Quincy are capable of creating weapons from reishi. By using their ability to gather reishi, a Quincy can then form that into a multitude of weapons with the aid of their Quincy cross.


The Quincy's unique spirit weapon, Kojaku, is formed by gathering Reishi in the Quincy Cross on the right hand. The arrows that it releases are also made of reishi. It can destroy Hollows in long-range attacks.

  • Ginrei Kojaku: A new bow composed of reishi encircling the Quincy cross. Can simultaneously fire up to 1200 arrows.

Energy RequirementsEdit

Quincy Bow Formation

Quincy Bow Formation

  • Above-Average Spiritual Power: A Quincy must have sufficient spirit energy to create a bow, and will not be able to unless their power increases. Uryū Ishida, his father and grandfather are either geniuses or masters in the abilities of the Quincy, so they would not normally have this problem.
  • The Quincy Bangle was created specifically for this purpose, though it does not fully overcome the Quincy's own lack of power.


Every bow has an appearance unique to its owner, but seemingly only once they've developed more power. Standard Quincy archers from the past were seen using bows almost identical to Kojaku. Uryū starts out using his blue energy bow, Lone Sparrow, but as the story progresses gains a new spider-web looking bow, Lone Sparrow on a Silver Cliff.This was caused by his increase in power, not the change in his Quincy cross, as the bow Uryū had using the Quincy Bangle was still similar to his previous while wearing the Sanrei Glove. Ryūken Ishida's bow takes a more physical and metallic appearance, somewhat similar to his son's second bow.

Heilig PfeilEdit


Heilig Pfeil

Heilig Pfeil (神聖滅矢 (ハイリッヒ・ブファイル), Hairihhi Bufairu; ; ; German for "Holy Arrows", Japanese for "Sacred Destruction Arrows"): They are the primary attack used by Quincy. It is basically the same as an average arrow, but if the arrows are shot continuously they will eventually injure the wielders hands. The arrows can be created by collecting Reishi, absorbing Reiryoku from an opponent or gathering spirit energy, giving the Quincy many ways to form their bow and arrow.

Marksmanship: When a Quincy becomes more skilled using their Bow and Heilig Pfeil, they gain more power and precision with their arrows. This is similar to how a marksman gains skill, and hits the target more frequently. Uryū Ishida has increased his power and skill much throughout the series, and is a prime example of this. In the beginning, he showed great accuracy, able to kill Hollows instantly using one arrow. During the Soul Society Arc, he fought Jirōbō Ikkanzaka, another projectile-type user, and easily defeats him. After defeating him, Uryū fires two arrows through his soul chain and soul sleep, to keep him from ever harming anyone again (he attempted to attack Orihime Inoue). This still does not compare to his father's, Ryūken Ishida, who can fire two arrows at the same time in two separate directions, killing their targets instantly, one-handed.

Quantity: Currently, Uryū's arrows are smaller in size, but pack the same amount of power as his larger arrows, as he can even fire a total of 1,200 arrows in succession without stopping. He can fire hundreds of arrows all at once, which Ichigo Kurosaki compared it to "bug spray" after he used it on a swarm of Hollows.

Path Control: When Uryū fought Cirucci Sanderwicci in Las Noches, he was able to curve his arrows' path after firing them, putting stress on the former Espada. This effectively makes the Quincy's Heilig Pfeil miniature heat-seeking missiles, but instead of locking on to heat, they target whatever enemy they have. It is unknown how long Uryū can control the arrow's path, or if there is a limit to how many can be under his control. So far he has only fired 3 simultaneously using this method.

Negation of Attacks: Uryū has used his arrows precisely, to the point where they negate another attack on impact. To do this, he charges the arrows with a sufficient amount of power, and fires them to strike an incoming projectile. He has used Heilig Pfeil this way twice: Once against Aisslinger Wernarr's Uña Tirotear attack, and a second time against Cirucci's Golondrina. It was especially useful against Aisslinger, since the Arrancar could only fire 108 projectiles at once, almost 1/12th the amount of arrows Uryū can fire.

Blue FlamesEdit

The Vandenreich possess this unique capability that allows them the ability of creating Blue Flames, which is simply condensed Reishi. It is powerful enough to set fire to the rocks and sand of Hueco Mundo, that usually cant burn.

Unique WeaponsEdit

Spear: A unique spirit weapon in the form a spear that is considerably long and solid construct. It is highly dangerous at a distance.

Sword: A unique spirit weapon in the form of a sword (saber).

Artillery: a unique spirit weapon in the form of large arch with four large protrusions upon it. It is capable of generating large globes of spiritual energy that fire destructive blasts.


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