Energy Bow | Lightsaber Terminology

An energy bow is a specialized range weapon equipped with plasma bowstring capable of launching plasma arrows. The plasma bowstring and arrows may illuminate pink, orange or red. The energy bow may colloquially be referred to a “lightsaber bow”.

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Omega drawing a Zygerrian energy bow (left) and a Nightsister drawing an energy bow (right) | IMAGE CREDIT Lucasfilm/Disney

Energy Bow Description

The energy bow is a handcrafted range weapon made from a carbon-alloy. A plasma generator creates the energy bowstring. Since the bow forms a plasma arrow as the wielder draws the plasma string back, the weapon may launch multiple arrows in rapid succession. An energy-proof grip enables the wielder to draw and release the plasma arrow.

In addition to firing a sizzling plasma arrow, the some models of energy bow may also launch a plasma cable across a gap. The wielder may hold onto the bow handle and “zip-line” across the plasma cable.

Energy Bow in Star Wars Canon

Nightsisters and Nightbrothers of Dathomir may craft and utilize an energy bow as a weapon of choice. During the Clone Wars the Hunters, an elite group of Nightsisters, use energy bows. Most Talzin charges the Hunters with tracking and killing enemies of the Nightsisters.

During the Rise of the Empire Era, the young clone Omega finds and wields a Zygerrian energy bow. The Zygerrian energy bow is a compound bow that folds out. In Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, during the reign of the Galactic Empire, a Nightbrother Ar In Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order, during the reign of the Galactic Empire, a Nightbrother Archer wields an energy bow with a red plasma bowstring.

Fan Made Energy Bow by Tethan Props

Tethan Props (Etsy) constructed a fan made “lightsaber bow” in late 2021. The decorative cosplay item, a Lord of the Rings mashup design, is themed around the Elven archer Legolas.

Tethan Props Legolas Lightsaber Bow | IMAGE CREDIT Tethan Props

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