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Not to be confused with the Iron Javelin, Steel Javelin, or Silver Javelin.


Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance

FESK Javelin.png
Artwork of a Javelin from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

A throwing spear used to attack enemies indirectly.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Javelin (Japanese: 手槍 Hand Spear) is a ranged lance which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and appears in every game in the main Fire Emblem series. It is the most basic and common of the throwing lances, able to attack at both close and distant range. However, in exchange for this uncommon advantage among lances, it is more difficult to use than basic, close-range lances such as the Iron Lance, typically being slightly weaker, much less accurate, and more difficult if not impossible to use to double-attack.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- Lance: 3 7 6 70 0 1-2 22 600 -- --
Gaiden Is nes02 lance.png Lance: -- 3 2 70 0 1-2 -- -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 javelin.png Lance: 3 8 20 70 0 1-2 20 600 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 javelin.png SNESRankLance.png C 12 18 60 0 1-2 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 javelin.png SNESRankLance.png D 6 12 50 0 1-2 20 1,200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba javelin.png GBARankLance.gif E 6 11 55 0 1-2 20 400 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba javelin.png GBARankLance.gif E 6 11 65 0 1-2 20 400 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba javelin.png GBARankLance.gif E 6 11 65 0 1-2 20 400 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn javelin.png GCNRankLance.gif E 6 11 60 0 1-2 23 500 1 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii javelin.png WiiRankLance.png D 7 11 65 0 1-2 20 600 2 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds javelin.png DSRankLance.png D 7 7 70 0 1-2 30 750 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds javelin.png FE12RankLance.png D 3 -- 70 0 1-2 30 750 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 javelin.png Lances D 2 -- 80 0 1-2 25 700 -- --
Fates Is 3ds02 lance.png Lances/Naginata D 6 -- 75 -- 1-2 Infinite 1,800 -- Cannot inflict critical hits, trigger offensive skills, or double attack.
+5 to enemy's ability to double attack.
Sells for 650 gold.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 javelin.png FE15RankLance.png 3 2 70 0 1-2 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 20 -- --
Three Houses Is ns01 lance.png Lances D 2 8 80 0 1-2 30 700 ? --

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 D 3 8 80 0 1-2 40 1,050 ? --


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory AbelMinerva
Dropped by Chapter 11, enemy Cavalier
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 9


Inventory Palla

Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: AbelMinerva
Book 2: LukeMatthis
Dropped by Book 1: Chapter 9, enemy Cavalier
Armory Book 1: Chapter 1Chapter 4Chapter 6Chapter 13
Book 2: Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 15Chapter 17Endgame-1

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: Quan
Second Generation: Oifey
Vendor First Generation: Chapter 1
Second Generation: Chapter 9 (up to ×2)

Thracia 776

Treasure Chapter 4, chest
Capture and steal Chapter 1, enemy Soldier(×3) • Chapter 4, enemy Armored Lance(×2), enemy Soldier(×15,reinforcement) • Chapter 4x, enemy SoldierChapter 5, enemy Soldier(×4) • Chapter 7, enemy Soldier(×4,reinforcement), enemy Cavalier(×8,reinforcement), enemy EisenauChapter 9, enemy Armored Lance(×2), enemy Soldier(×2), enemy MerlockChapter 10, enemy Soldier(×5) • Chapter 11x, enemy Soldier(×25) • Chapter 13, enemy Armored Lance(×9), enemy Soldier(×5) • Chapter 14, enemy Armored Lance(×6), enemy Dragon Knight(×3,reinforcement), enemy McCloyChapter 16A, enemy Soldier(×3), enemy Cavalier(×8,reinforcement) • Chapter 17A, enemy Armored Lance(×5), enemy Soldier(×5), enemy Pegasus Rider(×7,reinforcement) • Chapter 17B, enemy Armored Lance(×3), enemy Cavalier(×6) • Chapter 18, enemy Soldier(×16) • Chapter 19, enemy Lance Knight(×21,reinforcement) • Chapter 21, enemy Dragon Rider(×7), enemy Seimetol, enemy Soldier(×12,reinforcement) • Chapter 21x, enemy Soldier(×40,reinforcement) • Chapter 23, enemy Coulter

