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Iron Lance

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Iron Lance

FESK Iron Lance.png
Artwork of an iron lance from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

An affordable lance that is easy to wield.



First game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

The Iron Lance (Japanese:鉄の槍 Iron Lance) is one of the most basic lances in the Fire Emblem series, first appearing in Mystery of the Emblem and appearing in every game since. Commonly used by soldiers, cavaliers and knights, it can be a mild threat at the beginning of most games, as almost all main characters wield swords. This weapon has a higher might and weight but less accuracy than the common Iron Sword, and the opposite when compared to its axe counterpart.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 iron lance.png 1 7 6 100 0 1 38 380 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 iron lance.png SNESRankLance.png C 12 12 80 0 1 50 1,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 iron lance.png SNESRankLance.png E 7 9 70 0 1 40 2,200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba iron lance.png GBARankLance.gif E 7 8 70 0 1 45 360 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba iron lance.png GBARankLance.gif E 7 8 80 0 1 45 360 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba iron lance.png GBARankLance.gif E 7 8 80 0 1 45 360 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn iron lance.png GCNRankLance.gif E 7 8 80 0 1 45 360 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii iron lance.png WiiRankLance.png D 7 9 85 0 1 50 600 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds iron lance.png DSRankLance.png E 6 5 90 0 1 40 480 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds iron lance.png FE12RankLance.png E 6 -- 90 0 1 40 480 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 iron lance.png Lances D 6 -- 85 0 1 40 560 ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 lance.png Lances/Naginata D 7 -- 80 0 1 -- 1,000 ? --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 iron lance.png FE15RankLance.png 2 0 90 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 10 -- Learned combat arts: Hit and Run, Longearche
Three Houses Is ns01 lance.png Lances E 6 6 80 0 1 30 560 ? --

Forged stats

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Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 lance+.png Lances E 7 6 90 0 1 35 ? ? --

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 lance.png 1★ 6 -- -- -- 1 -- 50 SP -- --
Warriors -- D 20 -- -- -- -- Infinite 2,000 -- --


Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: CainDraugHardinRosheaVylandMatthisCatriaArranEst
Book 2: RoderickSiriusMinerva
Armory Book 1: Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 13Chapter 16Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 15

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: SigurdFinn
Second Generation: Finn*Ares
Vendor First Generation: Chapter 1
Second Generation: Chapter 7 (up to ×3)

Thracia 776

Inventory KainAlva
Armory Chapter 6Chapter 9Chapter 17A

The Binding Blade

Inventory AlenBorsGwendolynTrecNoah
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 10AChapter 11BChapter 13Chapter 17AChapter 17BChapter 18BChapter 19BChapter 20AChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Lyn's tale: SainKentWallace
Eliwood's tale: OswinSain*
Hector's tale: LowenOswinSain*
Dropped by Lyn's tale: Chapter 7, enemy Brigand
Armory Lyn's tale: Chapter 3Chapter 8
Eliwood's tale: Chapter 12Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 20 • Chapter 23 (both versions) • Chapter 27Chapter 29x
Hector's tale: Chapter 12Chapter 14Chapter 16Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 29Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory FranzGilliamCormag*
Dropped by
Treasure Chapter 3, chest
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 5Chapter 9AChapter 10BChapter 17IdeSerafewPort KirisBethroen

Path of Radiance

Inventory OscarGatrie
Shop Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12 (Hard only)Chapter 13Chapter 14 (Hard only)Chapter 15Chapter 16 (Hard only)Chapter 17-1Chapter 18 (Hard only)Chapter 19 (Hard only)Chapter 20Chapter 21 (Hard only)Chapter 23 (Hard only)Chapter 25Chapter 27-1 (Hard only)Endgame (Hard only)

Radiant Dawn

Inventory AranGatrie
Shop Part 1: Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6-1Chapter 7Chapter 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-1

Shadow Dragon

Inventory FreyCainDraugMatthisRosheaRoger
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 22

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Kris*RoderickCaeda*CatriaPallaMatthisLeiden*
Dropped by Prologue 7A, enemy Cavalier (reinforcement) • Prologue 7B, enemy Pegasus Knight (reinforcement)
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 15Chapter 19


Inventory SumiaKellam
Dropped by Chapter 2, enemy SoldierChapter 6, enemy Cavalier
Armory Arena FeroxThe MidmireThe FarfortVerdant Forest
Merchant (Anna)* SouthtownWest of YlisstolThe NorthroadThe Longfort
Merchant (SpotPass) AmeliaArthurBromClairEirikaElinciaFeeMistNepheneeNorneNynaShanna


Inventory All campaigns: GunterSophie
Revelation: Benny
Conquest and Revelation: EffieIgnatiusSiegbert
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 10, enemy Knight
Armory Dusk Armory: All levels (no limit)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Villages Southern Outpost: Entrance
Dropped by Border: Enemy FernandThe Astral Temple: At random from certain enemies
Chest Dragon Shrine: Area 1
Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (5.11%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (5.11%)
Forging Compatible Rusted Lances (10S)

Three Houses

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Inventory DimitriFerdinandIngridLeonieLorenzSetethSylvain
Armory Available to purchase after gaining access to the Marketplace in Chapter 1

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Inventory Midia, Hardin, Roshea, Leiden


