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Hand Axe

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Hand Axe

FESK Hand Axe.png
Artwork of a hand axe from the TCG.

A weak throwing axe used for indirect attacks.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Hand Axe is a fairly common axe-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series, appearing in every game except Gaiden. It is the lowest ranked of the ranged axes, its main drawbacks being a low accuracy and heavy weight.


Game Icon Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Is nes01 axe.png 3 5 9 60 0 1-2 13 450 -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 hand axe.png 3 5 9 60 0 1-2 15 450 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 hand axe.png C 10 20 50 0 1-2 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 hand axe.png D 6 12 45 0 1-2 20 1,000 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba hand axe.png E 7 12 50 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
Blazing Sword Is gba hand axe.png E 7 12 60 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba hand axe.png E 7 12 60 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn hand axe.png E 7 13 55 0 1-2 25 375 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii hand axe.png D 9 12 70 0 1-2 25 625 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds hand axe.png D 8 8 60 0 1-2 30 540 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds hand axe.png D 4 -- 60 0 1-2 30 540 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds hand axe.png D 3 -- 70 0 1-2 25 750  ? --
Fates Is 3ds hand axe.png D 7 -- 65 0 1-2 -- 1,800  ? Cannot double attack, inflict critical hits, or trigger offensive trigger skills (i.e. Breaking Sky)
Enemy's ability to double attack +5
Sells for 650 gold


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory Barst
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 20

Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: Barst
Armory Book 1: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 16

Genealogy of the Holy War

Dropped by First Generation: Chapter 1, enemy Kinbois*
Vendor Second Generation: Chapter 7

Thracia 776

Inventory DagdarRalf
Armory Chapter 8

The Binding Blade

Inventory LotGeese*Garret
Armory Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 10 (Western route)Chapter 11 (Northern route)Chapter 17 (Ilia route)Chapter 18 (Sacae route)Chapter 23

Blazing Sword

Inventory Lyn's story: Dorcas
Eliwood's story: BartreDartWallace
Hector's story: HectorBartreDartWallace
Armory Lyn's story: Chapter 5
Eliwood's story: Chapter 13Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 20Chapter 23 (both versions)Chapter 24Chapter 29x
Hector's story: Chapter 13Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 21Chapter 24 (both versions)Chapter 26Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Garcia
Dropped by Chapter 13 (Eirika's route), enemy Warrior*Chapter 15, enemy Berserker*
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Tarvos*Maelduin*
Armory Chapter 9 (Eirika's route)Chapter 10 (Ephraim's route)IdePort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 3, enemy FighterChapter 17-1, enemy Fighter*
Armory Chapter 8Chapter 9*Chapter 10*Chapter 11Chapter 12*Chapter 13*Chapter 14Chapter 15*Chapter 16*Chapter 17*Chapter 18*Chapter 19Chapter 21*Chapter 23Chapter 25*Chapter 26*Chapter 27*Final Chapter*

Radiant Dawn

Inventory JillKieranBoyd
Dropped by Part 3: Chapter 9, enemy Warrior
Treasure Part 1: Chapter 1, church
Shop Part 2: Chapter 3Final Chapter
Part 3: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Final Chapter
Part 4: PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Final Chapter
Bargains Part 1: Chapter 4Chapter 6Chapter 8Chapter 9Final Chapter

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Barst
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 20Chapter 21Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory BarstDice*DarrosLegion* • All four Legion clones*Bord*
Dropped by Chapter 15, enemy Fighter
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 21Online Shop*


Dropped by Chapter 5, enemy Barbarian*Chapter 9, enemy Wyvern Rider*
Armory Breakneck PassThe MidmireValm HarborPlegia CastleThe Twins' TurfWyvern Valley
Merchant (SpotPass) ClairDagdarMiaMoulderNepheneeNinoSerra


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory Nohr campaign only: Arthur
Neutral campaign only: CamillaScarlet
Nohr and neutral campaigns only: Percy
Dropped by Neutral: Chapter 10, enemy FighterChapter 13, enemy Berserker
Armory Nohr: Level 1 (limit 2) • Level 2 (limit 5) • Level 3 (limit 10)

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