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- Not to be confused with the dark magic from other games in the series.
Black magic (Japanese: くろまほう Black magic) is a weapon type in the Fire Emblem series appearing exclusively in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is comprised of the game's offensive spells. Spells not exclusive to Gaiden appear as other types of magic in other games in the series. Despite the name, two black magic spells appear in other games of the series as light magic tomes. Along with white magic, black magic makes up the broader magic weapon type in the original NES release, but it is split from it in the remake.
Black magic in the Fire Emblem series
Note: This table lists all appearances of the weapons in question. They are only classified as black magic in Gaiden; only their special properties relevant to their appearances as black magic are listed, and their classifications in other games are noted.
|Apocalypse||Classified as Dark in The Binding Blade.|
|Aura||Classified as light or an uncategorized tome in other games.|
|Excalibur||Classified as anima or an uncategorized tome in other games.|
|Fire||Classified as anima, fire, or an uncategorized tome in other games.|
|Mire||Categorized as a dark tome in Awakening.|
|Nosferatu||HP drain; classified as light, dark, or an uncategorized tome in other games.|
|Ragnarok||Classified as an uncategorized tome in Fates.|
|Seraphim||Effective against monsters.|
|Thoron||Classified as thunder or an uncategorized tome in other games.|
|Thunder||Longer range; classified as anima, thunder, or an uncategorized tome in other games.|
|A means that the weapon is available in that game, while a indicates the contrary.|
Classes capable of using black magic
|Class||Wields black magic in:||Notes:|
|Enchantress||Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.|
|Exemplar||Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.|
|Fell God||Despite using black magic spells in Gaiden, it is not shown as being able to use magic on the status menu.|
|Guru||Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.|
|Harrier||Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.|
|Illusory Hero||Robin only.|
|Rigain||Requires DLC in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.|
|A means that the class wields black magic in that game, while a indicates the contrary.|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||Black Magic||Abbreviated to B. Magic in some menus.|