|Icon of the crossbow from Radiant Dawn.|
A moderately powerful crossbow. It can also hit adjacent enemies.
The Crossbow (Japanese: クロスボウ Crossbow) is a common crossbow weapon which appears only in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is more powerful than the basic Bowgun, and like the other crossbows but unlike regular bows, it can attack adjacent and distant enemies alike. In exchange its damage calculation completely ignores the user's strength stat and is based only on the Crossbow's own might, giving it a fixed, mostly consistent damage output no matter who uses it. The Crossbow can only be used by members of the Sniper, Marksman, Warrior, and Reaver classes, like all crossbows.
||Part 3: Prologue, enemy Silvano • Chapter 8, enemy Warrior
|Disarm and/or steal*
||Part 2: Endgame, enemy Sniper (×3)|
Part 3: Chapter 4, enemy Warrior • Chapter 5, enemy Warrior • Chapter 7, enemy Warrior (×3) • Chapter 8, enemy Sniper* • Chapter 10, enemy Sniper (Normal/Hard only) • Chapter 11, enemy Sniper (Normal/Hard only)
Part 4: Prologue, enemy Warrior • Chapter 1, enemy Warrior (Normal/Hard only) • Chapter 2, enemy Warrior (×4 in Easy) • Chapter 3, enemy Warrior (×4) • Chapter 4, enemy Warrior (×3/×5)
||Part 3: Chapter 6 • Chapter 11 • Chapter 12 • Chapter 13 • Endgame|
Part 4: Prologue • Chapter 1 • Chapter 2 • Chapter 3 • Chapter 4 • Chapter 5 • Endgame
Fire Emblem Cipher
The Crossbow is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B05-059HN Furiously Piercing Bow, Leonardo. It is a manual-activation skill which, for the cost of flipping one bond card, increases Leonardo's range to 1-2 and gives him a +10 attack bonus until the end of the turn.
- In Fire Emblem Gaiden, while the Crossbow itself is not present as an item, enemy Snipers are depicted as wielding crossbows instead of regular bows.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Romanized as CROSSBOW in its internal file name.
||Big crossbow. Abbreviated to Grande arbal. in gameplay for space reasons.