Iron Dragon Slayer Magic (鉄の滅竜魔法 Tetsu no Metsuryū Mahō) is a Caster Magic, Ancient Spell, Lost Magic, and a type of Dragon Slayer Magic that utilizes iron.


Basic Hand Transformation

Iron Dragon Slayer Magic is a form of Dragon Slayer Magic which grants the user characteristics unique to Iron Dragons, allowing them to incorporate the element of iron (and, by extension, of steel) into their body, granting them the ability to change parts of their body[2] or its entirety[3] into iron, which can be shaped into a number of forms fulfilling different purposes, and to produce iron objects.[4]

The Magic relies on the use of iron for both offense and defense, with the user being able to create a wide array of weapons from their body to attack the opponents with both in melee and from a distance, and to cover their body with iron in order to drastically increase their defensive power, whilst simultaneously heavily boosting their offensive power.[5] Gajeel Redfox also stated that the metal produced by this Magic is stronger than normal iron, something later confirmed by Panther Lily,[6] and is capable of rendering some physical assaults useless.[7]

Gajeel eating iron

As a form of Dragon Slayer Magic, this one also allows the user to consume external sources of iron to replenish their strength and restore their body to a healthy state. Although, in a similar manner to Fire Dragon Slayers being unable to ingest their own flames, the user is unable to ingest iron that they themselves create.[8]

If an Iron Dragon Slayer is somehow capable of successfully eating shadows, they will enter Iron Shadow Dragon Mode.[9] In this form, the shadow and iron will fuse, and the user's attacks will possess the properties and destructive ability of both elements as well as the ability to transform their body into shadows, granting them a high level of adaptability.[10] Additionally, an Iron Dragon Slayer may turn their iron into steel if they somehow become able to absorb trace amounts of carbon; said process is still toxic and harmful to their body as it would be to others, but the addition of the natural element changes the composition of their spells, allowing the user to deal enhanced damage and/or break through defenses that their iron could not.[11]


Gajeel's Spells

Basic Spells


Advanced Spells

Unique Spells

Steel Dragon's Spells

Video Game Spells

Gajeel's Spells

Basic Spells



  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 66, Pages 10-13
  2. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 47, Page 18
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 61, Pages 10-15
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 60, Page 12
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 61, Pages 12-13
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 186, Page 8
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 61, Page 15
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 62, Page 11
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 318, Pages 23-25
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 319, Page 3
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 397, Pages 19-20


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