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Balmung

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Balmung

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

Spd +5. A timeless weapon.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)
First game

Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War

Balmung (Japanese: バルムンク Balmunc) is a regalia sword which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. It is the holy weapon once wielded by Odo of the Twelve Crusaders, bestowed upon him at the Miracle of Darna after his blood-bond with a dragon. The blade is the property of Odo's descendants, the royal family of Isaach, and can only be wielded by those in possession of major Odo Holy Blood.

History

In Isaach's war with Grannvale, upon hearing of his father Mananan's cruel death at the hands of the Grannvale forces, Crown Prince Mariccle set out with the Balmung to confront his father's killers, but was himself killed in battle. The Balmung was taken and eventually ended up placed within the Yied Shrine, guarded by its Loptyrian occupants, and remained there for two decades.

Eventually, Mariccle's son Shanan came to hear rumours of the blade's entombment at the Shrine and set out to attempt to procure it. He was beaten to it, however, by the thief Patty, who had decided to rob the Shrine of her own accord. As the two fled from the pursuing Loptyrian forces, Patty eagerly handed the Balmung over to Shanan upon learning of his identity, and Shanan wielded it for the rest of the liberation war under Seliph.

Millennia later, the blade came into the possession of the Grimleal, and was given to its reincarnation of the Deadlord Simia. By this point, Balmung is no longer sealed to the Odo bloodline and is capable of being used by any sword-wielder of reasonable skill.

Stats

Game Icon Rank Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 balmung.png SNESRankSword.png * 30 3 90 -- 1 50 50,000 -- +10 skill, +20 speed when equipped.
Awakening Is 3ds balmung.png 3DSRankSword.png A 13 -- 90 10 1 25 0 2 +5 speed when equipped. Cannot be forged.

Locations

Genealogy of the Holy War

Event Second Generation: Chapter 7, Shanan talks with Patty/Daisy.

Awakening

Dropped by Chapter 22, enemy Simia
Treasure Infinite Regalia, chosen at random from a pool of other items.

Trivia

  • In Genealogy, while the Crusader weapons cannot normally be sold to the pawn shop and leave their initial owner's possession, a glitch involving the Valkyrie Staff can be exploited to transfer Balmung out of Shanan's inventory and into Larcei or Ulster's. This requires that Holyn was their father, giving them major Odo blood.
    • First, Shanan must be killed while he has Balmung equipped.
    • Once Shanan is dead, access the Valkyrie Staff menu and press X on Shanan to view his profile. While viewing his profile, press L or R, then exit his profile with B, then view his profile again with X. Balmung will have changed into an Iron Lance with 98 uses.
    • Exit the Valkyrie Staff menu, save the game, then reset the game.
    • If all steps are completed properly, Balmung will appear in the castle armory, and Larcei or Ulster can buy it and equip it in battle.

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Balmung As of Fire Emblem Awakening. From Balmung, a sword of Norse mythology wielded by Sigurðr. Curiously, the Fire Emblem Balmung is not associated with Sigurd, the hero of Genealogy named for the same mythological figure.
English
(unofficial)
Balmung
Balmunk
Common names used prior to the English release of Awakening.
Japanese バルムンク Officially romanized as Balmunc.
Spanish Balmung As above.
French Balmung As above.
German Balmung As above.
Italian Balmung As above.

