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Dragonskin

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Dragonskin

Is 3ds02 dragonskin.png
Icon of Dragonskin in Fates.


Halves damage taken, crits, and off. skills. Prevents lethal, poison, and counter skills.

Type(s)
  • Personal (Awakening and Fates)
  • Class (Echoes: Shadows of Valenta)
Game(s)

Dragonskin (Japanese: 竜鱗 Dragon Scales) is an enemy-exclusive combat skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Awakening. It is primarily used by draconic late-to-endgame bosses such as Grima and Anankos. It halves damage dealt to its bearer and negates the effects of certain skills. Its Fates version also weakens critical hits and certain other skills, whereas its Echoes: Shadows of Valentia incarnation only serves to halve damage dealt.

Data

In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 dragonskin.png Reduces all damage dealt to the user by 50%.
Negates Counter and Lethality.
-- -- --
Fates Is 3ds02 dragonskin.png Reduces all damage dealt to the user by 50%.
Negates Counter, Countermagic, Lethality, and out-of-combat damage such as Poison Strike.
Weakens critical hits and offensive skills by 50%.
-- -- Critical hits deal ×1.5 damage instead of ×3.
Sol and Aether heal 25% of damage dealt as HP instead of 50%.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill class.png Reduces all damage dealt to the user by 50%. -- -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Heroes Is feh dragonskin.png Nullifies bonus damage targeting flying units, and boosts user's Defense and Resistance by +4 each when enemy initiates combat. -- -- Cost: 300 SP
Heroes
(II)
Is feh dragonskin ii.png Nullifies bonus damage targeting flying units, and boosts user's Attack, Speed, Defense, and Resistance by +6 each when enemy either initiates combat or has 75% or higher HP at start of combat, and additionally neutralizes any skill-placed bonuses in place on target (i.e. those granted by a Fortify or Rally). -- -- Cost: 300 SP

Availability

Awakening

Unobtainable Exclusively used by Grima on all difficulties, Validar on Hard Mode and above, and enemies in Apotheosis on all difficulties.

Fates

Unobtainable Exclusively used by Garon, Takumi*, Gunter*, and Anankos on all difficulties.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Classes Fell Dragon

Heroes

Units Robin: Fell Vessel

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Dragonskin is present as a skill on two cards in Fire Emblem Cipher, albeit with different effects between the two:

  • Gunter's Dragonskin skill (B06-096R Traitorous Old Knight) protects him from being destroyed by the effects of skills or as the cost paid to activate a skill.
  • Grima's Dragonskin skill (B08-048R Baleful Dragon) increases her attack power by 20 points if her player controls more units than the opponent. This incentivizes the use of one of her other skills, "The Grimleal", which enhances the player's ability to deploy as many Risen at once as they can to keep their numbers high and trigger Dragonskin.

Flavor text

Game Text
(English)
Text
(Japanese)
Awakening Nullifies Lethality and Counter,
and more than halves damage.
??
Fates Halves damage taken, crits, and off. skills.
Prevents lethal, poison, and counter skills.
??
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Halves damage taken. ??
Heroes
(Dragonskin)
Neutralizes "effective against flying" bonuses.
If foe initiates combat, grants Def/Res+4 during
combat.
飛行特効無効
敵から攻撃された時、戦闘中、
守備、魔防+4
Heroes
(Dragonskin II)
Neutralizes "effective against flying" bonuses.
If foe initiates combat or if foe's HP ≥ 75%
at start of combat, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+6
to unit during combat and neutralizes
foe's bonuses (from skills like Fortify,
Rally, etc.).
飛行特効無効

敵から攻撃された時、または
戦闘開始時、敵のHPが75%以上の時、
戦闘中、攻撃、速さ、守備、魔防+6、かつ
戦闘中、敵の強化の+を無効にする
(無効になるのは、鼓舞や応援等の+効果)

Trivia

Etymology and other languages


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Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English

Dragonskin

--

Japanese

邪竜の鱗
竜鱗

• Evil Dragon's Scales. This name is used in Awakening, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, and Heroes.
• Dragon Scales. This name is used in Fates.

Spanish

Piel dragontina

Draconic skin

French

• Écailles dragon
• Écailles de dragon

• Dragon's scales; used in Awakening, Fates, and Heroes.
• Draon scales; used in Shadows of Valentia.

German

Drachenhaut

Dragonskin

Italian

Scaglie di drago

Dragon's scales

Portuguese
(Brazil)

Pele de dragão

Dragon's skin

Korean

사룡의 비늘

Evil dragon's scales

Traditional Chinese

邪龍之鱗

Evil dragon's scales

Gallery

References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow BurnVantage
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
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
Skills in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Combat arts AegisamiiboArchballistaArmorcrushArmor DisruptorAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDestrezaDouble LionDragonhazeDuelist SwordEarth's BoonEarth's KissEncloserFlambergeFoudroyantGrounderHeaven or HellHeavy DrawHexbladeHit and RunHunter's VolleyKnightkneelerLeonine PoiseLongearcheLunar FlashLungeMistdancerOverrunPavisePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseScendscaleShadow GambitShoveSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSpeculumSubdueSunderSwapTempest LanceThunderclapTigerstanceTrance ShotTriangle AttackVendettaWard ArrowWindsweepWrath Strike
Other skills AbsolveAnathemaAnti-ArmorAnti-CavalryAnti-FliersAntihexAnti-TerrorsApotropeBanishBowrange +Dark SpikesDefensiveDeicideDisciplineDivideDragonskinDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceLifetakerMagic +5MiracleNullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySoothing LightSophisticateTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfireWrath
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 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 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