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Bow Knight

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Bow Knight

FESoV Bow Knight.png
Artwork of a Bow Knight from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

A graceful archer mounted upon a mighty steed, this class can move again after taking certain actions.

Weapon(s)
Skill(s)

The Bow Knight (Japanese: ボウナイト Bow Knight) is a class which, throughout the Fire Emblem series, has taken on numerous different portrayals and roles. Consistent among all of its appearances is that it is a mounted class which wields bows.

In its first appearance in Gaiden, the Bow Knight was a third-tier advanced class and the final form of the Archer class line, promoting from the Sniper. A class of considerable power, this incarnation of the Bow Knight has a uniquely high attacking range, with consistent innate access to anywhere between one and five range. These traits also apply to Gaiden''s remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

The second incarnation of the Bow Knight was a second-tier advanced class in the Jugdral duology, Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776. It is the promoted form of the Arch Knight, and the bow-wielding counterpart of the Ranger, Great Knight and Duke Knight. In Thracia 776, Bow Knights are forced to dismount to enter buildings or participate in chapters set entirely indoors; unlike the Great or Duke Knights, they continue to wield bows when on foot.

The Tellius duology's version of the Bow Knight is a basic class, and the counterpart of its own former basic form, the Arch Knight. It promotes to the Paladin in Path of Radiance, whereupon the player can choose a second weapon type for the individual unit to gain access to. In Radiant Dawn, it promotes to the Bow Paladin, a counterpart to its Jugdral incarnation, which in turn promotes to the third-tier Silver Knight.

In Awakening, the Bow Knight returns to being an advanced class, but this time also has access to swords and functions identically to the Horseman and Ranger of earlier games. Here, it promotes from both Mercenaries and Archers, and many other units can access the class through reclassing. The Fates incarnation of the class functions identically to Awakening's, with the only difference being that the new Outlaw class may promote to it instead of Archers.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Weapon Level
Gaiden 40 16 -- 8 8 0 10 6 8 -- -- 180 Bow
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 10 0 8 8 0 8 3 9 -- -- -- SNESRankBow.png A
Thracia 776 24 (24)/
20 (20)
5 (4)/
4 (3)
1 (1) 6 (5) 6 (4)/
7 (5)
0 (0) 5 (4) -- 9 (6) 7 (7)/
5 (5)
-- -- SNESRankBow.png D (D)
Path of Radiance 20/18 5 0 2 5/6 0 6/5 0/1 8 10/7 33/29 -- GCNRankBow.gif D
Radiant Dawn 18 6 0 6 6 0 8 2 8 10 33 -- WiiRankBow.png D
Awakening 24 8 0 10 10 0 6 2 8 -- -- -- Bows E Swords E
Fates 18 6 0 8 9 3 5 6 8 -- -- -- Bows/Yumi E Swords/Katanas E
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 40 16 -- 8 8 0 10 6 8 -- -- 180 FE15RankBow.png
Three Houses 32 17 10 14 16 12 14 10 8 -- -- -- --
Bow Knights in Gaiden and Shadows of Valentia also have a base class strength of 1.

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Level
Gaiden 52 40 -- 40 40 40 40 40 8 -- Bow
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 25 15 23 23 30 23 18 9 -- SNESRankBow.png A
Thracia 776 80 (80) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) 20 (20) -- 20 (20) 20 (20) SNESRankBow.png A (A)
Path of Radiance 40 20 15 20 20 40 20 20 20 99 GCNRankBow.gif A
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10 ?? ?? WiiRankBow.png A
Awakening 80 40 30 43 41 45 35 30 10 -- Swords A Bows A
Fates 55 29 25 32 33 30 27 32 10 -- Swords/Katanas B Bows/Yumi A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon Level*
Gaiden 150% 50% -- 50% 50% 0% 50% 0% -- -- -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- -- --
Thracia 776 70% 30% 5% 30% 20% 20% 30% -- -- 30% 0% --
Path of Radiance 70/65% 45/35% 15/20% 40/40% 50/55% 30/30% 45/45% 40/50% -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 75% 50% 15% 40% 45% 25% 40% 30% -- -- -- --
Awakening 50/90% 20/35% 0% 25/40% 20/40% 0/35% 5/25% 5/15% -- -- -- --
Fates 10% 10% 0% 15% 15% 10% 0% 10% -- -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Player)
-5% 0% -- 10% -5% 0% -5% 0% -- -- -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(Enemy)
120% 50% -- 50% 30% 0% 30% 0% -- -- -- --
Three Houses 10/40% 0/15% 0% 0/10% -5% 0% 0/25% 0/5% 5% -- -- Lances +3 Bows +3
Riding +3
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class modifiers

