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Armored Axe

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Armored Axe

FESK Armored Axe.png
Artwork of the Armored Axe from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Heavily armored knights who dominate battlefields with their powerful axes.

Unit type(s)





Shove (Radiant Dawn)

The Armored Axe (Japanese: アクスアーマー Axe Armor) is a basic armored class debuting in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is one of four weapon-specific variations of the Knight, specialising in the use of axes, and appears only in Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776 and Radiant Dawn. It is statistically near-identical to its counterparts, the Armored Sword, Armored Lance and Bow Armor.

It is a playable class only in Thracia 776, where it promotes to General; while not playable in Radiant Dawn without hacking, the axe-specific Axe General would be its hypothetical class-changed form and does have a playable member. Through hacking devices in Radiant Dawn, Armored Axes do indeed promote to Axe General.


Base stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weight Experience CRP Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 40 9 0 5 3 0 10 0 5 -- -- -- -- Axes B
Thracia 776 20 4 0 0 0 0 8 -- 5 9 -- -- 3 Axes E
Radiant Dawn 21 10 0 7 4 0 11 4 5 12 20 -- -- Axes D

Max stats

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Movement Constitution Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 80 24 15 20 18 30 25 15 5 -- Axes B
Thracia 776 80 20 20 20 20 20 20 -- 20 20 Axes A
Radiant Dawn 40 20 10 20 20 30 20 10 5 ? Axes A

Class growth rates

Game HP Strength Magic Skill Speed Luck Defense Resistance Charm Constitution* Movement* Weapon level
Genealogy of the Holy War 100% 30% 10% 30% 30% 0% 30% 10% -- -- -- --
Radiant Dawn 90% 45% 20% 45% 65% 25% 40% 20% -- -- -- --
See class growth rate for more details on the mechanics of class growths in each game.

Class skills

Game Skill Learning conditions
Radiant Dawn Shove Innate.

Class change

Genealogy of the Holy War

Base class
Bs fe04 enemy armored axe axe.png
Armored Axe

Thracia 776

Base class Promotion method Advanced class
Bs fe05 dalsin armored axe axe.png
Armored Axe
Using a Knight Proof after reaching Level 10. Bs fe05 dalsin general axe.png

Radiant Dawn

Base class Promotion method Advanced class Promotion method Advanced class
Armored Sword Using a Master Seal after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Sword General Using a Master Crown after reaching Level 10, or reaching Level 21. Bs fe10 gatrie marshall lance.png
Armored Lance Lance General
Armored Axe Axe General
  • Note: Armored Lances and Armored Axes only appear as enemy units, and while they do have the ability to promote programmed in, it does not happen in an unmodified game.

Playable Armored Axes

Playable Characters
Name Game
Dalsin Thracia 776
Playable Armored Axe units in the Fire Emblem series.

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(class roll)
Heavily armored knights who wield
axes. Some may wield swords or
lances instead.
Radiant Dawn
Heavily armored knights who
dominate battlefields with their
powerful axes.


  • In Fire Emblem Heroes, generic axe-wielding armored units are known as Axe Armors in the Japanese version, but the English version translated it as Axe Knight rather than Armored Axe.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

Armored Axe

In gameplay, for space restrictions the name is shortened to "Armor Axe".


Axe Armor

Used in the relevant fan translations, excluding the "Project Naga" patch of Genealogy of the Holy War.



• Axe Armor; this name was used until Thracia 776.
• Officially romanized as Axe Armor; literally "axe heavy knight". In Radiant Dawn, all Japanese class names are spelled primarily in kanji (i.e. 槍重装兵), with a foreign-language name in katakana applied as furigana (i.e. アクスアーマー) and used as the basis for the romanized name in the class roll.


Hacha acorazado

Armored axe


Chevalier hache

Axe knight. Abbreviated to Chev. hache in Radiant Dawn due to space restrictions.



Axe master


Armigero ascia

Axe armiger



See also

Project Classes.png This article is part of Project Classes, a project focused in writing articles for every class present in the Fire Emblem series.
Classes in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Base classes Arch KnightArmored AxeArmored SwordAxe KnightBardBow ArmorBow FighterCavalierFighterFire MageFree KnightJunior LordKnightLance KnightLight PriestessMageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPriestPrincePrincessTroubadourThiefThunder MageWind MageWyvern Rider
Advanced classes Bow KnightDuke KnightForrestGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestKnight LordMage KnightMage FighterMaster KnightPaladinRangerSageSniperSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Lord
Other classes BallistaBarbarianBaronBishopBrigandCivilianDancerDark BishopDark MageDark PrinceDragon RiderEmperorHunterIron BallistaKiller BallistaPirateQueen
Unused classes ArcherAxe SoldierGreat BallistaPegasus RiderSoldierSpear SoldierSword Soldier
Classes in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Base classes ArcherArch KnightArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBallistaBardBow ArmorBow FighterBrigandCavalierCivilianClericDancerDragon RiderFighterFree KnightHunterIron BallistaLance KnightLoptr MageLordMageMyrmidonPegasus RiderPiratePoison BallistaPriestPrinceSoldierThiefTroubadour
Advanced classes BaronBerserkerBishopBow KnightDark BishopDark MageDuke KnightGeneralGreat KnightHigh PriestMage KnightMercenaryPegasus KnightSageSniperRangerSwordmasterThief FighterWarriorWyvern Rider
Unused/cutscene classes Dark PrinceEmperorFalcon KnightForrestJunior LordKiller BallistaKnight LordMaster KnightWyvern Lord
Classes in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Base classes ArcherArmored AxeArmored LanceArmored SwordAxe KnightBanditBow KnightCitizenDracoknightFighterFire MageHorseLance KnightLight MageMyrmidonPegasus KnightPilgrimPriestSoldierSword KnightThiefThunder MageVendorWind Mage
Advanced classes Axe GeneralAxe PaladinBishopBlade PaladinBow PaladinClericDark SageDragonmasterDruidFalconknightFire SageHalberdierHeroLance GeneralLance PaladinLight SageRogueSniperSword GeneralSwordmasterThunder SageWarriorWind Sage
Master classes Arch SageAssassinBlack KnightChancellorDragonlordEmpressGold KnightLight PriestessMarksmanMarshallOrder IncarnateQueenReaverSaintSentinelSeraph KnightSilver KnightSpiritSummonerTruebladeValkyrieVanguardWhisper
Laguz classes Beast Tribe (CatLionLion KingTigerWolfWolf Queen) • Bird Tribe (HawkHawk KingHeronRavenRaven King) • Dragon Tribe (Black DragonRed DragonWhite Dragon)