Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Hints and secrets
A special attack, which features in many of the games, usually reserved
for the Pegasus sisters or trio. In this game, only Vanessa, Tana and
Syrene can perform it.
Triangle Attack with map animations
To activate it, position all three so that they are adjacent to the
same enemy (like in the above screenshot). In this formation, making
any of the three attack will cause them to perform the Triangle Attack.
Note that this is only true if all three are Pegasus Knights or Falcon
Knights. If one of the trio is a Wyvern Knight, only they can initiate
the Triangle Attack. If both Vanessa and Tana are Wyvern Knights, the
Triangle Attack cannot be used at all.
The Silver Card is hidden in the desert sand in Chapter 15. With the
Silver Card in their inventory, a character can purchase items for half
price. To find its location and more information, please check this page.
The Member Card allows the user access to Secret Shops (their locations
can be found here),
which sell more interesting gear than most normal shops.
Rennac, an enemy Rogue, has the Member Card in Chapter 14. He can be
recruited with L'Arachel, Eirika or Ephraim (if you use the Lords, you
need to pay him 9,980G). If you can't recruit him for some reason, you
can still obtain the card by killing him while it's still flashing
green in his inventory (indicating he will drop it) or stealing it from
If you missed the Member Card or lost it, there is another chance to
obtain it. The only chest in Floor 10 of the Lagdou Ruins gives a
Member Card with a success rate of 10%. It's a pretty low chance for
such effort, but at least the chance is there...
Note: This glitch doesn't seem
to occur on the Japanese version.
Unlike most glitches in Fire Emblem,
glitch is pretty harmful. If a
Wyvern Knight activates Pierce on an enemy that cannot counter-attack
(this can also be achieved by equipping a Brave Lance), fails to kill
the enemy on the first strike and attacks a second time,
the game may hang up. It seems this glitch is caused by dealing damage
to an enemy before their HP bar has finished decreasing. The minimum
amount of damage dealt by the first strike that is required to freeze
game is as follows:
(It doesn't matter if the first hit is a normal hit or critical hit.
Similarly, it doesn't matter if Pierce activates during the second hit
- Ranged Pierce followed by a normal hit: 31
- Ranged Pierce followed by a critical hit: 35
- Melee Pierce followed by a normal hit: 60
- Melee Pierce followed by a critical hit: 78
The best way to avoid this glitch is to switch off
animations when using a Wyvern Knight.
Amelia about to promote into a
When both Eirika and Ephraim's routes have been completed, the
Trainee characters (Ross, Amelia and Ewan) can promote into another
Trainee class and then into a "Super Trainee". Super Trainees look
identical to normal Trainees, but have better stats and new abilities.
The "Super" Journeyman and "Super" Recruit gain a +15 Critical bonus
and the "Super" Pupil gains the ability to use Light and Dark magic.
More detailed information can be found at this
Note: The term "Super Trainee"
was coined by fans and isn't a real class name.
This can only be accessed if you have at least one Epilogue
(cleared) file. To access it, go to "Extras", "Map" and select an
Epilogue file. You will then be returned to the world map where you can
continue your game file. You can only enter skirmishes, the Tower and
Ruins, but you can do mostly everything else that you could do in the
main game, eg. build supports, level up and buy items.
Once you have completed the game and have access to the Creature
Campaign, completing certain floors of the Tower of Valni and Lagdou
Ruins will allow you to use a handful of boss and NPC characters from
the main game. Please check this
page for more information.
When you reach the Creature Campaign, the Secret Shops in Grado,
Jehanna and Rausten will have a variety of different statboosters to
purchase. You'll need the Member Card to access the Secret Shops still.
Swiftsoles are the only statbooster that cannot be bought, but there is
actually a pretty easy way to get a whole load of them, as shown
Credits to: ultimaruneblade
This requires simple RN (random number) wasting.
To waste an RN, pick a character with 7 movement (you can do it with
any odd number of movement, but I want to keep things simple). Make
sure there's plenty of space and the character is not obstructed by too
much terrain. Click on the character and move the cursor to get the
movement arrow shown below:
Now move the cursor one tile to the
and see what happens. You will either get a smaller L shape arrow or a
180 degrees rotated L shape. Which arrow you get depends on the next RN
that the game has stored. Doing this manouevere uses up that RN, which
is often referred to as wasting RNs.
To get your hands on a Swiftsole:
Note: This only works in the
Creature Campaign, Normal and Easy Mode. If you're playing in Hard
Mode, instead of 13 RNs waste 3 RNs, and instead of retreating from the
Ruins 3 times retreat 6 times. Credits to Iggy Koopa for this note.
- Close the game (no need to do this if it's already closed).
- Open the game and enter the Ruins.
- Waste exactly 13 RNs.
- Retreat from the Ruins and re-enter.
- Retreat from the Ruins and re-enter (2nd time).
- Retreat from the Ruins and re-enter (3rd time).
- There should be a Wight near the north east of the map that is
carrying a droppable Swiftsole. Kill it to get it. There is also a
Maelduin near the bottom of the map with a Dracoshield, if you want
that as well.
- Retreat from the Ruins and save the game.
- Repeat the instructions to get more.
Mine Trick v2
(Often referred to as the Phantom glitch or other names.)
Examples of where to make the enemy
As the name suggests, this is similar to the Mine Trick that featured
in Blazing Sword, which
allowed you to control enemy units. Unlike that game, there is no Mine
item (without using cheat codes anyway), but a similar effect can be
achieved with flame tiles and broken snags. To use this trick, you need
to have an enemy attack while standing on a flame tile or broken snag
(where the snag used to be). Once the enemy finishes attacking, and
before another enemy moves, reset the game. When you resume the game,
you should be able to control the enemies. This might take a few tries
to work but, once you get the hang of it, you can pull off it with near
Note: It has been reported
that this also works on normal tiles, but the chances of success are
very very slim.
(See also: Youtube video -
Using the Mine Trick to repair items, by ThunderManEX)
Obtain monster weapons
This requires usage of the Mine Trick v2.
By using the Mine Trick, there are two ways to obtain monster weapons
(since enemies can't trade with player characters). The easiest method
is to move the enemy monster next to the supply character (Eirika or
Ephraim) and make them deposit their items. The other method is to find
a monster that will drop a weapon or items, use the Mine Trick to
control them and make them switch items so their monster weapon drops
So what's the point of getting these weapons?
Firstly, the monster Dark magic (such as Shadowshot) can be used with
any character. Note that only Stone gives Weapon EXP (as long as it has
more than 1 use), so using other monster Dark magic won't increase a
character's Dark magic rank. Also, offensive magic units (such as
Mages) can wield Dark Magic fine, but giving other units Dark magic may
screw up their battle animations. Secondly, monster weapons with no
rank can be given to Myrrh.
Repair any item
This requires usage of the Mine Trick v2 (twice).
Yes, Gorgons can even equip Gleipnir
First position your supply character (either Eirika or Ephraim) in
front of a Gorgon Egg. Activate the Mine Trick and make the Gorgon Egg
retrieve four items from your supply. Make sure that the first item
being held by the Gorgon Egg is useless, because it will disappear later. Once the Gorgon Egg
hatches, you'll notice that the four items will have full uses again,
but you'll need to get them back first! Activate the Mine Trick again
and make the hatched Gorgon deposit the items back into the storage.
This works for all weapons, staves and items (even Myrrh's Dragonstone).
Note: Be careful when trying
to repair the Dragonstone or any Dark magic tomes, since Gorgons can