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| Icon of Arcfire from Radiant Dawn.|
Extremely powerful fire magic.
Arcfire (Japanese: ギガファイアー Gigafire) is a potent fire tome which debuted in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and is present only in it and Awakening. As a counterpart to Arcwind, Arcthunder and Shine, it acts as the game's third "stage" of fire magic, superior to Fire and Elfire and surpassed in turn by Bolganone.
Arcfire will be Robin's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The move is described by Masahiro Sakurai as "[calling] down a bolt of flame from above, then [launching] a pillar of fire". Like all of Robin's tome attacks, using the Arcfire special move will also set the tome to be used as part of some of Robin's other non-special moves, and it will "break" after a set number of uses, but further details on these mechanics remain to be seen.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
|| Definition, etymology and notes
|| From "arc", a prefix referring to the highest of something which is used in the English version to indicate the third "tier" of spells + "fire".
|| Gigafire; from "giga", the Japanese version's equivalent prefix + "fire".
|| As above.
|| From Arkus, the German versions's equivalent prefix, a corruption of the German arcus, "arc" + licht, "light".
|| From arci-, "arch-", the Italian version's equivalent prefix + fuoco, "fire".
- ↑ Sakurai, Masahiro (July 16 2014). Director's Room [online] Miiverse. [Accessed July 25 2014]