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Yubello casting a fire spell from a tome in Fire Emblem Cipher.

The tome (Japanese: 魔道書 magic book) is a magical weapon type in the Fire Emblem series which debuted in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and appears in six games - Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, and Fates. While other games in the series commonly split magic offensive magic into multiple types based on elemental affiliation, the tome weapon type contains all offensive spells in a variety of elemental affilitations under a single weapon type.

In Fire Emblem Fates, the scroll (Japanese: spell) is the Hoshidan counterpart to the tome. They share the same weapon level as tomes, and can be used just as easily by tome-wielding Nohr units and classes. Compared to their Nohrian counterpart, scrolls are just as powerful yet less accurate, but each scroll gives its own stat boost to the user to compensate. The stat boosts themselves are not uniform among all scrolls unlike the other Hoshidan weapons.

Most of the Hoshido scroll lineup forms a numbered hierarchy featuring animal gods based on the Chinese zodiac. The scroll items themselves are collections of ofuda, talismans in the Shinto tradition, which levitate in a circle when the user is casting a scroll and are held in the shape of fans when inactive.

There are 67 different tomes available in the series.

Overview

Tomes are a magical weapon type, so their damage calculations use their wielder's magic stat and target their oppponent's resistance stat, rather than strength and defense. While physical weapons are usually locked to either 1 or 2 range with uncommon exceptions, attacking at both 1 and 2 range is the standard range for tomes. In every appearance except Fates, they are entirely separate from the weapon triangle, but the Fates rearranging of the weapon triangle added tomes to it and had them behave the same way as swords, giving them an advantage over axes/clubs and bows/yumi and a disadvantage to lances/naginata and daggers/shuriken.

In Awakening and Fates, there are some tomes which - while classified as tomes and maintained under the tome weapon rank - are considered dark magic and are locked exclusively to the Dark Mage, Sorcerer and units which possess the Shadowgift skill.

In-universe role

Main article: Magic (element)

In the worlds of the Fire Emblem series, tomes are the standard form taken by the offensive magic used by humans, with the only known exception being the scrolls of Hoshido. In Archanea at least, tomes are vessels which contain the powers of nature itself, and the use of tomes manipulates these energies to the magician's will. The people of Archanea were introduced to tomes by the divine dragon Gotoh, who wished to share the secrets of magic with humans to further their prosperity, but humans started using tomes as tools of war instead.[1]

Tomes in the Fire Emblem series

Note: This table lists all appearances of the weapons in question. They are only classified as tomes in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening and Fates; only their special properties relevant to their appearances as tomes are listed, and their classifications in other games are noted.

Basic tomes

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16
Arcfire X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as fire in other games.
Arcthunder X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as thunder in other games.
Arcwind X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Blizzard Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Bolganone Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as fire in other games.
Dying Blaze X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Elfire Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as anima or fire in other games.
Elthunder X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as thunder in other games.
Elwind X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Ember X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Fire Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Question mark.png Classified as black magic, anima, or fire in other games.
Flux X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as dark in other games.
Ginnungagap X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Reese's Tome X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Katarina's Bolt X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Mjölnir X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as thunder in other games.
Merric's Tome X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Rexcalibur X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Shaver X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Sleet X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Thoron Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Robin only in Fates. Classified as thunder in other games.
Thunder Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Question mark.png Classified as black magic, anima, or thunder in other games.
Wilderwind X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
A Yes check.png means that the weapon is available in that game, while a X mark.png indicates the contrary.

Tomes with special effects

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16
Bird Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 10th and last in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Calamity Gate X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Reverses the weapon triangle.
Celica's Gale X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Brave weapon.
Disrobing Gale X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Dragon Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 5th in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Effective against dragon units
Dulam X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Reduces HP to 1.
Fimbulvetr X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as anima in other games.
Glower X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Nullfies target's resistance.
Horse Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 7th in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Iago's Tome X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Ink Painting X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Izana's Scroll X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Lightning X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Brave weapon. Classified as light in other games.
Malevolent Text X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Meteor X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Extended range. Classified as fire in other games.
Micaiah's Pyre X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Mire X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Question mark.png Extended range. Classified as black magic in other games.
Monkey Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 9th in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Moonlight X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Nosferatu X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Question mark.png HP drain. Classified as black magic, light, or dark in other games.
Odin's Grimoire X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Ox Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 2nd in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Paper X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Rabbit Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 4th in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Rat Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 1st in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Ragnarok X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Question mark.png Classified as black magic in other games.
Robin's Primer X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Sheep Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 8th in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Snake Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 6th in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Brave weapon
Speed Thunder X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Superior Jolt X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Grants Tomebreaker when equipped.
Swarm Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Extended range.
Tiger Spirit X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png 3rd in Hoshidan scroll hierarchy
Waste X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Brave weapon.
A Yes check.png means that the weapon is available in that game, while a X mark.png indicates the contrary.

Regalia and personal tomes

Weapon Available in: Notes
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16
Aura Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Question mark.png Linde only in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem. Classified as black magic or light in other games.
Book of Naga X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as light in other games.
Brynhildr X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Leo only.
Excalibur Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Question mark.png Merric only in Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Mystery of the Emblem. Classified as black magic or anima in other games.
Forseti X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as wind in other games.
Imhullu Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Negates all damage from enemy attacks.
Missiletainn X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Ophelia only.
Mjölnir X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as thunder in other games.
Starlight Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Negates Imhullu's effect.
Thoron Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Robin only in Fates. Classified as thunder in other games.
Valflame X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png Classified as fire in other games.
A Yes check.png means that the weapon is available in that game, while a X mark.png indicates the contrary.

Classes capable of using tomes

Class Wields tomes in: Notes:
FE01 FE02 FE03 FE04 FE05 FE06 FE07 FE08 FE09 FE10 FE11 FE12 FE13 FE14 FE15 FE16
Mage Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Bishop Yes check.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Dark Mage X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Can wield dark tomes in Awakening and Fates.
Sage X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Sorcerer X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png Can wield dark tomes in Awakening and Fates.
Valkyrie X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Dark Knight X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Dark Falcon X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Tactician X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Grandmaster X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Dread Fighter X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Nohr Noble X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Strategist X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Malig Knight X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Witch X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Oni Chieftain X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Diviner X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Basara X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
Onmyoji X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png X mark.png Yes check.png X mark.png Question mark.png --
A Yes check.png means that the class wields tomes in that game, while a X mark.png indicates the contrary.

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Tome A book, usually with a magical connotation.
Japanese 魔道書 Magic book
Spanish Magia Magic
French Magie Magic
German Magie Magic
Italian Magia Magic

Scroll

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Scroll --
Japanese Spell, charm, or curse
Spanish Rollo Scroll
French Parchemin Parchment
German Schriftrolle Scroll
Italian Pergamena Parchment

Gallery

References

  1. "Magic relies on containing nature's energies in "tomes" and "staves", freely manipulating these energies to harness great power. A few centuries ago, a lone sage founded an academy here, teaching magic's secrets. However, instead of bringing happiness, magic was soon used as a tool of war and a thing to be traded. The sage was disappointed, and vanished from the pages of history. Though there is no confirmation, some say that was the Archsage Gotoh." — Opening narration of Chapter 9, Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem

See also

Weapon types
Physical weapons AxeBow (Ballista)KnifeLanceSword
Magical weapons Anima (FireThunderWind)Black magicDarkLightStaffTome (Blue tomeGreen tomeRed tome)White magic
Other weapons BreathStrikes and monster weaponsStone
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 PrimerShaverSpeed ThunderSuperior JoltWilderwindWind
Regalia and personal tomes AuraBook of NagaBrynhildrExcaliburForsetiImhulluMissiletainnMjölnirStarlightValflame
Scrolls
Main hierarchy 1st: Rat Spirit • 2nd: Ox Spirit • 3rd: Tiger Spirit • 4th: Rabbit Spirit • 5th: Dragon Spirit • 6th: Snake Spirit • 7th: Horse Spirit • 8th: Sheep Spirit • 9th: Monkey Spirit • 10th: Bird Spirit
Other spells Calamity GateInk PaintingIzana's ScrollMalevolent TextPaper