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Death Blow

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This article is about the skill first present in Fates. For the combat art from Shadows of Valentia, see Death Blow (combat art).
Death Blow

Is ns01 death blow.png
Icon of the Death Blow ability in Three Houses.


If unit initiates combat, grants Str +6 during combat.

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 individual tiers are 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 PrinceAnnand: Knight-DefenderBrunnya: Devoted GeneralCamilla: Tropical BeautyCatherine: Thunder KnightCharlotte: Wily WarriorCelica: Warrior PriestessDelthea: Free SpiritDimitri: The ProtectorDimitri: Savior KingEffie: Army of OneEirika: Anamnesis LadyElincia: Lost PrincessEliwood: Blazing KnightEliwood: Marquess PheraeFaye: Drawn HeartstringFelix: Icy Gift GiverHawkeye: Desert GuardianKatarina: Wayward OneKlein: Silver NoblemanLaevatein: Bonfire's BlazeL'Arachel: Harvest PrincessLucina: Glorious Archer Luthier: Odd WayfarerLyn: Lady of the BeachLysithea: Child ProdigyNino: Pale FlowerOphelia: Dramatic HeroineReginn: Bearing HopeReinhardt: Lightning's RondoReinhardt: Thunder's SwordRoy: Youthful GiftsSiegbert: Future KingTibarn: Lord of the AirUrsula: Blue Crow
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials+ March 2020: 20,000 points
Sacred Seal Forge (Creation) Requires 100 Scarlet Badge, 20 Great Scarlet Badge, and 40 Is feh sacred coin.png

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)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 Scarlet Badge, 60 Great Scarlet Badge, 50 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Death Blow 1 seal

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)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 1000 Scarlet Badge, 400 Great Scarlet Badge, 60 Is feh sacred coin.png, and the Death Blow 2 seal

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
Heroes
(Death Blow 1)
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+2 during
combat.
自分から攻撃した時、戦闘中の攻撃+2
Heroes
(Death Blow 2)
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+4 during
combat.
自分から攻撃した時、戦闘中の攻撃+4
Heroes
(Death Blow 3)
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+6 during
combat.
自分から攻撃した時、戦闘中の攻撃+6
Heroes
(Death Blow 4)
If unit initiates combat, grants Atk+8 during
combat.
自分から攻撃した時、戦闘中の攻撃+8

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
  • Golpe mortal
  • Imminent death; used in Fates and Three Houses.
  • Mortal blow; used in Heroes.
French

Coup fatal

Death blow

German

Voll ins Schwarze

Bullseye (literally, "fully into the black")

