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Cunning Bow

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Cunning Bow

Is feh cunning bow arrow.pngIs feh cunning bow.png
The Cunning Bow as it appears in Heroes.

Grants Spd+3. Effective against flying foes. When total bonuses on unit + total penalties on foe ≥ 10, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-5 on foe during combat. (Example: if unit has a +5 bonus and foe has a -5 penalty, the calculated total will be 10.)


Weapon (bow)



Cunning Bow (Japanese: 謀略の戦弓 Strategic war bow) is a weapon skill in the bow category which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes. It is a personal weapon of Claude. Cunning Bow is a skill that, in addition to boosting its wielder's Speed, inflicts significant stat drops on the target during combat if the combined stat bonuses on the user and stat penalties on the target are equal to or exceed 10. For example, if the user is under the effect of Rally Up Atk+ (+6) and the target is under the effect of Spd Feint 2 (-5), that combination (a total of 11) will trigger this skill's drastic stat drops on the target; alternately, if the Rally skill from the earlier example was instead Rally Up Atk (+4) against the same Spd Feint 2 (-5), that combination (a total of 9) would not trigger the target's stats dropping.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill weapon.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 2 -- 400 SP -- Boosts user's Speed by +3.
Deals bonus damage to flying units.
If the combined total of the user's stat bonuses and target's stat penalties are equal to or higher than 10, drops target's Attack, Speed, Defense, and Resistance by -5 each during combat.



Units Claude: The Schemer

Etymology and other languages

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

Cunning Bow




Strategic war bow


Arco ilusorio

Illusory bow


Arc rusé

Cunning bow


Listiger Bogen

Cunning Bow


Arco scaltro

Cunning bow


Arco ardiloso

Cunning bow

Traditional Chinese


Strategic war bow


See also

Bow skills in Heroes
Basic bow skills Iron BowKiller Bow / Slaying BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Bow skills with secondary effects Assassin's BowBeguiling BowBig-Catch BowBouquet BowBrave BowBudding BowCandlewax BowClarisse's BowCocobowCoral BowCourtly BowCupid ArrowDevilish BowFiddlestick BowFiresweep BowFishie BowFortune BowGratiaGuard BowHama YaHelm BowKabura YaMonstrous BowPlegian BowRefreshing BoltRein BowReindeer BowShining BowShort BowSpendthrift BowSpringy BowSunflower Bow
Regalia and personal bow skills Argent BowBow of BeautyBow of DevotionBow of FreliaBow of TwelveCunning BowDaniel-Made BowDeep-Blue BowDignified BowDouble BowFailnaughtFirst-Dream BowFujin YumiGuardian's BowHoly YewfelleIndignant BowLuna ArcMeisterbogenMermaid BowMirage LongbowMulagirNidhoggNiles's BowParthiaPersecution BowRandgríðrRebecca's BowRenowned BowRose-Quartz BowSetsuna's YumiSkadiSniper's BowSpy-Song BowSurvivalist BowTanngrisnirThögnWarrior Princess
Other bow skills Umbra Burst