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Steel Sword

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Steel Sword

Genealogy of the Holy War Path of Radiance

FESK Steel Sword.png
Artwork of a steel sword from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.


First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Steel Sword is a fairly common sword-type weapon in the Fire Emblem series, having appeared in every game of the series. It is stronger, but heavier and less accurate than the basic iron sword. Usually, it is wielded by units with some experience in battle, except in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, where it could be used by anyone due to its very low weapon level.


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 -- Sword: 2 8 4 80 0 1 38 500 -- --
Gaiden Is nes02 sword.png Sword 4 1 80 0 1 -- -- -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 steel sword.png Sword: 2 8 4 80 0 1 38 760 -- --
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 steel sword.png SNESRankSword.png B 10 3 80 0 1 50 3,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 steel sword.png SNESRankSword.png D 9 11 65 0 1 30 2,900 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba steel sword.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 10 70 0 1 30 600 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba steel sword.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 10 75 0 1 30 600 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba steel sword.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 10 75 0 1 30 600 1 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn steel sword.png GCNRankSword.gif D 8 12 75 0 1 35 700 2 --
Radiant Dawn Is wii steel sword.png WiiRankSword.png C 9 11 85 0 1 40 800 3 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds steel sword.png DSRankSword.png D 8 8 90 0 1 35 875 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds steel sword.png FE12RankSword.png D 8 -- 90 0 1 35 875 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 steel sword.png Swords C 8 -- 90 0 1 35 840 ? --


Fates Is 3ds02 sword.png Swords/Katanas C 9 -- 85 0 1 -- 2000 ? Avoid -5
Ability to double attack -3
Sells for 750 gold
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 steel sword.png FE15RankSword.png 4 1 80 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Combat arts: Sunder, Crosswise Cut
Three Houses Is ns01 sword.png Swords D 8 10 85 0 1 50 910 ? --

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel sword.png FE15RankSword.png 5 1 80 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Combat arts: Sunder, Crosswise Cut
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel sword.png FE15RankSword.png 6 1 85 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Combat arts: Sunder, Crosswise Cut
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel sword.png FE15RankSword.png 8 1 85 0 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Combat arts: Sunder, Crosswise Cut
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel sword.png FE15RankSword.png 9 1 85 5 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Combat arts: Sunder, Crosswise Cut
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 steel sword.png FE15RankSword.png 11 1 90 10 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 15 -- Combat arts: Sunder, Crosswise Cut
Three Houses Is ns01 sword+.png Swords D 10 10 85 0 1 55 ? ? --

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


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory HardinCaesar
Dropped by Chapter 2, enemy Gomer
Armory Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 18Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 24


Treasure Celica's party: Act 2, The Pirate Throne, chest

Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Book 1: HardinCaesar
Book 2: ArranOgma
Dropped by Book 1: Chapter 2, enemy Gomer
Book 2: Chapter 7, enemy Thief
Armory Book 1: Chapter 4Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 17
Book 2: Chapter 3Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 15

Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: SigurdNoishBeowolf
Vendor Second Generation: Chapter 7*Chapter 8*Chapter 9*

Thracia 776

Inventory Brighton
Armory Chapter 10

The Binding Blade

Inventory ZelotsNoahOgierDayan
Armory Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 17BChapter 19BChapter 20AChapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Eliwood's tale: MarcusKent (Normal only)RavenLegault
Hector's tale: Kent (Normal only)RavenLegault
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 SethFordeRennac
Dropped by
Treasure Tower of Valni Floor 6, north chest*
Armory Chapter 5Chapter 9AChapter 10BChapter 17SerafewPort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Inventory ZiharkMakalov
Treasure Chapter 1, village
Shop Chapter 9Chapter 10 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 11Chapter 12 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 13 (Hard only)Chapter 14 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 15 (Hard only)Chapter 16 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 17-1 (Hard only)Chapter 18 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 19 (Hard only)Chapter 20 (Easy/Normal only)Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24 (Hard only)Chapter 25Chapter 26 (Hard only)Chapter 27-1Chapter 28Endgame

Radiant Dawn

Inventory MegMakalovMia
Dropped by Part 1: Chapter 1, enemy IsaiyaChapter 6-1, enemy Armor Sword (reinforcement)
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 OgmaHardinCaesar
Dropped by Chapter 2, enemy GomerChapter 23, enemy Gharnef (×2)
Armory Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 15Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 24Online Shop*

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Cecil (Up to ×2) • Ogma*CainMarthCaesarRaddRoberto*Belf*Leiden*XaneMidia*Wolf*Roshea*Navarre*Malice*
Dropped by Chapter 3, enemy ThiefChapter 9, enemy ThiefChapter 15, enemy Paladin
Armory Chapter 3Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 9Chapter 15Chapter 19Online Shop*


Inventory GregorAnnaOwainSeveraMorgan*
Dropped by Chapter 7, enemy ThiefChapter 15, enemy CavalierChapter 16, enemy Bow Knight
Armory Plegia Castle CourtyardValm HarborThe Twins' HideoutSage's Hamlet
Merchant (Anna)* Arena FeroxBorder PassYlisstolBreakneck PassBorder SandsThe FarfortThe Twins' TurfPeaceful Village
Merchant (SpotPass) AthenaBoeyCaedaCatriaEirikaEthlynLarceiLindeLughMarisaMatthewMiaOlwenRaighSalemSanakiSerraUlsterZihark


Inventory Birthright: Silas
Conquest and Revelation: Laslow
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 17, enemy Great KnightChapter 19, enemy Dark Knight
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 1) • Levels 2 and 3 (no limit)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Villages The Pirate Throne: Treasure Vault • Rigel Castle: Central Hall
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 Sword (50S, ★) • Compatible Rusted Swords (10S)

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Unobtainable Wielded only by enemy units


Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrAlm: Hero of ProphecyAlm: Imperial AscentAltina: Dawn's TruebladeArden: Strong and ToughAres: Black KnightAstram: Midia's HeroAthena: Borderland SwordAyra: Astra's WielderBlack Knight: Black KnightByleth: Proven ProfessorByleth: Tested ProfessorCaeda: Talys's HeartCain: The BullCamilla: Holiday TravelerCatria: Mild Middle SisterCelica: Imprisoned SoulCelica: Warrior PriestessChrom: Exalted PrinceChrom: Knight ExaltCorrin: Fateful PrinceDraug: Gentle GiantEirika: Graceful ResolveEirika: Restoration LadyEldigan: LionheartElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightEliwood: Knight of LyciaEyvel: Mistress of FianaFiora: Defrosted IlianFir: Sword StudentGray: Wry ComradeGunnthrá: Year's First DreamHana: Focused SamuraiHector: Dressed-Up DuoHelbindi: Seaside ScourgeHinata: Wild SamuraiHríd: Icy BladeHríd: Resolute PrinceIke: Stalwart HeartIke: Vanguard LegendIke: Young MercenaryJoshua: Tempest KingKarel: Sword DemonKarla: Sword VassalKempf: Conniving GeneralLaegjarn: Sheathed SteelLaevatein: Searing SteelLaslow: Dancing DuelistLeif: Prince of LeonsterLene: Yearning DancerLloyd: White WolfLon'qu: Solitary BladeLucina: Future WitnessLuke: Rowdy SquireLyn: Lady of the Plains"Marth": Enigmatic BladeMareeta: Sword of StarsMareeta: The Blade's PawnMarisa: Crimson FlashMarth: Altean PrinceMarth: Hero-KingMia: Lady of BladesNavarre: Scarlet SwordOgma: Loyal BladeOlivia: Blushing BeautyOlivia: Sky-High DancerOwain: Chosen OnePalla: Eldest WhitewingPhina: Roving DancerReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Blazing LionRoy: Brave LionRoy: Young LionRutger: Lone SwordsmanRyoma: Peerless SamuraiRyoma: Supreme SamuraiSaber: Driven MercenarySelena: Cutting WitSeliph: Heir of LightSeth: Silver KnightSiegbert: Futrure KingSigrun: Steadfast BrideSigurd: Holy KnightSilvia: Traveling DancerSoleil: Adorable AdorerStahl: Viridian KnightTobin: The Clueless OneXander: Paragon KnightZelgius: Jet-Black GeneralZephiel: The LiberatorZephiel: Winter's Crown


This list may be incomplete.
Event Invisible Ties, clear Targeted Elimination Lv. 60 Space-Time Distortion with an S rank • The Dark Pontifex, clear Ally Rescue Lv. 30 Myrmidon with any rank • Noble Lady of Caelin, clear any of the following with any rank: Ally Rescue Lv. 22 Myrmidon, Shadow Elimination Lv. 26 Myrmidon, Pincer Escape Lv. 50 MyrmidonTogether to the End, clear any of the following with any rank: Fort Siege Lv. 34 Myrmidon, Rendezvous Disruption Lv. 35 Myrmidon, Rendezvous Disruption Lv. 30 MyrmidonA Brush in the Teeth, clear Pincer Escape Lv. 20 Cavalier with any rank

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Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? 重いが より威力のある剣
Path of Radiance ?? ??
Radiant Dawn A sturdy sword with a good edge. It's slightly difficult to wield. ??
Shadow Dragon A weighty but more powerful sword. ??
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 sword with increased power. ??
Three Houses
(Steel Sword)
A weighty steel sword that deals significant blows. ??
Three Houses
(Steel Sword+)
A reinforced steel sword made strong and remade stronger. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Steel Sword --
Japanese はがねのつるぎ
Steel sword
Spanish E de acero Steel sword
(Latin America)
Espada acero Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
French Épée acier Steel Sword
German Stahlschwert Steel Sword
Italian Spada acciaio Steel Sword
Dutch Stalen zwaard Steel Sword
Simplified Chinese 钢剑
Traditional Chinese 鋼劍


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
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling Edge / Slaying EdgeSilver SwordSteel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects Armorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBellringerBrave SwordCake CutterFiresweep SwordGeishunGuard SwordHeart's BladeKadomatsuPetal ParasolRuby SwordSafeguardSandfort SpadeWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiAstra BladeAudhulmaAyra's BladeBalmungBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBull BladeConcealed BladeConjurer CuriosCreator SwordDark GreatswordDragonbindDurandalEckesachsFalchion (AlmLucina) • FólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerHana's KatanaHikamiHinata's KatanaLaevateinLarcei's EdgeLaslow's BladeLight BrandMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordRagnellRagnell•AlonditeRaijintoRapierRegal BladeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSelena's BladeShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSolitary BladeTyrfingVassal's BladeVenin EdgeWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato
Other sword skills Umbra Burst
Swords in Warriors
Basic swords Brave SwordBronze SwordHero SwordIron SwordSilver SwordSteel Sword
Swords with secondary effects Acceleration SwordAmped SwordArmorbane SwordArmorslayerAxebane SwordBolster SwordBowbane SwordClawbane SwordConduit SwordDragonbane SwordElite SwordGencross SwordGenpeer SwordLancebane SwordLancereaverLegendary SwordSpirit KatanaStatflip SwordSwordbane SwordTomebane SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbato
Regalia and personal swords Chrom's Training SwordEnlironFacinnaFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • Lady SwordMissiletainnOlivia's BladeRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiWo DaoYato