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Lance

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This article is about the weapon type. For other uses, see Lance (disambiguation).
Lances in the Fire Emblem series

Lances (Japanese: Lance) are a type of weapon in the Fire Emblem series. In the weapon triangle, they are more effective against swords and less effective against axes. They are generally the most balanced of the three, with average strength and accuracy.

In Fire Emblem Fates, their Hoshidan counterpart is called the naginata (Japanese: 薙刀 naginata). They are almost exactly the same as lances and share a weapon level, differentiated by the effect of that, when equipped, they increase the wielder's defense and resistance by 1, and, on average, they have lower might.

Lances in the Fire Emblem series by type


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Basic lances

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Lance ? --
Bronze Lance ? --
Slim Lance --
Iron Lance --
Steel Lance --
Silver Lance --
Brass Naginata ? --
Iron Naginata ? --
Steel Naginata ? --
Silver Naginata ? --
Training Lance ? --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Greatlances

Greatlances (Japanese: 長槍 Spear) are a variation on the standard iron, steel and silver lances featured only in Radiant Dawn. Characterised as larger and heavier lances, they possess greater power than their basic counterparts at the expense of greater weight and lower hit.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Iron Greatlance --
Steel Greatlance --
Silver Greatlance --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Critical weapons

A small number of lances possess a high crit, allowing for significantly greater critical hit chance.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Killer Lance --
Astra ? Also restores 5 HP each turn while equipped.
Camus's Pike ? --
Miniature Lance ? --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Effective lances

A number of lances deal bonus damage to enemies.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Ridersbane Effective against mounted units.
Blessed Lance ? Effective against monster units.
Maltet ? Effective against dragon units.
Heavy Spear ? Effective against armored units.
Bright Lance ? Effective against monster units. Exclusive to one Japanese event distribution.
Reginleif ? Effective against armored and mounted units. Ephraim's personal weapon, an equivalent to the Rapier.
Siegmund ? Effective against monster units. Ephraim only. +5 strength when equipped.
Vidofnir ? Effective against monster units. +5 defense when equipped.
Dragonspear ? Effective against dragon units.
Laguz Lance ? Effective against Laguz units.
Flame Lance Effective against beast Laguz. Deals magical damage based on Mag.
Dragonpike ? Effective against dragon units.
Wing Spear ? Effective against mounted and armored units. Caeda only.
Flycatcher ? Effective against flying units.
Beast Killer ? Effective against mounted and Taguel units.
Spear of Assal ? Effective against mounted units.
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Ranged lances

In the majority of games, at least one lance exists that allows its wielder to attack from 1-2 range. These are usually throwable spears, though Path of Radiance features the magic-based Flame Lance.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Javelin --
Short Spear ? --
Spear 2 range only in Fates.
Gradivus ? May be used as an item to restore HP.
Darkness Lance ? Unused.
Gáe Bolg ? Not a ranged weapon in Genealogy of the Holy War and Awakening. Unused in Thracia 776.
Master Lance Brave weapon.
Flame Lance Effective against beast Laguz. Deals magical damage based on Mag.
Wishblade ? +3 luck when equipped.
Miniature Lance ? --
Iron Javelin ? Enemy-only
Steel Javelin ? Enemy-only
Silver Javelin ? Enemy-only
Iron Nageyari ? Enemy-only
Steel Nageyari ? Enemy-only
Silver Nageyari ? Enemy-only
Saunion ? Range 2-3.
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Magic lances

Magic lances are a rare type of lance whose attacks are fuelled by the unit's Magic and target the enemy's Resistance.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Flame Lance Effective against beast Laguz.
Shockstick ? --
Bolt Naginata ? --
Arrow of Indra ? --
Lance of Light ? Enemy-only
Lance of Light+ ? Enemy-only
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Character's lances

