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                                Fire Emblem 3 Item Guide
                                      Written by:
                          Eaichu250 - lowlyeaichu@hotmail.com
                                      Verison - 1.0
    
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    Table of Contents:
              1: Introduction
              2: Hoshi Orbs
              3: Misc. Items
              4: Credits
    
    
    
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    Hey, Eaichu250 speakin here.
    I'm attemping to write a complete guide(this guide covers items) for Fire 
    Emblem 3, since it is on major demand, plus the fact that it is one of my 
    favorite games of all time.
    This guide will cover everything you want to know about every item, if you 
    want to know the stats for Weapons, check out my weapon guide.
    This guide will also cover each class, what each class can equip, use, and 
    general base stats.
    
    Fire Emblem 3 is 100% Japanese. No verisons of this game were released in 
    the states. It's one of the best Strategy-RPG's ever made(IMHO) and that 
    fact alone wants me to write an FAQ for this.
    
    I hope this FAQ will answer all the questions and such you have, if you have 
    any more questions, don't be afraid to nail me at -
    lowlyeaichu@hotmail.com
    
    Now, on with the FAQ!
    
    -- Eaichu250
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    2: Hoshi Orbs
    
    - Hoshi Orbs are great things, these orbs can be found in the first book or 
    the second book, in the second book, you can find fragments of the Hoshi 
    Orbs, and in the first book you get two full Hoshi Orbs.
    
    Now, what is so special about these items? Well, you see, these orbs can 
    give you MASSIVE stat gains, and give you special powers when holding them, 
    so I'm going to give you the information on how exactly it changes your stat 
    growth, how to get each piece, and lots of other stuff.
    
    
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    Full Hoshi Orbs
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    Star Orb -
    Info:
    Holding a blue Hoshi Orb can increase all of your growth rates by 30%, and 
    this isnt the only surprise, it also keeps you weapon durability from going 
    down, meaning you can hold that Miracle Sword and go on an enemy killing 
    spree without breaking your weapon!
    
    Where you find it -
    Book 1: It's in a chest in Chapter 15.
    Book 2: Gato repairs it in Chapter 14.
    
    
    Light Orb -
    Info:
    Light Orb nullifies the magic of the Dark Orb, and can grant you extra 
    critcal hit power in battle.
    10% to Critcal Rate.
    
    Where you find it -
    Book 1: It's in a chest in Chapter 15.
    Book 2: Gato repairs it in Chapter 14.
    
    
    Life Orb -
    Info:
    Life Orb restores your HP completely after one turn, and it works forever, 
    not only this, but I believe it can give you some higher growth rates too, 
    but I am not sure.
    
    Where you find it -
    Book 1: Non-existant.
    Book 2: The former King of Orleans(?) gives it to Marth in Chapter 18.
    
    
    Earth Orb -
    Info:
    The Earth Orb allows you cause an attack that damages all peopleon the 
    screen when it is used, it lasts 5 uses.
    Does around 5-12 damage, random. Gives 10% extra hit and dodge rates to 
    people next to the holder of the Earth Orb.
    
    Where you find it -
    Book 1: It's in a chest in Chapter 15.
    Book 2: Non-existant.
    
    
    Broken Earth Orb -
    Info:
    Allows you to steal money from an enemy sometimes when the holder attacks an 
    enemy. Also, it grants you 10% extra hit and dodge rates to people next to 
    the holder of the broken Earth Orb.
    
    Where you find it -
    Book 1: Non-existant
    Book 2: A thief is holding it in Chapter 15(?)
    
    
    Devil/Dark Orb -
    Info:
    When holding the Dark Orb, you are immune to every single attack, and cannot 
    be damaged unless a person holding the Light Orb attacks the wielder of the 
    Dark Orb.
    
    Where you find it -
    Book 1: Non-existant.
    Book 2: Hardin drops it in Chapter 20 after you kill him.
    
    
    - That's a cover up, I'll be covering the shattered Hoshi Orbs next.
    
    
    
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    Shattered Hoshi Orbs
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    Shattered Hoshi Orbs can ONLY be found in book two.
    
    ????? Orb -
    Stat Boosts - 5% boosted Growth Rates for all your stats.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 3, boss/enemy is holding it.
    Notes: This is a useful orb, because it gives you a small boost to all your 
    other stats, very useful for cancelling out negative stat boosting effects.
    
