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Is 3ds01 armsthrift.png
Icon of the Armsthrift skill in Awakening.

Attack without expending a weapon use. Trigger % = (Lck stat x 2)




Armsthrift (Japanese: 武器節約 Weapon Saver) is a combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Awakening. Associated with the Mercenary class, it gives the user a chance to not decrease their weapon's durability when used to attack.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 armsthrift.png The durability of the user's weapon will not decrease when striking an enemy. (Luck × 2)% -- Activation of Armsthrift applies only to each individual strike in a round of attacking, and activating only once will not cover all strikes dealt.



Units FlaviaGregorOgmaIke (SpotPass version)InigoLinusMaliceRoy (SpotPass version)Severa
Classes Mercenary (Learned at Level 1)

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Game Text
Awakening Attack without expending a weapon use.
Trigger % = (Lck stat x 2)


  • It is possible to exploit Armsthrift's activation rate to ensure a 100% or greater chance of activation, by using it with a unit who possesses at least 50 Luck; the standard cap for promoted units is 45, but can be increased through an individual unit's maximum stat modifiers. Without the use of other skills, the options are:
    • All children of a Luck-asset Robin, except Severa, Noire and Yarne, if the Avatar's flaw is not HP, Speed, or Defense (Morgan may or may not be capable, depending on her mother/his father);
    • Owain, Brady, and Nah, if Donnel was their father.
  • Otherwise, it is possible to artificially boost Luck into this level for all other promoted units who can access the skill through pairing up, or use of skills such as Rally Luck, Rally Spectrum, Luck +4, All Stats +2 or Limit Breaker.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Armsthrift Thrift is the act of conserving money or resources, using only as little as is needed at a time.
Japanese 武器節約 Weapon Saver
Spanish Ahorro Thrift
French Parcimonie Frugality
German Sparsamkeit Frugality
Italian Accortezza Wariness



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow Burn
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftVantageWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+