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Fire Breath

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Fire Breath

Is ns02 fire breath.png
Icon of Fire Breath from Engage.

Flaming hot breath exhaled by dragons.

First game

Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem

Fire Breath (Japanese: 火のブレス Fire Breath) is a breath-type attack introduced in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem. In Mystery of the Emblem, Fire Breath is used by Fire Dragons, Wyverns, and Mage Dragons, both on the enemy side and while a Manakete is transformed into one of those forms with a Firestone, Wyvernstone, or Magestone. New Mystery of the Emblem has Fire Breath wielded, at least as a distinct item, exclusively by enemy Fire Dragons and Wyverns; it is, however, a variant of the attack usable by Manaketes in the form of a Firestone's or Wyvernstone's attack. Fire Breath dealt bonus damage to Ice Dragons in Mystery of the Emblem, a trait that was not carried over to the remake.

There are two variants of Fire Breath used in New Mystery of the Emblem. The only difference between the two is the range; one variant is melee-only in the same fashion as the Firestone and Wyvernstone, whereas the other has ranged capabilities in line with its original Mystery of the Emblem incarnation.

Fire Breath later reappeared in Heroes and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, in the latter classified as a monster weapon and possessing an effect that allows it to nullify defenses.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth WEXP Other effects and notes
Mystery of the Emblem Is snes01 fire breath.png 1 12 20 80 0 1–2 -- -- -- Deals bonus damage to Ice Dragons. If the target is of a human class, it is treated as if it has 0 defense.
New Mystery of the Emblem
(Melee-only variant)
Is ds fire breath.png -- 15 -- 85 0 1 -- -- 0 --
New Mystery of the Emblem
(Ranged variant)
Is ds fire breath.png -- 15 -- 85 0 1–2 -- -- 0 --
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 monster forecast.png Monster weapons 12 5 80 0 2–3 -- -- -- Negates the target's defense.
(Corrupted Wyrm variant)
Is ns02 fire breath.png Special D 12 5 100 0 1–3 -- -- -- Works as magical damage.
Negates the target's defense and resistance.
(Tiki variant)
Is ns02 divinestone.png Special D 10* 15 75 0 1 -- -- -- Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense.
User strikes last.
Cannot make follow-up attacks.
After user initiated combat, deals damage to foes in an area[what size?] around the target foe as if they had been attacked by Fire Breath.
Creates flames terrain on affected tiles.
Area-of-effect damage cannot be critical.
If the area-of-affect damage defeats a foe, no experience is given.
(Divine Paralogue 1 variants)
Is ns02 divinestone.png Special D 2~16* 15 75 0 1 -- -- -- Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense.
User strikes last.
Cannot make follow-up attacks.
After user initiated combat, deals damage to foes in an area[what size?] around the target foe as if they had been attacked by Fire Breath.
Creates flames terrain on affected tiles.
Area-of-effect damage cannot be critical.
If the area-of-affect damage defeats a foe, no experience is given.

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Type Might Range SP cost Refine cost Prerequisites Unusable by Inheritable Other effects and notes
Is feh skill weapon.png Breaths 6 1 50 -- -- -- --


Mystery of the Emblem

Transformation Usable by Bantu when transformed into a Fire Dragon
Usable by Tiki when transformed into a Fire Dragon, Wyvern, or Mage Dragon

New Mystery of the Emblem

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by enemy Fire Dragons and Wyverns.

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by enemy Fire Dragons

Archanea Saga

Unobtainable Wielded exclusively by Brzak


Unobtainable Exclusively wielded by enemy Corrupted Wyrms and Phantom Wyrms.


