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FESK Elwind.png
Artwork of Elwind from Genealogy of the Holy War.

Powerful wind magic.


Tome (Wind)

First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Elwind (Japanese: エルウインド Elwind) is a wind tome which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War, appearing only in games which feature the three separate anima magic types of fire, thunder and wind. It acts as the second "stage" of the hierarchy of wind magic, as a counterpart to Elfire and Elthunder; it is superior to the basic Wind tome but requires a higher weapon rank to use, and in turn it is surpassed by the more advanced and powerful Arcwind and Tornado/Rexcalibur tomes.


Game Icon Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 elwind.png SNESRankWind.png B 14 2 80 -- 1-2 50 5,000 -- --
Path of Radiance Is gcn elwind.png GCNRankWind.gif D 4 2 90 0 1-2 30 1,650 2 Deals effective damage to flying units.
Radiant Dawn Is wii elwind.png WiiRankWind.png C 5 6 75 10 1-2 35 1,470 2 Deals effective damage to flying units.
Awakening Is 3ds elwind.png 3DSRankTome.png D 4 -- 95 0 1-2 35 910 2 Deals effective damage to flying units.


Genealogy of the Holy War

Inventory First Generation: Lewyn
Second Generation: (Arthur or Ced), if Lewyn was their father
Armory Second Generation: Chapter 9

Path of Radiance

Inventory Bastian
Armory Chapters 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19 20, 23, 24, 26, 28, Endgame
Treasure Chapter 11, village

Radiant Dawn

Inventory Soren
Armory Part 1: Chapters 8, 9, Endgame

Part 2: Chapters 3, Endgame
Part 3: Chapters 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, Endgame
Part 4: Prologue, Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Endgame

Bargains Part 1: Chapter 5


Inventory RickenLaurent
Armory Carrion IsleDesert Oasis
YlisstolBorder SandsThe Twins' Turf

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

This article or section is a short summary of Elwind.
SmashWiki features a more in-depth article.

Elwind is Robin's up special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. The move acts as Robin's recovery move; Robin fires blade-shaped blasts of Elwind downward beneath them, propelling themselves upward as the blasts damage anyone they hit, dealing 5% damage each. Elwind is also used as a finisher for Robin's neutral attack if the player keeps rapidly pressing the attack button during it, finishing the combo with a flurry of small Elwind blades which quickly rack up damage.

Like all of Robin's weapons, Elwind - both as an up special move and as part of Robin's neutral attack - is governed by an emulation of the Fire Emblem durability system. It begins a match with 9 durability points, which are subtracted from until it runs out, at which point Elwind "breaks" and must be left to recharge for 6 seconds before it can be used again, during which the move will fail if the player attempts to use it. Each use of Elwind, whether it be the up special or the neutral attack, consumes one durability point.

As with all special moves in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Elwind has two alternate variations which can be applied to Robin as customization options. These moves are found at random and collected during the course of the game's other modes, such as Classic Mode and Smash Run.

  • Soaring Elwind (Japanese: 変則エルウインド Irregular Elwind) reduces the height Robin is carried with the first blast, but the second carries them significantly higher, greatly boosting their recovery.
  • Gliding Elwind (Japanese: スラントエルウインド Slant Elwind) casts the first blast at a 45 degree angle below Robin, greatly improving their horizontal recovery, then fires the second blast at the normal straight-up angle. Both blasts deal less damage.




Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Elwind From "El", a prefix used by the Fire Emblem series to represent a higher second tier of magic + "wind".
Japanese エルウインド Elwind
Spanish Elwind As in English.
French Tempête Tempest
German Elfenwind From Elfen, the German versions's equivalent prefix + wind.
Italian Vento d'elfo From vento, "wind", + d'elfo, "elfin", the Italian version's equivalent to the "El" prefix.
Russian Эльветер Elwind; only in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as no Fire Emblem game has as yet been officially released in Russian.


See also

Anima magic
Fire magic Thunder magic Wind magic Unclassified tomes
Basic tomes ArcfireBolganoneElfireFire ArcthunderElthunderThoronThunder ArcwindElwindTornadoWind ElfireFimbulvetrFireThunder
Long-range tomes Meteor Bolting Blizzard Bolting
Regalia and personal tomes CymbelineRexflameValflame Dime ThunderMjölnirRexbolt ForsetiGrafcaliburRexcalibur ExcaliburForblaze
Tomes with secondary effects --- --- --- Aircalibur
Others Fire Tail Thunder Tail VortexWind Tail ---
Basic tomes ArcfireArcthunderBlizzardBolganoneDying BlazeElfireElthunderEmberFireFimbulvetrGinnungagapHellfireKatarina's BoltMjölnirRagnarokSleetSwarmThoronThunder
Long-range tomes MeteorSwarm
Tomes with secondary effects ArcwindCelica's GaleDisrobing GaleDulamElwindGlowerIago's TomeLightningMicaiah's PyreMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRazorRexcaliburRobin's PrimerShaverSpeed ThunderSuperior JoltWilderwindWind
Regalia and personal tomes AuraBook of NagaBrynhildrExcaliburForsetiImhulluMissiletainnMjölnirStarlightValflame