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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 (Echoes).

Death Blow

Is 3ds death blow.png
Icon of the Death Blow skill in Fates.

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 Oni-god's Strike) 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 three-tiered type A passive skill (whose individiual tiers are known as Death Blow 1, Death Blow 2, and Death Blow 3 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

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds death blow.png +20 critical rate when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- --
Heroes
(Death Blow 1)
Is feh death blow 1.png +2 Attack when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- --
Heroes
(Death Blow 2)
Is feh death blow 2.png +4 Attack when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- --
Heroes
(Death Blow 3)
Is feh death blow 3.png +6 Attack when activated. 100%, if user initiates the attack -- --

Availability

Fates

Classes Oni Chieftain (Learned from Level 5 and up)

Heroes

Units AlfonseEffieHawkeyeUrsula (50 SP)

Other appearances

TCG Fire Emblem 0 (Cipher)

Death Blow is present as a skill on one card in TCG Fire Emblem 0 (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

Gallery

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Death Blow --
English
(unofficial)
Ogre Strike Popularly known by this name prior to the English release.
Japanese 鬼神の一撃 Oni-god's Strike
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

References

See also

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