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Bow Fighter

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For similar classes, please see Archer.

Bow Fighter

Generic portrait bow fighter fe04.png

Weapon(s)

Bows

Skill(s)

Follow-Up*

The Bow Fighter (Japanese: ボウファイター Bow Fighter) class is a basic bow-using class that appears in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. It is very similar to the Archer class from other games, but separate. However, they do not appear in any other games.

Bow fighters are useful units with quite balanced stats in both games, although their stats in Genealogy of the Holy War are higher. They are able to attack from two spaces away, making them able to attack without any damage back if the enemy is not holding a ranged weapon. However, since they only use bows, they cannot counterattack if attack from a directly adjacent space; therefore, keeping them in the front of an army can be very dangerous.

All bow fighters have the Follow-Up skill, which allows them an extra attack under certain conditions.

In both games, bow fighters promote to the Sniper class.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 30 7 0 10 10 0 5 0 6 -- SNESRankBow.png A
Thracia 776 18/16 3/2 0 3 4/5 0 1 -- 7/6 6/4 SNESRankBow.png E

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 22 15 25 25 30 20 15 ? -- SNESRankBow.png A*
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 SNESRankBow.png A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement*
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- --
Thracia 776 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 jamke bow fighter bow.png
Bow Fighter
Choosing the option "Class change" in the home castle after reaching Level 20. Bs fe04 jamke sniper bow.png
Sniper

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 ronan bow fighter bow.png
Bow Fighter
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 ronan sniper bow.png
Sniper

Playable bow fighters

Playable Characters
Name Game
Jamke Genealogy of the Holy War
Faval Genealogy of the Holy War
Asaello Genealogy of the Holy War
Tanya Thracia 776
Ronan Thracia 776
Playable Bow Fighter units in the Fire Emblem series.


Trivia

  • Generic bow-wielding infantry units in Fire Emblem Heroes are known as bow fighters, and have the same Japanese name as this class.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English
(unofficial)
Bow Fighter Used in the Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776 fan translations.
Japanese ボウファイター Bow Fighter

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessShamanTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBerserkerBishopBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierClericDragon RiderFighterFree KnightLance KnightLopt MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPriestThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes Bow KnightDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightPrinceSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Other classes ArcherBallistaBaronCivilianDancerDark BishopDark PrinceHunterIron BallistaPoison BallistaSoldierPirate
Unused classes EmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord