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Dire Thunder

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For the skill from Fire Emblem Engage, see Dire Thunder (skill).
Dire Thunder

FEH Dire Thunder.png
Artwork of Dire Thunder from Heroes.


Spd-5. Attack twice when initiating combat.

Type

Thunder

Wielder(s)
First game

Thracia 776

Dire Thunder (Japanese: ダイムサンダ Dime Thunder) is an unusual type of thunder magic appearing first in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776, and returning as a blue tome-type offensive skill in Heroes. It is the personal weapon of the Friege army's Mage Knight sibling duo, Olwen and Reinhardt.

Dire Thunder is one of few tomes in the series to act as a brave weapon, allowing consecutive strikes; it was the only such tome prior to Awakening.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Thracia 776 Is snes03 dire thunder.png Thunder magic Prf* 15 12 70 10 1–2 60 Cannot be sold -- Strikes twice consecutively.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Might Range SP cost Refine cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
Is feh skill weapon.png Blue tomes 9 2 400 -- Thoron -- Inflicts −5 speed.
If user initiates combat, user attacks twice consecutively.

Locations

Thracia 776

Capture or steal Chapter 10, Olwen*Chapter 22, Reinhardt
Inventory Fred

Heroes

Method Data
Unit (★★★★★) Olwen: Blue Mage KnightReinhardt: Thunder's Fist

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Thracia 776
Is snes03 lock.pngOlwen Is snes03 lock.pngReinhardt
Is snes03 brave.png*
オルエン専用
2回攻撃
Heroes
Inflicts Spd-5. If unit initiates combat, unit attacks
twice.
自分から攻撃した時、2回攻撃
速さ-5

Trivia

  • Dire Thunder's icon is the same as Elthunder's sprite from Genealogy of the Holy War, aside from Thracia 776's different item palette (which affects all icons).
  • Dire Thunder's spell animation in Thracia 776 reuses Elthunder's spell animation from Genealogy of the Holy War.

Etymology and other languages

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

Dire Thunder

--

English
(unofficial)

Dime Thunder
Daim Thunder

The alternative latter romanization is used in Shaya's Thracia 776 fan translation.

Japanese

ダイムサンダ

Dime Thunder; potentially from Old Irish daim "hero". サンダ is an unusual transcription for thunder, normally written as サンダー (with a chōonpu).

