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Beast Killer

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Beast Killer

Is 3ds 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 Rank 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 effective damage to Is wii beast.png beast laguz.
Awakening Is 3ds beast killer.png 3DSRankLance.png D 9 -- 70 9 1 25 1,650 2 Deals effective damage to Is 3ds beast.png beast units.
Fates Is 3ds02 lance.png 3DSRankLance.png D 10 -- 85 0 1 Infinite 2,500  ? Deals effective damage to Is 3ds 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.
Armory Nohr: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Dropped by Neutral: Chapter 19, enemy Great Knight
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 1200 (limit 1)



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


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 PikeDraug's LanceEffie's LanceEmblem LanceEphraim's LnceFinn's LanceFlycatcherGant's LanceGlass LanceGreat LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceKiller LanceLanceLaundry PoleLogLong LanceRex HastaRody's LanceShort LanceSigurd's LanceSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel GreatlanceSteel Lance
Lances with secondary effects AstraAxereaverBeast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBright LanceDarkness LanceDragonpikeDragonspearHeavy SpearHexlock SpearLaguz LanceLunaMaster LanceQuick LanceRidersbaneSolStickSuperior LanceVenin 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