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The Arrow of Light is an item in Spelunky 2.

It is obtained from the Sun Challenge, hosted by Tun, and is one of the two items needed to reach the Cosmic Ocean, with the other being Hou Yi's Bow.


The Arrow of Light functions similarly to a Metal Arrow, but deals 10 damage to its targets and can only be fired properly by Hou Yi's Bow.

Attempting to fire the Arrow of Light with a standard Crossbow breaks the Crossbow, stunning the user and knocking the Arrow to the ground. When used with Hou Yi's Bow, it fires as intended.

Throwing the Arrow of Light with a Pitcher's Mitt stuns and knocks the Spelunker backwards, with the Arrow ignoring the Mitt's properties and flying in an arc regardless. It is still possible to throw the Arrow of Light without being stunned while wearing a Pitcher's Mitt by throwing the arrow downwards.

The Arrow of Light's true purpose is to be shot from Hou Yi's Bow into the opened eye of Hundun (2), which will open a portal into the Cosmic Ocean, the final area of the game. This must be done in tandem with Hou Yi's Bow; the game runs a check to see if the Arrow was fired from Hou Yi's Bow before opening the portal, effectively making it impossible to enter the Cosmic Ocean without both items.


Once the Spelunker has retrieved the Arrow of Light and armed Hou Yi's Bow with it, they have an extremely important asset on their hands and should continue with caution. Though they may use it to plow through most enemies in the Sunken City, they should still exercise caution when firing, as it may be destroyed by regenerating blocks or end up in an unreachable position. Egg Sacs can knock the bow out of a nearby Spelunker's hands when hatching.

Using the Arrow of Light to defeat Hundun's two heads is not recommended, as the player will need to shoot each head three times with it and it is likely to land in the spikes on Hundun's platform, making it difficult to retrieve. Some players prefer to leave it and Hou Yi's Bow at the top of Hundun's Hideaway while they battle Hundun, so not to lose it during the battle.

Version History

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