Cipher: Series 21 out now in Japan! Overview and what’s next

The Series 21 expansion of the Fire Emblem Cipher trading card game is rolling out in Japan as we speak! Fans can pick up boxes of the latest booster, Tempest of Apocalyptic Flame, and collect all-new cards of characters from Three HousesThe Binding BladeThe Blazing Blade, and Heroes. For anyone overseas, boxes may be imported via AmiAmi when available.

Card artwork of Hector (and Lilina) from The Binding Blade, as shared by the artist Daisuke Izuka on their personal Twitter account.

To commemorate the release, we’ll be taking a tour of all 100+ cards releasing with this set, as well as reviewing other information alongside the release.

Booster Pack: Tempest of Apocalyptic Flame


Super Rare (SR) cards

Super Rare Plus (SR+) cards

Rare (R) cards

High Normal (HN) cards

Normal (N) cards

Hero Rare (HR) cards

Booster box bonuses

Note: Each Tempest of Apocalyptic Flame booster box will include only one item of each of the three categories.

Launch campaign event

Starting for a limited time, purchasing any Cipher booster box from participating retailers (including AmiAmi) will present buyers with one of three can badges of either DimitriClaude, or Eliwood.

Fire Emblem Cipher: Matte Card Sleeves Collection – Volume 23 by Movic

Launching alongside Series 21 are officially licensed 65-packs of card sleeves featuring select Cipher card artwork. Pick any of these up to protect your precious cards in a favorite design.

Dengeki Nintendo Constance promo



Can’t get enough Cipher? Pick up Dengeki Nintendo magazine’s latest issue which just hit shelves, and you will find two copies of an exclusive promo card of Constance enclosed. The issue is available to order now via Amazon JP, which ships internationally.

Note: At the time of this writing, Constance is the only known magazine promo for the current Cipher series. We will provide future updates if we learn of any more!

Series 21 pack battles


Card shops across Japan will host pack battles—a sealed deck format for Cipher using only fresh new packs—to commemorate the launch of the new set. Participate in any of these events to take home this pack battle marker card and a slew of other special cards.

What’s next for Cipher


Promo Pak 21

Starting July, card shops will distribute the next wave of promo cards for tourney participants. In case you missed it, here’s who they are!

More online Cipher merchandise


As previously announced in the most recent livestream, the Fire Emblem Online Shop was recently stocked with additional card sleeves, but buyers can also look forward to more even more Cipher items to become available soon for purchase, including all-new playmats of the house leaders from Three Houses.

Series 22: Fire Emblem Cipher’s finale

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and Intelligent Systems is making sure the final update to the trading card game in October will leave a lasting impression.

This all-star booster set, titled The Heroes’ Paean, features just about every Fire Emblem you can name, and has a particular key point that a number of its Super Rare cards can be joined together to create one grand heroic mural.

Stay tuned for more updates about the very last Cipher expansion in the coming months. In the meantime, booster boxes for this specific set can be pre-ordered right now at vendors like AmiAmi, and you can check back on our previous coverage to review what we know so far.

That concludes our report about the latest from the Fire Emblem Cipher trading card game. For those waiting on their boxes, good luck on your pulls! Feel free to visit our forums to talk about Cipher if you have any questions or are looking to share your love for the card game! We will be sticking to the very end to follow what’s new with Cipher and hope you will join us too!

Fire Emblem Cipher’s newest booster expansion set, Tempest of Apocalyptic Flame, is available starting from today in Japan!

About the Author: Prince of Iris
A longtime Fire Emblem fan with a passion to make things better for everyone. Enjoys playing the FE Cipher TCG and having his favorite units in FE Heroes inherit every skill he can get his hands on.