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Bowbreaker

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Bowbreaker

Is feh bowbreaker 1.png
Icon of the Bowbreaker 1 skill in Heroes.

If unit's HP ≥ 90% in combat against a bow user, unit makes a follow-up attack and foe cannot.

Type(s)
  • Class (Awakening and Fates)
  • Passive (Type B) (Heroes)
Game(s)

Bowbreaker (Japanese: 弓殺し Bow Slayer) is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Awakening. It gives its user enormous advantages when fighting an enemy who is wielding a bow or yumi. In Awakening and Fates, where it a class skill learned by Bow Knights and Sorcerers, it provides enormous boosts to its user's hit rate and avoid when fighting these weapons.

In Heroes, it is a type B passive skill split into three levels, in order from lowest to highest: Bowbreaker 1, Bowbreaker 2, and Bowbreaker 3. Units with a Bowbreaker skill will, when fighting the user of a bow skill while this skill's user's own HP is at a certain threshold or higher, automatically make a follow-up attack and prevent the bow skill's user from doing so themselves. The minimum amount of current HP required to activate the skill decreases with each level.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Awakening Is 3ds bowbreaker.png +50 hit and avoid when activated. 100%, if the target has a bow equipped -- --
Fates Is 3ds bowbreaker.png +50 hit and avoid when activated. 100%, if the target has a bow or yumi equipped -- --
Heroes
(Bowbreaker 1)
Is feh bowbreaker 1.png Guarantees that the user will perform a double-attack, and nullifies the target's ability to double-attack, when activated. 100%, if HP is at or above 90% and if the target has a bow skill equipped -- Cost: 50 SP
If used against another breaker skill, they cancel each other out. If the target has Wary Fighter equipped, the user may double-attack if their speed allows them to do so naturally. If the target has Brash Assault or Quick Riposte equipped, they may double-attack only if their speed allows them to do so naturally.
Heroes
(Bowbreaker 2)
Is feh bowbreaker 2.png Guarantees that the user will perform a double-attack, and nullifies the target's ability to double-attack, when activated. 100%, if HP is at or above 70% and if the target has a bow skill equipped -- Cost: 100 SP
If used against another breaker skill, they cancel each other out. If the target has Wary Fighter equipped, the user may double-attack if their speed allows them to do so naturally. If the target has Brash Assault or Quick Riposte equipped, they may double-attack only if their speed allows them to do so naturally.
Heroes
(Bowbreaker 3)
Is feh bowbreaker 3.png Guarantees that the user will perform a double-attack, and nullifies the target's ability to double-attack, when activated. 100%, if HP is at or above 50% and if the target has a bow skill equipped -- Cost: 200 SP
If used against another breaker skill, they cancel each other out. If the target has Wary Fighter equipped, the user may double-attack if their speed allows them to do so naturally. If the target has Brash Assault or Quick Riposte equipped, they may double-attack only if their speed allows them to do so naturally.

Availability

Awakening

Classes Bow Knight (Learned at Level 15)
Items Superior Bow

Fates

Classes Sorcerer (Learned from Level 15 and up)

Heroes

Units Setsuna: Absent Archer (★★★★)

Other appearances

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Bowbreaker is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B08-010R Head of House Virion, Virion. It prevents all bow-using enemy units from inflicting critical hits.

Trivia

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bowbreaker --
Japanese 弓殺し Bow Slayer
Spanish Rompearcos Bowbreaker
French Anti-arc Anti-bow
German Bogenbrecher Bowbreaker
Italian Spezzarco Bowbreaker

References

See also

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