A Guild War (ギルド間抗争 Girudo Kan Kōsō) is a state of overt conflict between two or more guilds. Participating guilds usually fight with the desire to annihilate the enemy guild(s).

The Magic Council has forbidden Legal Guilds from having guild wars with each other.[1] Though, Legal Guilds are allowed to declare war on Dark Guilds without fear of retribution from the Council, however they must still notify them of it. This is most likely done in order to lower the high number of Dark Guilds.

Prior to these events, in X679, Guild Wars were common as Legal Guilds fought over commercial rights, land and establishments.[2]

Eventually, in X692 at the end of the Second Trade War with the humongous toll of death from warring feudal lords and guilds fighting over trading rights in the aftermath, the Magic Council has passed the Interguild Dispute Interdiction Treaty that forbids all and every guild from waging war against one or another for whatever reason, marking a beginning of a short era of peace.[3]

Known Wars

Fairy Tail vs. Phantom Lord

Fairy Tail symbol Fairy Tail attacks Phantom Lord Symbol
Fairy Tail VS. Phantom Lord
Notable Participants
Makarov prof Natsu prof 2
Erza in OVA 8 Gray prof
Elfman prof Mystogan with Mask
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Fairy Tail vs. Phantom LordFairy Tail vs. Jose's ShadesNatsu Dragneel, Gray Fullbuster & Elfman Strauss vs. TotomaruElfman Strauss vs. SolGray Fullbuster vs. Juvia LockserErza Scarlet vs. AriaNatsu Dragneel vs. Gajeel Redfox: RematchMakarov Dreyar vs. Jose Porla

Notable Participants
Jose Porla prof Gajeel prof
Aria close-up Juvia prof
Sol prof Totomaru prof

The Fairy Tail vs. Phantom Lord War is the main event of the Phantom Lord arc. It takes place in the year X784 with the purpose of capturing Lucy Heartfilia.[4] Sparked when Iron Dragon Gajeel Redfox destroys the Fairy Tail guild's building[5] and attacks the members of Shadow Gear,[6] the war starts at the Phantom Lord Guild where guild members of Fairy Tail led by guild master Makarov Dreyar attack Phantom Lord's guild and its mages.[7] However, Marakov is weakened by Aria's Magic,[8] forcing Erza Scarlet to order the guild members to retreat.[9] Phantom Lord later attacks the Fairy Tail Guild[10] but is subsequently defeated by the help of Natsu Dragneel and newly healed Makarov.[11] The balance of power in the Fairy Tail vs Phantom Lord Guild War implies heavily that Fairy Tail is significantly stronger than Phantom Lord. Gajeel Redfox is the strongest of the S-Rankers in Phantom Lord, surpassing the power of the Element 4. He is defeated in battle by Natsu Dragneel, who is not even recognised as S-Rank by Fairy Tail. Furthermore, Phantom Lord was defeated by a Fairy Tail that lacked Gildarts and Laxus. Laxus for example is far more powerful than Natsu, and is later proven to be capable of defeating wizard Saint Jura, who held the number 5 wizard saint position at his defeat in the Grand Magic Games. It is possible that Laxus is stronger than everyone -including wizard saint Jose- in Phantom Lord. Gildarts by extension is even more powerful than Laxus, though at this point in time, he is away on a 100-year quest and is yet to return. It is highly probable that Gildarts is more powerful than Jose Porla. Makarov Dreyar is the most explicitly superior mage to Master Jose. The final battle sees Jose defeated in a single, devastating strike by Makarov, proving Fairy Tail has in fact overtaken Phantom Lord to become the most powerful guild in Fiore.

Fairy Tail Internal Conflict

Fairy Tail symbol Natsu and Laxus clash Fairy Tail symbol
Fairy Tail VS. Fairy Tail
Notable Participants
Natsu prof 2 Gajeel Redfox
Erza in OVA 8 Mirajane prof
Lucy prof 2 Loke Mugshot
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Jet vs. Droy vs. Alzack ConnellGray Fullbuster vs. BickslowElfman Strauss vs. EvergreenReedus Jonah vs. Freed JustineAlzack Connell vs. Freed JustineErza Scarlet vs. EvergreenLucy Heartfilia, Happy & Loke vs. BickslowCana Alberona vs. Freed JustineElfman Strauss vs. Freed JustineMirajane Strauss vs. Freed JustineMystogan vs. Laxus DreyarErza Scarlet & Natsu Dragneel vs. Laxus DreyarNatsu Dragneel & Gajeel Redfox vs. Laxus Dreyar

Notable Participants
Laxus Mugshot Freed prof
Evergreen Mugshot Bickslow Mughsot

The Battle of Fairy Tail is the main event of the Battle of Fairy Tail arc. It takes place in the year X784 with the purpose being an attempt by Laxus Dreyar to replace his grandfather as Guild Master.[12] When Laxus had Evergreen petrify the Fairy Tail girls,[13] the civil war starts and the fairies are defeated by the members of the Thunder God Tribe and each other one by one.[14][15] When most of the members are defeated, Erza is freed of her curse[16] and defeats Evergreen, freeing the other girls.[17] Freed Justine and Bickslow are then defeated by Mirajane Strauss and Lucy respectively[18][19] and Laxus is defeated by the combination of the Fire Dragon, Natsu, and the Iron Dragon, Gajeel.[20]

Allied Forces vs. Oración Seis

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Lamia scale Caitshelter
Cobra vs. Erza Oración Seis Symbol
Allied Forces VS. Oración Seis
Notable Participants
Natsu prof 2 Erza in OVA 8
Lucy prof 2 Jura from
Gray prof Wendy Marvell smiles
Happy prof Jellal Mugshot
Notable Events

Allied Forces vs. Oración SeisNatsu Dragneel vs. Erigor: RematchGray Fullbuster, Lyon Vastia & Sherry Blendy vs. RacerJura Neekis vs. HoteyeEve Tearm vs. MidnightLucy Heartfilia vs. AngelRen Akatsuki vs. MidnightNatsu Dragneel & Happy vs. Cobra & CubelliosHoteye vs. MidnightJura Neekis vs. BrainJellal Fernandes vs. MidnightErza Scarlet vs. MidnightNatsu Dragneel & Gray Fullbuster vs. KlodoaNatsu Dragneel, Gray Fullbuster, Lucy Heartfilia & Happy vs. ZeroNatsu Dragneel vs. Zero

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Brain Midnight Squared
Cobra close up Angel prof
Hoteye prof Racer prof
Cubellios prof Klodoa

The Allied Forces vs. Oración Seis war is the main event of the Oración Seis arc. It takes place during the year X784 with the purpose of defeating and stopping the Dark Guilds.[21] The Allied Forces is initially defeated by Oración Seis when confronted by the entire guild,[22] though later on the members of the Allied Forces manage to defeat them when pairing up to take down individual members. Gray Fullbuster and Lyon Vastia defeat Racer[23] while Lucy and Hibiki Lates defeat Angel.[24] Hoteye is converted by Nirvana and decides to help Jura Neekis stop his guild mates[25] while Cobra is defeated by Natsu and Happy.[26] Midnight, after defeating two members of the Allied Forces,[27] is defeated by Erza[28] and Brain/Zero is defeated by Natsu with the help of Jellal Fernandes.[29]

Fairy Tail vs. Grimoire Heart

Fairy Tail symbol Elfman and Evergreen battling Rustyrose Grimiore Heart
Fairy Tail VS. Grimoire Heart
Notable Participants
Natsu prof 2 Erza in OVA 8
Laxus Mugshot Gildarts
Gray prof Freed prof
Bickslow Mughsot Juvia Mugshot
Lucy prof 2 Wendy Marvell smiles
Makarov prof Loke Mugshot
Notable Events

