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Eckesachs

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Eckesachs

Is feh eckesachs.png
Eckesachs as it appears in Heroes.


Zephiel only. Can attack indirectly.

Type

Sword

Wielder(s)
First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Eckesachs (Japanese: エッケザックス Eckesachs) is a regalia sword which first appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. It is one of the legendary weapons of the continent Elibe, and is one of the two weapons wielded by Hartmut of the Eight Legends during the Scouring, the other being the Binding Blade.

History

As with the other eight legendary weapons, Eckesachs was forged by humans during the Scouring for use by Hartmut, designed to pierce the defenses of dragons, and during battle its power was part of the cause of the Ending Winter. Eckesachs actually takes two distinct forms: in addition to the usual sword form it takes when attacked, when not in use it takes the form of a colossal spear- or trident-like weapon. Unlike the other legendary weapons it lacks an epithet giving it an elemental affiliation, but it is likely associated with lightning as it is charged by bolts of electricity when executing a critical hit, and it also hurls powerful shockwaves to attack from afar.

It is uncertain what happened to Eckesachs after the Scouring's immediate end, except that Bramimond sealed it away along with the rest of the Legendary Weapons.[1] During the Disturbance of Bern it was wielded by King Zephiel of Bern, Hartmut's descendant. Following Zephiel's defeat, if Roy acquired all the rest of the Legendary Weapons and did not use them up, Eckesachs reacted to their presence to point to the Dragon Sanctuary, where the fugitive Idunn awaited.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba eckesachs.png Swords Prf* 15 15 90 5 1–2 -- Cannot be sold 0 --

In other Fire Emblem series games

Game Icon Type Might Range SP cost Refine cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Heroes
Is feh skill weapon.png Swords 16 1 400 -- Silver Sword -- At start of turn, inflicts −4 defense on foes within 2 spaces of user through their next actions.
Heroes
(refine: +Effect)
Is feh wpn eckesachs refined.png Swords 16 1 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- At start of turn, inflicts −6 defense on non-dragon foes within 2 spaces of user through their next actions.
Grants +3 HP.
If foe initiates combat and uses bow; dagger; red, blue, green, or colorless tome; or staff, grants +6 each to defense and resistance to user during combat.
Heroes
(refine: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Swords 18 1 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- At start of turn, inflicts −6 defense on non-dragon foes within 2 spaces of user through their next actions.
Grants +5 HP.
Heroes
(refine: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Swords 16 1 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- At start of turn, inflicts −6 defense on non-dragon foes within 2 spaces of user through their next actions.
Grants +5 HP and +3 speed.
Heroes
(refine: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Swords 16 1 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- At start of turn, inflicts −6 defense on non-dragon foes within 2 spaces of user through their next actions.
Grants +5 HP and +4 defense.
Heroes
(refine: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Swords 16 1 400 500 Arena Medal
200 Divine Dew
-- -- At start of turn, inflicts −6 defense on non-dragon foes within 2 spaces of user through their next actions.
Grants +5 HP and +4 resistance.

Locations

The Binding Blade

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by Zephiel in the main story.
Inventory Zephiel (Trial Map mode only)

Heroes

Method Data
Unit (★★★★★) Zephiel: The Liberator

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Binding Blade
Zephiel only. Can attack indirectly.*
ゼフィール専用 間接攻撃可能
Heroes
(Unrefined)
At start of turn, inflicts Def-4 on foes within
2 spaces through their next actions.
ターン開始時、周囲2マスの敵の守備-4
(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Refined)
At start of turn, inflicts Def-6 on foes
(excluding dragons) within 2 spaces through
their next actions.
ターン開始時、周囲2マスの竜以外の敵の
守備-6(敵の次回行動終了まで)
Heroes
(Refined: +effect)
If foe initiates combat and uses bow, dagger,
magic, or staff, grants Def/Res+6 during combat.
弓、暗器、魔法、杖の敵から攻撃された時、
戦闘中、守備、魔防+6

Trivia

  • Eckesachs is the only personal weapon in the GBA Fire Emblem games that is programmed to be tied to a specific character and not the character's class.
  • Despite being crafted to slay dragons, Eckesachs has no dragon effectiveness.

