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Iron Sword

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Iron Sword

FESK Iron Sword.png
Artwork of an iron sword from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

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.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- 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 --
The Blazing Blade 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 5 5 90 0 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 3ds01 iron sword.png Swords D 5 -- 95 0 1 40 520 ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 sword.png Swords/Katanas D 6 -- 90 0 1 -- 1000 ? --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 iron sword.png FE15RankSword.png 2 0 90 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 10 -- Skills: Wrath Strike, Windsweep
Three Houses Is ns01 sword.png Swords E 5 5 90 0 1 40 520 ? --

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 iron sword.png FE15RankSword.png 3 0 90 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Skills: Wrath Strike, Windsweep
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 iron sword.png FE15RankSword.png 4 0 95 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 22 -- Skills: Wrath Strike, Windsweep
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 iron sword.png FE15RankSword.png 5 0 95 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 35 -- Skills: Wrath Strike, Windsweep
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 iron sword.png FE15RankSword.png 6 0 100 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 60 -- Skills: Wrath Strike, Windsweep
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 iron sword.png FE15RankSword.png 8 0 110 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 110 -- Skills: Wrath Strike, Windsweep
Three Houses Is ns01 sword+.png Swords E 6 5 100 0 1 45 780 ? --

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 sword.png 1★ 6 -- -- 0 1 -- 50 SP -- --
Warriors -- D 20 -- -- -- -- Infinite 2,000 -- --
Click "Expand" to view Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE information

The Iron Sword appears as one of Itsuki Aoi's Carnages in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.

Carnage tmsfe iron sword.png
Icon Is tmsfe sword.png
Attack 26
Skills Unity Cost
Is tmsfe elec.png
Is tmsfe moon.png
SIs tmsfe elec.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Is tmsfe moon.png
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Blob Force ×1
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Unholy Temptation ×1
Is tmsfe prestige performa.png 1-Star Prestige ×1
Weaknesses and Resistances
Is tmsfe sword.png -- Is tmsfe lance.png Wk Is tmsfe axe.png Rs Is tmsfe bow.png -- Is tmsfe fire.png Wk
Is tmsfe ice.png -- Is tmsfe elec.png Rs Is tmsfe force.png -- Is tmsfe spirit.png -- Is tmsfe body.png --
No added effect.


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 MarcusAlenLanceDieckChadAstoreCath
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 13Chapter 17AChapter 17AChapter 18BChapter 19BChapter 20BChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Lyn's tale: LynKentMatthew
Eliwood's tale: LowenMatthewKent (Hard only)Sain (Normal only)
Hector's tale: LowenMarcusMatthewKent (Hard only)Sain (Normal only)
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 Tale: Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 29Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory FranzColmKyle
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Bonewalker*Wight*
Treasure Chapter 3, chest
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 5Chapter 9AChapter 10BChapter 17IdeSerafew

Path of Radiance

Inventory Ike (up to ×4) • Mia
Dropped by Chapter 1, enemy Myrmidon
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 19Chapter 20 (Hard only)Chapter 21 (Hard only)Chapter 23 (Hard only)Chapter 24 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 25 (Hard only)Chapter 27-1 (Hard only)Endgame (Easy/Normal only)

Radiant Dawn

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

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Kris*LukeAthena*ArranJulianSiriusRickard*Phina*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


Inventory All campaigns: Sophie
Conquest: LeoSiegbertSilasSoleil
Conquest and Revelation: SelenaPeri
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 10, enemy Mercenary
Armory Dusk Armory: 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)

Three Houses

This list may be incomplete.

Iron Sword

Inventory Anna*BylethFelixManuelaPetra
Event Chapter 7, Defeat Petra in the fishing tournament
Armory Available to purchase after gaining access to the Marketplace in Chapter 1

Iron Sword+

Forging Iron Sword (6 Smithing Stones, 310G, E+ Professor Level).

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Inventory Midia, Minerva, Catria, Roshea, Rickard, Navarre, Malice, Leiden, Belf


Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrAlm: Hero of ProphecyAlm: Imperial AscentAltina: Dawn's TruebladeArden: Strong and ToughAres: Black KnightAstram: Midia's HeroAthena: Borderland SwordAyra: Astra's WielderBartre: Earsome WarriorBlack Knight: Black KnightByleth: Proven ProfessorByleth: Tested ProfessorCaeda: Talys's HeartCain: The BullCamilla: Holiday TravelerCatria: Mild Middle SisterCelica: Imprisoned SoulCelica: Warrior PriestessChrom: Exalted PrinceChrom: Knight ExaltCorrin: Fateful PrinceDraug: Gentle GiantEirika: Graceful ResolveEirika: Restoration LadyEldigan: LionheartElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightEliwood: Knight of LyciaEyvel: Mistress of FianaFiora: Defrosted IlianFir: Sword StudentGray: Wry ComradeGunnthrá: Year's First DreamHana: Focused SamuraiHector: Dressed-Up DuoHelbindi: Seaside ScourgeHinata: Wild SamuraiHríd: Icy BladeHríd: Resolute PrinceIke: Stalwart HeartIke: Vanguard LegendIke: Young MercenaryJoshua: Tempest KingKarel: Sword DemonKarla: Sword VassalKempf: Conniving GeneralLaegjarn: Sheathed SteelLaevatein: Searing SteelLaslow: Dancing DuelistLeif: Prince of LeonsterLene: Yearning DancerLíf: Lethal SwordsmanLloyd: White WolfLon'qu: Solitary BladeLucina: Future WitnessLuke: Rowdy SquireLyn: Lady of the Plains"Marth": Enigmatic BladeMareeta: Sword of StarsMareeta: The Blade's PawnMarisa: Crimson FlashMarth: Altean PrinceMarth: Hero-KingMia: Lady of BladesNavarre: Scarlet SwordOgma: Loyal BladeOlivia: Blushing BeautyOlivia: Sky-High DancerOwain: Chosen OnePalla: Eldest WhitewingPhina: Roving DancerReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Blazing LionRoy: Brave LionRoy: Young LionRutger: Lone SwordsmanRyoma: Peerless SamuraiRyoma: Supreme SamuraiSaber: Driven MercenarySelena: Cutting WitSeliph: Heir of LightSeth: Silver KnightSiegbert: Futrure KingSigrun: Steadfast BrideSigurd: Holy KnightSilvia: Traveling DancerSoleil: Adorable AdorerStahl: Viridian KnightTobin: The Clueless OneXander: Paragon KnightZelgius: Jet-Black GeneralZephiel: The LiberatorZephiel: Winter's Crown


This list may be incomplete.
Event Hero Challenge, clear either of the following with an S rank: Fort Siege Lv. 20 Myrmidon, Arena Lv. 21 Chrom*Land of Gods, clear Gold Rush Lv. 16 Pegasus Knight with an S rank*

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? 扱いやすい手ごろな剣
Path of Radiance A sword possessing high durability but little
power. It is the most common sword.
Radiant Dawn A low-priced blade that's fairly easy to use.
It's the most common sword.
Shadow Dragon An affordable sword that is easy to wield. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening Affordable and easy to wield. ??
Fates A common sword of a common material. ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A sword that's easy to
Three Houses
(Iron Sword)
A standard sword made of iron—simple
but effective.
Three Houses
(Iron Sword+)
Reinforced in the forge's flames, this iron sword
shines with a new brilliance.


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 Espada de hierro Iron sword; abbreviated to E de hierro in Path of Radiance and Shadow Dragon.
(Latin America)
Espada hierro Iron sword; used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Épée fer Iron sword
German Eisenschwert Iron sword
Italian Spada ferro Iron sword; abbreviated to Sp. ferro in Path of Radiance and Shadow Dragon.
Dutch IJzeren zwaard Iron Sword
Korean 철의 검 Iron sword
Simplified Chinese 铁剑 Iron sword
Traditional Chinese 鐵劍 Iron sword


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
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling Edge / Slaying EdgeSilver SwordSteel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects Armorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBellringerBrave SwordCake CutterCarrot CudgelFiresweep SwordGeishunGuard SwordHeart's BladeKadomatsuMelee BouquetPetal ParasolRuby SwordSafeguardSandfort SpadeWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiAstra BladeAudhulmaAyra's BladeBalmungBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBull BladeConcealed BladeConjurer CuriosCreator SwordDark GreatswordDragonbindDurandalEckesachsFalchion (AlmLucina) • FólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerHana's KatanaHikamiHinata's KatanaJubliant BladeLaevateinLaid-Back BladeLarcei's EdgeLaslow's BladeLight BrandMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordRagnellRagnell•AlonditeRaijintoRapierRegal BladeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSelena's BladeShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSolitary BladeTyrfingVassal's BladeVenin EdgeWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato
Other sword skills Umbra Burst
Swords in Warriors
Basic swords Brave SwordBronze SwordHero SwordIron SwordSilver SwordSteel Sword
Swords with secondary effects Acceleration SwordAmped SwordArmorbane SwordArmorslayerAxebane SwordBolster SwordBowbane SwordClawbane SwordConduit SwordDragonbane SwordElite SwordGencross SwordGenpeer SwordLancebane SwordLancereaverLegendary SwordSpirit KatanaStatflip SwordSwordbane SwordTomebane SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbato
Regalia and personal swords Chrom's Training SwordEnlironFacinnaFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • Lady SwordMissiletainnOlivia's BladeRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiWo DaoYato