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Black Flames

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Black Flames


Bottomless Canyon, South

New units

Xander, Leo, Odin, Laslow, Peri, Niles



Ryoma and Prince Xander—working together. I never thought I'd see it.
— Takumi

Black Flames (Japanese: 黒き炎 Black Flames) is the seventeenth chapter of the Revelation campaign of Fire Emblem Fates. In this chapter, Corrin faces one more roadblock on the way to Valla.

It is not possible to save the game, read supports, or return to My Castle during this chapter; the previous chapter and this one must be completed consecutively.


Main article: Black Flames/Script
The below plot corresponds to the use of a male Corrin. If you refresh this page, it is possible to get an alternate reading using a female variation instead.

The sudden appearance of Iago and his army shocks Corrin, yet Azura states that, if they flee, they may never get another chance to enter the Bottomless Canyon. Ryoma reassures Corrin that they can defeat the army, and calls on him to cast off his worries and fight on. The group begins yet another battle.

As even more reinforcements appear, Corrin once again doubts his plight. Suddenly, Xander and Leo come to his aid, with Leo taking pleasure in the thought of removing Iago. Corrin asks them why they changed their mind, only for Xander to dismiss it and rally them to keep moving forward. Iago is disgruntled at the two's defection, though he still intends to complete Garon's mission regardless. Later on, Odin, Niles, Laslow and Peri catch up to their lieges, with Peri berating the others for being slow. Leo and Xander introduce the four as their retainers.

Once Iago and his troops are slain, Elise and Camilla celebrate having the entire royal family together again. Leo begins to patronize the Hoshidan family, only for Xander to urge him not to think in terms of "us" and "them". Leo quickly apologizes, and then Xander tells Corrin of Garon's madness. Leo remarks on Corrin's words in Izumo—that he believed that Garon had changed—and that he hadn't taken them to heart until having seen it for himself. He then apologizes for calling Corrin a traitor, and he forgives him. Xander states that, in his current state, Garon is a threat to Nohr itself, and that it is in his best interest to follow Corrin. With that, Ryoma proposes a truce between Nohr and Hoshido, remarking on his and Xander's similar end goals. Xander accepts his truce, to the surprise of Takumi. Leo taunts him once again, with Camilla calling on him to stop. Azura commends Corrin for his decision, and he thanks them all for cooperating. Azura urges for them to all go to the Bottomless Canyon so that she can finally explain her motives.


Ryoma and his party unite with Corrin, but a powerful Nohrian army is ready to stop them before they can advance any farther.

Chapter data

Normal Hard/Lunatic

Chapter Data
Unit Data
Victory: Seize Iago's fort. Player Other Enemy
Defeat: Corrin dies* or the player's army is routed*. 10+6 0 23+18
Cm fe14r 17.png

This chapter's map is 18 columns by 24 rows.

This chapter features Ballistae and a Fire Orb. They are located as follows:

  • Column 1, row 24: Ballista with 3-7 Rng, 25 Mt, 110 Hit, used from its north side
  • Column 8, row 18: Fire Orb with 3-7 Rng, 20 Mt, 110 Hit, used from its north side
  • Column 14, row 24: Ballista with 3-7 Rng, 25 Mt, 110 Hit, used from its north side

Character data

New Units
Small portrait xander fe14.png
Automatically from turn 2
Small portrait leo fe14.png
Dark Knight
Automatically from turn 2
Small portrait odin fe14.png
Dark Mage
Automatically from turn 3
Small portrait laslow fe14.png
Automatically from turn 3
Small portrait peri fe14.png
Automatically from turn 3
Small portrait niles fe14.png
Automatically from turn 3
Returning Characters

Small portrait avatar m-default fe14.pngSmall portrait azura fe14.pngSmall portrait felicia fe14.pngSmall portrait gunter fe14.pngSmall portrait sakura fe14.pngSmall portrait hana fe14.pngSmall portrait subaki fe14.pngSmall portrait kaze fe14.pngSmall portrait rinkah fe14.pngSmall portrait hayato fe14.pngSmall portrait takumi fe14.pngSmall portrait oboro fe14.pngSmall portrait hinata fe14.pngSmall portrait saizo fe14.pngSmall portrait orochi fe14.pngSmall portrait reina fe14.pngSmall portrait kagero fe14.pngSmall portrait camilla fe14.pngSmall portrait selena fe14.pngSmall portrait beruka fe14.pngSmall portrait kaden fe14.pngSmall portrait keaton fe14.pngSmall portrait elise fe14.pngSmall portrait arthur fe14.pngSmall portrait effie fe14.pngSmall portrait benny fe14.pngSmall portrait charlotte fe14.pngSmall portrait silas fe14.pngSmall portrait shura fe14.pngSmall portrait nyx fe14.pngSmall portrait jakob fe14.pngSmall portrait ryoma fe14.pngSmall portrait hinoka fe14.pngSmall portrait azama fe14.pngSmall portrait setsuna fe14.pngSmall portrait scarlet fe14.png