Method Data
Unit (★★★) Bantu: Tiki's GuardianCorrin: Fateful PrincessFae: Divine DragonGaron: King of NohrKana: Dragon SpawnNowi: Eternal YouthTiki: Naga's Voice
Unit (★★★★) Ena: Autumn TacticianKana: Rising DragonKana: Rising SunlightKurthnaga: Autumn GoldoanNaga: Harvest DivinityNils: Wandering Star
Unit (★★★★★) Alear: Awoken DivinityAlear: Engaging FireAnankos: Seething SilenceCorrin: Bloodbound BeastCorrin: Celestial SorcererCorrin: Child of DuskCorrin: Dream PrinceCorrin: Dream PrincessCorrin: Silent BloodlineCorrin: Starry SeerCorrin: Wailing SoulDheginsea: Harvest GoldoanDuma: God of StrengthDuma: Strength and LoveFae: Childlike DragonFae: Holiday DearIdunn: Dark PriestessIdunn: Divine DemonIdunn: Dragonkin DuoKana: Dragon PrincessLilith: Astral DaughterLilith: Silent BroodlingLumera: In Distant SkiesMedeus: Earth-Dragon KingMila: Goddess of LoveMúspell: Flame GodMúspell: Raging InfernoMyrrh: Adored DragonMyrrh: Great DragonMyrrh: Guardian DragonMyrrh: Spooky MonsterMyrrh: Spring HarmonyNaga: Dragon DivinityNagi: Dragon AvatarNah: Little MissNifl: God of IceNifl: Tropical Ice GodNils: Bright BardNinian: Frozen HeartNinian: Ice-Dragon OracleNinian: Oracle of DestinyRhea: Immaculate OneRhea: Loving MatriarchRhea: Witch of CreationRobin: Fall ReincarnationRobin: Fall VesselRobin: Fell ReincarnationRobin: Fell TacticianRobin: Fell VesselSeiros: Saint of LegendSothis: Bound-Spirit DuoSothis: Girl on the ThroneSothis: Silver SpecterTiki: Awakened BloodTiki: Beachside ScionTiki: Bridal ReflectionsTiki: Dragon ScionTiki: Fated DivinityTiki: Harmonic HopeTiki: Legendary DragonTiki: Torpid DragonYmir: Life-Mother

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Game Text
New Mystery of the Emblem
Flaming hot breath exhaled by dragons.*
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Intense dragon breath
that bypasses defenses.
A scorching breath attack. Ignores
foe's Def/Res.
(Tiki variant)
Strikes foes in area at half Def. Sets
area on fire. Cannot follow up, or
strike first if initiating combat.

Etymology and other languages

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

Fire Breath




Fire Breath; rendered as ひのブレス in Mystery of the Emblem.


Aliento de fuego

Fire breath

(Latin America)

Soplo de fuego

Fire breath


• Souffle de feu
• Souffle brûlant

• Fire breath; used in most games.
• Burning breath; used in Heroes.



Fire breath


• Soffio igneo
• Soffio di fuoco

• Fiery breath; used in Shadows of Valentia and Engage.
• Fire breath; used in Heroes.



