- Short Bow redirects here. It is not to be confused with the Iron Shortbow, Steel Shortbow, or Silver Shortbow.
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|
|The Binding Blade||D||5||3||80||10||2||22||1,760||1||--|
|The Blazing Blade||D||5||3||85||10||2||22||1,760||2||--|
|The Sacred Stones||D||5||3||85||10||2||22||1,760||2||--|
|Fates||D||7||--||75||0||1||--||2,400||?|| Avoid -10|
Sells for 840 gold
|Steal from or Capture||Bow Fighters • Snipers • other bow-wielding units|
The Binding Blade
|Inventory||Sin • Dayan|
|Treasure||Chapter 6, chest|
|Armory||Chapter 17 (Sacae route) • Chapter 23|
The Blazing Blade
|Inventory|| Lyn's tale: Rath|
Eliwood's tale: Rath
Hector's tale: Rath
|Armory|| Eliwood's tale: Chapter 29x|
Hector's tale: Chapter 31x
The Sacred Stones
| Dropped by
|Bonewalker* • Wight* • Maelduin*|
|Armory||Port Kiris • Bethroen • Rausten Court|
- This list may be incomplete.
|Armory||Dusk Armory: 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 The Blazing Blade 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, The Blazing Blade, and The Sacred Stones.
|Spanish|| A corto
|French||Petit arc||Little Bow|
|Bows and Crossbows|