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Beast Killer

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Beast Killer

Is 3ds01 beast killer.png
Icon of the Beast Killer from Awakening.

Effective against beasts and riders.

First game

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

The Beast Killer (Japanese: ビーストキラー Beast Killer) is a weapon which at different points in the Fire Emblem series has been a knife and a lance. In all cases, it is effective against the game in question's beast-type units; as a knife in Radiant Dawn, it is effective against transformed beast-type laguz, while as a lance in Awakening and Fates it is effective against Taguel, other beast units, and units mounted on horses, pegasi or griffons.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii beast killer.png WiiRankKnife.png D 9 8 65 20 1 20 1,200 2 Deals bonus damage to Is wii beast.png beast laguz.
Awakening Is 3ds01 beast killer.png Lances D 9 -- 70 0 1 25 1,650 2 Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds01 beast.png beast units.
Fates Is 3ds02 lance.png Lances/Naginata D 10 -- 85 0 1 Infinite 2,500 ? Deals bonus damage to Is 3ds02 beast.png beast units.
Sells for 850 gold.


Radiant Dawn

Bargains Part 1: Chapter 4
Part 3: Chapters 612


Dropped by Chapter 12, enemy KnightChapter 16, enemy Pegasus Knight
Treasure Paralogue 13, village (only if the Riders of Dawn were chosen to be enemies)
Armory Conqueror's Whetstone
The NorthroadPlegia Castle CourtyardThe Mila TreeValm CastlePeaceful VillageGreat GateDueling GroundsMercenary FortressThe Ruins of TimeLaw's EndDesert OasisManor of Lost Souls
Merchant (SpotPass) AyraIkeInnesMinervaPrince MarthSigrun
Renown bonus 400 Renown points; only one copy can be obtained through this means per save file.
Double Duel Reward for defeating Sully's Riders.


This list may be incomplete.
Dropped by Birthright: Chapter 14, enemy Benny
Revelation: Chapter 19, enemy Great Knight
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 1200 (limit 1)


  • The Beast Killer is one of the few bonus damage-dealing weapons that kept the word "Killer" in the name when localized from Japanese to English. This is shared with Path of Radiance's Knight Killer. (Note that the Shadowkiller's name did not fit the pattern in Japanese.)

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Beast Killer --
Japanese ビーストキラー Beast Killer
Spanish Aterrafieras Beast-scarer
French • Félincide
• Besticide
• Cat-killer; this name is used in Radiant Dawn.
• Beast-killer; this name is used in Awakening.
German • Raubtiertod
• Bestientöter
• Predator-killer; this name is used in Radiant Dawn.
• Beast-slayer; this name is used in Awakening.
Italian Ammazzabestie Beast-slayer



See also

Knives and daggers
Basic knives and daggers Bronze DaggerDaggerIron DaggerJakob's TrayKardKnifePebbleQuill PenSilver DaggerSteel DaggerStiletto
Knives and daggers with secondary effects Beast KillerFruit KnifeHunter's KnifeKris KnifeRaider KnifeSacrificial KnifeSoldier's KnifeStale BreadStilettoVotive Candle
Magic-based daggers Felicia's Plate
Ranged knives Bronze KnifeIron KnifePeshkatzSilver KnifeSteel Knife
Regalia and personal knives Baselard
Basic lances Broken LanceBronze LanceBroomCamus's PikeCrescent SickleDraug's LanceEffie's LanceEmblem LanceEphraim's LnceFinn's LanceFlycatcherGant's LanceGlass LanceGreat LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceKiller LanceLanceLaundry PoleLogLong LanceRoderick's LanceRusted LanceShort LanceSigurd's LanceSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel GreatlanceSteel LanceTraining 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 Arrow of IndraFlame LanceLance of LightShockstick
Ranged lances Iron JavelinJavelinMiniature LancePeri's LanceShort SpearSilver JavelinSpearSteel Javelin
Regalia and personal lances AreadbharBrave LanceDragonpikeGáe BolgGradivusGungnirLance of RuinMaltetReginleifRex HastaScythe of SarielSpear of AssalSiegmundVidofnirWing SpearWishblade