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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 onward, the use of Longbows has been restricted to the Archer and Sniper classes.
|Game||Icon||Rank||Might||Weight||Hit||Crit||Range||Uses||Worth||Exp||Other effects and notes|
|The Binding Blade||D||5||10||55||0||2-3||20||2,000||1||Like all bows, it deals effective damage to flying units.|
|Fire Emblem||D||5||10||65||0||2-3||20||2,000||1||Like all bows, it deals effective damage to flying units.|
|The Sacred Stones||D||5||10||65||0||2-3||20||2,000||1||Like all bows, it deals effective damage to flying units.|
|Path of Radiance||D*||5||10||65||0||2-3||20||2,000||2||Like all bows, it deals effective damage to flying units.|
|Shadow Dragon||C*||8||8||70||0||2-3||25||2,000||2||Like all bows, it deals effective damage to flying units.|
|New Mystery of the Emblem||C*||8||--||70||0||2-3||25||2,000||2||Like all bows, it deals effective damage to flying units.|
|Awakening||C*||9||--||70||0||2-3||25||2,150||2||Like all bows, it deals effective damage to flying units.|
The Binding Blade
|Treasure||Chapter 7, village • Chapter 19B, village • Chapter 20A, chest|
|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
|Bonewalker* • Wight* • Maelduin*|
|Treasure||Lagdou Ruins Floor 4, southwest chest*|
|Narube River • Rausten Court|
Path of Radiance
|Dropped by||Chapter 8, enemy Archer • Chapter 13, enemy Norris • Chapter 23, enemy Sniper|
|Armory*||Chapter 12 • Chapter 22 • Chapter 26|
|Treasure||Chapter 17x, chest • Chapter 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)|
|Dropped by||Chapter 13, enemy Archer • Chapter 20, enemy Sniper|
|Armory||Garden of Giants|
|Plegia Castle • The Dragon's Table|
|Ike • Mareeta • Prince Marth • Julia • Zephiel|
|Renown bonus||720 Renown points; only one copy can be obtained through this means per save file.|
TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)
The Longbow is present as a skill on one cards in TCG Fire Emblem 0 (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.
Concept art of the Longbow from Tellius Recollection: Volume 1.
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
| • 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.|
• Romanized as LONGBOW in its internal file name. The weapon is known by this name in every game from Shadow Dragon onward.
|Spanish||Arco largo||Long bow. Abbreviated to A largo for space reasons in every appearance except Awakening.|
|French|| • Arc long
| • Long bow; in every game except Awakening.|
• Great bow; in Awakening.
|Italian||Arco lungo||Long bow. Abbreviated to Ar. lungo for space reasons in every appearance except Awakening.|
|Bows and Crossbows|