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“The Sacred twin serpent bow. Luck +5.”
—In-game description, The Sacred Stones

Nidhogg (ニーズヘッグ Nīzuheggu) is a sacred Bow that first appears in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones. Also known as the Serpent Bow (蛇弓, Jakyū), Nidhogg is, alongside the Winged Lance Vidofnir, one of Frelia's Sacred Twin treasures.

Extremely powerful, Nidhogg is a double Class Buster; Its might is doubled against Monster opponents and tripled (in the Japanese version; Doubled in the English version) against Flying opponents.


During the events of The Sacred Stones, Nidhogg is, along with the Winged Lance Vidofnir, given to Eirika and Ephraim's army by Innes at the end of Chapter 17. The bow is then used alongside its other sacred counterparts to eliminate the threat that the Demon King poses to the continent of Magvel.

Weapon Stats

Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones

Name Type

Nidhogg.gif Nidhogg

Bow.gif Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng Wt WEx Worth
S 30 18 80% 0% 2 7 1 -

Luck +5

Fire Emblem Awakening

Name Type

Nidhogg FE13 Icon.png Nidhogg

BowIconFE13.png Bow

Rank Uses Mt Hit Crt Rng WEx Worth
A 25 16 75% 10% ? -

Luck +10

Fire Emblem Heroes

Name Type


FEH Bow.png Bow

Mt Rng SP Rarity
14 2 400 FEH Star Rarity 5.png

Effective against flying foes.
During combat, boosts unit's Atk/Spd/Def/Res by number of adjacent allies x 2.

Name Cost


400 SP, 500Arena Medal.png, 200Divine Dew.png
Type HP Mt Spd Def Res
FEH WUp 1.png +2 + 1
FEH WUp 2.png +2 + 2
FEH WUp 3.png +2 + 3
FEH WUp 4.png +2 + 3
FEH WUp 44.png Magic and dragon foes cannot counterattack.
Effective against flying foes.
During combat, boosts unit's Atk/Spd/Def/Res by number of adjacent allies x 2.


Nidhogg has extremely high accuracy and might relative to its weight. Its luck boost may seem like a modest boon, but ranged units will appreciate its boost to their evasion and critical evasion. Only five characters in the game are capable of wielding it, Innes, Neimi, Ross, Garcia, and Gerik, though that depends on which promotions they take. In the hands of a powerful unit like Innes, the Nidhogg is devastatingly powerful.

Item Locations

Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

Method Location
Event Ch. 17 - End of chapter.

Fire Emblem Awakening

Method Location
Treasure Xeno. 15 - Random from Chest.

Non-Canon Appearances

Monster Hunter Frontier G

Nidhogg appears in Monster Hunter Frontier G as a Gunner weapon, taking on its Awakening appearance in this game. When upgraded to its Serpent Bow form, the bow turns from light brown to a white color.

Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.

Nidhogg appears in Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. in its Awakening version, and is wielded by Lucina. Lucina uses this bow to attack distant enemies.


In Norse Mythology, Nidhogg is a serpent that devours the roots of the world tree, Yggdrasil.


  • The design Nidhogg has, as seen in Awakening and onwards, heavily references its namesake in Norse Mythology.
    • The tips of the arrows in its quiver arc in two directions, to resemble a snake's forked tongue.
  • Nidhogg is the only regalia weapon in Awakening that gives a stronger stat boost than it did in its premiere game.
    • It is also the only Sacred Twin that originated from The Sacred Stones to make a reappearance in Awakening.