Etymology and other languages

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

Eckesachs

As of Fire Emblem Heroes. From the Old German ecke, "sharp" (in modern German it means "corner"), and sachs, "knife" or "sword." In the Eckenlied, it was the legendary sword of Theodoric the Great, who obtained it from a giant named Ecke; there is therefore wordplay on the sword's name, as it was both Eckesachs ("sharp sword") and Eckes sachs ("Ecke's sword").

English
(unofficial)

• Eckesachs
• Exaccus

• Used in the 2013 revision of the Binding Blade fan translation, having previously been acknowledged as the "correct" translation by the fan community.
• Used in earlier versions of the Binding Blade fan translation; considered to be a mistranslation.

Japanese

エッケザックス

Eckesachs

Spanish

Eckesachs

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French

Eckesachs

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German

Eckesachs

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Italian

Eckesachs

--

Portuguese

Eckesachs

--

Simplified Chinese

艾凯扎库斯

Eckesachs; used in the unreleased Chinese localization of The Binding Blade.

Traditional Chinese

艾坎札克斯

Eckesachs

Gallery

References

  1. "Why I sealed everything away... Do you forget why? The legendary items are not meant for human hands." — Bramimond, Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
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Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAthameAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo's SwordBinding BladeBlessed SwordBlutgangBragi SwordCaladbolgDurandalEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLands SwordLibérationLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRidillRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorThunderbrandTyrfingVague KattiYato
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Background characters AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and LiesF: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
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Lances AxereaverBrave LanceGant's LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceMaltetRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes ArmadsBrave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowMulagirShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Anima AircaliburBoltingElfireFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AureolaDivineLightningPurge
Dark ApocalypseEclipseFenrirFluxNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaLong BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepStaff of the SaintTiena's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordSilver SwordSteel Sword
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Regalia and personal sword skills Absolute AmitiAlonditeAmatsuAmitiAncient RagnellArden's BladeArdent DurandalAscending BladeAstra BladeAudhulmaAyra's BladeBalmungBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBlade of FavorsBlade of RenaisBlade of SandsBlade of ShadowBlazing DurandalBrilliant RapierBull BladeCaptain's SwordCarnage AmatsuChaos RagnellConcealed BladeConjurer CuriosCreator SwordCrimson BladesDark GreatswordDeliverer's BrandDivine TyrfingDracofalchionDragonbindDurandalEckesachsEmblem RagnellExalted FalchionFair-Fight Blade • Falchion (Archanean/YlisseanValentian) • Feather SwordFiery War SwordFlower of EaseFlower of TributeFólkvangrFreeblade's EdgeFrelian BladeFujin UchiwaGenesis FalchionGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerGurgurantHallowed TyrfingHana's KatanaHero-King SwordHikamiHinata's KatanaHoly Yule BladeHolytide TyrfingIce-Bound BrandJubilant BladeLadybladeLaevateinLaid-Back BladeLands SwordLarcei's EdgeLaslow's BladeLibérationLight BrandLioness BladeLone WolfLyngheiðrMareeta's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusMirage FalchionMissiletainnMonarch BladeMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordQueensbladeRagnellRagnell·AlonditeRaijintoRapierRegal BladeRegal SunshadeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSealed FalchionSelena's BladeShadow SwordShamshirSharp War SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSoleil's ShineSolitary BladeSpendy ScimitarStalwart SwordStorm SieglindeStriving SwordSturdy War SwordSurfer's SpireSword BreidablikTeatime's EdgeThunderbrandTroubling BladeTyrfingVassal's BladeVassal-Saint SteelVenin EdgeVirtuous TyrfingWanderer BladeWarrior's SwordWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato