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This article is about the skill. For the weapon, see Astra (weapon).

Is wii astra.png
Icon of the Astra skill in Radiant Dawn.

Strike five times at half damage. Trigger % = (Skill stat ÷ 2)

  • Personal (Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776)
  • Class (Mastery) (Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates, Three Houses)
  • Special Sword (Genealogy of the Holy War)
  • 20 (in Path of Radiance)
  • 30 (in Radiant Dawn)
First game

Genealogy of the Holy War

Astra (Japanese: 流星 Shooting Star) is an offensive skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. When activated, the user deals five consecutive strikes. In most appearances each of the five strikes inflicts the normal amount of damage on the enemy, while others have each strike inflict half the usual damage.

Throughout its existence, Astra has been almost completely associated with sword-wielding units, particularly those of the Myrmidon class family. In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, Astra is a personal skill, associated exclusively with members and relatives of the royal family of Isaach. In Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn, Astra is the mastery skill of the Swordmaster and Trueblade classes. In Awakening and Fates, Astra is again learned only by Swordmasters, but can be possessed by units of any class by using a reclassing seal after learning it.

In Three Houses, Astra is a combat art that, in exchange for a heavy durability cost, inflicts five blows with 30% the normal damage, and the user cannot double. This is similar in function to the Astral Blade combat art from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 astra.png Strikes five times consecutively. It is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit or to miss. (Skill)% -- Nullified against Nihil.
For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 astra.png Strikes five times consecutively. It is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit or to miss. (Skill)% -- Nullified against Nihil.
For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
Path of Radiance Is gcn astra.png Strikes five times consecutively. Each strike deals half the damage a normal strike would, and it is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit. (Skill/2)% 20 Nullified against Nihil, or if either combatant has Parity.
For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Radiant Dawn Is wii astra.png Strikes five times consecutively. None of the strikes can be critical hits, but it is possible for any of them to miss. (Skill/2)% 30 Nullified against Nihil, or if either combatant has Parity active.
For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Awakening Is 3ds01 astra.png Strikes five times consecutively. Each strike deals half the damage a normal strike would, and it is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit or to miss. (Skill/2)% -- Consumes only 1 point of durability.
For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Awakening.
Fates Is 3ds02 astra.png Strikes five times consecutively. Each strike deals half the damage a normal strike would, and it is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit or to miss. (Skill/2)% -- If the foe has Dragonskin, the damage is reduced further to 25%, or 37.5% if the user has the Blazing, Shadow, or Omega Yato equipped.
For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Fates.
Base cost: 2000 G
Game Icon Might Hit Crit Avo / Crit Avo* Range Cost Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 combat art sword.png +0 -10 +0 +0 1 9 durability Strikes five times consecutively. Each strike deals 30% of the damage a normal strike would, and it is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit or to miss.
Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Swordmasters only.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Cooldown SP cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Is feh skill special.png User deals +150% damage. 4 200 Night Sky Staves Cooldown count was reduced from 5 to 4 in version 2.0.0.
Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Warriors Is fewa astra.png Increases the speed at which the user's regular and combo attacks are dealt. -- -- --


Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a personal skill) First Generation: Ayra
Second Generation: LarceiShannanScáthach

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) Galzus
Event Chapter 15, Mareeta talks to Shannam to learn it

Path of Radiance

Units (As a class skill) Stefan
Classes (Occult) Swordmaster

Radiant Dawn

Units (As a class skill) Stefan
Classes Trueblade


Units AyraCatria (DLC version)DeenEyvelIshtarKarelLarceiLloydLuciaLyn (both versions)MareetaMarisaMarth ("King Marth" SpotPass version)NavarreSeliph (SpotPass version)Yen'fay
Classes Swordmaster (Learned at Level 5)
Items Astra


Classes Swordmaster (Learned from Level 5 and up)

Three Houses

Class mastery Swordmaster (150 class Exp required)


