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Fires 30% faster than a standard bow.
|Upgrade Material: Dwarven Metal Ingot|
|Perk: Dwarven Smithing|
It belonged to Katria, an adventurer who died in an earthquake in Arkngthamz. It shares the same appearance as a Dwarven bow, but has the added advantage of firing 30% faster. It can be improved at a grindstone using a Dwarven metal ingot but it cannot be disenchanted or enchanted.
During the quest Lost To The Ages, as the Dragonborn and Katria make their way to the summit, they will come across a large chasm which Katria will mention she fell from and died. If you look up from her corpse you can see the log wich Zephyr is located on. Be careful when taking it, you could fall or knock the bow off forcing you to go down to the bottom of the chasm to get it.
As they move across the chasm, Katria will point out that she sees her bow on a log on the other side, on the end of a fallen tree.
Zephyr has the highest base damage per second of any archery weapon in the game, firing an arrow every 1.58 seconds, compared to the fastest non-unique bow in the game, the long bow, which fires an arrow every 1.81 seconds.
Early on and even at higher levels the Zephyr is a powerful weapon for archers. Able to deal a higher amount of damage per second than any other ranged weapon, Zephyr can theoretically kill faster than any other ranged weapon. However, it may be a poor choice at higher levels for archers that prefer sneak attacking, as the relatively low damage will not kill most enemies in one hit.
Since this bow relies on its high rate of fire rather than its base damage to bring down enemies, it can quickly use up arrows, especially at higher levels when enemies will take multiple shots to kill.
The fact it cannot be enchanted further limits its potential.
- In Greek mythology, Zephyrus was the west wind of spring.
- Cannot be placed on weapon plaques/racks. The bow will fall off and land on the floor nearby, sometimes disappearing completely.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard (First appearance)