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Wrath of the Ancients


Weapon Class

Wonder Weapon

Magazine Size

60 arrows (75 when upgraded)

Maximum Ammunition

60+0 (75+0 upgraded)

Fire Mode


Used by

Original Characters (Young)

Console codename(s)


"Who thought a bow and arrow could be... this... much... fun!"
— Dempsey after killing zombies with the bow.

The Wrath of the Ancients is a Wonder Weapon in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies map Der Eisendrache. It takes the form of a bow made of bone and a mysterious adhesive, paired with explosive flame-tipped arrows. It is possible to upgrade the bow into four differing Elemental bows by initiating their questlines.


Unlike its multiplayer counterpart, the Wrath of the Ancients holds a massive 60 arrows compared to eight. It takes little time to draw an arrow, which results in a high rate of fire. It is also very effective against the Panzer Soldat. It is similar to the Sparrow as one can hold the trigger down to make the arrow stronger, but, unlike the Sparrow, at the cost of more ammo. Also unlike the Sparrow, when fully charged, the weapon's shots are still affected by gravity, its arrows explode on impact rather than after a few seconds. Its explosions are very powerful and can take out multiple zombies with only one shot. Additionally, when using the bow, the player's melee will be replaced with a stabbing motion using the arrow, rather than the normal knife.

The explosions do not damage the user, which makes the bow an essential survival tool in Der Eisendrache. If a player bleeds out, they can reacquire the Wrath of the Ancients from the same location they got it from initially. Double Tap 2.0 increases the fire rate of the bow (firing quickly in succession), but the damage remains unaffected. The bow can be upgraded in four different ways, which both look and fire differently. The four upgrade paths result in either Storm, Rune Prison, Demon Gate, or Wolf Howl.

How To Get The BowEdit

In the map Der Eisendrache there are three Dragons scattered around the map.

  • One is located in the room where Speed Cola is located right at the back above a fireplace.
  • The other Dragon is located near where Double Tap Root Beer is, located through the gate and right at the back above the tunnel that leads underground.
  • The last one is located in the pyramid room underground right above the wall.

All three Iron Dragons must be fed 8 zombies. After they have been fed, they will stop eating more zombies, turn back to stone and then crumble down. Right after, all players can grab the Wrath of the Ancients in the room right above the undercroft where a knight is resting. It will be floating above the crate in the back of the room.

The Upgraded BowsEdit




  • When placed in a soul box for any upgrade, a free Max Ammo is automatically given to the player.

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