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Short Bow

From Fire Emblem Wiki, your source on Fire Emblem information. By fans, for fans.
Not to be confused with the Iron Shortbow, Steel Shortbow, or Silver Shortbow.

Short Bow

Is gba short bow.png
Icon of the Short Bow in the Game Boy Advance games.


Improves critical hit rate.

Type

Bow

First game

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

The Short Bow (Japanese: ショートボウ Shortbow or 短弓 Shortbow) is an uncommon bow-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series, debuting in Thracia 776 and appearing in all three GBA games. The main features of this weapon depend on the game where it is present: in Thracia 776, it is a very common and inexpensive bow; in The Binding Blade and The Blazing Blade, it is mainly used by mounted archers from Sacae; it is an uncommon but fairly normal bow in The Sacred Stones. In the Game Boy Advance games, it has a small critical bonus.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Thracia 776 Is snes03 short bow.png FE5RankBow.png E 5 6 75 0 2 40 800 1 Deals bonus damage to flying units.
The Binding Blade Is gba short bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 3 80 10 2 22 1,760 1 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
The Blazing Blade Is gba short bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 3 85 10 2 22 1,760 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.
The Sacred Stones Is gba short bow.png GBARankBow.gif D 5 3 85 10 2 22 1,760 2 Deals bonus damage to Is gba pegasus.png flying units.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill weapon.png Is feh all bows.png 3★ 8 -- -- -- 2 -- 200 SP -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Heroes
(+, unrefined)
Is feh skill weapon.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 12 -- -- -- 2 -- 300 SP -- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 13 -- -- -- 2 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +2 HP.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 12 -- -- -- 2 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +2 HP and +2 Speed.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 12 -- -- -- 2 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +2 HP and +3 Defense.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Is feh all bows.png 5★ 12 -- -- -- 2 -- 350 SP
500 Is feh arena medal.png
50 Is feh refining stone.png
-- Deals bonus damage to flying units.
Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +2 HP and +3 Resistance.

Locations

Thracia 776

Capture and Steal Chapter 1, enemy Archer (×3) • Chapter 3, enemy Archer (×3), enemy Bow ArmorChapter 4, enemy Bow Armor (×2) • Chapter 4x, enemy Archer (×30, reinforcement) • Chapter 11x, enemy Archer (×4) • Chapter 13, enemy Archer (×5), enemy Arch Knight (reinforcement)

The Binding Blade

Inventory SinDayan
Treasure Chapter 6, chest
Armory Chapter 17 (Sacae route)Chapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Lyn's tale: Rath
Eliwood's tale: Rath
Hector's tale: Rath
Treasure Eliwood's tale: Chapter 16x, village
Hector's tale: Chapter 17x, village
Armory Eliwood's tale: Chapter 29x
Hector's tale: Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 12B, enemy Archer
Dropped by
(Skirmish)*
Bonewalker*Wight*Maelduin*
Armory Port KirisBethroenRausten Court

Heroes

Short Bow

Units Python: Apathetic ArcherSue: Doe of the Plains

Short Bow+

Units Sue: Doe of the Plains

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Thracia 776 Common, simple bow
Effective against
Is snes03 flying.png units*
ひこう系に有効
あつかいやすい弓
The Binding Blade Improves critical hit rate.* 必殺がでやすい東方の弓
The Blazing Blade Improves critical hit rate. 必殺がでやすい東方の弓
The Sacred Stones Improves critical hit rate. 必殺がでやすい東方の弓

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Short Bow

--

Japanese

ショートボウ
短弓

• Shortbow. This katakana rendition of the English word is used in Thracia 776.
• Shortbow. This kanji name is used in The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, and The Sacred Stones.

Spanish

Arco corto

Short bow. Abbreviated to A corto in gameplay due to space restrictions.

French

Arc court

Short bow

German

Kurzbogen

Short bow

Italian

Arco corto

Short bow. Abbreviated to Ar. corto in gameplay due to space restrictions.

