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War Dragon

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Roy engaging Idunn and her War Dragons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade.
War Dragons... Dragons meant only for battle.
— Roy

War Dragons (Japanese: 戦闘竜 War Dragon) are artificial manakete that appear in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. They are alike to true manakete in every way, however, they "know nothing but battle",[1] implying that they may not be intelligent or that they lack emotion.


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War dragons are somewhat similar to morphs in a general sense. They are artificial beings made to serve a purpose, in this instance they were made to wage battle. In their current single appearance they are born from Idunn. As stated, war dragons don't seem to have any emotional or general thought capability, being made for battle and rarely speaking. However this may be affected by the War Dragon's use as expendable soldiers in deadly wars.

They are able to transform into dragon form through the use of a firestone. The only war dragons that appear seem to be made in the image of fire dragons.


Humanity initiated a war with dragonkind, which became known as the Scouring. After humanity created several regalia weapons, the Binding Blade, Durandal, Armads, Forblaze, Aureola, Mulagir, Maltet, the Staff of the Saint, Apocalypse, and Eckesachs,[2] the world and the very laws of nature became broken and unstable, causing the Ending Winter.[3] This event caused the dragon tribes to be unable to maintain dragon form, and were thus forced to place their powers in dragonstones.[4] After this humanity gained a great advantage over dragonkind in the war,[5] adding on to the humans already present advantage of being able to reproduce more quickly.

During this great loss the warring dragons kidnapped a member of the divine dragon tribe, which had refused to participate, Idunn, and broke her mind and spirit so she would serve them.[6] This created what is known as the Demon Dragon. The Demon Dragon Idunn then created countless war dragons to turn the tide of the war, however, in the end, this plan failed and humans banished dragons from the realm. Most of the dragons are implied to have vanished through the Dragon's Gate.

When Zephiel awoke Idunn with the Fire Emblem in The Binding Blade Idunn resumed production of war dragons to serve Bern. Most were probably destroyed in the war, production of war dragons ceased with the war, as Idunn was either killed, or spared by Roy and sent to Arcadia for healing.

In gameplay

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War dragons exclusively take the class of manakete, and are weak to dragon slaying weapons, like the wyrmslayer or Durandal.

War dragons appear throughout Binding Blade sparingly in the service of Bern, featuring as a powerful single enemy, relative to surrounding troops. The first war dragon encountered by Roy is the boss Ein in Chapter 12. One was present in the Bern invasion of Arcadia, as well as during Roy's assault on the Shrine of Seals.

Notable War Dragons

Character Description Appears in
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A mysterious figure sent from Bern to assist in the Western Isles. The Binding Blade

Etymology and other languages

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

War Dragon

Used in the "Unattained Dream" Lost Lore event in Fire Emblem Heroes.


War Dragon



War Dragon


Dragón bélico

War dragon; used in Heroes.


Dragon de guerre

Dragon of war; used in Heroes.



War Dragon; used in Heroes.


Drago bellico

War dragon; used in Heroes.


Dragrão bélico

War dragon; used in Heroes.

Traditional Chinese


Battle dragon; used in Heroes.



  1. "The "dragons" you have fought thus far are war dragons. They know nothing but battle." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  2. "However, the humans soon found out about the demon dragon. They concluded that their numbers were not enough to defeat us. They focused their efforts into forging weapons that would pierce our scales. They are what you humans call the legendary weapons." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  3. "The laws of nature started to collapse. Snow began to fall in summer. Stars shone in the middle of day..." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  4. "When the order of nature collapsed, we dragons suffered the most. With nature weakened, we could not maintain our dragon forms. And so, we sealed our power into gemstones and took human form." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  5. "That disaster was the reason we lost to the humans..." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
  6. "We destroyed its soul so that it would unquestioningly obey our every command." — Jahn, Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

See also

Races and animals of the Fire Emblem series
Major species BeorcBrandedDragon (ManaketeDivine DragonEarth DragonFell DragonFire DragonFirst DragonIce DragonWar DragonWyvern) • EmblemGodHumanKitsuneLaguz (Black DragonCatHawkHeronLionRavenRed DragonTigerWhite DragonWolf) • MirageMorphNabateanTaguelWolfskinZunanma
Animals and other species CorruptedFabricationGriffinHorseIllusionKinshiMonsterPegasusPhantomRisenWolf
Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Playable characters AlenAstolfoBartheBartreBorsCathCeciliaChadClarineDayanDieckDorothyDouglasEchidnaElenElffinFaeFirGarretGeeseGonzalezGwendolynHughIgreneJunoKarelKleinLanceLarumLilinaLotLughMarcusMerlinusMeladyNiimeNoahOgierPercevalRaighRoyRutgerSaulShannaSinSophiaSueTheaTrecWardWoltYoderZelotZeiss
Trial Map characters BrunnyaEliwoodGalleGuinivereHectorMurdockNarcianZephiel
Non-playable characters EliwoodGuinivereHectorMaryMordred
Bosses ArcardoBorsBrakulBrunnyaChanDamasDebiasDoryEinErikFlaerGalleGuerreroHenningIdunnKabulKelKudokaJahnLeganceMaggieMarralMartelMonkeMorganMurdockNarcianNordOatesOrloPeresRaithRandyRoartzRobertsRoseRuudScollanScottSiguneSlaterThorilTickWagnerWindhamZephielZinque
Background characters AthosBariganBramimondDurbanElimineHanonHartmutRoland
Regalia and personal weapons ApocalypseArmadsAureolaBinding BladeDurandalEckesachsForblazeMaltetMulagirRapierStaff of the Saint
Chapters Tutorial • 1: Breath of Destiny • 2: Princess of Bern • 3: Latecomer's Sorrow • 4: Crumbling League • 5: Fire Emblem • 6: Ensnared • 7: The Ostian Revolt • 8: Reunion • 8x: The Blazing Blade • 9: The Misty Isles • 10A: Western Resistance • 11A: The Hero of the West • 10B: Amidst a Struggle • 11B: Flight Toward Freedom • 12: The True Enemy • 12x: The Thunder Axe • 13: Rescue Mission • 14: Arcadia • 14x: The Infernal Truth • 15: The Dragon Child • 16: Storming the Capital • 16x: The Glorious Ascension • 17A: Ocean's Parting • 18A: The Frozen River • 19A: Bitter Cold • 20A: Ilia's Salvation • 20Ax: The Freezing Lance • 17B: The Bishop's Teachings • 18B: The Laws of Sacae • 19B: Battle in Bulgar • 20B: The Silver Wolf • 20Bx: The Bow of Swift Wind • 21: The Binding Blade • 21x: The Elder Revelation • 22: Unattained Dream • 23: The Ghosts of Bern • 24: Legends and LiesF: Beyond Darkness
Trial Maps Valley of DeathRainy IslandSnowy DefensivePirate's ChallengeRoy's Trial
Locations ElibeBern (Dragon TempleShrine of Seals) • Etruria (Aquleia) • IliaLycia (AraphenLausOstiaPheraeThria) • Missur (ArcadiaNabata) • Sacae (BulgarTaras) • Western Isles
Groups, objects and concepts Disturbance of BernEnding WinterFire EmblemGenerals of EtruriaThe ScouringWar Dragons
Lists ChaptersCharactersClasses (Class change) • Hidden treasureItemsScriptsSupportsWeapons
Related topics Elibe DisturbanceHasha no TsurugiName chart • Other games (The Blazing Blade) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound RoomTimeline