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Brave Axe

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Brave Axe

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance Awakening

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


First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

The Brave Axe (Japanese: 勇者の斧 Brave Axe) is an axe introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and present in all subsequent installments apart from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is one of the four core brave weapons of the Fire Emblem series, and it allows its wielder to strike twice as many times as they otherwise would.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 brave axe.png SNESRankAxe.png B 16 12 70 -- 1 50 8,000 -- Brave weapon.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 brave axe.png SNESRankAxe.png D 14 12 70 0 1 60 Cannot be sold 1 Brave weapon.
The Binding Blade Is gba brave axe.png Axe B 10 16 55 0 1 30 2,250 1 Brave weapon.
The Blazing Blade Is gba brave axe.png Axe B 10 16 65 0 1 30 2,250 1 Brave weapon.
The Sacred Stones Is gba brave axe.png Axe B 10 16 65 0 1 30 7,500 1 Brave weapon.
Path of Radiance Is gcn brave axe.png GCNRankAxe.gif B 10 20 65 0 1 30 5,250 1 Brave weapon.
Radiant Dawn Is wii brave axe.png WiiRankAxe.png C 11 13 80 0 1 40 2,640 2 Brave weapon.
Shadow Dragon Is ds brave axe.png DSRankAxe.png B 9 9 70 0 1 30 2,100 2 Brave weapon.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds brave axe.png FE12RankAxe.png B 9 -- 70 0 1 30 2,100 2 Brave weapon.
Awakening Is 3ds01 brave axe.png Axes A 12 -- 60 0 1 30 2,400 2 Brave weapon.
Fates Is 3ds02 axe.png FE14RankAxe.png A 8 -- 55 0 1 Infinite 8,000 ? Brave weapon.
-4 defense, -4 resistance when equipped.
Sells for 2,000 gold.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh axe.png 3★ 5 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 200 SP -- Speed -5 while equipped.
Attacks twice consecutively when initiating combat.
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh axe.png 5★ 8 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 300 SP -- Speed -5 while equipped.
Attacks twice consecutively when initiating combat.
Warriors -- A 160 -- -- -- -- Infinite 5,000 -- --


Genealogy of the Holy War

Event First Generation: Chapter 1, Lex waits on a peninsula south of Verdane Castle
Dropped by Second Generation: Chapter 6, enemy Schmidt

Thracia 776

Treasure Chapter 1, village (Only if visited by Halvan)

The Binding Blade

Inventory Main story: BartreGeese (Chapter 10A only)
Trial Map mode: Hector

The Blazing Blade

Treasure Chapter 21E/22H, chest

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 17, enemy Hero
Dropped by
Treasure Tower of Valni Floor 6, north chest*

Path of Radiance

Inventory Haar

Radiant Dawn

Treasure Part 3: Chapter 6, base conversation "Jill"

Shadow Dragon

Armory Online shop* (×3)

New Mystery of the Emblem

Treasure Chapter 20, chest
Armory Online shop* (×3)


Armory Origin PeakSea-king's Throne
The Demon's IngleValm Castle ApproachValm CastlePlegia CastleTable ApproachThe Dragon's TableSage's HamletVerdant ForestWyvern ValleyKidnapper's KeepDivine Dragon Grounds
AshnardBlack KnightEphraimIkeLeifLinusLloydMicaiahNergalOliverPetrineSephiranSigurdTravantUrsulaZephiel


This list may be incomplete.
Treasure Revelation: Chapter 26, chest
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 3 (limit 1)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 2200 (limit 1)


Brave Axe

Units Barst: The HatchetCamilla: Bewitching BeautyRaven: Peerles Fighter

Brave Axe+

Units Barst: The HatchetCamilla: Bewitching BeautyRaven: Peerles Fighter


This list may be incomplete.
Event The Dark Pontifex, clear Fort Defense Lv. 50 Wyvern Rider with an S rank


  • In both Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, the Brave Axe is obtained from a mysterious woman who emerges from bodies of water, as a nod to the Lady of the Lake of Arthurian mythology. Lex is seen getting his Brave Axe from this woman in an event in Chapter 1 of Genealogy, while in Thracia 776, Halvan's sister Patricia got hers off-screen after encountering this woman in a mountain lake.[1] Lex's reception of the Brave Axe is also based on the fable of the Honest Woodman, as Lex receives it as a reward for honesty when presented golden and silver axes.
  • In Awakening there is a minor bug relating to the Brave Axe. When the game tries to give an enemy a forged brave axe, that enemy will instead carry a forged Silver Axe. This can be seen with Lepus in chapter 22 and Algol in Death's Embrace, both of whom carry a standard brave axe on normal difficulty and a forged silver axe on both hard and lunatic difficulty, even though in the map data they are assigned a forged brave axe on these difficulties.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Brave Axe --
Japanese 勇者の斧 Romanized as BRAVEAXE in its internal file names in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn; literally "hero's (brave one's) axe".
Spanish Hacha del valor Axe of courage
French Hache héros Hero axe
German Kriegeraxt Warrior's axe
Italian Ascia forte Strong axe



  1. "It's a nice axe, isn't it? I got it from a strange old lady who came out of the lake in the mountain. But I can't really use it, so take it." — Patricia, Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

See also

Basic axes AxeBarst'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 Poleax
Axes with secondary effects Arthur's AxeBerserker's AxeBone AxeBrave AxeCamilla's AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeFiendcleaverHammerLaguz AxeMaster 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 ArmadsAurgelmirBölverkGarmHelswathPugiTarvosUrvanWolf BeilWolf Berg
Axe skills in Heroes
Basic axe skills Emerald AxeIron AxeKiller Axe / Slaying AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Axe skills with secondary effects Ardent ServiceBeach BannerBrave AxeCarrot AxeFaithful AxeGiant SpoonHack-o'-LanternHagoitaHammer / Slaying HammerHandbellLegion's AxeLilith FloatieMelon CrusherPoleaxeSack o' GiftsWo Gùn
Regalia and personal axe skills ArmadsAxe of VirilityBasilikosBýleistrCamilla's AxeCherche's AxeDraconic PoleaxGarmGlitnirGrado PoleaxHauteclereHel ScytheNóatúnSinmaraStout TomahawkUrðrUrvanWolf Berg
Axes in Warriors
Basic axes Brave AxeBronze AxeHero AxeIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Axes with secondary effects Acceleration AxeAmped AxeArmorbane AxeAxebane AxeBlessed AxeBolster AxeBowbane AxeClawbane AxeConduit AxeDragon AxeDragonbane AxeElite AxeGencross AxeGenpeer AxeHalberdHammerLancebane AxeLegendary AxeStatflip AxeSwordbane AxeSwordreaverTomebane AxeVolant Axe
Regalia and personal axes Frederick's AxeCamilla's AxeHauteclereLissa's Axe