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By Anonymous
#16227773
Its requreiments are not true, it needs 21 strength not endurance.
By Anonymous
#16278463
It says low dex players; as in not putting lots of souls into dex.
By Anonymous
#16282393
So if you upgrade past +7, you can't upgrade to Lava Bow?
By Anonymous
#16282495
Correct, welcome to Demon's Souls and its abstruse weapon upgrading system.
By Anonymous
#16283072
Yes it appears if you don't exactly match the requirements, you don't get the option.

My Compound Long Bow +10 doesn't give the option to upgrade to Lava Bow.
By Anonymous
#16284420
OMG I've been having this problem for days. This possibility crossed my mind but I was like "No, that's too punitive and illogical even for Demon Souls, I must be doing something wrong." Guess not, it isn't. Heh
By Anonymous
#16283096
Thats dexterity bud
By Anonymous
#16285649
Can you upgrade this bow?
By Anonymous
#16296890
Nope, this is it's final form.
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By SlaveKnightKos
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#16296423
A quick question for bows in general, does two handing them meet the strength requirement (if I had 14 str can I use this weapon)
By Anonymous
#16296506
I've been using a compound long bow (req 22 str) on a new character i made and it works just fine so I assume you'll be just fine
By Anonymous
#16296576
Yes, this bow is absolutely usable with a 14 strength, because of two handing, so long as you meet the dexterity requirement.
By Anonymous
#16296866
editors of this page, could you please set the fire damage on this thing to 100, like how it actually is. If a newbie looked at this and saw it did 55 physical damage on its own then they would think its kind of bad and not use this weapon, even though they may very well like it. Thanks.
By Anonymous
#16311541
huh, they listened to me, neat.
By Anonymous
#16309439
i have my bow to 7 and i have the soul Requirements and the lava bow its not showing up
By Anonymous
#16309948
Make sure you've talked to Ed until his dialogue is the same in order to give him Flamelurker's Soul. That part's mandatory too.
By Anonymous
#16310343
For each new game you have to give the searing demon's soul to Ed if you want to see the extra upgrades, if you want to craft the lava bow you'll need 2 searing souls, one to give and another one to craft up.
By Anonymous
#16310764
Hello buddy , you first need to Kill Flamelurker Boss at 2-2 ( After that go refresh the Map when you meet Ed at 2-1 ). Exhaust his Dialogues by "Talk" with him... then refresh the map & talk to him to give him the Searing Soul ( The Soul of Flamelurker will make Ed upgrade Weapons to Boss Soul weapons af of bow ). ARemember also that in each Nag+ you have to do the same Start again to unlock Boss Souls weapons
By Anonymous
#16375623
Make sure you have the soul equipped and not in storage to give to Ed
By Anonymous
#16310769
For all Demon's Souls players... This is the best Bow in the game ( For Magic Builds aswell as Faith Miracle builds ). You see , this is the only Bow that technically Scales with Magic Stat in terms of that Fire Bonus Damage that this unique Bow has ( I'm in NG+2 , and this is the most Viable Bow to use against even Tough Enemies no matter what kinda Arrows you use either ). Lava Bow also doesn't have any upgrades , but as of before i used to go with Compound Long Bow +10... The only difference between the 2 Bows is that the Long Bow only has a better damage in terms of Raw damage using different Arrows... But if you have like +40 Magic Stat into your Character , the Lava Bow deals a very good damage actually rather than the Long Bow +10 ( Lava Bow with Heavy Arrows or White Arrows is your best Bet going up against Tough Enemies... or even the 2 Dragons in Boletaria ). Lava Bow is also viable for a Mage Magic build aswell. As the Lava Bow takes the Role of Flame Toss instead of equipping it that means you are saving up 1 Magic Spell Slot for something else helpful ( Like Poison Cloud or even Soul Arrow ). So never underestimate the Lava Bow , it's fairly exactly like Blueblood Sword but the Ranged Weapon version of that sick weapon... Also the Lava Bow works really well for High Dex/STR quality builds too dont forget that.
By Anonymous
#16311542
yeah thats about right, plus the fact that it takes the previously nightmarish swamp and makes it a complete joke, like beating leachmonger, with the status affect, the only difference is that you can just cure it outright.
By Anonymous
#16370535
Compound long bow, is way stronger
By Anonymous
#16383584
False. CLB +10 and Sticky CLB +5 both outdamage it. Lava Bow is only good in NG to hold you over until you attain the appropriate stats for CLB/SCLB to be bettet (around 30 STR and/or Dex).
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By Euler007
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#16412043
This is false for most builds. Blueblood sword builds with 30ish magic will make the best out of the Lava Bow because they won't have to invest in stats to use the Lava Bow. With my BB build (18STR/DEX, 30MAG) the Laval Bow does 196 physical / 113 fire with heavy arrows, and 133 physical / 205 fire with fire arrows, which are better since you're already hitting two resistances with the base bow.
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By Euler007
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#16412044
Continuing from my other post, if the enemy is fire resistant a compound long bow +10 with heavy arrows will attack for 239 physical only which will outdamage the 338 of combined fire/physical damage of the Lava Bow+fire arrows. Lava Bow with heavy arrows would be 309 (196 PHYS/ 113 Fire). At 40 DEX a sticky compound long bow hits for 336 physical only and will always outdamage the Lava Bow on any target unless it has 0 fire resistance (by one damage point, rising
By Anonymous
#16362676
I justt turned my +7 short compound bow into the Lava Bow and imediately after that another short compoud bow showed up on the upgrade screen and I thought i needed to press it. And imidiately my Lava Bow disapeared and came back as an +1 short compound bow.
I lost the lava bow? I even whent back to check if it went to storage and no Bow . I went back to Ed and talkedto him and nothing. I Have Lost It!!!??
By Anonymous
#16362795
yeah, be careful with them melstones
By Anonymous
#16373530
the blacksmith used black magic and refunded your progress and took your souls
By Anonymous
#16800926
This is why I toss melt stones. Did it on ps3 lost lava