Gajeel Redfox & Levy McGarden vs. Kawazu & YomazuPanther Lily, Wendy Marvell & Mest Gryder vs. AzumaMakarov Dreyar vs. HadesNatsu Dragneel & Makarov Dreyar vs. ZancrowGray Fullbuster, Loke, Lucy Heartfilia & Cana Alberona vs. CapricoErza Scarlet & Juvia Lockser vs. MeredyElfman Strauss & Evergreen vs. RustyroseMirajane Strauss & Lisanna Strauss vs. AzumaZeref Dragneel vs. Ultear MilkovichLoke vs. CapricoNatsu Dragneel vs. Ultear MilkovichLucy Heartfilia vs. Kain HikaruLucy Heartfilia, Natsu Dragneel & Happy vs. Kain HikaruJuvia Lockser vs. MeredyErza Scarlet vs. AzumaNatsu Dragneel & Cana Alberona vs. Bluenote StingerGildarts Clive vs. Bluenote StingerFreed Justine, Bickslow & Lisanna vs. RustyroseGray Fullbuster vs. Ultear MilkovichNatsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia, Gray Fullbuster, Erza Scarlet, Wendy Marvell & Laxus Dreyar vs. Hades

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Hades Prop Bluenote anime1
Ultear Close Up Azuma anime
Rustyrose Mugshot Meredy Avatar
Kain Avatar Zancrow Mugshot
Zoldeo 4 Capricorn Mugshot

The Fairy Tail vs. Grimoire Heart War is the main event of the Tenrou Island arc. It takes place in the year X784 when Grimoire Heart interrupts the Fairy Tail Guild's S-Class Mage Promotion Trial to find the Dark Mage Zeref.[30] During the first part of the war, Makarov Dreyar is incapacitated by Grimoire Heart Guild Master and former Fairy Tail Master Hades[31] while the Seven Kin of Purgatory lead the attack on the island.[32] However, the Seven Kin of Purgatory are subsequently defeated by the Fairy Tail Mages. Grimoire Heart Deputy Bluenote Stinger also joins in the fray[33] but is defeated by Fairy Tail Ace Gildarts Clive.[34] Team Natsu, Wendy Marvell and the Exceeds then battle Hades[35] with Laxus Dreyar joining in partway through the fight.[36] Hades pushes the Fairy Tail Mages to their limits and was on the verge of victory until the Exceeds destroyed his power source to give Natsu the chance to defeat him.[37] However, this war leads to the reawakening of Acnologia[38] which subsequently leads to the seven year disappearance of the Tenrou team..[39]

Fairy Tail vs. Tartaros

Fairy Tail symbol Erza and Mirajane attacked by Tartaros Tartaros
Fairy Tail VS. Tartaros
Notable Participants
Natsu prof 2 Erza in OVA 8
Laxus Mugshot Mirajane prof
Gray prof Juvia Mugshot
Post-TimeSkip Elfman Lisanna in Earth Land Prof Pic
Lucy prof 2 Wendy Marvell smiles
Gajeel Redfox Cana prof
Notable Events

Laxus Dreyar, Thunder God Tribe & Yajima vs. TempesterNatsu Dragneel, Lucy Heartfilia & Wendy Marvell vs. JackalErza Scarlet & Mirajane Strauss vs. Tartaros HenchmenJellal Fernandes vs. Oración SeisNatsu Dragneel & Happy vs. FranmalthErza Scarlet vs. KyôkaNatsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia vs. FranmalthMirajane Strauss & Lisanna Strauss vs. Seilah & Lamy Gray Fullbuster vs. KeyesNatsu Dragneel & Lucy Heartfilia vs. FranmalthWendy Marvell vs. EzelErza Scarlet vs. Neo MinervaLucy Heartfilia vs. TartarosSting Eucliffe & Rogue Cheney vs. Mard Geer TartarosGray Fullbuster vs. Silver FullbusterJuvia Lockser vs. KeyesNatsu Dragneel & Gajeel Redfox vs. Tempester & TorafuzarGajeel Redfox vs. TorafuzarErza Scarlet vs. Kyôka: RematchIgneel vs. AcnologiaNatsu Dragneel, Sting Eucliffe & Rogue Cheney vs. Mard Geer TartarosSting Eucliffe & Rogue Cheney vs. JiemmaNatsu Dragneel & Gray Fullbuster vs. Mard Geer Tartaros

