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Dancing Blade

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Dancing Blade

Is 3ds02 dancing blade.png
Icon of the Dancing Blade skill in Fates.

This light-footed fighting style grants Spd+3 but Def-1.

Type(s)
  • Class (Fates)
  • Passive (Type A) (Heroes)
Game(s)

Dancing Blade (Japanese: 柔剣 Gentle Blade), known as Flashing Blade in Heroes, is a skill which debuted in Fire Emblem Fates. In Fates, it is a class skill associated with the Lodestar class. It grants a sizable boost to the user's speed at the slight cost of a point of defense.

In Heroes, the individual tiers of the skill are known as Flashing Blade 1, Flashing Blade 2, and Flashing Blade 3 in order from lowest to highest. Units with a Flashing Blade skill, if faster than their target, accelerate the cooldown for their special skills with each strike they make; the Speed threshold required for activation is affected by the skill's tier.

Data

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Fates Is 3ds02 dancing blade.png +3 speed, -1 defense when equipped. -- -- --
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 1)
Is feh flashing blade 1.png If user's Speed is 5 points higher than target's, the user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle. -- -- Cost: 60 SP
Infantry and Armored units only
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 2)
Is feh flashing blade 2.png If user's Speed is 3 point higher than target's, the user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle. -- -- Cost: 120 SP
Infantry and Armored units only
Heroes
(Flashing Blade 3)
Is feh flashing blade 3.png If user's Speed is 1 point higher than target's, the user's special cooldown counter goes down by 2 instead of 1 during battle. -- -- Cost: 240 SP
Infantry and Armored units only

Availability

Fates

Units amiibo interaction: Marth
Classes Lodestar (Learned from Level 1 and up)

Heroes

Flashing Blade 1

Units Mia: Lady of Blades
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Tempest Trials+ July 2018: 20,000 points

Flashing Blade 2

Units Mia: Lady of Blades
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 200 regular Azure Badges, 60 Great Azure Badges, 50 Sacred Coins, and the Flashing Blade 1 seal.

Flashing Blade 3

Units Mia: Lady of Blades
(Rarity requirements vary per character)
Sacred Seal Forge (Enhancement) Requires 400 regular Azure Badges, 1,000 Great Azure Badges, 100 Sacred Coins, and the Flashing Blade 2 seal

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Dancing Blade
• Flashing Blade
• Named after Marth's and Lucina's side special move, Dancing Blade, in the Super Smash Bros. series. This reference was added in localization, as the skill's Japanese name is different from the Smash move's Japanese name. This name is used in Fates.
• This name is used in Heroes.
Japanese 柔剣 Gentle Blade
Spanish Danza del Sable Dance of the Saber
French Épée dansante Dancing sword
German Tanz-Klinge Dance-Blade
Italian Lame danzanti Dancing blade

