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Axe

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This article is about the weapon type. You may be looking for Axe (Famicom), the most basic version of the weapon type in the NES games.
Club redirects here. For the weapon introduced in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, see Club (Terror).

Axes in the Fire Emblem series

The Axe (Japanese: Axe) is one of the primary weapon types in the Fire Emblem series. A physical weapon type, axes typically possess the greatest raw power of physical weapons, yet are considerably heavier, and have lesser accuracy; in this respect, axes are similar to dark magic. Along with swords and lances, axes are part of the weapon triangle; in accordance with it, they possess an advantage over lances, but are weak to swords. In Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, axes are only available to enemy units, while in other titles they are used by both playable and enemy units.

In Fire Emblem Fates, their Hoshidan counterpart is called the club (Japanese: 金棒 kanabō). They are almost exactly the same as axes and share a weapon level, differentiated by the effect of that, on average, they have higher hit and critical rates but lower might.

Axes in the Fire Emblem series by type


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Basic axes

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Axe ? --
Bronze Axe ? --
Iron Axe --
Steel Axe --
Silver Axe --
Brass Club ? --
Iron Club ? --
Steel Club ? --
Silver Club ? --
Training Axe ? --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Poleaxes and greataxes

Poleaxes (Japanese: 戦斧 Battle Axe) are a variation on the standard iron, steel and silver axes. Characterised as larger and heavier axes, they possess greater power than their axe counterparts at the expense of greater weight and lower hit. They are an axe counterpart to the "blade" swords and "greatlance" lances, appearing only in Radiant Dawn.

They are not to be confused with the anti-cavalry Poleax appearing in other games of the series.

Greataxes are the Engage equivalent of the poleaxes.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Iron Poleax --
Steel Poleax --
Silver Poleax --
Iron Greataxe --
Steel Greataxe --
Silver Greataxe --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Effective axes

A number of axes deal bonus damage to enemies.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Hammer Effective against armored units.
Poleax Effective against mounted units.
Dragon Axe ? Effective against dragon units.
Swordslayer ? Effective against myrmidon and mercenary units. Also reverses the weapon triangle.
Fiendcleaver ? Effective against monster units.
Laguz Axe ? Effective against laguz units.
Volant Axe ? Effective against flying units. Ranged axe.
Mace ? Effective against armored units.
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Ranged axes

These axes deal damage to enemies at 1-2 range. The Bolt Axe is the only axe in the series that deals magical damage.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Hand Axe --
Tomahawk 2 range only in Fates.
Hatchet ? --
Short Axe 1 range and known as "Compact Axe" in Engage.
Bolt Axe ? Deals thunder-based damage in Path of Radiance, magic-based axe damage in Awakening onward.
Iron Star Axe ? Enemy-only
Steel Star Axe ? Enemy-only
Silver Star Axe ? Enemy-only
Iron Mace ? Enemy-only
Steel Mace ? Enemy-only
Silver Mace ? Enemy-only
Throwing Club ? --
Battering Club ? 2 range only.
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Character's axes

New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, and Fates contain a number of themed axes named for individual characters, but are not locked specifically to them. In New Mystery of the Emblem, they sell for 0 gold; in Awakening, they sell for ¼ of the buy value instead of ½.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Bordcord Axe ? --
Barst's Axe ? --
Legion's Axe ? --
Orsin's Hatchet ? Ranged weapon.
Titania's Axe ? Grants the Patience skill when equipped.
Hector's Axe ? --
Camilla's Axe ? Female units only.
Arthur's Axe ? Male units only.
Beruka's Axe ? --
Rinkah's Club ? --
Ryoma's Club ? --
Fuga's Club ? --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Regalia and personal axes

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Helswath ? Lombard and Brian only in Genealogy of the Holy War.
Vouge ? Osian only. Ranged axe.
Armads ? Hector only in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
Wolf Beil ? Hector only.
Garm ? --
Urvan ? Unused in Path of Radiance.
Tarvos ? Nolan only. Appears only in non-Japanese versions.
Wolf Berg ? Walhart only.
Aurgelmir ? Among playable classes, only Berserkers may acquire requisite weapon level.
Bölverk ? Garon only. 1-3 range.
Axe of Ukonvasara ? --
Aymr --
Crusher ? --
Freikugel ? --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Miscellaneous axes

