Areadbhar was originally wielded by Blaiddyd, one of the Ten Elites who fought in the War of Heroes. The weapon releases its full power when wielded by a bearer of the Crest of Blaiddyd, granting the combat art Atrocity.
Prior to the events of the Tragedy of Duscur, the lance was carried by Lambert. In Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Rodrigue confiscates Areadbhar from one of Cornelia's generals in Fhirdiad. After reuniting with Dimitri after the ambush at Ailell, the Valley of Torment, Rodrigue gives Areadbhar to Dimitri as a gesture of loyalty.
As with all Heroes' Relics, if the user does not have a Crest, the lance deals 10 damage to the user after combat if used.
Accelerates Special trigger (cooldown count-1). At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+5 during combat, and also, if unit's Spd > foe's Spd, reduces damage from attacks during combat and from area-of-effect Specials (excluding Røkkr area-of-effect Specials) by percentage = difference between stats x 4 (max 40%).
|Event||Azure Moon (Chapter 15) - End of chapter|
|Inventory (Unobtainable)||Chapter 22 (Verdant Wind) - Blaiddyd|
Super Smash Bros.
Areadbhar appears as one of the four weapons wielded by Byleth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Areadbhar is used as Byleth's forward and backward aerials, sideward smash attacks, and sideward specials. Similar to Marth's Falchion, moves that utilize the lance includes a powerful tipper at the end of the lance but a sour spot around the shaft.
Areadbhar was a spear used by the Irish mythological figure Lugh, which he demanded as tribute from the Persian king Pisear. According to the Oidhe Chloinne Tuireann (Ode of the Children of Tuireann), the speartip had to be kept submerged in water to prevent it from igniting.
Areadbhar's name is translated as "Slaughterer."