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Fimbulvetr (フィンブル, Finburu) is an A-rank Anima tome recurring in the GBA titles of the Fire Emblem Series and appearing again in Fire Emblem Fates and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. In Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade, this tome cannot be obtained in the main storyline, and is instead acquired upon unlocking Brunya for use on the Trial Maps. This tome's help description reads that it conjures "Blasts of Ice" when cast.

In general, late-game boss characters of the Sage class use this tome. Also, when a character possessing a high Resistance stat enters the Arena, Sages wielding the Fimbulvetr tome tend to appear as opponents.

Unlike its other incarnations, the Fimbulvetr in Fates is a common C-rank tome, acting as the tome equivalent to a Steel weapon.

Overview Edit

In the three GBA games, Fimbulvetr serves as the strongest non-legendary Anima tome. It could theoretically be a good option for taking on promoted enemies with high HP and middling to low Speed, or for one-shotting enemy units that would otherwise endure a round of magical combat. Unfortunately, it consistently appears too late to be particularly useful. In fact, in both The Binding Blade and The Sacred Stones, the player should already have an S rank anima tome in his or her inventory before even getting a chance to acquire Fimbulvetr. As Fimbulvetr is essentially inferior to Forblaze and Excalibur in every way, it basically serves as a lesser 'back up' spell to the legendary weapons. Its Weight in The Blazing Blade and The Sacred Stones also significantly limits its usage, as even Moulder will not be able to wield it without a speed penalty unless he is given a Body Ring.

In Three Houses, Fimbulvetr is a Black Magic spell that only five characters can learn. Of the five options, Bernadetta and Shamir tie for the worst due to their subpar Magic growth rates, even if Bernadetta has a higher cap on her Magic stat. Additionally, Fimbulvetr is a spell all 5 learn at Reason Skill A, meaning heavy investment is needed to unlock it. It retains a notable weight, though it is not quite as heavy as it's previous incarnations in the later GBA era were. As spells restock after maps, Fimbulvetr has a sharp drop in uses, having only 3 uses, and a drop in accuracy.

Weapon StatsEdit

Fire Emblem: The Binding BladeEdit

Name Type

FimbulvetrFimbulvetr

AnimaAnima

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 15 13 80% 0% 1~2 8 1 3,900
Effect

-

Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade and Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesEdit

Name Type

FimbulvetrFimbulvetr

AnimaAnima

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A 20 13 80% 0% 1-2 12 1 6,000
Effect

-

Fire Emblem FatesEdit

Name Type

FE14Tome Fimbulvetr

FE14 Tome Tome

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Avo Rng WEx Worth
C 8 75% 0% -5% 1~2  ? 2,000
Effect

Ability to double attack -3.

Fire Emblem: Three HousesEdit

Name Type

FE16 black magic icon Fimbulvetr

FE16 reason iconReason

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Wt Worth
B 3 12 65% 25% 1~2  ? 10 -
Effect

-

Item LocationsEdit

Fire Emblem: The Binding BladeEdit

Method Location
Inventory Brunya (Trial Map only)

Fire Emblem: The Blazing BladeEdit

Method Location
Dropped Limstella (Ch. 30E/32H)

Fire Emblem: The Sacred StonesEdit

Method Location
Dropped Enemy Sage - Ch. 17
Treasure Lagdou Ruins Floor 5 - Chest

Fire Emblem FatesEdit

Method Location
Armories Nohr Armory Level 1 (one only)
Nohr Armory Level 2-3


Fire Emblem: Three HousesEdit

Method Location
Skill Rank Reason Rank A: BernadettaIngridIgnatzMarianneShamir

TriviaEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Norse mythology, Fimbulvetr literally means "the great winter". This winter is one that is said to last three years, and is marked by warfare and bloodshed. This essentially marks the beginning of Ragnarok, the end of the world.

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