This page answers the question of whether you should buy the Iron Sword or a Training Sword in Fire Emblem Three Houses (FE3H). Read on to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of both iron weapons and training weapons!
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Training Swords offer little weight. This makes it easy to use and will not encumber your unit's speed. This is especially true for fast units like Petra and Bernadetta who have low Str stats.
For units that have high strength, check the weight of the weapon available for that unit and equip that unit a weapon that will offer little to no burden. To know how heavy a unit's weapon must be in accordance with that unit's strength stat, see our guide about weight.
What Does Weight Do?
Marianne, a priest unit, dealing 35 damage with a training sword.
There are several combat arts in the game that get their damage output from your character's stats rather than the weapon and character's Atk stat. Combat Arts consume high amounts of weapon durability, but since training weapons are cheap, it will not be too much of an issue if they break down from this tactic.
Iron Weapons are lighter than steel weapons, and also offers decent damage together with it's lighter weight. This will allow most of your fast characters to be able to land 2 attacks in one turn if you build their strength stat enough.
Iron Weapons are lighter, but also offer decent damage as opposed to their counterpart Steel Weapons. Enemies during these modes are also burdened with heavy equipment and low stats. Equipping iron weapons in this difficulty will still allow you to double hit them despite equipping a heavy weapon.
To know more about attack speed calculation, see our guide about the attack speed formula.
The Attack Speed Formula
Training weapons are a must for Maddening. Enemies possess high stats and burdening your characters with heavy equipment will most likely allow them to double hit your characters every time. Equipping training weapons will prevent this and will boost the survivability of your units.
|Stats and Game Mechanics|
|What Does Luck Do?||What Does Dexterity Do?|
|What Does Weight Do?||What Does Charm Do?|
|What Does Authority Do?||What Does Speed Do?|
|The Attack Speed Formula||How To Learn and Equip Abilities|
|Recruitment Guide||Lecture Guide | How to Instruct|
|Classes That Can Use Magic||List of Unique Classes|
|Best Classes for Each Character||What Happens When Someone Dies?|
|How to Change Outfits||-|
|How to Beat Demonic Beasts||How to Beat the Death Knight|
|Gambit Guide||Training Weapons or Iron Weapons?|
|How Do Linked Attacks Work?||How to Use Divine Pulse|
|How to Use Auto Battle||List of Terrains|
|How to Open Doors and Chests||-|
|Building your Army|
|Best Characters to Recruit||What Are Adjutants?|
|How to Repair Weapons||Are Rusted Weapons Worth Forging?|
|Where to Get Umbral Steel||What is Renown?|
|Where to Get Advanced Seals||-|
|Maddening Tips and Guide||Best Characters for Maddening|
|What Carries Over To New Game Plus?||How Long Does It Take To Beat FE3H?|
|Difficulty Levels and Differences||Is There a Weapon Triangle?|
|Which House Should You Pick?||-|
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