Method Data
Unit (★★★★) Anna: CommanderCordelia: Knight ParagonJamke: Prince of VerdanePanne: Proud TaguelScáthach: Astra's WakeVirion: Elite ArcherYarne: Hoppy New YearYen'fay: Blade LegendZihark: Ninja Blademaster
Unit (★★★★★) Ayra: Astra's WielderAyra: Together in TeaCelica: Warrior PriestessChrom: Fell ExaltCordelia: Unyielding SnowGaius: Thief ExposedLarcei: Keen KinLarcei: Scion of AstraLeif: Destined ScionsLeif: Unifier of ThraciaLyn: Lady of the PlainsMareeta: Astra AwakenedNerþuz: God of the LandRoy: Brave LionRyoma: Peerless SamuraiShannan: Wielder of AstraTibarn: Shipless PirateTimerra: Trick or MeatYarne: Timid Taguel


Learned Ryoma (requires Ryoma's Headpiece ×3)
Borrowed Requires ×1 each of Ryoma's Essence and Ryoma's Battle Coat

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Both the Astra skill and several unique derivatives of it are present on five cards in Fire Emblem Cipher, all of which feature members of the Isaach royal family:

  • Astra itself is present on B06-024SR Astral Blade Princess, Ayra. It is a trigger skill which activates automatically if Ayra's opponent evades an attack. The player is given an opportunity to untap Ayra by paying the cost of flipping one bond card depicting Ayra face-down, if they have one.
  • Larcei and Scáthach (B08-059R Astral Heavens-Dancer, and B08-057HN Astral Earth-Runner) possess Soul of Astra, which allows the player to, once per turn, spend one bond card to reveal five cards that are on the top of their deck. The skill's user then receives a 20 point boost to their attack for every revealed card that depicts them.
  • Larcei (B08-059R Astral Heavens-Dancer) also possesses Polar Astra. If Larcei's attack currently totals 100 or greater as a result of boosts from other units, the player may spend two bond cards to untap her.
  • Shannan (B08-076SR Astral Sword Sovereign) possesses Critical Astra, a trigger skill which activates automatically if Shannan executes a critical hit but his opponent evades it. If this happens, the player untaps Shannan with no cost in bonds.

Super Smash Bros. series

Roy using Double Edge Dance against Cloud Strife.

While Astra has not appeared in the Super Smash Bros series, Dancing Blade and Double Edge Dance were likely inspired by Astra's appearance in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.

Flavor text

Game Text
Genealogy of the Holy War
May strike foe five
successive times.*
Thracia 776
(Skl %) chance to
attack five times*
Path of Radiance
(skill assignment menu)
In certain conditions,
grants this unit 5
consecutive attacks at
half damage.
Path of Radiance
In certain conditions, grants
this unit 5 consecutive
attacks at half damage.
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu)
Can launch 5
consecutive attacks.
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
Can launch 5 consecutive attacks.
Strike five times at half damage.
Trigger % = (Skill stat ÷ 2)
Strike five times at half damage.
Trigger % = (Skill stat × 0.5)
Three Houses
An attack that strikes 5 times at 30% Mt.
Exclusive to the Swordmaster class.
ソードマスター専用 5連撃
Boosts damage dealt by 150%.
Increases the speed of Regular
Attacks and Strong Attacks.


  • Unused text strings exist in Path of Radiance that refer to Astra's name from the Jugdral games. It was translated as Starblade in the English version.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Latin: "stars".


• Astra
• Astrum

• As above. This name is used in Path of Radiance and every game from Awakening onward.
• Latin: "star" (singular form, as opposed to the plural "astra"). This name is used solely in the PAL English version of Radiant Dawn.



• Shooting Star Sword. This name is used in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
• Shooting Star. This name is used from Path of Radiance onward. Referred to as STARTRICK in its internal file name in Path of Radiance, and as ASTRA in the same in Radiant Dawn.


• Meteoro
• Fobos

• Meteor. This name is used in Path of Radiance.
• From Fobos, the Spanish name for Phobos, the personification of fear in Greek mythology (and the larger of the two moons of Mars). This name is used from Radiant Dawn onward.

(Latin America)


Astraea or Astrea is a goddess in ancient Greek mythology (Ancient Greek: Ἀστραίᾱ Astraíā, lit. "star-maiden"); she is associated with justice and stars. Used in the Latin American localizations of Heroes and Three Houses.



