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Devil Axe

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Devil Axe

FE776 Devil Axe.png
Artwork of the Devil Axe from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

A cursed axe.



First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

The Devil Axe (Japanese: デビルアクス Devil Axe) is a rare axe that was introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. It is a high-risk, high-reward weapon: it has exceptionally high raw power compared to other axes, but it has a chance of backfiring and damaging its wielder instead of the target. If it backfires, the wielder suffers the same amount of damage that would have been dealt to the target had the attack not backfired.

Despite the danger it poses to anybody who would use it, the Devil Axe has some advantages. In addition to its exceptional might, it has a low required weapon level/level which lets almost any axe user immediately use it, and in The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones, using it awards a very high amount of weapon experience to increase axe ranks. The risk of having it backfire is mitigated by its wielder's luck stat, although there is always a minimum 1% chance that it will backfire regardless of the user's luck. Additionally, in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia it heals its user when they defeat an enemy, although since axes are usable only by enemies in that game, this does not help the player.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- Axe: 4 20 14 70 0 1 9 -- -- Backfire rate: (21 - Luck)%
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 devil axe.png Axe: 1 20 20 70 0 1 9 900 -- Backfire rate: (21 - Luck)%
Never backfires on enemy units
Thracia 776 Is snes03 devil axe.png SNESRankAxe.png E 20 20 50 0 1 20 1,200 1 Backfire rate: (21 - Luck)%
The Binding Blade Is gba devil axe.png Axe E 18 18 55 0 1 20 900 1 Backfire rate: (21 - Level)%
The Blazing Blade Is gba devil axe.png Axe E 18 18 55 0 1 20 900 8 Backfire rate: (31 - Luck)%
The Sacred Stones Is gba devil axe.png Axe E 18 18 55 0 1 20 880 8 Backfire rate: (31 - Luck)%
Path of Radiance Is gcn devil axe.png GCNRankAxe.gif E 18 18 55 0 1 20 900 8 Unused.
Backfire rate: Unknown
Shadow Dragon Is ds devil axe.png DSRankAxe.png D 17 8 100 0 1 25 Cannot be sold 2 Backfire rate: (31 - Luck)%
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds devil axe.png FE12RankAxe.png D 17 -- 100 0 1 25 0 2 Backfire rate: (31 - Luck)%
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 devil axe.png FE15RankAxe.png 15 5 70 5 1 -- Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 50 -- Grants Hex and Lifetaker when equipped.
Three Houses Is ns01 axe.png Axes D 18 14 60 0 1 30 1,300 ? Deals 10 damage to user after combat.

Forged stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 axe+.png Axes D 21 14 60 0 1 30 1,950 ? Deals 10 damage to user after combat.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh axe.png 5★ ?? -- -- -- 1 Infinite ??? SP -- Currently unknown
Click "Expand" to view Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE information

The Devil Axe appears as one of Mamori Minamoto's Carnages in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE. It is only available if Mamori's carnage, Draug, has been made a Berserker.

Carnage tmsfe devil axe.png
Icon Is tmsfe axe.png
Attack 118
Skills Unity Cost
Is tmsfe passive.png
Is tmsfe supportive.png
SIs tmsfe ice.png
Is tmsfe axe.png
Is tmsfe passive.png
Str Amplify
Elec-Glacier EX
Axe Expertise EX
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Warrior Force ×1
Is tmsfe enemy performa.png Unruly Ectoplasm ×1
Is tmsfe prestige performa.png 5-Star Prestige ×3
Weaknesses and Resistances
Is tmsfe sword.png Wk Is tmsfe lance.png Nu Is tmsfe axe.png -- Is tmsfe bow.png -- Is tmsfe fire.png Wk
Is tmsfe ice.png Rs Is tmsfe elec.png -- Is tmsfe force.png -- Is tmsfe spirit.png Wk Is tmsfe body.png Nu
No added effect.


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Treasure Chapter 3, village

Mystery of the Emblem

Treasure Book 1: Chapter 3, village

Thracia 776

Capture and steal Chapter 4x, enemy Armored AxeChapter 16B, enemy BerserkerChapter 24x, enemy Berserker (×13) • Final Chapter, enemy Berserker (×60)
Treasure Chapter 8x, chest

The Binding Blade

Inventory Gonzalez

The Blazing Blade

Treasure Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 16x, village
Hector's Tale: Chapter 17x, village

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 15, enemy Berserker
Dropped by (Skirmish)* Cyclops*Tarvos*Maelduin*

Path of Radiance

Unused If hacked into the game, it is usable by any unit with an E rank in axes.

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Ymir
Treasure Chapter 3, village

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Main story: Dice
Thieves of Justice: Dice
That Which Was Done by the Blade, Shall be Undone By the Blade‏‎: Dice
Dropped by Chapter 12, enemy BarbarianChapter 21, enemy Berserker

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Examination Grieth's Citadel: Entrance
Treasure The Astral Temple, destroy urns (0.08% chance in medium urns)
The Inner Sanctum, destroy urns (0.08% chance in medium urns; 0.78% chance in large urns)
Forging Rusted Axe (Is 3ds03 silver mark.png 100)

Three Houses

Devil Axe

Dropped by Rumored Nuptials, enemy Brigand

Devil Axe+

Forging Devil Axe (4 Agarthiums, 780G, D+ Professor Level).

