“A formidable bow, regalia of House Archanea.”
—In-game description, Shadow Dragon

The Parthia (パルティア Parutia) is a legendary Bow that appears in the Archanea Series of the Fire Emblem franchise, alongside Fire Emblem Awakening. One of three regalia weapons of Archanea, this bow serves as the counterpart to the sword Mercurius and the lance Gradivus.

Background[edit | edit source]

The Parthia was stolen by Adrah, and used to conquer the continent of Archanea. Upon the founding of the Kingdom of Archanea, the Parthia was dubbed a Regalia and subsequently passed down through descending generations of Archanean royalty.

During the War of Darkness, Nyna presents Parthia to Marth in Chapter 12 (Chapter 10 in Book 1 of Mystery of the Emblem) after he successfully wrests control over the royal palace of Archanea from Volzhin's forces.

During the War of Heroes, Parthia appears in the possession of Jeorge in Chapter 8. Speaking to him with Gordin will convince him to harden his resolve to defect to Marth's army.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Parthia

Bow

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
13 17 17 100% 0% 2 3 -
Effect

If used as an item, it will increase resistance by 7 (effect decreases by 1 each turn).

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Parthia icon.pngParthia

Bow

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
12 17 20 100% 0% 2 7 -
Effect

Permits its wielder to acquire 2x experience.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Partia.pngParthia

Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 20 17 100% 0% 2 7 2 -
Effect

If used as an item, it will increase resistance by 7 (effect decreases by 1 each turn).

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Partia.pngParthia

FE12 Bow.pngBow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
A 20 17 100% 10% 2 2 -
Effect

If used as an item, it will increase resistance by 7 (effect decreases by 1 each turn).

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Parthia FE13 Icon.png Parthia

BowIconFE13.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
A 20 19 95% 5% 2 ? 0
Effect

If used as an item, it will increase resistance by 5 (effect decreases by 1 each turn).

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Echoes parthia icon.png Parthia

Echoes bow weapon type icon.png Bow

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
8 75% 0 1~3 6
Effect

Teaches Echoes Bow Skill icon.pngAnti-Fliers,
Echoes Bow Skill icon.pngRecovery, Echoes Bow Skill icon.pngTrance Shot

Forging
Silver mark icon.png Golden mark icon.png Mt Hit Crt Wt
1 3 1 10 -2

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

“A bow infused with fiery power boasting high hit rate and might.”
—In-game description, Three Houses
Name Type

Parthia

FE16 bow icon.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Wt Worth
A 40 15 85% 10% 2 ? 7 -
Effect

Effective against fliers.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Parthia

FEH Red Bow Icon.pngFEH Blue Bow Icon.pngFEH Green Bow Icon.pngFEH Bow.png Bow

Mt Rng SP Rarity
14 2 400 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Effective against flying units.
Grants +4 Res during combat if initiating attack.

Name Type

Parthia

FEH Red Bow Icon.pngFEH Blue Bow Icon.pngFEH Green Bow Icon.pngFEH Bow.png Bow

Mt Rng SP Rarity
14 2 400 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). Effective against flying units. If unit initiates combat or if unit is within 2 spaces of an ally, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat and if unit also deals damage to foe using a Special, restores 50% of unit's maximum HP. (Triggers even if 0 damage is dealt.)

Name Cost

Parthia

400 SP, 500Arena Medal.png, 200Divine Dew.png
Type HP Mt Spd Def Res
FEH WUp 1.png +2 + 1
FEH WUp 2.png +2 + 2
FEH WUp 3.png +2 + 3
FEH WUp 4.png +2 + 3
FEH WUp 16.png If foe uses bow, dagger, magic,
or staff, grants Atk+6 during combat.
Effect
Effective against flying foes.
Reduces damage from magic foe's first attack by 30%.

Item Locations[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Event Ch. 12 - Clear the chapter.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Event Book 1: Ch. 10 - Clear the chapter.
Inventory Book 2: Jeorge

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Event Ch. 12 - Clear the chapter.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Inventory Jeorge

Fire Emblem Awakening[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Treasure Xeno. 15 - Random from Chest.
Renown Obtain 5,000 Renown points in order to acquire Parthia through this method.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Parthia is an ancient country that once existed in the southwestern part of Asia. Becoming a powerful empire around the 2nd century BCE, it collapsed in the 3rd century CE. The Parthians were known to be very skilled in mounted archery and famous for the "Parthian Shot", a tactic in which mounted archers would turn their bodies back during a retreat to shoot pursuing enemies.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Parthia is tied with Gradivus for the highest base Might of all non-magical ranged weapons in Awakening.
  • With the exception Mystery of the Emblem, Parthia has the passive effect of the Barrier staff, making it the only weapon in the game with a passive bonus that wears off after a certain number of turns.
  • Parthia's appearance is based on its design in the Fire Emblem: Museum. It is the only one of the Three Regalia that was not redesigned for Awakening.
  • In Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, it is possible to craft an additional Parthia from a Blessed Bow.
    • It is unclear whether this was how the Three Archanean Regalia were originally created or if it was simply a gameplay mechanic.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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