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Icon of Fimbulvetr in the GBA games.

Advanced ice magic.

  • Anima (The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones)
  • Tome (Fates)
  • Black magic (Three Houses)
First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

Fimbulvetr (Japanese: フィンブル Fimbul) is a potent ice-based anima magic tome appearing in the three Game Boy Advance installments of the Fire Emblem series. In all three of these appearances, it is found in the possession of late-game enemy Sages, mostly female bosses. Fimbulvetr later resurfaced as an uncategorized tome in Fates in a far weaker fashion, serving as the game's standard C-rank tome. It would return even later as a black magic spell in Three Houses, where its power would be returned to that of its previous appearances, along with a high critical rate.

Fimbulvetr is the sole tome in the anima magic category that does not fall within the three traditional elements of fire, thunder, and wind. An ice elemental, to which Fimbulvetr belongs to, is allowed under the GBA interpretation of anima magic, with the North American manual of The Sacred Stones even listing ice as one of the elementals of anima magic.[1]


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
The Binding Blade Is gba fimbulvetr.png GBARankAnima.gif A 13 8 80 0 1-2 15 3,900 1 --
The Blazing Blade Is gba fimbulvetr.png GBARankAnima.gif A 13 12 80 0 1-2 20 6,000 1 --
The Sacred Stones Is gba fimbulvetr.png GBARankAnima.gif A 13 12 80 0 1-2 20 6,000 1 --
Fates Is 3ds02 tome.png Tomes/Scrolls C 8 -- 75 0 1-2 -- 2000 ? Avoid -5
Ability to double attack -3
Sells for 750 gold
Three Houses Is ns01 black magic.png Reason B 12 10 65 25 1-2 3 -- ? --

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 blue tome.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 2 Infinite 400 SP -- Boosts user's Resistance by +3.
If user has a penalizing effect active on it that wears off after taking their following action, during combat, neutralizes any penalizing effects on user and boosts user's Attack, Speed, Defense, and Resistance by +4 each.


The Binding Blade

Inventory Brunnya (Trial Map mode only; unavailable in the main game.)

The Blazing Blade

Dropped by Chapter 30E/32H, Limstella

The Sacred Stones

Dropped by Chapter 17, enemy Sage
Treasure Lagdou Ruins Floor 5, northwest chest*


This list may be incomplete.
Inventory Conquest: Nyx
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 17, enemy Iago
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 1) • Levels 2 and 3 (no limit)

Three Houses

Skill level Reason B: Constance
Reason A: BernadettaIgnatzIngridMarianneShamir


Units Brunnya: Devoted General

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Game Text
The Binding Blade ?? ??
Fates Makes follow-up attacks more difficult to
perform (-3 effective Spd).
Three Houses Advanced ice magic. 氷の上級魔法


  • The French versions of Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn and Awakening renamed the separate Rexcalibur spell "Fimbulvetr", effectively merging the two spells into a single consistently appearing spell in the French releases. The spell's internal file name in Path of Radiance also calls it "Fimbulvetr".
    • This may also explain why some sources mistake Fimbulvetr as being a wind elemental, despite its tome icon having a distinct visual appearance from icons of wind elementals (i.e. Aircalibur) in the GBA games.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Fimbulvetr From the Fimbulvetr (Old Norse: "great winter"), the three unyielding winters preceding Ragnarök in Norse mythology.
Japanese フィンブル Fimbul; a contraction of "Fimbulvetr".
Spanish Fimbulvetr As above.
French Fimbulvetr As above.
German Fimbulwinter An alternative rendering of "Fimbulvetr", replacing the Old Norse vetr with the German Winter (meaning "winter"; "Fimbulwinter" is also used in English).
Italian Fimbulvetr As above.
Korean 핌불 Fimbul
Simplified Chinese 芬布尔 Fimbul
Traditional Chinese 芬布爾 Fimbul



  1. "Anima is made up of fire, thunder, wind, and ice." The Sacred Stones American manual, page 39. (A similar note appears on page 35 of the Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade manual, but mentions a non-existent rain element instead of an ice one. This is a mistranslation; the Japanese says 氷, which means ice.)
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 ---
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
Black magic
Basic spells Agnea's ArrowApocalypseAuraBolganoneBlizzardCutting GaleDeathExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGaiaMiasmaMireOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittaeWind
Long-ranged spells BoltingDeathOcular BeamMeteorMireSagittaeThoronThunderUpheaval
Spells with secondary effects ExcaliburMedusaNosferatuOculusSeraphim
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects BlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárowlBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreFresh BouquetJuicy WaveSealife TomeSilver GobletSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of Cheer
Regalia and personal blue tome skills AuraBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsDeathDire ThunderEagle's EggFather's TacticsFimbulvetrFlower of JoyHuginn's EggImbued KomaIvaldiMissiletainnMjölnirOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelSagittaeTactical BoltThaniValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWorldsea Wave
Other blue tome skills Umbra Burst