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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).

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes SagaEdit

In TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga, this class is known as the Bow Rider (ボウライダー, translated Ranger in the fan translation) and is an enemy-exclusive mounted class which can equip bows only.

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 both the Archer and Mercenary that combines the usage of Bows and Swords and adds a mount, taking inspiration from the Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones incarnation of the Forrest Knight.

This class's mounted status improves 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. Bowbreaker is good for dealing with bow-wielding units such as snipers, with the omnipresent 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.



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FE5 (mount)24/205/4166/705-FE5 Bow Icon D
FE5 (foot)24/204/3154/504-FE5 Bow Icon D
TS22503302-TS Bow 2
FE920/185025/606/50/1FE9 Bow D
FE10186066082FE10 Bow D
FE1324801010062SwordIconFE13 E BowIconFE13 E
FE14186089356FE14 Sword E FE14 Bow E


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FE58020202020202020FE5 Bow Icon A
TS60201518183017-TS Bow 17
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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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