Blast Arrow is an item available in Dragon's Dogma.


"An arrow designed to explode on impact and wound all caught within the blast."

An arrow that explodes on contact, causing a shockwave, and possibly burning.

Such arrows may be found in chests throughout Gransys and Bitterblack Isle, or can be made through combining. They can be bought from Aestella's in Cassardis (unlimited stock Post-Game), at Camellia's Apothecary in Gran Soren (unlimited stock after the quest Come to Court), and from the vendors Jayce and Mathias, who have a limited stock available from the start.


Explosive head of the arrow

Blast Arrows are powerful explosive arrows that can be equipped to bows and longbows. They deal explosive blunt damage and in turn inflict burning.

They possess a very deadly stagger rate that will cause many (if not all) enemies to flinch upon being hit, in addition to dealing massive damage.

Smaller enemies will be blown upwards and plummet down to earth, then require lengthy recovery time. Blast Arrow detonations also cause an area of effect upon impact. In short, Blast Arrows are portable Explosive Barrels.

Blast Arrows are the most expensive and heaviest arrows in the game, excluding the unique Maker's Finger. They can be used as a stunning weapon (needing only one shot for the most part to stagger), putting a finishing blow on an enemy or scattering a group of enemies.

Usage and damage

Blast arrow in flight

  • Damage from the blast is added to that from the skill of the shot used.
    • If a multiple arrow strike is used, multiple blast arrows will be consumed and cause damage.
    • The explosion scales with the users's total Strength.
  • If the target was Tarred prior to being hit, and then set alight damage will be doubled.
  • The explosive damage is unaffected by distance traveled.
  • Damage is multiplied by strength boosting items such as Conqueror's Periapt.
  • A Blast Arrow fired from an unenchanted bow has no magickal component, and damage is not bettered by magick damage boosters such as Demon's Periapt.
  • Even if the weapon is enchanted, the damage from the Blast Arrow will not be increased by magick potions. However, the base damage from the enchanted arrow will.
  • Blast Arrows are a one time detonation and will only explode once with Whirling Arrow - though the detonation does not destroy the arrow and the arrow continues on (hitting).
  • In the case of Splinter Dart the explosion is centered on the middle of cluster, where the arrow hits or lands.

Pawn use


  • Unlike other explosives like Throwblast the blast arrow doesn't loosen Ore deposits.
  • With Gamble Draw and Great Gamble the power of the blast appears to be multiplied by the impact, from four to six times.
  • Due to its flammability and explosive nature, a single Blast Arrow is usually enough to knock a Griffin from the sky, grounding it with its wings afire.
  • The blast has an area of effect that is useful for crowd control.
  • The Blast Arrow is also highly effective against Death using Tenfold Flurry.


Product of

Name Name Product
Beech Branch + Flammica = Blast Arrow (x5)
Beech Branch + Necrophagous Loin = Blast Arrow (x5)
Beech Branch + Throwblast = Blast Arrow (x10)
Beech Branch + Ember Crystal = Blast Arrow (x15)


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