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Fimbulvetr

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Fimbulvetr

Is gba fimbulvetr.png
Icon of Fimbulvetr in the GBA games.


Advanced ice magic.

Type
  • 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 first appearing in the three Game Boy Advance instalments 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. After these games, the tome would see a prolonged absence from the series until resurfacing in Fates, after which it would go on to appear in Three Houses as well. In Fates, the tome appears in a far weaker fashion, serving as the game's standard C-rank tome. In Three Houses, it is classified as Black magic, and is once again a high-powered spell, in addition to having a greatly enhanced critical hit 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 manuals of the three GBA games even listing ice as one of the elements of anima magic.[1]

Stats

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 -- 2,000 2 -5 avoid when equipped.
-3 to user's ability to make follow-up attacks.
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

Fimbulvetr Icy Fimbulvetr

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill weapon.png Is feh blue tome.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 2 -- 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.

Locations

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*

Fates

Inventory Conquest: Nyx
Dropped by Revelation: Chapter 17, enemy Iago
Lottery Shop Dusk Lottery: Silver Prize
Armory Dusk Armory: Level 1 (limit 1) • Levels 2 and 3 (no limit)

Three Houses

Skill level Reason B: Constance
Reason A: BernadettaIgnatzIngridMarianneShamir

Heroes

Fimbulvetr

Units Brunnya: Devoted General

Icy Fimbulvetr

Units Marianne: Adopted Daughter

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
The Binding Blade ?? 理魔法 命を凍らせる冷気
Fates Makes follow-up attacks more difficult to
perform (-3 effective Spd).
追撃しにくい(-3)
Three Houses Advanced ice magic. 氷の上級魔法
Heroes
(Fimbulvetr)
Grants Res+3. At start of combat, if【Penalty】
is active on unit or if unit's HP < 100%,
neutralizes penalties on unit and grants
Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 during combat.

【Penalty】
All effects that last "on foe through its next
action." Includes penalties inflicted by a skill
like Panic or Threaten and negative status
effects (preventing counterattacks, restricting
movement, or the effects of a skill like
Triangle Adept or Guard).
魔防+3
戦闘開始時、自身が【不利な状態異常】を受けている、
または、自身のHPが99%以下の時、戦闘中、
自身の弱化を無効化し、攻撃、速さ、守備、魔防+4

【不利な状態異常】
「敵の次回行動終了まで」の効果全般
(弱化、移動制限、パニック、反撃不可、
相性激化、キャンセル等)
Heroes
(Icy Fimbulvetr)
Grants Atk+3. At start of combat, if unit's
HP ≥ 25%, inflicts Atk/Res-6 on foe during
combat.

At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25% and
unit is within 3 spaces of a cavalry or flying
ally, unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack,
and also, if unit deals damage to foe during
combat, restores 5 HP to unit. (Triggers even
if 0 damage is dealt.)
攻撃+3
戦闘開始時、自身のHPが25%以上なら
戦闘中、敵の攻撃、魔防-6

周囲3マス以内に騎馬か、飛行の味方がいる時、
戦闘開始時、自身のHPが25%以上なら
絶対追撃、かつ
自分の攻撃でダメージを与えた時、自分のHP5回復
(与えたダメージが0でも効果は発動)

Trivia

  • The French versions of Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, and Heroes call the separate Rexcalibur spell "Fimbulvetr". As a result, in the French version of Heroes, there are two tomes in the same game both named "Fimbulvetr".
    • The spell's internal file name in Path of Radiance also calls Rexcalibur "Fimbulvetr".

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

--

French

Fimbulvetr

--

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

--

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Fimbulvetr

--

Korean

핌불

Fimbul

Simplified Chinese

芬布尔

Fimbul

Traditional Chinese

芬布爾

Fimbul

Icy Fimbulvetr

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

Icy Fimbulvetr

Used for the version of Fimbulvetr wielded by Marianne: Adopted daugher in Heroes.

Japanese

氷槍フィンブル

Frozen Lance Fimbul; A reference to one of Marianne's unique combat arts in Three Houses, Frozen Lance.

Spanish

Fimbulvetr gélido

Frosty fimbulvetr

French

Fimbulvetr gelée

Frozen fimbulvetr

German

Eis-Fimbulwinter

Ice Fimbulwinter

Italian

Fimbulvetr gelo

Frost fimbulvetr

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Fimbulvetr gelo

Ice fimulvetr

Traditional Chinese

冰槍芬布爾

Ice lance fimbul

Gallery

References

  1. "Anima is made up of fire, thunder, wind, and ice." The Sacred Stones's 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 , which means ice. The manual of The Binding Blade also lists ice as one of the types of anima magic.)
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 --
Tomes
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
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Swords Al's SwordArmorslayerBinding BladeBrave SwordDurandalEckesachsIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
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 BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSaint's StaffSilenceSleepTina's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Swords ArmorslayerBrave SwordDurandalEmblem BladeIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandLongswordMani KattiPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSol KattiSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceEmblem LanceHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePoison LanceRex HastaShort SpearSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel Lance
Axes ArmadsBasilikosBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeEmblem AxeHalberdHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawkWolf Beil
Bows Brave BowEmblem BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowRienflecheShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AuraAureolaDivineLightningLucePurgeShine
Dark EclipseEreshkigalFenrirFluxGespenstLunaNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Breath Flametongue
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Swords ArmorslayerAudhulmaBrave SwordIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRuneswordShadowkillerShamshirSieglindeSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWind SwordWyrmslayerZanbato
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceBright LanceDragonspearHeavy SpearHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceReginleifShort SpearSiegmundSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceToxin LanceVidofnir
Axes Battle AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeDragon AxeFiendcleaverGarmHalberdHammerHand AxeHatchetIron AxeKiller AxePoison AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverSwordslayerTomahawk
Bows Beacon BowBrave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowPoison BowNidhoggShort BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Anima BoltingElfireExcaliburFireFimbulvetrThunder
Light AuraDivineIvaldiLightningPurgeShine
Dark Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEclipseEvil EyeFenrirFluxGleipnirLunaNaglfarNosferatuShadowshotStone
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BarrierBerserkFortifyHammerneHealLatonaMendNightmarePhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWarp
Other Crimson EyeDemon SurgeDragonstoneFetid ClawFiery FangHellfangLethal TalonNightmarePoison ClawRavagerRotten ClawShadowshotSharp ClawWretched Air
Unused Weapons AircaliburStone Shard
Weapons in Fire Emblem Fates
Swords ArmorslayerBottleBrave SwordBronze SwordFalchionGanglariIke's BackupIron KukriIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLucina's EstocMarth's SpathaNohrian BladeParallel FalchionRagnellSelena's BladeSiegfriedSilver KukriSilver SwordSteel KukriSteel SwordUmbrellaWyrmslayer
Katanas Axe SplitterBrass KatanaDaikon RadishDual KatanaHagakure BladeHana's KatanaHinata's KatanaIron KatanaIron KattiKodachiParasolPractice KatanaRaider KatanaRaijintoSilver KatanaSilver KattiSpirit KatanaSteel KatanaSteel KattiSunrise KatanaTakumi's ShinaiVenge KatanaWakizashiYato
Lances Beast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceBroomEffie's LanceHexlock SpearIron JavelinIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePeri's LanceSilver JavelinSilver LanceSpearSteel JavelinSteel LanceStickXander's Lance
Naginatas Bamboo PoleBold NaginataBolt NaginataBrass NaginataDual NaginataGuard NaginataHinoka's SpearIron NageyariIron NaginataOboro's SpearPine BranchRaider NaginataSilver NageyariSilver NaginataSteel NageyariSteel NaginataSubaki's PikeSwordcatcherVenge NaginataWaterwheel
Axes Arthur's AxeAurgelmirBerserker's AxeBeruka's AxeBolt AxeBone AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeBölverkCamilla's AxeFrying PanHammerHand AxeIron AxeIron Star AxeKiller AxeRaider AxeSilver AxeSilver Star AxeSteel AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Clubs Adamant ClubBattering ClubBrass ClubCarp StreamerDual ClubFuga's ClubGreat ClubHoeIron ClubIron MacePike-Ruin ClubRinkah's ClubRyoma's ClubSilver ClubSilver MaceSteel ClubSteel MaceThrowing ClubVenge Club
