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Screenshot of an inactive Viskam in Three Houses.

A mysterious object that attacks automatically. Range: 1-9. Mag: 25



First game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

The Viskam (Japanese: ヴィスカム Viskam) is an automatic turret weapon akin to ballistae that appears in Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and is employed exclusively by “those who slither in the dark”. It deals damage based on magic instead of strength, meaning it targets the enemy's resistance much like the Fire Orb. Viskam appear as map objects that cannot be destroyed, though they can be deactivated by defeating a specific enemy or by pressing a particular switch on the map. Unlike other turret types like the Ballista and Launcher, Viskam inflict damage only to the targeted enemy.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 sword.png Swords E 20 5 100 0 1-9 -- -- -- Works as magical damage.
Not affected by Swordbreaker.


Three Houses

Map object Chapter 20/21 Silver Snow/Verdant Wind (×2) • Chapter 18 Azure Moon (×2)

Flavor text

Game Text
Three Houses A mysterious object that attacks
automatically. Range: 1-9. Mag: 25
射程1-9 魔力25


  • In the game's code, the Viskam is an amalgam of three diferent elements: an invisible enemy with 5 Mag, 0 Mv and 100 HP which is (de)spawned through specific triggers; a solid ballista object; and a unique weapon wielded by said enemy. Getting near an active Viskam in Zoom View will reveal the hidden unit uses a placeholder portrait.
    • The Viskam weapon in question is considered a sword in the game's code and will display itself as such if hacked into the game.[1] In spite of this, it is not affected by Swordbreaker when the turret in question makes use of it.

Etymology and other languages

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


Likely from Russian вы́шкам, dative plural of вы́шка meaning "tower".






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Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese





  1. GreenCloakGuy, I bought a Viskam for 1g from an online traveler, Reddit, Published: November 7, 2019, Retrieved: May 11, 2020
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