Site News
Warning: This wiki contains spoilers. Read at your own risk!

Social media: Get in touch with Fire Emblem Wiki on Twitter, Facebook, or Discord!
Cross-Wiki Weekend 2020: From September 18-21, make contributions to NIWA wikis that you normally don't edit for a chance to win a $20 Nintendo eShop gift card! See here for more details.

Short Bow

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
Not to be confused with the Iron Shortbow, Steel Shortbow, or Silver Shortbow.

Short Bow

Thracia 776 GBA


Is snes03 short bow.png
Icon of the Short Bow in Thracia 776.
Type

Bow

First game

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

The Short Bow (Japanese: ショートボウ Shortbow or 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. 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.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Thracia 776 Is snes03 short bow.png SNESRankBow.png E 5 6 75 0 2 40 800 1 Deals bonus damage to flying units.
The Binding Blade Is gba short bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 3 80 10 2 22 1,760 1 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
The Blazing Blade Is gba short bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 3 85 10 2 22 1,760 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
The Sacred Stones Is gba short bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 3 85 10 2 22 1,760 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.

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.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Heroes
(+)
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 12 -- -- -- 2 Infinite ??? SP -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.

Locations

Thracia 776

Capture and Steal Chapter 1, enemy Archer (×3) • Chapter 3, enemy Archer (×3), enemy Bow ArmorChapter 4, enemy Bow Armor (×2) • Chapter 4x, enemy Archer (×30, reinforcement) • Chapter 11x, enemy Archer (×4) • Chapter 13, enemy Archer (×5), enemy Arch Knight (reinforcement)

The Binding Blade

Inventory SinDayan
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
Treasure Eliwood's tale: Chapter 16x, village
Hector's tale: Chapter 17x, village
Armory Eliwood's tale: Chapter 29x
Hector's tale: Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 12B, enemy Archer
Dropped by
(Skirmish)*
Bonewalker*Wight*Maelduin*
Armory Port KirisBethroenRausten Court

Heroes

Short Bow

Units Python: Apathetic ArcherSue: Doe of the Plains

Short Bow+

Units Sue: Doe of the Plains

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Thracia 776 Common, simple bow
Effective against
Is snes03 flying.png units*
??
The Binding Blade Improves critical hit rate.* 必殺がでやすい東方の弓
The Blazing Blade Improves critical hit rate. ??
The Sacred Stones Improves critical hit rate. ??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Short Bow --
Japanese ショートボウ
短弓
• Shortbow. This katakana rendition of the English word is used in Thracia 776.
• Shortbow. This kanji name is used in The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, and The Sacred Stones.
Spanish Arco corto Short bow. Abbreviated to A corto in gameplay due to space restrictions.
French Arc court Short bow
German Kurzbogen Short bow
Italian Arco corto Short bow. Abbreviated to Ar. corto in gameplay due to space restrictions.

Gallery

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: Thracia 776
Swords ArmorslayerBeo's SwordBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBragi SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordEarth SwordFlame SwordGreat SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeKing SwordLight BrandLightning SwordLong SwordLopt SwordMeisterschwertParagon SwordRapierShadow SwordShort SwordSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel SwordVenin EdgeWind Sword
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceDragonpikeGreat LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLong LanceMaster LanceRidersbaneShort LanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeMaster AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeVenin AxeVouge
Bows Brave BowBroken BowGreat BowIron BowKiller BowMeisterbogenShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire Drained TomeElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingDire ThunderDrained TomeThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeGrafcaliburForsetiTornadoWind
Light Drained TomeLightningNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelPoisonStone
Ballistae BallistaPoison BallistaIron Ballista
Staves BerserkBroken StaffFortifyHealKiaMagic UpMendPhysicRecoverRepairRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepThiefTorchUnlockWarp
Unused Weapons AuraBolganoneDarkness LanceGáe BolgGungnirKiller BallistaLoptousMjölnirValflameWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Swords Al's SwordArmorslayerBinding BladeBrave SwordDurandalEckesachsIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceGant's LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceMaltetRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes ArmadsBrave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowMulagirShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Anima AircaliburBoltingElfireFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AureolaDivineLightningPurge
Dark ApocalypseEclipseFenrirFluxNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSaint's StaffSilenceSleepTina's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Swords ArmorslayerBrave SwordDurandalEmblem BladeIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandLongswordMani KattiPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSol KattiSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceEmblem LanceHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePoison LanceRex HastaShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel Lance
Axes ArmadsBasilikosBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeEmblem AxeHalberdHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawkWolf Beil
Bows Brave BowEmblem BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowRienflecheShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AuraAureolaDivineLightningLucePurgeShine
Dark EclipseEreshkigalFenrirFluxGespenstLunaNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Breath Flametongue
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Swords ArmorslayerAudhulmaBrave SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordShadowkillerShamshirSieglindeSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWyrmslayerZanbato
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceBright LanceDragonspearHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceReginleifShort SpearSiegmundSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceToxin LanceVidofnir
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeGarmHalberdHammerHand AxeHatchetIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawk
Bows Beacon BowBrave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowNidhoggShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrThunder
Light AuraDivineIvaldiLightningPurgeShine
Dark Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEclipseEvil EyeFenrirFluxGleipnirLunaNaglfarNosferatuShadowshotStone
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealLatonaMendNightmarePhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Other Crimson EyeDemon SurgeDragonstoneFetid ClawFiery FangHellfangLethal TalonNightmarePoison ClawRavagerRotten ClawShadowshotSharp ClawWretched Air
Unused Weapons AircaliburStone Shard