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Yew Bow: The Bow of Prayer (祈りの弓, Inori no Yumi?) is a crossbow made from the wood of one of the Yew trees from the Forest of Sherwood, which Robin Hood used as his base of operations. He makes use of it as a regular bow to shoot arrows and utilizes poison arrows to poison his targets. Also his trump card, once the bow's name is invoked, it has the ability to instantaneously amplify and surge out any impurities stockpiled in the target's stomach, such as poison and diseases. If the target is poisoned for example, it will make that poison explode like gunpowder, dealing extreme damage close to a lethal dose of poison. If invoked in the situation the target is poisoned, it strengthens the current poison already afflicting the target, increasing the poison damage in addition to extending the effect of poison by another turn, while adding the even deadlier poison of the Yew tree to stack on top of that.
The bow can materialize a number of roots that swarm around the target and take the form of a tree that subsequently bursts and withers. His Yew Bow houses ultra-nature powers such as the extremely strong poison from the Yew tree, and the ability to reproduce Sherwood Forest. Besides being simply a weapon effect, it is possible to dye the surroundings with the poison of the Yew tree with an arrow fired and pierced onto the ground acting as the origin, turning the area into a space of poison.
The Yew Bow's Noble Phantasm projectile is not an arrow, but rather an explosion trigger for the impurities within the target's body. It does not have to pierce through the body, it just has to at least touch it. Even if the target deflects the projectile, they will still explode. However, Robin Hood cannot use both the Yew Bow and No Face May King at the same time.
The act of making a bow from a Yew, which are holy arbor for the Celts and in Northern Europe, in the Forest of Sherwood has ceremonial connotations of "becoming one with this forest." It is said that the Yew is a tree that leads to the world of the dead, and Robin Hood, perhaps knowing of that, said "I want to be buried at the place where this arrow drops" before firing an arrow at the end of his life. The arrow hit the root of a Yew tree as was expected, and accordingly to his wishes, he was buried by the side of the big tree along with his beloved partner. It was by this sequence of events that his bow made from only the wood of a Yew tree came to be imbued with enough power to be used as a Noble Phantasm. In Fate/EXTELLA LINK, it is shown to have a grenade and rapid-fire cartridge attachments.
huke is the weapon designer for Yew Bow.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3
 Fate/EXTRA material - SERVANT Parameter and Skills: SERVANT ARCHER, p.010
- Master: Dan Blackmore
- Identity: Robin Hood
- Gender: Male
- Height, Weight: 175cm/65kg
- Alignment：Neutral Good
- Strength: C
- Endurance: C
- Agility: B
- Mana: B
- Luck: B
- Noble Phantasm: D
■ Magic Resistance: D
■ Independent Action: A
■ Subversive Activities: A
■ Yew Bow: The Bow of Prayer
Range: 4 ~ 10
Maximum number of targets: 1 Person
- Master: Dan Blackmore
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Fate/Grand Order material I - Robin Hood, p.116-125
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Encyclopedia/Fate/EXTRA CCC
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3
 Fate/EXTRA material - Encyclopedia: The Bow of Prayer [Noble Phantasm], p.160 [T]
The Bow of Prayer [Noble Phantasm]
This is Green Archer’s anti-unit Noble Phantasm.
It was made from the wood of a yew tree in Sherwood Forest, which is the forest Robin Hood uses as a base of operations.
It is both his regular bow, and his trump card.
If you are hit by this bow while poisoned you will suffer extreme damage. Make sure you don’t forget to be well equipped with poison antidotes before you fight Green Archer.
Yew trees are holy to the Celts and Northern Europeans, and the creating a bow from a Sherwood yew tree is a symbolic ritual for becoming one with the forest.
Yew trees are considered to be connected to the underworld. Robin Hood knew of this special characteristic, and towards the end of his years he declared, “I want to be buried where this arrow falls” and then loosed an arrow into the forest. The arrow pierced the base of a yew tree, and that is where Robin Hood is said to have been buried. It was by this sequence of events that his bow made from only the wood of a yew tree came to be imbued with enough power to be used as a Noble Phantasm.
His yew bow houses ultra-nature powers such as the extremely strong poison from the yew tree, and the ability to reproduce Sherwood Forest.
- ↑ Fate/EXTRA Last Encore - Episode 05: The Bow of Prayer