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Darting Blow

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Darting Blow

Is 3ds02 darting blow.png
Icon of the Darting Blow skill in Fates.

Increases chance of follow-up attack when this unit initiates an attack (+5 eff. Spd).

Type(s)

Class (Fates)
Passive (Type A) (Heroes)

Game(s)

Fates
Heroes

Darting Blow (Japanese: 飛燕の一撃 Swallow Strike) is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Sky Knight class; in Heroes, it is a three-tiered type A passive skill (whose individiual tiers are known as Darting Blow 1, Darting Blow 2, and Darting Blow 3 in order from lowest to highest). In Fates, Darting Blow is a skill that gives a boost to its user's attack speed whenever its user initiates an attack, giving them a better chance of double-attacking; in Heroes, the skill boosts the user's Speed whenever the user initiates the battle, the size of the boost increasing with the skill's tier.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 darting blow.png +5 double attack ability when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Darting Blow 1)
Is feh darting blow 1.png +2 Speed when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Darting Blow 2)
Is feh darting blow 2.png +4 Speed when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Darting Blow 3)
Is feh darting blow 3.png +6 Speed when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 200 SP

Availability

Fates

Units Birthright: HinokaCaeldoriSubakiReinaShigure
Conquest: ShigureKumagera (at least Hard difficulty)
Revelation: HinokaCaeldoriSubakiReinaShigure
Classes Sky Knight (Learned from Level 1 and up)

Heroes

Darting Blow 1

Units Ayra: Astra's WielderCaeda: Talys's HeartCamilla: Bewitching BeautyCorrin: Novice VacationerEir: Merciful DeathFlorina: Lovely FlierGunnthrá: Year's First DreamIshtar: Thunder GoddessLegault: The HurricaneLewyn: Guiding BreezeLucina: Spring ExaltNaesala: Sky's ShadowNiles: Forbidden TeaseOlwen: Righteous KnightRebecca: WildflowerRoy: Brave LionSoleil: Adorable AdorerTharja: Dark ShadowValter: Dark Moonstone
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Darting Blow 2

Units Caeda: Talys's HeartCamilla: Bewitching BeautyFlorina: Lovely FlierRebecca: WildflowerSoleil: Adorable AdorerTharja: Dark ShadowValter: Dark Moonstone
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Darting Blow 3

Units Caeda: Talys's HeartCamilla: Bewitching BeautyFlorina: Lovely FlierRebecca: WildflowerSoleil: Adorable AdorerTharja: Dark ShadowValter: Dark Moonstone
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Darting Blow
Japanese 飛燕の一撃 Swallow Strike. May be a reference to the tsubame-gaeshi, a sword cutting technique pioneered by Sasaki Kojirō, although its name is very different from that technique's name.
Spanish Ofensa dúplice Double offense
French Coup foudroyant Devastating blow
German Sturzflughieb Dive blow
Italian Colpo saetta Thunderbolt blow

Gallery

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
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 CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of Friendship
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose'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 CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceWind 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 +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Armored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense SoloAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed PushBlue Duel FlyingBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/Resistance BondDefense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDragonskinEarth BoostFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress Defense/ResistanceFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldGreen Duel InfantryHeavy BladeHP +HP/AttackHP/DefenseHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedIote's ShieldKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeLife and DeathMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingResistance +Sorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAttack FeintAttack/Defense LinkAttack/Resistance LinkAttack/Speed LinkAxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCancel AffinityChill AttackChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChilling SealCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDazzling StaffDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDesperationDouble LionDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKnock BackLancebreakerLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLungeMystic BoostNull C-DisruptNull Follow-Up‎ObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalRockslide DanceS DrinkSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedShield PulseSolar BraceSpecial FighterSpeed FeintSpeed/Resistance LinkSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful Staff
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeClose GuardDagger ValorDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDistant GuardDragon ValorDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEven Attack WaveEven Defense WaveEven Resistance WaveEven Speed WaveFlier GuidanceFortify ArmorFortify BeastsFortify CavalryFortify DefenseFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResistanceGlareGoad ArmorGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGreen Tome ExperienceGreen Tome ValorGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushJoint Hone SpeedLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticSavage BlowSpeed OpeningSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ValorSurtr's MenaceSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWard ArmorWard CavalryWard DragonsWard Fliers
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense +Attack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack SmokeBlaze DanceBrash AssaultBrazen Attack/ResistanceBreath of LifeClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEarth DanceEmbla's WardFierce StanceFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGale DanceGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +HP/ResistanceInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Resistance TacticSavage BlowSeal AttackSeal SpeedSparkling BoostSpeed PloySpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed SmokeSpur AttackSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad 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 RThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWater Boost