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Brimstone Breath

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Brimstone Breath

Is ns01 staggering blow.png
Icon of Brimstone Breath from Three Houses.

Units hit suffer Def -5 for 1 turn. Ignites certain terrain into Flame.


Staggering Blow

First game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Brimstone Breath (Japanese: 業火のブレス Hellfire breath) is a Staggering Blow which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Associated with the Altered Demonic Beast, it is a very wide-ranged attack that reduces any affected targets' defense. It can additionally engulf certain terrain in flames. It acts as an upgraded version of Flame Breath.


Game Icon Might Hit Range Uses Area of effect Other effects and notes
Three Houses Is ns01 staggering blow.png 19 85 1 -- Gr fe16 staggering blow 6x3.png Inflicts -5 defense debuff on targets on hit.
Converts grassland, forest, thicket, wasteland, house, edifice, church, and opera hall terrain within its area of effect into flame terrain for one turn.


Three Houses

Classes Altered Demonic Beast

Etymology and other languages

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

Brimstone Breath



Hellfire breath


Aliento sulfúreo

Sulfurous breath

(Latin America)

Soplo sulfúreo

Sulfurous breath


Souffle sulfureux

Sulfurous breath



Sulfur Breath


Soffio sulfureo

Sulfurous breath


업화의 브레스

Hellfire breath

Simplified Chinese


Karmic fire breath

Traditional Chinese


Karmic fire breath


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See also

Gambits and Staggering Blows
Physical gambits AbsorptionAshes and DustAssault TroopAssemblyBattleground Clean UpBlazeDisturbanceFlash-Fire ArrowsFusilladeGroup Lance AttackLine of LancesLinked HorsesLureMad MeleeOnslaughtPoisoned ArrowsPoison TacticRaging FlamesRandom ShotReversalWave Attack
Magical gambits Group FlamesGroup IceGroup LightningResonant FlamesResonant IceResonant Lightning
Support gambits Absolute DefenseBag of TricksBattleground CaféBlessingDance of the GoddessImpregnable WallRecovery RoarResonant White MagicRetributionSacred ShieldStride
Staggering Blows AnnihilationArm PressAurora BreathBrimstone BreathCycloneFlame BreathGaleHeavy StrikeHoarfrostLight BreathLight-Lance BarragePoison BreathRapidsSandstormSky FissureThorns of RuinTitanomachyUmbral SurgeWilted Flower