Gungnir (グングニル Gunguniru, also officially translated as Gunguneel in Fire Emblem Treasure) is a holy Lance from Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. This lance was once wielded by Dain the Crusader, bestowed upon him by an unidentified Divine Dragon during the Miracle of Darna. Gungnir is the property of Dain's descendants, who are the heirs of the Kingdom of Thracia.

The holy spear of the Thracian dragon kings, Gungnir is similar to Gáe Bolg, but it grants a bonus to Speed in place of Skill. Gungnir may only be equipped by users possessing major Dain holy blood, the only units to do so being Travant and Arion. No playable characters fulfill this requirement and it is unobtainable in the game.

Gungnir resurfaces in Fire Emblem Awakening, where its blood link has faded away, and it can be obtained and wielded by any playable unit with sufficient prowess with lances.

In Fire Emblem Warriors, this was intended to be Cordelia's personal weapon. However, it was replaced with Cordelia's Lance.


Gungnir first appears in Chapter 5 of Genealogy of the Holy War, where it is wielded by Travant when he leads a squadron of Dragon Knights to carry out the Yied Massacre, during which Quan, Ethlyn and Leonster's Lance Ritter are ambushed and slain.

Travant later gives Gungnir to his son Arion in Chapter 9, who uses it against Seliph's army both in the same chapter and the Final Chapter to avenge his fallen father. Arion eventually turns against Julius in the Final Chapter when Altena speaks to him, after which he pledges to wield Gungnir for her sake.

Millennia after Genealogy of the Holy War, Gungnir reappears in the Awakening chapter An Ill Presage in the hands of Equus, alongside Valflame, Balmung, Helswath and Yewfelle wielded by his fellow Deadlords Canis, Simia, Tigris and Draco after being summoned by Aversa.

Weapon Stats

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Name Type

Gungnir Gungnir

FE4 Lance Lance

Rank Uses Mt Hit Rng Wt Worth
FE4 Star Rank (Weapons)* 50 30 70% 1 15 50,000

Grants its user bonuses of +10 Strength, +10 Speed and +10 Defense.

* Holy Blood Requirement: Dain Holy BloodDainMajor Holy Blood Indicator

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 (Unused)

Name Type

FE5gungnir Gungnir

FE5 Lance Icon Lance

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
B 90 20 100% 70 1 1 1 200

Grants its user a bonus of +10 Defense; also bestows the Vantage, Nihil, Wrath, and Paragon skills upon its user.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Name Type

Gungnir FE13 Gungnir

LanceIconFE13 Lance

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
A 25 16 70% 10% 1  ?

Grants its user a bonus of +5 Strength.

Item Locations

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Method Location
Unobtainable -

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776

Method Location
Unobtainable -

Fire Emblem Awakening

Method Location
Dropped Equus (Ch. 22)
Treasure Xeno. 15 - Random from Chest.


  • In Norse mythology, Gungnir was the lance wielded by Odin, and which was said to never miss and always kill its target.



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