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Jackal's profile image Kyôka's profile image
Tempester's second image Keyes' profile image
Franmalth's profile image Torafuzar's profile image
Ezel's profile image Seilah proposal
Lamy's image Neo Minerva

The Fairy Tail vs. Tartaros War is the main event of the Tartaros arc. It takes place in the year X791 when Tartaros massacres the Magic Council, and proceeds to assassinate former council members.[40] One of their members, Tempester, happens to cross path with members of Fairy Tail while on a mission to kill Yajima, a former member of the Council.[41] Their battle results in a Pyrrhic victory for Fairy Tail. all members of the Thunder god tribe are critically injured, leading to the proactive movement by Fairy Tail to save the former council members and thwart Tartaros's plan.[42] With the exception of Natsu's team, all attempts to subvert the assassinations fail, with Erza, Mira, Elfman, Liza and later Natsu falling into Tartaros captivity. Elfman is coerced into planting a bomb lacrima 500 times more powerful than a jupiter cannon inside Fairy Tail with everyone still inside. The guild is annihilated, however all the members of fairy tail survive due to a fast acting Cana, who imprisons every member of Fairy Tail using her card magic, and having the exceeds fly the cards to safety. The exceeds carry the guild members in card form straight to Tartaros' flying fortress, where the counter-attack begins. The Twin Dragons of Sabertooth assist the war on Fairy Tail's side, to retrieve Minerva and bring her back to Sabertooth. The war with Tartaros eventually marks Fairy Tail's responsibility for the destruction of all 3 pillars of the Baram Alliance.

Lamia Scale vs. Orochi's Fin

Lamia scale Regulus Lucy Kick anime Orochi Fin
Lamia Scale VS. Orochi's Fin
Notable Participants
Lyon Prop 1 Carla square
Wendy's image Sherria proposal
Notable Events

Orochi's Fin's Assault

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Orochi's Fin Monster Tamer Bluenote anime1

The Lamia Scale vs. Orochi's Fin is one of the events of the Avatar arc. In X792, Orochi's Fin launches a monumental assault against Lamia Scale and Margaret Town during the aftermath of the Thanksgiving Day parade, when they are at their most vulnerable state.[43] At that time, Lamia Scale has the help of former members of the Fairy Tail, as Lucy Heartfilia, Natsu Dragneel and Happy. The war concludes when the ace member of Orochi Fin, Bluenote Stinger, is defeated in an overwhelmingly destructive assault by Natsu Dragneel.


  1. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 47, Page 9
  2. Fairy Tail Zero Manga: Chapter 1, Page 15
  3. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 449, Page 9
  4. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 50, Page 13
  5. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 47, Page 4 and 16
  6. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 47, Page 19-21
  7. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 48, Page 8
  8. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 49, Page 17-20
  9. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 50, Page 3
  10. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 51, Page 16
  11. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 66, Page 8
  12. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 110, Page 21
  13. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 107, Page 14
  14. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 109, Page 20
  15. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 110, Page 3 and 18
  16. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 111, Page 16
  17. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 112, Page 20
  18. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 115, Page 18
  19. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 118, Page 19
  20. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 126, Page 19
  21. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 131, Page 17
  22. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 134, Page 17
  23. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 140, Page 18
  24. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 145, Page 7
  25. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 145, Page 10
  26. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 150, Page 19
  27. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 145, Page 12
  28. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 155, Page 19
  29. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 161, Page 13
  30. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 211, Page 3
  31. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 216, Page 18
  32. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 217, Page 14-18
  33. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 231, Page 13
  34. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 238, Page 16
  35. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 243, Page 2
  36. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 244, Page 20
  37. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 248, Page 6
  38. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 251, Page 20
  39. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 253, Page 16
  40. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 356, Pages 8-16
  41. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 357, Pages 10-19
  42. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 358, Page 19-24
  43. Fairy Tail Manga: Chapter 421, Page 16
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