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Leonardo as a Marksman in Radiant Dawn.

Archers whose skills are so great as to seem supernatural. They employ the skill Deadeye.

Unit type(s)



Bow (+Crossbow)


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.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience Class Strength Weapon Level
Radiant Dawn 49 20 3 23 18 0 17 6 7 11 12 -- -- WiiRankBow.png A

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 ?? ?? WiiRankBow.png SS

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% -- -- -- --
Click here for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Is wii critical +15.png Critical +15 Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii shove.png Shove Innate.
Radiant Dawn Is wii deadeye.png 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 with a standard bow, however, the Marksman receives a -30 hit rate penalty.

Class change

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class

Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.
Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Archers whose skills are so great
as to seem supernatural.
They employ the skill Deadeye.
Radiant Dawn
The ultimate archers, whose skills
are said to be goddess-granted.
They wield the skill Deadeye.


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 "god archer". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 神天馬騎士), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. エンリルナイト) 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 Sharpshooter. 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.



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 KnightBow KnightDracoknightFighterFire MageLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageWind Mage
Intermediate classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterFalcoknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Advanced classes Arch SageDragonlordGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHeronRaven) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)
Other classes AssassinBanditBlack KnightChancellorCitizenDruidEmpressHorsePilgrimQueenSpiritSummonerVendor