Imhullu (マフー Mafū, lit. Maph) is a Dark magic spell from Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, and Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem. Primarily used by Gharnef, this spell is created from the nefarious Darksphere after it twisted his heart. According to Wendell, Gharnef had stolen the Darksphere from Gotoh and crafted the tome as a result of the latter having entrusted the Aura tome to his other star pupil, Miloah. However, Gotoh states that he was the guardian of the Imhullu spell, and Gharnef had stolen it from him.

The Imhullu spell has the effect of the Darksphere, which is making the user immune to all damage, unless they are attacked by Starlight, which is crafted from the Darksphere's opposite, the Lightsphere and also the Starsphere.

In both Shadow Dragon and New Mystery of the Emblem, two copies of the Imhullu spell exist in-game, with one wielded by the real Gharnef. However, while the real Imhullu spell is true to its effect and negates all damage inflicted against its user, the fake copy merely changes the damage displayed just before a battle is initiated, but has actually has no effect. In Shin Monsho no Nazo, the spell may be obtained by the player in the DLC episode Assassins, where it is only usable by Gharnef and makes him completely invincible, making him an invaluable unit for the duration of the chapter.

Imhullu also appears as one of Gharnef's skills in Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE. In this game, it takes the form of a powerful attack that deals damage to all members of the player's active party.

Weapon Stats[edit | edit source]

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

Name Type

Maph

Tome

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
- 18 14 70% 0% 1~2 9 -
Effect

Gharnef only; Negates attacks inflicted upon the user.

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Mafu icon.png Maph

Tome

WLv Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt Worth
1 - 14 70% 0% 1~2 14 -
Effect

Gharnef only; Negates all attacks inflicted upon the user.

Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Maph.pngImhullu

FE12 Tome.png Tome

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
A -- 14 70% 0% 1~2 4* -- --
Effect

Nullifies damage from all weapons, with the exception of Starlight.

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Maph.pngImhullu

FE12 Tome.png Tome

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
A -- 14 70% 0% 1~2 -- --
Effect

Nullifies damage from all weapons, with the exception of Starlight.

Fire Emblem Heroes[edit | edit source]

Name Type

Imhullu

FEH Fire Tome.png Tome

Mt Rng SP Rarity
14 1 400 FEH Star Rarity 5.png
Effect

Grants Res+3. At the start of turn 3, deals 5 damage
to non-magic foes within 5 columns centered on unit,
and inflicts status on those foes preventing
counterattacks through their next actions.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem[edit | edit source]

Method Location
Inventory (Assassins DLC only) Gharnef


Etymology[edit | edit source]

In the Babylonian creation myth Enûma Eliš, Imhullu (𒅎𒅆𒌨 "destructive rainstorm" in Akkadian) was one of the seven winds used by the god Marduk in battle against Tiamat. When Tiamat attempts to devour Marduk, he sends Imhullu into her body; this causes her to swell up and become immobilized, allowing Marduk to pierce her heart and kill her.

Mafū (魔風) means "demonic wind" in Japanese.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In Mystery of the Emblem, the Imhullu spell is usable by other characters by means hacking or cheating. However, the invincible effect that it possesses only works for Gharnef. Furthermore, when the spell is cast by any other character apart from Gharnef, the dark background effect will be absent.
  • Although Imhullu technically does not have a magic type, it is most similar to dark spells and has thus been categorized with them. This association is made clearer with the release of Fire Emblem Awakening, where Dark magic is treated as a subcategory of Tome.
  • If Imhullu is obtained through means of hacking on Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon, the only unit that can harm the user of Imhullu is Medeus, the Earth Dragon. Like the fake Imhullu, before initiating battle, it will say 0 damage will be dealt, but still deals damage.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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