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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 (combat art).

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, Three Houses)
Passive (Type A) (Heroes)

Game(s)

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. The skill returns in Three Houses, still boosting attack instead of critical rate.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 death blow.png +20 critical rate when activated. If user initiates combat -- --
Three Houses Is ns01 death blow.png +6 strength when activated. If user initiates combat -- Does not reduce weapon weight's impact on attack speed.

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. If user initiates combat -- Cost: 50 SP
Heroes
(Death Blow 2)
Is feh death blow 2.png +4 attack when activated. If user initiates combat -- Cost: 100 SP
Heroes
(Death Blow 3)
Is feh death blow 3.png +6 attack when activated. If user initiates combat -- Cost: 200 SP
Heroes
(Death Blow 4)
Is feh death blow 4.png +8 attack when activated. If user initiates combat -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Fates

Classes Oni Chieftain (Learned from Level 5 and up)

Three Houses

Class mastery Brigand (100 class Exp required)

Heroes

Death Blow 1

Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrAlfonse: Spring PrinceBrunnya: Devoted GeneralCamilla: Tropical BeautyCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritDimitri: The ProtectorEffie: Army of OneEirika: Anamnesis LadyElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightEliwood: Marquess PheraeFaye: Drawn HeartstringHawkeye: Desert GuardianKatarina: Wayward OneKlein: Silver NoblemanLaevatein: Bonfire's BlazeL'Arachel: Harvest PrincessLucina: Glorious ArcherLyn: Lady of the BeachLysithea: Child ProdigyNino: Pale FlowerOphelia: Dramatic HeroineReinhardt: Lightning's RondoReinhardt: 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 BeautyBrunnya: Devoted GeneralCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritDimitri: The ProtectorEffie: Army of OneElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightFaye: Drawn HeartstringHawkeye: Desert GuardianKlein: Silver NoblemanLysithea: Child ProdigyReinhardt: Lightning's RondoReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Youthful GiftsSiegbert: Future KingUrsula: Blue Crow
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Death Blow 3

Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrCamilla: Tropical BeautyBrunnya: Devoted GeneralCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritDimitri: The ProtectorEffie: Army of OneElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightFaye: Drawn HeartstringHawkeye: Desert GuardianKlein: Silver NoblemanLysithea: Child ProdigyReinhardt: Lightning's RondoReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Youthful GiftsSiegbert: Future KingUrsula: Blue Crow
(Rarity requirements vary per character)

Death Blow 4

Units Celica: Warrior PriestessDimitri: The ProtectorEliwood: Blazing KnightFaye: Drawn HeartstringLysithea: Child Prodigy
(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.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Fates Grants Crit+20 when the unit initiates an
attack.
??
Three Houses If unit initiates combat, grants Str +6
during combat.
自分から攻撃した時、力+6

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
Korean 귀신의 일격 Fierce god blow
Simplified Chinese 鬼神一击 Fierce god blow
Traditional Chinese 鬼神一擊 Fierce god blow

