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Astra (skill)

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Astra

Is gcn astra.png
Icon of the Astra skill in Path of Radiance.

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

Type(s)
  • Personal (in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776)
  • Class (Mastery) (in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, and Fates)
Capacity
  • 20 (in Path of Radiance)
  • 30 (in Radiant Dawn)
Game(s)

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.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 astra.png It deals five consecutive strikes against the enemy. It is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit or to miss. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see here.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 astra.png It deals five consecutive strikes against the enemy. It is possible for any and all of the strikes to be a critical hit or to miss. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see here.
Path of Radiance Is gcn astra.png It deals five consecutive strikes against the enemy. 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 For further mechanics, see here.
Radiant Dawn Is wii astra.png It deals five consecutive strikes against the enemy. None of the strikes can be critical hits, but it is possible for any of them to miss. (Skill/2)% 30 For further mechanics, see here.
Awakening Is 3ds01 astra.png It deals five consecutive strikes against the enemy. 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)% -- For further mechanics, see here.
Fates Is 3ds01 astra.png It deals five consecutive strikes against the enemy. 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)% -- For further mechanics, see here.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Rarity req. Cooldown SP cost Notes
Heroes Is feh skill special.png Grants +150% to damage dealt. 4★ 4 200 SP --
Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Warriors -- Increases the speed at which the user's regular and combo attacks are dealt. -- -- --

Availability

Genealogy of the Holy War

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

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) Galzus
Event Chapter 15, Mareeta talks to Shanam 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

Awakening

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

Fates

Classes Swordmaster (Learned from Level 5 and up)

Heroes

Units Anna: CommanderAyra: Astra's WielderCelica: Warrior PriestessCordelia: Knight ParagonGaius: Thief ExposedJamke: Prince of VerdaneLyn: Lady of the PlainsRoy: Brave LionRyoma: Peerless SamuraiVirion: Elite Archer

Warriors

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.
  • A promotional Ayra card (P06-010PR Peerless Astra, Ayra) possesses the derivative Astrum. After Ayra has moved, the player can choose to pay a cost of 3 bonds to untap her.
  • Larcei and Ulster (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.
  • Shanan (B08-076SR Astral Sword Sovereign) possesses Critical Astra, a trigger skill which activates automatically if Shanan executes a critical hit but his opponent evades it. If this happens, the player untaps Shanan with no cost in bonds.

Trivia

  • Astra makes the character's strikes green in all of its appearances.
  • 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
English Astra Latin: "stars".
English
(PAL)
• 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.
Japanese 流星剣
流星
• 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.
Spanish • 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.
French Stellaire Stellar, pertaining to stars.
German Astra As above.
Italian Fobos As above.

Gallery

References

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
AccostAdeptAstraBargainCantoCharmDanceLunaMiracleNihilParagonPaviseRenewalSolStealVantageWrath
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 +5Critical +10Critical +15Critical +20Critical +25ShoveSteal
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 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+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
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 CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose'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 CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissance
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 +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Special skills in Heroes
Area-of-effect skills Blazing FlameBlazing LightBlazing ThunderBlazing WindGrowing FlameGrowing LightGrowing ThunderGrowing WindRising FlameRising LightRising ThunderRising Wind
Defensive skills AegisBucklerEscutcheonHoly VestmentsIce MirrorMiraclePaviseSacred Cowl
Healing skills AetherDaylightHeavenly LightImbueNoontimeRadiant AetherSol
Offensive skills AetherAstraBlack LunaBonfireChilling WindDraconic AuraDragon FangDragon GazeFire EmblemGlaciesGlimmerGlowing EmberIcebergIgnisLunaMoonbowNew MoonNight SkyRadiant AetherRegnal AstraReprisalRetributionVengeance
Staff specials Heavenly LightImbueKindled-Fire BalmSolid-Earth BalmStill-Water BalmSwift-Winds BalmWindfire Balm
Miscellaneous skills Galeforce
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 +20LethalityLone WolfLunaLive to ServeMag +10ParagonPassResonating PowerPavisePaydayQuick WitRes +10Skl +10SolSolidaritySp +10Str +10TrampleVengeance