The Shining Bow is a Bow that was initially conceived in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, but officially introduced in Fire Emblem Fates.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Imbued with the special property of inflicting magical damage, the Shining Bow can be used in close-range combat, although it compensates for these strengths by being incapable of triggering critical hits or offensive skills. The Shining Bow is best paired with characters that have high magic.

In Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance, it was called the Bright Bow (ブライトボウ). Although the basic functions and details of the bow are finalized, it does not appear in the final version of the game, and can only be acquired with the aid of cheat codes. As its name suggests, the damage dealt by the Bright Bow each time it is drawn is Light magic-based.

In Fire Emblem Fates, along with the Sidelong Yumi, the Shining Bow is one of the only bows that can attack from a range of 1-2. This gives it greater flexibility on the battlefield than most other bows. Compared to the Sidelong Yumi, the Shining Bow has much better might and the ability to double attack; however, the Sidelong Yumi can trigger criticals and activate offensive skills.

In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, the Shining Bow is known as the Radiant Bow (光の弓, lit. Light Bow). It retains the effect of dealing out magical damage and grants the ability to deal effective damage against Terrors.

In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, the Shining Bow is known as the Magic Bow (魔法の弓 Mahō no Yumi). While it retains the effect of dealing magical damage, it no longer has the ability to deal effective damage against Monsters.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE9brightbow.gif Bright Bow

FE9 Bow.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
B 25 10 70% 0% 1-2 9 1 5,750
Effect

Does Light-based magical damage.

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE14Bow.png Shining Bow

FE14 Bow.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Avo Rng WEx Worth
C 13 70% 0% -20% 1-2 0 3,300
Effect

Deals magical damage.
Cannot inflict critical attacks or trigger offensive skills.

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

Name Type

Echoes shining bow icon.png Radiant Bow

Echoes bow weapon type icon.png Bow

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
1 75% 0 1-2 3
Effect

Grants Echoes Bow Skill icon.pngAnti-Fliers, Echoes Bow Skill icon.pngTransmute
Teaches Echoes Bow Skill icon.pngCelestial Bow

Forging
Silver mark icon.png Golden mark icon.png Mt Hit Crt Wt
1 50 1 +1 +5
2 80 1 +3 +5 +5 -1
3 200 1 +5 +10 +10 -2

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE16 Bow Weapon Icon.png Magic Bow

FE16 Bow Weapon Icon.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Wt Worth
B 25 8 75% 0% 1-2 0 9 ?
Effect

Deals magical damage.

Name Type

FE16 Bow Weapon Icon.png Magic Bow+

FE16 Bow Weapon Icon.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Wt Worth
B 30 8 75% 0% 1-3 0 9 ?
Effect

Deals magical damage.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Cupid Arrow

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

Mt Rng SP Rarity
8 2 200 FEH Star Rarity 3.png
Effect

Effective against flying foes.
If foe's Def ≥ foe's Res+5, deals +7 damage.

Name Type

Shining Bow+

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

Mt Rng SP Rarity
12 2 300 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Effective against flying foes.
If foe's Def ≥ foe's Res+5, deals +7 damage.

Name Cost

Shining Bow+

350 SP, 500Arena Medal.png, 50Refining Stone.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
Effect
Effective against flying foes.
If foe's Def ≥ foe's Res+5, deals +7 damage.

Item Locations[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Unobtainable Cannot be obtained through legitimate means; Employment of cheat codes is necessary to acquire the bow.

Fire Emblem Fates[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Dropped Revelation Chapter 21, enemy Adventurer
Armory Conquest: Level 2 (1 in stock), Level 3 (2 in stock)
Rank rewards Battle Rank 825 (1 in stock)


Fire Emblem: Three Houses[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Forged Evolve Steel Bow for 3 Arcane Crystals

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Shining Bow is the first magical-based bow to be present within the game upon release; the first programmed magic bow (the Bright Bow from Path of Radiance) was scrapped before the game's release.
  • The Shining Bow is a weapon that has one of the highest name change rates in franchise history, changing its name every time it appeared in a main series title.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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