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References

See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker ---
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodTriple ThreatShuriken Mastery
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield ---
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 CauseSisterhoodSupportiveVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienPlaythingsRallying CryFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRose'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 CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissance
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 +10Hit/Avoid +20ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Passive skills in Heroes
Type A skills Armored BlowAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack/Defense BondAttack/ResistanceAttack/Resistance BondAttack/SpeedAttack/Speed BondAttack/Speed PushBracing BlowBracing StanceBrazen Attack/DefenseBrazen Attack/ResistanceBrazen Attack/SpeedBrazen Defense/ResistanceClose CounterClose DefenseDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDefense +Defiant AttackDefiant DefenseDefiant ResistanceDefiant SpeedDistant CounterDistant DefenseDragonskinEarth BoostFierce StanceFire BoostFlashing BladeFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceFuryGrani's ShieldHeavy BladeHP +HP/AttackHP/DefenseHP/ResistanceHP/SpeedIote's ShieldKestrel StanceLaws of SacaeLife and DeathMirror StanceMirror StrikeResistance +Speed +Speed/DefenseSpeed/Defense BondSpeed/ResistanceSpeed/Resistance BondSteady BlowSteady BreathSteady StanceSturdy BlowSturdy StanceSvalinn ShieldSwift SparrowSwift StanceSwift StrikeTriangle AdeptWarding BlowWarding BreathWarding StanceWater BoostWind Boost
Type B skills AerobaticsAttack/Defense LinkAxebreakerBeorc's BlessingBlaze DanceBlue TomebreakerBold FighterBowbreakerBrash AssaultBushidoCancel AffinityChill AttackChill DefenseChill ResistanceChill SpeedCrusader's WardDaggerbreakerDazzling StaffDefense FeintDefense/Resistance LinkDesperationDrag BackDull CloseDull RangedEarth DanceEscape RouteFireflood DanceFirestorm DanceFlier FormationFollow-Up RingGale DanceGeyser DanceGreen TomebreakerGuardHit and RunKnock BackLancebreakerLive for BountyLive for HonorLive to ServeLungeObstructPassPoison StrikeQuick RiposteRecover RingRed TomebreakerRenewalRockslide DanceS DrinkSacae's BlessingSeal AttackSeal Attack/DefenseSeal Attack/SpeedSeal DefenseSeal Defense/ResistanceSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedShield PulseSolar BraceSpeed FeintSwordbreakerTorrent DanceVantageVengeful FighterWarp PowderWary FighterWatersweepWindsweepWings of MercyWrathWrathful Staff
Type C skills Armor MarchAttack PloyAttack SmokeAttack TacticAxe ExperienceAxe ValorBlue Tome ExperienceBlue Tome ValorBow ExperienceBow ValorBreath of LifeDagger ValorDefense PloyDefense SmokeDefense TacticDistant GuardDragon ValorDrive AttackDrive DefenseDrive ResistanceDrive SpeedEven Speed WaveFlier GuidanceFortify ArmorFortify CavalryFortify DefenseFortify DragonsFortify FliersFortify ResistanceGoad ArmorGoad CavalryGoad DragonsGoad FliersGreen Tome ExperienceGreen Tome ValorGuidanceHone ArmorHone AttackHone CavalryHone DragonsHone FliersHone SpeedInfantry PulseInfantry RushLance ValorOdd Attack WaveOdd Defense WaveOdd Resistance WavePanic PloyRed Tome ExperienceRed Tome ValorResistance PloyResistance SmokeResistance TacticSavage BlowSpeed PloySpeed SmokeSpeed TacticSpur AttackSpur Attack/DefenseSpur Attack/ResistanceSpur Attack/SpeedSpur DefenseSpur Defense/ResistanceSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSpur Speed/DefenseSpur Speed/ResistanceStaff ValorSword ExperienceSword ValorThreaten AttackThreaten DefenseThreaten ResistanceThreaten SpeedWard ArmorWard CavalryWard DragonsWard Fliers
Sacred Seals Armored BootsAttack PloyAttack +Attack/Defense +Attack SmokeBrash AssaultBreath of LifeClose DefenseDefense PloyDefense +Defense TacticDeflect MagicDeflect MeleeDeflect MissileDistant DefenseDrive AttackDrive DefenseEarth DanceEmbla's WardFlashing BladeFlier FormationFortify DefenseFortify ResistanceFortress DefenseFortress ResistanceGuidanceHardy BearingHeavy BladeHone AttackHone SpeedHP +HP/ResistanceInitiate Seal AttackInitiate Seal DefenseInitiate Seal HPInitiate Seal ResistanceInitiate Seal SpeedIote's ShieldLive to ServeMúspellflameObstructOstia's PulsePanic PloyPhantom SpeedPoison StrikeQuick RiposteQuickened PulseResistance PloyResistance +Resistance TacticSavage BlowSeal AttackSeal SpeedSpeed PloySpeed +Speed SmokeSpur AttackSpur DefenseSpur ResistanceSpur SpeedSquad Ace ASquad Ace BSquad Ace CSquad Ace DSquad Ace ESquad Ace FSquad Ace GSquad Ace HSquad Ace ISquad Ace JSquad Ace KSquad Ace LSquad Ace MThreaten AttackThreaten Speed