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Iron Lance

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Iron Lance

FESK Iron Lance.png
Artwork of an iron lance from the TCG.

An affordable lance that is easy to wield.



First game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

The Iron Lance is one of the most basic lances in the Fire Emblem series, first appearing in Mystery of the Emblem and appearing in every game since. Commonly used by soldiers, cavaliers and knights, it can be a mild threat at the beginning of most games, as almost all main characters wield swords. This weapon has a higher might and weight but less accuracy than the common Iron Sword, and the opposite when compared to its axe counterpart.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 iron lance.png 1 7 6 100 0 1 38 380 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 iron lance.png SNESRankLance.png C 12 12 80 0 1 50 1000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 iron lance.png SNESRankLance.png E 7 9 70 0 1 40 2200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba iron lance.png GBARankLance.gif E 7 8 70 0 1 45 360 1 --
Fire Emblem Is gba iron lance.png GBARankLance.gif E 7 8 80 0 1 45 360 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba iron lance.png GBARankLance.gif E 7 8 80 0 1 45 360 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn iron lance.png GCNRankLance.gif E 7 8 80 0 1 45 360 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii iron lance.png WiiRankLance.png D 7 9 85 0 1 50 600 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds iron lance.png DSRankLance.png E 6 5 90 0 1 40 480 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds iron lance.png FE12RankLance.png E 6 -- 90 0 1 40 480 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds iron lance.png 3DSRankLance.png D 6 -- 85 0 1 40 560  ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 lance.png 3DSRankLance.png D 7 -- 80 0 1 -- 1,000  ? --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 iron lance.png -- 2 0 90 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 10 -- Learned skills: Hit and Run, Longearche
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png -- 6 -- -- -- 1 -- 50 SP -- --


Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: CainDraugHardinRosheaVylandMatthisCatriaArranEst
Book 2: RoderickSiriusMinerva
Armory Book 1: Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 13Chapter 16Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 15

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: SigurdFinn
Second Generation: Finn*Ares
Vendor First Generation: Chapter 1
Second Generation: Chapter 7 (up to ×3)

Thracia 776

Inventory KainAlva
Armory Chapter 6Chapter 9Chapter 17 (Left arrow route)

The Binding Blade

Inventory AlenBorsGwendolynTrecNoah
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 10 (Western route)Chapter 11 (Northern route)Chapter 13Chapter 17 (Ilia route)Chapter 17 (Sacae route)Chapter 18 (Sacae route)Chapter 19 (Sacae route)Chapter 20 (Ilia route)Chapter 23

Fire Emblem

Inventory Lyn's tale: SainKentWallace
Eliwood's tale: OswinSain*
Hector's tale: LowenOswinSain*
Dropped by Lyn's tale: Chapter 7, enemy Brigand
Armory Lyn's tale: Chapter 3Chapter 8
Eliwood's tale: Chapter 12Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 20 • Chapter 23 (both versions) • Chapter 27Chapter 29x
Hector's tale: Chapter 12Chapter 14Chapter 16Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 29Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory FranzGilliamCormag*
Dropped by
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 5Chapter 9 (Eirika's route)Chapter 10 (Ephraim's route)Chapter 17IdeSerafewPort KirisBethroen

Path of Radiance

Inventory OscarGatrie
Shop Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12*Chapter 13Chapter 14*Chapter 15Chapter 16*Chapter 17Chapter 18*Chapter 19*Chapter 20Chapter 21*Chapter 23*Chapter 25Chapter 27*Final Chapter*

Radiant Dawn

Inventory AranGatrie
Shop Part 1: Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Final Chapter
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

Shadow Dragon

Inventory FreyCainDraugMatthisRosheaRoger
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 22

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Kris*RoderickCaeda*CatriaPallaMatthisLeiden*
Dropped by Prologue 7A, enemy Cavalier*Prologue 7B, enemy Pegasus Knight*
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 15Chapter 19


Inventory SumiaKellam
Dropped by Chapter 2, enemy SoldierChapter 6, enemy Cavalier
Armory Arena FeroxThe MidmireThe FarfortVerdant Forest
Merchant (Anna)* SouthtownWest of YlisstolThe NorthroadThe Longfort
Merchant (SpotPass) AmeliaArthurBromClairEirikaElinciaFeeMistNepheneeNorneNynaShanna


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory All campaigns: GunterSophie
Neutral campaign only: Benny
Nohr and neutral campaigns only: EffieIgnatiusSiegbert
Dropped by Neutral: Chapter 10, enemy Knight
Armory Nohr: All levels (no limit)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Villages Southern Outpost: Entrance
Dropped by Border: Enemy FernandThe Astral Temple: At random from certain enemies
Chest Dragon Shrine: Area 1
Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (5.11%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (5.11%)
Forging Compatible Rusted Lances (10S)


Units AbelAzuraBerkutCamusCatriaCharlotte (bride) • ClairCliveCordeliaDonnelEffieEphraimEstFlorinaGwendolynHinokaJagenLucina (brave) • LukasMathildaNepheneeOboroOscarPeriRobin (female, summer) • RoderickShannaSharenaSubakiSullyTanaValterXander (spring)

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Iron Lance --
Japanese てつのやり
Iron lance
Spanish L de hierro Iron lance
(Latin America)
Lanza hierro Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Lance fer --
German Eisenlanze --
Italian Lc. ferro Iron lance



Basic lances Broken LanceBronze LanceBroomCamus's PikeDraug's LanceEffie's LanceEmblem LanceEphraim's LnceFinn's LanceFlycatcherGant's LanceGlass LanceGreat LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceKiller LanceLanceLaundry PoleLogLong LanceRex HastaRoderick's LanceRusted LanceShort LanceSigurd's LanceSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel GreatlanceSteel Lance
Lances with secondary effects AstraAxereaverBeast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBright LanceClair's LanceClive's LanceDarkness LanceDragonpikeDragonspearDuma's LanceEmperor LanceFernand's LanceHeavy SpearHexlock SpearKriemhildLaguz LanceLunaMaster LanceQuick LanceRhomphaiaRidersbaneSaunionSolStickSuperior LanceTrainee's LanceVenin LanceWayward LanceXander's Lance
Magic-based lances Flame LanceShockstick
Ranged lances Iron JavelinJavelinMiniature LancePeri's LanceShort SpearSilver JavelinSpearSteel JavelinWishblade
Regalia and personal lances Brave LanceDragonpikeGáe BolgGradivusGungnirMaltetReginleifSiegmundVidofnirWing Spear
Lance skills in Heroes
Basic lance skills Iron LanceKiller LanceKiller Lance+Sapphire LanceSapphire Lance+Silver LanceSilver Lance+Slaying LanceSlaying Lance+Steel Lance
Lance skills with secondary effects Berkut's LanceBerkut's Lance+Brave LanceBrave Lance+Carrot LanceCarrot Lance+Deft HarpoonDeft Harpoon+Firesweep LanceFiresweep Lance+First BiteFirst Bite+Heavy SpearHeavy Spear+RidersbaneRidersbane+
Regalia and personal lance skills Cursed LanceFensalirGeirskögulGradivusSiegmundVidofnir