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Bolt Axe

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Bolt Axe

FEPR Bolt Axe concept.png
Concept art of the Bolt Axe from Tellius Recollection: Volume 1.

Deals magical damage based on Mag.

Type

Axe

First game

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

The Bolt Axe (Japanese: ボルトアクス Bolt Axe) is the sole magic axe present in the Fire Emblem series, debuting in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance. Channeling thunder powers, attacks using the Bolt Axe are fuelled by the unit's magic stat and target the foe's resistance, instead of strength and defense. In Path of Radiance only, it is also not affected by the weapon triangle for physical weapons and is neutral to swords and lances, and it is instead affected by the Trinity of Magic, having an advantage over fire magic and a disadvantage to wind magic.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Path of Radiance Is gcn bolt axe.png GCNRankAxe.gif B 10 12 70 0 1-2 25 3,750 2 Works as magical damage. Counts as thunder magic under the Trinity of Magic and not as an axe under the weapon triangle. Deals bonus damage to Is gcn dragon.png dragon units.
Awakening Is 3ds01 bolt axe.png Axes B 14 -- 70 5 1-2 30 1,920 2 Works as magical damage.
Fates Is 3ds02 axe.png Axes/Clubs C 14 -- 65 0 1-2 -- 3,300 ? -20 avoid when equipped.
Works as magical damage.
Cannot inflict critical hits or trigger offensive skills.
Sells for 1,100 gold.
Three Houses Is ns01 axe.png Axes B 14 15 60 0 1-2 25 1,920 ? Works as magical damage.

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 axe+.png Axes B 14 15 60 0 1-3 30 2,880 ? Works as magical damage.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

The Bolt Axe appears as one of Mamori Minamoto's Carnages in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.

Unlike other Carnages, the Bolt Axe notably has a slight difference in its skill lineup between the original Wii U version and the Encore version of the game.

Wii U Encore

Carnage tmsfe bolt axe.png
Icon Is tmsfe axe.png
Attack 116
Skills Unity Cost
SIs tmsfe ice.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Is tmsfe supportive.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Elec-Glacier
Resist Elec
Marking
Null Charm
Victory Cry
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Poltergeist's Force ×1
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Horror-Show Doll ×1
Is tmsfe prestige performa.png 5-Star Prestige ×3
Weaknesses and Resistances
Is tmsfe sword.png Wk Is tmsfe lance.png Rs Is tmsfe axe.png -- Is tmsfe bow.png -- Is tmsfe fire.png Wk
Is tmsfe ice.png Rs Is tmsfe elec.png Rs Is tmsfe force.png Wk Is tmsfe spirit.png -- Is tmsfe body.png --
Physical attacks have a low chance to cause Charm.

Locations

Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 25, enemy Gromell

Awakening

Dropped by Chapter 21, enemy Algol
Treasure Infinite Regalia, chosen at random from a pool of other items.
Renown bonus 1,800 Renown points; only one copy can be obtained through this means per save file.
Merchant
(SpotPass)
L'Arachel

Fates

This list may be incomplete.
Dropped by Birthright: Chapter 14, enemy Berserker
Revelation: Chapter 19, enemy Berserker
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Battle Rank: 800 (limit 1)

Three Houses

This list may be incomplete.

Bolt Axe

Treasure Chapter 15 MissionAzure MoonVerdant WindSilver Snow, chest
Forging Steel Axe (2 Arcane Crystals, 770G) with a B+ or above Professor Level.

Bolt Axe+

Forging Bolt Axe (4 Arcane Crystals, 1,150G) with a B+ or above Professor Level.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Path of Radiance A magic axe. Its attacks deal magical,
rather than physical, damage.
??
Awakening Deals magical damage based on Mag. ??
Fates Magic weapon. Cannot make critical hits
or trigger offensive skills.
??
Three Houses
(Bolt Axe)
Coursing with electric energy, this magical axe
has been struck by lightning.
魔法武器
雷の魔力が込められた斧
Three Houses
(Bolt Axe+)
A reinforced bolt axe.
Magic weapon.
ボルトアクスを強化したもの
魔法武器

Trivia

  • The Bolt Axe is the only item available in Awakening's Infinite Regalia DLC which is neither a regalia weapon or somebody's personal weapon, and is available in non-limited quantities elsewhere in the game (including other DLC chapters).