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Arco curto

Short bow

Traditional Chinese

短弓

Short bow

Gallery

See also

Bows and Crossbows
Basic bows BowBowgunBow of ZoltanBroken BowBronze BowClarisse's BowEmblem BowGlass BowGordin's BowGreat BowInnes' BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowRienflecheRubber BowRusted BowRyan's BowShort BowSilencerSilver BowSlack BowSteel BowToy BowTraining Bow
Bows with secondary effects Anna's BowAstraBeacon BowBlessed BowBrave BowCleave BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowLaguz BowLunaMeisterbogenMila's BowNiles's BowQuick BowPython's BowSuperior BowUnderdog BowVenin BowViolin BowWolt's Bow
Magic-based bows Magic BowRadiant BowShining Bow
Ranged bows Double BowIron LongbowLongbowSilver LongbowSteel LongbowTowering Bow
Close-range bows Double BowIron ShortbowMini BowSilver ShortbowSteel Shortbow
Crossbows AqqarArbalestBowgunCrossbowTaksh
Regalia and personal bows FailnaughtLughnasadhMulagirNidhoggParthiaRolf's BowTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleYewfelle
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Swords ArmorslayerBeo's SwordBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBragi SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordEarth SwordFlame SwordGreat SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeKing SwordLight BrandLightning SwordLong SwordLoptr SwordMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertParagon SwordRapierShadow SwordShort SwordSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel SwordVenin EdgeWind Sword
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceDragonpikeGreat LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLong LanceMaster LanceRidersbaneShort LanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeMaster AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeVenin AxeVouge
Bows Brave BowBroken BowGreat BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowMeisterbogenShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire Drained TomeElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingDire ThunderDrained TomeThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeGrafcaliburForsetiTornadoWind
Light Drained TomeLightningNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelPetrifyPoison
Ballistae BallistaPoison BallistaIron Ballista
Staves BerserkBroken StaffFortifyHealKiaMagic UpMendPhysicRecoverRepairRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepThiefTorchUnlockWarp
Unused Weapons AuraBolganoneDarkness LanceGáe BolgGungnirKiller BallistaLoptousMjölnirValflameWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Swords Al's SwordArmorslayerBinding BladeBrave SwordDurandalEckesachsIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceGant's LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceMaltetRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes ArmadsBrave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowMulagirShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Anima AircaliburBoltingElfireFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AureolaDivineLightningPurge
Dark ApocalypseEclipseFenrirFluxNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaLong BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSaint's StaffSilenceSleepTina's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Swords ArmorslayerBrave SwordDurandalEmblem BladeIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandLongswordMani KattiPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSol KattiSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceEmblem LanceHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePoison LanceRex HastaShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel Lance
Axes ArmadsBasilikosBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeEmblem AxeHalberdHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawkWolf Beil
Bows Brave BowEmblem BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowRienflecheShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AuraAureolaDivineLightningLucePurgeShine
Dark EclipseEreshkigalFenrirFluxGespenstLunaNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Breath Flametongue
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Swords ArmorslayerAudhulmaBrave SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordShadowkillerShamshirSieglindeSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWyrmslayerZanbato
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceBright LanceDragonspearHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceReginleifShort SpearSiegmundSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceToxin LanceVidofnir
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeFiendcleaverGarmHalberdHammerHand AxeHatchetIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawk
Bows Beacon BowBrave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowNidhoggShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrThunder
Light AuraDivineIvaldiLightningPurgeShine
Dark Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEclipseEvil EyeFenrirFluxGleipnirLunaNaglfarNosferatuShadowshotStone
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealLatonaMendNightmarePhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Other Crimson EyeDemon SurgeDragonstoneFetid ClawFiery FangHellfangLethal TalonNightmarePoison ClawRavagerRotten ClawShadowshotSharp ClawWretched Air
Unused Weapons AircaliburStone Shard
Bow skills in Heroes
Basic bow skills Iron BowKiller Bow / Slaying BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Bow skills with secondary effects Assassin's BowBeguiling BowBig-Catch BowBouquet BowBrave BowBudding BowCandlewax BowClarisse's BowCocobowCoral BowCourtly BowCupid ArrowDevilish BowFiddlestick BowFiresweep BowFishie BowFortune BowGratiaGuard BowHama YaHelm BowInstant BowKabura YaMonstrous BowPlegian BowRefreshing BoltRein BowReindeer BowShining BowShort BowSpendthrift BowSpringy BowSunflower Bow
Regalia and personal bow skills Argent BowBow of BeautyBow of DevotionBow of FreliaBow of TwelveCunning BowDaniel-Made BowDeep-Blue BowDignified BowDouble BowFailnaughtFirst-Dream BowFujin YumiGuardian's BowHoly YewfelleIndignant BowKeen Coyote BowLuna ArcMeisterbogenMermaid BowMirage LongbowMulagirNidhoggNiles's BowParthiaPersecution BowRandgríðrRebecca's BowRenowned BowRose-Quartz BowSetsuna's YumiSkadiSniper's BowSpy-Song BowSurvivalist BowTanngrisnirThögnWarrior Princess
Other bow skills Umbra Burst