References

Swords
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Swords with secondary effects ArmorslayerBarrier SwordBerserk EdgeBrave SwordDarkness SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeHoly SwordKing SwordLady SwordLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLongswordLoptyr SwordMaster SwordMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierShadowkillerShield SwordSilence EdgeSleep EdgeSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin EdgeWingslayerWyrmslayer
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Iron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAudhulmaBalmungBeo SwordBinding BladeBlagi SwordCaladbolgDarkness SwordDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttardFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantHoly SwordLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiTyrfingVague Katti
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Playable characters First gen. AdeanAlecArdenAyraAzelBeowolfBriggidClaudDeirdreDewEthlynFerryFinnHolynJamkeLewynLexMidayleNoishQuanRaquesisSigurdSylviaTailto
Second gen. AltenaAresArthur/AmidCed/HawkCorpul/SharlowDelmud/TristanFaval/AsaelloFee/FeminaFinnHannibalJohalvaJohanJuliaLana/ManaLarcei/RadneyLeen/LayleaLeifLester/DimnaNanna/JanneOifeyPatty/DaisySeliphShananTeeny/LindaUlster/Roddlevan
Non-playable characters First gen. AidaAlvaArvisAzmurBatorCalfCigyunEldiganEthniaEvaEveGrahnyeImcaKurthMahnyaManananMariccleOifeyRahnaRingShananTravantVictorVylon
Second gen. AnnaFelipeJakeLewynPalmarch
Other GalleForsetiLoptyrMairaNagaSalamand
Bosses First gen. AndoreyBeowolfBordeauxChagallClementCuvuliDaccarDeet'varDiMaggioDonovanDuvallElliotEldiganFerryGandolfGerrardJacobanJamkeKinboisLamiaLangobaltMacbethMagornMaiosPamelaPapillonPhilipPizareReptorSandimaSlayderVahaWaltzZane
Second gen. AltenaAnguillaAreoneArvisBanbaBaranBlegBloomBovisBoyceBramselBurianCanisCoulterCtuzofDagonDananDistlerDracoEquusEriuFisherFotlaGallusHannibalHaroldHildaIshtarIshtoreJabarroJohalvaJohanJudahJuliaJuliusJuphielKanatzLizaMabelManfroyMaykovMengMorriganMuhammadMusMusarOvisOvoPorcusRiddellRobertoRodanSchmidtScopioSimiaTeeny/LindaTigrisTravantZagam
The Twelve Crusaders BaldurBlagiCedDainFalaHeimHezulNeirNobaOdoTordoUlir
Holy Weapons BalmungForsetiGáe BolgGungnirHelswathLoptyrMjölnirMystletainnNagaTyrfingValflameValkyrieYewfelle
Chapters First gen. P: Birth of a Crusader • 1: The Spirit Forest's Maiden • 2: Crisis in Agustria • 3: Eldigan the Lionheart • 4: Dance in the Skies • 5: Threshold of Fate
Second gen. 6: Heir of Light • 7: Beyond the Desert • 8: The Dracoknights of Thracia • 9: For Whose Sake • 10: Light and Darkness • Final: The Final Holy War
Locations JugdralAgustria (Blagi TowerNordionOrgahil) • Yied Desert (Darna) • Grannvale (BelhallaChalphyDozelEddaFreegeJungbyVelthomer) • Isaach (Tirnanog) • Manster District (AlsterConoteLeonsterManster) • MiletosSilesseThraciaVerdane
Groups, objects and events Battle of BelhallaCross KnightsHoly BloodHoly WarKnight brigades of GrannvaleLanze RitterLoptyrians (DeadlordsLoptyr Empire) • Miracle of DarnaQuintessenceTwelve CrusadersYied Massacre
Related topics Mitsuki Ōsawa manga adaptationNuts Fujimori manga adaptationName chart • Other games (Thracia 776Awakening) • Timeline
Fire Emblem Awakening
Playable characters AnnaAversaBasilioBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelEmmerynFlaviaFrederickGaiusGangrelGeromeGregorHenryInigoKellamKjelleLaurentLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelleMirielMorganNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPannePriamRickenRobinSay'riSeveraStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVaikeVirionWalhartYarneYen'fay
Non-playable characters HierarchHollandKe'riNagaOld HubbaPhila
