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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.



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.


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
Resist Elec
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 --
Your physical attacks have a low chance to cause Charm.


Path of Radiance

Dropped by Chapter 25, enemy Gromell


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.


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
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.
Three Houses
(Bolt Axe+)
A reinforced bolt axe.
Magic weapon.


  • 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



See also

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