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    Gemini Orb -
    Stat Boosts - 30% to Strength, -10% for Weapon Skill, 20% for Defense.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 5, being held by an enemy/boss.
    Notes: Woah, this orb raises Strength like mad, and it gives a Defense boost 
    too, hold this orb at all times, and put it on units that get low Strength 
    growth.
    
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    ????? Orb -
    Stat Boosts - 10% to Strength, 10% to Skill, 10% to Speed, 10% to Weapon 
    Skill.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 6, General Lang is holding it.
    Notes: It's not bad, it's pretty decent, and useful for cancelling out 
    negative stat boosting effects.
    
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    Libra Orb -
    Stat Boosts - -10% to HP, 40% to Speed, 10% to Luck, 10% to Weapon Skill, 
    -10% Magic Defense.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 6, inside a treasure box.
    Notes: Well, if you really want a unit to get high Speed, give this orb to 
    them, just be warned that it harms your Magic Defense growth when holding 
    it. =\
    
    *******
    
    ????? Orb -
    Stat Boosts - 20% to Power, 20% to Skill, 10% to Speed, -10% Luck.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 7, held by a Thief.
    Notes: Decent orb, luck isnt really all too useful, so this orb is pretty 
    good.
    
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    Rheo Orb -
    Stat Boosts - 50% to Power, -10% to Defense.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 8, held by a Thief.
    Notes: Give this orb to units that need Strength, quick!
    
    *******
    
    ???? Orb -
    Stat Boosts - -10% to HP, 40% to Skill, 10% to Speed.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 8, George is holding it.
    Notes: It's a decent orb, nothing else to say about it, note that it gives 
    high Skill growth.
    
    *******
    
    ???? Orb -
    Stat Boosts - 20% to Weapon Skill, -10% to Defense, 30% to Magic Defense.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 9, Minerva is holding it.
    Notes: This is a VERY useful orb! Because of the great Magic Defense 
    boosting power it has, equip it as soon as possible!
    
    *******
    
    ???? Orb -
    Stat Boosts - 20% to HP, -10% to Skill, -10% to Speed, 30% to Weapon Skill, 
    10% to Defense.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 9, inside a treasure box.
    Notes: I honestly hate this Orb, it dosent give you anything TOO useful for 
    your stats, aside from the Defense and HP boost, but you lose Skill and 
    Speed by just simply holding it. Combine it with other Defense boosting orbs 
    for massive defense overkill.
    
    *******
    
    Antse Orb -
    Stat Boosts: 40% to Luck.
    
    Where you find it - Chapter 10, enemy is holding it.
    Notes: Eh, if you really want your luck to max out, you should hold this orb 
    with you.
    
    *******
    
    ???? Orb -
    Stat Boosts: 10% to HP, 10% to Weapon Skill, 10% to Defense, 10% to Magic 
    Defense.
    
    Notes: Defense raising items are always really useful, combine this orb with 
    other defense raising orbs to get great defense stats.
    
    
    *******
    Okay, that's all the Hoshi Fragments in the game, remember to collect all 
    these, because it's VERY important!
    *******
    
    3: Misc. Items
    
    Most items in this game can heal your health, give you special protection, 
    and an array of several other things, I will explain what each special item 
    is capable of, and some other stuff.
    
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    Keys
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    Door Key -
    The Door Key allows you to open up any door, when the unit uses the Door Key 
    when next to a door, the door will open.
    Note, the Door Key dosent let you open certain sealed doors.
    Cost: 500 Gold Pieces.
    Endurance: 1
    
    *******
    
    Treasure Key -
    The Treasure Key allows you to open up a treasure chest, stand on the spot 
    where the treasure chest is, and use the key.
    Cost: 500 Gold Pieces.
    Endurance: 1
    
    *******
    
    Bridge Key -
    The Bridge Key allows you to open up a bridge that has been split apart, 
    this is a useful key, for there are many bridges that arent opened in some 
    parts of the game.
    Cost: 1000
    Endurance: 1
    
    
    
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    Promotion Items
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    Note: Just a quick thing about Promotion Items, you cannot use them if you 
    are already promoted, and you can not use these items unless you are level 
    10.
    
    
    Knight's Emblem -
    This item allows a Social Knight to promote to the Paladin class, and allows 
    Armor Knights to promote to the General class.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
    *******
    
    Orion's Arrow -
    This item allows a Archer to promote to the Sniper class, and the Hunter to 
    promote to the Horseman class.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
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    Dragon's Whip -
    This item allows a Pegasus Knight to promote to the Dragon Knight class.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
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    Hero's Badge -
    This item allows a Mercinary to promote to the Hero class.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
    *******
    
    Priest's Ring -
    This item allows a Sister or Mage to promote to the Priest class.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
    
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    Healing Items
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    Note: To use a Healing item, you simply use the item on a wounded unit. 
    Medicine will only heal the person that is holding it.
    
