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Critical (skill)

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Is snes02 critical.png
Icon of the Critical skill in Genealogy of the Holy War.

User can inflict critical hits, doubling atk. power.

  • Personal
  • Combat
First game

Genealogy of the Holy War

Critical (Japanese: ひっさつ Critical) is a combat skill exclusive to Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. In the modified critical hit system employed by Genealogy of the Holy War, Critical is the basic means through which critical hits are possible; without Critical, the only avenues of performing a critical hit open to a unit are activating a combination bonus or Wrath. Unlike these other means, Critical is relatively easy to obtain by any unit through a weapon's kill bonus, and is not dependent on keeping a set other unit close at hand to the user.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 critical.png Allows the user to perform critical hits. Critical rate:
(Skill + kill bonus)%
-- Nullified against Nihil.


Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a personal skill) First Generation: EthlynLewynNaoise
Second Generation: (Any child character), if Naoise or Lewyn was their father • AltenaLeifOifeyTristan
Items Any weapon once it has been used to kill 50 enemiesKiller BallistaKiller BowMystletainn

Flavor text

Game Text
Genealogy of the Holy War
User can inflict
critical hits,
doubling atk. power.*

Etymology and other languages

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





Critical; literally "deadly".



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