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Tome of Despair
Weapon Tome of Despair.png
Weapon Tome of Despair V2.png
Weapon type Red Tome
Might 14
Range 2
Required Bolganone
SP 400
Exclusive? Yes
String ID SID_破滅の邪書
Numeric ID 2550
Description Grants Atk+3. At start of combat, if unit's HP ≥ 25%, inflicts Atk/Res-6 on foe during combat, and also, the following effects will occur based on the value of total bonuses on unit + value of total penalties on foe: if ≥ 5, "foe cannot make a follow-up attack"; and if ≥ 10, "unit makes a guaranteed follow-up attack"; and if ≥ 15, "inflicts Special cooldown charge -1 on foe per attack during combat." (Example: if unit has an Atk/Res+6 bonus and foe has an Atk/Res-6 penalty, the calculated total will be 24.)


  • The stat decrease that can be applied by Tome of Despair is considered a combat reduction.
  • Tome of Despair can prevent the foe from making a follow-up attack.
  • As a general rule, if a unit is both prevented from making, and guaranteed to make, a follow-up attack, the effects cancel out, and the standard speed check decides instead.
  • A foe with skills such as Null Follow Up 3.png Null Follow-Up 3 or a status effect such as  Null Follow-Up will disable Tome of Despair's guaranteed follow-up attack effect.
  • The "Special cooldown charge -X" effect will stack with the "Special cooldown charge +X" effect.
    • For example, if a unit is affected by both  Guard and  Accelerate Special, the effects will stack and the cooldown will go down without penalty or bonus.
  • If used alongside another source of "Special cooldown charge -X", only the higher of the two charge reductions will apply.
    • This means that if a unit has two "Special cooldown charge -1" effects from two different sources, the battle will play out as if only one "Special cooldown charge -1" effect is active.
  • Skills such as Spd Def Tempo 3.png Spd/Def Tempo 3 and Icon Class Green Axe.png Whirling Grace will neutralize effects that inflict "Special cooldown charge -X" on its user.

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Tome of Despair

In other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese 破滅の邪書
German Verzagheitsbuch
Spanish (Europe) Grimorio funesto
Spanish (Latin America) Grimorio funesto
French Tome de chagrin
Italian Tomo funesto
Traditional Chinese (Taiwan) 破滅的邪書
Portuguese Tomo aflito

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