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FESK Elfire.png
Artwork of Elfire from Genealogy of the Holy War.

Powerful fire magic.

  • Tome (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon DS, New Mystery, Awakening)
  • Fire (Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn)
  • Anima (The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones)
First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Elfire (Japanese: エルファイアー Elfire) is a recurring fire tome which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and is present in all games except Fire Emblem Gaiden, its remake Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fates and Three Houses. It is a spell which summons a pillar of fire around the foe.

Elfire is an advanced version of the basic Fire tome, and in games which feature the three separate schools of anima magic, it is the second "stage" of the hierarchy of fire magic, the counterpart to Elthunder and Elwind, and is itself surpassed by Arcfire and Bolganone. In games featuring anima magic or tomes in general only as a generalized weapon level, it is ranked as a medium-level tome.


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 -- Tome: 4 9 5 80 0 1-2 18 1,250 -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 elfire.png Tome: 8 9 5 80 0 1-2 18 900 -- Deals bonus damage to Ice Dragons.
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 elfire.png SNESRankFire.png B 14 12 80 0 1-2 50 6,000 -- --
Thracia 776 Is snes03 elfire.png SNESRankFire.png C 11 7 60 0 1-2 20 3,200 1 --
The Binding Blade Is gba elfire.png GBARankAnima.gif C 8 4 75 0 1-2 20 800 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba elfire.png GBARankAnima.gif C 10 10 85 0 1-2 30 1,200 2 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba elfire.png GBARankAnima.gif C 10 10 85 0 1-2 30 1,200 2 --
Path of Radiance Is gcn elfire.png GCNRankFire.gif D 5 5 85 0 1-2 30 1,800 2 Like all fire magic, it deals bonus damage to Is gcn beast.png beast units.
Radiant Dawn Is wii elfire.png WiiRankFire.png D 7 5 85 0 1-2 35 2,100 2 Like all fire magic, it deals bonus damage to Is wii beast.png beast units.
Shadow Dragon Is ds elfire.png DSRankTome.png D 9 3 80 0 1-2 18 1,260 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds elfire.png FE12RankTome.png D 9 -- 80 0 1-2 18 1,260 2 --
Awakening Is 3ds01 elfire.png Tomes D 5 -- 85 0 1-2 35 490 2 --

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 red tome.png 2★ 6 -- -- -- 2 -- 100 SP -- --


Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Dropped by Chapter 12, enemy Mage
Vendor Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22

Mystery of the Emblem

Dropped by Book 1: Chapter 10, enemy Mage
Book 2: Chapter 6, enemy MageChapter 15, enemy Mage (×2)
Vendor Book 1: Chapter 12Chapter 13Chapter 17Chapter 19
Book 2: Chapter 9Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 19Chapter 21

Genealogy of the Holy War

Armory First Generation: Chapter 3
Second Generation: Chapter 9 *

Thracia 776

Capture and steal Chapter 3, enemy BishopChapter 4x, enemy SageChapter 6, enemy Mage(×4) • Chapter 11x, enemy Mage(×2) • Chapter 13, enemy BishopChapter 16A, enemy BishopChapter 17A, enemy BishopChapter 21, enemy Mage Knight(×5,reinforcement)
Vendor Chapter 17BChapter 22

The Binding Blade

Inventory Hugh
Treasure Chapter 8, chest
Vendor Chapter 13Chapter 14Chapter 19BChapter 20AChapter 21Chapter 23

The Blazing Blade

Inventory Eliwood's Tale: PentNino
Hector's Tale: PentNino
Dropped by Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 22x, enemy Mage*
Hector's Tale: Chapter 23x, enemy Mage*
Vendor Eliwood's Tale: Chapter 24Chapter 27Chapter 29x
Hector's Tale: Chapter 26Chapter 29Chapter 31x

The Sacred Stones

Inventory Main story: Saleh
Creature Campaign mode: Selena
Dropped by Chapter 9A, enemy Mage*Chapter 12B, enemy Mage
Treasure Tower of Valni Floor 6, northwest chest*Lagdou Ruins Floor 3, west chest*Lagdou Ruins Floor 5, northwest chest*
Chapter 15Chapter 17
(world map)
Caer PelynTaizelJehanna HallNarube RiverRausten Court

Path of Radiance

Inventory Tormod
Dropped by Chapter 17-3, enemy Sage
Steal Chapter 17-4, enemy MageChapter 26, enemy SageChapter 27-1, enemy Sage (reinforcement)
Treasure Chapter 13, chest
Armory Chapter 11*Chapter 12*Chapter 14*Chapter 15Chapter 16*Chapter 18*Chapter 20*Chapter 21*Chapter 22*Chapter 23*Chapter 24*Ch. 25*Chapter 26*Chapter 27Chapter 28Endgame

