Quivers are a type of ammo bag. They contain stacks of arrows used by bow-wielders and crossbow-wielders (as opposed to ammo pouches, which contain stacks of ammo (shot or bullets) used by gun-wielders). WoW makes no distinction between arrows for bows and arrows for crossbows.

On its icon on the action bar where the quiver is equipped, a quiver will display the total number of the arrows that the quiver holds (the number of shots remaining), up to three digits (999). These do not have to be the same type of arrow, but each slot in the quiver will hold only one kind of arrow. When the number of shots remaining exceeds 1000, the number is not displayed.

When the currently equipped stack of arrows runs out of arrows a quiver will automatically re-equip another stack of the same type of arrow, if one exists in the quiver. This way the player will not have to worry about reloading; simply placing several stacks of the same arrows in the quiver. It is advisable to not mix kinds of arrows in a quiver in order to avoid having shooting occasionally halt, waiting for a manual reload. Quivers provide a rate of fire bonus, from 10 percent for low level quivers to 15 percent to high level quivers.

Any character can buy and equip a quiver in a bag slot. Any character can buy and carry arrows and can use the quiver to store the arrows. Only hunters, rogues, and warriors can use or train to use bows and crossbows which fire arrows. The roles and mechanics of rogues and warriors do not use large quantities of arrows; lacking the hunter's autoshoot capability, manually firing each shot, having no special abilities that require shooting, primarily shooting (or throwing, rather than shooting) to pull a mob and doing the bulk of the damage through melee, often using stealth or a charge rather than shooting to engage an opponent; thus they generally forgo an ammo bag in favor of one or two stacks of ammo in a general purpose bag. So only a hunter has the need for the ability of the quiver to feed a large quantity of arrows to the ammo slot.

A shooter can use more than one quiver, but will find that this is unnecessary and that they need the bag slots for normal bags.

Available quivers:

Quiver Req. Lvl Slots Shots Price Source
[Light Quiver] - 6 6,000 4c Hunter Starting Gear
[Small Quiver] - 8 8,000 1s Vendor
[Light Leather Quiver] - 8 8,000 Crafted Leatherworking (30)
[Medium Quiver] 10 10 10,000 10s Vendor
[Hunting Quiver] - 10 10,000 Quest Alliance15 Vyrin's Revenge, Loch Modan
[Quiver of the Night Watch] - 12 12,000 Quest Alliance18 The Night Watch, Duskwood
[Heavy Quiver] 30 14 14,000 Crafted Leatherworking (150)
[Quickdraw Quiver] 40 16 16,000 Crafted Leatherworking (225)
[Ribbly's Quiver] 50 16 16,000 Drop Ribbly Screwspigot, Blackrock Depths
[Harpy Hide Quiver] 55 16 16,000 2250 Honor point10 Alterac Valley Mark of Honor Alterac Valley Vendors
[Ancient Sinew Wrapped Lamina] 60 18 18,000 Quest Epic Hunter quest chain
[Clefthoof Hide Quiver] 68 18 18,000 10g 0s 0c Honored: HordeMag'har
[Worg Hide Quiver] 68 18 18,000 10g 0s 0c Honored: AllianceKurenai
[Knothide Quiver] 60 20 20,000 Crafted Leatherworking (325)
[Quiver of a Thousand Feathers] 70 24 24,000 Crafted Leatherworking (350), Revered: Lower City
[Nerubian Reinforced Quiver] 75 28 28,000 Crafted Leatherworking (415), Honored: Knights of the Ebon Blade

Patch changes

Patch 1.3.0 (patch date:2005-03-07): Fixed a bug where Ammo Pouch and Quiver bonuses were stacking together. Now only the better bonus should be considered. 

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