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Foudroyant Strike

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Foudroyant Strike

Is ns01 combat art sword.png
Icon of Foudroyant Strike in Three Houses.

Thunderbrand only. Effective against armored units and dragons.


Combat art


Foudroyant Strike (Japanese: 雷迅 Thunderclap), known as Foudroyant in Shadows of Valentia, is a combat art which debuted in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. A weapon skill linked to the Lightning Sword, Foudroyant grants its user a sizable Avoid boost while also doubling the user's Attack stat, but at the cost of one square of the user's outer range.

In Three Houses, it is instead a combat art granted by Thunderbrand, and has a different effect; it increases damage, hit, and critical, and deals bonus damage to armored and dragon units.


Game Icon Might Hit Crit Avo / Crit Avo* Range Cost Other effects and notes
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill sword.png +0 +30 +0 +15 1 8 HP Doubles user's Attack.
Cannot make follow-up attacks.
Requires 20 SP to learn.
Three Houses Is ns01 combat art sword.png +6 +30 +30 +0 1 3/4/5 durability Can only be used with Thunderbrand.
Deals bonus damage to Is ns01 eff armored.png armored and Is ns01 eff dragon.png dragon units.
Cannot make follow-up attacks.


Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Weapons Lightning Sword

Three Houses

Weapons Thunderbrand (If user bears Crest of Charon)

Flavor text

Game Text
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia A powerful attack that hits
a single adjacent enemy.
Three Houses Thunderbrand only. Effective against
armored units and dragons.


  • In Three Houses, Foudroyant Strike is still called "Foudroyant", its name from Shadows of Valentia, in the help text of Thunderbrand.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English • Foudroyant
• Foudroyant Strike
• French for devastating (derived from foudre, meaning lightning). This name is used in Shadows of Valentia.
• This name is used in Three Houses.
Japanese 雷迅 Thunderclap
Spanish Fulgor Glow
French • Foudroiement
• Frappe foudroyante
• Lightning Strike. Used in Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
• Foudroyant Strike. Used in Three Houses.
German Foudroyant As above.
Italian Folgorazione Electrocution
Dutch Blikseminslag Lightning Strike
Korean 뇌신 Thunderer
Simplified Chinese 雷迅 Thunder
Traditional Chinese 雷迅 Thunder



Skills in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Combat arts AegisamiiboArchballistaArmorcrushArmor DisruptorAstral BladeCelestial BowCoral CoverCrosswise CutCurved ShotDeath BlowDefensiveDestrezaDouble 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 SpikesDeicideDisciplineDivideDragonskinDuma's GiftEerie ScreechEvade CriticalHalve AxesHalve LancesHalve SwordsHeavy ArmorHexIncarnationInfluenceLifetakerMagic +5MiracleNullify AilmentsPactPhalanxPhantasmReconstructRecoveryResistance +5SanctuarySoothing LightSophisticateTeleportationTransmuteTri-afflictionUpheavalVengeful CryWildfireWrath
Combat arts
Sword combat arts Armor DisruptorAssassinateAstraAstral BladeBane of MonstersBeast FangCrosswise CutDeath BlowDestrezaDouble LionDuelist SwordEarth's BoonFinesse BladeFlambergeFoudroyant StrikeGrounderHaze SliceHeaven's FallHexbladePenetratePlenitudeRagnarok ΩRoundhouseRuptured HeavenScendscaleShadow GambitSoulbladeSubdueSublime HeavenSunderSword DanceThunderclapTigerstanceWindsweepWrath Strike
Lance combat arts ArchballistaArmorcrushAtrocityBurning QuakeDragonhazeFrozen LanceGlowing EmberHeaven or HellHit and RunKnightkneelerLance JabLeonine PoiseLongearcheLungeMistdancerMonster PiercerOverrunParaseleneRuined SkyShatter SlashSolar ThrustSolo Triangle AttackSwift StrikesTempest LanceVendettaVengeance
Axe combat arts Apocalyptic FlameArmored StrikeDiamond AxeDustExhaustive StrikeFlickering FlowerFocused StrikeHelm SplitterLightning AxeMonster BreakerRaging StormSmashSpikeWar Master's StrikeWild Abandon
Bow combat arts Break ShotCelestial BowCurved ShotDeadeyeEncloserFallen StarHeavy DrawHunter's VolleyLunar FlashMonster BlastPoint-Blank VolleySchism ShotTrance ShotWaning ShotWard ArrowWind God
Brawling combat arts BombardDraining BlowEviscerateFading BlowFierce Iron FistMighty BlowMonster CrusherMystic BlowNimble ComboOne-Two PunchPneuma GaleRushing Blow
Movement-related combat arts Draw BackFoul PlayRepositionShoveSmiteSwap
Other combat arts amiiboCoral CoverDark SpikesDefensiveEarth's KissHealing FocusPaviseTriangle AttackUpheaval
Unused combat arts AegisSpeculum