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Steel Axe

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Steel Axe

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance

FESK Steel Axe.png
Artwork of a steel axe from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

A weighty but more powerful axe.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Steel Axe (Japanese: 鋼の斧 Steel Axe) is a fairly common axe in the Fire Emblem series, appearing in every game of the series except Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. More powerful than its sword and lance counterparts, it can be a deadly weapon in the hands of the correct character; its substantial weight and low accuracy usually mar its high might and good duration.


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 -- Axe: 2 9 9 70 0 1 31 550 -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 steel axe.png Axe: 2 11 9 70 0 1 30 600 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 steel axe.png SNESRankAxe.png B 18 18 70 0 1 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 steel axe.png SNESRankAxe.png D 13 15 55 0 1 25 1,700 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba steel axe.png Axe E 11 15 50 0 1 30 360 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba steel axe.png Axe E 11 15 65 0 1 30 360 2 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba steel axe.png Axe E 11 15 65 0 1 30 360 2 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn steel axe.png GCNRankAxe.gif E 11 15 65 0 1 35 420 2 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii steel axe.png WiiRankAxe.png C 11 15 75 0 1 40 640 3 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds steel axe.png DSRankAxe.png D 10 10 70 0 1 35 700 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds steel axe.png FE12RankAxe.png D 10 -- 70 0 1 35 700 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 steel axe.png Axes C 11 -- 70 0 1 35 980 ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 axe.png Axes/Clubs C 12 -- 65 0 1 -- 2,000 ? Avoid -5
Ability to double attack -3
Sells for 750 gold
Three Houses Is ns01 axe.png Axes D 11 12 65 0 1 55 980 ? --

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 axe+.png Axes D 13 12 65 0 1 60 1,470 ? --

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 axe.png 2★ 8 -- -- -- 1 -- 100 SP -- --
Warriors -- C 40 -- -- -- -- Infinite 3,000 -- --


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory BarstDarros
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 20

Mystery of the Emblem

Armory Book 1: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 7Chapter 11Chapter 13Chapter 16

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory Second Generation: JohanJohalva
Vendor First Generation: Chapter 1
Second Generation: Chapter 7

Thracia 776

Inventory MartyBrighton
Armory Chapter 8

The Binding Blade

Inventory LotGeese*EchidnaGarret
Armory Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 10AChapter 11BChapter 14Chapter 17BChapter 19BChapter 20AChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Eliwood's tale: DorcasDart
Hector's tale: Dart
Armory Eliwood's tale: Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 20 • Chapter 23 (both versions) • Chapter 29x
Hector's tale: Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 21 • Chapter 24 (both versions) • Chapter 25Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by
Treasure Tower of Valni Floor 6, north chest*Lagdou Ruins Floor 3, south chest*
Armory Chapter 5Chapter 9AChapter 10BChapter 17IdeSerafewPort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Inventory Titania
Dropped by Chapter 2, enemy FighterChapter 4, enemy Fighter*
Steal Chapter 16, enemy FighterChapter 18, enemy Warrior, enemy Axe Knight (reinforcement), enemy Fighter (Hard only)Chapter 21, enemy WarriorChapter 22, enemy WarriorChapter 25, enemy WarriorChapter 28, enemy Warrior
Armory Chapter 8Chapter 9 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 10Chapter 11 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 12Chapter 13 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 14Chapter 15 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 16Chapter 17 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 18Chapter 19 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 20Chapter 21 (Hard only)Chapter 22Chapter 23 (Hard only)Chapter 24Chapter 25 (Hard only)Chapter 26Chapter 27 (Hard only)Chapter 28 (Hard only)Endgame

Radiant Dawn

Inventory NolanJillHaarBoyd
Treasure Part 2: Chapter 1, village
Shop Part 1: Chapter 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 BarstDarros
Armory Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 6Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 13Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 21Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Cecil*Barst*Jake • All four Legion clones*
Dropped by Chapter 2, enemy LumelChapter 9, enemy DracoknightChapter 11, enemy BarbarianChapter 15, enemy Fighter
Armory Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 15Chapter 19Online Shop*


Inventory ChercheGeromeMorgan*
Dropped by Chapter 7, enemy Vasto
Armory Plegia Castle CourtyardValm HarborThe Twins' HideoutWyvern Valley
Merchant (Anna)* Arena FeroxBorder PassYlisstolBreakneck PassBorder SandsThe FarfortThe Twins' TurfPeaceful Village
Merchant (SpotPass) BoeyJamkeLuteMiaMoulderRaighSerraSophiaTitaniaUlsterZihark


Inventory Conquest: Gunter*
Conquest and Revelation: CamillaCharlotte
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 18, enemy Oni ChieftainChapter 19, enemy Hero
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 1) • Levels 2 and 3 (no limit)

Three Houses

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Steel Axe

Inventory AloisGilbert
Dropped by Chapter 10 Mission, enemy Armored Knight*The Sleeping Sand Legend, enemy Wyvern Lord
Quests Chapter 4, "Only the Bold" • Chapter 6, "No Stone Unturned"
Armory Available to purchase after gaining access to the Marketplace in Chapter 1(Limit: 3 per month*)
Forging Iron Axe (6 Smithing Stones, 390G, D+ Professor Level).

Steel Axe+

Tournament reward Chapter 6
Forging Steel Axe (10 Smithing Stones, 590G, D+ Professor Level).

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Unobtainable Wielded only by enemy units


Units Alfonse: Spring PrinceAmelia: Rose of the WarAnna: CommanderAnnette: OverachieverArthur: Hapless HeroAzura: Celebratory SpiritAzura: Lady of BalladsBartre: Fearless WarriorBarst: The HatchetBeruka: Quiet AssassinCamilla: Bewitching BeautyCherche: Wyvern FriendChrom: Gifted LeaderChrom: Spring ExaltDorcas: Pumpkin SmasherDorcas: Serene WarriorEchidna: Unyielding IdealistEdelgard: The FutureEphraim: Sacred Twin LordFelicia: Off the MenuFir: Student of SpringFlame Emperor: Bringer of WarFrederick: Polite KnightGerik: Desert TigerGerome: Masked RiderGreil: Heroic ExemplarGunter: Inveterate SoldierHaar: Black TempestHawkeye: Desert GuardianHector: General of OstiaHector: Just Here to FightHector: Marquess of OstiaHelbindi: Savage ScourgeHilda: Idle MaidenIke: Brave MercenaryInnes: Flawless FormLegion: Masked ManiacLibra: Fetching FriarLinus: Mad DogLissa: Pure JoyMarth: Altean GroomMichalis: Ambitious KingMinerva: Red DragoonNarcian: Wyvern GeneralOsian: Scolded SoldierRaven: Peerless FighterRoss: His Father's SonSheena: Princess of GraSurtr: Ruler of FlameTiki: Summering ScionTitania: Mighty MercenaryWalhart: The ConquerorYlgr: Breaking the IceXander: Student Swimmer


This list may be incomplete.
Event Invisible Ties, clear Timed Onslaught Lv. 62 Space-Time Distortion with an S rank • Noble Lady of Caelin, clear any of the following with any rank: Shadow Elimination Lv. 50 Fighter, Targeted Elimination Lv. 50 Myrmidon, Pincer Escape Lv. 41 MyrmidonTogether to the End, clear any of the following with any rank: Pincer Escape Lv. 41 Fighter, Timed Attack Lv. 41 Mage, Fort Siege Lv. 30 MyrmidonKnorda Market, clear Ally Rescue Lv. 24 Archer with any rank

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? ??
Path of Radiance A sturdy axe with a good edge. It is
slightly difficult to wield.
Radiant Dawn A well-made axe of moderate power.
It is a bit difficult to wield.
Shadow Dragon A weighty but more powerful axe. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening More powerful than its iron brother. ??
Fates Makes follow-up attacks more difficult to
perform (-3 effective Spd).
Three Houses
(Steel Axe)
A weighty steel axe that deals significant blows. 重いが威力を高めた斧
Three Houses
(Steel Axe+)
A reinforced steel axe made strong and
remade stronger.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Steel Axe --
Japanese はがねのおの
Steel Axe
Spanish Hacha acero Steel axe
French Hache acier Steel axe
German Stahlaxt Steel Axe
Italian Ascia acciaio Steel axe
Korean 강철의 도끼 Steel axe
Simplified Chinese 钢斧 Steel axe
Traditional Chinese 鋼斧 Steel axe


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
Axe skills in Heroes
Basic axe skills Emerald AxeIron AxeKiller Axe / Slaying AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Axe skills with secondary effects Ardent ServiceBeach BannerBrave AxeCarrot AxeFaithful AxeFiresweep AxeGiant SpoonGuard AxeHack-o'-LanternHagoitaHammer / Slaying HammerHandbellLegion's AxeLilith FloatieMelon CrusherPoleaxeRearguardSack o' GiftsShoreline RakeWo Gùn
Regalia and personal axe skills ArmadsArthur's AxeAxe of VirilityBasilikosBeruka's AxeBun-Bun BatonBýleistrCamilla's AxeCherche's AxeCrusherDevil AxeDraconic PoleaxEldhrímnirFrederick's AxeFreikugelGarmGlitnirGrado PoleaxGuardian's AxeHauteclereHel ScytheInveterate AxeMirage AxeNóatúnRinkah's ClubScepter of LoveSinmaraStout TomahawkUrðrUrvanVictorious AxeVougeWolf Berg
Other axe skills Umbra Burst
Axes in Warriors
Basic axes Brave AxeBronze AxeHero AxeIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Axes with secondary effects Acceleration AxeAmped AxeArmorbane AxeAxebane AxeBlessed AxeBolster AxeBowbane AxeClawbane AxeConduit AxeDragon AxeDragonbane AxeElite AxeGencross AxeGenpeer AxeHalberdHammerLancebane AxeLegendary AxeStatflip AxeSwordbane AxeSwordreaverTomebane AxeVolant Axe
Regalia and personal axes Frederick's AxeCamilla's AxeHauteclereLissa's Axe