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Hand Axe

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Hand Axe

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 C 10 20 50 0 1-2 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 hand axe.png D 6 12 45 0 1-2 20 1,000 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba hand axe.png E 7 12 50 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba hand axe.png E 7 12 60 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba hand axe.png E 7 12 60 0 1-2 20 300 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn hand axe.png E 7 13 55 0 1-2 25 375 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii hand axe.png D 9 12 70 0 1-2 25 625 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds hand axe.png D 8 8 60 0 1-2 30 540 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds hand axe.png D 4 -- 60 0 1-2 30 540 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 hand axe.png D 3 -- 70 0 1-2 25 750 ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 axe.png 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


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
Armory Chapter 8

The Binding Blade

Inventory LotGeese*Garret
Armory Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 10 (Western route)Chapter 11 (Northern route)Chapter 17 (Ilia route)Chapter 18 (Sacae route)Chapter 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 13 (Eirika's route), enemy Warrior*Chapter 15, enemy Berserker*
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Tarvos*Maelduin*
Armory Chapter 9 (Eirika's route)Chapter 10 (Ephraim's route)IdePort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 3, enemy FighterChapter 17-1, enemy Fighter*
Armory Chapter 8Chapter 9*Chapter 10*Chapter 11Chapter 12*Chapter 13*Chapter 14Chapter 15*Chapter 16*Chapter 17*Chapter 18*Chapter 19Chapter 21*Chapter 23Chapter 25*Chapter 26*Chapter 27*Final Chapter*

Radiant Dawn

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

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*Chapter 9, enemy Wyvern Rider*
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)


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 H de mano Hand axe
French Hachette Hatchet
German Wurfbeil
Italian Scure Ax


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