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Iron Blade

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Iron Blade

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance

FESK Iron Blade.png
Artwork of the Iron Blade from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.


First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

The Iron Blade (Japanese: 鉄の大剣 Iron Blade) is an uncommon sword which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is the first and weakest member of the blade family of weapons, a series of large, heavy swords which trade the reliability of ordinary swords for sheer power. Compared to its ordinary sword counterpart, the Iron Sword, the Iron Blade typically has improved might in exchange for significantly higher weight, worse accuracy and lower durability. As a result, while the Iron Blade very powerful by the standards of iron weapons, units lacking in their speed or constitution stats are greatly slowed down by it and have their avoid and chance of being able to double-attack crippled by its weight.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 iron blade.png SNESRankSword.png A 12 6 60 0 1 50 2,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 iron blade.png SNESRankSword.png C 12 15 55 0 1 30 2,000 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba iron blade.png GBARankSword.gif D 9 12 65 0 1 35 980 1-2 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba iron blade.png GBARankSword.gif D 9 12 70 0 1 35 980 2 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba iron blade.png GBARankSword.gif D 9 12 70 0 1 35 980 2 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn iron blade.png GCNRankSword.gif D 9 15 70 0 1 35 980 2 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii iron blade.png WiiRankSword.png C 10 13 70 0 1 40 800 3 --


Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: AyraHolyn
Second Generation: Larcei/RadneyUlster/Roddlevan
Vendor Second Generation: Chapter 6*Chapter 10*

Thracia 776

Inventory EyvelDeanRalfShanam
Treasure Chapter 4x, chest
Capture and steal Chapter 7, enemy Myrmidon ×3 • Chapter 11x, enemy Armored Sword ×4 • Chapter 15, enemy Myrmidon ×2, enemy Shanam
Armory Chapter 10Chapter 14

The Binding Blade

Inventory Dieck
Armory Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 17AChapter 17BChapter 18BChapter 19BChapter 20AChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Treasure Eliwood's tale: Chapter 14, village
Hector's tale: Chapter 14, village
Secret shop Eliwood's tale: Chapter 19
Hector's tale: Chapter 20

The Sacred Stones

Chapter 9AChapter 10B
(World map)
Port KirisBethroen
Dropped by

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 5, enemy MyrmidonChapter 17-4, enemy Sword Knight*
Armory Chapter 10*Chapter 12*Chapter 13*Chapter 14*Chapter 15*Chapter 16Chapter 17*Chapter 18*Chapter 20*Chapter 21*Chapter 23*Chapter 24*Chapter 25*Chapter 26*Chapter 28*Endgame*

Radiant Dawn

Armory Part 1: Chapter 8Chapter 9Endgame
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

Flavor text

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Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? ??
The Blazing Blade ?? ??
The Sacred Stones ?? ??
Path of Radiance ?? ??
Radiant Dawn A large, powerful blade that's a bit hard to wield. Its weight makes consecutive attacks difficult. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Iron Blade --
Japanese 鉄の大剣 Romanized as IRONBLADE in its internal file name in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn; literally "iron greatsword".
Spanish • Hoja de hierro
• Sable de hierro
• Iron blade; only in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade.
• Iron saber; from The Sacred Stones onward.
French Lame fer Iron blade
German Eisenklinge Iron blade
Italian Lama ferro Iron blade



See also

Basic swords Al's SwordAlm's BladeBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBottleBroken SwordBronze SwordCecil's SwordEliwood's BladeEmblem BladeGlass SwordGreat SwordIke's BackupIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLong SwordLucina's EstocLuke's SwordMarth's SpathaMeisterschwertNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordSword of ZoltanTrainerTraining SwordTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLopt SwordMeisterschwertMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSafeguardSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerSilence SwordSleep SwordSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Giant KatarIron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAthameAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlutgangBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorThunderbrandTyrfingVague KattiYato