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Eclipse (skill)

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Is wii eclipse.png
Icon of the Eclipse skill in Radiant Dawn.

Can neutralize an enemy's defenses and multiply the unit's strength by 5. Black Knight


Class (Mastery)




Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Eclipse (Japanese: 月光 Moonlight) is a offensive skill exclusive to Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is a modified version of the Luna skill which provides a 5x increase in strength as opposed to Luna's 3x increase, and in the Japanese version it simply shared the name of that skill. It is the mastery skill of the Black Knight; additionally, examination of the game's data has found that it is also the mastery skill of a variant of the Marshall class exclusive to General Zelgius of Begnion, with a complete unused skill animation. When Ike fights the Black Knight, it is highly advised that he be equipped with Nihil, as a hit from Eclipse is guaranteed to be fatal due to dealing 208 damage.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Radiant Dawn Is wii eclipse.png Multiplies the user's strength by 5 and treats the target as if it has 0 defense during the strike. (Skill)% 30 For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.


Radiant Dawn

Classes Black KnightMarshall (Zelgius variant only)

Flavor text

Game Text
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, NTSC-U, unused)
Can neutralize an
enemy's defenses and
do 5 times normal
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, PAL, unused)
Can neutralize an
enemy's defenses and
multiply the unit's
strength by 5.
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
(help, NTSC)
Can neutralize an enemy's defenses
and do 5 times normal damage.
Black Knight
Radiant Dawn
(help, PAL)
Can neutralize an enemy's defenses
and multiply the unit's strength by 5.
Black Knight


  • The NTSC-U description erroneously states for the Black Knight that it wields Luna instead of Eclipse. This error occurred due to Luna and Eclipse sharing the same Japanese name. This was corrected in the PAL release.
  • Eclipse deals the highest amount of raw damage in the entirety of Radiant Dawn - not taking into account weapon triangle, height or terrain bonuses, with Alondite on the Black Knight's base strength, it will deal 208 damage, more than enough to hypothetically kill anything in the game (including Ashera, who has the highest HP in the game at 120) in a single hit. The minimum possible damage it can deal is 191, if activated with a Slim Sword against a lance-wielding enemy.

Etymology and other languages

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


An astronomical phenomenon in which a planet, moon or other planetary object is positioned directly between the Sun and another object (usually the Earth) in such a way that its shadow at least partially blocks the view of the Sun.



Moonlight; the Japanese name of the Luna skill, of which it is an enhanced variant. Referred to as LUNA2 in its internal file name.















See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora