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I'm curious as to what all the bow types are, and their order of power.

From what I can gather so far:

  • Long bow
  • Hunters bow
  • Orc bow
  • Dwarven bow
  • Forsworn Bow
  • Elven Bow
  • Glass Bow
  • Ebony bow

I assume a Daedric bow as well, but have yet to see one.

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Here's a list of all the bows, excluding all the enchantment possibilities. Minor spoilers, obviously.

Name              Weight Value Damage
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Ancient Nord Bow  12     45    8 
Angi's Bow        7      50    7 
Daedric Bow       18     2500  19 
Dravin's Bow      7      50    7 
Dwarven Bow       10     270   12 
Ebony Bow         16     1440  17 
Elven Bow         12     470   13 
Falmer Bow        15     135   12 
Falmer Supple Bow 20     410   15 
Forsworn Bow      11     145   12 
Gauldur Blackbow  12     5     4 
Glass Bow         14     820   15 
Hunting Bow       7      50    7 
Hunting Bow       4      5     0 
Imperial Bow      8      90    9 
Karliah's Bow     9      5     25 
Long Bow          5      30    6 
Nord Hero Bow     7      200   11 
Orcish Bow        9      150   10 
Supple Ancient 
      Nord Bow    18     235   14

Source: UESP

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Thanks, looks great. Really need to unblock UESP here at work. Pretty sure it is work related. ;) –  JClaspill Nov 14 '11 at 21:08
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It should be noted that Karliah's Bow / Nightengale Bow is leveled, as is the Gauldur Blackbow. –  Raven Dreamer Nov 29 '11 at 20:47
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The Dawnguard DLC adds crossbows, which are also under the Archery skill tree:

Name — Weight — Value — Damage

Crossbow — 14 — 120 — 19
Enhanced Crossbow — 15 — 200 — 19
Dwarven Crossbow — 20 — 350 — 22
Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow — 21 — 550 — 22

Source: UESP Wiki, "Skyrim - Crossbows" article
Dawnguard also adds the unique bow, Auriel's Bow. (Weight - Value - Damage: 11 - 1436 - 13; Enchantment: "20 points of sun damage. Undead targets take triple damage.")

Auriel's Bow is a powerful bow allegedly created and used by the elven god Auri-El. It is received from Gelebor during the quest Touching the Sky. Shooting the sun using Auriel's Bow with Bloodcursed Elven Arrows will block out the sun until the following morning, negating its negative effects on vampires for the duration.

Additionally, shooting the sun with Sunhallowed Elven Arrows will cause the sun to shoot out rays of light at nearby enemies in a similar fashion to Storm Call.

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not to mention it also adds a rather unique bow as well –  z - May 8 '13 at 10:27
    
You forgot information about the 'dragonbone bow' –  Colin D May 8 '13 at 12:22
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