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I've become accustomed to archery and want a bow with a bit more style, if someone could give me the starting quest and location of quest-giver that'd be great, or, if I have to find it, possible locations would help too.

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There are several ways to get the Daedric Bow, unfortunately none of them are from quests.

  • At level 46 and above Daedric Bows can be found random in chests and can be dropped after killing Revered and Legendary Dragons.

  • At level 47 and above Niranye in Windhelm(must be available as fence) and Tonilia in Riften sells Daedric Bows. At the Brood Cavern one can be found by a dead archer and one can also be found on the counter of Syndus' shop in The Ragged Flagon

  • Smithing - At the smithing level of 90 and the Daedric Smithing perk you can create a Daedric Bow at a forge of a Daedric Heart and three Ebony Ingots.

  • Atronach Forge - You can also create a Daedric Bow using the Atronach Forge. This requires a Sigil Stone, which can only be obtained via the Conjuration Ritual spell. You will also need one Daedra Heart, one Ebony Bow, one Centurion Dynamo Core and one empty or filled Black Soul Gem.

You can read more at the Elder Scrolls Wiki.

  • I just found a daedric bow in a master chest at lvl 30, I didn't think this was possible but. It just happened – user78028 Jun 4 '14 at 21:32
  • @user78028 GG. GG, indeed. – TheVoidChaos Jun 1 '16 at 0:47
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The best way to guarantee a daedric weapon is to forge it yourself. Of course, you will need the daedric smithing perk. The bow requires a daedra heart and three ebony to forge.

You can also drop a daedric weapon in random loot starting with the level 46.

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Alledgedly...

Unenchanted Daedric Bows will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 46 and enchanted bows can be found at level 47, albeit very rarely. These locations include:

  • Found as random loot in chests.
  • Enchanted bows dropped as random loot by Revered or Legendary Dragons.

Fixed locations

  • Niranye in Windhelm often sells enchanted bows after level 47 once she is available as a fence.
  • Tonilia in Riften often sells both unenchanted and enchanted bows after level 47.
  • Brood Cavern, one by a dead Archer, available after level 47.
  • An enchanted bow may be found on the counter in Syndus' shop in The Ragged Flagon after level 47.

Thanks to the Elder Scrolls wikia for the info.

  • So nothing below that level? Alrighty then I'll just have to work with me Dwarven bow for now, thank you. – Knox Jan 16 '14 at 19:58
  • @Knox if you purely want the look, you can look into summoning a bound bow to use in the mean time. Also, if you hit 90 in conjuration you can craft one using the atronach forge. – l I Jan 16 '14 at 20:02
  • Also while the damage isn't quite there(one point short at Ebony:Fine) you do also get a quiver of 100 Bound Arrows each time you cast the spell(which are equivalent to Daedric arrows in damage). That combo could be a lot more potent than your dwarven bow and whatever arrow you are using. It also requires no perks(though if you have trouble casting this adept conjuration spell the Necromancer amulet will let you do it at the start of the game). Tome is free at Fort Amol:Prison under a lamp in a bucket. If you get Novice Conjuration and Mystic Binding, the bow will equal Daedric:Exquisite(+5). – Jtenorj3 Jul 29 '17 at 14:00

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