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This article is about the passive skill from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. You may be looking for the card from the multiplayer of the Nintendo DS installments of the series.


Halves damage from magic.




Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Apotrope (Japanese: 破邪 Break Evil) is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. A passive skill linked to the Dread Fighter class, Apotrope allows its user to take half damage against an enemy wielding black magic.

Apotrope's effect of halving incoming magic damage can stack with the Hexlock Shield, resulting in a total of 75% reduction in incoming magic damage.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill class.png Halves damage dealt to user by black magic. -- -- -


Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Classes Dread Fighter

Flavor text

Game Text
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Halves damage from magic. ??


  • This skill shares its Japanese name with a skill from TearRingSaga: Yutona Heroes War Chronicles, which predates Apotrope by several years. Additionally, its Japanese name forms part of the Japanese name of the Apotrope card in the DS games' multiplayer mode (the other part being "charm", which at the end of the name of every card in the DS games).

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Apotrope
Japanese 破邪 Break Evil
Spanish Apotropaico Apotropaic
French Apotropée Apotrope
German Talisman Talisman
Italian Tutela Protection
Dutch Afwending Aversion



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
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