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Mini Bow

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Short Bow redirects here. It is not to be confused with the Iron Shortbow, Steel Shortbow, or Silver Shortbow.

Mini Bow

Is gba short bow.png
Sprite of the short bow in The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem, and The Sacred Stones.

Improves critical hit rate.



First game

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

The Mini Bow (Japanese: ショートボウ Shortbow), also called the Short Bow (Japanese: 短弓 Shortbow), is an uncommon bow-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series, debuting in Thracia 776 and appearing in all three GBA games before disappearing, only to reappear in Fates. The main features of this weapon depend on the game where it is present. In Thracia 776, it is a very common and unexpensive bow, while in the next two games, it is mainly used by mounted warriors from Sacae. It is an uncommon but fairly normal bow in The Sacred Stones.

In the Elibe and Magvel games, it has a small critical bonus. Despite its name, the Short Bow did not serve as a close-range bow until its reappearance in Fates, where—unusually for a bow—it is only capable of damage from melee range.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Thracia 776 Is snes03 short bow.png E 5 6 75 0 2 40 800 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba short bow.png D 5 3 80 10 2 22 1,760 1 --
Fire Emblem Is gba short bow.png D 5 3 85 10 2 22 1,760 2 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba short bow.png D 5 3 85 10 2 22 1,760 2 --
Fates Is 3ds02 bow.png D 7 -- 75 0 1 -- 2,400  ? Avoid -10
Sells for 840 gold


Thracia 776

Steal from or Capture Bow FightersSnipers • other bow-wielding units

The Binding Blade

Inventory SinDayan
Treasure Chapter 6, chest
Armory Chapter 17 (Sacae route)Chapter 23

Fire Emblem

Inventory Lyn's story: Rath
Eliwood's story: Rath
Hector's story: Rath
Armory Eliwood's story: Chapter 29x
Hector's story: Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by
Armory Port KirisBethroenRausten Court


This list may be incomplete.
Armory Nohr: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Short Bow
• Mini Bow
• This name is used in Fire Emblem and The Sacred Stones.
• This name is used in Fates.
Japanese ショートボウ
• Shortbow. This katakana rendition of the English word is used in Thracia 776 and Fates.
• Shortbow. This kanji name is used in The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem, and The Sacred Stones.
Spanish A corto
Short bow
French Petit arc --
German Miniaturbogen --
Italian Miniarco --



See also

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