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Icon of Apocalypse from The Binding Blade.

Ruinous magic.



First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Apocalypse (Japanese: アポカリプス Apocalypse), also known as the Elder Revelation (Japanese: 黙示の闇 Revelation's Darkness) is a regalia dark tome introduced in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. It is one of the legendary weapons of the continent Elibe, forged in the Scouring to battle dragons, and was wielded by Bramimond of the Eight Legends.

An unrelated and unused black magic spell of the same name appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


As with the other eight legendary weapons, Apocalypse was forged by humans during the Scouring for use by Bramimond of the Eight Legends, designed to pierce the defenses of dragons, and during battle its power was part of the cause of the Ending Winter. After the Scouring's conclusion, Bramimond sealed Apocalypse away deep within the Shrine of Seals, its residence until its death.[1]

According to Melady, rumours of the existence of Apocalypse and of its purpose as a defense mechanism for the Shrine regularly circulated among Bern's soldiers.[2] By the time Roy's army had defeated General Murdock and reached the Shrine, a detachment from Bern's army led by Peres, a lieutenant of Murdock, had set up to defend the Shrine's interior and the tome. After the army's defeat and the evasion of the chamber's many traps, Roy obtained the tome. Initially unfamiliar with it as it, like its wielder, had little known about it, the tome was identified as Apocalypse by Elffin.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba apocalypse.png Dark magic S 18 12 80 5 1–2 20 Cannot be sold 1 +5 Magic when equipped. Deals bonus damage to dragon units.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 black magic.png Black magic 30 0 0 0 0 -- -12 HP -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

The Apocalypse appears as one of Eleonora Yumizuru's Carnages in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.

Carnage tmsfe apocalypse.png
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Attack 125
Skills Unity Cost
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Grand Tack
Sword Parry
Early Bird
Myriad Arrows
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Hierophant Force ×1
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Interstellar Sefirot ×1
Is tmsfe prestige performa.png 5-Star Prestige ×5
Weaknesses and Resistances
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Is tmsfe ice.png -- Is tmsfe elec.png -- Is tmsfe force.png -- Is tmsfe spirit.png -- Is tmsfe body.png --
Physical attacks have a low chance to inflict stun.


The Binding Blade

Event Chapter 21x, end of chapter

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unknown Not known to be available to any known units

Flavor text

Game Text
The Binding Blade
Boosts magic by 5 pts.*
『神将器』 黙示の闇 魔力+5

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Used in the fan translations for Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, this name also appears in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia's unused data.



Apocalypse; from the Greek ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, the revelation of something unknown to most of mankind in an era of lies. In common parlance, it normally refers to the end of the world dictated in Christian religion; the events of the Apocalypse are related in the New Testament's Book of Revelation (Japanese: 黙示録 Book of Revelation), which is also the origin of the tome's epithet, "Elder Revelation", in both Japanese and the fan translation.
















Simplified Chinese


• Transcription of the English word "apocalypse"; used in the unreleased Chinese version of The Binding Blade.
• Heavenly opening; used for the unused spell in Shadows of Valentia.

Traditional Chinese


Heavenly opening; used for the unused spell in Shadows of Valentia.



  1. "Roy ventures into the depths of the Shrine of Seals. Apparently, the shrine contains more than just the Binding Blade." — Opening narration of Chapter 21x, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "Yes, I believe so. All I've heard are rumors from other soldiers, but there is apparently a tome meant to protect the shrine from intruders." — Melady, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Dark magic
Basic tomes CarreauFenrirFluxGoetiaHades ΩJormungandMiasma ΔRuinVerrineWorm
Long-range tomes Bohr ΧDeath ΓEclipseFenrirMirePetrifyPoison
Tomes with secondary effects Aversa's NightBanshee ΘDark Spikes ΤEclipseHelJormungandLunaNosferatuQuake ΣSwarm ΖWaste
Regalia and personal tomes ApocalypseBalberithEreshkigalGespenstGleipnirGrima's TruthLoptousNaglfar
Monster attacks Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEvil EyeShadowshotStone
Black magic
Basic spells Agnea's ArrowApocalypseAuraBolganoneBlizzardCutting GaleDeathExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGaiaMiasmaMireOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittaeWind
Long-ranged spells BoltingDeathOcular BeamMeteorMireSagittaeThoronThunderUpheaval
Spells with secondary effects ExcaliburMedusaNosferatuOculusSeraphim
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWardWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Bosses ArcardoBorsBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
Background characters AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and LiesF: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Swords Al's SwordArmorslayerBinding BladeBrave SwordDurandalEckesachsIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceGant's LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceMaltetRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes ArmadsBrave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowMulagirShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Anima AircaliburBoltingElfireFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AureolaDivineLightningPurge
Dark ApocalypseEclipseFenrirFluxNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaLong BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepStaff of the SaintTiena's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch