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Death (spell)

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Death

Ss fe15 arcanist casting death.png
An enemy Arcanist casting death on Clair in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.

Deadly magic.

Type
First game

Fire Emblem Gaiden

Death (Japanese: デス Death) is a black magic spell appearing in Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Death is a powerful mid-range spell without special effects; in Gaiden and vanilla Shadows of Valentia, Death is wielded exclusively by enemy units, with a DLC package required in order for the player to legitimately wield Death for themselves. Contrary to the spell's name, it is possible to survive a hit of Death. It returns in Three Houses as a dark spell known as Death Γ (Japanese: デスΓ Death Γ). In this game, it is weaker in terms of raw might, but has a high critical rate.

Its incarnation as a blue tome weapon skill in Heroes is a personal weapon of the corrupted variation of Delthea; in addition to a constant boost to its user's Defense, it further boosts all of its user's stats during combat but deals recoil damage to its user afterward.

Stats

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Gaiden -- -- 15 9 70 0 1-2 -- -5 HP -- --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 black magic.png FE15RankBlackMagic.png 14 9 70 0 1-3 -- -5 HP -- --
Three Houses Is ns01 dark magic.png Reason C 6 8 70 20 1-3 4 -- ? --

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 blue tome.png 5★ 14 -- -- -- 2 Infinite 400 SP -- Boosts user's Resistance by +3.
Boosts user's Attack, Speed, Defense and Resistance by +4 each during combat, but deals 4 damage recoil to user afterward.

Locations

Gaiden

Unobtainable Usable only by enemy magic-wielding units

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by enemy Arcanists and Cantors in vanilla Shadows of Valentia.
Classes (DLC) Enchantress

Three Houses

Skill level Reason B: HapiHubertJeritza

Heroes

Units Delthea: Tatarrah's Puppet

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Deadly magic. ??
Three Houses Intermediate dark magic.
Has a high Crit rate.
闇の中級魔法
必殺が高い

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Death
• Death Γ
• Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia and Heroes.
• Used in Three Houses. Dark magic in this game is denoted with a Greek letter; in this case, Gamma.
Japanese デス
デスΓ
• "Death" in katakana. Used in all titles except for Three Houses.
• Death Γ. Used in Three Houses.
Spanish • Agonía
• Agonía Γ
• Agony. Used in Shadows of Valentia.
• Death Γ. Used in Three Houses.
French • Agonie
• Mort Γ
• Agony. Used in Shadows of Valentia.
• Death Γ. Used in Three Houses.
German • Tod
• Tod Γ
• Death. Used in Shadows of Valentia.
• Death Γ. Used in Three Houses.
Italian • Morte
• Morte Γ
• Death. Used in Shadows of Valentia.
• Death Γ. Used in Three Houses.
Dutch Dood Death
Korean 데스Γ Death Γ
Simplified Chinese 死神
死神Γ
• Death (i.e. the personification of death); literally "death god". Used in Shadows of Valentia.
• Death Γ Used in Three Houses.
Traditional Chinese 死神
死神Γ
• Death (i.e. the personification of death); literally "death god". Used in Shadows of Valentia.
• Death Γ. Used in Three Houses.

Gallery

Black magic
Basic spells Agnea's ArrowApocalypseAuraBolganoneBlizzardCutting GaleDeathExcaliburFimbulvetrFireGaiaMiasmaMireOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittaeWind
Long-ranged spells BoltingDeathOcular BeamMeteorMireSagittaeThoronThunderUpheaval
Spells with secondary effects ExcaliburMedusaNosferatuOculusSeraphim
Dark magic
Basic tomes CarreauFenrirFluxGoetiaHades ΩJormungandMiasma ΔRuinVerrineWorm
Long-range tomes Bohr ΧDeath ΓEclipseFenrirMirePoisonStone
Tomes with secondary effects Aversa's NightBanshee ΘDark Spikes ΤEclipseHelJormungandLunaNosferatuQuake ΣSwarm ΖWaste
Regalia and personal tomes ApocalypseBalberithEreshkigalGespenstGleipnirGrima's TruthLoptousNaglfar
Monster attacks Crimson EyeDemon SurgeEvil EyeShadowshotStone
Blue tome skills in Heroes
Basic blue tome skills EllightElthunderLightShineThoronThunder
Blue tome skills with secondary effects BlárbladeBlárbloomsBlárowlBlárravenBlárserpentBlárwolfBlessed BouquetBlue EggBlue GiftDancer's ScoreFresh BouquetJuicy WaveSealife TomeSilver GobletSpooky CenserTannenbitVessel of Cheer
Regalia and personal blue tome skills AuraBlue-Crow TomeBook of OrchidsDeathDire ThunderEagle's EggFather's TacticsFimbulvetrFlower of JoyHuginn's EggImbued KomaIvaldiMissiletainnMjölnirOdin's GrimoirePrayer WheelSagittaeTactical BoltThaniValaskjálfVirtuous NagaWargod's TomeWeirding TomeWorldsea Wave
Other blue tome skills Umbra Burst