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Bow Paladin

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Bow Paladin

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Heroic paladins of surpassing archery, riding, and leadership skills.

Unit type(s)






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 Blade 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 Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 34/33 17/10 5/1 16/6 16/9 0 16/10 10/5 9 11/7 Bows C
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
39 19 7 17 18 0 18 12 9 11 Bows A

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 45/40 23 15 25/27 24/26 30 24/23 18/20 20 99 Bows S
Radiant Dawn
(Part 4 enemies)
58 31 17 32 31 30 27 25 20 99 Bows SS

Miscellaneous stats

Game Experience CRP Gold Weight mod. Capacity Vision Size
Radiant Dawn -- -- -- +25 30 2 --
Radiant Dawn
(Part IV enemies)
-- -- -- +25 60 2 --

Class growth rates

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

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Canto Innate.

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Master 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
  • Note: Bow Knights only appear as enemy units, and while they do have the ability to promote programmed in, it does not happen in an unmodified game.

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.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Bow knights of exceptional skill.
There are also Sword, Lance,
and Axe Paladins.
Radiant Dawn
Heroic paladins of surpassing
archery, riding, and leadership

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes

Bow Paladin

"Paladin" is a title given to the highest warriors of the court of King Charlemagne.



Officially romanized as 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.


Paladin arc

Bow Paladin. Abbreviated to Pal. arc in gameplay due to space restrictions.


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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: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)