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Marksman

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Marksman

Ss fe10 shinon marksman.png
Shinon as a Marksman in Radiant Dawn.


The ultimate archers, whose skills are said to be goddess-granted. They wield the skill Deadeye.

Unit type(s)

Infantry

Weapon(s)

Bow (+Crossbow)

Skill(s)

Critical +15, Shove, Deadeye

The Marksman (Japanese: 神射手サジタリー Sagittary) is an advanced infantry class which is exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is a rare third-tier promoted class and the final stage in the Archer class change line, promoting from the Sniper class. The only weapons it can wield are bows, also having rare access to crossbows.

The defining characteristic of Marskmen is their exceptional accuracy with their bows, since they tie with the Trueblade and Assassin for the highest maximum skill stat in Radiant Dawn. Between that skill stat and a natural bonus to their critical rate, they also have an impressive critical hit chance. Their other offensive stats are good, and their offensive prowess is improved further by gaining a boost to their range when fighting with ordinary bows, giving them the unique ability to attack up to three spaces away even if they are not wielding a longbow. However, they keep the standard vulnerability of bow-wielding units where, unless they are wielding a crossbow or the Double Bow, they cannot attack at melée range at all and cannot respond if enemies attack them close-up in enemy phase.

Stats

Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 49 20 3 23 18 0 17 6 7 11 12 -- -- Bows A
(+Crossbows)

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 60 36 15 40 34 30 32 25 ?? ?? Bows SS
(+Crossbows)

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Radiant Dawn 60% 45% 10% 55% 45% 30% 35% 35% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Critical +15 Innate.
Radiant Dawn Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Deadeye Innate (Mastery skill).
  • Radiant Dawn: When wielding any standard bow, excluding longbows and crossbows, a Marskman receives a +1 range boost. When attacking at 3 range, however, the Marksman receives a -30 hit rate penalty.

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Master class

Archer
Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Sniper
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Bs fe10 shinon marksman bow.png
Marksman

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Archers whose skills are so great
as to seem supernatural.
They employ the skill Deadeye.
その腕に神を宿すと噂される
大陸一の弓使い
奥義【狙撃】の使い手
Radiant Dawn
(help)
The ultimate archers, whose skills
are said to be goddess-granted.
They wield the skill Deadeye.
その腕に神を宿すと噂される
大陸一の弓使い
奥義【狙撃】の使い手

Etymology and other languages

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

Marksman

--

Japanese

神射手サジタリー

Officially romanized as Sagittary; literally "divine archer". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 神射手), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. サジタリー) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.
"Sagittary" is an antiquated word for both an archer and a centaur, a half-man, half-horse hybrid which is often associated with archery (the word even descends from the Latin sagittarius, "archer"). "Sagittarius" is also the name of the ninth constellation of the western Zodiac, which is depicted as a bow-wielding centaur.

Spanish

Saetero

Sagittary

French

MaÎtre-arc

Bow-master

German

Meisterschütze

Masterarcher

Italian

Tiratore scelto

Marksman. In all other Italian Fire Emblem games, this is the name for the Sniper class, which is just called "Tiratore" instead in the Italian version of Radiant Dawn.

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References

See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)