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Is 3ds01 hex.png
Icon of the Hex skill in Awakening.

Reduces Avo by 15 for all adjacent enemies.

  • Class (Awakening)
  • Passive (Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Hex (Japanese: 呪い Curse) is a skill introduced in Fire Emblem Awakening. A class skill belonging to Dark Mages, it reduces the avoiding abilities of all enemies adjacent to the user.

It returned in Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia as a passive skill linked to the Shadow Sword and Devil Axe, where it gives the user of the weapon bearing it a chance to damage themselves instead of their target as a result of their strike. However, it is negated by the Dread Fighter's Antihex ability. Technically speaking, this effect has existed in the series long before Echoes: Shadows of Valentia made it a formalized skill. Weapons with this effect have featured in many previous games, and first appeared in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light, the very first game in the Fire Emblem series, as an attribute of the Devil Axe and Devil Sword.


Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Awakening Is 3ds01 hex.png -15 avoid to all adjacent foes. -- -- Remains active if user is the supporting unit of a pair up.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Is 3ds03 skill sword.pngIs 3ds03 skill axe.png User may damage themselves instead of their target with their strike. ??% -- --



Units AresArvisDeirdreEtzelGharnefHenryJuliusLyonNergalOliverRaighSalemSophiaTharja
Classes Dark Mage (Learned at Level 1)

Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Weapons Shadow SwordDevil Axe

Flavor text

Game Text
Awakening Reduces Avo by 15 for all
adjacent enemies.
Echoes: Shadows of Valentia Has a set chance of cursing
the user.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Hex
Japanese 呪い Curse
Spanish Maleficio Hex
French • Aura maléfique
• Malédiction
• Evil aura. Used in Awakening.
• Curse. Used in Shadows of Valentia.
German Bann Spell
Italian Sortilegio Spell
Dutch Vloek Curse



See also

Skills in Fire Emblem Awakening
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker
Bonus damage skills ConquestIote's ShieldBeastbaneWyrmsbane
Experience-related skills AptitudeDisciplineParagonUnderdogVeteran
Faire skills AxefaireBowfaireLancefaireSwordfaireTomefaire
Healing skills BondHealtouchLifetakerReliefRenewal
Offensive skills AetherAstraIgnisLethalityLunaLuna+SolVengeance
Pair Up skills DefenderDelivererDual Guard+Dual Strike+Dual Support+Veteran
Proximity skills AnathemaCharmDemoiselleFocusHexSolidarityTantivy
Rally skills Rally DefenseRally HeartRally LuckRally MagicRally MovementRally ResistanceRally SkillRally SpectrumRally SpeedRally Strength
Stat boosting skills All Stats +2Avoid +10Defense +2Hit Rate +20HP +5Indoor FighterLuck +4Magic +2Movement +1Outdoor FighterResistance +2Resistance +10Skill +2Special DanceSpeed +2Strength +2Zeal
Turn-related skills AggressorEven RhythmLucky SevenOdd RhythmPatiencePrescienceQuick BurnSlow Burn
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftVantageWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
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