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Bolt Axe --
Japanese ボルトアクス Bolt Axe
Spanish Hacha rayo Lightning axe
French Tonnerre Lightning
German Donneraxt Thunder axe
Italian Ascia lampo Lightning axe
Korean 볼트 액스 Bolt axe
Simplified Chinese 闪雷斧 Lighting axe
Traditional Chinese 閃雷斧 Lighting axe

Gallery

References

See also

Axes
Basic axes AxeAxe of ZoltanBarst's AxeBasilikosBattle AxeBeruka's AxeBordcord AxeBroken AxeBronze AxeEmblem AxeFrying PanGlass AxeHauteclereHector's AxeHit AxeImmortal AxeImposing AxeIron AxeIron PoleaxKiller AxeLadleLegion's AxePractice AxeRusted AxeSilver AxeSilver PoleaxSplitting AxeSteel AxeSteel PoleaxTraining Axe
Axes with secondary effects Arthur's AxeBerserker's AxeBone AxeBrave AxeCamilla's AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeFiendcleaverHammerLaguz AxeMaceMaster AxePoleaxQuick AxeRaider AxeSuperior AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTitania's AxeVengeanceVenin AxeVolant Axe
Magic-based axes Bolt Axe
Ranged axes Hand AxeHatchetIron Star AxeOrsin's HatchetShort AxeSilver Star AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Regalia and personal axes ArmadsAurgelmirAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBölverkCrusherFreikugelGarmHelswathVougeTarvosUrvanWolf BeilWolf Berg
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Swords AlonditeAmitiArmorslayerBrave SwordGurgurantIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaguzslayerLongswordRagnellRegal SwordRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSonic SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTrainerVague KattiVenin Edge
Lances Brave LanceFlame LanceHeavy SpearIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceKnight KillerLaguz LanceShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Bolt AxeBrave AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLaguz AxePoleaxPractice AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowDouble BowIron BowKiller BowLaguz BowLongbowRolf's BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire BolganoneElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardElwindTornadoVortexWind
Light LightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShine
Knives DaggerKnifeStiletto
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClaw
Staves Ashera StaffFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchWard
Unused Weapons BerserkBright BowDevil AxeRexcaliburRexflameUnlockUrvanWarp
Weapons in Fire Emblem Awakening
Swords Alm's BladeAmatsuArmorslayerBalmungBrave SwordBronze SwordEirika's BladeEliwood's BladeFalchionGlass SwordIron SwordKilling EdgeLeif's BladeLevin SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierParallel FalchionRagnellRapierRoy's BladeSeliph's BladeSilver SwordSolSol KattiSoothing SwordSteel SwordSuperior EdgeTree BranchTyrfingWyrmslayer
Lances Beast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceEphraim's LnceFinn's LanceGáe BolgGlass LanceGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLogLunaMiniature LanceShockstickShort SpearSigurd's LanceSilver LanceSpearSteel LanceSuperior Lance
Axes ArmadsBolt AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeGlass AxeHammerHand AxeHauteclereHector's AxeHelswathImposing AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLadleOrsin's HatchetShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSuperior AxeTitania's AxeTomahawkVengeanceVolant AxeWolf Berg
Bows AstraBlessed BowBrave BowBronze BowDouble BowGlass BowInnes' BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowNidhoggParthiaSilver BowSlack BowSteel BowSuperior BowTowering BowUnderdog BowWolt's BowYewfelle
Tomes ArcfireArcthunderArcwindAversa's NightBolganoneBook of NagaCelica's GaleDying BlazeElfireElthunderElwindExcaliburFireFluxForsetiGoetiaGrima's TruthKatarina's BoltMicaiah's PyreMireMjölnirNosferatuRexcaliburRuinSuperior JoltThoronThunderValflameWasteWilderwindWind
Staves Balmwood StaffCatharsisFortifyGoddess StaffHammerneHealKneaderMendPhysicRecoverRescueWard
Other BeaststoneBeaststone+Blighted ClawsBlighted TalonsDragonstoneDragonstone+Expiration
Weapons in Fire Emblem Fates
Swords ArmorslayerBottleBrave SwordBronze SwordFalchionGanglariIke's BackupIron KukriIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLucina's EstocMarth's SpathaNohrian BladeParallel FalchionRagnellSelena's BladeSiegfriedSilver KukriSilver SwordSteel KukriSteel SwordUmbrellaWyrmslayer
Katanas Axe SplitterBrass KatanaDaikon RadishDual KatanaHagakure BladeHana's KatanaHinata's KatanaIron KatanaIron KattiKodachiParasolPractice KatanaRaider KatanaRaijintoSilver KatanaSilver KattiSpirit KatanaSteel KatanaSteel KattiSunrise KatanaTakumi's ShinaiVenge KatanaWakizashiYato
Lances Beast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceBroomEffie's LanceHexlock SpearIron JavelinIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePeri's LanceSilver JavelinSilver LanceSpearSteel JavelinSteel LanceStickXander's Lance