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, and Fates contain a number of themed lances named for individual characters, but are not locked specifically to them. In New Mystery of the Emblem and Awakening, all of these sell for significantly less gold than their purchase price.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Gant's Lance ? --
Roderick's Lance ? --
Draug's Lance ? --
Camus's Pike ? --
Finn's Lance ? +2 defense, +2 luck when equipped.
Ephraim's Lance ? +2 strength, +2 speed when equipped.
Sigurd's Lance ? --
Xander's Lance ? --
Effie's Lance ? --
Peri's Lance ? --
Hinoka's Spear ? --
Subaki's Pike ? --
Oboro's Spear ? --
Fernand's Lance ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Clair's Lance ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Clive's Lance ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Regalia and personal lances

These lances are personal weapons usable exclusively by select units, and powerful sacred weapons typically procured toward the game's end.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Gradivus ? May be used as an item to restore HP.
Gungnir ? Cannot be obtained by the player in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
Gáe Bolg ? +10 strength, +10 skill, +10 defense when equipped*/+5 defense +5 when equipped*.
Brave Lance ? Brave weapon. Finn's personal weapon in Thracia 776 only.
Dragonpike ? Deen only. Brave weapon. Grants Vantage when equipped.
Maltet ? Effective against dragon units.
Rex Hasta ? --
Reginleif ? Effective against armored and mounted units. Ephraim's personal weapon, an equivalent to the Rapier.
Siegmund ? Effective against monster units. Ephraim only. +5 strength when equipped.
Vidofnir ? Effective against monster units. +5 defense when equipped.
Wishblade ? +3 luck when equipped.
Wing Spear ? Effective against mounted and armored units. Caeda only.
Waterwheel ? +5 defense, +5 resistance, +20 dodge when equipped. Only Spear Masters may acquire requisite weapon level.
Kriemhild ? --
Areadbhar --
Lance of Ruin ? --
Lúin --
Spear of Assal ? Effective against mounted units.
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Miscellaneous lances

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Luna ? Restores 5 HP each turn, and negates enemy's terrain bonus*/Grants Luna when equipped*.
Sol ? Restores 5HP each turn while equipped.
Broken Lance ? --
Brave Lance Brave weapon. Finn only in Thracia 776.
Venin Lance ? Inflicts poison status on enemy.
Short Lance ? Enemy-only
Long Lance ? --
Great Lance ? --
Axereaver ? Reverses weapon triangle and doubles its effects.
Emblem Lance ? --
Laundry Pole ? --
Glass Lance ? --
Quick Lance ? Brave weapon.
Log ? --
Superior Lance ? Grants Lancebreaker when equipped.
Broom ? --
Stick ? --
Hexlock Spear ? --
Venge Naginata ? --
Swordcatcher ? Grants Swordbreaker when equipped.
Dual Naginata ? Reverses the weapon triangle.
Guard Naginata ? --
Bamboo Pole ? --
Pine Branch ? --
Raider Naginata ? --
Duma's Lance ? --
Emperor Lance ? --
Rhomphaia ? --
Rusted Lance ? --
Trainee's Lance ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Wayward Lance ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Crescent Sickle ? --
Lance of Zoltan ? --
A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Classes capable of using lances

There are 48 different classes which, at some point in the series, have been able to wield lances.