Gallery

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
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 CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose'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 CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind 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
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullEffect NullFlying Effect NullInfantry Effect NullMonster Effect Null Monstrous Appeal
Breaker abilities AxebreakerBowbreakerFistbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Debuffing abilities Seal DefenseSeal MagicSeal MovementSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength Blade Breaker
Experience-related abilities Model LeaderParagon AptitudeImperial LineageLeicester LineageMastermindProfessor's GuidanceRoyal Lineage
Faire abilities AxefaireBowfaireBlack TomefaireDark TomefaireFistfaireLancefaireSwordfaireWhite Tomefaire --
Healing abilities Battalion RenewalLifetakerRenewalWhite Magic Heal + Animal FriendCatnapGoody BasketLive to ServeSongstress
Proximity abilities CharmHeartseekerSacred Power AdvocateBorn FighterGuardianHonorable SpiritInfirmary MasterLily's PoiseSongstress
Rally abilities Rally CharmRally DefenseRally DexterityRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SpeedRally Strength CompassionCrest ScholarPerseverance
Skill level abilities AuthorityAxe ProwessBow ProwessBrawling ProwessFaithLance ProwessReasonSword Prowess --
Stat boosting abilities Alert StanceAvo +10Crit +20Defense +2Defensive TacticsDefiant AvoDefiant CritDefiant DefDefiant MagDefiant ResDefiant SpdDefiant StrDexterity +4Hit +20HP +5Magic +2Movement +1Offensive TacticsPomp & CircumstanceResistance +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Weight - Business ProsperityCircadian BeatConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonKing of GrapplingLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationDuelist's BlowFiendish BlowLucky SevenPoison StrikeQuick RiposteTransmuteUncanny BlowVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerMurderous IntentStaunch ShieldSurvival Instinct
Weapon abilities Axe Avo +20Axe Crit +10Black Magic Avo +20Black Magic Crit +10Black Magic Range +1Black Magic Uses x2Bow Avo +20Bow Crit +10BowfaireBowrange +Brawl Avo +20Brawl Crit +10Close CounterDark Magic Avo +20Dark Magic Crit +10Dark Magic Range +1Dark Magic Uses x2Lance Avo +20Lance Crit +10Sword Avo +20Sword Crit +10White Magic Avo +20White Magic Crit +10White Magic Range +1White Magic Uses x2
Miscellaneous abilities AegisCantoCounterattackDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAir of IntimidationAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsEnclosing WallHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Aether Raids-Defensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Attack/ResistanceAether Raids-Defensive Attack/SpeedAether Raids-Defensive Speed/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Speed/ResistanceAether Raids-Offensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Offensive Attack/SpeedAether Raids-Offensive Speed/ResistanceArmored BlowAshera's ChosenAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense FormAttack/Defense PushAttack/Defense SoloAttack/Defense UnityAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance PushAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed FormAttack/Speed PushAttack/Speed SoloBlade SessionBlue Duel FlyingBlue Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceBrazen Speed/DefenseBrazen Speed/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseClose FoilColorless Duel InfantryDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defense/Resistance BondDefense/Resistance SoloDefense/ResistanceDefiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinDragoon ShieldEarth 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 DeathMila's TurnwheelMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingRed Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/Defense FormSpeed/Defense SoloSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSpeed/Resistance SoloShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAttack CantripAttack FeintAttack/Defense LinkAttack/Resistance LinkAttack/Speed LinkAttack/Speed RuseAxebreakerBelief in LoveBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlack Eagle RuleBlaze DanceBlue Lion RuleBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCaldera DanceCancel AffinityChill AttackChill Attack/ResistanceChill Attack/SpeedChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChill Speed/ResistanceChilling SealClose CallCrafty FighterCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDaring FighterDazzling StaffDeadly BalanceDefense CantripDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDefense/Resistance RuseDeluge DanceDesperationDisarm TrapDive-BombDouble LionDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardGuard BearingHit and RunHoly War's EndKilling IntentKnock BackLancebreakerLight and DarkLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLull Attack/DefenseLull Attack/ResistanceLull Attack/SpeedLull Speed/DefenseLull Speed/ResistanceLungeMystic BoostNull C-DisruptNull Follow-Up‎ObstructOdd Follow-UpObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRaging StormRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalRepelResistance FeintRockslide DanceS DrinkSabotage AttackSabotage DefenseSabotage ResistanceSabotage SpeedSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Speed/DefenseSeal Speed/ResistanceShield PulseSolar BraceSoul of ZofiaSpecial FighterSpecial SpiralSpeed FeintSpeed/Defense LinkSpeed/Defense RuseSpeed/Resistance LinkSpeed/Resistance RuseSpurnSudden PanicSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful StaffYune's Whispers
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchArmored StrideAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAttack/Defense GapAttack/Defense OathAttack/Resistance GapAttack/Resistance OathAttack/Speed GapAttack/Speed OathAttack/Speed ReinAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast ExperienceBeast ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardDagger ExperienceDagger ValorDefense OpeningDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDefense/Resistance GapDefense/Resistance OathDistant GuardDivine FangDragon 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 ValorGround OrdersGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone BeastsHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedHuman VirtueInevitable DeathInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushInfantry HexbladeJoint Drive AttackJoint Drive ResistanceJoint Drive SpeedJoint Hone AttackJoint Hone DefenseJoint Hone ResistanceJoint Hone SpeedLance ExperienceLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyPanic SmokePulse SmokeRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance OpeningResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticRouse Attack/DefenseRouse Attack/ResistanceRouse Defense/ResistanceRouse Speed/DefenseRouse Speed/ResistanceSavage BlowSolitary DreamSpeed OpeningSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpeed/Defense OathSpeed/Defense ReinSpeed/Defense SnagSpeed/Resistance GapSpeed/Resistance SnagSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ExperienceStaff ValorSurtr's MenaceSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten Attack/DefenseThreaten Attack/ResistanceThreaten Attack/SpeedThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedTime's PulseUpheavalVision of ArcadiaWard ArmorWard BeastsWard CavalryWard DragonsWard FliersWith Everyone!
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense +Attack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack SmokeBlade SealBlaze DanceBoots SealBrash AssaultBrazen Attack/ResistanceBreath of LifeCharm SealChill AttackClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEarth DanceElixir SealEmbla's WardEven Resistance WaveFierce StanceFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGale DanceGuardian SealGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +Horn SealHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructPanic PloyPhantom ResistancePhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Resistance TacticRøkkrSavage BlowSeal AttackSeal SpeedSparkling BoostSpeed PloySpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Resistance BondSpeed SmokeSpur AttackSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad Ace AASquad Ace ABSquad Ace ACSquad Ace ADSquad Ace AESquad Ace AFSquad Ace AGSquad Ace AHSquad Ace AISquad Ace AJSquad Ace AKSquad Ace ALSquad 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 USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YSquad Ace ZThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedVeil SealWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost