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Steel Sword

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Steel Sword

FESK Steel Sword.png
Artwork of a steel sword from the TCG.

A weighty but more powerful sword.



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.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Is nes01 sword.png 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 --
Fire Emblem 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 3ds steel sword.png 3DSRankSword.png C 8 -- 90 0 1 35 840  ? --


Fates Is 3ds02 sword.png 3DSRankSword.png 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 -- -- -- Learned skills: Sunder, Crosswise Cut
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 8 -- -- -- 1 -- 100 SP -- --


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 17 (Sacae route)Chapter 19 (Sacae route)Chapter 20 (Ilia route)Chapter 23

Fire Emblem

Inventory Eliwood's tale: MarcusKent*RavenLegault
Hector's tale: Kent*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 9 (Eirika's route)Chapter 10 (Ephraim's route)Chapter 17SerafewPort KirisBethroenNarube River

Path of Radiance

Inventory ZiharkMakalov
Treasure Chapter 1, village
Shop Chapter 9Chapter 10*Chapter 11Chapter 12*Chapter 13*Chapter 14*Chapter 15*Chapter 16*Chapter 17*Chapter 18*Chapter 19*Chapter 20*Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 23Chapter 24*Chapter 25Chapter 26*Chapter 27Chapter 28Final Chapter

Radiant Dawn

Inventory MegMakalovMia
Dropped by Part 1: Chapter 1, enemy IsaiyaChapter 6-1, enemy Armor Sword*
Shop Part 1: Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Final Chapter
Part 2: Chapter 3Final Chapter
Part 3: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Chapter 12Chapter 13Final Chapter
Part 4: PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Final Chapter

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 ??? • Chapter 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


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory Hoshido campaign only: Silas
Nohr and neutral campaigns only: Laslow
Dropped by Neutral: Chapter 17, enemy Great KnightChapter 19, enemy Dark Knight
Armory Nohr: 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)


Units AlfonseAlmAthenaBlack KnightCaedaCainChromCorrin (male) • DraugEirikaEldiganElinciaEliwoodFirGrayHanaHinataIkeLaslowLloydLon'quLucinaLukeLynKarelMasked MarthMarthNavarreOgmaOliviaPallaRoy (normal and brave) • RyomaSaberSelenaSeliphSethStahlTobinXanderZephiel

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 --
German Stahlschwert --
Italian Spada acciaio --



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 SpathaMaster SwordNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordTrainerTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier SwordBerserk EdgeBlessed SwordBrave SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLoptyr SwordMaster SwordMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerShield SwordSilence EdgeSleep EdgeSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWingslayerWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLight BrandLightning SwordRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlagi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague KattiYato
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling EdgeKilling Edge+Ruby SwordRuby Sword+Silver SwordSilver Sword+Slaying EdgeSlaying Edge+Steel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects ArmorslayerArmorslayer+Brave SwordBrave Sword+Wo DaoWo Dao+ZanbatoZanbato+
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiBinding BladeBlazing DurandalDurandalEckesachsFalchionFólkvangrMystletainnRagnellRaijintoRegal BladeSiegfriedSieglindeSol KattiTyrfingYato