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Bow (NES)

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Is nes01 bow.png
Sprite for bows in the fan translation for Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.


First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The (Japanese: ゆみ Bow) is a bow-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series. It initially appeared only in the two NES installments of the series, its role in later games being taken by the Iron Bow and the Bronze Bow, before finally reappearing in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, twenty-five years after its previous appearance in the series.

In Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, it is the most basic bow, featuring a weapon level of 1. In Fire Emblem Gaiden and again in Shadows of Valentia, it is the basic weapon for Archers, Snipers, and Bow Knights, and one of two basic weapon choices for Heroes, with no base might of its own but being wieldable without otherwise having a weapon equipped. The Bow has an extended range compared to its counterparts in other weapon types, being able to hit between one and three tiles away in Gaiden and between one and two tiles in Shadows of Valentia, making bow users able to attack and counterattack adjacent enemies.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- 1 4 1 90 0 2 33 400 -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Gaiden -- -- 0 0 70 0 1-3 -- -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 bow forecast.png -- 0 0 70 0 1-2 -- -- -- --


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory Castor
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 20Chapter 22


Inventory Automatically used when no other bow is equipped.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Inventory Automatically used when no other bow is equipped.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bow
Iron Bow
The second term is used in the fan translation of Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.
Japanese ゆみ Bow. It goes unnamed in Gaiden. In Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, the weapon's name is strangely formatted as ゆ み.
Spanish Arco Bow
French Arc Bow
German Bogen Bow
Italian Arco As above.
Dutch Boog Bow
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese


Bows and Crossbows
Basic bows BowBowgunBow of ZoltanBroken 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 BowLunaMeisterbogenMila'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