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Iron Sword

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Iron Sword

FESK Iron Sword.png
Artwork of an iron sword from the TCG.

An affordable sword that is easy to wield.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Iron Sword (Japanese: 鉄の剣 Iron Sword) is the most basic sword-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series. It is not very powerful, and has no special powers or qualities whatsoever. However, it is cheap, durable, easy to find and easy to wield, making it a useful resource at the beginning of any journey. It is also fairly light, making it relatively easy for characters to strike twice with it per turn. The Iron Sword has appeared in every Fire Emblem game to date, with the exception of Fire Emblem Gaiden.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Is nes01 sword.png Sword: 2 5 2 100 0 1 42 320 -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 iron sword.png Sword: 1 5 2 90 0 1 42 420 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 iron sword.png SNESRankSword.png C 6 3 80 -- 1 50 1000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 iron sword.png SNESRankSword.png E 6 6 70 0 1 40 2200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba iron sword.png GBARankSword.gif E 5 5 85 0 1 46 460 1 --
Fire Emblem Is gba iron sword.png GBARankSword.gif E 5 5 90 0 1 46 460 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba iron sword.png GBARankSword.gif E 5 5 90 0 1 46 460 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn iron sword.png GCNRankSword.gif E 3 5 100 5 1 35 560 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii iron sword.png WiiRankSword.png D 6 7 90 0 1 50 500 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds iron sword.png DSRankSword.png E 5 4 100 0 1 40 400 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds iron sword.png FE12RankSword.png E 5 -- 100 0 1 40 400 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds iron sword.png 3DSRankSword.png D 5 -- 95 0 1 40 520  ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 sword.png 3DSRankSword.png D 6 -- 90 0 1 -- 1000  ? --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 iron sword.png FE15RankSword.png 2 0 90 0 1 -- -- -- Skills: Wrath Strike, Windsweep
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 6 -- -- 0 1 -- 50 SP -- --


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory CaedaJagenCainAbelDraugOgmaJulianRosheaVylandRickardRaddXane
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 24

Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: CaedaJagenCainAbelOgmaJulianRosheaVylandRickardRaddXane
Book 2: CecilLukeRoderickCatriaPallaJulianSiriusCaedaRickardCainXane
Armory Book 1: Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 6Chapter 8Chapter 11Chapter 13Chapter 16Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 15

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: AlecArdenDew
Second Generation: Delmud/TristanLeifNanna/Janne
Vendor Second Generation: Chapter 6 (up to ×3)

Thracia 776

Inventory LeifFinnBrightonMachyuaKainAlva
Armory Chapter 6Chapter 10Chapter 14

The Binding Blade

Inventory MarcusAlenLanceDekeChadAstoreCath
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 13Chapter 17 (Ilia route)Chapter 17 (Sacae route)Chapter 18 (Sacae route)Chapter 19 (Sacae route)Chapter 20 (Ilia route)Chapter 23

Fire Emblem

Inventory Lyn's tale: LynKentMatthew
Eliwood's tale: LowenMatthewKent*Sain*
Hector's tale: LowenMarcusMatthewKent*Sain*
Dropped by Lyn's tale: Chapter 5, enemy Brigand
Armory Lyn's tale: Chapter 3Chapter 8
Eliwood's tale: Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 20 • Chapter 23 (both versions) • Chapter 27Chapter 29x
Hector's Story: Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 29Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory FranzColmKyle
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Bonewalker*Wight*
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 5Chapter 9 (Eirika's route)Chapter 10 (Ephraim's route)Chapter 17IdeSerafew

Path of Radiance

Inventory Ike (up to ×4) • Mia
Dropped by Chapter 1, enemy Myrmidon
Shop Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12*Chapter 13Chapter 14*Chapter 15Chapter 16*Chapter 17Chapter 18*Chapter 19Chapter 20*Chapter 21*Chapter 23*Chapter 24*Chapter 25*Chapter 27*Final Chapter*

Radiant Dawn

Inventory EdwardMegLuciaIke
Shop Part 1: Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Final Chapter
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

Shadow Dragon

Inventory MarthFreyAbelCainJagenOgmaJulianWolfRosheaRickardAthenaRaddXane
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 12Chapter 24

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Kris*LukeAthena*ArranJulianSiriusRickard*Feena*Navarre*
Dropped by Prologue 7A, enemy MercenaryPrologue 7B, enemy MyrmidonChapter 5, enemy ThiefChapter 7, enemy Thief
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 15Chapter 19


Inventory Gaius*Olivia
Dropped by Chapter 2, enemy Mercenary
Armory Border PassBreakneck PassBorder WastesThe FarfortSage's Hamlet
Merchant (Anna)* SouthtownWest of YlisstolThe NorthroadThe Longfort
Merchant (SpotPass) ClairEdwardEirikaFeeFlorinaLeonardoNannaShannaSoren


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory All campaigns: Sophie
Nohr campaign only: LeoSiegbertSilasSoleil
Nohr and neutral campaigns only: SelenaPeri
Dropped by Neutral: Chapter 10, enemy Mercenary
Armory Nohr: All levels (no limit)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Villages The Pirate Throne: Treasure Vault
Dropped by The Astral Temple: At random from certain enemies
Chest Thieves' Shrine: Main Area
Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (5.11%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (5.11%)
Forging Compatible Rusted Swords (10S)


Units AlfonseAlmAthenaBlack KnightCaedaCainChromCorrin (male) • DraugEirikaEldiganElinciaEliwoodFirGrayHanaHinataIkeLaslowLloydLon'quLucinaLukeLynKarelMasked MarthMarthNavarreOgmaOliviaPallaRoy (normal and brave) • RyomaSaberSelenaSeliphSethStahlTobinXanderZephiel

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Iron Sword --
Japanese てつのつるぎ
Iron Sword
Spanish E de hierro Iron sword
(Latin America)
Espada hierro Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Épée fer Iron sword
German Eisenschwert Iron sword
Italian Sp. ferro Iron sword



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 SpathaMaster SwordNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordTrainerTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier SwordBerserk EdgeBlessed SwordBrave SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLoptyr SwordMaster SwordMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerShield SwordSilence EdgeSleep EdgeSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWingslayerWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLight BrandLightning SwordRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlagi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague KattiYato
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling EdgeKilling Edge+Ruby SwordRuby Sword+Silver SwordSilver Sword+Slaying EdgeSlaying Edge+Steel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects ArmorslayerArmorslayer+Brave SwordBrave Sword+Wo DaoWo Dao+ZanbatoZanbato+
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiBinding BladeBlazing DurandalDurandalEckesachsFalchionFólkvangrMystletainnRagnellRaijintoRegal BladeSiegfriedSieglindeSol KattiTyrfingYato