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“A mighty but cursed axe known to harm its user.”
—In-game description, Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem

The Devil Axe (デビルアクス Debiru akusu) is a special Axe that appears across the Fire Emblem Series, beginning from the Archanea Series.

Description[]

The Devil Axe has the ability to to randomly deflect damage back to its wielder when it is used, This makes the axe a risky weapon: while it is able to inflict enormous amounts of damage with a single strike, any backfires are similarly enormous.

In most games, the trigger rate of the Devil Axe's ability is based on the user's Luck stat. This ability can also be triggered when the axe is used to damage destructible map features like snags.

The The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones iterations of the Devil Axe award a very high amount of Weapon Experience per use, meaning that a unit could raise their axe Weapon Rank by a large amount in only a few uses. This is particularly useful for Paladins (The Blazing Blade) and Great Knights (The Sacred Stones), as it allows them to greatly accelerate their weapon ranks in Axes and more time to build up their ranks in Swords and Lances to solidify their control over the Weapon triangle.

In Heroes; the Devil Axe is the unique weapon of Barst. In reference to the original weapon's effect of dealing damage back to the wielder; this variation functions with an innate Fury-like effect, increasing all of his stats by 4 during combat; but inflicting 4 damage onto him after combat ends. In addition to this, the axe can be refined to further synergize with low health effects, providing Barst with Wrath on top of the stat boost with an effect refine.

The Devil Axe is analogous to the Devil Sword and the Devil Spear.

Weapon Stats[]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[]

Name Type

Devil Axe

Axe

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
4 9 20 70% 0% 1 14 -
Effect

(21-Luck%) chance to damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[]

Name Type

Devil axe icon.png Devil Axe

Axe

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
1 9 20 70% 0% 1 20 900
Effect

(21-Luck%) chance to damage the wielder instead. Cannot backfire on enemy units.

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[]

Name Type

FE5devilaxe.png Devil Axe

FE5 Axe Icon.png Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 20 20 50% 0% 1 20 1 1,200
Effect

(21-Luck%) chance to damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[]

Name Type

Devilaxe.gifDevil Axe

Axe.gif Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 20 18 55% 0% 1 18 1 900
Effect

(21-Level%) chance to damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[]

Name Type

Devilaxe.gif Devil Axe

Axe.gif Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 20 18 55% 0% 1 18 8 800
Effect

(31-Luck%) chance to damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[]

“Might injure its wielder.”
—In-game description
Name Type

Devilaxe.gif Devil Axe

Axe.gif Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 20 18 55% 0% 1 18 8 880
Effect

(31-Luck%) chance to damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (Unused)[]

Name Type

DevilAxeFE9Unused.gif Devil Axe

FE9 Axe.png Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
E 20 18 55% 0% 1 18 8 900
Effect

May damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[]

Name Type

FE11devilaxe.png Devil Axe

FE12 Axe.png Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
D 20 17 100% 0% 1 8* 2 -
Effect

(31-Luck%) chance to damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Name Type

FE11devilaxe.png Devil Axe

FE12 Axe.png Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
D 25 17 100% 0% 1 2 -
Effect

(31-Luck%) chance to damage the wielder instead.

Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia[]

Name Type

Echoes devil axe icon.png Devil Axe

Echoes axe weapon type icon.png Axe

Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt
15 70% 5% 1 5
Effect

Hex, Lifetaker

Fire Emblem: Three Houses[]

Name Type

FE16 axe icon.png
Devil Axe

FE16 axe icon.png
Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Wt Worth
D 30 18 60% 0% 1 4 14 430
Effect

A diabolical axe that inflicts 10 damage after combat.

Name Type

FE16 axe icon.png
Devil Axe+

FE16 axe icon.png
Axe

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Wt Worth
D 30 21 60% 0% 1 4 14 650
Effect

A reinforced devil axe that inflicts 10 damage on the wielder after combat.

Fire Emblem Heroes[]

Name Type

Devil Axe

FEH Axe.png Axe

Mt Rng SP Rarity
16 1 400 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 during combat, but if unit attacked, deals 4 damage to unit after combat.

Name Cost

Devil Axe

400 SP, 500Arena Medal.png, 200Divine Dew.png
Type HP Mt Spd Def Res
FEH WUp 1.png +5 + 2
FEH WUp 2.png +5 + 3
FEH WUp 3.png +5 + 4
FEH WUp 4.png +5 + 4
FEH WUp 96.png HP +3. At start of turn, if unit's HP ≤ 75% and unit's attack triggers Special, grants Special cooldown count-1, and deals +10 damage when Special triggers.
Effect
Grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 during combat, but if unit attacked, deals 4 damage to unit after combat.

Item Locations[]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light[]

Method Location
Visit Ch. 3 - Village

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[]

Method Location
Visit Book 1: Ch. 3 - Village

Fire Emblem: Thracia 776[]

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Berserker (Ch. 16B)

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[]

Method Location
Inventory Gonzalez

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade[]

Method Location
Visit Eliwood's Story: Ch. 16x
Hector's Story: Ch. 17x

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones[]

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Berserker (Ch. 15) • Cyclops [7.5%/15.4%] • Tarvos [0.5%/0.15%] • Maelduin [6%]

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[]

Method Location
Inventory Ymir
Visit Ch. 3 - Village

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[]

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Barbarian (Ch. 15) • Enemy Berserker (Ch. 21)
Inventory Dice

Trivia[]

  • In the GBA titles, when a character damages themselves with the Devil Axe and is attacked by a Hand Axe-equipped enemy, the game may freeze depending on the class of the Devil Axe wielder.
  • It is possible for a unit to kill themselves by attacking a cracked wall or snag with the Devil Axe's return damage effect.
  • The unused Devil Axe from Path of Radiance does not function properly; the reversal effect does not work and the unit using it will become stuck in a bind pose. However, this will not happen if battle animations are turned off or if the unit in question activates an Occult Skill.

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