Stellar, pertaining to stars.





• Fobos
• Astra

Phobos, as above.
• Used in Heroes.






Falling star

Simplified Chinese


Shooting star

Traditional Chinese


Shooting star



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
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 BurnVantage
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield --
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Experience-related skills AptitudeFuture SightNobilityParagonUnderdog Pride
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireShurikenfaireSwordfaireTomefaire --
Healing skills AmaterasuBetter OddsCamaraderieEven BetterGood FortuneLive to ServeReliefRenewal Draconic HeirForagerGoody BasketHaikuHealing DescantMorbid CelebrationOptimisticReciprocitySweet Tooth
Item-obtaining skills ProfiteerSalvage BlowWitch's Brew CollectorMake a Killing
Mobility skills LungePassShoveSurefootedSwapWarp --
Mutual effect skills Life and DeathQuixoticWary Fighter Peacebringer
Offensive skills AetherAstraDragon FangIgnisLethalityLunaRend HeavenSolVengeance --
Pair Up skills Bold StanceDefenderDual GuardsmanDual StrikerNohrian TrustShelterTactical Advice BushidoCompetitiveDaydreamDevoted PartnerEvasive PartnerFierce RivalForceful PartnerGallantMiraculous SaveNoble CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose's Thorns
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength Fancy FootworkPerfect Pitch
Stat-boosting skills Dancing BladeDefense +2GambleHeavy BladeHP +5Inspiring SongLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Resistance +2Rifled BarrelSkill +2Speed +2Strength +2SurveyVeteran Intuition CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Taker skills DefensetakerLifetakerLucktakerMagictakerResistancetakerSkilltakerSpeedtakerStrengthtaker --
Turn-related skills AggressorArmored BlowBetter OddsCertain BlowDarting BlowDeath BlowDuelist's BlowEven BetterEvenhandedEven KeelFuture SightIron WillLucky SevenOdd ShapedPoison StrikeQuick DrawSavage BlowStrong RiposteToxic BrewWarding Blow CountercurseFearsome BlowMischievousMorbid CelebrationPyrotechnics
Miscellaneous skills AegisAir SuperiorityAwakeningClarityDragon WardElbow RoomGaleforceGrisly WoundHoshidan UnityLocktouchMiracleNatural CoverOpportunity ShotPavisePoint BlankPotent PotionQuick SalveReplicateShadowgiftSpendthriftTrampleVantage Aching BloodBibliophileBloodthirstBorn StewardBrynhildrCaptureChivalryFierce CounterFiery BloodGuarded BraveryIn ExtremisKidnapLucky CharmNohr EnmityOpportunistPragmaticUnmaskVendetta
Enemy-exclusive skills Divine ShieldDragonskinHit/Avoid +ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Combat arts
Sword combat arts Armor DisruptorAssassinateAstraAstral BladeBane of MonstersBeast FangCrosswise CutDeath BlowDestrezaDouble LionDuelist SwordEarth's BoonElectric GrounderFinesse BladeFiresweepFlambergeFlash StrikeFoudroyant StrikeGrounderHaze SliceHeaven's FallHexbladeIcebladeLightbladeMagic BladeMortal StrugglePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseRuptured HeavenScendscaleShadowbladeShadow GambitSoulbladeSubdueSublime HeavenSunderSwift SliceSword DanceThunderclapTigerstanceWindsweepWrath Strike
Lance combat arts AirshakerArchballistaArmorcrushAtrocityBurning QuakeDark LanceDragonhazeEarthsplitterFrozen LanceGlowing EmberHeaven or HellHit and RunKnightkneelerLance JabLeonine PoiseLightstrikeLongearcheLungeMistdancerMonster PiercerOverrunParaseleneRuined SkyShatter SlashSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackStormbladeSwift StrikesTempest LanceTitanic MightThunder RushVendettaVengeanceWheelsweep
