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Icon of Arcfire from Radiant Dawn.

Extremely powerful fire magic.



First game

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

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.


Game Icon Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii arcfire.png WiiRankFire.pngB 9 7 80 5 1-2 25 2,500 4 Deals effective damage to beast laguz.
Awakening Is 3ds arcfire.png 3DSRankTome.pngC 8 -- 80 0 1-2 30 1,440 2 --


Radiant Dawn

Inventory Tormod (Part 4 Chapter 4 re-appearance only)
Armory Part 4: Prologue, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Endgame
Bargains Part 1: Endgame


Dropped by Chapter 18, enemy SageChapter 23, enemy Sorcerer
Armory Fort SteigerPlegia CastleDivine Dragon Grounds
Port FeroxSage's Hamlet
Double Duel Reward for defeating Cordelia's Pride

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

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

Arcfire is Robin's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Described by director Masahiro Sakurai as "[calling] down a bolt of flame from above, then [launching] a pillar of fire",[1] it functions very similarly to Ness and Lucas's PK Fire move. Arcfire is also used as a finisher for Robin's neutral attack if the player doesn't keep pressing the attack button during it, finishing the combo with an explosion.

Like all of Robin's weapons, Arcfire - both as a side 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 6 durability points, which are subtracted from until it runs out, at which point Arcfire "breaks" and must be left to recharge for 10 seconds before it can be used again, during which the move will fail if the player attempts to use it. Each use of Arcfire, whether it be the side special or the neutral attack, consumes one durability point.

As with all special moves in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, Arcfire 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.

  • Arcfire+ (Japanese: エクスプロージョン Explosion) is slower to cast, but in exchange deals a single, large and powerful explosion.
  • Fire Wall (Japanese: ファイアーウォール Firewall) casts a tall pillar of flame which is useful for guarding against incoming attacks.




Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Arcfire 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".
Japanese ギガファイアー Gigafire; from "giga", the Japanese version's equivalent prefix + "fire".
Spanish Arcfire As above.
French Embrasement Burning
German Arkuslicht From Arkus, the German versions's equivalent prefix, a corruption of the German arcus, "arc" + Licht, "light".
Italian Arcifuoco From arci-, "arch-", the Italian version's equivalent prefix + fuoco, "fire".
Russian Архипламя Arch-flame; only in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, as no Fire Emblem game has as yet been officially released in Russian.


  1. Sakurai, M., Director's Room, Miiverse, Published: July 16, 2014, Retrieved: July 25, 2014

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