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Steel Lance

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Steel Lance

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance

FESK Steel Lance.png
Artwork of a steel lance from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

A weighty but more powerful lance.



First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

The Steel Lance (Japanese: 鋼の槍 Steel Lance) is one of the most common lances in the Fire Emblem series, first appearing in Gaiden and appearing in every game since. When compared to the iron and silver versions of this weapon, the steel lance is usually stronger than the iron and has more uses than the silver, but its usefulness may be diminished by its low accuracy and heavy weight.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Gaiden Is nes02 lance.png Lance 4 1 80 0 1 -- -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 steel lance.png Lance: 2 10 8 90 0 1 28 560 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 steel lance.png SNESRankLance.png B 16 12 80 0 1 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 steel lance.png SNESRankLance.png D 10 15 65 0 1 30 3,200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba steel lance.png GBARankLance.gif D 10 13 55 0 1 30 480 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba steel lance.png GBARankLance.gif D 10 13 70 0 1 30 480 2 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba steel lance.png GBARankLance.gif D 10 13 70 0 1 30 480 2 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn steel lance.png GCNRankLance.gif D 10 13 70 0 1 35 560 2 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii steel lance.png WiiRankLance.png C 10 13 80 0 1 40 960 3 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds steel lance.png DSRankLance.png D 9 9 80 0 1 35 980 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds steel lance.png FE12RankLance.png D 9 -- 80 0 1 35 980 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 steel lance.png Lances C 9 -- 80 0 1 35 910 ? --
Fates Is 3ds02 lance.png Lances/Naginata C 10 -- 75 0 1 -- 2,000 ? Avoid -5
Ability to double attack -3
Sells for 750 gold
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 steel lance.png FE15RankLance.png 4 1 80 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Learned combat arts: Armorcrush, Tempest Lance
Three Houses Is ns01 lance.png Lances D 9 11 75 0 1 40 910 ? --

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel lance.png FE15RankLance.png 5 1 80 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 22 -- Learned combat arts: Armorcrush, Tempest Lance
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel lance.png FE15RankLance.png 6 1 85 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 32 -- Learned combat arts: Armorcrush, Tempest Lance
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel lance.png FE15RankLance.png 8 1 85 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 52 -- Learned combat arts: Armorcrush, Tempest Lance
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel lance.png FE15RankLance.png 9 1 85 5 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 89 -- Learned combat arts: Armorcrush, Tempest Lance
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel lance.png FE15RankLance.png 11 1 90 10 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 164 -- Learned combat arts: Armorcrush, Tempest Lance
Three Houses Is ns01 lance+.png Lances D 11 11 75 0 1 45 1,364 ? --

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



Inventory Clive
Treasure Celica's party: Act 3, Desert Stronghold, chest

Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 2: Draug
Dropped by Book 1: Chapter 5, enemy EmereusChapter 8, enemy Cavalier
Book 2: Chapter 15, enemy Paladin
Armory Book 1: Chapter 4Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 15

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: Quan
Vendor First Generation: Chapter 2
Second Generation: Chapter 8 (up to ×3)

Thracia 776

Inventory Carrion
Capture and steal Chapter 8, enemy RumeiChapter 9, enemy Armored Lance (x10)
Armory Chapter 9Chapter 17A

The Binding Blade

Inventory ZelotsBathMiladyZeiss
Armory Chapter 7Chapter 10AChapter 11BChapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 17BChapter 19BChapter 20AChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Eliwood's tale: MarcusSain (Normal only)Fiora (Normal only)
Hector's tale: Sain (Normal only)Fiora (Normal only)
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

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

Path of Radiance

Inventory GatrieJill
Dropped by Chapter 4, enemy Soldier (Easy/Normal only)
Steal Chapter 10, enemy DanomillChapter 17-4, enemy General, enemy Paladin (reinforcement) • Chapter 18, enemy Wyvern Rider, enemy Lance Knight (reinforcement), enemy Paladin (reinforcement) • Chapter 19, enemy Lance Knight, enemy Wyvern Lord (reinforcement) • Chapter 20, enemy Wyvern Rider(×3) • Chapter 23, enemy Paladin (×2), enemy Wyvern Rider (reinforcement) • Chapter 24, enemy Lance Knight, enemy Soldier, enemy Wyvern Rider (reinforcement) • Chapter 25, enemy HalberdierChapter 26, enemy Halberdier, enemy Paladin (reinforcement) • Endgame, enemy Paladin
Treasure Chapter 10, chest
Armory Chapter 9Chapter 10 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 11Chapter 12 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 13Chapter 14 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 15Chapter 16 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 17-1Chapter 18 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 19Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24 (Hard only)Chapter 25Chapter 26 (Hard only)Chapter 27Chapter 28Endgame

Radiant Dawn

Inventory FionaMarciaOscar
Dropped by Part 1: Chapter 6-1, enemy Soldier (reinforcement)
Part 2: Chapter 3, enemy Lance Knight
Part 3: Chapter 9, enemy Halberdier
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 VylandHorace
Armory Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 13Chapter 15Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 22Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Main Story: Cecil*DraugEstSiriusRogerHoraceBelfLeidenDolph*Macellan*Minerva*Roshea*
Dropped by Chapter 9, enemy DracoknightChapter 15, enemy Knight
Armory Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 15Chapter 19Online Shop*


Inventory CordeliaKjelleCynthiaMorgan*
Dropped by Chapter 8, enemy CavalierChapter 15, enemy Knight
Armory Plegia Castle CourtyardThe SearoadThe Twins' HideoutVerdant Forest
Merchant (Anna)* Arena FeroxBorder PassYlisstolBreakneck PassBorder SandsThe FarfortThe Twins' TurfPeaceful Village
Merchant (SpotPass) AmeliaArdenBromCaedaCatriaEthlynLughMaliceMoulderNepheneeOlwenSanakiSerraUlsterZihark


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory Conquest: BennyGunter*
Revelation: Gunter*
Conquest and Revelation: Peri
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 10, enemy Knight
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 1) • Levels 2 and 3 (no limit)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Inventory Clive
Villages Zofia Castle: Central Hall • Desert Stronghold: Entrance • Desaix's Fortress: Entrance • Rigel Castle: Central Hall • Furia Harbor: Entrance (×2)
Dropped by The Inner Sanctum: At random from certain enemies
Dungeon drops The Astral Temple: Small pots (3.65%), Medium pots (5.65%) • The Inner Sanctum: Small pots (3.65%), Medium pots (5.65%)
Forging Iron Lance (50S, ★) • Compatible Rusted Lances (10S)

Three Houses

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Steel Lance

Armory Available to purchase after gaining access to the Marketplace in Chapter 1(Limit: 3 per month*)
Forging Iron Lance (6 Smithing Stones, 360G, D+ Professor Level).

Steel Lance+

Forging Steel Lance (10 Smithing Stones, 550G, D+ Professor Level).

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Inventory Dolph, Macellan, Catria


Units Abel: The PantherAzura: Lady of the LakeBerkut: Debonair NobleBerkut: Prideful PrinceBerkut: Purgatorial PrinceCamus: Sable KnightCatria: Middle WhitewingCharlotte: Money MaidenClair: Highborn FlierClive: Idealistic KnightConrad: Masked KnightCordelia: Knight ParadiseCordelia: Knight ParagonCormag: Aloof LancemanCynthia: Hero ChaserDeath Knight: The ReaperDimitri: The ProtectorDonnel: Village HeroEffie: Army of OneEliwood: Devoted LoveEliwood: Marquess PheraeEphraim: Dynastic DuoEphraim: Legendary LordEphraim: Restoration LordEphraim: Sparkling GallantlyEst: Junior WhitewingFerdinand: Noblest of NoblesFinn: Lance of LegendFjorm: Princess of IceFlorina: Lovely FlierForsyth: Loyal LieutenantGwendolyn: Adorable KnightHardin: Dark EmperorHector: Brave WarriorHinoka: Warrior PrincessJagen: Veteran KnightKjelle: Fair FighterLaegjarn: New ExperiencesLucina: Brave PrincessLukas: Buffet for OneLukas: Sharp SoldierMarisa: Crimson RabbitMathilda: Legendary KnightNarcian: Vernal GeneralNephenee: Fierce HalberdierOboro: Fierce FighterOscar: Agile HorsemanPerceval: Knightly IdealPeri: Playful SlayerQuan: Luminous LancerRobin: Festive TactianRobin: Seaside TacticianRoderick: Steady SquireRyoma: Samurai at EaseShanna: Sprightly FlierSharena: Princess of AskrShigure: Uplifting ArtistShiro: Raw TalentSigrun: Loyal ProtectorSilas: Loyal KnightSirius: Mysterious KnightSubaki: Perfect ExpertSully: Crimson KnightSumia: Maid of FlowersTana: Winged PrincessTanith: Forthright HeartThea: Stormy FlierValbar: Open and HonestValter: Dark MoonstoneXander: Spring Prince


This list may be incomplete.
Event Invisible Ties, clear Fort Siege Lv. 60 Space-Time Distortion with an S rank • The Dark Pontifex, clear Pincer Escape Lv. 23 Pegasus Knight with any rank • Noble Lady of Caelin, clear any of the following with any rank: Pincer Escape Lv. 22 Pegasus Knight, Pincer Escape Lv. 50 Pegasus Knight, Fort Siege Lv. 26 Pegasus KnightTogether to the End, clear any of the following with any rank: Timed Onslaught Lv. 41 Myrmidon, Shadow Elimination Lv. 50 Pegasus Knight, Timed Onslaught Lv. 49 ManaketeA Brush in the Teeth, clear Villager Rescue Lv. 31 Mage with any rank

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? ??
Path of Radiance A sturdy lance with a strong head. It is
slightly difficult to wield.
Radiant Dawn A sturdy lance of medium strength.
It is a bit difficult to wield.
Shadow Dragon A weighty but more powerful lance. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening More powerful than its iron brother. ??
Fates Makes follow-up attacks more difficult to
perform (-3 effective Spd).
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A tempered lance with
increased power.
Three Houses
(Steel Lance)
A weighty steel lance that deals significant blows. 重いが威力を高めた槍
Three Houses
(Steel Lance+)
A reinforced steel lance made strong and
remade stronger.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Steel Lance --
Japanese はがねのやり
Steel lance
Spanish Lanza de acero Steel lance; abbreviated to L de acero in Path of Radiance and Shadow Dragon.
(Latin America)
Lanza acero Steel lance; used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
French Lance acier Steel lance
German Stahllanze Steel Lance
Italian Lancia acciaio Steel lance
Dutch Stalen lans Steel Lance
Korean 강철의 창 Steel lance
Simplified Chinese 钢枪 Steel lance
Traditional Chinese 鋼槍 Steel lance


See also

Basic lances Broken LanceBronze LanceBroomCamus's PikeCrescent SickleDraug's LanceEffie's LanceEmblem LanceEphraim's LnceFinn's LanceFlycatcherGant's LanceGlass LanceGreat LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceKiller LanceLanceLaundry 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 LightShockstick
Ranged lances Iron JavelinJavelinMiniature LancePeri's LanceShort SpearSilver JavelinSpearSteel Javelin
Regalia and personal lances AreadbharBrave LanceDragonpikeGáe BolgGradivusGungnirLance of RuinMaltetReginleifRex HastaScythe of SarielSpear of AssalSiegmundVidofnirWing SpearWishblade
Lance skills in Heroes
Basic lance skills Iron LanceKiller Lance / Slaying LanceSapphire LanceSilver LanceSteel Lance
Lance skills with secondary effects Barrier LanceBerkut's LanceBrave LanceCarrot LanceCasa BlancaDeft HarpoonFiresweep LanceFirst BiteFlashing CarrotGilt ForkHarmonic LanceHeavy Spear / Slaying SpearIt's Curtains...Lofty BlossomsLuncheon LanceReprisal LanceRidersbaneShell LanceTannenboom!VanguardWagasa
Regalia and personal lance skills Bright NaginataBull SpearCordelia's LanceCursed LanceDauntless LanceDaybreak LanceFensalirFlorina's LanceGáe BolgGeirskögulGolden NaginataGradivusHinoka's SpearKnightly LanceKriemhildLeiptrLordly LanceLoyal GreatlanceMaltetMirage FeatherNinis's Ice LanceNoble LanceOboro's SpearPanther LancePeri's LancePrized LanceReginleifRhomphaiaSable LanceScythe of SarielShanna's LanceSiegmundSol LanceSteady LanceThorn LanceVerðandiVeteran LanceVidofnirWhitewing LanceWhitewing Spear
Other lance skills Umbra Burst
Lances in Warriors
Basic lances Brave LanceBronze LanceHero LanceIron LanceSilver LanceSteel Lance
Lances with secondary effects Acceleration LanceAmped LanceArmorbane LanceAxebane LanceAxereaverBlessed LanceBolster LanceBowbane LanceClawbane LanceConduit LanceDragonbane LanceDragonpikeElite LanceFlycatcherGencross LanceGenpeer LanceHeavy SpearHorseslayerLancebane LanceLegendary LanceStatflip LanceSwordbane LanceTomebane Lance
Regalia and personal lances Cordelia's LanceHinoka's SpearOboro's SpearWing Spear