“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.
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.
Effective against flying units.
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.
|Event||Ch. 17 - End of chapter.|
|Treasure||Xeno. 15 - Random from Chest.|
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.
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, heavily references it's 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 regalia that originated from The Sacred Stones to make a reappearance in Awakening.