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FEMN Armorslayer.png
Artwork of an armorslayer from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Effective against armored units. Weak against other units.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Armorslayer (Japanese: アーマーキラー Armor Killer) is a sword-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series. This sword deals extra damage against armored units, such as knights and generals, which, together with its low weapon rank, makes it a quite valuable weapon when battling armies. It began light, but it has become a somewhat heavy weapon with each new appearance, reaching a quite surprising weight of 17 in Path of Radiance.

The armorslayer first appeared in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, and it has since been in all games but Gaiden, Radiant Dawn, and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Is nes01 sword.png Sword: 3 5 2 80 0 1 22 760 -- Effective against armored units.
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 armorslayer.png Sword: 3 6 4 100 0 1 20 1,000 -- Effective against armored units.
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 armorslayer.png SNESRankSword.png B 6 5 70 0 1 50 5,000 -- Effective against armored units.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 armorslayer.png SNESRankSword.png B 10 12 60 0 1 30 4,400 1 Effective against armored units.
The Binding Blade Is gba armorslayer.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 11 85 0 1 18 1,260 1 Effective against armored units.
Fire Emblem Is gba armorslayer.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 11 80 0 1 18 1,260 1 Effective against armored units.
The Sacred Stones Is gba armorslayer.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 11 80 0 1 18 1,260 1 Effective against armored units.
Path of Radiance Is gcn armorslayer.png GCNRankSword.gif D 8 17 80 0 1 18 1,260 2 Effective against Is gcn armor.pngarmored units.
Shadow Dragon Is ds armorslayer.png DSRankSword.png C 7 9 80 0 1 20 1,000 2 Effective against Is ds armor.pngarmored units.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds armorslayer.png FE12RankSword.png C 7 -- 80 0 1 20 1,000 2 Effective against Is ds armor.pngarmored units.
Awakening Is 3ds01 armorslayer.png 3DSRankSword.png D 8 -- 80 0 1 25 1,450  ? Effective against Is 3ds armor.pngarmored units.
Fates Is 3ds02 sword.png 3DSRankSword.png D 9 -- 95 0 1 -- 2,500  ? Effective against Is 3ds armor.png armored units. Does not deal as much damage against non-armored units.
Sells for 800 gold.
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 8 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 200 SP -- Deals bonus damage against armored units.


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory Est
Dropped by Chapter 4, enemy CavalierChapter 12, enemy Thief
Treasure Chapter 6, chest
Armory Chapter 12Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 24

Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Book 1: Chapter 4, enemy Knight
Book 2: Chapter 4, enemy ThiefChapter 16, enemy Hero
Treasure Book 1: Chapter 5, chest
Armory Book 1: Chapter 9Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 8Chapter 19
Secret Shop Book 2: Chapter 11

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory Second Generation: Oifey
Treasure First Generation: Chapter 2, southern village in the forest.
Vendor Second Generation: Chapter 8*

Thracia 776

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The Binding Blade

Inventory Ogier
Treasure Chapter 2, village
Armories Chapter 21Chapter 23

Fire Emblem

Treasure Lyn's tale: Chapter 6, chest
Armory Lyn's tale: Chapter 10
Secret Shop Eliwood's tale: Chapter 23 (both versions)
Hector's tale: Chapter 24 (both versions)

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by (Skirmish)* Bonewalker*Wight*
Treasure Lagdou Ruins Floor 4, southwest chest*

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 17-4, enemy Sword Knight*
Treasure Chapter 7, chest
Shop Chapter 21*

Shadow Dragon

Dropped by Chapter 12, enemy Thief
Treasure Chapter 6, chest
Armory Chapter 12Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 24Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Chapter 4, enemy ThiefChapter 14, enemy ThiefNew Archanea War Chronicles episode 3, enemy Vaam
Treasure New Archanea War Chronicles episode 1, chest
Armory Chapter 8Online Shop*
Secret Shop Chapter 11 (×3)


Dropped by Chapter 11, enemy Mercenary*Chapter 18, enemy Swordmaster
Armory Warriors' Tomb
Merchant (Anna) Breakneck PassCarrion IslePlegia CastleMila Shrine RuinsLaw's EndManor of Lost Souls
Merchant (SpotPass) EthlynKarelMaliceMatthewMia


This list may be incomplete.
Treasure Hoshido: Chapter 7, chest
Nohr: Chapter 12, chest
Armory Nohr: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 1400 (limit 1)


Units CaedaHanaSelenaTobin



Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Armorslayer --
Japanese アーマーキラー
• Armor Killer. This name is used in every game except Genealogy of the Holy War.
• Iron Cutter Sword. This name is only used in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Spanish Machacacor "Armor-crusher"
French Cuiracide --
German Panzerbrecher Armorbreaker
Italian Frangicotta --


See also

Basic swords Al's SwordAlm's BladeBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBottleBroken SwordBronze SwordCecil's SwordEliwood's BladeEmblem BladeGlass SwordGreat SwordIke's BackupIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLong SwordLucina's EstocLuke's SwordMarth's SpathaMaster SwordNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordTrainerTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier SwordBerserk EdgeBlessed SwordBrave SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLoptyr SwordMaster SwordMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerShield SwordSilence EdgeSleep EdgeSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWingslayerWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLight BrandLightning SwordRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlagi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague KattiYato
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling EdgeKilling Edge+Ruby SwordRuby Sword+Silver SwordSilver Sword+Slaying EdgeSlaying Edge+Steel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects ArmorslayerArmorslayer+Brave SwordBrave Sword+Wo DaoWo Dao+ZanbatoZanbato+
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiAyra's BladeBinding BladeBlazing DurandalDivine TyrfingDurandalEckesachsFalchionFólkvangrMystletainnRagnellRaijintoRegal BladeSiegfriedSieglindeSol KattiTyrfingYato