Bosses AlgolAnguillaArdriAversaBovisCampariCanisCassiusCervantesChalardDalenDaltonDracoEquusExcellusEzraFarberGallusGangrelGarrickGeckoGrimaGyralIgnatiusJamilLepusMarthMorristanMusMustafaNelsonNombryOrtonOvisPherosPorcusPriamRaimiRisen ChiefRoddickRugerSimiaTigrisValidarVastoVictorVincentWalhartXalbadorYen'fayZanth
DLC characters AlmCatriaCelicaEirikaEldiganElinciaEphraimEstIkeKatarinaLeifLynPrince MarthMicaiahPallaRoySeliph
SpotPass characters Shadow Dragon CaedaGharnefLindeMerricMinervaNavarreNynaOgmaPrince MarthTiki
Gaiden AlmBoeyCelicaClairCliveDeenLuthierMycenNomahValbar
Mystery of the Emblem AthenaCatriaEtzelHardinHoraceKatarinaKing MarthLegionMaliceNorne
Genealogy of the Holy War G1 ArdenArvisAyraDeirdreEthlynJamkeLewynQuanRaquesisSigurd
Genealogy of the Holy War G2 AltenaAresArthurCedFeeJuliaJuliusLarceiSeliphUlster
Thracia 776 DagdarEyvelFinnLeifMareetaNannaOlwenRaydrikSaiasSalem
Binding Blade CeciliaLilinaLughPercevalRaighRoyShannaSophiaWoltZephiel
Fire Emblem EliwoodFlorinaHectorJaffarKarelLynMatthewNergalNinoSerra
Sacred Stones AmeliaEirikaEphraimInnesL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMoulderSeth
Path of Radiance AshnardElinciaGeoffreyIkeLuciaMiaMistSorenTitaniaZihark
Radiant Dawn Black KnightBromEdwardLeonardoMicaiahNepheneeSanakiSephiranSigrunSothe
Others CamusIshtarLinusLloydNarcianOliverPetrineSelenaTravantUrsula
Regalia and personal weapons AmatsuArmadsBalmungBook of NagaDouble BowExcaliburFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • ForsetiGáe BolgGoddess StaffGoetiaGradivusGrima's TruthGungnirHauteclereHelswathMercuriusMissiletainnMjölnirMystletainnNidhoggNoble RapierParthiaRagnellRapierSol KattiTyrfingValflameWolf BergYewfelle
Chapters Main story path Pm: Invisible Ties • P: The Verge of History • 1: Unwelcome Change • 2: Shepherds • 3: Warrior Realm • 4: Two Falchions • 5: The Exalt and the King • 6: Foreseer • 7: Incursion • 8: The Grimleal • 9: Emmeryn • 10: Renewal • 11: Mad King Gangrel • 12: The Seacomers • 13: Of Sacred Blood • 14: Flames on the Blue • 15: Smoldering Resistance • 16: Naga's Voice • 17: Inexorable Death • 18: Sibling Blades • 19: The Conqueror • 20: The Sword or the Knee • 21: Five Gemstones • 22: An Ill Presage • 23: Invisible Ties • 24: Awakening • 25: To Slay a God • Final: Grima
Paralogues Pr1: Sickle to Sword • Pr2: The Secret Seller • Pr3: A Strangled Peace • Pr4: Anna the Merchant • Pr5: Scion of Legend • Pr6: A Man for Flowers • Pr7: Noble Lineage • Pr8: A Duel Disgraced • Pr9: Wings of Justice • Pr10: Ambivalence • Pr11: Twin Wyverns • Pr12: Disowned by Time • Pr13: Rival Bands • Pr14: Shadow in the Sands • Pr15: A Shot from the Dark • Pr16: Daughter to Dragons • Pr17: The Threat of Silence • Pr18: The Dead King's Lament • Pr19: Irreconcilable Paths • Pr20: A Hard Miracle • Pr21: Ghost of a Blade • Pr22: The Wellspring of Truth • Pr23: The Radiant Hero
Xenologues Champions of Yore 1Champions of Yore 2Champions of Yore 3The Golden GaffeEXPonential GrowthInfinite RegaliaLost Bloodlines 1Lost Bloodlines 2Lost Bloodlines 3Smash Brethren 1Smash Brethren 2Smash Brethren 3Rogues & Redeemers 1Rogues & Redeemers 2Rogues & Redeemers 3Death's EmbraceFive-Anna FirefightRoster RescueHarvest ScrambleSummer ScrambleHot-Spring ScrambleThe Future Past 1The Future Past 2The Future Past 3Apotheosis
Locations YlisseFerox (Arena Ferox) • Outrealm Gate (Outrealms) • Plegia (Dragon's Table) • YlisseValmChon'sinRosanneValm
Groups, objects, and concepts AwakeningEinherjarFire EmblemGrimleal (Deadlords) • RisenShepherds
Related topics Double DuelDownloadable contentName chart Nintendo Dream comics • Other games (GaidenGenealogy of the Holy WarShadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Unit Gallery (Soundtrack) • SpotPassStreetPassTimelineWorld map