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Swarm

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Swarm

FEMN Swarm.png
Artwork of Swarm from the Fire Emblem Trading Card Game.

Magic used to attack a distant enemy.

Type
  • Tome (Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem)
  • Dark (Radiant Dawn, Three Houses)
First game

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Swarm (Japanese: ウォーム Worm), known as Worm in Radiant Dawn, is a tome which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light. Originally just another ordinary magic tome, it was revised in its second appearance into one of the first long-range tomes (along with Meteor) to appear in the series. It retains its long-range tome status in Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem.

It is yet again an ordinary tome in Radiant Dawn, here known as "Worm". It is the game's C-rank dark magic spell, and it is the weakest dark magic spell in the game.

The spell returns in Three Houses as a normal-ranged dark spell that reduces the foe's speed; in this game, it is known as Swarm Ζ (Japanese: ウォームΖ Worm Ζ).

Stats

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light -- Tome: 7 16 9 70 0 1-2 25 2,280 -- --
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 swarm.png Tome: 1 6 16 50 0 3-10 33 -- -- --
Radiant Dawn Is wii worm.png WiiRankDark.png C 8 9 75 0 1-2 30 2,400 3 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds swarm.png FE11RankTome.png B 6 5 70 0 3-10 25 2,500 2 Cannot make follow-up attacks.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds swarm.png FE12RankTome.png B 6 -- 70 0 3-10 25 0 2 Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Three Houses Is ns01 dark magic.png Reason E 4 4 70 0 1-2 8 -- ? If user's attack hit the target, inflicts -5 speed debuff on the target after combat.

Locations

Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light

Inventory Gotoh
Dropped by Chapter 17, enemy Bishop
Secret shop Chapter 17

Mystery of the Emblem

Unobtainable Enemy only.

Radiant Dawn

Disarm and steal* Part 3: Chapter 3, enemy VeyonaChapter 8, enemy Druid (×2)
Part 4: Chapter 1, enemy Druid (×2) (Normal/Hard only)
Armory Part 4: Chapter 5Endgame

Shadow Dragon

Inventory Gotoh

New Mystery of the Emblem

Unobtainable Enemy only.

Three Houses

Skill level Reason D+: HapiLysithea

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Radiant Dawn Mid-level dark magic. Few spellcasters can master
the intricacies of these fell arts.
??
Shadow Dragon Magic used to attack a distant enemy. ??
Three Houses Basic dark magic.
Foes hit suffer Spd -5 for 1 turn.
闇の初級魔法 命中時、
相手の速さが5低下(1ターン)

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Worm
• Swarm
• Swarm Ζ
• This name is used in Radiant Dawn.
• This name is used in Shadow Dragon.
• Used in Three Houses. Dark magic in this game is denoted with a Greek letter; in this case, Zeta.
Japanese ウォーム
ウォームの書
ウォームΖ
• Worm. Its internal file name in Radiant Dawn is "WORM", and its internal file name in Shadow Dragon and New Mystery is "WARM", aside from its visual effect files which are named "Worm" and "Worm2". This name is used in all appearances except Mystery of the Emblem and Three Houses.
• Worm Book. This name is used only in Mystery of the Emblem, in which most tomes have the の書 Book suffix.
• Worm Ζ. Used in Three Houses.
Spanish • Gusano
• Enjambre
• Enjambe Ζ
• Maggot. This name is used in Radiant Dawn
• Swarm. This name is used in Shadow Dragon.
• Swarm Ζ. This name is used in Three Houses
French • Larve
• Essaim
• Essaim Ζ
• Larva. This name is used in Radiant Dawn.
• Swarm. This name is used in Shadow Dragon.
• Swarm Ζ. Used in Three Houses.
German • Wurm
• Schwarm
• Schwarm Ζ
• Worm. This name is used in Radiant Dawn.
• Swarm. This name is used in Shadow Dragon.
• Swarm Ζ. This name is used in Three Houses
Italian • Verme
• Sciame
• Sciame Z
• Worm. This name is used in Radiant Dawn.
• Swarm. This name is used in Shadow Dragon.
• Swarm Z. This name is used in Three Houses; unlike other Dark Magic spells, this uses the Latin script 'Z' rather than the Greek Zeta.
Korean Ζ Worm Ζ; a transliteration of the English word is used, like the Japanese name.
Simplified Chinese 虫群Z Swarm Z. Unlike other Dark Magic spells, this uses the Latin script 'Z' rather than the Greek Zeta.
Traditional Chinese 蟲群Ζ Swarm Ζ.

Gallery

References

See also

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
Dark magic
Basic tomes CarreauFenrirFluxGoetiaHades ΩJormungandMiasma ΔRuinVerrineWorm
Long-range tomes Bohr ΧDeath ΓEclipseFenrirMirePoisonStone
Tomes with secondary effects Aversa's NightBanshee ΘDark Spikes ΤEclipseHelJormungandLunaNosferatuQuake ΣSwarm ΖWaste
Regalia and personal tomes ApocalypseBalberithEreshkigalGespenstGleipnirGrima's TruthLoptousNaglfar
Monster attacks Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEvil EyeShadowshotStone
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light
Swords ArmorslayerDevil SwordFalchionIron SwordKilling EdgeLevin SwordMercuriusRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordWyrmslayer
Lances GradivusJavelinLanceRidersbaneSilver Lance
Axes AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeSteel Axe
Bows BowBowgunParthiaSilver BowSteel Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneElfireExcaliburFireImhulluStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Dragonstones DivinestoneEarthstoneFirestoneMagestone
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AumBarrierFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverWarp
Unused weapons Dark DragonGargoyleHelarnNeptuneSalamanderShenlongWyvern
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Swords ArmorslayerBroken SwordDevil SwordFalchionIron SwordKilling EdgeLadybladeLevin SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordslayerWyrmslayer
Lances Broken LanceGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel Lance
Axes Broken AxeDevil AxeHand AxeIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Bows Broken BowIron BowKiller BowParthiaSilver BowSteel Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneCutting GaleDulamElfireExcaliburFireImhulluMeteorNosferatuStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Dragonstones DivinestoneEarthstoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Breaths Breath of FogDark BreathFire BreathIce Breath
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AnewAumBarrierFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueSilenceThiefUnlockWarpWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Swords AlonditeAmitiBrave SwordBronze SwordCaladbolgEttardFloreteIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeRagnellSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordStorm SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTempest BladeVague KattiVenin EdgeWind EdgeWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances Brave LanceBronze LanceIron GreatlanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceHorseslayerShort SpearSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSpearSteel GreatlanceSteel LanceVenin LanceWishblade
Axes Brave AxeBronze AxeHammerHand AxeIron PoleaxIron AxeKiller AxeShort AxeSilver PoleaxSilver AxeSteel PoleaxSteel AxeTarvosTomahawkUrvanVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowBronze BowDouble BowIron BowIron LongbowKiller BowLughnasadhRolf's BowSilencerSilver BowSilver LongbowSteel BowSteel LongbowVenin Bow
Crossbows AqqarArbalestBowgunCrossbowTaksh
Knives BaselardBeast KillerBronze DaggerBronze KnifeIron DaggerIron KnifeKardPeshkatzSilver DaggerSilver KnifeSteel DaggerSteel KnifeStiletto
Fire ArcfireBolganoneCymbelineElfireFireFire TailMeteorRexflame
Thunder ArcthunderBoltingElthunderRexboltThoronThunderThunder Tail
Wind ArcwindBlizzardElwindRexcaliburTornadoWindWind Tail
Light CreiddyladEllightLightNosferatuPurgeRexauraShineThaniValaura
Dark BalberithCarreauFenrirVerrineWorm
Ballistae BallistaIron BallistaKiller BallistaOnager
Strikes BeakBreathClawFangGreat BeakGreat FangGreat TalonTalon
Staves Ashera StaffElsilenceElsleepFortifyHammerneHealMatronaMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceSleepTorchUnlockWard
Other Judge
Unused Weapons Slim Lance
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon
Swords ArmorslayerBrave SwordDevil SwordFalchionIron SwordKilling EdgeLevin SwordMercuriusRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances Brave LanceDragonpikeGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceRidersbaneSilver LanceSteel LanceWing Spear
Axes Brave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeHauteclereIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowParthiaSilver BowSteel Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneElfireExcaliburFireImhulluStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Dragonstones DivinestoneEarthstoneFirestoneMagestone
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AumBarrierFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverWarp
Weapons in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Swords ArmorslayerBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBrave SwordCecil's SwordDevil SwordFalchionGlass SwordIron SwordKilling EdgeLadybladeLevin SwordLuke's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusOgma's BladePure SwordQuick SwordRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordslayerWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances Brave LanceCamus's PikeDragonpikeDraug's LanceFlycatcherGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLaundry PoleQuick LanceRidersbaneRoderick's LanceSilver LanceSpearSteel LanceWing Spear
Axes Barst's AxeBordcord AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeFrying PanGlass AxeHammerHand AxeHauteclereHit AxeImmortal AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLegion's AxePoleaxQuick AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawk
Bows Brave BowClarisse's BowCleave BowGlass BowGordin's BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowParthiaQuick BowRyan's BowSilver BowSteel BowToy Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneCutting GaleElfireEmberExcaliburFireGlowerImhulluMerric's TomeMeteorNosferatuReese's TomeSleetStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Dragonstones DivinestoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Breaths Dark BreathFire BreathIce BreathMage Breath
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AnewAumDefense StaffFortifyGlass StaffHammerneHealHealerMendPhysicRecoverRescueSilenceSpeed StaffStrength StaffThiefUnlockWardWarpWrys's Staff
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