Italian

Colpo mortale

Death blow

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Golpe mortal

Mortal 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

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 +ImmobilizeImmune 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 WallEnclosing WallEnhanced FortitudeEssence BarrierGeneralGiant WingsHeavily Armored WallImmune StatusInfinite MagicKeen IntuitionMagic BindManifest PhantomMighty King of LegendNoncombatantPath of the ConquerorPoisonSurging LightTwin CrestsUmbral LeechUnsealable MagicVital DefenseWhite Magic Uses x4
Type A passive skills in Heroes
Aether Raids skills AR-D Atk/DefAR-D Atk/ResAR-D Atk/SpdAR-D Def/ResAR-D Spd/DefAR-D Spd/ResAR-O Atk/DefAR-O Atk/SpdAR-O Spd/Res
Bonus damage skills Ashera's ChosenDragonskinDragoon ShieldGrani's ShieldIote's ShieldSvalinn Shield
Counter-attack skills Close CounterClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDistant CounterDistant FoilDistant PressureDistant StanceDistant WardOstian Counter
Proximity skills Ashera's ChosenAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Def UnityAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res SoloAtk/Res UnityAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd FormAtk/Spd SoloAtk/Spd UnityDef/Res BondDef/Res FormDef/Res SoloLaws of SacaeSorcery BladeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def FormSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res Solo
Stat boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def CatchAtk/Def IdealAtk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/Res CatchAtk/Res IdealAtk/Res PushAtk/SpdAtk/Spd CatchAtk/Spd IdealAtk/Spd PushB Duel CavalryB Duel FlyingB Duel InfantryBonus DoublerBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResC Duel CavalryC Duel FlyingC Duel InfantryDefense +Def/Res CatchDef/Res IdealDef/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant ResDefiant SpdDistant PressureDragoon ShieldEarth BoostFire BoostFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResFuryG Duel CavalryG Duel FlyingG Duel InfantryHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdLife and DeathR Duel CavalryR Duel FlyingR Duel InfantryResistance +ScendscaleSpeed +Spd/DefSpd/ResTriangle AdeptWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing BlowBracing StanceClose DefClose FoilClose ReversalClose WardDarting BlowDarting BreathDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefDistant FoilDistant WardDragonskinFierce BreathFierce StanceKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeMirror ImpactMirror StanceMirror StrikeShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady ImpactSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy ImpactSturdy StanceSurge SparrowSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHeavy BladeMila's Turnwheel
Sacred Seal skills in Heroes
Debuffing skills Atk FeintAtk PloyAtk SmokeChill AtkChill DefChill ResChill SpdDef FeintDef PloyDef SmokePanic PloyRes FeintRes PloyRes SmokeSeal AtkSpd FeintSeal SpdSpd PloySpd Smoke
Follow-up strike skills Brash AssaultDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileQuick Riposte
Healing skills Breath of LifeLive to ServeMystic BoostRenewal
Mobility skills AerobaticsAir OrdersArmor MarchArmored BootsFlier FormationFlier GuidanceGuidanceObstruct
Proximity skills Armor MarchAtk SmokeAtk/Def BondAtk/Def FormAtk/Def SoloAtk/Res BondAtk/Res FormAtk/Res SoloAtk/Spd BondAtk/Spd SoloBreath of LifeClose GuardDef TacticDef/Res BondDef/Res SoloDistant GuardDrive AtkDrive DefDrive ResDrive SpdHone AtkHone BeastsHone DragonsHone SpdInfantry RushRes TacticSavage BlowSorcery BladeSpd TacticSpd SmokeSpd/Def BondSpd/Def SoloSpd/Res BondSpd/Res FormSpd/Res SoloSpur AtkSpur Atk/DefSpur Atk/SpdSpur DefSpur Def/ResSpur ResSpur SpdThreaten AtkThreaten DefThreaten ResThreaten SpdWard BeastsWard Dragons
Squad Ace skills Squad 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 AMSquad Ace ANSquad Ace AOSquad Ace APSquad Ace AQSquad Ace ARSquad Ace ASSquad Ace ATSquad Ace AUSquad Ace AVSquad Ace AWSquad Ace AXSquad Ace AYSquad Ace AZSquad 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 Z
Stat-boosting skills Attack +Attack/Def +Atk/Def PushAttack/ResAtk/SpdBlaze DanceBrazen Atk/DefBrazen Atk/ResBrazen Atk/SpdBrazen Def/ResBrazen Spd/DefBrazen Spd/ResDefense +Def/ResDefiant AtkDefiant DefDefiant SpdEarth BoostEarth DanceFire BoostFortify DefFortify ResFortress DefFort. Def/ResFortress ResGale DanceHP +HP/AtkHP/DefHP/ResHP/SpdInitiate Seal AtkInitiate Seal DefInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResInitiate Seal SpdLife and DeathResistance +Res OpeningSpeed +Spd OpeningSpd/DefSpd/ResTorrent DanceWater BoostWind Boost
Turn-related skills Armored BlowBlade SessionBracing StanceBreath of LifeClose DefDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDistant DefEven Atk WaveEven Def WaveEven Res WaveEven Spd WaveFierce StanceKestrel StanceMirror StrikeMirror StanceOdd Def WavePoison StrikeQuick RiposteSavage BlowShield SessionSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady PostureSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSwift SparrowSwift StanceWarding BlowWarding Stance
Miscellaneous skills Flashing BladeHardy BearingHeavy BladeIote's ShieldPhantom ResPhantom SpdQuickened Pulse
Enemy-exclusive skills Blade SealBoots SealCharm SealElixir SealEmbla's WardGuardian SealGullinburstiHorn SealMúspellflameNiðavellir AxiomRøkkrVeil Seal