Fire breath


Sopro de fogo

Fire breath


불의 브레스

Fire breath

Simplified Chinese


Fire breath

Traditional Chinese


Fire breath


Non-human weapons
Breaths Astral BreathFog BreathDark BreathDraconic RageDragon BreathExpirationFire BreathFlametongueIce BreathMage Breath
Stones BeastruneBeaststoneBeaststone+ShadowstoneDivinestoneDragonstoneDragonstone+EarthstoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Judge weapons Judge
Laguz weapons BeakBreathClawFangGreat BeakGreat FangGreat TalonTalon
Automaton weapons Big SawSaw
Monster attacks Blighted ClawsBlighted TalonsBone SwordClawsClubCrimson EyeDemon LightDemon SurgeEvil EyeFangsFiery FangFire BreathGauntletHellfangLethal TalonMassive RockNightmareNumbing ClawsRavagerRockScytheShackled FistShadowshotSharp ClawStoneStone ShardTackleTalonsTentacleVenin ClawsWater BreathWretched Air
Crest Stones Artificial Crest Stone LArtificial Crest Stone SBlest Crest Stone ShardChalice of BloodCracked Crest StoneCrest of Flames PowerCrest Stone (Beast)Crest Stone (Chevalier)Crest Stone (Gautier)Crest Stone of IndechCrest Stone of MacuilCrest Stone of SeirosCrest Stone ShardDark Stone (Bird)Dark Stone (Crawler)Dark Stone (Wolf)Giant Artificial Crest StoneLost Crest StoneLost Crest Stone (Large)Pointy Artificial Crest StoneReal Seiros Crest StoneTwin-Crest Power
Weapons in Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Swords ArmorslayerBroken SwordDevil SwordFalchionIron SwordKilling EdgeLadybladeLevin SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordslayerWyrmslayer
Lances Broken LanceGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceRidersbaneSilver LanceSlim LanceSteel Lance
Axes Broken AxeDevil AxeHand AxeIron AxeSilver AxeSteel Axe
Bows Broken BowIron BowKiller BowParthiaSilver BowSteel Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneCutting GaleDulamElfireExcaliburFireImhulluMeteorNosferatuStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Breaths Dark BreathFire BreathFog BreathIce Breath
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AnewAumBarrierFortifyHammerneHealMendPhysicRecoverRescueSilenceThiefUnlockWarpWatch
Weapons in Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem
Swords ArmorslayerBamboo SwordBlunt SwordBrave SwordCecil's SwordDevil SwordFalchionGlass SwordIron SwordKilling EdgeLadybladeLevin SwordLuke's SwordMeisterschwertMercuriusOgma's BladePure SwordQuick SwordRapierSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordslayerWo DaoWyrmslayer
Lances Brave LanceCamus's PikeDragonpikeDraug's LanceFlycatcherGradivusIron LanceJavelinKiller LanceLaundry PoleQuick LanceRidersbaneRoderick's LanceSilver LanceSpearSteel LanceWing Spear
Axes Barst's AxeBordcord AxeBrave AxeDevil AxeFrying PanGlass AxeHammerHand AxeHauteclereHit AxeImmortal AxeIron AxeKiller AxeLegion's AxePoleaxQuick AxeSilver AxeSteel AxeTomahawk
Bows Brave BowClarisse's BowCleave BowGlass BowGordin's BowIron BowKiller BowLongbowParthiaQuick BowRyan's BowSilver BowSteel BowToy Bow
Tomes AuraBlizzardBolganoneCutting GaleElfireEmberExcaliburFireGlowerImhulluMerric's TomeMeteorNosferatuReese's TomeSleetStarlightSwarmThoronThunder
Dragonstones DivinestoneFirestoneIcestoneMagestoneWyvernstone
Breaths Dark BreathFire BreathIce BreathMage Breath
Ballistae ArrowspateHoistflammePachydermStonehoistThunderbolt
Staves AnewAumDefense StaffFortifyGlass StaffHammerneHealMendOrdinary StaffPhysicRecoverRescueSilenceSpeed StaffStrength StaffThiefUnlockWardWarpWrys's Staff
Weapons in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Swords AstraBeloved ZofiaBinding BladeBlessed SwordBrave SwordExalted FalchionFalchionGolden DaggerIlwoonIron SwordLadybladeLightning SwordMercuriusParallel FalchionRagnellRapierRoyal SwordRusted SwordSeven SwordDLCShadow SwordSilver SwordSteel SwordSwordVenin SwordWarrior's SwordDLCYatoZweihänder