Axe combat arts Apocalyptic FlameArmored StrikeArmor SmasherCrushDiamond AxeDustExhaustive StrikeFlickering FlowerFocused StrikeFuryHelm SplitterInvigorating SpiritLightning AxeMonster BreakerRaging StormReturning AxeShredderSmashSpikeSwinging FuryWar Master's StrikeWild Abandon
Bow combat arts Break ShotCelestial BowCurved ShotDeadeyeDrill ArrowEncloserFallen StarFlame VolleyHeavy DrawHide PresenceHunter's VolleyLunar FlashMonster BlastPoint-Blank VolleyPrecision VolleySchism ShotSpiral ShotThunderboltTornado ShotTracking ShotTrance ShotWaning ShotWard ArrowWind God
Gauntlet combat arts Battle TranceBombardDraining BlowDual DevastatorsEviscerateFading BlowFierce Iron FistFlamewhorl KickFrozen FistLightning FistMighty BlowMonster CrusherMystic BlowNimble ComboOne-Two PunchPneuma GaleRushing BlowSteady MindWhirlwind Kick
Movement-related combat arts Draw BackFoul PlayRepositionShoveSmiteSwap
Other combat arts amiiboCoral CoverDark SpikesDefensiveEarth's KissHealing FocusPaviseTriangle AttackUpheaval
Unused combat arts AegisSpeculum
Special skills in Heroes
Area-of-effect skills Blazing FlameBlazing LightBlazing ThunderBlazing WindGifted MagicGrowing FlameGrowing LightGrowing ThunderGrowing WindRising FlameRising LightRising ThunderRising Wind
Defensive skills AegisBucklerCirclet of BalanceEscutcheonFrostbite MirrorGodlike ReflexesHoly PanicHoly VestmentsIce MirrorLife UnendingMiracleNegating FangPaviseSacred Cowl
Healing skills AetherDaylightHeavenly LightImbueMayhem AetherNoontimeOpen the FutureRadiant AetherRighteous WindSol
Offensive skills AetherArms of the ThreeArmored BeaconArmored BlazeArmored FloeAstraBaneBlack LunaBlue FlameBonfireBrutal ShellChilling WindChivalric AuraCirclet of BalanceDeadeyeDivine PulseDraconic AuraDragon BlastDragon FangDragon Fang ShotDragon GazeDragon's RoarEnclosureFire EmblemFlareGlaciesGlimmerGlitter of LightGlowing EmberGodlike ReflexesGreat AetherHero's BloodHoly PressureHoly-Knight AuraIcebergIgnisImperial AstraLethalityLight Is TimeLight's RestraintLightless LunaLodestar RushLunaLunar FlashMayhem AetherMoonbowNew MoonNight SkyNo QuarterOpen the FutureRadiant AetherRegnal AstraReprisalRetributionRighteous WindRuptured SkySacred WindSeiðr ShellShining EmblemSiriusSublime HeavenSupreme AstraSupreme HeavenTime and LightTime Is LightTwin BladesVengeanceVital Astra
Staff specials Deluge BalmEarthfire BalmEarthwater BalmEarthwind BalmFireflood BalmHeavenly LightImbueKindled-Fire BalmSolid-Earth BalmStill-Water BalmSwift-Winds BalmWindfire Balm
Miscellaneous skills GaleforceNjörun's ZealRequiem DanceUmbra BlastUmbra CalamityUmbra Eruption
Crests in Warriors
Attack Crests Awaken CrestCombo CrestFang CrestFury CrestSerenity CrestSpecial CrestWar God Crest
Defense Crests Axe CrestBlade CrestBow CrestClaw CrestDragon CrestLance CrestMedicinal CrestPrayer CrestRelief CrestRemedy CrestTome Crest
Boost Crests Mastery CrestSanctuary CrestSkill CrestSurge CrestTalent Crest
Skills AegisAmaterasuArmored BlowAstraAwakeningCounterDef +10DracoshieldGaleforceHP +50Iote's ShieldLck +20LethalityLive to ServeLone WolfLunaMag +10ParagonPassPavisePaydayPotent PotionQuick WitRes +10Resonating PowerSkl +10SolSolidaritySp +10Str +10TrampleVengeance