Note: The returning characters list does not include any characters recruitable in paralogues or xenologues, as the player may not have taken on any available paralogue chapters yet. The list also does not include any bonus units, as they are recruitable at the player's discretion.

Item data

Name Obtainment Method
Is 3ds02 sword.png Steel Sword Dropped by enemy Great Knight
Is 3ds02 staff.png Mend Dropped by enemy Troubadour
Is 3ds02 lance.png Steel Lance Dropped by enemy Knight (reinforcement)
Is 3ds02 tome.png Fimbulvetr Dropped by enemy Iago

Dragon Vein data

There are no Dragon Veins in this chapter.

Enemy data

Normal Hard Lunatic


  • Turn 1
    • 1 Knight that drops a Steel Lance from northwest of the southwestern forts
    • 2 Knights; one from northeast of the southwestern forts, one from the southern of the southwestern forts
    • 2 Generals; one from north of the southwestern forts, one from the northern of the southwestern forts
      • The northern one has a Javelin on Hard and Lunatic
    • 2 Paladins; one from north of the eastern forts, one from the northern of the eastern forts
    • 4 Cavaliers; two from north of the eastern forts, two from south of the eastern forts
    • 2 Great Knights; one from south of the eastern forts, one from the southern of the eastern forts
  • Turn 8
    • 1 Knight from the southeastern fort
    • 1 Cavalier from the northern of the eastern forts
    • 1 General from the southern of the eastern forts
  • Turn 11
    • 1 Strategist from the northern of the northwestern forts
    • 1 Dark Knight from the southern of the northwestern forts
  • Turn 15 (Hard/Lunatic only)

Boss data

Main article: Iago

Normal Hard Lunatic

Small portrait iago fe14.png
Level 7
Movement -
Max HP 38 Speed 16
Strength 0 Luck 14
Magic 22 Defense 12
Skill 14 Resistance 20
Inventory Skills
Is 3ds02 tome.png FimbulvetrThis item is dropped upon this unit's defeat. Is 3ds02 heartseeker.png Heartseeker
Weapon Levels
FE14RankSword.png -- FE14RankLance.png -- FE14RankAxe.png -- FE14RankBow.png --
FE14RankTome.png B FE14RankStaff.png E FE14RankDagger.png -- Dragonstone --


This section details unofficial strategies that may help with completion of the chapter. This may not work for everybody.

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Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Black Flames --
Japanese 黒き炎 Black Flames
French Flammes noires Black Flames