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Devil Axe ? Unused in Path of Radiance.
Broken Axe ? --
Brave Axe Brave weapon.
Killer Axe --
Venin Axe ? May inflict poison status on enemy.
Battle Axe ? --
Master Axe ? Brave weapon.
Swordreaver ? Reverses weapon triangle and doubles its effects.
Emblem Axe ? --
Basilikos ? --
Practice Axe ? --
Hauteclere ? --
Frying Pan ? --
Immortal Axe ? --
Hit Axe ? --
Glass Axe ? --
Quick Axe ? Brave weapon.
Vengeance ? Grants Vengeance when equipped.
Ladle ? --
Imposing Axe ? --
Superior Axe ? Grants Axebreaker when equipped.
Bone Axe ? --
Raider Axe ? --
Berserker's Axe ? --
Venge Club ? --
Pike-Ruin Club ? --
Dual Club ? Reverses the weapon triangle.
Great Club ? --
Carp Streamer ? --
Hoe ? --
Adamant Club ? --
Splitting Axe ? --
Rusted Axe ? --
Axe of Zoltan ? --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Classes capable of using axes

There are 49 different classes which, at some point in the series, have been able to wield axes.

Class Wields axes in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Lord ? Hector only in The Blazing Blade.
Great Lord ? Hector only in The Blazing Blade.
Fighter ? --
Pirate ? --
Brigand ? --
Barbarian ? --
Master Knight ? --
Warrior ? --
Axe Knight ? --
Great Knight ? --
Armored Axe ? --
General ? --
Baron ? --
Emperor ? --
Mercenary ? --
Berserker ? --
Hero ? --
Paladin ? In Path of Radiance, only those promoted from Axe Knights or those who choose axes as their second weapon can wield axes. The pre-promoted Paladin Titania wields axes by default.
Journeyman ? --
Phantom ? --
Tarvos ? --
Maelduin ? --
Cyclops ? --
Wyvern Lord ? --
King Daein ? --
Reaver ? --
Lance General ? --
Axe General ? --
Marshall ? --
Axe Paladin ? --
Gold Knight ? --
Wyvern Rider ? --
Dragonlord ? --
Vanguard ? --
Griffon Rider ? --
War Monk ? --
War Cleric ? --
Dread Fighter ? --
Conqueror ? --
Master of Arms ? --
Oni Savage ? --
Oni Chieftain ? --
Blacksmith ? --
Malig Knight ? --
Nohrian King ? --
Empty Vessel ? --
Titan ? --
Deimos ? --
Commoner ? --
Noble ? --
Armored Knight ? --
Brawler ? --
Fortress Knight ? --
War Master ? --
Armored Lord ? --
A means that the class wields axes in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

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

Axe

--

Japanese

Axe

Spanish

Hacha

Axe

French

Hache

Axe

German

Axt

Axe

Italian

Ascia

Axe

Dutch

Bijl

Axe

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Machado

Axe

Korean

도끼

Axe

Simplified Chinese

Axe

Traditional Chinese

Axe

Club

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

Club

--

Japanese

金棒

A kanabō is a spiked club used in feudal Japan.

Spanish

Porra

Club

French

Batte

Bat

German

Keule

Club

Italian

Clava

Club

Korean

곤봉

Gallery

Weapon types
Physical weapons AxeBow (Ballista)GauntletsDaggerLanceSword
Magical weapons Anima (FireThunderWind)Black magicDarkLightStaffTome (Blue tomeColorless tomeGreen tomeRed tome)White magic
Other weapons BreathCrest StoneStrike, beast, and monster weaponsStone
Axes
Basic axes AxeAxe of ZoltanBarst's AxeBasilikosBattle AxeBeruka's AxeBordcord AxeBroken AxeBronze AxeEmblem AxeFrying PanGlass AxeHauteclereHector's AxeHit AxeImmortal AxeImposing AxeIron AxeIron PoleaxKiller AxeLadleLegion's AxePractice AxeRusted AxeSilver AxeSilver PoleaxSplitting AxeSteel AxeSteel PoleaxTraining Axe
Axes with secondary effects Arthur's AxeBerserker's AxeBone AxeBrave AxeCamilla's AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeFiendcleaverHammerLaguz AxeMaceMaster AxePoleaxQuick AxeRaider AxeSuperior AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTitania's AxeVengeanceVenin AxeVolant Axe
Magic-based axes Bolt Axe
Ranged axes Hand AxeHatchetIron Star AxeOrsin's HatchetShort AxeSilver Star AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Regalia and personal axes ArmadsAurgelmirAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBölverkCrusherFreikugelGarmHelswathVougeTarvosUrvanWolf BeilWolf Berg
Clubs
Basic clubs Brass ClubCarp StreamerGreat ClubIron ClubRinkah's ClubRyoma's ClubSilver ClubSteel Club
Clubs with secondary effects Adamant ClubDual ClubFuga's ClubHoePike-Ruin ClubVenge Club
Ranged clubs Battering ClubIron MaceSilver MaceSteel MaceThrowing Club