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Underdog Bow

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Underdog Bow

Is 3ds01 underdog bow.png
Icon of the Underdog Bow from Awakening.

Gains power when enemy's level is higher.



First game

Fire Emblem Awakening

The Underdog Bow (Japanese: 下剋上の弓 Weak-beats-Strong Bow) is a rare and unusual bow introduced in Awakening. When equipped, its user is granted Underdog, a skill that is otherwise exclusive to Villagers, boosting their accuracy and evasive capabilities when confronted by enemies of a higher level.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 underdog bow.png D 9 -- 75 5 2 15 950 2 Grants Underdog when equipped. Deals bonus damage to flying units.
It sells for 1/4 of its worth, instead of the usual 1/2.



Treasure Event tiles or Barracks, obtained at random from a pool of possible items.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Underdog Bow
Japanese 下剋上の弓 Weak-beats-Strong Bow. As with the ability, its name references the Japanese concept of gekokujō, in which inferiors challenge, betray and/or displace their superiors in a political context.
Spanish Arco estéril Vain Bow
French Arc d'équité Equity Bow
German Trumpfbogen Trump Bow
Italian Arco equità Equity Bow


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