    
    Medicine -
    This item will recover 10HP to a wounded unit.
    Cost: 300
    Endurance: 3
    
    *******
    
    Holy Water -
    This item will raise a unit's Magic Defense by 7, every time a turn passes, 
    the unit's magic defense will decrease by 1.
    Cost: 1200
    Endurance: 3
    
    
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    Stat Increasing Items
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    Note: These items will increase your stats when used, but if a certain stat 
    is already maxed out, you will still be able to use the item, but it will do 
    nothing.
    
    
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    Power Ring -
    This item will increase a unit's Strength by 4 points.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
    *******
    
    Dragon's Shield -
    This item will increase a unit's Defense by 3 points.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
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    Magic Shield -
    This item will increase a unit's Magic Defense by 3 points.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
    *******
    
    Speed Ring -
    This item will increase a unit's Speed by 5 points.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
    *******
    
    Skill Book -
    This item will increase a unit's Skill by 5 points.
    Cost: 10000
    Endurance: 1
    
    
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    Member Cards
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    Note: Member cards usually do something to effect a shop in some way, and 
    can be very useful in certain areas. I will get the location lists for the 
    secret shops when I find enough of them.
    
    
    Silver Member Card -
    This item will allow you to get a 50% discount in shops.
    Cost: None
    Endurance: Unlimited. Cant be used.
    
    *******
    
    Gold Member Card -
    This item will allow you to find a secret shop on the map. The maps are 
    hidden, and cannot be found too easily, I will try to get the exact 
    locations for the secret shop when I find enough of them.
    Cost: None
    Endurance: Unlimited. Cant be used.
    
    
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    Mamcoot Stones
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    Fire Dragon Stone -
    This item will allow you to transform into a Fire Dragon, the Fire Dragon is 
    quite weak, but it gets a small advantage if it manages to hit an Ice 
    Dragon.
    Cost: 18000
    Endurance: 18
    
    *******
    
    Ice Dragon Stone -
    This item will transform you into an Ice Dragon, the Ice Dragon is somewhat 
    stronger then a Fire Dragon, and I am not aware of any advantages it might 
    hold towards certain units.
    Cost: 18000
    Endurance: 18
    
    *******
    
    Flying Dragon Stone -
    This item will transform you into an Flying Dragon, the Flying Dragon is 
    terribly weak, but it can move on any spot on a map, which makes it somewhat 
    useful in some areas.
    Cost:18000
    Endurance: 18
    
    *******
    
    Earth Dragon Stone -
    This item will transform you into an Earth Dragon, the Earth Dragon is 
    decently strong, and it has the ability to lower any unit's attacking power, 
    making it very useful in defense situations.
    Cost: 18000
    Endurance: 18
    
    *******
    
    God Dragon Stone -
    This item will transform you into a God Dragon, the God Dragon is one of the 
    strongest Dragons out of the bunch, it gets high stats, and Defense and 
    Magic Defense is pretty good too. This is a Chiki Exclusive Stone.
    Cost: 36000(cant be bought)
    Endurance: 18
    
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    That's all the items in the game, blah blah blah. I'll make some better 
    updates when I get around to it, right now, this should help you with most 
    of your problems.
    
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    3: Credits.
    
    If you have any questions, or if there are some problems in my FAQ.
    E-mail me at lowlyeaichu@hotmail.com
    
    
    3: Credits
    
    
    - To Nintendo. For making one of the best Strategy games ever made, and 
    creating the first one to top it off. And doing many great things for the 
    video game industry.
    
    - To CjayC. For running and making the great site known as GameFAQs. 
    Deserves major thanks. And for putting up this guide, of course. ^_^;
    
    - To ...you! For reading and maybe attemping to help this guide.
       You truly do rock... whoever you are... o_O.
    
    
    
    4: Legal Stuff
    
    This guide is under copyright laws. So you cannot copy it, give it to 
    anybody, sell this guide, rip it off and use it as your own guide, or make 
    any profit from this. If you would like to have this guide hosted on your 
    site, you can email me. I only allow GameFAQs to host this guide, currently.
    
    
    The Fire Emblem series is copyrighted by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems.
    I am in no way affilated with Nintendo or it's products.
    
    
    
    
    

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