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Shining Bow

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Shining Bow

FEPR Bright Bow concept.png
Concept art of a Bright Bow from Path of Radiance.

Magic weapon. Cannot make critical hits or trigger offensive skills.

Type

Bow

First game

Fire Emblem Fates
(Path of Radiance as an unused item)

The Shining Bow (Japanese: シャイニングボウ Shining Bow), also known as the Bright Bow (Japanese: ブライトボウ Bright Bow), is a magic bow which made its first legitimate appearance in Fire Emblem Fates, although it is also present in an unused state in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. It uses light magic to attack at both the standard bow long range and, unlike ordinary bows, at close range. Its attacks are fuelled by the unit's magic stat and target the foe's resistance, instead of strength and defense. However, Fates gives it several drawbacks, in that it is unable to deal critical hits and also prevents the user's offensive skills from activating.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn bright bow.png GCNRankBow.gif B 10 9 70 0 1-2 25 5,750 1 Works as magical damage. Counts as light magic and not as a bow. Deals bonus damage to Is gcn pegasus.png flying units.
Fates Is 3ds02 bow.png FE14RankBow.png C 13 -- 70 0 1-2 Infinite 3,300 ? -20 avoid when equipped.
Works as magical damage.
Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds01 pegasus.png flying units.
Cannot inflict critical hits or trigger offensive skills.
Sells for 1,100 gold.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh all bows.png 3★ ? -- -- -- 2 Infinite ??? SP -- Deals bonus damage to flight units.
Boosts damage output by +7 if target's Defense is at least 5 higher than Resistance.
Heroes
(+)
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 12 -- -- -- 2 Infinite ??? SP -- Deals bonus damage to flight units.
Boosts damage output by +7 if target's Defense is at least 5 higher than Resistance.

Locations

Path of Radiance

Unused If hacked into the game, it is usable by any unit with a B rank in bows.

Fates

This list may be incomplete.
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 21, enemy Adventurer
Treasure Paralogue: Paralogue 22, chest
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 825 (limit 1)

Heroes

Shining Bow

Units Nina: Eye Spy

Shining Bow+

Units Nina: Eye Spy

Trivia

  • Path of Radiance has leftover text strings for a second unused magic bow in addition to the Bright Bow. The actual text for it calls it the "Sonic Bow", but its file name labels it "SHININGBOW", the name eventually used for the Fates magic bow.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Bright Bow
• Shining Bow
• This term is used in the weapon's unused "appearance" in Path of Radiance.
• This term is used in Fates.
Japanese ブライトボウ
シャイニングボウ
• Bright Bow. This term is used in Path of Radiance.
• Shining Bow. This term is used in Fates.
Spanish • Arco brillante
• Arco de luz
• Bright bow. Used in Path of Radiance. Abbreviated to A brillante.
• Light bow. Used in Fates.
French • Arc lumière
• Arc brillant
• Light bow. Used in Path of Radiance.
• Shining bow. Used in Fates.
German • Lichtbogen
• Glanzbogen
• Light bow. Used in Path of Radiance.
• Bright bow. Used in Fates.
Italian • Arco lucente
• Arco splendente
• Shining bow. Used in Path of Radiance. Abbreviated to Ar. lucente.
• Bright bow. Used in Fates. Abbreviated to Ar. splendente.

Gallery

References

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
Bow skills in Heroes
Basic bow skills Iron BowKiller Bow / Slaying BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Bow skills with secondary effects Assassin's BowBeguiling BowBrave BowBouquet BowClarisse's BowCocobowCupid ArrowDevilish BowFiresweep BowFishie BowGratiaGuard BowKabura YaHama YaMonstrous BowRefreshing BoltShining BowShort Bow
Regalia and personal bow skills Argent BowBow of DevotionFujin YumiLuna ArcMulagirNidhoggNiles's BowParthiaSkadiThögnWarrior Princess
Other bow skills Umbra Burst