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The Crest Stone (Japanese: 紋章石 Emblem Stone) is a weapon type which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. They are a form of attack used by monster species found in Fódlan, and are their basic methods of attacking.

All Crest Stones have the distinction of having infinite uses, not affected by durability. They almost always have considerable attacking power, as well as ranged capabilities. They do not have a requisite skill level tied to using them. In-universe, Crest Stones are not weapons in and of themselves; instead, they grant their users immense power, allowing them to perform feats such as flinging large boulders, breathing fire, launching blades of wind, and various others depending on the stone and monster involved. Within gameplay however, they are treated similarly to other weapon types, with their additional powers being represented by animations, barriers, and Staggering Blows that are also held by monster units.

22 different Crest Stones have appeared across the Fire Emblem series, all of which originate from Three Houses.


Crest Stones are almost entirely physical weapons which use the user's strength and target the foe's defense stat. The most notable exceptions are the Crest Stones of Indech and Macuil, two of the Four Saints. While most physical weapons and monster attacks are usually locked to 1 range with uncommon exceptions, Crest Stones always possess a range of at least 1-2, with some having even greater ranges. Crest Stones are generally either imbued into their users or ingested by them in some form; as a result, they cannot be unequipped.

In-universe role

In Three Houses, Crest Stones are a major part of Fódlan's history and society. Originally, they were the hearts of dragons that lived in ancient times; being their hearts, they naturally contained much of their power, and allowed them to take on their dragon forms. At some point in history, a bandit named Nemesis would murder the creator of the dragons, Sothis, and take her heart, bones, and blood for himself. Later on, Nemesis would return with many other humans to massacre the other dragons, again taking their hearts, bones, and blood to create Crest Stones, Heroes' Relics, and Crests. Each Crest Stone had its respective Crest carved into it as a marking.[1]

Crest Stones are the main source of power for the legendary Heroes' Relics; without a Crest Stone, a Relic is rendered nearly unusable due to its immense weight. In order to properly harness the power of a Relic's Crest Stone, a relevant Crest is required. If one attempts to wield a Relic without the proper Crest, the Crest Stone's power will take its toll on the wielder, to the point of transforming them into a hideous monster. The monster will also have the Crest Stone embedded into its body somewhere.[2] A human may also be transformed if a Crest Stone's power is harnessed in some other manner, such as by forcefully implanting one within their bodies. These monsters are often draconic in nature, again owing to the Crest Stones being dragon hearts. There is only one Hero's Relic that does not possess a Crest Stone—the Sword of the Creator, which originally held the Crest Stone of Sothis, but it was removed and implanted into Byleth shortly after their birth.

Owing to their great power, Crest Stones are often hidden away by humans in secure locations, to avoid them being misused. Most notably, the Church of Seiros holds many Crest Stones within the Holy Tomb of Garreg Mach Monastery, possibly to give repose to the fallen dragons that once bore them as their hearts. The Kingdom of Faerghus also possesses a secure vault containing Crest Stones; during the events of Three Houses, these are used by Faerghus soldiers as a last resort when they are cornered by the Adrestian Empire.

Crest Stones in the Fire Emblem series

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16
Crest Stone (Gautier)                                 --
Crest Stone (Beast)                                 --
Crest Stone Shard                                 --
Cracked Crest Stone                                 --
Artificial Crest Stone S                                 --
Artificial Crest Stone L                                 --
Giant Artificial Crest Stone                                 --
Pointy Artificial Crest Stone                                 --
Blest Crest Stone Shard                                 Magic weapon.
Crest Stone of Seiros                                 --
Real Seiros Crest Stone                                 --
Crest Stone of Macuil                                 Magic weapon.
Crest Stone of Indech                                 Magic weapon.
Dark Stone (Bird)                                 --
Dark Stone (Crawler)                                 --
Dark Stone (Wolf)                                 --
Crest of Flames Power                                 --
Twin-Crest Power                                 --
Lost Crest Stone                                 --
Lost Crest Stone (Large)                                 --
Crest Stone (Chevalier)                                 --
Chalice of Blood                                 --
A   means that the weapon is available in that game, while a   indicates the contrary.

Classes capable of using Crest Stones

Class Wields Crest Stones in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16
Black Beast                                 --
Wandering Beast                                 --
Wild Demonic Beast                                 --
Experimental Demonic Beast                                 --
Demonic Beast                                 --
Flying Demonic Beast                                 --
Altered Demonic Beast                                 --
Giant Demonic Beast                                 --
White Beast                                 --
The Immaculate One                                 --
Lord of the Lake                                 --
Lord of the Desert                                 --
Giant Bird                                 --
Giant Crawler                                 --
Giant Wolf                                 --
Hegemon Husk                                 --
Umbral Beast                                 --
A   means that the class wields Crest Stones in that game, while a   indicates the contrary.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes

Crest Stone



Emblem Stone. 紋章 monshō can mean either "crest" or "emblem", though the Japanese version writes it in English as "Emblem" for major Crest icons.


