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Steel Blade

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Steel Blade

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

A mighty sword with a large blade. It's hard to handle, and its weight limits consecutive strikes.



First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

The Steel Blade (Japanese: 鋼の大剣 Steel Blade) is an uncommon sword which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is the mid-range member of the blade family of weapons, a series of large, heavy swords which trade the reliability of ordinary swords for sheer power. Compared to its ordinary sword counterpart, the Steel Sword, the Steel Blade typically has improved might in exchange for significantly higher weight, worse accuracy and lower durability. As a result, while it has immense power, units lacking in their speed or constitution stats are greatly weighed down by it and have their avoid and chance of being able to double-attack crippled by its weight.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 steel blade.png SNESRankSword.png A 16 6 60 0 1 50 6,000 -- --
The Binding Blade Is gba steel blade.png GBARankSword.gif C 11 14 60 0 1 25 1,250 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba steel blade.png GBARankSword.gif C 11 14 65 0 1 25 1,250 2 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba steel blade.png GBARankSword.gif C 11 14 65 0 1 25 980 2 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn steel blade.png GCNRankSword.gif C 11 17 75 0 1 35 700 2 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii steel blade.png WiiRankSword.png B 13 17 65 0 1 35 1,400 4 --


Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory Second Generation: Shannan
Armory First Generation: Chapter 2
Second Generation: Chapter 7 *

The Binding Blade

Treasure Chapter 4, village
Armory Chapter 9Chapter 14Chapter 17 (Sacae route)Chapter 19 (Sacae route)Chapter 20 (Ilia route)Chapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Secret shop Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 19
Hector's Tale: Chapter 20

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Gerik
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Wight*
Treasure Tower of Valni Floor 6, north chest*Lagdou Ruins Floor 3, south chest*
Secret shop
Chapter 14AChapter 14B

Path of Radiance

Steal Chapter 10, enemy DanomillChapter 17-4, enemy Paladin (reinforcement) • Chapter 26, enemy Paladin (×2)
Armory Chapter 14*Chapter 15*Chapter 16*Chapter 17*Chapter 18*Chapter 19*Chapter 21Chapter 22*Chapter 25*Chapter 26*Chapter 27*Chapter 28*Endgame*

Radiant Dawn

Dropped by Part 2: Chapter 3, enemy Sword Knight
Armory Part 1: Endgame
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

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The Binding Blade ?? ??
The Blazing Blade ?? ??
The Sacred Stones ?? ??
Path of Radiance ?? ??
Radiant Dawn A mighty sword with a large blade. It's hard to handle, and its weight limits consecutive strikes. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Steel Blade --
Japanese 鋼の大剣 Romanized as STEELBLADE in its internal file name in Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn; literally "steel greatsword".
Spanish • Hoja de acero
• Sable acero
• Steel blade. This weapon is known by this name only in Fire Emblem. Abbreviated to H de acero for space reasons.
• Steel saber. This weapon is known by this name in every game except Fire Emblem.
French Lame acier Steel blade
German Stahlklinge Steel blade
Italian Lama acciaio Steel blade



See also

Basic swords Al's SwordAlm's BladeBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBottleBroken SwordBronze SwordCecil's SwordEliwood's BladeEmblem BladeGlass SwordGreat SwordIke's BackupIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLong SwordLucina's EstocLuke's SwordMarth's SpathaMeisterschwertNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordSword of ZoltanTrainerTraining SwordTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLopt SwordMeisterschwertMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSafeguardSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerSilence SwordSleep SwordSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Giant KatarIron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAthameAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlutgangBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorThunderbrandTyrfingVague KattiYato