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Not to be confused with the Long Bow of Fire Emblem: Thracia 776.

Longbow

FESoV Longbow concept.png
Concept art of the Longbow from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A bow with great range used to strike distant foes.

Type

Bow

First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

The Longbow (Japanese: 長弓 Longbow, or ロングボウ Longbow) is a relatively uncommon bow which was introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. It is unique among both bows and most weapons in general for its increased range, having the ability to attack foes as far as three spaces away, something no ordinary bows have been able to do since Gaiden. However, in exchange for its improved range, its accuracy tends to be much worse than bows of ordinary range. Prior to Path of Radiance, all bow-wielding classes were able to wield Longbows, but from Path of Radiance up to Awakening, the use of Longbows has been restricted to the Archer and Sniper classes.

In Radiant Dawn, the Longbow concept is split up into a complete series of three bows of increasing power: the Iron Longbow, the Steel Longbow, and the Silver Longbow.

Stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba longbow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 10 55 0 2-3 20 2,000 1 Like all bows, it deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
Fire Emblem Is gba longbow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 10 65 0 2-3 20 2,000 1 Like all bows, it deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
The Sacred Stones Is gba longbow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 10 65 0 2-3 20 2,000 1 Like all bows, it deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
Path of Radiance Is gcn longbow.png GCNRankBow.gif D* 5 10 65 0 2-3 20 2,000 2 Like all bows, it deals bonus damage to Is gcn pegasus.png flying units.
Shadow Dragon Is ds longbow.png DSRankBow.png C* 8 8 70 0 2-3 25 2,000 2 Like all bows, it deals bonus damage to Is ds pegasus.png flying units.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds longbow.png FE12RankBow.png C* 8 -- 70 0 2-3 25 2,000 2 Like all bows, it deals bonus damage to Is ds pegasus.png flying units.
Awakening Is 3ds longbow.png 3DSRankBow.png C* 9 -- 70 0 2-3 25 2,150 2 Like all bows, it deals bonus damage to Is 3ds pegasus.png flying units.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 longbow.png FE15RankBow.png 2 4 70 0 2-4 -- -- -- Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds03 flying.png flying units.
Learnable skill: Encloser

Locations

The Binding Blade

Treasure Chapter 7, villageChapter 19B, villageChapter 20A, chest
Armory Chapter 23

Fire Emblem

Inventory Eliwood's Tale: Rath
Hector's Tale: Rath
Armory Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 29x
Hector's Tale: Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by
(Skirmish)*
Bonewalker*Wight*Maelduin*
Treasure Lagdou Ruins Floor 4, southwest chest*
Armory
(world map)
Narube RiverRausten Court

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 8, enemy ArcherChapter 13, enemy NorrisChapter 23, enemy Sniper
Armory* Chapter 12Chapter 22Chapter 26

Shadow Dragon

Treasure Chapter 17x, chestChapter 20x, chest
Armory Online shop* (×5)
Secret shop Chapter 17 (×3)

New Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Chapter 20x, enemy Sniper
Armory Online shop* (×3)

Awakening

Dropped by Chapter 13, enemy ArcherChapter 20, enemy Sniper
Armory Garden of Giants
Merchant
(Anna)
Plegia CastleThe Dragon's Table
Merchant
(SpotPass)
IkeMareetaPrince MarthJuliaZephiel
Renown bonus 720 Renown points; only one copy can be obtained through this means per save file.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (0.07%), Medium pots (0.66%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (0.07%), Medium pots (0.66%), Large pots (1.63%)
Forging Steel Bow (1G, ★★)

Other appearances

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

The Longbow is present as a skill on one cards in Fire Emblem Cipher: B05-032HN Doe of the Plains, Sue. It is a manual-activation skill which, for a cost of flipping 1 bond card, enables a Sue positioned in the player's Rearguard to ignore her usual range limitations and attack enemies in the opponent's Rearguard until the turn ends.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Longbow A longbow is a type of medieval European bow. Its most prominent trait is its sheer size: in many cases, a longbow was as tall as its wielder.
Japanese 長弓
ロングボウ
• Romanized as LONGBOW in its internal file name. The weapon is known by this name in every game from The Binding Blade to Path of Radiance, along with Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
• Romanized as LONGBOW in its internal file name. The weapon is known by this name from Shadow Dragon to Fates.
Spanish Arco largo Long bow. Abbreviated to A largo for space reasons in every appearance except Awakening.
French • Arc long
• Grand-arc
• Long bow; in every game except Awakening.
• Great bow; in Awakening.
German Langbogen Longbow
Italian Arco lungo Long bow. Abbreviated to Ar. lungo for space reasons in every appearance except Awakening.

Gallery

References

See also

Bows and Crossbows
Basic bows BowBowgunBroken BowBronze BowClarisse's BowEmblem BowGlass BowGordin's BowGreat BowInnes' BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowRaian's BowRienflecheRubber BowRusted BowShort BowSilencerSilver BowSlack BowSteel BowToy Bow
Bows with secondary effects Anna's BowAstraBeacon BowBlessed BowBrave BowCleave BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowLaguz BowLunaMaster BowMila's BowNiles's BowQuick BowPython's BowSuperior BowUnderdog BowVenin BowViolin BowWolt's Bow
Magic-based bows Radiant BowShining Bow
Ranged bows Double BowIron LongbowLongbowSilver LongbowSteel LongbowTowering Bow
Close-range bows Double BowIron ShortbowMini BowSilver ShortbowSteel Shortbow
Crossbows AqqarArbalestBowgunCrossbowTaksh
Regalia and personal bows LughnasadhMulagirNidhoggParthiaRolf's BowYewfelle