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Dark Spikes

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Dark Spikes

Is 3ds03 skill personal.png
Icon of Dark Spikes from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Fell dragon spikes that deal damage to foes in range.


Combat art (Personal)


Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Dark Spikes (Japanese: ダークスパイク Dark Spike) is a combat art which was introduced in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. It is possessed only by the Creation, who periodically uses it during its fight in the Thabes Labyrinth. When it activats this art, the Creation summons purple spikes from the ground which randomly inflict between 10 and 30 points of damage on all opposing units within a five-space radius at once.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill personal.png Might: 10-30; Range: 1-5
Inflicts (Random number within might) damage on all opposing units within range. If the damage would kill a target, it leaves the target with 1 HP.
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Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unobtainable Exclusively used by the Creation.


The spikes variant of Expiration in Awakening.
  • The concept of Dark Spikes is presumably taken from one of the two animations of Expiration, the Creation/Grima's other attack, in Awakening, where Grima would attack a target by summoning purple spikes. Grima also does this in the opening cutscene of his chapter, bringing all units' HP down to one (although health is restored prior to the map beginning).

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Dark Spikes --
Japanese ダークスパイク Dark Spike
Spanish Púas oscuras Dark thorns
French Piques noires Dark spears
German Dunkle Spieße Dark Skewers
Italian Scaglie nere Dark flake
Dutch Schaduwspiezen Shadowpierce
Simplified Chinese 漆黑刺棘 Dark Thorns
Traditional Chinese 漆黑刺棘 Dark Thorns



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Combat arts AegisamiiboArchballistaArmorcrushArmor DisruptorAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDefensiveDestrezaDouble LionDragonhazeDuelist SwordEarth's BoonEarth's KissEncloserFlambergeFoudroyantGrounderHeaven or HellHeavy DrawHexbladeHit and RunHunter's VolleyKnightkneelerLeonine PoiseLongearcheLunar FlashLungeMistdancerOverrunPavisePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseScendscaleShadow GambitShoveSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSpeculumSubdueSunderSwapTempest LanceThunderclapTigerstanceTrance ShotTriangle AttackVendettaWard ArrowWindsweepWrath Strike
Other skills AbsolveAnathemaAnti-ArmorAnti-CavalryAnti-FliersAntihexAnti-TerrorsApotropeBanishBowrange +1Bowrange +2Bowrange +3Dark SpikesDeicideDisciplineDivideDragonskinDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceLifetakerMagic +5MiracleNullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySoothing LightSophisticateTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfireWrath