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Dancing Blade

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Dancing Blade

Is 3ds02 dancing blade.png
Icon of the Dancing Blade skill in Fates.


This light-footed fighting style grants Spd+3 but Def-1.

Type(s)
  • Class (Fates)
  • Passive (Type A) (Heroes)
Game(s)

Dancing Blade (Japanese: 柔剣 Gentle Blade), known as Flashing Blade in Heroes, is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Lodestar class. It grants a sizable boost to the user's speed at the slight cost of a point of defense.

In Heroes, the individual tiers of the skill are known as Flashing Blade 1, Flashing Blade 2, Flashing Blade 3, and Flashing Blade 4 in order from lowest to highest. Units with a Flashing Blade skill, if faster than their target, accelerate the cooldown for their special skills with each strike they make; the Speed threshold required for activation is affected by the skill's tier up to the third tier, with the fourth tier adding a boost to its user's damage.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 dancing blade.png +3 speed, -1 defense when equipped. -- -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 1)
Is feh flashing blade 1.png Accelerates cooldown for special skills by 1 point per attack. User's speed is at least 5 higher than target's -- Cost: 60 SP
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 2)
Is feh flashing blade 2.png Accelerates cooldown for special skills by 1 point per attack. User's speed is at least 3 higher than target's -- Cost: 120 SP
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 3)
Is feh flashing blade 3.png Accelerates cooldown for special skills by 1 point per attack. User's speed is higher than target's -- Cost: 240 SP
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 4)
Is feh flashing blade 4.png Accelerates cooldown for special skills by 1 point and boosts damage output by +5 per attack. User's speed is higher than target's -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Fates

Units amiibo interaction: Marth
Classes Lodestar (Learned from Level 1 and up)

Heroes

Flashing Blade 1

Units Mareeta: The Blade's PawnMia: Lady of BladesNavarre: Scarlet NinjaThrasir: Omnicidal WitchYlgr: Breaking the Ice
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials+ July 2018: 20,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 Azure Badge, 20 Great Azure Badge, and 40 Is feh sacred coin.png.

Flashing Blade 2

Units Mareeta: The Blade's PawnMia: Lady of BladesNavarre: Scarlet NinjaThrasir: Omnicidal WitchYlgr: Breaking the Ice
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 Azure Badge, 60 Great Azure Badge, 50 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Flashing Blade 1 seal.

Flashing Blade 3

Units Mareeta: The Blade's PawnMia: Lady of BladesThrasir: Omnicidal WitchYlgr: Breaking the Ice
(Rarity requirements vary per character)Navarre: Scarlet Ninja
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 400 Azure Badge, 100 Great Azure Badge, 100 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Flashing Blade 2 seal.

Flashing Blade 4

Units Mareeta: The Blade's PawnNavarre: Scarlet NinjaThrasir: Omnicidal Witch
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates This light-footed fighting style grants Spd+3 but Def-1. ??
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 1)
If unit’s Spd ≥ foe’s Spd+5, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only
highest value applied. Does not stack.)
速さが敵より5以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 2)
If unit’s Spd ≥ foe’s Spd+3, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only
highest value applied. Does not stack.)
速さが敵より3以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 3)
If unit’s Spd > foe’s Spd, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 per unit's attack. (Only
highest value applied. Does not stack.)
速さが敵より1以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 4)
If unit's Spd > foe's Spd, grants Special
cooldown charge +1 and deals +5 damage per
unit's attack. (Only highest value applied. Does
not stack.)
速さが敵より1以上高い時、自身の攻撃による奥義発動
カウント変動量+1(同系統効果複数時、最大値適用)
かつ、ダメージ+5

Trivia

  • This skill's English name in Fates is a reference to Marth and Lucina's side special in the Super Smash Bros. series.

Etymology and other languages

Dancing Blade

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

Dancing Blade

Named after Marth's and Lucina's side special move, Dancing Blade, in the Super Smash Bros. series; this reference was added in localization, as the skill's Japanese name is different from the Smash move's Japanese name. This name is used in Fates.

