Eckesachs (エッケザックス Ekkezakkusu, translated Exaccus in certain fan translations) is a divine Sword that appears in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade. Unlike the other divine weapons that exist within the Elibe Series, Eckesachs is incapable of inflicting effective damage against Manaketes, although this may be due to the fact it is an enemy only weapon in the main game and it may in fact do so according to lore.

The weapon itself is unique in design. Having no sheath, the blade is simply carried around in a scepter form. When it is actually used, the sword mechanically morphs into a huge blade of overwhelming power, whereupon Zephiel proceeds to grip it firmly before spinning and thrusting it at a selected enemy target. The sword apparently has some affinity with the element of lightning, as evidenced by the presence of electrical bolts whenever Zephiel either activates a critical hit or sends shockwaves towards his foe when attacking at range.

Background[edit | edit source]

One of the Legendary Weapons of Elibe, Eckesachs is, alongside the Binding Blade originally wielded by the Hero Hartmut for the express purpose of slaying dragons during the Scouring. When the Scouring eventually reached its conclusion, Eckesachs' status was elevated to that of the royal sword of Bern, bound solely to the overarching ruler of the realm. During the events of The Binding Blade, King Zephiel inherits the authority to wield the blade. He is seen wielding it in both his battle with Cecilia in Chapter 13 and his showdown with Roy in Chapter 22.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Eckesachs.gif Eckesachs

Sword.gif Sword

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
Prf - 15 90% 5% 1~2 15 ? -
Effect

Zephiel only.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Eckesachs

FEH Sword.png Sword

Mt Rng SP Rarity
16 1 400 ✯✯✯✯✯
Effect

Inflicts Def-4 on foes within 2 spaces
through their next actions at the start of each turn.

Name Cost

Eckesachs

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 17.png HP+3. If foe initiates combat
and uses bow, dagger, magic, or staff,
grants Def/Res+6 during combat.
Effect
At start of turn, inflicts Def-6
on foes (excluding dragons) within
2 spaces through their next actions.

Item Location[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Inventory Zephiel (Trial Maps only.)

Etymology[edit | edit source]

Eckesachs, meaning "edge-seax," (that is, "sharp sword") was a sword used by Dietrich von Bern, a legendary hero based on the historical Gothic king Theoderic the Great.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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