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.
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).
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.
* - 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.
|First Tier Classes|
|Lord - Ranger - Light Mage - Tactician - Prince - Princess - Cavalier - Axe Knight - Arch Knight - Lance Knight - Sword Knight - Free Knight - Soldier - Fighter - Brigand - Pirate - Archer - Hunter - Bow Fighter - Nomad - Pegasus Rider - Pegasus Knight - Wyvern Rider - Mercenary - Myrmidon - Knight - Priest - Cleric - Monk - Troubadour - Mage - Fire Mage - Thunder Mage - Wind Mage - Lopto Mage - Dark Mage - Shaman - Thief - Dancer - Bard - Transporter (Tent) - Bow Hero - Lady Knight - Axe Knight (Tear Ring Saga) - Spear Knight - Leda Princess - Wood Shooter|
|Second Tier Classes|
|Knight Lord - Great Lord - Blade Lord - Light Sage - Grandmaster - Master Knight - Paladin - Bow Paladin - Lance Paladin - Blade Paladin - Bow Knight - Forrest Knight - Great Knight - Duke Knight - Halberdier - Warrior - Berserker - Sniper - Horseman - Nomadic Trooper - Falcon Knight - Dark Flier - Wyvern Lord - Wyvern Knight - Griffon Rider - Hero - Swordmaster - General - Axe General - Sword General - Lance General - Bishop - High Priest - War Monk - War Cleric - Valkyrie - Sage - Fire Sage - Thunder Sage - Wind Sage - Mage Fighter - Mage Knight - Dark Knight - Sorcerer - Druid - Summoner - Dark Sage - Thief Fighter - Assassin - Rogue - Trickster - Transporter (Wagon) - Hide Hunter - Arrow Knight - Sergeant - Iron Knight - Bow Master|
|Third Tier Classes|
|Vanguard - Light Priestess - Gold Knight - Silver Knight - Sentinel - Reaver - Marksman - Seraph Knight - Dragonlord - Dread Fighter - Trueblade - Baron - Marshall - Saint - Archsage - Whisper|
|Villager - Journeyman - Recruit - Pupil - Probation Flier (Unused)|
|Earth Dragon - Dark Dragon - Grima - Draco Zombie - White Dragon - Revenant - Entombed - Bonewalker - Lich - Wight - Gargoyle - Balrog - Deathgoyle - Mogall - Arch Mogall - Bael - Elder Bael - Tarvos - Maelduin - Mauthe Doog - Gwyllgi - Gorgon Egg - Gorgon - Cyclops - Dark God - Demon King - Order Incarnate - Emperor - Dark Prince - King - Dark Druid - Necromancer - Black Knight - King Daein - Barbarian - Corsair - Exorcist - Witch - Dark Bishop - Queen - Magic Seal - Fleet - Wind Spirit - Fire Spirit - Thunder Spirit - SP Class - Mirage|
|Manakete - Fire Dragon - Divine Dragon - Mage Dragon - Ice Dragon - Wyvern - Sea Dragon (Unused) - Raven - Raven King - Cat - Tiger - Lion - Lion King - Heron - Hawk - Hawk King - Wolf - Wolf Queen - Red Dragon - White Dragon - Dragon Prince - Dragon King - Black Dragon - Taguel - Princess Crimea - Queen (Playable) - Empress - Ballistician - Chancellor - Chameleon - Conqueror - Lodestar - Bride - Guardian (Unused) - Dark Knight (Unused) - Black Knight (Unused) - Master Mage (Unused) - Lycian Swordfighter (Unused) - Lycian Knight (Unused) - Lycian Armorknight (Unused) - Merchant - Civilian - Child - Peer - Queen (Civilian) - Pontifex - Pilgrim - Vendor - Phantom - Horse - Naga (Unused) - Serpent (Unused) - Dark Knight (TearRing Saga)|