Japanese

柔剣

Gentle Blade; identical to the name used in Heroes

Spanish

Danza del Sable

Dance of the Saber

French

Épée dansante

Dancing sword

German

Tanz-Klinge

Dance-Blade

Italian

Lame danzanti

Dancing blades

Flashing Blade

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

Flashing Blade

This name is used in Heroes.

Japanese

柔剣

Gentle Blade; identical to the name used in Fates.

Spanish

Danza del Sable

Dance of the Saber

French

Lame véloce

Swift blade

German

Blitzklinge

Lightning Blade

Italian

Lama fulminea

Lightning-quick blade

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Lâmina célere

Agile blade

Traditional Chinese

柔劍

Gentle sword

References

See also

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
Type A passive skills in Heroes
Aether Raids skills AR-D Atk/DefAR-D Atk/ResAR-D Atk/SpdAR-D Def/ResAR-D Spd/DefAR-D Spd/ResAR-O Atk/DefAR-O Atk/SpdAR-O Spd/Res
Bonus damage skills Ashera's ChosenDragonskinDragoon ShieldGrani's ShieldIote's ShieldSvalinn Shield
Counter-attack skills Close CounterClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDistant CounterDistant FoilDistant PressureDistant StanceDistant WardOstian Counter
Proximity skills Ashera's ChosenAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Def UnityAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res SoloAtk/Res UnityAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd SoloAtk/Spd UnityDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloLaws of SacaeSorcery BladeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res Solo
Stat boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd IdealAtk/Spd PushB Duel CavalryB Duel FlyingB Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResC Duel CavalryC Duel FlyingC Duel InfantryDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdDistant PressureDragoon ShieldEarth BoostFire BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel CavalryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdLife and DeathR Duel CavalryR Duel FlyingR Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSpeed +Spd/DefSpd/ResTriangle AdeptWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceClose DefClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinFierce BreathFierce StanceKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSurge SparrowSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHeavy BladeMila's Turnwheel
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk FeintAtk PloyAtk SmokeChill AtkChill DefChill ResChill SpdDef FeintDef PloyDef SmokePanic PloyRes FeintRes PloyRes SmokeSeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
Follow-up strike skills Brash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileQuick Riposte
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGuidanceObstruct
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res SoloDistant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInfantry RushRes TacticSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdThreaten AtkThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdWard BeastsWard Dragons
Squad Ace skills Squad Ace ASquad Ace AASquad Ace ABSquad Ace ACSquad Ace ADSquad Ace AESquad Ace AFSquad Ace AGSquad Ace AHSquad Ace AISquad Ace AJSquad Ace AKSquad Ace ALSquad Ace AMSquad Ace ANSquad Ace AOSquad Ace APSquad Ace AQSquad Ace ARSquad Ace ASSquad Ace ATSquad Ace AUSquad Ace AVSquad Ace AWSquad Ace AXSquad Ace AYSquad Ace AZSquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GSquad Ace HSquad Ace ISquad Ace JSquad Ace KSquad Ace LSquad Ace MSquad Ace NSquad Ace OSquad Ace PSquad Ace QSquad Ace RSquad Ace SSquad Ace TSquad Ace USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YSquad Ace Z
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/SpdBlaze DanceBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/ResTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing StanceBreath of LifeClose DefDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveFierce StanceKestrel StanceMirror StrikeMirror StanceOdd Def WavePoison StrikeQuick RiposteSavage BlowShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSwift SparrowSwift StanceWarding BlowWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHardy BearingHeavy BladeIote's ShieldPhantom ResPhantom SpdQuickened Pulse
Enemy-exclusive skills Blade SealBoots SealCharm SealElixir SealEmbla's WardGuardian SealGullinburstiHorn SealMúspellflameNiðavellir AxiomRøkkrVeil Seal