Class Wields lances in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16 FE17
Cavalier ? Only when mounted in Mystery of the Emblem and Thracia 776.
Paladin ? Only when mounted in Mystery of the Emblem and Thracia 776. Male Paladins only in Thracia 776.
Knight ? --
General ? --
Pegasus Knight ? Only when mounted in Mystery of the Emblem and Thracia 776.
Wyvern Rider ? Only when mounted in Mystery of the Emblem and Thracia 776.
Soldier ? --
Baron ? --
Gold Knight ? --
Falcon Knight ? --
Fiend ? --
Hades ? Reclassified as a character in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Emperor ? --
Knight Lord ? --
Master Knight ? --
Lance Knight Only when mounted in Thracia 776.
Duke Knight ? Only when mounted in Thracia 776.
Dragon Rider ? Only when mounted in Thracia 776.
Wyvern Lord ? --
Armored Lance --
Pegasus Rider ? Only when mounted in Thracia 776.
Lord ? Ephraim only in The Sacred Stones.
Great Lord ? Ephraim only in The Sacred Stones. Chrom and Lucina only in Awakening.
Recruit ? --
Great Knight ? --
Wyvern Knight ? --
Bonewalker ? --
Wight ? --
Gargoyle ? --
Deathgoyle ? --
Halberdier ? --
Sentinel ? --
Lance General ? --
Sword General ? --
Marshall ? --
Black Knight ? --
Lance Paladin ? --
Silver Knight ? --
Seraph Knight ? --
Dragonlord ? --
Dark Flier ? --
Villager ? --
Merchant ? --
Conqueror ? --
Bride ? --
Outrealm Class ? Only in StreetPass teams featuring a Bride, if the receiving player does not own Smash Brethren 2.
Lancer ? --
Spear Fighter ? --
Spear Master ? --
Basara ? --
Great Master ? --
Sky Knight ? --
Kinshi Knight ? --
Master of Arms ? --
Dark Falcon ? --
Guardian ? --
Skogul ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Spartan ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Harrier ? Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Commoner ? --
Noble ? --
High Lord ? --
Fortress Knight ? --
Bow Knight ? --
Dark Knight ? --
Holy Knight ? --
Death Knight ? --
Lance Fighter --
A means that the class wields lances in that game, while a indicates the contrary.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Lance

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Japanese

Lance

Spanish

Lanza

Lance

French

Lance

Lance

German

Lanze

Lance

Italian

Lancia

Lance

Dutch

Lans

Lance

Korean

Lance

Simplified Chinese

Lance

Traditional Chinese

Lance

Naginata

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes
English

Naginata

Naginata (literally, "mowing hatchet") are a traditional Japanese polearm consisting of a short, curved blade mounted on a pole with a handguard. They first gained notoriety in the 12th century for their effectiveness against cavalry, but they eventually lost their battlefield relevance and were adopted by noblewomen as defensive weapons. They resemble the European glaives.

Japanese

薙刀

Naginata

Spanish

Naginata

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French

Naginata

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German

Naginata

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Italian

Naginata

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Korean

월도

Gallery

Weapon types
Physical weapons AxeBow (Ballista)GauntletsDaggerLanceSword
Magical weapons Anima (FireThunderWind)Black magicDarkLightStaffTome (Blue tomeColorless tomeGreen tomeRed tome)White magic
Other weapons BreathCrest StoneStrike, beast, and monster weaponsStone
Lances
Basic lances Broken LanceBronze LanceBroomCamus's PikeCrescent SickleDraug's LanceEffie's LanceEmblem LanceEphraim's LanceFinn's LanceFlycatcherGant's LanceGlass LanceGreat LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceKiller LanceLanceLance of ZoltanLaundry 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 LightLance of Light+Piercing Light LanceShockstickThrowing Light Lance
Ranged lances Iron JavelinJavelinMiniature LancePeri's LanceShort SpearSilver JavelinSpearSteel Javelin
Regalia and personal lances AreadbharBrave LanceDragonpikeGáe BolgGradivusGungnirLance of RuinLúinMaltetReginleifRex HastaScythe of SarielSpear of AssalSiegmundVidofnirWing SpearWishblade
Naginata
Basic naginata Bamboo PoleBold NaginataBrass NaginataHinoka's SpearIron NaginataOboro's SpearPine BranchSilver NaginataSteel Naginata
Naginata with secondary effects Dual NaginataGuard NaginataSubaki's PikeRaider NaginataSwordcatcherVenge Naginata
Magic-based naginata Bolt Naginata
Ranged naginata Iron NageyariSilver NageyariSteel Nageyari
Regalia and personal naginata Waterwheel