This guide shows how to get bow early in Elden Ring. This is one of the first things you should do as you reach the open world.
As you come out from the tutorial area, you will reach “The First Step” site of grace as shown in the picture below.
From this site o grave, go towards the west as shown below.
Going west, you will reach a ruined structure as shown in the picture below. Go past this structure, until you reach the edge of the cliff.
Jump down to the lower level from the edge of the cliff as shown in the picture below.
Then jump down further below on the roof of another ruined structure. From there jump down to the beach as shown in the picture below.
On the beach, you will find a Nomadic Merchant behind the ruined structure at the location marked in the pictures below. You can buy a Shortbow from the Nomadic Merchant for 600 Runes. You can also purchase arrows from this mercachant.