Gemme emblématique

Emblematic gem



  1. "The Crest Stone of each Relic is carved with a specific Crest—the one that has the ability to wield it properly. The Crests are the keys. You need the right one to safely use a Hero's Relic." — Claude, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  2. "When Miklan transformed into a Black Beast, he was taken over by something that originated from the Crest Stone. And the Crest Stone was on his body. It all seems to add up." — Claude, Fire Emblem: Three Houses

See also

Weapon types
Physical weapons AxeBow (Ballista)GauntletsDaggerLanceSword
Magical weapons Anima (FireThunderWind)Black magicDarkLightStaffTome (Blue tomeColorless tomeGreen tomeRed tome)White magic
Other weapons BeastBreathCrest StoneStrikes and monster weaponsStone
Non-Human Weapons
Breaths Astral BreathBreath of FogDark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathExpirationFire BreathFlametongueIce BreathMage Breath
Stones BeastruneBeaststoneBeaststone+ShadowstoneDivinestoneDragonstoneDragonstone+EarthstoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Judge weapons Judge
Laguz weapons BeakBreathClawFangGreat BeakGreat FangGreat TalonTalon
Automaton weapons Big SawSaw
Monster attacks Blighted ClawsBlighted TalonsBone SwordClawsClubCrimson EyeDemon LightDemon SurgeEvil EyeFangsFiery FangFire BreathGauntletHellfangLethal TalonMassive RockNightmareNumbing ClawsRavagerRockScytheShackled FistShadowshotSharp ClawStoneStone ShardTackleTalonsTentacleVenin ClawsWater BreathWretched Air
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
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Playable characters Black Eagles BernadettaCasparDorotheaEdelgardFerdinandHubertLinhardtPetra
Blue Lions AnnetteAsheDedueDimitriFelixIngridMercedesSylvain
Golden Deer ClaudeHildaIgnatzLeonieLorenzLysitheaMarianneRaphael
Other AloisAnna*BylethCatherineCyrilFlaynGilbertHannemanJeritza*ManuelaSetethShamir
Ashen Wolves* BalthusConstanceHapiYuri
Non-playable characters Abysskeeper*Duke AegirDuke GerthFlecheGatekeeperGlennHolstIonius IXJeraltJudithLadislavaLambertLord ArundelMonicaNaderPatriciaRandolphRheaRodrigueRufusSeirosSitriSothisTomasTiana
Bosses AcheronAelfric*AloisBaron Ochs*BiasBlaiddydCasparCatherineCharonChilonClaudeCorneliaDaphnelDedueDeath KnightDimitriDominicEdelgardFelixFerdinandFlame EmperorFlaynFraldariusGautierGloucesterGonerilGwendalHubertIngridThe Immaculate OneThe ImmovableJudithKostasKronyaLadislavaLamineLinhardtLonatoLord ArundelLorenzMercedesMetodeyMiklanMysonNaderNemesisOdessePallardóPittacusRandolphRheaRieganRodrigueSetethShamirSolonSylvainThalesWandering BeastThe Wind Caller
Personal weapons and regalia Aegis ShieldAreadbharAsclepiusAthameAxe of UkonvasaraAymrBlutgangCaduceus StaffCirce StaffCrusherFailnaughtFetters of DromiFreikugelThe InexhaustibleLance of RuinLúinOchain ShieldRafail GemScythe of SarielSeiros ShieldSpear of AssalSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorTathlum BowThunderbrandThyrsusVajra-Mushti
Chapters Part I
Prologue: An Inevitable Encounter • 1: Three Houses • 2: Familiar Scenery • 3: Mutiny in the Mist • 4: The Goddess's Rite of Rebirth • 5: Tower of Black Winds • 6: Rumors of a Reaper • 7: Field of the Eagle and Lion • 8: The Flame in the Darkness • 9: The Cause of Sorrow • 10: Where the Goddess Dwells • 11: Throne of Knowledge • 12: To War     / Outset of a Power Struggle  
Part II Silver Snow
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: A King Without a Kingdom • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: The Impregnable Fortress • 18: The Chaos of War • 19: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 20: The City Without Light • 21: Following a Dream
Azure Moon
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Delusional Prince • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The King's Triumphant Return • 19: The Golden Deer's Plea • 20: The Impregnable Fortress • 21: Our Chosen Paths • 22: Oath of the Dagger
Verdant Wind
13: Reunion at Dawn • 14: The Alliance Leader's Ambitions • 15: Valley of Torment • 16: The Rose-Colored River • 17: Blood of the Eagle and Lion • 18: The Golden Scheme • 19: The Chaos of War • 20: Conclusion of the Crossing Roads • 21: The City Without Light • 22: Fódlan's New Dawn
Crimson Flower
13: Beyond Escape • 14: The Master Tactician • 15: Tempest of Swords and Shields • 16: Lady of Deceit • 17: Field of Revenge • 18: To the End of a Dream
Paralogues   Part I A Cursed Relic*An Ocean ViewBlack Market Scheme*Death TollDividing the World    Falling Short of HeavenThe ForgottenLand of the Golden DeerOil and WaterRumored NuptialsThe Secret Merchant*   Sword and Shield of SeirosTales of the Red CanyonTrue ChivalryWar for the Weak  
Part II Darkness Beneath the Earth  Dividing the World    Eternal Guardian    The Face Beneath    Foreign Land and SkyForgotten HeroInsurmountable  Legend of the LakeRetribution    The Secret Merchant*  The Silver Maiden  The Sleeping Sand Legend  Weathervanes of Fódlan  
Cindered Shadows
(DLC side story)
1: The Fourth House • 2: What Lies Beneath • 3: The Rite of Rising • 4: Danger in the Dark • 5: Betrayal • 6: Return to Me • 7: Wolf Pack
Locations FódlanAbyssAdrestiaFaerghusGarreg Mach MonasteryLeicesterAlmyraBrigidDagdaSreng
Groups, objects and concepts 10 ElitesAshen WolvesBlack EaglesBlue LionsChildren of the GoddessChurch of Seiros (Knights of Seiros) • Crests (Crest Stone) • Divine PulseGolden DeerHeroes' RelicsInsurrection of the SevenMonstersThose who slither in the darkTragedy of DuscurWar of Heroes
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