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Guard Bow

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Guard Bow

Is feh guard bow arrow.pngIs feh guard bow.png
The Guard Bow as it appears in Heroes.

Type(s)

Bow

First game

Heroes

Guard Bow (Japanese: 遠距離防御の弓 Distant Defense Bow) is a weapon skill in the bow category which debuted in Fire Emblem Heroes. Guard Bow is a skill that grants its wielder additional defenses when fighting against other ranged weapon skill types, allowing its wielder to survive better against fellow ranged attackers.

It can be created from the Assassin's Bow through use of the Weapon Refinery. Notably, the Guard Bow is the only evolved weapon that does not either contain its predecessor's name within its own name in Japanese or share an effect with the weapon it is evolved from.

Stats

Game Icon Type Might Range SP cost Refine cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
(Guard Bow)
Is feh skill weapon.png Bows 8 2 200 -- Steel Bow -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh flying.png flying units.
If foe initiates combat and uses a bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff, grants +6 each to user's defense and resistance during combat.
Heroes
(Guard Bow+; refine: Unrefined)
Is feh skill weapon.png Bows 12 2 300 -- Guard Bow -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh flying.png flying units.
If foe initiates combat and uses a bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff, grants +6 each to user's defense and resistance during combat.
Heroes
(Guard Bow+; refine: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Bows 13 2 350 500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
-- -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh flying.png flying units.
If foe initiates combat and uses a bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff, grants +6 each to user's defense and resistance during combat.
Grants +2 HP.
Heroes
(Guard Bow+; refine: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Bows 12 2 350 500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
-- -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh flying.png flying units.
If foe initiates combat and uses a bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff, grants +6 each to user's defense and resistance during combat.
Grants +2 HP and +2 speed.
Heroes
(Guard Bow+; refine: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Bows 12 2 350 500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
-- -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh flying.png flying units.
If foe initiates combat and uses a bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff, grants +6 each to user's defense and resistance during combat.
Grants +2 HP and +3 defense.
Heroes
(Guard Bow+; refine: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Bows 12 2 350 500 Arena Medal
50 Refining Stone
-- -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh flying.png flying units.
If foe initiates combat and uses a bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff, grants +6 each to user's defense and resistance during combat.
Grants +2 HP and +3 resistance.

Availability

Heroes

Method Data
Guard Bow Guard Bow+
Unit (★★★) Norne: The Volunteer
Unit (★★★★★) Norne: The Volunteer
Forge Assassin's Bow+ (200 Arena Medal, 20 Refining Stone)

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Heroes
Effective against flying foes. If foe initiates
combat and uses bow, dagger, magic, or
staff, grants Def/Res+6 to unit during
combat.
飛行特効 弓、暗器、魔法、杖の敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、守備、魔防+6

Etymology and other languages

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

Guard Bow

--

Japanese

遠距離防御の弓

Distant Defense Bow

Spanish

Arco protector

Protective bow

French

Arc défenseur

Defender bow

German

Wächterbogen

Defender Bow

Italian

Arco difensivo

Defensive bow

Portuguese

Arco protetor

Protective bow

Traditional Chinese

遠距離防禦之弓

Distant defense bow

Bow skills in Heroes
Basic bow skills Iron BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Bow skills with secondary effects Arcane DarkbowArcane NáströndAssassin's BowBeguiling BowBig-Catch BowBouquet BowBrave BowBudding BowCandlewax BowCarrot BowCarrot-Tip BowClarisse's BowCocobowCoral BowCourtly BowCupid ArrowDefier's BowDevilish BowFiddlestick BowFiresweep BowFishie BowFortune BowGolden Yule BowGratiaGuard BowHalting BowHama YaHarp BowHelm BowInstant BowKabura YaKiller BowKumo YumiLucrative BowMonstrous BowNinja YumiPeppy BowPlegian BowProtection BowRefreshing BoltRein BowReindeer BowShining BowShort BowSlaying BowSpendthrift BowSpringy BowSunflower BowTannenbowUmbra BurstUnbound BowWhitecap BowWhitewind BowWyvern YumiVulture Bow
Regalia and personal bow skills Aptitude ArrowsArgent BowBow of BeautyBow of DevotionBow of FreliaBow of ReposeBow of TwelveBow of VerdaneCunning BowDamiell BowDaniel-Made BowDeep-Blue BowDestiny's BowDignified BowDouble BowDuskbloom BowFailnaughtFirst-Dream BowFlame of MúspellFlamefrost BowFujin YumiFujin-Raijin YumiGuardian's BowGusty War BowHeartbroker BowHeired YewfelleHoly YewfelleIndignant BowJötnar BowKeen Coyote BowLucky BowLuna ArcMeisterbogenMermaid BowMirage LongbowMulagirNew-Height BowNidhoggNiles's BowParthiaPartnership BowPersecution BowQuick MulagirRandgríðrRapid-Crier BowRebecca's BowRenowned BowRose-Quartz BowSacaen-Wolf BowSandglass BowSetsuna's YumiSkadiSnide BowSniper's BowSpy-Song BowSurvivalist BowSwift MulagirTanngrisnirThögnVioldrake BowVolunteer BowWarrior Princess