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Astra is a recurring weapon in the Fire Emblem series, first appearing as a Lance in Fire Emblem Gaiden. In Gaiden, the Astra lance possesses one of the highest Critical rates in the series and are occasionally dropped by Gargoyles.

In Fire Emblem Awakening, this weapon was changed to a Bow. Originally fashioned with no relation to the later Skill of the same name, the weapon's Awakening iteration sees it bestowing its wielder with said skill when equipped.

In the remake of Gaiden, Astra's weapon type has been changed once again, this time to a Sword. It retains its extreme critical rate, and now teaches Astral Blade, the game's iteration of its namesake skill. This variation of Astra appears in Fire Emblem Heroes under the name of Astra Blade as the exclusive weapon of Valentian Catria.

Weapon Stats

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Name Type

Shooting Star

Lance

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
10 100% 50% 1 0
Effect

Restores the holder's HP by 5 points every turn

Fire Emblem Awakening

Name Type

Astra FE13 Icon.png Astra

BowIconFE13.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
B 30 14 75% 5% 2 ? 0
Effect

Permits its wielder to perform five consecutive hits to the enemy at half damage (Skill/2% chance).

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Name Type

Echoes astra icon.png Astra

Echoes sword weapon type icon.png Sword

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
10 100% 50% 1 2
Effect

Teaches Echoes Sword Skill icon.pngAstral Blade

Fire Emblem Heroes

Name Type

Astra Blade

FEH Sword.png Sword

Mt Rng SP Rarity
16 1 400 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Grants Atk+3. If unit's Atk > foe's Def, deals damage = 50% of unit's Atk minus foe's Def.

Item Locations

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Method Location
Dropped Gargoyles (0.014% chance)

Fire Emblem Awakening

Method Location
Treasure Xeno. 15 - Random from Chest.
SpotPass Bonus Item Available for download from the following dates onwards:
7 June 2012 JP
7 February 2013 NA
6 June 2013 EU

Etymology and Trivia

The word Astra (अस्त्र) originates from Sanskrit, and refers to any kind of supernatural weapon in Hindu mythology. These kinds of weapons would have the power of the gods in them, such as Agneyastra, a legendary bow used by Arjuna and empowered by Agni, the Hindu god of fire; this relates to Fire Emblem Awakening's depiction of the weapon: a bow.

The English localized name for Astra also vaguely sounds like "astro" which relates to outer space or celestial objects, giving a subtle connection to the weapon's Japanese name "ryūsei (流星)", which means "shooting star."

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