- "Astra Blade" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Astral Blade, a combat art from Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia which is associated with this weapon.
Astra (Japanese: 流星 Shooting Star) is a weapon first appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden. In Gaiden, it is a lance which is an extremely rare random drop from gargoyles. It has an extremely high critical stat of fifty. In Fire Emblem Awakening, it is a regalia bow with the effect of granting its wielder the Astra skill. In Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, it is similar to its Gaiden appearance, but is instead a sword. Using it enough times unlocks a combat art known as Astral Blade, which costs ten HP to use but increases hit rate by fifteen and allows the user to strike five times at half power. It is obtained by evolving certain Rusted Swords.
In Fire Emblem Heroes, the localization instead calls this weapon Astra Blade, and in this game it is a personal weapon of the Zofia's Call variation of Catria. In addition to boosting its wielder's Attack at all times, it also boosts its damage output based on how much higher the user's Attack is than the target's Defense, with no change in damage output should the target's Defense be the higher value.
In the main Fire Emblem series
In other Fire Emblem series titles
||Any enemy Gargoyle (0.014% chance)
||Infinite Regalia, chosen at random from a pool of other items.
||Available for download from June 7th, 2012JP/March 21st, 2013US/June 6th, 2013EU onward.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
- The Astra's critical rate is the highest of any lance actually used in the Fire Emblem series. Among all lances in the series, however, Astra ties for second for highest critical rate with an unused version of the Gáe Bolg in Thracia 776, with both trailing an unused version of the Gungnir in Thracia 776.
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions
||Definition, etymology and notes
• Astra Blade
|Astra Blade is used only in Fire Emblem Heroes.
||Shooting Star; rendered as りゅうせい in Gaiden.
||As above; curiously, it uses the skill's English name, not the Spanish name Fobos. Used in Awakening and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
||Stellar, pertaining to stars. It shares its name with the skill it bestows. Used in Awakening and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
|• Latin: "star". Curiously, it uses the skill's temporary PAL English name from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, not the standard English/German name Astra. Used in Awakening.|
• Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
||As above. Used in Awakening and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
||Shooting Star; as above.
||Shooting Star; as above.