Naginatas Bamboo PoleBold NaginataBolt NaginataBrass NaginataDual NaginataGuard NaginataHinoka's SpearIron NageyariIron NaginataOboro's SpearPine BranchRaider NaginataSilver NageyariSilver NaginataSteel NageyariSteel NaginataSubaki's PikeSwordcatcherVenge NaginataWaterwheel
Axes Arthur's AxeAurgelmirBerserker's AxeBeruka's AxeBolt AxeBone AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeBölverkCamilla's AxeFrying PanHammerHand AxeIron AxeIron Star AxeKiller AxeRaider AxeSilver AxeSilver Star AxeSteel AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Clubs Adamant ClubBattering ClubBrass ClubCarp StreamerDual ClubFuga's ClubGreat ClubHoeIron ClubIron MacePike-Ruin ClubRinkah's ClubRyoma's ClubSilver ClubSilver MaceSteel ClubSteel MaceThrowing ClubVenge Club
Bows Anna's BowBlessed BowBronze BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowIron BowIron ShortbowKiller BowMini BowNiles's BowRubber BowShining BowSilver BowSilver ShortbowSteel BowSteel ShortbowViolin Bow
Yumis Bamboo YumiBrass YumiDual YumiFujin YumiHarp YumiIllusory YumiIron HankyuIron YumiMikoto's YumiPursuerRaider YumiSetsuna's YumiSidelong YumiSilver HankyuSilver YumiSkadiSpellbane YumiSpy's YumiSteel HankyuSteel YumiSurefire Yumi
Daggers Bronze DaggerFelicia's PlateFruit KnifeHunter's KnifeIron DaggerJakob's TrayKris KnifePebbleQuill PenRaider KnifeSacrificial KnifeSilver DaggerSoldier's KnifeStale BreadSteel DaggerVotive Candle
Shurikens Barb ShurikenBrass ShurikenCaltropChakramChopstickDual ShurikenFlame ShurikenHair PinIron ShurikenKagero's DartKaze's NeedleSaizo's StarSilver ShurikenSpy's ShurikenSteel ShurikenSting Shuriken
Tomes BrynhildrDisrobing GaleEmberExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGinnungagapIago's TomeLightningMissiletainnMjölnirMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRagnarokRobin's PrimerSpeed ThunderThoronThunder
Scrolls Bird SpiritCalamity GateDragon SpiritHorse SpiritInk PaintingIzana's ScrollMalevolent TextMonkey SpiritOx SpiritPaperRabbit SpiritRat SpiritSheep SpiritSnake SpiritTiger Spirit
Turrets BallistaFire OrbLauncher
Staves Astral BlessingBifröstBouquet StaffCandy CaneElise's StaffEnfeebleEntrapFortifyFreezeHealLilith's StaffMendMushroom StaffPhysicRecover
Rods Bamboo BranchBloom FestalDumpling RodGreat FestalHexing RodLanternMoon FestalPurification RodRescueSakura's RodSilenceSun FestalWane Festal
Other Astral BreathBeaststoneBeastruneBeaststone+Dark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathDragonstoneDragonstone+GauntletMassive RockRockShackled Fist
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Swords ArmorslayerAthameBlutgangBrave SwordBroken SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordGiant KatarIron SwordKilling EdgeLevin SwordMercuriusRapierRusted SwordSilver SwordSteel SwordSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorSword of ZoltanThunderbrandTraining SwordVenin EdgeWo Dao
Lances AreadbharArrow of IndraBlessed LanceBrave LanceBroken LanceCrescent SickleGradivusHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLance of LightLance of Light+Lance of RuinLance of ZoltanLúinPiercing Light LanceRusted LanceScythe of SarielShort SpearSilver LanceSpearSpear of AssalSteel LanceTraining LanceThrowing Light LanceVenin Lance
Axes Axe of UkonvasaraAxe of ZoltanAymrBolt AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeCrusherDevil AxeFreikugelHammerHand AxeHauteclereIron AxeKiller AxeMaceRusted AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTraining AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Blessed BowBow of ZoltanBrave BowBroken BowFailnaughtIron BowKiller BowLongbowMagic BowMini BowParthiaRusted BowSilver BowSteel BowTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleTraining BowVenin Bow
Gauntlets Aura KnucklesBroken GauntletsDragon ClawsIron GauntletsKiller KnucklesRusted GauntletsSilver GauntletsSteel GauntletsTraining GauntletsVajra-Mushti
Black Magic Agnea's ArrowBlizzardBolganoneBoltingCutting GaleExcaliburFimbulvetrFireMeteorRagnarokSagittaeThoronThunderWind
Dark Magic Banshee ΘBohr ΧDark Spikes ΤDeath ΓHades ΩLuna ΛMiasma ΔMire ΒQuake ΣSwarm Ζ
White Magic AbraxasAuraFortifyHealNosferatuPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSeraphimSilenceWardWarp
Ballistae BallistaFire OrbOnagerViskam
Crest Stones Artificial Crest Stone LArtificial Crest Stone SBlest Crest Stone ShardChalice of BloodCracked Crest StoneCrest of Flames PowerCrest Stone (Beast)Crest Stone (Chevalier)Crest Stone (Gautier)Crest Stone of IndechCrest Stone of MacuilCrest Stone of SeirosCrest Stone ShardDark Stone (Bird)Dark Stone (Crawler)Dark Stone (Wolf)Giant Artificial Crest StoneLost Crest StoneLost Crest Stone (Large)Pointy Artificial Crest StoneReal Seiros Crest StoneTwin-Crest Power
Unused Weapons RidillTorch