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The Iron Ballista (アイアンアーチ Aian āchi, lit. Iron Arch in the Japanese versions) is a Ballista that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem Series. With strength that surpasses the regular Ballistae weapons, the Iron Ballista is, at the baseline, long-ranged weapons that can only be operated by units from the Archer class line, capable of inflicting effective damage against Flying Units and cannot be countered. The Iron Ballista stands out as having the highest range of any weapon in certain games of the Fire Emblem series, being able to fire ammunition up to 15 spaces away from the firing point.

Weapon Stats[]

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War[]

Name Type

Iron arch icon.gif Iron Arch

FE4 Bow.png Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Rng Wt Worth
C 255 25 60% 3-10 30 65,535
Effect

Iron Arch class only.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[]

Name Type

Iron arch icon.gif Iron Arch

FE5 Bow Icon.png Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
C 10 20 75% 0% 3-15 20 0 4,200
Effect

Iron Arch class only.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[]

Name Type

Ironballista.gif Long Ballista

Bow.gif Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 5 13 60% 0% 3-15 20 0 -
Effect

Archers and Snipers only

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[]

Name Type

Ironballista.gif Iron Ballista

Bow.gif Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 5 13 60% 0% 3-15 20 4 -
Effect

Archers and Snipers only

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[]

Name Type

Ironballista.gif Iron Ballista

FE9 Bow.png Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 5 22 90% 0% 3-15 20 4 -
Effect

Archers and Snipers only; ignores user's Strength.

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn[]

Name Type

FE10ironballista.png Iron Ballista

FE10 Bow.gif Ballista

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 5 28 90% 0% 3-15 20 0 -
Effect

Archers and Snipers only; ignores user's Strength.

Gallery[]

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