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|Icon of the Practice Axe from Path of Radiance.|
An axe used for training. It deals no real damage, and it does not wear down with use.
The Practice Axe (Japanese: 訓練用の斧 Training Axe) is a weak axe exclusive to Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance's Prologue. Characterised as a simple axe designed to be safe for training, it appears only in the Prologue's training sequences in Boyd's possession, and does not resurface for the rest of the game.
Path of Radiance
||Exclusively used by Boyd in the Prologue; he does not retain it upon recruitment.
- Despite its description's claim that it "deals no real damage", the Practice Axe is actually statistically equal or superior to the Iron Axe in every respect save its inability to deal critical hits.
- The French, German, and Italian translations of Path of Radiance rename the Practice Axe "bronze axe", likely because the Practice Axe is internally known by the game by the file name "BRONZEAXE". This matches the Bronze Axe that would be introduced in the next game, and the Practice Axe and the Radiant Dawn Bronze Axe even share the same inability to inflict critical hits.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
||Practice axe. Abbreviated to H práctica in gameplay for space reasons.
||Bronze axe. Abbreviated to Hache-bron. in gameplay for space reasons.
||Bronze axe. Abbreviated to As. bronzo in gameplay for space reasons.