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Shining Bow

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Shining Bow

Is gcn bright bow.png
Icon of the Bright Bow from Path of Radiance.

Magic weapon. Cannot make critical hits or trigger offensive skills.



First game

Fire Emblem Fates
(Path of Radiance as an unused item)

The Shining Bow (Japanese: シャイニングボウ Shining Bow), also known as the Bright Bow (Japanese: ブライトボウ Bright Bow), is a magic bow which made its first legitimate appearance in Fire Emblem Fates, although it is also present in an unused state in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It uses light magic to attack at both the standard bow long range and, unlike any other bow in either game, at close range. Its attacks are fuelled by the unit's magic stat and target the foe's resistance, instead of strength and defense. However, Fates gives it several drawbacks, in that it is unable to deal critical hits and also prevents the user's offensive skills from activating.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn bright bow.png GCNRankBow.gif B 10 9 70 0 1-2 25 5,750 1 Works as magical damage. Counts as light magic and not as a bow. Deals effective damage to Is gcn pegasus.png flying units.
Fates Is 3ds02 bow.png Template:Bow3DS C 13 -- 70 0 1-2 Infinite 3,300 ? -20 avoid when equipped.
Works as magical damage.
Deals effective damage to File:Is 3ds pegasus.png flying units.
Cannot inflict critical hits or trigger offensive skills.
Sells for 1,100 gold.


Path of Radiance

Unused If hacked into the game, it is usable by any unit with a B rank in bows.


This list may be incomplete.
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 21, enemy Adventurer
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 825 (limit 1)


  • Path of Radiance has leftover text strings for a second unused magic bow in addition to the Bright Bow. The actual text for it calls it the "Sonic Bow", but its file name labels it "SHININGBOW", the name eventually used for the Fates magic bow.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Bright Bow

• Shining Bow

• This term is used in the weapon's unused "appearance" in Path of Radiance.

• This term is used in Fates.

Japanese ブライトボウ


• Bright Bow. This term is used in Path of Radiance.

• Shining Bow. This term is used in Fates.

Spanish • Arco brillante

• Arco de luz

• Bright bow. Used in Path of Radiance. Abbreviated to A brillante.

• Light bow. Used in Fates.

French • Arc lumière

• Arc brillant

• Light bow. Used in Path of Radiance.

• Shining bow. Used in Fates.

German • Lichtbogen

• Glanzbogen

• Light bow. Used in Path of Radiance.

• Bright bow. Used in Fates.

Italian • Arco lucente

• Arco splendente

• Shining sword. Used in Path of Radiance. Abbreviated to Ar. lucente.

• Bright bow. Used in Fates. Abbreviated to Ar. splendente.


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 BowTraining 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 Magic BowRadiant 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 FailnaughtLughnasadhMulagirNidhoggParthiaRolf's BowTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleYewfelle