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Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher) is a trading card game that features a number of characters from various Fire Emblem games and crossovers, such as Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE and Fire Emblem Warriors. Cipher is developed and published in-house by Intelligent Systems. Unlike the previous card game, Cipher has character cards only, with items, skills, and location cards non-existent. It was released by Nintendo on June 25, 2015 alongside Fire Emblem Fates in Japan.

On April 2, 2020, Intelligent Systems announced that Cipher would end with the twenty-second expansion released in late 2020.


In Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher), two players go in a turn-based battle between their Main Characters that are set aside from the Deck. By selecting one card that meets the conditions at the start of the game from within the deck built with at least 50 cards (with no upper limit of cards you may have, save for having more than 4 copies of the same card), they each attempt to defeat the opponent's main character by destroying one of the five "Orbs" serving as their life, and winning when there aren't any more orbs.

Like in the series, there is the concept of a leveling a character, and is done so through "level up" or "Class Change" by stacking cards with the same name on top of a character you control and paying the cost. Said costs come in the forms of bonds, which are set aside from the field and placed in the "bond area", and also act as a separate system for using skills.

Featured Games[]

  • The first series features characters from Shadow Dragon and Awakening.
  • The second series features characters exclusively from Fates.
  • The third series features characters from Path of Radiance and Fates: Revelation
  • The fourth series features characters from Awakening, Mystery of the Emblem, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.
  • The fifth series features characters from Radiant Dawn and The Binding Blade.
  • The sixth series features characters from Fates: Revelation and Genealogy of the Holy War.
  • The seventh series features characters from Fates: Revelation and The Blazing Blade.
  • The eighth series features characters from Awakening and Genealogy of the Holy War.
  • The ninth series features characters from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Fire Emblem: Hasha no Tsurugi, and the Tellius Series.
  • The tenth series features characters from Thracia 776, Fates, and Heroes
  • The eleventh series features characters from Sacred Stones, Warriors, and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
  • The twelfth series features characters from the Tellius Series, Awakening, and Genealogy of the Holy War.
  • The thirteenth series features characters from The Blazing Blade, Shadow Dragon, and Heroes.
  • The fourteenth series features characters from Awakening, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, Fates: Birthright, and the Tellius Series.
  • The fifteenth series features characters from New Mystery of the Emblem, Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE, Fates: Conquest, and the Jugdral Series.
  • The sixteenth series features characters from The Binding Blade, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Radiant Dawn, and Heroes.
  • The seventeenth series features characters from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Gaiden, Three Houses, and all previously featured titles except for Warriors.
  • The eighteenth series features characters from Three Houses, Awakening, Sacred Stones, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE.
  • The nineteenth series features characters from Three Houses and Genealogy of the Holy War.
  • The twentieth series features characters from Fates and the Tellius Series.
  • The twenty-first series features characters from Three Houses, the Elibe Series and Heroes.
  • The twenty-second and final series features characters from all previously featured titles.

Card Characteristics[]

Card Number[]

Each card is identified by a number which can be seen at the bottom left corner of the card:

Example: P01-010PR, B01-003HN, S01-001ST.
  • The first character indicates the card type, including Promotional (P), Starter Deck (S) and Booster Series (B).
  • The next two digits indicate which series the card belongs to.
  • The next three digits indicate the order of the card in the series.
  • The last characters vary depending on the card type:
    • Promotional cards are indicated with PR.
    • Starter Deck cards are indicated with ST.
    • Booster Set cards are indicated with the rarity of the card: Normal (N), High Normal (HN), Rare (R), Super Rare (SR) and Hero Rare (HR).

R and SR cards also have additional variants, recognized by a plus (+) following the card rarity. Starting with Set 5, each series also contains at least one secret card of +X rarity, which are either special preview prints of cards due for release two sets later, or variants of current cards that may contain a stronger version of a skill.


Each card from different games is presented with different colors:


Each card has a set of symbols located on the left side of the card, representing the card's affinities:

  • The first symbol represents the game series, correspond to the card color (Archanea and Valentia Jugdral Elibe and Magvel Tellius Ylisse Hoshido Nohr Fódlan).
  • The second symbol represents the gender of the character (Cipher Male Cipher Female).
  • The third symbol represents the weapon type (Cipher Sword Cipher Lance Cipher Axe Cipher Bow Cipher Staff Cipher Tome Cipher Fang Cipher Shuriken Cipher Stone Cipher Brawl).
  • The fourth and fifth symbol represent additional affinities of the character (Cipher Armor Cipher Mounted Cipher Flying Cipher Dragon Cipher Monster Cipher Sharp).

Booster Series[]

Each Series contains 100 different types of cards, with rarities for each card spanning from Normal (N), High Normal (HN), Rare (R), Super Rare (SR) and Hero Rare (HR).

There is also the guaranteed R+ in each box and the off chance of having an SR+ instead. Prior to Booster Set 5, R+ and SR+ have a metallic gold or silver border around the edge, and some have a special foil signature of the character's voice actor. Starting from Set 5, they also have alternate arts for each card.

Starter Decks[]

Most Booster Sets come with one Starter Deck, with Sets 1 and 2 bringing two Starter Decks and Sets 7 and 8 not providing any Starter Decks. Each Starter Deck contains 50 cards, with some exclusive cards that can't be found in a booster box.

Promotional Cards[]

These cards are split into sets depending on the Booster Series. They can be obtained from local tournaments in the form of a tournament pack, magazines like Nintendo Dream or Nintendo Dengeki or the official Fire Emblem Cipher Guides.

List of Promotional Cards: Card List.

See Category:Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher): Promotional Cards Artworks.


See main article: List of Artists in Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher).


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