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Judge

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Judge

Is wii judge.png
Icon of Judge from Radiant Dawn.

The miraculous power of the goddess. Her attacks have myriad form and effect.

Type

Various

First game

Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

Judge (Japanese: 裁き Judge) is a unique weapon which appears only in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn. It is the signature weapon of Ashera, the final boss of Radiant Dawn, which represents her power as a goddess. Judge is unique in that there are actually multiple different variants of it, each with different abilities from the other, but all of these variants possess exceptionally high power.

If Ashera is attacked during the player phase, she wields the regular light-type Judge that can be seen in her inventory, which behaves like ordinary magic. During the enemy phase, however, she instead performs any one of six different Judge attacks which all have unique effects, such as attacking all of the player's units within her range at once, attacking one unit at long range, and attempting to inflict status effects on all of the player's units.

Three bosses in the preceding stages of the Part 4 EndgameLekain, Dheginsea, and Sephiran—also have access to one or two Judge attacks each, and like Ashera, these bosses will often use their Judge during the enemy phase. There are an additional two dark magic Judges which are not used at any point in the game.

Stats

Ashera's Judges

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Radiant Dawn
(Regular magic)
Is wii judge.png -- 50 16 100 -- 1-2 Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Works as magical damage. Counts as light magic under the Trinity of Magic. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Radiant Dawn
(Physical area-of-effect)
Is wii judge.png -- 52 1 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Damages all enemies within range. For every space between the user and an enemy, -3 damage dealt to that enemy. Works as physical damage. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Radiant Dawn
(Magic area-of-effect)
Is wii judge.png -- 50 1 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Damages all enemies within range. For every space between the user and an enemy, -3 damage dealt to that enemy. Works as magical damage. Counts as light magic under the Trinity of Magic. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Radiant Dawn
(Long-range physical)
Is wii judge.png -- 50 20 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Works as physical damage. Cannot inflict critical hits. The target cannot counter-attack.
Radiant Dawn
(Long-range magic)
Is wii judge.png -- 50 20 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Works as magical damage. Counts as light magic under the Trinity of Magic. Cannot inflict critical hits. The target cannot counter-attack.
Radiant Dawn
(Silence area-of-effect)
Is wii judge.png -- 1 1 100 0 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Inflicts Is wii status silence.png silence status on contact with all enemies within range.
Radiant Dawn
(Paralysis area-of-effect)
Is wii judge.png -- 1 1 100 0 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Inflicts Is wii status paralysis.png paralysis status on contact with all enemies within range.

Other Judges

Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Radiant Dawn
(Lekain's silence area-of-effect)
Is wii judge.png WiiRankStaff.png SS 1 1 100 0 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Inflicts Is wii status silence.png silence status on contact with all enemies within range.
Radiant Dawn
(Dheginsea's physical area-of-effect)
Is wii judge.png WiiRankStrike.png SS 10 1 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Damages all enemies within range. For every space between the user and an enemy, -5 damage dealt to that enemy. Works as physical damage. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Radiant Dawn
(Sephiran's magic area-of-effect)
Is wii judge.png WiiRankLight.png SS 25 1 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Damages all enemies within range. For every space between the user and an enemy, -5 damage dealt to that enemy. Works as magical damage. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Radiant Dawn
(Sephiran's long-range magic)
Is wii judge.png WiiRankLight.png SS 5 25 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Works as magical damage. Cannot inflict critical hits. The target cannot counter-attack.
Radiant Dawn
(Area-of-effect dark)
Is wii judge.png -- 1 1 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Damages all enemies within range. Works as magical damage. Counts as dark magic under the Trinity of Magic. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Unused.
Radiant Dawn
(Long-range dark)
Is wii judge.png -- 1 10 100 -- 1-(Magic/2) Infinite Cannot be sold 1 Works as magical damage. Counts as dark magic under the Trinity of Magic. Cannot inflict critical hits.
Unused.

Locations

Radiant Dawn

Unobtainable Exclusively used by Lekain, Dheginsea, Sephiran, and Ashera.

Trivia

  • Despite Ashera's variants of Judge not making use of a weapon type, all of her variants give 1 weapon experience. The secret variants not used by Ashera also give 1 weapon experience, but they make use of traditional weapon types and weapon levels (albeit at the maximum SS rank).
  • Judge is tied with the Echoes: Shadows of Valentia version of Conjure for having the most variants of a single weapon programmed into any single Fire Emblem game; ignoring the unused variants of both, there are more variants of Judge than anything else (eleven used Judges compared to ten used Conjures). The playable weapon that makes the closest approach is the Fang from Radiant Dawn, with nine, and the closest approach a human weapon makes is the Yato of Fates, with seven.

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Judge Alludes to Ashera's ability as a god to judge the world and its inhabitants and to dispose of them as she sees fit.
Japanese 裁き Romanized as JUDGE in its internal file names.
Spanish Juez Judge
French Juge Judge
German Richter Judge
Italian Giudice Judge

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