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.
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 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.
Notable Bow KnightsEdit
- Gazelle - boss of Chapter 3 in Alm's route.
- Possible promotion for: Paison, Leo, Cliff*, Robin*, Grey*, Atlas*, Savor**, Kamui**, Jesi**, and Deen**.
* - 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
- Andorey - The Duke of Jungby in the first generation, who killed his father to gain that position.
- Promotion for: Midayle, Lester, and Dimna
Path of RadianceEdit