|First Seen||Fire Emblem Gaiden|
|Promotes From||Sniper (FE2 only)|
Arch Knight (FE4/FE5)
Archer (FE13 only)
|Promotes To||Paladin (FE9)|
Bow Paladin (FE10)
|Usable Weapon Types||Bow|
Sword (FE13 only)
Rally Skill (FE13+14)
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, and better stats in general. However, some of them have poor growth rates and are generally used less than snipers and archers.
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, and she is still the only Bow Knight in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. However, in Radiant Dawn Astrid is already a Bow Paladin.
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. 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