White Flames Black Flames Veiled Kingdom

Fire Emblem Fates
Playable characters Birthright AsugiAzamaAzuraCaeldoriCorrinDwyerFeliciaHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIzanaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKiragiMidoriMitamaMozuOboroOrochiReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSilasSophieSubakiTakumiYukimura
Conquest ArthurAzuraBennyBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGunterIgnatiusIzanaJakobKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoMidoriMozuNilesNinaNyxOdinOpheliaPercyPeriSelenaShigureShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieVelouriaXander
Revelation ArthurAsugiAzamaAzuraBennyBerukaCaeldoriCamillaCharlotteCorrinDwyerEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestFugaGunterHanaHayatoHinataHinokaHisameIgnatiusJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonKiragiLaslowLeoMidoriMitamaMozuNilesNinaNyxOboroOdinOpheliaOrochiPercyPeriReinaRhajatRinkahRyomaSaizoSakuraScarletSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroShuraSiegbertSilasSoleilSophieSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
DLC Anna
Non-playable characters CadrosCassitaIkonaKaterinaLaylaLilithMoroRainbow Sage
Bosses ???AnankosAnthonyAreteCandaceDaichiDanielaFunkeGaronGazakHaitakaHansIagoKilmaKotaroKumageraLlewelynLloydMikotoNicholOmozuSennoSumeragiTakumiTarbaZharaZola
amiibo characters IkeLucinaMarthRobin
Regalia and personal weapons Astral BlessingAurgelmirBifröstBölverkBrynhildrChakramExcaliburFujin YumiGanglariHagakure BladeMissiletainnPursuerRaijintoSiegfriedSkadiWaterwheelYato
Chapters Prologue Pr: Ties That Bind • 1: Nohr • 2: Gift of Ganglari • 3: Journey Begins • 4: Hoshido • 5: Mother • 6: The Path Is Yours
Birthright 6: In the White Light • 7: A Vow Upheld • 8: Fierce Winds • 9: Land of Gods • 10: Ninja Village • 11: To the Sea • 12: Dark Reunion • 13: Another Hope • 14: Light Scatters • 15: Wolfskin Peak • 16: Pleasure Palace • 17: Lost in the Ice • 18: Leo • 19: Rainbow Sage • 20: Fort Dragonfall • 21: Burning Falls • 22: Hidden Capital • 23: Camilla • 24: Tears of a Dragon • 25: Traitor Revealed • 26: Xander • 27: King Garon • Endgame: Dawn Breaks
Conquest 6: Embrace the Dark • 7: A Dragon's Decree • 8: Cold Reception • 9: Another Trial • 10: Unhappy Reunion • 11: Rainbow Sage • 12: Bitter Intrigue • 13: Uprising • 14: Voice of Paradise • 15: The Black Pillar • 16: Invasion • 17: Den of Betrayal • 18: Black & White • 19: Kitsune Lair • 20: Winds of Change • 21: Eternal Stairway • 22: Sakura • 23: Possessed • 24: Hinoka • 25: Ryoma • 26: Treason • 27: The Empty King • Endgame: Night Breaks Through
Revelation 6: Into the Ground • 7: Unspeakable World • 8: Traitor's Brand • 9: Wanderer • 10: Voice of a God • 11: Mutual Enemies • 12: Frozen Sea • 13: A Lost Peace • 14: Orders • 15: Rainbow Sage • 16: White Flames • 17: Black Flames • 18: Veiled Kingdom • 19: Hidden Strings • 20: Seeds of Doubt • 21: Going Forward • 22: Memories • 23: Arete Undone • 24: Days Lost • 25: Blades Drawn • 26: The Vallite King • 27: Hear My Cry • Endgame: Anankos
Paralogues Pr1: Tragic Start • Pr2: Dragon Blood • Pr3: Surprise Duet • Pr4: Fight or Flight • Pr5: Bold Approach • Pr6: Herbal Remedy • Pr7: Father & Liege • Pr8: A Great Hunt • Pr9: Saizo vs. Saizo • Pr10: Hunter & Prey • Pr11: A Long Grudge • Pr12: Sweet Dreams • Pr13: Truly Talented • Pr14: After the End • Pr15: Hidden Bravery • Pr16: Abducted • Pr17: Two Defenders • Pr18: Nutty Family • Pr19: Great Heroism • Pr20: Ultimate Power • Pr21: Bright Smile • Pr22: Abrupt Clash
Invasions BR: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3CQ: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3RV: Invasion 1Invasion 2Invasion 3
DLC chapters Ghostly GoldBoo CampMuseum MeleeBeach BrawlRoyal RoyaleBefore AwakeningHidden Truths 1Hidden Truths 2Vanguard DawnAnna on the RunBallistician BlitzWitches' TrialA Gift from AnnaAnother Gift from AnnaI: In Endless DreamsII: Realms CollideIII: The Changing TideIV: Light's SacrificeV: Endless DawnEnd: Lost in the WavesHoshidan Festival of BondsNohrian Festival of Bonds
Hero Battles Hero-King MarthRadiant Hero IkePrincess LucinaGrandmaster Robin
Locations Deeprealms (My Castle) • Hoshido (Flame TribeIzumoKohgaMokushuWind Tribe) • Nohr (Dragon's GateIce TribeNestra) • Valla (Bottomless Canyon)
Groups, objects, and concepts Curse of VallaDragon VeinMy Castle
Related topics Ancient TextsDownloadable contentFire Emblem Fates: Crown of NibelungName chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Soundtrack