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Steel Bow

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Steel Bow

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance


FESK Steel Bow.png
Artwork of the Steel Bow from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

A tempered bow with increased power.

Type

Bow

First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Steel Bow (Japanese: 鋼の弓 Steel Bow) is a common bow which is available in every game of the Fire Emblem series. As one of the steel series of weapons, it is the mid-range bow and is more powerful than the Iron Bow, while still being inferior to the Silver Bow in might, weight, and accuracy. Like almost all bows, it is effective against flying units.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- Bow: 3 7 3 80 0 2 28 560 -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Gaiden Is nes02 bow.png Bow 3 1 70 0 1-5 -- -- -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Mystery of the Emblem and BS Archanea War Chronicles Is snes01 steel bow.png Bow: 3 9 7 90 0 2 28 560 -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 steel bow.png SNESRankBow.png B 14 8 70 0 2 50 3,000 -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 steel bow.png SNESRankBow.png D 10 12 60 0 2 30 3,200 1 Deals bonus damage to flying units.
The Binding Blade Is gba steel bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 9 9 65 0 2 30 720 1 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
The Blazing Blade Is gba steel bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 9 9 70 0 2 30 720 1 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
The Sacred Stones Is gba steel bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 9 9 70 0 2 30 720 1 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
Path of Radiance Is gcn steel bow.png GCNRankBow.gif D 9 9 70 0 2 35 840 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gcn pegasus.png flying units.
Radiant Dawn Is wii steel bow.png WiiRankBow.png C 10 10 80 0 2 35 1,050 3 Deals bonus damage to Is gcn pegasus.png flying units.
Shadow Dragon Is ds steel bow.png DSRankBow.png D 8 8 80 0 2 35 770 2 Deals bonus damage to Is ds pegasus.png flying units.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds steel bow.png FE12RankBow.png D 8 -- 80 0 2 35 770 2 Deals bonus damage to Is ds pegasus.png flying units.
Awakening Is 3ds01 steel bow.png Bows C 9 -- 80 0 2 35 910 2 Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds01 pegasus.png flying units.
Fates Is 3ds02 bow.png FE14RankBow.png C 11 -- 75 0 2 Infinite 2,000 ? -5 avoid, -3 effective speed when equipped.
Sells for 750 gold.
Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds02 pegasus.png flying units.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 steel bow.png FE15RankBow.png 3 3 65 0 1-3 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Grants Anti-Fliers when equipped.
Learned combat arts: Heavy Draw (20 SP)

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 2★ 6 -- -- -- 2 -- 100 SP -- Deals bonus damage to Is feh flying.png flying units.
Warriors -- C 40 -- -- -- -- Infinite 3,000 -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.

Locations

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory GordinWolfSedgarJeorge
Armory Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 22

Gaiden

Dropped by Alm's party: Act 1, Southern Outpost, enemy Archer
Celica's party: Act 3, Desert Stronghold, enemy Wolff

Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: Gordin
Book 2: Gordin
Dropped by Book 1: Chapter 8, enemy ArcherChapter 9, enemy SniperChapter 15, enemy Hunter
Armory Book 1: Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 15

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: Briggid
Vendor First Generation: Chapter 2
Second Generation: Chapter 7 *Chapter 8 *

Thracia 776

Armory Chapter 9Chapter 14Chapter 17B

The Binding Blade

Inventory Dorothy
Armory Chapter 7Chapter 10BChapter 11AChapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 17BChapter 18AChapter 19BChapter 20AChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Eliwood's Tale: Wil*Geitz
Hector's Tale: Wil*Geitz
Dropped by Hector's Tale: Chapter 15, enemy Sealen
Armory Lyn's Tale: Chapter 10
Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 20 • Chapter 23 (both versions) • Chapter 29x
Hector's Tale: Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 25Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 12A, enemy Maelduin*
Dropped by
(Skirmish)*
Bonewalker*Wight*Maelduin*
Treasure Tower of Valni Floor 6, north chest*Lagdou Ruins Floor 3, south chest*
Armory
(in-chapter)
Chapter 5Chapter 9AChapter 10BChapter 17
Armory
(World map)
SerafewPort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Inventory ShinonGeoffrey
Armory Chapter 10*Chapter 12Chapter 13*Chapter 14Chapter 15*Chapter 16Chapter 17*Chapter 18Chapter 19*Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22*Chapter 23Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 26Chapter 27*Chapter 28Endgame

Radiant Dawn

Inventory AstridRolf
Dropped by Part 1: Chapter 2, enemy Archer
Armory Part 1: Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Endgame
Part 2: Chapter 3Endgame
Part 3: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Endgame
Part 4: PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Endgame

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Gordin*SedgarJeorge
Treasure Prologue IV, village
Armory Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 22Online shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Main story: Cecil (Only if Archer is Kris's starting class)Gordin (If he was not recruited in the Prologue)WarrenNorne
Fall of the Palace: Tomas
Red Dragoon: Wolf
The Beginning: Roberto
By the Sword: Norne
Dropped by Chapter 4, enemy HunterChapter 11, enemy HunterChapter 15, enemy Sniper
Treasure Bonus chapters: Fall of the Palace, chest
Armory Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 15Chapter 19Online shop*

Awakening

Inventory Morgan (only if Archer is their starting class)Noire
Dropped by Chater 7, enemy ArcherChapter 16, enemy Warrior
Armory Plegia Castle CourtyardThe SearoadThe Twins' HideoutKidnapper's Keep
Merchant
(Anna)
Arena FeroxBorder PassYlisstolBreakneck PassBorder SandsThe FarfortThe Twins' TurfPeaceful Village
Merchant
(SpotPass)
CatriaJamkeLindeLuteNepheneeUlster

Fates

This list may be incomplete.
Inventory Revelation: NilesShura
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 18, enemy AdventurerChapter 19, enemy Sniper
Treasure Birthright: Chapter 13, village
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 1) • Levels 2 and 3 (no limit)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Treasure Alm's party: Act 4, Rigel Castle Central Hall, examination
Celica's party: Act 3, Desert Stronghold War Room, examination
The Astral Temple, destroy urns (3.65% chance in small urns, 5.65% chance in medium urns)
The Inner Sanctum, destroy urns (3.65% chance in small urns, 5.65% chance in medium urns)
Dropped by Alm's party: Act 1, Southern Outpost, enemy Archer
Shared: The Inner Sanctum, random chance from certain enemies
Forging Iron Bow (Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 50, ★) • Rusted Bow (Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 10, certain random instances only)

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Inventory Wolf, Roberto

Heroes

Units Alm: Saint-KingClarisse: Sniper in the DarkCordelia: Perfect BrideCorrin: Enjoying TraditionFaye: Devoted HeartFjorm: New TraditionGaius: Thief ExposedGordin: Altean ArcherHinoka: Blue Sky WarriorInnes: Regal StrategicianJakob: Devoted MonsterJamke: Prince of VerdaneJeorge: Perfect ShotKlein: Silver NoblemanLeon: True of HeartLoki: Spring TricksterLucina: Glorious ArcherLyn: Brave LadyLyn: Lady of the BeachLyn: Lady of the WindNiles: Cruel to Be KindNiles: Forbidden TeaseNina: Eye SpyNoire: Shade SeekerRebecca: WildflowerRoy: Youthful GiftsSetsuna: Absent ArcherSue: Doe of the PlainsTakumi: Empty VesselTakumi: Prince at PlayTakumi: Wild CardVirion: Elite ArcherWolt: Sunbeam Archer

Warriors

This list may be incomplete.
Event The Dark Pontifex, clear Fort Defense Lv. 26 Archer with any rank • Noble Lady of Caelin, clear any of the following with any rank: Timed Attack Lv. 21 Cavalier, Fort Defense Lv. 29 Caeda, Arena Lv. 42 Myrmidon, Arena Lv. 33 MyrmidonTogether to the End, clear any of the following with any rank: Arena Lv. 33 Myrmidon, Targeted Elimination Lv. 42 Archer, Pincer Escape Lv. 30 ArcherPrincess Minerva, clear Shadow Rush Lv. 22 Mage with any rank

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

The Steel Bow is a common skill in Fire Emblem Cipher which is present on four cards, all of which depict unpromoted bow-wielding units: B01-014N Ungaggled Bowman, Gordin, B01-063N Aristocratic Archer, Virion, B05-012N Archer of House Pherae, Wolt, and B06-041N Pirate of Orgahil, Briggid. It is a manual-activation skill which, for a cost of flipping 1 bond card, gives the user a +10 attack increase until the end of the turn.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Steel Bow --
Japanese 鋼の弓 Romanized as STEELBOW in its internal file names in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Shadow Dragon, and New Mystery of the Emblem. The first four games spell this item's name in hiragana (はがねのゆみ), while Thracia 776 through to Path of Radiance spell it partially in hiragana and partially in kanji (はがねの弓).
Spanish • Arco de acero
• Arco acero
• Steel bow. Spelled with "de" ("of") in all games from Fire Emblem to Path of Radiance, as well as Shadow Dragon. For space reasons, Path of Radiance and Shadow Dragon abbreviate it to A de acero.
• Steel bow. Spelled without "de" in Radiant Dawn and from Awakening onward. For space reasons, Radiant Dawn abbreviates it to A. acero.
French • Arc-acier
• Arc acier
• Steel bow; spelled with the hyphen from Fire Emblem to Path of Radiance.
• Steel bow; spelled without the hyphen from Radiant Dawn onward.
German Stahlbogen Steel bow
Italian Arco acciaio Steel bow. For space reasons, Path of Radiance and Shadow Dragon abbreviate it to Ar. acciaio in gameplay.
Dutch Stalen boog Steel bow
Simplified Chinese 钢弓 Steel Bow
Traditional Chinese 鋼弓 Steel Bow

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 BowBig-Catch BowBrave BowBouquet BowClarisse's BowCocobowCupid ArrowDevilish BowFiresweep BowFishie BowGratiaGuard BowKabura YaHama YaMonstrous BowRefreshing BoltShining BowShort Bow
Regalia and personal bow skills Argent BowBow of DevotionCunning BowDeep-Blue BowFujin YumiLuna ArcMulagirNidhoggNiles's BowParthiaSkadiThögnWarrior Princess
Other bow skills Umbra Burst
Bows in Warriors
Basic bows Brave BowBronze BowHero BowIron BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Bows with secondary effects Acceleration BowAmped BowArmorbane BowAxebane BowBlessed BowBolster BowBowbane BowClawbane BowCleave BowConduit BowDragonbane BowDragonkiller BowElite BowGencross BowGenpeer BowHunter's BowLancebane BowLegendary BowStatflip BowSwordbane BowTomebane Bow
Regalia and personal bows Anna's BowFujin YumiNiles's BowSpellbane Yumi