Lances Blessed LanceClair's LanceDLCClive's LanceDLCDuma's LanceEmperor LanceFernand's LanceDLCGradivusIron LanceJavelinKriemhildLanceRhomphaiaRidersbaneRusted LanceSaunionSilver LanceSolSteel LanceTrainee's LanceDLCVenin LanceWayward LanceDLC
Axes AxeDevil AxeRusted AxeSplitting AxeVenin Axe
Bows Blessed BowBowIron BowKiller BowLongbowLunaMila's BowParthiaPython's BowDLCRadiant BowRusted BowSilver BowSteel BowVenin Bow
Black Magic AuraDeathExcaliburFireMedusaMiasmaMireNosferatuOcular BeamOculusRagnarokSagittaeSeraphimThunder
White Magic AnewConjureEntrapExpelFortifyFreezeInvokeLemegetonDLCPhysicRecoverRescueRestoreDLCRewarpSilenceWardDLCWarp
Other Bone SwordClawsClubExpirationFangsFire BreathNumbing ClawsScytheTackleTalonsTentacleVenin ClawsWater Breath
Weapons in Fire Emblem Engage
Swords ArmorslayerBinding BladeBiting BladeBlutgangBrave SwordCaladbolgDual KatanaFalchionFólkvangrGeorgiosIron BladeIron SwordKilling EdgeLancereaverLevin SwordLibérationLight BrandLyrátionMani KattiMercuriusNoble RapierOligoludiaParallel FalchionRagnellRapierRuneswordSieglindeSilver BladeSilver SwordSlim SwordSteel BladeSteel SwordTyrfingWakizashiWille GlanzWind SwordWo DaoWyrmslayerYato
Lances AreadbharBrave LanceBrionacIron GreatlanceIron LanceFensalirFlame LanceJavelinKiller LanceLúinMaster LanceReprésaillesRidersbaneSiegmundSilver GreatlanceSilver LanceSlim LanceSpearSteel GreatlanceSteel LanceSwirlanceVenomous
Axes ArmadsAymrBolt AxeCamilla's AxeCompact AxeFragarachHammerHand AxeHurricane AxeIron AxeIron GreataxeLollichopNóatúnPoleaxeRevancheSilver AxeSilver GreataxeSteel AxeSteel GreataxeTomahawkUkonvasaraUrvanWolf Beil
Bows CroissbowFailnaughtIron BowKiller BowLendabairLongbowMaster BowMini BowMulagirParthiaRadiant BowSilver BowSteel Bow
Knives CarnwenhanCinquedeaConfectioknifeIron DaggerKardMisericordePeshkatzShort KnifeSilver DaggerSteel DaggerStiletto
Tomes BolganoneBoltingCataclysmÉlivágarElfireElsurgeElthunderElwindExcaliburFireHliðskjálfLightningMeteorNosferatuNovaObscuritéRagnarokRexcaliburSeraphimShineSurgeThaniTiramistormThoronThunderWind
Staves Divine BlessingDivine Blessing+EntrapFortifyFortify+FractureFreezeHealIllumeMendNodusObstructPhysicRecoverReflectRescueRestoreRewarpSilenceTreatWarp
Arts Divine Fist ArtDragon's FistFlashing Fist ArtInitiate ArtIron-Body ArtScrollcakeShielding ArtSilver-Spirit ArtSteel-Hand ArtVajra-Mushti
Special Dark BreathDisengageDragon FangEternal ClawFangsFell AssaultFell SurgeFire BreathFireballFlame BreathFlame CannonFreezing BreathFog BreathHowling BeamIce BreathIceballTail SmashWhirling Death
Cannonballs Armor BlastBreak BlastEldritch BlastFreeze BlastHoly BlastMagic BlastMighty BlastPiercing BlastRider BlastSilence BlastStandard BlastTornado BlastWyrm Blast
Breath skills in Heroes
Basic breath skills Fire BreathFire Breath+Flametongue
Breath skills with secondary effects Arcane GrimaBlackfire BreathDark BreathDragon's StoneGlittering BreathLantern BreathLight BreathLightning BreathNew-Sun StonePale BreathSerenity BreathSurprise BreathUmbra BurstWater Breath
Personal breath skills Astral BreathAurora BreathAwoken BreathBreath of BlightBreath of FlameBreath of FogBrutal BreathChilled BreathDazzling BreathDemonic BreathDew DragonstoneDivine BreathDivine MistDivine One's ArtsDraconic RageDragon's FistDusk DragonstoneEerie ScriptureEnveloping BreathEternal BreathEthereal BreathEverliving BreathExpirationFaithful BreathFell BreathFlamelick BreathFrost BreathFrostbite BreathFrostfire BreathGhostly LanternsGloom BreathGodly BreathGreat FlameLilac-Jade BreathLoving BreathMonarch's StoneMoonless BreathMoonlight StoneMoonstrike BreathNurturing BreathOracle's BreathPrimordial BreathPurifying BreathRazing BreathRemote BreathRevealing BreathRuinous FrostSavage BreathScalding BreathShadow BreathSilent BreathSilent PowerSnow's GraceSpirit BreathStarlight StoneSublime SurgeSummer's BreathSun DragonstoneTwin DivinestoneVallastoneWitch BreathWizened BreathZephyr Breath