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Bow Paladin

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The Bow Paladin (Japanese: 弓騎将アローナイト Arrow Knight) is a bow-using class exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. They ride horses, along with three similar classes of the same game - the Sword Paladin, Lance Paladin, and Axe Paladin classes. The Bow Knight class is enemy-only, but a bow knight would presumably promote to a bow paladin; a bow paladin can then become a Silver Knight.

As a promoted class, they have quite high stats all around - with no outstanding strengths or weaknesses in terms of numbers. Their use of bows gives them a two-space attack range, but they cannot fight in melee range. Also, their horses allow them to move around quickly and rescue many units, but leave them vulnerable to horse-specific weapons. Generally, they are solid front-line units with strong offensive capabilities and sturdy defenses.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Weapon Rank
Radiant Dawn (Male) 34 17 5 16 16 0 16 10 9 11 35 WiiRankBow.png C
Radiant Dawn (Female) 33 10 1 6 9 0 10 5 9 7 31 WiiRankBow.png C
Radiant Dawn (Part 4 enemies) 39 19 7 17 18 0 18 12 9 11 35 WiiRankBow.png A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon Rank
Radiant Dawn (Male) 45 23 15 25 24 30 24 18  ?  ? WiiRankBow.png S
Radiant Dawn (Female) 40 23 15 27 26 30 23 20  ?  ? WiiRankBow.png S
Radiant Dawn (Part 4 enemies) 58 31 17 32 31 30 27 25  ?  ? WiiRankBow.png SS

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Constitution* Movement*
Radiant Dawn (Male) 45% 20% 40% 40% 30% 55% 30% 30% -- --
Radiant Dawn (Female) 50% 40% 35% 80% 30% 35% 30% 50% -- --
Radiant Dawn (Part 4 enemies) 100% 65% 55% 80% 70% 80% 45% 70% -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Canto At Level 1.

Class change

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

Playable bow paladins

Playable Characters
Name Game
Astrid Radiant Dawn
Playable Bow Paladin units in the Fire Emblem series.

Notable enemy bow paladins

Enemy Units
Name Game
Sergei Radiant Dawn
Enemy Bow Paladin units in the Fire Emblem series.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bow Paladin "Paladin" is a title given to the highest warriors of the court of King Charlemagne.
Japanese 弓騎将アローナイト Arrow Knight; literally "bow cavalry general". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 弓騎将), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. アローナイト) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
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.
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Introduced in
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