“Doubles as ranged attack.”
—In-game description, The Sacred Stones
The Short Spear (ショートスピア Shōto supia) is a Lance that recurrently appears across the Fire Emblem series. The second of three ranged lances, this lance made its debut in Rekka no Ken.
The Short Spear is characterised by a Might that is superior than that of the Javelin, a fact that is offset by it possessing lower Accuracy. The exception to this rule comes in the form of the lance's Path of Radiance iteration, where it is noticeably more accurate. The Short Spear is considered to be unorthodox in terms of its Durability in the GBA titles, deviating from the standard multiple-of-5 figure.
Generally, Short Spears cannot be purchased in regular armouries, and are instead obtained through other methods, including looting Chests and receiving them as drops from defeated opponents.