Units Abel: The PantherAzura: Lady of the LakeBerkut: Debonair NobleBerkut: Prideful PrinceBerkut: Purgatorial PrinceCamus: Sable KnightCatria: Middle WhitewingCharlotte: Money MaidenClair: Highborn FlierClive: Idealistic KnightConrad: Masked KnightCordelia: Knight ParadiseCordelia: Knight ParagonCormag: Aloof LancemanCynthia: Hero ChaserDeath Knight: The ReaperDimitri: The ProtectorDonnel: Village HeroEffie: Army of OneEliwood: Devoted LoveEliwood: Marquess PheraeEphraim: Dynastic DuoEphraim: Legendary LordEphraim: Restoration LordEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyEst: Junior WhitewingFinn: Lance of LegendFjorm: Princess of IceFlorina: Lovely FlierForsyth: Loyal LieutenantGwendolyn: Adorable KnightHardin: Dark EmperorHector: Brave WarriorHinoka: Warrior PrincessJagen: Veteran KnightKjelle: Fair FighterLaegjarn: New ExperiencesLucina: Brave PrincessLukas: Buffet for OneLukas: Sharp SoldierMarisa: Crimson RabbitMathilda: Legendary KnightNephenee: Fierce HalberdierOboro: Fierce FighterOscar: Agile HorsemanPerceval: Knightly IdealPeri: Playful SlayerQuan: Luminous LancerRobin: Festive TactianRobin: Seaside TacticianRoderick: Steady SquireRyoma: Samurai at EaseShanna: Sprightly FlierSharena: Princess of AskrShigure: Uplifting ArtistShiro: Raw TalentSigrun: Loyal ProtectorSilas: Loyal KnightSirius: Mysterious KnightSubaki: Perfect ExpertSully: Crimson KnightSumia: Maid of FlowersTana: Winged PrincessTanith: Forthright HeartThea: Stormy FlierValbar: Open and HonestValter: Dark MoonstoneXander: Spring Prince


This list may be incomplete.
Event Hero Challenge, clear either of the following with an S rank: Targeted Elimination Lv. 21 Soldier, Ally Rescue Lv. 28 Xander*Grief, clear Gold Rush Lv. 18 Pegasus Knight with an S rank*


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Iron Lance --
Japanese てつのやり
Iron lance
Spanish L de hierro Iron lance
(Latin America)
Lanza hierro Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Lance fer Iron Lance
German Eisenlanze Iron Lance
Italian Lc. ferro Iron lance
Dutch IJzeren lans Iron Lance
Simplified Chinese 铁枪
Traditional Chinese 鐵槍


See also

Basic lances Broken LanceBronze LanceBroomCamus's PikeCrescent SickleDraug's LanceEffie's LanceEmblem LanceEphraim's LnceFinn's LanceFlycatcherGant's LanceGlass LanceGreat LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceKiller LanceLanceLaundry PoleLogLong LanceRoderick's LanceRusted LanceShort LanceSigurd's LanceSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel GreatlanceSteel LanceTraining Lance
Lances with secondary effects AstraAxereaverBeast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBright LanceClair's LanceClive's LanceDarkness LanceDragonpikeDragonspearDuma's LanceEmperor LanceFernand's LanceHeavy SpearHexlock SpearKriemhildLaguz LanceLunaMaster LanceQuick LanceRhomphaiaRidersbaneSaunionSolStickSuperior LanceTrainee's LanceVenin LanceWayward LanceXander's Lance
Magic-based lances Arrow of IndraFlame LanceLance of LightShockstick
Ranged lances Iron JavelinJavelinMiniature LancePeri's LanceShort SpearSilver JavelinSpearSteel Javelin
Regalia and personal lances AreadbharBrave LanceDragonpikeGáe BolgGradivusGungnirLance of RuinMaltetReginleifRex HastaScythe of SarielSpear of AssalSiegmundVidofnirWing SpearWishblade
Lance skills in Heroes
Basic lance skills Iron LanceKiller Lance / Slaying LanceSapphire LanceSilver LanceSteel Lance
Lance skills with secondary effects Barrier LanceBerkut's LanceBrave LanceCarrot LanceCasa BlancaDeft HarpoonFiresweep LanceFirst BiteFlashing CarrotHarmonic LanceHeavy Spear / Slaying SpearIt's Curtains...Lofty BlossomsLuncheon LanceReprisal LanceRidersbaneShell LanceTannenboom!VanguardWagasa
Regalia and personal lance skills Bright NaginataBull SpearCordelia's LanceCursed LanceDauntless LanceDaybreak LanceFensalirFlorina's LanceGáe BolgGeirskögulGolden NaginataGradivusHinoka's SpearKnightly LanceKriemhildLeiptrLordly LanceLoyal GreatlanceMaltetMirage FeatherNinis's Ice LanceNoble LanceOboro's SpearPanther LancePeri's LancePrized LanceReginleifRhomphaiaSable LanceScythe of SarielShanna's LanceSiegmundSol LanceSteady LanceVerðandiVidofnirWhitewing LanceWhitewing Spear
Other lance skills Umbra Burst
Lances in Warriors
Basic lances Brave LanceBronze LanceHero LanceIron LanceSilver LanceSteel Lance
Lances with secondary effects Acceleration LanceAmped LanceArmorbane LanceAxebane LanceAxereaverBlessed LanceBolster LanceBowbane LanceClawbane LanceConduit LanceDragonbane LanceDragonpikeElite LanceFlycatcherGencross LanceGenpeer LanceHeavy SpearHorseslayerLancebane LanceLegendary LanceStatflip LanceSwordbane LanceTomebane Lance
Regalia and personal lances Cordelia's LanceHinoka's SpearOboro's SpearWing Spear