The Binding Blade

Inventory GwendolynLanceShannaTheaTrecZelotsZeiss
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 4Chapter 7Chapter 10BChapter 11AChapter 13Chapter 17AChapter 18BChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Eliwood's Tale: LowenOswinKent*FlorinaFioraHeath
Hector's Tale: OswinKent*FlorinaFioraHeathFarina
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 VanessaFordeTana*Syrene
Dropped by
Treasure Chapter 3, chest
Chapter 9AChapter 10B
(World map)
IdePort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Inventory Marcia
Dropped by Chapter 4, enemy Maijin
Treasure Chapter 10, chest
Armory Chapter 8*Chapter 9Chapter 10*Chapter 11*Chapter 12Chapter 13*Chapter 14*Chapter 15Chapter 16*Chapter 17*Chapter 18*Chapter 19*Chapter 20*Chapter 21*Chapter 22*Chapter 23*Chapter 24*Chapter 26Chapter 28*Endgame*

Radiant Dawn

Inventory AranTauroneoFionaMarciaHaar
Treasure Part 2: Chapter 1, village
Armory 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
Bargains Part 1: Chapter 4Chapter 6-1Chapter 8Chapter 9Endgame

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Abel
Dropped by Chapter 1, enemy Cavalier
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 20Chapter 22Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Main story: CatriaMatthisCaedaFreyCainDolphMichalis
Fall of the Palace: DolphMacellan
Red Dragoon: CatriaEst
The Beginning: Belf
Wind and Thunder: Michalis
By the Sword: Caeda
Dropped by Chapter 15, enemy Knight
Armory Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 21Online shop*


Inventory KellamCordelia
Dropped by Chapter 9, enemy Soldier
Armory Breakneck PassThe MidmireThe SearoadPlegia CastleThe Twins' TurfVerdant Forest


Inventory Birthright: Silas
Conquest: Gunter (Chapter 15 re-appearance only)IgnatiusSiegbert
Revelation: PeriSilasIgnatiusSiegbert
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 10, enemy Cavalier
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 2) • Level 2 (limit 5) • Level 3 (limit 10)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Inventory Palla
Villages Grieth's Citadel: Dungeon 1
Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (1.82%), Medium pots (2.82%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (1.82%), Medium pots (2.82%)
Forging Steel Lance (100S, ★★)

Three Houses

This list may be incomplete.


Armory Available to purchase after gaining access to the Marketplace in Chapter 1(Limit: 3 per month*)


Forging Javelin (6 Smithing Stones, 420G, D+ Professor Level).

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Inventory Macellan, Belf

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

The Javelin is a common skill in Fire Emblem Cipher, found on some lance-wielding cards. Characters who have cards with a Javelin include Caeda, Catria, Shanna, Nephenee, Cordelia, and Emma. The skill has the same effect on all of these cards: until the end of the player's turn, the unit's range is increased to 1-2.

Flavor text

Game Text
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light ?? ??
Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
The Binding Blade ?? 間接攻撃も可能な投げ槍
The Blazing Blade Doubles as ranged attack. 間接攻撃も可能な投げ槍
The Sacred Stones Doubles as ranged attack. 間接攻撃も可能な投げ槍
Path of Radiance A lance that can be thrown at distant
enemies. It's a little difficult to wield.
Radiant Dawn The most common of throwing spears. It can be
used for direct and indirect combat.
Shadow Dragon A throwing spear used to attack enemies indirectly. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening A weak throwing spear used
for indirect attacks.
Fates Weak to follow-ups (-5 eff. Spd). Cannot
crit, trigger offensive skills, or follow up.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A type of throwing lance. ??
Three Houses
A basic ranged lance that can be thrown at
distant enemies.
Three Houses
This reinforced javelin has significant stopping
power when thrust or thrown at enemies.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Javelin --
Hand Lance Used in the Fire Emblem Gaiden fan translation.
Japanese 手槍 Romanized as HANDSPEAR in its internal file name in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Shadow Dragon, and New Mystery. Games prior to Path of Radiance spell the name entirely in hiragana as てやり.
Spanish Jabalina Javelin
French Javelot Javelin
German Langspeer Long spear
Italian Giavellotto Javelin
Dutch Speer Javelin
Korean 투척창
Simplified Chinese 投枪 Throwing spear
Traditional Chinese 投槍 Throwing spear



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