According to the folklore, silver is the only thing that can kill a werewolf. If you’re an archer fighting a werewolf, you better have a Silver Arrow. It’s not as unlikely as you might think. Best to be prepared, so just save a slot in the quiver for one of these shiny little beauties.
Silver Arrows are a long standing staple of the fantasy genre. They appear in fantasy video games and tabletop RPGs. In The Legend of Zelda it’s an absolute must to defeat Ganon. You could buy silver-tipped arrows arrows in the first edition of Dungeons & Dragons for 5gp each. In modern pop culture, silver arrows appear frequently in MTV’s Teen Wolf. And that is the only time I will ever reference that show.
Silver Arrows are real, but extremely rare. Silver arrowheads are not only expensive, they are impractical. Silver is not a good metal for weapons; an arrowhead of silver would be ruined by striking anything harder than skin.
- Type: Lethal Arrow
- Frequency: Very Rare/Uncommon
- Effects: Kills werewolves. Kills other things, too, but mainly werewolves.
- Also Known As: Silver-Tipped Arrow