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Arbalest

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Arbalest

Is wii arbalest.png
Icon of the Arbalest from Radiant Dawn.

An extremely powerful crossbow. It can also hit adjacent enemies.

Type

Bow (Crossbow)

First game

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

The Arbalest (Japanese: アルバレスト Arbalest) is a rare crossbow weapon which appears only in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is the game's strongest crossbow, and like the other crossbows but unlike regular bows, it can attack adjacent and distant enemies alike. In exchange its damage calculation completely ignores the user's strength stat and is based only on the Arbalest's own might, giving it a fixed, mostly consistent damage output no matter who uses it. The Arbalest can only be used by members of the Sniper, Marksman, Warrior, and Reaver classes, like all crossbows.

Stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii arbalest.png -- 38 20 100 15 1-2 20 6,000 -- Ignores the user's strength.
Deals bonus damage to Is gcn pegasus.png flying units.

Locations

Radiant Dawn

Treasure Part 4: Chapter 4, chest

Trivia

  • The Arbalest has the highest might of all weapons available to the player in Radiant Dawn, and the only weapons with higher might are most Judge variants. However, in the Arbalest's case, this means significantly less because it does not take its user's strength into account, making each of its shots weaker compared to ordinary weapons.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Arbalest The arbalest is a variation on the European crossbow which was first developed in the 12th century. Arbalests are much larger than ordinary crossbows, and its prod (or bow) is made of steel, and both of these elements give their shots greater force than those of ordinary crossbows.
Japanese アルバレスト Romanized as ARBALEST in its internal file name.
Spanish Arbalesta Arbalest
French Arbalète Crossbow
German Arbalest Arbalest
Italian Arbalete Arbalest

Gallery

References

Bows and Crossbows
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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
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
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Axes Brave AxeBronze AxeHammerHand AxeIron PoleaxIron AxeKiller AxeShort AxeSilver PoleaxSilver AxeSteel PoleaxSteel AxeTarvosTomahawkUrvanVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowBronze BowDouble BowIron BowIron LongbowKiller BowLughnasadhRolf's BowSilencerSilver BowSilver LongbowSteel BowSteel LongbowVenin Bow
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Wind ArcwindBlizzardElwindRexcaliburTornadoWindWind Tail
Light CreiddyladEllightLightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShineThaniValaura
Dark BalberithCarreauFenrirVerrineWorm
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