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Is gba apocalypse.png
Icon of Apocalypse from The Binding Blade.

Ruinous magic.


Dark (The Binding Blade)
Black magic (Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)



First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

(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 Milady, 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 Elphin.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba apocalypse.png GBARankDark.gif 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 FE15RankBlackMagic.png 30 0 0 0 0 -- -12 HP -- --


The Binding Blade

Event Chapter 21x, end of chapter

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unknown Not known to be available to any known units


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Apocalypse 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.
Japanese アポカリプス Apocalypse; from the Greek ἀποκάλυψις, 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.
Apocalipsis Apocalypse
Apocalypse As above.
German Apokalypse Apocalypse
Italian Apocalisse Apocalypse
Dutch Apocalyps Apocalypse
Simplified Chinese 天启
Traditional Chinese 天啟



  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." — Milady, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Dark magic
Basic tomes CarreauFenrirFluxGoetiaHades ΩJormungandMiasma ΔRuinVerrineWorm
Long-range tomes Bohr ΧEclipseFenrirMirePoisonStone
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 ArrowApocalypseAuraBolganoneDeathExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGaiaMiasmaMireOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittae
Long-ranged spells BoltingDeathOcular BeamMeteorMireSagittaeThoronThunderUpheaval
Spells with secondary effects ExcaliburMedusaNosferatuOculusSeraphim
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstoreBathBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEkhidnaElenElphinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJodelJunoKarelKleinLalumLanceLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMiladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWadeWoltZelotsZeiss
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Bosses ArcardoBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
The Eight Legends AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierSaint's Staff
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: The 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: An Undying Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and Lies • Final: Beyond DarknessTrial Maps
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon SanctuaryShrine 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
Related topics Fire Emblem: Hasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline