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Practice Axe

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Practice Axe

Is gcn practice axe.png
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.



First game

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

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.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn practice axe.png GCNRankAxe.gif E 8 4 150 0 1 Infinite 225 1 Cannot inflict critical hits.


Path of Radiance

Unavailable 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
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Practice Axe --
Japanese 訓練用の斧 Training Axe
Spanish Hacha práctica Practice axe. Abbreviated to H práctica in gameplay for space reasons.
French Hache-bronze Bronze axe. Abbreviated to Hache-bron. in gameplay for space reasons.
German Bronzeaxt Bronze axe
Italian Ascia bronzo Bronze axe. Abbreviated to As. bronzo in gameplay for space reasons.



See also

Basic axes AxeAxe of ZoltanBarst's AxeBasilikosBattle AxeBeruka's AxeBordcord AxeBroken AxeBronze AxeEmblem AxeFrying PanGlass AxeHauteclereHector's AxeHit AxeImmortal AxeImposing AxeIron AxeIron PoleaxKiller AxeLadleLegion's AxePractice AxeRusted AxeSilver AxeSilver PoleaxSplitting AxeSteel AxeSteel PoleaxTraining Axe
Axes with secondary effects Arthur's AxeBerserker's AxeBone AxeBrave AxeCamilla's AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeFiendcleaverHammerLaguz AxeMaceMaster AxePoleaxQuick AxeRaider AxeSuperior AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTitania's AxeVengeanceVenin AxeVolant Axe
Magic-based axes Bolt Axe
Ranged axes Hand AxeHatchetIron Star AxeOrsin's HatchetShort AxeSilver Star AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Regalia and personal axes ArmadsAurgelmirAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBölverkCrusherFreikugelGarmHelswathVougeTarvosUrvanWolf BeilWolf Berg