“An axe weapon effective against cavalry.”
—In-game description, Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem

The Poleaxe (localised as Halberd in The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones) is an Axe that appears in several titles across the Fire Emblem Series. This axe's most notable characteristic is its ability to inflict effective damage to cavalry units. In light of the abundance of cavalry units across the series, the Poleax is thus considered to be extremely useful for both the player and the enemy.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The Poleax is analogous to the Longsword and Ridersbane. While the Poleax is comparatively more common than the Longsword, this is offset by it being less accurate. While it usually appears alongside the similar anti cavalry weapons, Tear Ring saga deviates from this as the poleax appears as the only common anti cavalry weapon.

Berwick Saga features the same Horse Killing Poleax weapon, which directly deals damage to the rider's horse. The Poleax is not to be confused with the Halberd, a spear type weapon.

This axe precedes the Iron, Steel and Silver line of axes that is introduced in Radiant Dawn, which act as the axe equivalent of blades and do not deal effective damage to cavalry.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE5poleaxe.png Poleaxe

FE5 Axe Icon.png Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
C 20 15 60% 0% 1 17 1 2,200
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against cavalry units.

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

Name Type

PoleaxeTRS.gif Poleaxe

TS Axe.png Axe

WLv WHp Power Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
8 44 10 55% 0% 1 15 2,200
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against cavalry units.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Halberd.gif Halberd

Axe.gif Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
D 18 10 55% 0% 1 15 1 810
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against cavalry units.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Halberd.gif Halberd

Axe.gif Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
D 18 10 60% 0% 1 15 1 810
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against cavalry units.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Poleax.gif Poleax

FE9 Axe.png Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
D 18 10 60% 0% 1 18 2 810
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against cavalry units.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Name Type

FE11poleax.png Poleaxe

FE12 Axe.png Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
C 15 9 60% 0% 1 11 2 1,050
Effect

Inflicts effective damage against cavalry units.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Poleaxe

FEH Axe.png Axe

Mt Rng SP Rarity
10 1 200 FEH Star Rarity 3.png
Effect

Effective against cavalry foes.

Name Type

Poleaxe+

FEH Axe.png Axe

Mt Rng SP Rarity
14 1 300 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Effective against cavalry foes.

Name Cost

Poleaxe+

350 SP, 500Arena Medal.png, 50Refining Stone.png
Type HP Mt Spd Def Res
FEH WUp 1.png +5 + 2
FEH WUp 2.png +5 + 3
FEH WUp 3.png +5 + 4
FEH WUp 4.png +5 + 4
FEH WUp 14.png HP +3. Neutralizes cavalry foes' bonuses
(from skills like Fortify, Rally, etc.) during combat.
Effect
Effective against cavalry foes.

Fire Emblem Warriors[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Poleaxe

FEW Axe.png Axe

Rank Mt Worth Slots Seventh Slot
E 12 5500 1 -
Effect

Effective against Cavalry Units.

Item Locations[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Steal Zile (Ch. 15)
Inventory Hicks

TearRing Saga: Utna Heroes Saga[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Inventory Zeek
Visit M2 - Village
Armouries M12 • M15 • M19 • M35

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Treasure Ch. 3 - Chest

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Secret Shops Eliwood's Story: Ch. 23
Hector's Story: Ch. 24

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Dropped Cyclops [4%/2.5%] • Tarvos [5%/0.6%] • Maelduin [5%/0.4%]
Treasure Lagdou Ruins - Southwestern Chest [10%]

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Axe Knight (Ch. 6) • Enemy Axe Knight (Ch. 17-2)
Vendors (Easy/Normal) Ch. 17Ch. 25

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Treasure Ch. 17x - ChestCh. 20x - Chest
Armoury Online Shop
Secret Shop Ch. 17

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • While not stated, it can be presumed PoleAx stopped being localized as "halberd" by Path of Radiance to avoid confusion with the Halberdier class which cannot wield poleaxes.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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