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Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright

Bow Knight

Nathan Garvin

Boring but practical.

Nohrian. An archer trained to shoot from horseback. Also wields swords.

Stat Growth Rate
Health 10%
Strength 10%
Magic 0%
Skill 15%
Speed 15%
Luck 10%
Defense 0%
Resistance 10%
Yumi/Bows, Katana/Swords
Skill Effect
Rally Skill Use the command “Rally” to grant all allies within a 2-tile range Skill+4 for one turn
Shurikenbreaker When enemy is equipped with a shuriken/dagger, Hit+50 and Avoid+50

The Bow Knight is very average and is comparable to the Paladin, wielding Bow weapons instead of Lances. This allows a Bow Knight to shoot from afar and hit up close, toggling weapons as necessary, and can be incredibly handing for sniping things down giving the larger movement range. However, the Bow Knight otherwise has nothing really spectacular up its sleeve. Its higher Resistance makes it a great choice mage killer but the only area it really stands out in is as a specialized ninja killer. At least it does the job well.

Rally Skill is arguably the least useful of the Rally skills since Skill increases is going to have the least amount of impact. Shurikenbreaker, however, is, like any other “-breaker” skill, really good to have. This particular “-breaker” especially, because of how pesky Ninjas can be what with their debuffing hijinks and all. Acquiring Shurikenbreaker will make you much safer when up against Ninjas and Maids.

Guide Information

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    Tactical RPG
  • Guide Release
    20 April 2016
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin, Cassie Sun

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You are the Avatar, born into the Hoshido royal family but raised by the Nohr royal family. With the two families on the brink of war, you must choose whether to follow your destiny tied to your birthplace or the fate bound to the kingdom which raised you. Birthright charts the path of the Hoshido family and their defense against the Nohr. But ultimately the choice is yours.

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  • Skills, monsters, Promotions and Reclassing explained and much, much more!

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