BS Archanea War Chronicles

Inventory Dice


Units Barst: The Hatchet

Flavor text

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Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? 使い手に傷を負わせることも
The Blazing Blade Might injure its wielder. 使い手に傷を負わせることも
The Sacred Stones Might injure its wielder. 使い手に傷を負わせることも
Path of Radiance A cursed axe. It is very powerful, but there is
a chance that it will harm its wielder.*
Shadow Dragon A mighty but cursed axe known to harm its user. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A cursed axe. ??
Three Houses
(Devil Axe)
A diabolical axe that inflicts 10 damage
after combat.
Three Houses
(Devil Axe+)
A reinforced devil axe that inflicts 10 damage on
the wielder after combat.


  • The unused Devil Axe in Path of Radiance is unusual in that it lacks a 3D model for units to wield in battle scenes. If it is hacked into the game, the missing model causes its user to freeze up in a bind pose (pictured below with Boyd), and the game crashes as a result.
  • In Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and its remakes, the villager in Chapter 3 who gives Marth the Devil Axe describes its backfiring effect as consuming the blood and flesh of its user.[1]

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Devil Axe --
Japanese デビルアクス Romanized as DEVILAXE in its internal file names.
Spanish • Hacha diablo
• Hacha demoní
• Hacha demoníaca
• Devil axe. Used in The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones. Abbreviated to H diablo for space reasons.
• Demon axe. Used in Shadow Dragon. Abbreviated to H demoní for space reasons.
• Demonic axe. Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Three Houses. Abbreviated to H. demoníaca in Shadows of Valentia for space reasons.
French Hache noire Dark axe
German Teufelsaxt Devilsaxe
Italian Ascia demonica Demonic axe. Abbreviated in gameplay to As. demonica in Fire Emblem, and As. demon. in Shadow Dragon.
Dutch Duivelsbijl Devilsaxe
Korean 데빌 액스 Devil axe
Simplified Chinese 恶魔之斧 Devil's Axe
Traditional Chinese 惡魔之斧 Devil's Axe



  1. "Oh, ho ho! Don't you look young and full of life! Such a warm smile here deserves a nice reward. Here, take this axe- this EVIL abomination of an axe! Beware! Its blade drinks blood and devours flesh. I'd hate to see you come to any harm!" — A villager, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon

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
Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoEirFehFehnixFjormFreyjaFreyrGunnthráGustavHelHelbindiHenrietteHrídLaegjarnLaevateinLífLokiPeonyPlumeriaSharenaSummonerSurtrThórrThrasirTriandraVeronicaYlgr
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Wrys
Mystery of the Emblem AbelAstramBantuBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaDraugEstGharnefGordinHardinJagenJeorgeLindeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNagaNavarreOgmaPallaPhinaSheenaSiriusTiki
Genealogy of the Holy War AltenaArdenAresArvisAyraCedDeirdreEldiganEthlynIshtarJamkeJuliaJuliusLachesisLarceiLeneLewynQuanSeliphShannanSigurdSilviaTailtiuTravant
Thracia 776 EyvelFinnKempfLeifMareetaNannaOlwenOsianReinhardtSaiasTanya
The Binding Blade BartreBrunnyaCeciliaChadClarineEchidnaFaeFirGwendolynIdunnIgreneKleinLarumLilinaLughNarcianPercevalRaighRoyRutgerShannaSophiaSueTheaWoltZephiel
The Blazing Blade CanasDorcasEliwoodFioraFlorinaHawkeyeHeathHectorJaffarKarelKarlaLegaultLeilaLinusLloydLouiseLuciusLynMatthewNilsNinianNinoPentPriscillaRavenRathRebeccaSerraUrsulaZephiel
The Sacred Stones AmeliaCormagDozlaEirikaEphraimEwanGerikInnesJoshuaL'ArachelLuteLyonMarisaMyrrhRossSethTanaTethysValter
Path of Radiance Black KnightElinciaGreilIkeIlyanaMiaMistNepheneeOscarRolfSanakiSigrunSorenTanithTitania
Radiant Dawn AltinaCaineghisElinciaHaarIkeLeanneLetheMiaMicaiahMordecaiNaesalaNailahOliverRanulfReysonSanakiSotheTibarnYuneZelgius
New Mystery of the Emblem AthenaClarisseKatarinaLegionLukeNagiNorneRoderick
Awakening AversaBradyChercheChromCordeliaCynthiaDonnelFrederickGaiusGeromeHenryInigoKjelleLibraLissaLon'quLucinaMaribelle"Marth"MorganNagaNahNoireNowiOliviaOwainPanneRobinStahlSullySumiaTharjaTikiVirionWalhartYarne
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCharlotteCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaFloraForrestGaronGunterHanaHinataHinokaJakobKadenKageroKanaKazeKeatonLaslowLeoLilithMidoriMikotoNilesNinaOboroOdinOpheliaPeriRhajatRinkahRyomaSakuraSaizoSelenaSelkieSetsunaShigureShiroSiegbertSilasSoleilSubakiTakumiVelouriaXander
Shadows of Valentia AlmBerkutBoeyCatriaCelicaClairCliveConradDeltheaDumaFayeForsythGennyGrayKliffLeonLukasMaeMathildaPythonRineaRudolfSaberSilqueSonyaTobinValbar
Three Houses AnnetteBernadettaBylethClaudeDeath KnightDimitriEdelgardFerdinandFlame EmperorHildaHubertKronyaLysitheaMercedesPetraSothis
Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore EleonoraItsukiKiriaMamoriTsubasa
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