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Iron Bow

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Iron Bow

FESK Iron Bow.png
Artwork of an iron bow from the TCG.

Affordable and easy to wield.



First game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

The Iron Bow is one of the most common and basic bows in the Fire Emblem series, first appearing in Mystery of the Emblem and appearing in every game since. When compared to other bows, it has low might, but its great durability and accuracy make it a reliable weapon. It is effective against flying units, such as pegasus knights and wyvern riders.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 iron bow.png 1 6 4 100 0 2 33 330 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 iron bow.png C 10 8 70 0 2 50 1,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 iron bow.png E 7 6 65 0 2 40 2,200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba iron bow.png E 6 5 80 0 2 45 540 1 --
Fire Emblem Is gba iron bow.png E 6 5 85 0 2 45 540 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba iron bow.png E 6 5 85 0 2 45 540 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn iron bow.png E 6 5 85 0 2 45 540 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii iron bow.png D 6 8 85 0 2 50 750 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds iron bow.png E 5 4 90 0 2 40 440 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds iron bow.png E 5 -- 90 0 2 40 440 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds iron bow.png D 6 -- 85 0 2 40 560  ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 bow.png D 8 -- 80 0 2 -- 1,000  ? --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 iron bow.png FE15RankBow.png 2 2 75 0 1-3 -- -- -- Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds03 flying.png flying units.
Learnable skill: Curved Shot
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png -- 4 -- -- 0 2 -- 50 SP -- Effective against flying units.


Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: GordinCastorWolfSedgar
Book 2: RaianWarren
Armory Book 1: Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 6Chapter 13Chapter 16Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 15

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: Midayle
Second Generation: Lester/Dimna
Vendor Second Generation: Chapter 8*

Thracia 776

Inventory TanyaRonanRobert
Armory Chapter 6Chapter 17 (Right arrow route)

The Binding Blade

Inventory Wolt
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 7Chapter 10 (Western route)Chapter 11 (Northern route)Chapter 13Chapter 17 (Ilia route)Chapter 17 (Sacae route)Chapter 18 (Sacae route)Chapter 19 (Sacae route)Chapter 20 (Ilia route)Chapter 23

Fire Emblem

Inventory Lyn's tale: Wil
Eliwood's tale: RebeccaWil
Hector's tale: RebeccaWil
Armory Lyn's tale: Chapter 5Chapter 8
Eliwood's tale: Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 20 • Chapter 23 (both versions) • Chapter 27Chapter 29x
Hector's tale: Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 29Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Neimi
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Bonewalker*Wight*
Armory Chapter 5Chapter 9 (Eirika's route)Chapter 10 (Ephraim's route)Chapter 17SerafewPort KirisBethroen

Path of Radiance

Inventory ShinonAstrid
Shop Chapter 9*Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15*Chapter 16Chapter 17*Chapter 18Chapter 19*Chapter 20Chapter 22Chapter 23*Chapter 24Chapter 26*Chapter 27*Chapter 28*Final Chapter*

Radiant Dawn

Inventory LeonardoShinon
Shop Part 1: Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Final Chapter
Part 2: Chapter 3Final Chapter
Part 3: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Final Chapter
Part 4: PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Final Chapter

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Gordin*NorneCastorWolf
Dropped by Prologue IV, enemy Archer
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 22

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Main Story: Kris*RaianGordin*Tomas*Castor*
Dropped by Prologue 7A, enemy ArcherPrologue 7B, enemy Archer
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 15Chapter 19


Inventory Virion
Armory Arena FeroxBreakneck PassBorder WastesThe FarfortKidnapper's Keep
Merchant (Anna) SouthtownWest of YlisstolThe NorthroadThe Longfort
Merchant (SpotPass) FlorinaLeonardoNannaNepheneeNorneNyna


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory Nohr campaign only: Niles
Nohr and neutral campaigns only: Nina
Dropped by Neutral: Chapter 10, enemy Mercenary
Armory Nohr: All levels (no limit)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Inventory Leon
Chest Deliverance Hideout: Main Area
Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (5.11%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (5.11%)
Forging Compatible Rusted Bows (10S)


Units ClarisseCordelia (bride) • FayeGaius (summer) • GordinInnesJakob (Trick or Defeat!) • JeorgeKleinLeonLyn (brave) • NilesRebeccaSetsunaTakumiVirion

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Iron Bow --
Japanese てつのゆみ
Iron bow
Spanish A de hierro Iron bow
(Latin America)
Arco hierro Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Arc fer --
German Eisenbogen --
Italian Arco ferro --



Bows and Crossbows
Basic bows BowBowgunBroken BowBronze BowClarisse's BowEmblem BowGlass BowGordin's BowGreat BowInnes' BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowRaian's BowRienflecheRubber BowRusted BowShort BowSilencerSilver BowSlack BowSteel BowToy Bow
Bows with secondary effects Anna's BowAstraBeacon BowBlessed BowBrave BowCleave BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowLaguz BowLunaMaster BowMila's BowNiles's BowQuick BowPython's BowSuperior BowUnderdog BowVenin BowViolin BowWolt's Bow
Magic-based bows Radiant BowShining Bow
Ranged bows Double BowIron LongbowLongbowSilver LongbowSteel LongbowTowering Bow
Close-range bows Double BowIron ShortbowMini BowSilver ShortbowSteel Shortbow
Crossbows AqqarArbalestBowgunCrossbowTaksh
Regalia and personal bows LughnasadhMulagirNidhoggParthiaRolf's BowYewfelle
Bow skills in Heroes
Basic bow skills Iron BowKiller BowKiller Bow+Silver BowSilver Bow+Slaying BowSlaying Bow+Steel Bow
Bow skills with secondary effects Assassin's BowAssassin's Bow+Brave BowBrave Bow+Clarisse's BowClarisse's Bow+Cupid ArrowCupid Arrow+Firesweep BowFiresweep Bow+Guard BowGuard Bow+Monstrous BowMonstrous Bow+Refreshing BoltRefreshing Bolt+
Regalia and personal bow skills Fujin YumiMulagirNidhoggParthia