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The First Blood (Japanese: 神祖竜の血 Divine Ancestral Dragon's Blood) is an item that debuted in Fire Emblem Fates through the downloadable content episode Hidden Truths 2. When consumed, this item gives any unit the ability to use Dragon Veins.
The ability to access Dragon Veins stems from possessing the bloodline of the ancient First Dragons, who once empowered humans with drops of their own blood. The First Blood item is a sample of the blood of Anankos, which gives this power to those who drink the blood. In Hidden Truths 2, Anankos provided his blood to Odin, Selena, and Laslow to allow them to temporarily use Dragon Veins to fight off an ambush from Vallite forces while they were in Valla.
|Game||Icon||Uses||Worth||Effects and notes|
|Fates||1||0|| Permanently enables the user to activate Dragon Veins.|
Cannot be used by bonus units.
|Event||Hidden Truths 2, clear chapter|
|Inventory||Hidden Truths 2: Selena • Odin • Laslow|
Etymology and other languages
|Names, etymology and in other regions|
|Language||Name||Definition, etymology and notes|
|English||First Blood||Refers to the First Dragons.|
|First Dragon Blood||Popularly known by this name prior to English release.|
|Japanese||神祖竜の血||Divine Ancestral Dragon's Blood|
- "Once dragons fought against each
Other using humans as pawns
They empowered their pawns
With drops of their own blood
In time the dragonblooded humans
Became royalty even as the
Dragons descended into beasthood" - Ancient Texts, Fire Emblem Fates
- "I shall bestow my blood upon you. If you drink it, the blood of the First Dragons will flow through you. This will allow you to temporarily activate the Dragon Veins." - Anankos, Fire Emblem Fates