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Astra (lance)

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Is nes02 lance.png
Icon used by the Astra, shared among the lance weapons in NES Fire Emblems.


First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

The (Japanese: りゅうせい, Shooting Star) is a extremely rare lance appearing exclusively in Fire Emblem Gaiden. The Astra is a weapon with respectable might and outstanding accuracy, with the highest critical rate of any lance actually utilized in the Fire Emblem series. It additionally restores 5 HP to its wielder when it is equipped.

This lance has no set locations to obtain it in Gaiden, the only way for the player to obtain it is for it to be dropped by enemy gargoyles.


Game Icon Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Gaiden Is nes02 lance.png -- 10 0 100 50 1 -- -- - Restores 5 HP each turn while equipped.



Dropped by Any enemy Gargoyle (0.014% chance)

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese りゅうせい Shooting Star, the same name in Japanese as the Astra skill, though it predates said skill.


  • The Astra's critical rate is the highest of any lance actually used in the Fire Emblem series. Among all lances in the series, however, Astra ties for second for highest critical rate with an unused version of the Gáe Bolg in Thracia 776, with both trailing an unused version of the Gungnir in Thracia 776.


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