Spanish

Trueno funesto

Baleful thunder

French

Tonnerre double

Double thunder

German

Fataler Donner

Fatal Thunder

Italian

Tuono potente

Powerful thunder

Portuguese

Trovão terrível

Terrible thunder

Simplified Chinese

神雷

Divine thunder

Traditional Chinese

神雷

Divine thunder

Gallery


References

Anima magic
Fire magic Thunder magic Wind magic Unclassified tomes
Basic tomes ArcfireBolganoneElfireFire ArcthunderElthunderThoronThunder ArcwindElwindTornadoWind ElfireFimbulvetrFireThunder
Long-range tomes Meteor Bolting Blizzard Bolting
Regalia and personal tomes CymbelineRexflameValflame Dire ThunderMjölnirRexbolt ForsetiGrafcaliburRexcalibur ExcaliburForblazeGiga Excalibur
Tomes with secondary effects -- -- -- Aircalibur
Others Fire Tail Thunder Tail VortexWind Tail --
Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Playable characters AlvaAmaldaAsbelBrightonCainCarrionCedConomorDagdarDalsinDeenDiarmuidEdaEyvelFergusFinnFredGalzusGladeHalvanHicksHomerIliosKarinLaraLeifLifisLinoanMachyuaMareetaMartyMirandaMishaNannaOlwenOsianPerneRalfRobertRonanSafySaiasSalemSaraSelphinaShannamShivaSleufTanyaTinaTroudeXavier
Non-playable characters AltenaArionAugustCoirpreDryasHannibalIshtarJuliaJuliusLewynSeliphTravant
Bosses AlphandBaldackBandolBaráthBucksBovisBrookCanisCoddaCohenCulloughCoulterDracoDvorakEichmannEisenauFardenFrausGomezGustafKempfLargoLifisLinecockListMcCloyMerlockMooreMuellerMusNikalafOltophPalmanPaulusPernePorcusRaydrikReinhardtLobosRumeiSaiasSeimetolTigrisTrumanVeldWeismannWolfXavierZaomZyle
Background characters AlfionaCalfEthlynQuan
Personal weapons Beo's SwordBragi SwordBlessed SwordBrave LanceDire ThunderDragon LanceForsetiGrafcaliburKiaLands SwordLight BrandLoptr SwordMareeta's SwordVougeRepairThiefUnlock
Chapters 1: The Warrior of Fiana • 2: The Coastal Village • 2x: The Corsair Isles • 3: Kelbeth's Gate • 4: The Dungeon • 4x: Hero on the Wind • 5: Mother and Daughter • 6: The Escape • 7: The Shield of Thracia • 8: Mount Violdrake • 8x: Dagdar's Manor • 9: The Banner of Njörun • 10: Nowell Valley • 11: Fort Dandrum • 11x: Murder Holes • 12: The Bandits of Dacia • 12x: The Dandelion • 13: The Walled City • 14: The Onslaught • 14x: Yearning to Breathe Free • 15: Two Paths • 16A: Norden Line • 17A: The Gates of Leonster • 16B: Dark Forest • 17B: The Gathering Storm • 18: The Liberation of Leonster • 19: The Empire's Wrath • 20: The Scion of Light • 21: The War of Liberation • 21x: The Prison Camp • 22: Across the River • 23: The Fiend's Lair • 24: The Baron in Black • 24x: The Loptrian AltarE: Sworn Upon a Sword
Locations JugdralMunster District (ConnachtLeonsterMunsterUlster) • Thracia (FianaTarrah)
Groups, objects and events 12 crusadersAed MassacreBattle of BelhallaCaptureChild huntsDandelion BanditsFall of LeonsterFatigueFiana FreebladesHoly BloodLifis PiratesLoptr Church (BergrosenDeadlords) • Magi
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • ItemsScriptsSkillsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Other games (Genealogy of the Holy WarAwakening) • Name chartPre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Swords ArmorslayerBeo's SwordBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBragi SwordBrave SwordBroken SwordFlame SwordGreat SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeKing SwordLands SwordLight BrandLightning SwordLong SwordLoptr SwordMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertParagon SwordRapierShadow SwordShort SwordSilver SwordSleep SwordSlim SwordSteel SwordVenin EdgeWind Sword
Lances Brave LanceBroken LanceDragon LanceGreat LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLong LanceMaster LanceRidersbaneShort LanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxeMaster AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeVenin AxeVouge
Bows Brave BowBroken BowGreat BowIron BowKiller BowLong BowMeisterbogenShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Fire Drained TomeElfireFireMeteor
Thunder BoltingDire ThunderDrained TomeThoronThunder
Wind BlizzardDrained TomeGrafcaliburForsetiTornadoWind
Light Drained TomeLightningNosferatu
Dark Drained TomeFenrirJormungandHelPetrifyPoison
Ballistae BallistaPoison BallistaIron Ballista
Staves BerserkBroken StaffFortifyHealKiaMagic UpMendPhysicRecoverRepairRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepThiefTorchUnlockWarp
Unused weapons AuraBolganoneDarkness LanceGáe BolgGungnirKiller BallistaLoptousMjölnirValflameWatch
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects Arcane EuphoriaArcane ThunderBlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárdeerBlárfoxBlárlionBlárowlBlárrabbitBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreDrifting GraceFlora GuideFresh BouquetJuicy WaveLove BouquetMagical LanternPact BloomsSealife TomeSeashell BowlSilver GobletSpider PlushSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of CheerUmbra Burst
Regalia and personal blue tome skills Argent AuraAuraAureolaAzure BreidablikBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsBright-Shell EggThe Cycle's TurnDark AuraDawnsweet BoxDeathDemonic TomeDire ThunderDivine WhimsyEagle's EggFather's TacticsFell FlambeauFimbulvetrFlower of JoyGoddess TemariGuide's HourglassHuginn's EggIcebound TomeIcy FimbulvetrImbued KomaIvaldiKnightly MannerLofty LeafletMissiletainnMjölnirNiðavellir LotsObscuritéOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelProfessorial GuideSagittaeSpirit Forest WritTactical BoltThaniThunder's MjölnirTome of FavorsTome of GradoTome of StormsTome of ThoronTotal War TomeTrue-Love RosesValaskjálfVeiled ValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWind GenesisWorldsea Wave