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Dark Breath

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Dark Breath

Is ds dark breath.png
Icon of Dark Breath from New Mystery of the Emblem.

Ddg+10. Cannot make follow-up attacks. The foul exhalations of the darkest dragon.

Type

Breath

First game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Dark Breath (Japanese: 闇のブレス Dark Breath, or 暗夜竜の翼 Anya Dragon's Wing) is a powerful breath-type attack which was introduced in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. It is a recurring enemy-exclusive weapon which is used by evil dragons and is frequently seen as the weapon of final bosses: it is used by Medeus in both books of Mystery of the Emblem and the second book's remake, New Mystery of the Emblem, by Idunn in The Binding Blade, and by Garon in the Birthright campaign of Fates.

Owing to it often belonging to different wielders with different powers in different games, Dark Breath has had numerous effects over the years. In Mystery of the Emblem, as the weapon of the resilient Earth Dragons, Dark Breath halves the attack power of any foes who attack its user, a trait that was not carried over to the remake. Additionally, like all breath weapons in Mystery, it completely ignores the defense stat of human enemies, although all opposing Manaketes and dragons are immune to this effect.

Idunn's version in The Binding Blade is a magical attack with three different animations that seem to display at random, featuring Idunn breathing dark breath as the name implies, but also animations of her attacking with her tail, or her claws. Idunn's version is the only one which can only attack at melée range.

Garon's version in Fates is a physical weapon with extremely high raw power, excellent accuracy, and gives bonuses to Garon's ability to avoid attacks, but it also leaves him entirely incapable of double-attacking. Similar to The Binding Blade, it depicts Garon attacking the opponent with his wings at close range, and bursts of purple flames from his mouth at long range.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 dark breath.png Breath: 1 12 20 70 0 1-2 -- Cannot be sold -- Reduces the target's attack power by 50% for the duration of the round of combat.
If the target is of a human class, it is treated as if it has 0 defense.
The Binding Blade Is gba dark breath.png -- 20 0 100 10 1 -- Cannot be sold -- --
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds dark breath.png -- 20 -- 85 0 1-2 -- Cannot be sold -- --
Fates Is 3ds02 breath.png FE14RankBreath.png S 30 -- 100 0 1-2 -- Cannot be sold -- +10 avoid, +10 dodge when equipped.
Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Cannot be traded.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Heroes Is feh skill offense.png Is feh all breaths.png 3★ 9 -- -- - 1 -- 200 SP -- When the user initiates an attack, after that attack it inflicts a -5 attack, -5 speed debuff on all enemy units in a 2-space radius of the user.
Heroes
(+, unrefined)
Is feh skill offense.png Is feh all breaths.png 5★ 13 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 300 SP -- When the user initiates an attack, after that attack it inflicts a -5 attack, -5 speed debuff on all enemy units in a 2-space radius of the user.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Atk)
Is feh wpn atk refined.png Is feh all breaths.png 5★ 16 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- When the user initiates an attack, after that attack it inflicts a -7 attack, -7 speed debuff on all enemy units in a 2-space radius of the user.
If target wields a weapon skill with 2 range, attack deals damage based on whichever of the target's Defense or Resistance is the lower value.
Grants +5 HP.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Spd)
Is feh wpn spd refined.png Is feh all breaths.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- When the user initiates an attack, after that attack it inflicts a -7 attack, -7 speed debuff on all enemy units in a 2-space radius of the user.
If target wields a weapon skill with 2 range, attack deals damage based on whichever of the target's Defense or Resistance is the lower value.
Grants +5 HP and +3 Speed.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Def)
Is feh wpn def refined.png Is feh all breaths.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- When the user initiates an attack, after that attack it inflicts a -7 attack, -7 speed debuff on all enemy units in a 2-space radius of the user.
If target wields a weapon skill with 2 range, attack deals damage based on whichever of the target's Defense or Resistance is the lower value.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Defense.
Heroes
(+, refined: +Res)
Is feh wpn res refined.png Is feh all breaths.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 1 Infinite 350 SP
500 Arena Medals
50 refining Stones
-- When the user initiates an attack, after that attack it inflicts a -7 attack, -7 speed debuff on all enemy units in a 2-space radius of the user.
If target wields a weapon skill with 2 range, attack deals damage based on whichever of the target's Defense or Resistance is the lower value.
Grants +5 HP and +4 Resistance.

Locations

Mystery of the Emblem

Unobtainable Exclusively used by enemy Earth Dragons and Shadow Dragons.

The Binding Blade

Unobtainable Exclusively used by Idunn.

New Mystery of the Emblem

Unobtainable Exclusively used by enemy Earth Dragons and Medeus.

Fates

Unobtainable Exclusively used by Garon in Birthright.

Heroes

Dark Breath

Units Bantu: Tiki's GuardianCorrin: Fateful Princess

Dark Breath+

Units Bantu: Tiki's GuardianCorrin: Fateful Princess

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Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Mystery of the Emblem ?? ??
The Binding Blade A devastating wave
of darkness.*
魔竜の息吹
New Mystery of the Emblem Corrupted breath exhaled by dragons.* ??
Fates Ddg+10. Cannot make follow-up attacks.
The foul exhalations of the darkest dragon.
??

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Dark Breath --
Japanese 闇のブレス
暗夜竜の翼
• Romanized as DARKBREATH in its internal file name in New Mystery of the Emblem; known by this name in Mystery, The Binding Blade, New Mystery, and Heroes. In the original Mystery, it is spelled alternatively in partial hiragana as やみのブレス.
• Anya Dragon's Wing; known by this name only in Fates. "Anya" (literally, "dark night") is the Japanese name for Garon's country, Nohr, and "Anya Dragon" is the name of the class Garon wields Dark Breath in.
Spanish Aliento negro Black wind
French Souffle sombre Shadow breath
German Dunkler Atem Dark Breath
Italian Soffioscuro Darkbreath

Gallery

References

See also

Non-Human Weapons
Breaths Astral BreathBreath of FogDark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathExpirationFire BreathFlametongueIce BreathMage Breath
Stones BeastruneBeaststoneBeaststone+ShadowstoneDivinestoneDragonstoneDragonstone+EarthstoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Judge weapons Judge
Laguz weapons BeakBreathClawFangGreat BeakGreat FangGreat TalonTalon
Automaton weapons Big SawSaw
Monster attacks Blighted ClawsBlighted TalonsBone SwordClawsClubCrimson EyeDemon LightDemon SurgeEvil EyeFangsFiery FangFire BreathGauntletHellfangLethal TalonMassive RockNightmareNumbing ClawsRavagerRockScytheShackled FistShadowshotSharp ClawStoneStone ShardTackleTalonsTentacleVenin ClawsWater BreathWretched Air
Crest Stones Artificial Crest Stone LArtificial Crest Stone SBlest Crest Stone ShardChalice of BloodCracked Crest StoneCrest of Flames PowerCrest Stone (Beast)Crest Stone (Chevalier)Crest Stone (Gautier)Crest Stone of IndechCrest Stone of MacuilCrest Stone of SeirosCrest Stone ShardDark Stone (Bird)Dark Stone (Crawler)Dark Stone (Wolf)Giant Artificial Crest StoneLost Crest StoneLost Crest Stone (Large)Pointy Artificial Crest StoneReal Seiros Crest StoneTwin-Crest Power
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Swords ArmorslayerBroken SwordDevil SwordFalchionIron SwordKilling EdgeLadybladeLevin SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordslayerWyrmslayer
Lances Broken LanceGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel Lance
Axes Broken AxeDevil AxeHand AxeIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Bows Broken BowIron BowKiller BowParthiaSilver BowSteel Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneCutting GaleDulamElfireExcaliburFireImhulluMeteorNosferatuStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Dragonstones DivinestoneEarthstoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Breaths Breath of FogDark BreathFire BreathIce Breath
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AnewAumBarrierFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueSilenceThiefUnlockWarpWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade
Swords Al's SwordArmorslayerBinding BladeBrave SwordDurandalEckesachsIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLight BrandPoison SwordRapierRegal BladeRuneswordSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances AxereaverBrave LanceGant's LanceIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceMaltetRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel LanceVenin Lance
Axes ArmadsBrave AxeDevil AxeHammerHand AxeIron AxeKiller AxePoleaxSilver AxeSteel AxeSwordreaverTomahawkVenin Axe
Bows Brave BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowMulagirShort BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Anima AircaliburBoltingElfireFireFimbulvetrForblazeThunder
Light AureolaDivineLightningPurge
Dark ApocalypseEclipseFenrirFluxNosferatu
Ballistae BallistaLong BallistaKiller Ballista
Staves BerserkFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreSaint's StaffSilenceSleepTina's StaffTorchUnlockWardWarp
Other Dark BreathDivinestoneFirestone
Unused Weapons MagestoneWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Swords ArmorslayerBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBrave SwordCecil's SwordDevil SwordFalchionGlass SwordIron SwordKilling EdgeLadybladeLevin SwordLuke's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusOgma's BladePure SwordQuick SwordRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordslayerWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances Brave LanceCamus's PikeDragonpikeDraug's LanceFlycatcherGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLaundry PoleQuick LanceRidersbaneRoderick's LanceSilver LanceSpearSteel LanceWing Spear
Axes Barst's AxeBordcord AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeFrying PanGlass AxeHammerHand AxeHauteclereHit AxeImmortal AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLegion's AxePoleaxQuick AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawk
Bows Brave BowClarisse's BowCleave BowGlass BowGordin's BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowParthiaQuick BowRyan's BowSilver BowSteel BowToy Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneCutting GaleElfireEmberExcaliburFireGlowerImhulluMerric's TomeMeteorNosferatuReese's TomeSleetStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Dragonstones DivinestoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Breaths Dark BreathFire BreathIce BreathMage Breath
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AnewAumDefense StaffFortifyGlass StaffHammerneHealHealerMendPhysicRecoverRescueSilenceSpeed StaffStrength StaffThiefUnlockWardWarpWrys's Staff
Weapons in Fire Emblem Fates
Swords ArmorslayerBottleBrave SwordBronze SwordFalchionGanglariIke's BackupIron KukriIron SwordKilling EdgeLaslow's BladeLeo's IcebladeLevin SwordLucina's EstocMarth's SpathaNohrian BladeParallel FalchionRagnellSelena's BladeSiegfriedSilver KukriSilver SwordSteel KukriSteel SwordUmbrellaWyrmslayer
Katanas Axe SplitterBrass KatanaDaikon RadishDual KatanaHagakure BladeHana's KatanaHinata's KatanaIron KatanaIron KattiKodachiParasolPractice KatanaRaider KatanaRaijintoSilver KatanaSilver KattiSpirit KatanaSteel KatanaSteel KattiSunrise KatanaTakumi's ShinaiVenge KatanaWakizashiYato
Lances Beast KillerBlessed LanceBrave LanceBronze LanceBroomEffie's LanceHexlock SpearIron JavelinIron LanceJavelinKiller LancePeri's LanceSilver JavelinSilver LanceSpearSteel JavelinSteel LanceStickXander's Lance
Naginatas Bamboo PoleBold NaginataBolt NaginataBrass NaginataDual NaginataGuard NaginataHinoka's SpearIron NageyariIron NaginataOboro's SpearPine BranchRaider NaginataSilver NageyariSilver NaginataSteel NageyariSteel NaginataSubaki's PikeSwordcatcherVenge NaginataWaterwheel
Axes Arthur's AxeAurgelmirBerserker's AxeBeruka's AxeBolt AxeBone AxeBrave AxeBronze AxeBölverkCamilla's AxeFrying PanHammerHand AxeIron AxeIron Star AxeKiller AxeRaider AxeSilver AxeSilver Star AxeSteel AxeSteel Star AxeTomahawk
Clubs Adamant ClubBattering ClubBrass ClubCarp StreamerDual ClubFuga's ClubGreat ClubHoeIron ClubIron MacePike-Ruin ClubRinkah's ClubRyoma's ClubSilver ClubSilver MaceSteel ClubSteel MaceThrowing ClubVenge Club
Bows Anna's BowBlessed BowBronze BowCrescent BowCupid BowHunter's BowIron BowIron ShortbowKiller BowMini BowNiles's BowRubber BowShining BowSilver BowSilver ShortbowSteel BowSteel ShortbowViolin Bow
Yumis Bamboo YumiBrass YumiDual YumiFujin YumiHarp YumiIllusory YumiIron HankyuIron YumiMikoto's YumiPursuerRaider YumiSetsuna's YumiSidelong YumiSilver HankyuSilver YumiSkadiSpellbane YumiSpy's YumiSteel HankyuSteel YumiSurefire Yumi
Daggers Bronze DaggerFelicia's PlateFruit KnifeHunter's KnifeIron DaggerJakob's TrayKris KnifePebbleQuill PenRaider KnifeSacrificial KnifeSilver DaggerSoldier's KnifeStale BreadSteel DaggerVotive Candle
Shurikens Barb ShurikenBrass ShurikenCaltropChakramChopstickDual ShurikenFlame ShurikenHair PinIron ShurikenKagero's DartKaze's NeedleSaizo's StarSilver ShurikenSpy's ShurikenSteel ShurikenSting Shuriken
Tomes BrynhildrDisrobing GaleEmberExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGinnungagapIago's TomeLightningMissiletainnMjölnirMoonlightNosferatuOdin's GrimoireRagnarokRobin's PrimerSpeed ThunderThoronThunder
Scrolls Bird SpiritCalamity GateDragon SpiritHorse SpiritInk PaintingIzana's ScrollMalevolent TextMonkey SpiritOx SpiritPaperRabbit SpiritRat SpiritSheep SpiritSnake SpiritTiger Spirit
Turrets BallistaFire OrbLauncher
Staves Astral BlessingBifröstBouquet StaffCandy CaneElise's StaffEnfeebleEntrapFortifyFreezeHealLilith's StaffMendMushroom StaffPhysicRecover
Rods Bamboo BranchBloom FestalDumpling RodGreat FestalHexing RodLanternMoon FestalPurification RodRescueSakura's RodSilenceSun FestalWane Festal
Other Astral BreathBeaststoneBeastruneBeaststone+Dark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathDragonstoneDragonstone+GauntletMassive RockRockShackled Fist
Breath skills in Heroes
Basic breath skills Fire BreathFlametongue
Breath skills with secondary effects Blackfire BreathDark BreathGlittering BreathLight BreathLightning BreathWater Breath
Regalia and personal breath skills Astral BreathBreath of BlightBreath of FogBrutal BreathDemonic BreathDivine BreathDivine MistDraconic RageEthereal BreathExpirationFell BreathFrostfire BreathGloom BreathGreat FlameMoonless BreathNurturing BreathOracle's BreathPrimordial BreathRazing BreathSavage BreathSnow's GraceSpirit BreathSublime SurgeSummer's BreathSun DragonstoneZephyr Breath
Other breath skills Umbra Burst