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Tome (magic)

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The tome (Japanese: 魔道書 magic book) is a weapon type in the Fire Emblem series which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Appearing only in six games - Shadow Dragon NES, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, and Fates - it is comprised of all offensive magic types present in the game, in contrast to how most other games split magic into multiple weapon types based on elemental affiliation. Under the unified tome type, any unit capable of wielding tomes can use all tomes of a certain rank equally, as opposed to only having access to a limited elemental set. After Mystery of the Emblem, the split magic types were introduced and appeared in all games until Shadow Dragon, when the unified tome type was reimplemented and retained in all subsequent games.

In Awakening and Fates, there are some tomes which - while classified as tomes and maintained under the tome weapon rank - are considered dark magic and are locked exclusively to the Dark Mage, Sorcerer and units which possess the Shadowgift skill.

Tomes in the Fire Emblem series

Note: This table lists all appearances of the weapons in question. They are only classified as tomes in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening and Fates; only their special properties relevant to their appearances as tomes are listed, and their classifications in other games are noted. This list does not include spells, the Hoshido counterpart to tomes in Fates.

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14
Arcfire X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as fire in other games.
Arcthunder X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as thunder in other games.
Arcwind X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Aura Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Linde only in Shadow Dragon NES and Mystery of the Emblem. Classified as light in other games.
Blizzard Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Bolganone Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as fire in other games.
Book of Naga X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as light in other games.
Boost Thunder X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Brynhildr X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Leo only.
Celica's Gale X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Brave weapon.
Dulam X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Reduces HP to 1.
Dying Blaze X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Elfire Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as anima or fire in other games.
Elthunder X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as thunder in other games.
Elwind X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Excalibur Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Merric only in Shadow Dragon NES and Mystery of the Emblem. Classified as anima in other games.
Fimbulvetr X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Classified as anima in other games.
Fire Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Classified as anima or fire in other games.
Forseti X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Ginnungagap X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Glower X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Nullfies target's resistance.
Iago's Confusing Tome X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Imhullu Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Negates all damage from enemy attacks.
Katarina's Book X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Katarina's Bolt X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Lightning X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Brave weapon. Classified as light in other games.
Merric's Book X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Meteor X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Extended range; classified as fire in other games.
Micaiah's Pyre X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Missiletainn X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Mjölnir X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Classified as thunder in other games.
Moonlight X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Nosferatu X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png HP drain; classified as light or dark in other games.
Nurufire X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Odin's Black Tome X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Petitfire X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Rainarok X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Classified as black magic in Gaiden.
Rexcalibur X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Robber X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Robin's Manuscript X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Shaver X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Starlight Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Negates Imhullu's effect.
Superior Jolt X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Grants Tomebreaker when equipped.
Swarm Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Extended range.
Thoron Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Robin only in Fates. Classified as thunder in other games.
Thunder Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Classified as anima or thunder in other games.
Valflame X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Classified as fire in other games.
Wilderwind X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Yurublizzard X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png --
A Yes check.png means that the weapon is available in that game, while a X mark.png indicates the contrary.

Classes capable of using tomes

Class Wields tomes in: Notes:
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14
Mage Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Bishop Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png --
Dark Mage X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Can wield dark tomes in Awakening and Fates.
Sage X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Sorcerer X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Can wield dark tomes in Awakening and Fates.
Valkyrie X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Dark Knight X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png --
Dark Flier X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png --
Tactician X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Grandmaster X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png --
Dread Fighter X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png --
Dark Blood X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Strategist X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Revenant Knight X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
Witch X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png --
A Yes check.png means that the class wields tomes in that game, while a X mark.png indicates the contrary.

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