernos.
    • Arrows have low arc due to flight speed.
  • Has a three-meter innate Punch Through. The highest of any bow.
  • Has a Madurai Pol polarity slot.
  • Silent.
  • Can equip the bow-exclusive Thunderbolt mod.
  • Medium-to-High zoom level when aiming
  • Can equip the Daikyu exclusive Spring-Loaded Broadhead.

Disadvantages:

  • Very slow charge speed, almost twice that of other bows.
  • Requires full charge to fire, slowing down attack speed.
  • Can only hold full charge for five seconds before resetting its draw.
  • Low critical chance for a bow

NotesEdit

  • The Daikyu was added in Update 16.5.
  • The increased projectile speed and subsequent low arc makes it much easier to achieve headshots and hit enemies at very long ranges.
  • The Daikyu does not have a quick fire option nor can it fire prematurely - it must be fully charged before it can be fired.
    • Unlike other bows, the Daikyu's charge will reset if it is held for longer than five seconds. This hold period is not influenced by fire rate mods.
    • 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.

TipsEdit

  • With its high status chance, the Daikyu can achieve a 100% status chance. 100% status chance on the Daikyu is achievable with any two dual-stat event mods equipped. Hammer Shot may also be used to maximize the status chance.
    • Status chance beyond 100% does not benefit the weapon, thus it is advised not to maximize status chance for more than 100%.
  • Speed Trigger, Shred and Vile Acceleration can be used individually or in combination to speed up the Daikyu's draw speed.

Trivia Edit

  • 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 the great strength required to draw the Daikyu, which may refer to its prolonged drawing time, draw reset, or both.
  • 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.

Bugs Edit

  • The model of this weapon will appear as a Mire while building in the foundry.[citation needed]

MediaEdit

  • Preview image of the Daikyu.
  • Screenshot taken from in-game Codex
  • Daikyu holster

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