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Death Blow

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This article is about the skill from Fates and Heroes. For the skill from Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, see Death Blow (Shadows of Valentia).

Death Blow

Is feh death blow 1.png
Icon of the Death Blow 1 skill in Heroes.

Grants Crit+20 when the unit initiates an attack.

Type(s)

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

Game(s)

Fates
Heroes

Death Blow (Japanese: 鬼神の一撃 Fierce God Blow) is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. Associated with the Oni Chieftain class, it increases the user's critical rate considerably whenever its user initiates a battle.

In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Oni Chieftain class; in Heroes, it is a four-tiered type A passive skill (whose individiual tiers are known as Death Blow 1, Death Blow 2, Death Blow 3, and Death Blow 4 in order from lowest to highest). In Fates, Death Blow is a skill increases the user's critical rate considerably whenever its user initiates a battle; in Heroes, the skill instead boosts the user's attack stat when initiating combat, with the bonus size increasing with the skill's tier.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 death blow.png +20 critical rate when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes
(Death Blow 1)
Is feh death blow 1.png +2 Attack when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Death Blow 2)
Is feh death blow 2.png +4 Attack when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Death Blow 3)
Is feh death blow 3.png +6 Attack when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 200 SP
Heroes
(Death Blow 4)
Is feh death blow 4.png +8 Attack when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Fates

Classes Oni Chieftain (Learned from Level 5 and up)

Heroes

Death Blow 1

Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrAlfonse: Spring PrinceCamilla: Tropical BeautyCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritEffie: Army of OneEirika: Anamnesis LadyElincia: Lost PrincessHawkeye: Desert GuardianKatarina: Wayward OneKlein: Silver NoblemanLucina: Glorious ArcherNino: Pale FlowerOphelia: Dramatic HeroineReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Youthful GiftsSiegbert: Future KingTibarn: Lord of the AirUrsula: Blue Crow
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Death Blow 2

Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrCamilla: Tropical BeautyCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritEffie: Army of OneElincia: Lost PrincessHawkeye: Desert GuardianKlein: Silver NoblemanReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Youthful GiftsSiegbert: Future KingUrsula: Blue Crow
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Death Blow 3

Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrCamilla: Tropical BeautyCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritEffie: Army of OneElincia: Lost PrincessHawkeye: Desert GuardianKlein: Silver NoblemanReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Youthful GiftsSiegbert: Future KingUrsula: Blue Crow
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Death Blow 4

Units Celica: Warrior Priestess
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Death Blow is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B02-035HN Aloof Flame, Rinkah. It always gives Rinkah a +20 attack power bonus during her player's turn, which is temporarily doubled to +40 on the same turn that a base Rinkah changes class into this card.

Trivia

  • Death Blow is the first skill in Heroes to get a fourth-tier version, with this tier added to the game in the Arrival of the Brave update.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Death Blow --
Japanese 鬼神の一撃 Fierce God Blow; "fierce god" literally translates to "ogre/oni god".
Spanish Muerte inminente Imminent death
French Coup fatal Death blow
German Voll ins Schwarze Bullseye (literally, "fully into the black")
Italian Colpo mortale Death 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 Aether Raids-Defensive Attack⁄ResistanceAether Raids-Offensive Attack⁄DefenseArmored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense PushAttack/Defense SoloAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed PushBlue Duel FlyingBonus DoublerBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/Resistance BondDefense/Resistance SoloDefense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDragonskinEarth BoostFierce BreathFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress Defense/ResistanceFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldGreen Duel FlyingGreen 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 LinkDesperationDisarm TrapDouble 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 TomebreakerRenewalResistance FeintRockslide DanceS DrinkSabotage AttackSabotage ResistanceSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Speed/DefenseShield PulseSolar BraceSpecial FighterSpeed FeintSpeed/Defense LinkSpeed/Resistance LinkSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful Staff
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardDagger ValorDefense OpeningDefense 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 BeastsGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGreen Tome ExperienceGreen Tome ValorGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedHuman VirtueInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushJoint Hone SpeedLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance OpeningResistance 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 SpeedUpheavalWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
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/ResistanceHP/SpeedInitiate 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/Resistance BondSpeed 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 RSquad Ace SSquad Ace TSquad Ace UThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWarding StanceWater Boost