The Vow
Legendary
"'Til death do us part." —Lord Shaxx
Item stats
Primary
Impact
68
Stability
60
Handling
64
Reload Speed
64
Hidden
Aim assistance
84
Recoil Direction
51
Zoom
18
Inventory Size
64
Weapon Perks
Lightweight Frame

Recurve bow. Draw quickly and move faster while this weapon is equipped. Press while drawn to cancel the shot.

Polymer String

Unbreakable bowstring.
• Slightly increases accuracy
• Slightly faster draw time

Natural Fletching

Feather-light with good control.
• Slightly decreases accuracy
• Greatly increases stability

Rapid Hit

Rapid precision hits temporarily increase stability and reload speed.

Archer's Tempo

Draw time decreases after every precision hit.

Tracker Disabled

No tracker is displayed on this weapon.

Kill Tracker

This weapon tracks the number of enemies you defeated with it.

Crucible Tracker

This weapon tracks the number of Crucible opponents you defeated with it.

Weapon Mods
Default Shader

Restores your gear to its default colors.

Empty Mod Socket

No mod currently selected.

Masterwork

Maximized stats. Generates Orbs on multikills. Fitted with a kill tracker.

Default Ornament

Restores your weapon to its default appearance.

Shot Through the Heart

Equip this weapon ornament to change the appearance of the Vow. Once you get an ornament, it's unlocked for all characters on your account.

Lore
In the courtyard of the Tower, Lord Shaxx stares out at the Last City. He puts his foot up on the railing and sighs. Arcite 99-40 knows Shaxx's moods, because they are his own moods. He sidles up to Shaxx and follows his gaze to the horizon. "What's on your mind, boss?" he asks with the friendly rhythm of a local bartender. Shaxx is quiet for a long time, but Arcite is indifferent to the passage of time. When Shaxx speaks, it is with a deep, sobering gravity. "Today," he says. "I will marry them all." Hours later, after Arcite has finished tying off the bouquets and gathering the doves from the mountains beyond the City, Shaxx addresses the courtyard. "Guardians," he booms. "These Crimson Days are a time to renew our bonds to one another. We gather together. We remember what we owe each other. We declare our love." He holds up a bow for the crowd to see. "Bring your fiery passion to the Crucible. Prove your devotion to your Bond." He pauses. "To those of you who win this bow... I offer my hand in marriage! Take it or leave it!" Arcite releases the doves. Someone screams. Doves have not been seen in the Last City for a long time.