Radiant Dawn

Inventory Tormod (Part 1 appearance only)CalillBastian
Armory Part 1: Chapter 8Chapter 9Endgame
Part 2: Chapter 3Endgame
Part 3: Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 7Chapter 8Chapter 9Chapter 10Chapter 11Endgame
Part 4: PrologueChapter 1Chapter 2Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Endgame

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Etzel
Dropped by Chapter 12, enemy Mage
Vendor Chapter 15Chapter 16Chapter 18Chapter 20Chapter 21Chapter 22Chapter 24

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Main story: Cecil (If Kris's class is Mage)Lena*
Downloadable chapter 2: Katarina
Dropped by Chapter 6, enemy MageChapter 10, enemy MageChapter 13, enemy Dark MageChapter 15, enemy Mage
Treasure New Archanea War Chronicles Episode 1, chest
Vendor Chapter 9Chapter 15Chapter 17Chapter 19Chapter 21
Armory Online shop*


Inventory HenryMorgan*
Armory Carrion IsleDesert Oasis
Arena FeroxThe Midmire


Units Arvis: Emperor of FlameCelica: Caring PrincessEwan: Eager StudentIshtar: Thunder's WaltzKatarina: Wayward OneLilina: Delightful NobleMicaiah: Summer's DawnNowi: Eternal WitchSanaki: Begnion's ApostleTana: Noble and NimbleTharja: Obsessive BrideTitania: Warm Knight

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Elfire is present as a skill on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher: B05-005N Magic Prodigy, Lilina and B08-016HN Endless Thirst for Knowledge, Miriel. It is a manual-activation skill which, for a cost of flipping 1 bond card, gives its user a +20 attack increase until the end of the turn.

Flavor text

Game Text
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light ?? ??
Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
The Binding Blade ?? 理魔法 灰すら焼きつくす炎
Path of Radiance Mid-level fire magic. It is somewhat difficult to
master, but it deals a fair amount of damage.
Radiant Dawn Mid-level fire magic. It is very effective against
beast tribe laguz.
Shadow Dragon Potent magic used to attack with flames. ??
New Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
Awakening Powerful fire magic. ??


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Elfire From "El", a prefix used by the Fire Emblem series to represent a higher second tier of magic + "fire".
Japanese エルファイア
• Elfire. Used in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light.
• Romanized as ELFIRE in internal file names. Used from Mystery of the Emblem onward. It was likely changed so that the fire part of its name matched the fire tome.
Spanish Elfire As above.
French Inferno A synonym for the Abrahamic Hell of Italian origin which, through the influence of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century Divine Comedy, now also refers to very large and destructive fires.
German Elfenlicht From Elfen, the German version's equivalent prefix + Licht, "light".
Italian Fuoco d'elfo From fuoco, "fire" + d'elfo, "elfin", the Italian version's equivalent to the "El" prefix.



See also

Basic tomes ArcfireArcthunderBlizzardBolganoneDying BlazeElfireElthunderEmberFireFimbulvetrGinnungagapKatarina's BoltMjölnirRagnarokReese's TomeSleetSwarmThoronThunder
Long-range tomes MeteorSwarm
Tomes with secondary effects ArcwindCelica's GaleDisrobing GaleDulamElwindGlowerIago's TomeLightningMerric's TomeMicaiah's PyreMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRexcaliburRobin's PrimerCutting GaleSpeed ThunderSuperior JoltWilderwindWind
Regalia and personal tomes AuraBook of NagaBrynhildrExcaliburForsetiImhulluMissiletainnMjölnirStarlightValflame
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 ExcaliburForblaze
Tomes with secondary effects --- --- --- Aircalibur
Others Fire Tail Thunder Tail VortexWind Tail ---
Red tome skills in Heroes
Basic red tome skills BolganoneElfireFenrirFireFluxRuin
Red tome skills with secondary effects CandelabraLoyal WreathRauðrbladeRauðrfoxRauðrowlRauðrravenRauðrserpentRauðrwolfTomato Tome
Regalia and personal red tome skills Aversa's NightBook of DreamsBrynhildrCorvus TomeCymbelineDawn SuzuEternal TomeFlower of PlentyForblazeFruit of IðunnGleipnirGrima's TruthGrimoireHades ΩHermit's TomeLoptousMirage RodMögþrasirMúspell FireposyNaglfarRagnarokReese's TomeTharja's HexValflame
Other red tome skills Umbra Burst