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Movement
Three Houses 2 1 0 3 1 (3) 1 1 0 0 4 (2)

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Genealogy of the Holy War
Thracia 776
Path of Radiance
Radiant Dawn
Three Houses
Canto Innate; hidden and unnamed in every game except Radiant Dawn and Three Houses.
Awakening
Fates
Rally Skill Awakening: Learned at Level 5.
Fates: Learned from Level 5 and up.
Awakening Bowbreaker Learned at Level 15.
Fates Shurikenbreaker Learned from Level 15 and up.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Three Houses
Bowrange +2 Innate.
Three Houses Bowfaire Innate.
Three Houses Defiant Spd Class mastery. (200 class Exp required)

Additonally, in Shadows of Valentia, Bow Knights are equipped with another passive skill marking them as Is 3ds03 mounted.pngmounted units.

Class change

Gaiden

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class
Bs fe02 villager sword.png
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 archer bow.png
Archer
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 sniper bow.png
Sniper
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. Bs fe02 bow knight bow.png
Bow Knight

Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe04 lester arch knight bow.png
Arch Knight
Choosing the "Class change" option in a home castle after reaching Level 20.* /
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10.*
Bs fe04 lester bow knight bow.png
Bow Knight

Path of Radiance

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe09 astrid bow knight bow.png
Bow Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Bs fe09 titania paladin axe.png
Paladin

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Bow Knight
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Bow Paladin
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Silver Knight

Awakening

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds01 archer playable.gif
Archer
and
Ma 3ds01 mercenary playable.gif
Mercenary
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds01 bow knight playable.gif
Bow Knight

Fates

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Ma 3ds02 outlaw playable.gif
Outlaw
and
Ma 3ds02 mercenary playable.gif
Mercenary
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10. Ma 3ds02 bow knight playable.gif
Bow Knight

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Trainee-like class Method Base class Method Advanced class Method Advanced class Method Over class
Ma 3ds03 villager kliff playable.gif
Villager
After reaching Level 3, at any Mila Shrine. Ma 3ds03 archer python playable.gif
Archer
After reaching Level 7, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 sniper kliff playable.gif
Sniper
After reaching Level 10, at any Mila Shrine. File:Ma 3ds03 bow knight kliff playable.gif
Bow Knight
After reaching Level 20, at the Altar of the Marksman. File:Ma 3ds03 oliphantier playable.gif
Oliphantier

Three Houses

Base class Certification requirements Master class
Any class Level 30
Master Seal
Lances C, Bows A, Riding A
Ma ns01 bow knight playable.gif
Bow Knight
This class is available for any unit.


Playable Bow Knights

Playable Characters
Name Game
Astrid Path of Radiance
Playable Bow Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Notable enemy Bow Knights

Enemy Units
Name Game
Gazelle Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Mueller Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Andorey Genealogy of the Holy War
Ezra Awakening
Bovis Awakening
Selena Fates: Birthright
Riegan Three Houses Verdant Wind
Enemy Bow Knight units in the Fire Emblem series.


Flavor text


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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Path of Radiance Mounted knights with swift movement who can wield a variety of weapons. ??
Radiant Dawn
(help)
Mounted knights who have mastered both horsemanship and the art of the bow. ??
Awakening A seasoned, mounted archer. Wields swords, bows. ??
Fates Nohrian. An archer trained to shoot from horseback. Also wields swords. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(class roll)
Extremely useful mounted units who wield bows. Their tremendous attack range is supplemented by high mobility. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
(help)
A useful mounted unit with high mobility and range. ??
Three Houses A graceful archer mounted upon a mighty steed, this class can move again after taking certain actions. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bow Knight --
English
(unofficial)
Arch Knight Used in the "Project Naga" patch of Genealogy of the Holy War. According to the translator, bookofholsety, the Arch Knight and Bow Knight had their names swapped (making Bow Knight the base class, and Arch Knight the advanced class) both for a consistent naming theme among the base mounted classes, and because "arch knight is a better fit for a superior, advanced class given the usual connotations of an arch prefix".[1]
Japanese ボウナイト
弓騎士ボウナイト
• Officially romanized as Bow Knight; this katakana rendering is used in every Japanese game except Radiant Dawn.
• Officially romanized as Bow Knight. In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 弓騎士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. ボウナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll. Additionally, in Japanese dialogue in all other games, members of the class are usually referred to by this kanji name.
Spanish Caballero arco Bow cavalier
French Cavalier archer Archer cavalier
German Bogenritter Bow knight
Italian Cavalier arco Bow cavalier
Dutch Boogridder Bow Knight
Simplified Chinese 弓骑士
Traditional Chinese 弓騎士

Gallery

References

  1. bookofholsety, Fire Emblem 4: Genealogy of the Holy War Re-translation (Project Naga), Romhacking.net, Published: 2016-03-16, Retrieved: 2016-06-30

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 Gaiden
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Monster classes BonewalkerCantorDeathgoyleEntombedGargoyleLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBrigandCantorCerberusFell GodFiendNaberiusWitchVillager
Unused classes NagaSerpent
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
Classes in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Base classes ArcherAxe KnightBanditBow KnightClericFighterKnightLance KnightMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestRangerSoldierSword KnightSwordmasterThiefWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBishopFalcon KnightGeneralHalberdierLordPaladinSageSniperValkyrieWarriorWyvern Lord
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatTiger) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeron) • Dragon Tribe (Red DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes ChildCivilianHeroKing DaeinPrincess Crimea
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBow KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSummonerVendor
Classes in Fire Emblem Awakening
Base classes ArcherBarbarianCavalierClericDark MageFighterKnightLordMageMercenaryMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestTacticianThiefTroubadourWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AssassinBerserkerBow KnightDark FlierDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGrandmasterGreat KnightGreat LordGriffon RiderHeroPaladinSageSniperSorcererSwordmasterTricksterValkyrieWar ClericWar MonkWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BrideConquerorDancerDread FighterGrimaLodestarManaketeMerchantMirageOutrealm ClassRevenantSoldierTaguelVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem Fates
Base classes ApothecaryArcherCavalierDark MageDivinerFighterKitsuneKnightMercenaryMonkNinjaNohr PrinceNohr PrincessOni SavageOutlawSamuraiShrine MaidenSky KnightSpear FighterTroubadourVillagerWolfskinWolfssegnerWyvern Rider
Advanced classes AdventurerBerserkerBasaraBlacksmithBow KnightButlerDark KnightFalcon KnightGeneralGreat KnightGreat MasterHeroHoshido NobleKinshi KnightMaidMalig KnightMaster NinjaMaster of ArmsMechanistMerchantNine-TailsNohr NobleOni ChieftainOnmyojiPaladinPriestessSilent DragonSniperSorcererSpear MasterStrategistSwordmasterWyvern Lord
Non-human classes Astral DragonAutomatonBlight DragonFacelessFeral DragonStoneborn
Other classes BallisticianClericDark FalconDread FighterEmpty VesselGreat LordLancerLodestarLordNohrian KingOutrealm ClassPegasus KnightSongstressVanguardWitch
Classes in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Base classes ArcherCavalierClericFighterMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestessSoldier
Intermediate classes KnightMyrmidonPaladinSniper
Advanced classes BaronBow KnightDread FighterFalcon KnightGold KnightHeroPriestessPrincessSageSaint
Overclasses ConquerorEnchantressExemplarGuruHarrierOliphantierRigainSkogulSpartanYasha
Monster classes BalorBonewalkerDeathgoyleDeimosDraculEntombedFafnirFiendGargoyleGarudaGuardianLichMogallNecrodragonRevenantTitanTomb LordWhite Dragon
Other classes ArcanistBoyBrigandCantorDagonDuma's ApostleFell DragonFell GodFire DragonGirlIllusory HeroMila's ServantVestalWitchVillager
Classes in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Unique classes Armored LordBarbarossaCommonerDancerDeath KnightEmperorEnlightened OneGreat LordHigh LordNobleWyvern Master
Beginner classes FighterMonkMyrmidonSoldier
Intermediate classes ArcherArmored KnightBrawlerBrigandCavalierDark MageLordMageMercenaryPegasus KnightPriestThief
Advanced classes AssassinBishopDark BishopFortress KnightGrapplerHeroPaladinSniperSwordmasterWarlockWarriorWyvern Rider
Master classes Bow KnightDark KnightFalcon KnightGreat KnightGremoryHoly KnightMortal SavantWar MasterWyvern Lord
Monster classes Altered Demonic BeastAltered GolemBlack BeastDemonic BeastExperimental Demonic BeastFlying Demonic BeastGiant BirdGiant CrawlerGiant Demonic BeastGiant WolfGolemLord of the DesertLord of the LakeTitanusWandering BeastWhite BeastWild Demonic Beast
Other classes AgastyaArchbishopFlame EmperorHegemon HuskThe Immaculate OneKing of LiberationRuffianSaint