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Astra (skill)

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Is snes03 astra.png
Icon of the Astra skill in Thracia 776.

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

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

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.


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 3ds 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 3ds 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.
Heroes Is feh skill special.png Grants +150% to damage dealt. -- -- Cooldown: 5
Cost: 200 SP


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


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)


Units AnnaAyraCordeliaGaius (summer) • LynRoy (brave) • RyomaVirion (4★)

Other appearances

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (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.


  • Astra makes the character's strikes green in all of its appearances.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Astra 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.
Japanese 流星剣
• 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.


See also

Introduced in
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