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Hand Axe

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Hand Axe

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance

FESK Hand Axe.png
Artwork of a hand axe from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

A weak throwing axe used for indirect attacks.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Hand Axe (Japanese: 手斧 Hand Axe) is a fairly common axe-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series, appearing in every game except Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is the lowest ranked of the ranged axes, its main drawbacks being a low accuracy and heavy weight.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- 3 5 9 60 0 1-2 13 450 -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 hand axe.png 3 5 9 60 0 1-2 15 450 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 hand axe.png SNESRankAxe.png C 10 20 50 0 1-2 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 hand axe.png SNESRankAxe.png D 6 12 45 0 1-2 20 1,000 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba hand axe.png Axe E 7 12 50 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba hand axe.png Axe E 7 12 60 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba hand axe.png Axe E 7 12 60 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn hand axe.png GCNRankAxe.gif E 7 13 55 0 1-2 25 375 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii hand axe.png WiiRankAxe.png D 9 12 70 0 1-2 25 625 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds hand axe.png DSRankAxe.png D 8 8 60 0 1-2 30 540 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds hand axe.png DSRankAxe.png D 4 -- 60 0 1-2 30 540 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 hand axe.png Axes D 3 -- 70 0 1-2 25 750 ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 axe.png Axes/Clubs D 7 -- 65 0 1-2 -- 1,800 ? Cannot inflict critical hits, trigger offensive skills, or double attack.
+5 to enemy's ability to double attack.
Sells for 650 gold
Three Houses Is ns01 axe.png Axes D 4 10 70 0 1-2 30 750 ? --

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 axe+.png Axes D 5 10 70 0 1-2 40 1,124 ? --


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory Barst
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 20

Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: Barst
Armory Book 1: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 16

Genealogy of the Holy War

Dropped by First Generation: Chapter 1, enemy Kinbois*
Vendor Second Generation: Chapter 7

Thracia 776

Inventory DagdarRalf
Capture and steal Chapter 2x, enemy Pirate4) • Chapter 2x, enemy Pirate18) • Chapter 4, enemy Armored Axe(×2) • Chapter 4x, enemy Armored Axe(×2) • Chapter 7, enemy Brigand(×2), enemy WarriorChapter 8x, enemy Brigand(×9) • Chapter 12, enemy Brigand(×2) • Chapter 15, enemy Warrior(×6,reinforcement) • Chapter 20, enemy Armored Axe(×48,reinforcement) • Chapter 21x, enemy Armored Axe(×16), enemy Mercenary13)
Armory Chapter 8

The Binding Blade

Inventory LotGeese*Garret
Armory Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 10BChapter 11AChapter 17AChapter 18BChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Lyn's tale: Dorcas
Eliwood's tale: BartreDartWallace
Hector's tale: HectorBartreDartWallace
Armory Lyn's tale: Chapter 5
Eliwood's tale: Chapter 13Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 20 • Chapter 23 (both versions) • Chapter 24Chapter 29x
Hector's tale: Chapter 13Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 26Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Garcia
Dropped by Chapter 13A, enemy Warrior (reinforcement; drops unequipped item) • Chapter 15, enemy Berserker (drops unequipped item)
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Tarvos*Maelduin*
Treasure Chapter 3, chest
Armory Chapter 9AChapter 10BIdePort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 3, enemy FighterChapter 17-1, enemy Fighter (reinforcement)
Steal Chapter 16, enemy WarriorChapter 18, enemy Axe Knight (reinforcement), enemy Fighter (Hard only)Chapter 24, enemy Bandit (reinforcement), enemy Berserker (reinforcement)
Armory Chapter 8Chapter 9 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 10 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 11Chapter 12 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 13 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 14Chapter 15 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 16 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 17 (Hard only)Chapter 18 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 19Chapter 21 (Hard only)Chapter 23Chapter 25 (Hard only)Chapter 26 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 27*Endgame (Easy/Normal only)

Radiant Dawn

Inventory JillKieranBoyd
Dropped by Part 3: Chapter 9, enemy Warrior
Treasure Part 1: Chapter 1, church
Shop Part 2: Chapter 3Endgame
Part 3: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Endgame
Part 4: PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Endgame-1
Bargains Part 1: Chapter 4Chapter 6Chapter 8Chapter 9Endgame

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Barst
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 20Chapter 21Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory BarstDice*DarrosLegion* • All four Legion clones*Bord*
Dropped by Chapter 15, enemy Fighter
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 21Online Shop*


Dropped by Chapter 5, enemy Barbarian (reinforcement) • Chapter 9, enemy Wyvern Rider (reinforcement)
Armory Breakneck PassThe MidmireValm HarborPlegia CastleThe Twins' TurfWyvern Valley
Merchant (SpotPass) ClairDagdarMiaMoulderNepheneeNinoSerra


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory Conquest: Arthur
Revelation: CamillaScarlet
Conquest and Revelation: Percy
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 10, enemy FighterChapter 13, enemy Berserker
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 2) • Level 2 (limit 5) • Level 3 (limit 10)

Three Houses

This list may be incomplete.

Hand Axe

Armory Available to purchase after gaining access to the Marketplace in Chapter 1(Limit: 3 per month*)

Hand Axe+

Forging Hand Axe (6 Smithing Stones, 450G, D+ Professor Level).

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Inventory Dice

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? 間接攻撃も可能な投げ斧
The Blazing Blade Doubles as ranged attack. 間接攻撃も可能な投げ斧
The Sacred Stones Doubles as ranged attack. --
Path of Radiance An axe that can be thrown at distant
enemies. It's a little difficult to wield.
Radiant Dawn The most common of throwing axes. It can be
used for direct and indirect combat.
Shadow Dragon A throwing axe used to attack enemies indirectly. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening A weak throwing axe used
for indirect attacks.
Fates Weak to follow-ups (-5 eff. Spd). Cannot
crit, trigger offensive skills, or follow up.
Three Houses
(Hand Axe)
A compact ranged axe that can be thrown at
distant enemies.
Three Houses
(Hand Axe+)
A reinforced hand axe that causes significant
damage when swung or hurled at enemies.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Hand Axe --
Japanese ておの
Hand axe
Spanish Hacha de mano Hand axe; abbreviated to H de mano in Path of Radiance and Shadow Dragon
French • Bipenne
• Hachette
• Double-headed Axe. Used in The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones.
• Hatchet. Used in all games since Path of Radiance.
German Wurfbeil Throwing axe
Italian Scure Axe
Korean 투척도끼 Throwing axe
Simplified Chinese 手斧 Hand axe
Traditional Chinese 手斧 Hand axe


See also

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