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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, 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 -- --

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

Heroes

Death Blow 1

Units Alfonse: Prince of AskrAlfonse: Spring PrinceCamilla: Tropical BeautyCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritDimitri: The ProtectorEffie: Army of OneEirika: Anamnesis LadyElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightEliwood: Marquess PheraeHawkeye: Desert GuardianKatarina: Wayward OneKlein: Silver NoblemanLaevatein: Bonfire's BlazeL'Arachel: Harvest PrincessLucina: Glorious ArcherLyn: Lady of the BeachNino: 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 BeautyCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritDimitri: The ProtectorEffie: Army of OneElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightHawkeye: Desert GuardianKlein: Silver NoblemanReinhardt: 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 BeautyCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritDimitri: The ProtectorEffie: Army of OneElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightHawkeye: Desert GuardianKlein: Silver NoblemanReinhardt: 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 Knight
(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
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
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 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
Abilities in Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Class and skill level abilities Personal abilities
Bonus damage abilities Armored Effect NullCavalry Effect NullDragon Effect NullFlying Effect NullMonster Effect Null --
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 FighterGuardianInfirmary 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 - ConfidenceDistinguished HouseFighting SpiritHunter's BoonLady KnightLone WolfOfficer DutyPersecution ComplexPhilandererRivalryStaunch ShieldSurvival InstinctVeteran KnightWatchful Eye
Turn-related abilities Alert StanceArmored BlowBattalion DesperationBattalion VantageBattalion WrathDarting BlowDeath BlowDesperationFiendish BlowPoison StrikeQuick RiposteVantageWarding BlowWrath Blade BreakerStaunch 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 AegisCantoDanceFireHealLethalityLocktouchMiasma ΔMiraclePassPaviseStealStealthTerrain ResistanceUnarmed Combat
Enemy-exclusive abilities 10 ElitesAnchorAgarthan TechnologyAncient DragonskinAncient Dragon WrathAnti-Magic ArmorBarrierBlack Magic Uses x4CommanderCounterattackCursed PowerDark Magic Uses x4Divine Dragon HornDragon-Scale WallGeneralGiant WingsEnclosing WallHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindMighty King of LegendMurderous IntentNoncombatantPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Aether Raids-Defensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Attack/ResistanceAether Raids-Defensive Speed/DefenseAether Raids-Defensive Speed/ResistanceAether Raids-Offensive Attack/DefenseAether Raids-Offensive Attack/SpeedAether Raids-Offensive Speed/ResistanceArmored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/Defense PushAttack/Defense SoloAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/Resistance SoloAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed FormAttack/Speed PushBlue Duel FlyingBlue Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceBrazen Speed/DefenseClose 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 ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeOstian CounterRed Duel FlyingRed Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSorcery BladeSpeed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/Defense FormSpeed/Defense SoloSpeed/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 LinkAttack/Speed RuseAxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBinding ShieldBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCaldera DanceCancel AffinityChill AttackChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedChilling SealCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDazzling StaffDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDefense/Resistance RuseDeluge DanceDesperationDisarm TrapDouble LionDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingFreezing SealGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKilling IntentKnock BackLancebreakerLight and DarkLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLull Attack/DefenseLull Attack/SpeedLull Speed/DefenseLungeMystic BoostNull C-DisruptNull Follow-Up‎Odd Follow-UpObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalResistance FeintRockslide DanceS DrinkSabotage AttackSabotage DefenseSabotage ResistanceSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Speed/DefenseShield PulseSolar BraceSpecial FighterSpeed FeintSpeed/Defense LinkSpeed/Resistance LinkSpeed/Resistance RuseSudden PanicSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful StaffYune's Whispers
Type C skills Air OrdersArmor MarchAttack OpeningAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAttack/Resistance GapAttack/Resistance OathAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBeast ExperienceBeast ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeChaos NamedClose GuardDagger ValorDefense OpeningDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDistant 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 VirtueInfantry FlashInfantry PulseInfantry RushInfantry HexbladeJoint Hone AttackJoint Hone SpeedLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WaveOdd Speed WaveOstia's PulsePanic PloyPanic SmokePulse SmokeRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance OpeningResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticRouse Attack/DefenseSavage BlowSolitary DreamSpeed 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 SpeedTime's PulseUpheavalVision of ArcadiaWard 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 LifeChill AttackClose DefenseDarting StanceDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEarth DanceEmbla's WardEven Resistance WaveFierce 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 TacticRøkkrSavage 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 USquad Ace VSquad Ace WSquad Ace XSquad Ace YThreaten AttackThreaten Attack/SpeedThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost