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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 Infinite 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 Infinite Cannot be sold -- Works as magical damage.
New Mystery of the Emblem Is ds dark breath.png -- 20 -- 85 0 1-2 Infinite Cannot be sold -- --
Fates Is 3ds02 breath.png FE14RankBreath.png S 30 -- 100 0 1-2 Infinite Cannot be sold -- +10 avoid, +10 dodge when equipped.
Cannot double attack.
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

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 ShardCracked Crest StoneCrest of Flames PowerCrest Stone (Beast)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
Breath skills in Heroes
Basic breath skills Fire BreathFlametongue
Breath skills with secondary effects Dark BreathLight BreathLightning BreathWater Breath
Regalia and personal breath skills Breath of BlightBreath of FogDemonic BreathDivine BreathDivine MistDraconic RageEthereal BreathExpirationFell BreathGreat FlameOracle's BreathRazing BreathSavage BreathSpirit BreathSublime SurgeSummer's BreathSun Dragonstone
Other staff skills Umbra Burst