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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 Bows/Yumi C 13 -- 70 0 1-2 -- 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 flying 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 flying 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

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 SpyTanya: Dagdar's Kid

Shining Bow+

Units Nina: Eye SpyTanya: Dagdar's Kid

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Path of Radiance An arcane bow that uses magic, not strength, to attack.* ??
Fates Magic weapon. Cannot make critical hits
or trigger offensive skills.
??

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.
  • The Bright Bow's unique ability to attack at 1-2 range in Path of Radiance would later be used for the Double Bow in Radiant Dawn.

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 BowBowgunBow of ZoltanBroken BowBronze BowClarisse's BowEmblem BowGlass BowGordin's BowGreat BowInnes' BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowRienflecheRubber BowRusted BowRyan's BowShort BowSilencerSilver BowSlack BowSteel BowToy BowTraining Bow
Bows with secondary effects Anna's BowAstraBeacon BowBlessed BowBrave BowCleave BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowLaguz BowLunaMeisterbogenMila's BowNiles's BowQuick BowPython's BowSuperior BowUnderdog BowVenin BowViolin BowWolt's Bow
Magic-based bows Magic BowRadiant 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 FailnaughtLughnasadhMulagirNidhoggParthiaRolf's BowTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleYewfelle
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Swords AlonditeAmitiArmorslayerBrave SwordGurgurantIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaguzslayerLongswordRagnellRegal SwordRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSonic SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTrainerVague KattiVenin Edge
Lances Brave LanceFlame LanceHeavy SpearIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceKnight KillerLaguz LanceShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Bolt AxeBrave AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLaguz AxePoleaxPractice AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowDouble BowIron BowKiller BowLaguz BowLongbowRolf's BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire BolganoneElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardElwindTornadoVortexWind
Light LightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShine
Knives DaggerKnifeStiletto
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClaw
Staves Ashera StaffFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchWard
Unused Weapons BerserkBright BowDevil AxeRexcaliburRexflameUnlockUrvanWarp
Weapons in Fire Emblem Fates
Swords ArmorslayerBottleBrave SwordBronze SwordFalchionGanglariIke's BackupIron KukriIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLucina's EstocMarth's SpathaNohrian BladeParallel FalchionRagnellSelena's BladeSiegfriedSilver KukriSilver SwordSteel KukriSteel SwordUmbrellaWyrmslayer
Katanas Axe SplitterBrass KatanaDaikon RadishDual KatanaHagakure BladeHana's KatanaHinata's KatanaIron KatanaIron KattiKodachiParasolPractice KatanaRaider KatanaRaijintoSilver KatanaSilver KattiSpirit KatanaSteel KatanaSteel KattiSunrise KatanaTakumi's ShinaiVenge KatanaWakizashiYato
Lances Beast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceBroomEffie's LanceHexlock SpearIron JavelinIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePeri's LanceSilver JavelinSilver LanceSpearSteel JavelinSteel LanceStickXander's Lance
Naginatas Bamboo PoleBold NaginataBolt NaginataBrass NaginataDual NaginataGuard NaginataHinoka's SpearIron NageyariIron NaginataOboro's SpearPine BranchRaider NaginataSilver NageyariSilver NaginataSteel NageyariSteel NaginataSubaki's PikeSwordcatcherVenge NaginataWaterwheel
Axes Arthur's AxeAurgelmirBerserker's AxeBeruka's AxeBolt AxeBone AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeBölverkCamilla's AxeFrying PanHammerHand AxeIron AxeIron Star AxeKiller AxeRaider AxeSilver AxeSilver Star AxeSteel AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Clubs Adamant ClubBattering ClubBrass ClubCarp StreamerDual ClubFuga's ClubGreat ClubHoeIron ClubIron MacePike-Ruin ClubRinkah's ClubRyoma's ClubSilver ClubSilver MaceSteel ClubSteel MaceThrowing ClubVenge Club
Bows Anna's BowBlessed BowBronze BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowIron BowIron ShortbowKiller BowMini BowNiles's BowRubber BowShining BowSilver BowSilver ShortbowSteel BowSteel ShortbowViolin Bow
Yumis Bamboo YumiBrass YumiDual YumiFujin YumiHarp YumiIllusory YumiIron HankyuIron YumiMikoto's YumiPursuerRaider YumiSetsuna's YumiSidelong YumiSilver HankyuSilver YumiSkadiSpellbane YumiSpy's YumiSteel HankyuSteel YumiSurefire Yumi
Daggers Bronze DaggerFelicia's PlateFruit KnifeHunter's KnifeIron DaggerJakob's TrayKris KnifePebbleQuill PenRaider KnifeSacrificial KnifeSilver DaggerSoldier's KnifeStale BreadSteel DaggerVotive Candle
Shurikens Barb ShurikenBrass ShurikenCaltropChakramChopstickDual ShurikenFlame ShurikenHair PinIron ShurikenKagero's DartKaze's NeedleSaizo's StarSilver ShurikenSpy's ShurikenSteel ShurikenSting Shuriken
Tomes BrynhildrDisrobing GaleEmberExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGinnungagapIago's TomeLightningMissiletainnMjölnirMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRagnarokRobin's PrimerSpeed ThunderThoronThunder
Scrolls Bird SpiritCalamity GateDragon SpiritHorse SpiritInk PaintingIzana's ScrollMalevolent TextMonkey SpiritOx SpiritPaperRabbit SpiritRat SpiritSheep SpiritSnake SpiritTiger Spirit
Turrets BallistaFire OrbLauncher
Staves Astral BlessingBifröstBouquet StaffCandy CaneElise's StaffEnfeebleEntrapFortifyFreezeHealLilith's StaffMendMushroom StaffPhysicRecover
Rods Bamboo BranchBloom FestalDumpling RodGreat FestalHexing RodLanternMoon FestalPurification RodRescueSakura's RodSilenceSun FestalWane Festal
Other Astral BreathBeaststoneBeastruneBeaststone+Dark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathDragonstoneDragonstone+GauntletMassive RockRockShackled Fist
Bow skills in Heroes
Basic bow skills Iron BowKiller Bow / Slaying BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Bow skills with secondary effects Assassin's BowBeguiling BowBig-Catch BowBrave BowBouquet BowBudding BowCandlewax BowClarisse's BowCocobowCoral BowCourtly BowCupid ArrowDevilish BowFiddlestick BowFiresweep BowFishie BowFortune BowGratiaGuard BowHelm BowKabura YaHama YaMonstrous BowRefreshing BoltShining BowShort BowSpendthrift Bow
Regalia and personal bow skills Argent BowBow of BeautyBow of DevotionCunning BowDaniel-Made BowDeep-Blue BowDignified BowDouble BowFujin YumiGuardian's BowLuna ArcMeisterbogenMirage LongbowMulagirNidhoggNiles's BowParthiaPersecution BowRandgríðrRebecca's BowRenowned BowSetsuna's YumiSkadiSniper's BowSurvivalist BowTanngrisnirThögnWarrior Princess
Other bow skills Umbra Burst