Bows Anna's BowBlessed BowBronze BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowIron BowIron ShortbowKiller BowMini BowNiles's BowRubber BowShining BowSilver BowSilver ShortbowSteel BowSteel ShortbowViolin Bow
Yumis Bamboo YumiBrass YumiDual YumiFujin YumiHarp YumiIllusory YumiIron HankyuIron YumiMikoto's YumiPursuerRaider YumiSetsuna's YumiSidelong YumiSilver HankyuSilver YumiSkadiSpellbane YumiSpy's YumiSteel HankyuSteel YumiSurefire Yumi
Daggers Bronze DaggerFelicia's PlateFruit KnifeHunter's KnifeIron DaggerJakob's TrayKris KnifePebbleQuill PenRaider KnifeSacrificial KnifeSilver DaggerSoldier's KnifeStale BreadSteel DaggerVotive Candle
Shurikens Barb ShurikenBrass ShurikenCaltropChakramChopstickDual ShurikenFlame ShurikenHair PinIron ShurikenKagero's DartKaze's NeedleSaizo's StarSilver ShurikenSpy's ShurikenSteel ShurikenSting Shuriken
Tomes BrynhildrDisrobing GaleEmberExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGinnungagapIago's TomeLightningMissiletainnMjölnirMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRagnarokRobin's PrimerSpeed ThunderThoronThunder
Scrolls Bird SpiritCalamity GateDragon SpiritHorse SpiritInk PaintingIzana's ScrollMalevolent TextMonkey SpiritOx SpiritPaperRabbit SpiritRat SpiritSheep SpiritSnake SpiritTiger Spirit
Turrets BallistaFire OrbLauncher
Staves Astral BlessingBifröstBouquet StaffCandy CaneElise's StaffEnfeebleEntrapFortifyFreezeHealLilith's StaffMendMushroom StaffPhysicRecover
Rods Bamboo BranchBloom FestalDumpling RodGreat FestalHexing RodLanternMoon FestalPurification RodRescueSakura's RodSilenceSun FestalWane Festal
Other Astral BreathBeaststoneBeastruneBeaststone+Big SawDark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathDragonstoneDragonstone+GauntletMassive RockRockSawShackled Fist
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Swords ArmorslayerAthameBlutgangBrave SwordBroken SwordCursed Ashiya SwordDevil SwordGiant KatarIron SwordKilling EdgeLevin SwordMercuriusRapierRusted SwordSilver SwordSteel SwordSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorSword of ZoltanThunderbrandTraining SwordVenin EdgeWo Dao
Lances AreadbharArrow of IndraBlessed LanceBrave LanceBroken LanceCrescent SickleGradivusHorseslayerIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLance of LightLance of Light+Lance of RuinLance of ZoltanLúinPiercing Light LanceRusted LanceScythe of SarielShort SpearSilver LanceSpearSpear of AssalSteel LanceTraining LanceThrowing Light LanceVenin Lance
Axes Axe of UkonvasaraAxe of ZoltanAymrBolt AxeBrave AxeBroken AxeCrusherDevil AxeFreikugelHammerHand AxeHauteclereIron AxeKiller AxeMaceRusted AxeShort AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTraining AxeTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Blessed BowBow of ZoltanBrave BowBroken BowFailnaughtIron BowKiller BowLongbowMagic BowMini BowParthiaRusted BowSilver BowSteel BowTathlum BowThe InexhaustibleTraining BowVenin Bow
Gauntlets Aura KnucklesBroken GauntletsDragon ClawsIron GauntletsKiller KnucklesRusted GauntletsSilver GauntletsSteel GauntletsTraining GauntletsVajra-Mushti
Black Magic Agnea's ArrowBlizzardBolganoneBoltingCutting GaleExcaliburFimbulvetrFireMeteorRagnarokSagittaeThoronThunderWind
Dark Magic Banshee ΘBohr ΧDark Spikes ΤDeath ΓHades ΩLuna ΛMiasma ΔMire ΒQuake ΣSwarm Ζ
White Magic AbraxasAuraFortifyHealNosferatuPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSeraphimSilenceWardWarp
Ballistae BallistaFire OrbOnagerViskam
Crest Stones Artificial Crest Stone LArtificial Crest Stone SBlest Crest Stone ShardChalice of BloodCracked Crest StoneCrest of Flames PowerCrest Stone (Beast)Crest Stone (Chevalier)Crest Stone (Gautier)Crest Stone of IndechCrest Stone of MacuilCrest Stone of SeirosCrest Stone ShardDark Stone (Bird)Dark Stone (Crawler)Dark Stone (Wolf)Giant Artificial Crest StoneLost Crest StoneLost Crest Stone (Large)Pointy Artificial Crest StoneReal Seiros Crest StoneTwin-Crest Power
Unused Weapons RidillTorch
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects BlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárfoxBlárowlBlárrabbitBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreFlora GuideFresh BouquetJuicy WaveLove BouquetPact BloomsSealife TomeSilver GobletSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of Cheer
Regalia and personal blue tome skills AuraAureolaAzure BreidablikBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsDeathDire ThunderEagle's EggFather's TacticsFell FlambeauFimbulvetrFlower of JoyHuginn's EggImbued KomaIvaldiMissiletainnMjölnirOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelSagittaeTactical BoltThaniTome of FavorsTome of GradoTome of StormsValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWorldsea Wave
Other blue tome skills Umbra Burst