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Bow Knight (ボウナイト) is a class of mounted bow users. It appears in Fire Emblem Gaiden, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and the games of the Tellius and Jugdral series. They have a greater movement than Archers and Snipers.

In GameEdit


The Bow Knight is a third tier class that promotes from Sniper. Their attacks always have a range of 1~5, making them useful for stealth operations or when a unit needs protection.

Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776Edit

Bow Knight is the advanced class of Arch Knights. There are no recruitable pre-promoted units of this class in any of these games. In addition, the only Arch Knights in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War are Midayle (1st Generation) and Lester/Dimna (2nd Generation).

Path of Radiance and Radiant DawnEdit

In the Tellius series games, Bow Knight is a first-tier class, promotable to Paladin (Path of Radiance) or Bow Paladin (Radiant Dawn). In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, the only Bow Knight is Astrid.


In Fire Emblem: Awakening, Bow Knight is an alternate promotion of the Archer and Mercenary, combining the usage of Bows and Swords. This class adds a horse, improving their movement for almost all maps. Their increased speed is handy for doubling enemies and rally skill is a fairly good ability to increase the chance of their allies skills activating. The usage of swords also doesn't make them totally useless in close-ranged combat. Bow breaker is good for dealing with bow-wielding units such as snipers, with the Omni-present threat of them having a Killer Bow in Wi-Fi battles. Bow knights also have decent skill, making landing critical hits easier than most units. However, Bow Knights cannot use Longbows.



FE44010088083FE4 Bow A
FE5 (mount)24/205/4166/705-FE5 Bow Icon D
FE5 (foot)24/204/3154/504-FE5 Bow Icon D
FE920/185025/606/50/1FE9 Bow D
FE10186066082FE10 Bow D
FE1324801010062SwordIconFE13 E BowIconFE13 E
FE14186089356FE14 Sword ? FE14 Bow ?


FE48025152323302318FE4 Bow A
FE58020202020202020FE5 Bow Icon A
FE94020152020402020FE9 Bow A
FE104020102020302010FE10 Bow A
FE138040304341453530SwordIconFE13 A BowIconFE13 A
FE145529253233302732FE14 Sword B FE14 Bow A

Growth ratesEdit


Notable Bow KnightsEdit


* - If one of the villagers can promote to Archer in Fire Emblem: Gaiden.
** - If one of the Mercenaries/Myrmidons can promote to Dread Fighter can promote back to Villager if able to promote to Archer in Fire Emblem: Gaiden.

Genealogy of the Holy WarEdit

Thracia 776Edit

Path of RadianceEdit


Fates Edit


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