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Wo Dao

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Wo Dao

Is ds wo dao.png
Icon of the Wo Dao in Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem.

A beautiful, distinct sword with a high critial hit rate, said to have been forged in an eastern land.



First game

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade

The Wo Dao (Japanese: 倭刀 Japanese Sword) is a rare sword which first appeared in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. It is characterized as a foreign and exotic weapon, which originally was specifically associated with the Sacaens of Elibe in The Binding Blade and Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Originally in its debut in the Elibe games, it is an alternative to the Killing Edge with a lower weapon level and an even higher critical rate, but in exchange it can only be used by Myrmidons, Swordmasters, and Blade Lords, all of which are classes strongly associated with the Wo Dao's culture of origin, Sacae. Its later appearances remove the class restrictions on usability, but its critical rate remains very potent.


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 wo dao.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 5 75 40 1 20 1,200 1 Myrmidons and Swordmasters only.
The Blazing Blade Is gba wo dao.png GBARankSword.gif D 8 5 75 35 1 20 1,200 1 Myrmidons, Swordmasters, and Blade Lords only
Radiant Dawn Is wii wo dao.png WiiRankSword.png B 7 7 90 20 1 30 3,000 3 --
Shadow Dragon Is ds wo dao.png DSRankSword.png C 7 5 85 30 1 20 1,400 2 --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds wo dao.png FE12RankSword.png C 7 -- 85 30 1 20 1,400 2 --
Three Houses Is ns01 sword.png Swords B 8 5 90 30 1 15 ?? ?? --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 3★ 9 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 200 SP -- Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
(+, unrefined)
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 13 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 300 SP -- Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
(+, refined: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +5 HP.
(+, refined: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +5 HP and +3 Speed.
(+, refined: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Defense.
(+, refined: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Is feh sword.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- Increases damage dealt by +10 when triggering a special skill.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Resistance.
Warriors -- E* 80 -- -- -- -- Infinite Cannot be sold -- --


The Binding Blade

Inventory FirKarel
Treasure Chapter 19B, villageChapter 20A, chest

The Blazing Blade

Inventory KarelKarla

Radiant Dawn

Inventory Mia
Dropped by Part 2: Chapter 3, enemy Tashoria
Bargains Part 3: Chapter 5

Shadow Dragon

Treasure Chapter 17x, chestChapter 20x, chest
Armory Online shop* (×5)

New Mystery of the Emblem

Inventory Athena*
Dropped by Chapter 7, enemy Thief
Armory Online shop* (×5)

Three Houses

This section has been marked as a stub. Please help improve the page by adding information.

Dropped by Silver Snow: Chapter 18, enemy Swordmaster


Wo Dao

Units Athena: Borderland SwordKarel: Sword DemonKarla: Sword VassalMarisa: Crimson FlashMia: Lady of Blades

Wo Dao+

Units Athena: Borderland SwordKarel: Sword DemonMarisa: Crimson Flash


Event A Brush in the Teeth, clear Shadow Rush Lv. 45 Sakura with an S-Rank


  • The +10 damage granted by its Heroes incarnation is added after calculating damage, and as such, is not affected by defense.
    • This also means that its damage is not affected by skills like Glimmer

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Wo Dao From the Mandarin Chinese 倭刀 wōdāo, "Wo (i.e. Japanese) sword". The wōdāo is a Ming dynasty-era sword, with a long and slender blade, which is believed to have been developed by taking inspiration on the Japanese longswords encountered in skirmishes between Chinese armies and Japanese brigands.
Japanese 倭刀 Japanese sword; same as the Mandarin Chinese word, except pronounced differently. Romanized as WATO in its internal file name in Shadow Dragon.
Spanish Wo Dao As above.
French Wo Dao As above.
German Wo Dao As above.
Italian Wo Dao As above.



See also

Basic swords Al's SwordAlm's BladeBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBottleBroken SwordBronze SwordCecil's SwordEliwood's BladeEmblem BladeGlass SwordGreat SwordIke's BackupIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLong SwordLucina's EstocLuke's SwordMarth's SpathaMeisterschwertNohrian BladeOgma's BladeRoy's BladeRusted SwordSelena's BladeSeliph's BladeShamshirShort SwordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordSwordTrainerTraining SwordTree BranchWo Dao
Swords with secondary effects AstraArmorslayerBarrier BladeBerserk SwordBlessed SwordBrave SwordDevil SwordEirika's BladeGolden DaggerIlwoonKing SwordLadybladeLaguzslayerLancereaverLeif's BladeLopt SwordMeisterschwertMiracle SwordParagon SwordPure SwordQuick SwordRapierSafeguardSeven SwordShadow SwordShadowkillerSilence SwordSleep SwordSoothing SwordSuperior EdgeSwordslayerThief's SwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbatoZweihänder
Magic-based swords Flame SwordLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLight BrandRuneswordSonic SwordWind Sword
Ranged swords Giant KatarIron KukriSilver KukriSteel KukriStorm SwordTempest BladeUmbrellaWind Edge
Regalia and personal swords AlonditeAmatsuAmitiAthameAudhulmaBalmungBeloved ZofiaBeo SwordBinding BladeBlutgangBragi SwordBlessed SwordCaladbolgDurandalEarth SwordEckesachsEttard • Falchion (ArchaneanValentianParallel Falchion) • FloreteGanglariGurgurantLight BrandMani KattiMareeta's SwordMercuriusMissiletainnMystletainnNoble RapierRagnellRapierRegal BladeRegal SwordRoyal SwordShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSolSol KattiSword of BegaltaSword of MoraltaSword of SeirosSword of the CreatorThunderbrandTyrfingVague KattiYato
Sword skills in Heroes
Basic sword skills Iron SwordKilling Edge / Slaying EdgeSilver SwordSteel Sword
Sword skills with secondary effects Armorslayer / ArmorsmasherBarrier BladeBrave SwordCake CutterFiresweep SwordGeishunHeart's BladeKadomatsuPetal ParasolRuby SwordSafeguardSandfort SpadeWo DaoZanbato
Regalia and personal sword skills AlonditeAmitiAudhulmaAyra's BladeBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBull BladeCreator SwordDark GreatswordDragonbindDurandalEckesachsFalchion (AlmLucina) • FólkvangrGjöllGladiator's BladeGolden DaggerHana's KatanaHikamiHinata's KatanaLaevateinLight BrandMeisterschwertMissiletainnMystletainnNameless BladeNíuPanther SwordRagnellRaijintoRapierRegal BladeResolute BladeRowdy SwordRoyal SwordScarlet SwordSelena's BladeShadow SwordSiegfriedSieglindeSilverbrandSkuldSökkvabekkrSol KattiSolitary BladeTyrfingVassal's BladeWhitewing BladeWing SwordYato
Other sword skills Umbra Burst
Fire Emblem Warriors
Playable characters Original characters AnnaLiannaRowan
Shadow Dragon CaedaLindeDLCMarthMinervaDLCNavarreDLCTiki
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Celica
The Blazing Blade Lyn
Awakening ChromCordeliaFrederickLissaLucinaOliviaDLCOwainDLCRobinTharjaDLC
Fates AzuraDLCCamillaCorrinEliseHinokaLeoNilesDLCOboroDLCRyomaSakuraTakumiXander
Non-playable characters OskarYelena
Bosses DariosGharnefIagoValidarVelezark
Personal weapons Anna's BowAuraBlessed LanceBrynhildrCamilla's AxeCordelia's LanceDivinestoneEnlironExpirationFacinnaFalchionFrederick's AxeFujin YumiGrima's TruthHauteclereHinoka's SpearIago's TomeImhulluLady SwordLissa's AxeMissiletainnMoonlightNiles's BowOboro's SpearOlivia's BladeParallel FalchionRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiSpellbane YumiTharja's HexThoronWing SpearWo DaoYato
Chapters Pm: Interwoven DestiniesP: Crumbling Peace • 1: Home in Ruins • 2: Woodlands Encounter • 3: Dragon Valley Temple • 4: Hero-King of the Desert • 5: The Dragon's Table • 6: Hoshidan Princess • 7: Hoshidan Prince • 8: High Prince Ryoma • 9: Nohrian Princess • 10: Nohrian Prince • 11: Crown Prince Xander • 12: An Orchestrated Battle • 13: What Happened to Corrin • 14: Sieging the Citadel • 15: Taking the World Tree • 16: The Imprisoned Prince • 17: Royal Blood • 18: Chaos Dragon's Might • 19: Reclaiming Home • 20: Clash at the World Tree • Endgame: Chaos Dragon Velezark
History Mode Invisible TiesThe Path Is YoursThe Dark PontifexNoble Lady of CaelinTogether to the EndHero ChallengeGriefLand of GodsCold ReceptionA Brush in the TeethPrincess MinervaKnorda MarketScion of LegendEmmerynCaravan Dancer
Locations AytolisGristonne
Groups, objects and concepts Anna's MementosBlessingsCostumeCrestsMaterialsGleamstonesShield of FlamesWeapon Attributes
Related topics Downloadable contentName chart • Other games (Shadow DragonEchoes: Shadows of ValentiaThe Blazing BladeAwakeningFates) • Pre-release information (Unused content) • Sound GalleryWorld map
Swords in Warriors
Basic swords Brave SwordBronze SwordHero SwordIron SwordSilver SwordSteel Sword
Swords with secondary effects Acceleration SwordAmped SwordArmorbane SwordArmorslayerAxebane SwordBolster SwordBowbane SwordClawbane SwordConduit SwordDragonbane SwordElite SwordGencross SwordGenpeer SwordLancebane SwordLancereaverLegendary SwordSpirit KatanaStatflip SwordSwordbane SwordTomebane SwordWing ClipperWyrmslayerZanbato
Regalia and personal swords Chrom's Training SwordEnlironFacinnaFalchion (Exalted FalchionParallel Falchion) • Lady SwordMissiletainnOlivia's BladeRaijintoRisylSiegfriedSol KattiWo DaoYato