Ghost of Tsushima has a number of weapons you can use and upgrade depending on how you prefer to play. If you’re a sharpshooter, it’s worth taking the time to seek out the powerful Longbow. While you’ll easily be able to acquire and upgrade weapons like the Half Bow, the Longbow is a bit trickier to track down.
How to Get the Longbow in Ghost of Tsushima
To get the Longbow in Ghost of Tsushima, you’ll need to run through a few simple steps. First, head to Hiyoshi Springs and interact with the NPCs to find the musician. Speak with the musician and you’ll unlock one of the game’s Mythic Tales, Curse of Uchitsune.
It’s not a main story mission, but you’re going to want to complete it and other Mythic Tales when given the opportunity as you can earn some wonderful rewards. To begin the Curse of Uchitsune questline, head through Hiyoshi Springs over to the area with a blue marker on your map.
The beginning of the quest is within the Hiyoshi Springs area so you won’t have to travel far. Take a seat and listen to the story which sets the backdrop for what you’ll be doing in order to complete this Mythic Tale.
After the story ends, your first prompt will be to head to Hiyoshi Coast and seek out some blue flowers. As you investigate the area, you’ll discover these blue flowers. By following them, you’ll come across a cave entrance.
Squeeze inside and investigate the cave to find a hanging painting.
Interact with this painting, then turn around and look at the area you came in. Near the ground, there’s a small entrance you can crawl through that leads you up and around. Hop over the gap and exit.
Here, you’ll be told to stop what you’re doing by an angry Monk. Obviously you aren’t going to do that, so ignore this and continue on to Isonade Coast. Follow the blue flowers and in the next cave, grab the hanging painting and fast travel back to Hiyoshi to track down the next area.
What we did was fast travel to Ishikawa’s Dojo as it’s close to the mountain entrance with blue flowers where you’ll find the Longbow.
Be warned, when you pick up the Longbow you’ll trigger a fight with Tengu in a segment called Duel of the Demons. Dodge when Tengu's weapon flashes orange (as normal). When it flashes blue, you have an opportunity to dodge into a quick series of strikes pressing Square.
You can also get a few jabs into his back after he finishes his attack if you’re close enough. Once you defeat Tengu, you’ll have successfully completed the Curse of Uchitsune Mythic Tale and can keep your newly found Longbow as a reward.
You’ll also get a Moderate Legend Increase and Explosive Arrow for your troubles. Unlike the Half Bow which can be quick but lacking in power, the Longbow deals more damage and can be used from farther away.
The caveat is that it’s slower than the Half Bow. If you’re in close range of multiple targets and need to shoot them quickly, the Half Bow may be the better option. For everything else though, the Longbow is undoubtedly the best bow in Ghost of Tsushima.
The Longbow can shoot Explosive Arrows, Heavy Arrows, pierce enemy armor, deal more damage, and boasts greater range allowing you to pick off enemies from a safe distance.
Now that you know how to get the Longbow in Ghost of Tsushima, you may want to seek out a few other items in the game like the following: