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This article is about the skill. For other uses, see Luna (disambiguation).

Is ns02 luna.png
Icon of the Luna skill in Engage.

While making an attack, may ignore half of foe's Def/Res. Trigger %=Dex.

  • Personal (in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776)
  • Class (The Sacred Stones, Awakening, Fates)
  • Class (Mastery) (in Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn)
  • Special Sword (Genealogy of the Holy War)
  • 20 (in Path of Radiance)
  • 30 (in Radiant Dawn)
First game

Genealogy of the Holy War

Luna (Japanese: 月光 Moonlight), known as Pierce (Japanese: 貫通 Penetrate) in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, is an offensive skill which debuted in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War. When activated, the user unleashes one strike which bypasses the enemy's defense and/or resistance to some extent, allowing the user to inflict significantly more damage to the enemy than usual. The skill's power and effects vary from game to game, with some games having Luna entirely nullify the enemy's defensive stats while others just halve the stats.

In Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776, Luna is a personal skill, associated primarily with some relatives of the royal family of Isaach who bear Od holy blood. In The Sacred Stones, Pierce is learned exclusively by Wyvern Knights. In Path of Radiance, Luna is the mastery skill of the General and Halberdier classes, and in Radiant Dawn it is the mastery skill for the Marshall class. In Awakening and Fates, Luna is learned only by Great Knights, but can be possessed by units of any class by reclassing. Additionally, an enhanced, enemy-exclusive version of the skill exists in Awakening, named Luna+, that always activates when its user attacks.


In the main Fire Emblem series

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Genealogy of the Holy War Is snes02 luna.png Treats the target as if it has 0 defense during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
Thracia 776 Is snes03 luna.png Treats the target as if it has 0 defense and magic during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
The Sacred Stones -- Treats the target as if it has 0 defense during the strike. (Level)% -- If an enemy's Great Shield activates, Pierce cannot activate at the same time.
Path of Radiance Is gcn luna.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense during the strike. (Skill)% 20 For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Radiant Dawn Is wii luna.png Triples the user's strength and treats the target as if it has 0 defense during the strike. (Skill/2)% 30 For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Path of Radiance and Radiant Dawn.
Awakening Is 3ds01 luna.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Awakening.
Is 3ds01 luna+.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance. -- -- --
Fates Is 3ds02 luna.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance during the strike. (Skill)% -- For further mechanics, see Offensive skill § Fates.
Base cost: 1500 G
Engage Is ns02 luna.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance during the strike. (Dexterity)% -- --

In other Fire Emblem series titles

Game Icon Effect Cooldown SP cost Unusable by Inheritable Notes
Heroes Is feh skill special.png Treats the target as if it has a 50% penalty to defense and resistance during the strike. 3 200 SP Staves --

Game Icon Effect Activation Capacity Notes
Warriors Is fewa luna.png May reduce target's Defense and Resistance upon a successful hit; chance increases with user's Luck. -- -- --


Genealogy of the Holy War

Units (As a personal skill) First Generation: Chulainn
Second Generation: (Larcei and Scáthach, Patty, Lene), if Chulainn was their father

Thracia 776

Units (As a personal skill) GalzusMareeta
Items Luna M

The Sacred Stones

Classes Wyvern Knight

Path of Radiance

Classes (Occult) GeneralHalberdier

Radiant Dawn

Classes Marshall



Units AltenaBlack KnightEphraim (both versions)EstEtzelIkeKarelLilinaMareetaMarth ("King Marth" SpotPass version)OliverPriamSanakiTitania
Classes Great Knight (Learned at Level 5)
Items Luna


Unobtainable Exclusively used by enemy units in Lunatic+ Mode. This skill is randomly distributed among all enemy units on this mode.
Additionally, it will also appear on units in Apotheosis on all difficulty modes.


Classes Great Knight (Learned from Level 5 and up)


Classes Tireur d'élite (Learned at level 5)


Units Black Knight: Sinister GeneralBramimond: The EnigmaCatria: Middle WhitewingCed: Hero on the WindCelica: Imprisoned SoulChrom: Knight ExaltClaude: King of UnificationDagr: New Year JötnarDieck: Wounded TigerEdelgard: The FutureEirika: Beach RestorerEirika: Pledged RestorerEirika: Twin RefulgenceElm: Resolute GrouchFae: Holiday DearFrederick: Polite KnightFreyja: Lady of NightmareGalzus: Dark Blade of OdHel: Death SovereignHilda: Helping HandHinoka: Blue Sky WarriorIgrene: Ninja of NabataIke: Brave MercenaryIke: Young MercenaryIke: Zeal UnleashedIshtar: Echoing ThunderKamui: Wandering BladeKatarina: Torchlit WandererKnoll: Darkness WatcherKronya: Gleaming BladeLewyn: Wind-Song ScionLinde: Bound by FateLinus: Mad DogLoki: Spring TricksterLucina: Future WitnessLyre: Lap Cat of LuxuryMalice: Deft SellswordMarcia: ​Petulant KnightMareeta: The Blade's PawnMareeta: Sword of StarsMia: Lady of BladesNaga: Dragon DivinityNailah: Hatari ScorcherNina: Shadowy FiguresNyx: Rulebreaker MagePanne: Welcoming DawnPerceval: Knightly IdealPetra: Princess of BrigidRoy: Blazing BachelorsRyoma: Samurai at EaseSeliph: Enduring LegacySirius: Mysterious KnightSonya: Dazzling RabbitsValter: Dark MoonstoneVelouria: Wolf CubWalhart: The ConquerorXander: Gallant KnightYlgr: Breaking the IceZelgius: Jet-Black General


Learned Chrom (requires Chrom's Leather Belt ×3)
Borrowed Requires ×1 each of Chrom's Essence and Chrom's Pauldron

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

Luna is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B06-029HN Wielder of Luna, Chulainn. It is a trigger skill which activates automatically when Chulainn is used to attack the opponent's lord unit. If the player chooses to do so, Luna also allows him to automatically destroy one other enemy unit with a cost of 3 or less in addition to their attack on the opponent's lord, in exchange for flipping three bond cards face-down.

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Game Text
Genealogy of the Holy War
May negate the
foe's defense.*
Thracia 776
(Skl %) chance
for attack to ignore
enemy's defense*
Path of Radiance
(skill assignment menu)
In certain conditions,
reduces enemy defense
by half.
Path of Radiance
In certain conditions, reduces
enemy defense by half.
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, NTSC)
Can neutralize an
enemy's defenses and
do 3 times normal
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
(skill assignment menu, PAL)
Can neutralize an
enemy's defenses and
multiply the unit's
strength by 3.
Cannot unassign
Radiant Dawn
(help, NTSC)
Can neutralize an enemy's defenses
and do 3 times normal damage.
Radiant Dawn
(help, PAL)
Can neutralize an enemy's defenses
and multiply the unit's strength by 3.
Halve enemy Def/Res when
attacking. Trigger % = (Skill stat)
Half enemy Def/Res when
attacking. Effects do not stack.
Ignore half of enemy Def/Res when
attacking. Trigger % = (Skill stat)
While making an attack, may
ignore half of foe's Def/Res.
Trigger %=Dex.
Treats foe’s Def/Res as if reduced by 50% during
Lowers enemy's Def and Res on
a hit. Increases with Lck.


  • In Radiant Dawn, the NTSC-U description for the Black Knight erroneously states that it wields Luna instead of Eclipse. This error occurred due to Luna and Eclipse sharing the same Japanese name. This was corrected in the PAL release.
  • Although in its first five appearances Luna is associated with a blue flash upon activation or striking, in Awakening a Luna blow instead shines yellow when striking the enemy.
  • Unused text strings exist in Path of Radiance that refer to Luna's name from the Jugdral games. It was translated as Moonblade in the English version.
  • The western localizations of Sacred Stones introduced a bug, where a unit activating the skill may soft-lock the game if they follow up with a ranged lance.

Etymology and other languages


Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes


Latin: "moon", specifically that of Earth.



• Moonlight Sword. This name is used in Genealogy of the Holy War and Thracia 776.
• Moonlight. This name is used from Path of Radiance onward.


• Ra luna
• Selene

• Most likely short for rayo de luna "moonbeam". The skill is known by this name only in Path of Radiance.
• From the Ancient Greek σελήνη selḗnē "moon". Selene is also the name of the moon goddess of Greek mythology, who is the counterpart of the Roman Luna. The skill is known by this name from Radiant Dawn onward.
















Simplified Chinese



Traditional Chinese




Names, etymology, and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology, and notes








Pike, a long spear.



An estoc is a European variety of longsword intended for use against mail or plate armor.









See also

Skills in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Standard skills BargainCharmDanceMiracleParagonRenewal
Combat skills AccostAdeptCriticalNihilPaviseFollow-UpStealVantageWrath
Special sword skills AstraLunaSol
Uncategorized skills CantoRecoverReturn
Unused skills Darkness SwordHoly Sword
Skills in Fire Emblem: Thracia 776
Skills in Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
Great ShieldPickPierceSilencerSlayerSummonSure Strike
Skills in Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Experience-related skills BlossomParagon
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CelerityCantoMove AgainSaviorShoveSmite
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCorrosionCounterGambleGuardInsightNihilParityProvokeReinforceRenewalSerenityShadeTempestVantageVigilance
Class skills KnifeLuminaMove AgainShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBlessingBoonCancelColossusDeadeyeFlareLethalityLunaRoarSolStunVortex
Enemy-exclusive skills DisciplineDaunt
Skills in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Command skills FlourishGambleGaldrarGlareParitySacrificeShoveSmiteStealWildheart
Counter skills CounterHowlMaelstromQuickclawShriek
Bonus damage skills BeastfoeBirdfoeDragonfoeNullify
Experience-related skills BlossomDisciplineParagon
Healing skills BlessingBoonGaldrarImbueMantleRenewalSacrifice
Low-HP skills MiracleResolveWrath
Mobility skills CantoCelerityGaldrarPassSaviorShoveSmite
Proximity skills Blood TideDauntNight TideWhite Pool
Miscellaneous skills AdeptCancelFortuneGuardMercyNihilPaviseProvokeVantage
Beorc-exclusive skills CorrosionDisarmDisciplineShadeStillness
Laguz-exclusive skills BlessingBlood TideBoonFormshiftGaldrarHowlInsightMaelstromNight TideQuickclawShriekVigilanceWhite PoolWildheart
Class skills CantoCritical +ShoveSteal
Mastery skills AetherAstraBaneColossusCoronaDeadeyeEclipseFlareImpaleIreLethalityLunaRendRoarSavageSolStunTear
Enemy-exclusive skills Aurora
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 BurnVantage
Miscellaneous skills AcrobatAegisArmsthriftCounterDespoilGaleforceGambleLocktouchMiraclePassPaviseRightful KingShadowgiftWrath
Outrealm skills AggressorAll Stats +2BondIote's ShieldLimit BreakerParagonRally HeartResistance +10
Enemy-exclusive skills Aegis+DragonskinHawkeyeHit Rate +10Luna+Pavise+Rightful GodVantage+
Skills in Fire Emblem Fates
Class skills Personal skills
Bonus damage skills Armor ShieldBeastbaneBeast ShieldGolembaneWinged Shield --
Breaker skills AxebreakerBowbreakerLancebreakerShurikenbreakerSwordbreakerTomebreaker --
Counter skills CounterCountermagic CountercurseDivine RetributionIcy BloodShuriken MasteryTriple Threat
Debuffing skills Draconic HexSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal Strength HighwaymanIcy BloodShuriken Mastery
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 CauseSisterhoodSupportive
Proximity skills AmaterasuCharmDemoiselleForeign PrincessGentilhommeHeartseekerInspirationMalefic AuraSavage BlowSolidarityVoice of Peace Fierce MienFortunate SonHealing DescantLily's PoiseMisfortunatePeacebringerPerspicaciousPlaythingsPyrotechnicsQuiet StrengthRallying CryRose'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 CalmOptimistPerfectionistProdigyPuissanceVow of FriendshipWind Disciple
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 +ImmobilizeImmune StatusInevitable EndResist StatusSelf-DestructStaff SavantVoid Curse
Skills in Fire Emblem Engage
Inheritable skills Art FocusAvoid +Axe GuardAxe PowerBow AgilityBow FocusBow GuardBuild +Defense +Dexterity +Dodge +Hit +HP +HP/Lck +Knife GuardKnife PrecisionLance AgilityLance GuardLance PowerLuck +Magic +Mag/Dex +Mag/Res +Magic GuardMovement +1Resistance +Special GuardSpeed +Spd/Dex +Spd/Res +Staff MasteryStrength +Str/Def +Str/Dex +Sword AgilitySword FocusSword GuardSword PowerTome Precision
Personal skills AdmirationAlabaster DutyAspiring HeroBig PersonalityBlinding FlashBlood FuryCharmerContemplativeCrimson CheerCurious DanceDisarming SighDivinely InspiringEnergizedExpertiseFair FightFairy-Tale FolkFell ProtectionFriendly BoostGenerosityGentle FlowerGet Behind Me!Knightly CodeKnightly EscortMeditationMoved to TearsNot *Quite*Party AnimalProtectiveRacket of SolmSeconds?Self-ImproverShare SpoilsSingle-MindedStunning SmileSurvival PlanTrained to KillVerdant FaithWeapon InsightWill to WinWounded Pride
Class skills Air RaidAllied DefenseBack at YouBrave AssistCareful AimChaos StyleClear the WayConvoyDark SpiritDiffuse HealerDivine SpiritEnchantFell SpiritFrost DomainGolden LotusGrasping VoidHobbleIgnisLet FlyLunaMercilessMiasma DomainNo DistractionsPack HunterPassPincer AttackPivotReforgeResist EmblemsRun ThroughSandstormSelf-HealingSmash+Special DanceSpur EmblemsSolSoulbladeSpell HarmonySwapWorld Tree
Sync skills AdaptabilityAdvanceAlacrityAnima FocusArms ShieldAssign DecoyBlock RecoveryBook of WorldsBraveryBreak DefensesBrute ForceCanterCharmClericDecisive StrikeDemolishDetoxifyDivine PulseDraconic HexDragon VeinDual AssistDual StrikeDual SupportEclipse BraceFavorite FoodFlame GambitFriendly RivalryGentilityGeosphereGroundswellHeadlong RushHealing LightHeavy AttackHold OutHoly StanceKeen InsightLevel BoostLifesphereLightsphereLineageLost & FoundLunar BraceMentorshipMomentumNight and DayPair UpPerceptivePiercing GlarePoison GambitQuick RiposteRally SpectrumRepositionReprisalResolveResonanceSacred TwinsShield GambitSilence WardSolar BraceSP ConversionSpeedtakerStarsphereSurprise AttackQuality TimeUnyieldingVantageWeapon SyncWrath
Engage skills AdaptableAtrocityAttunedAugmentBlue SkiesBond ForgerBonded ShieldBoon of ElyosCall DoublesCombat ArtsContractDivine SpeedDraconic FormDreadful AuraEchoEclipse BraceFallen StarFlareGallopHoly AuraHoly ShieldImpenetrableInstructLaguz FriendOther HalfRaging StormRise AboveSoar
Engage attacks All for OneAstra StormBlazing LionCataclysmDark InfernoDivine BlessingGoddess DanceDragon BlastGiga Levin SwordGreat SacrificeHouses UniteLodestar RushOverrideGreat AetherQuadruple HitStorm's EyeSummon HeroTorrential RoarTwin StrikeWarp Ragnarok
Bond Ring skills BaneBattlewiseBushidoChivalryDeadly BladeDire ThunderDraw BackFlickering FlowerFortify DefGiga ExcaliburGreat ThunderHealtouchLethalityMercyMiracleParaseleneRaging FireRenewalRightful RulerShoveSpur AttackSpur ResStrong ArmSure StrikeSympatheticWind AdeptWind GodWindsweep
Enemy-exclusive skills AnchorArmored BlowArtbreakerAxebreakerBond BreakerBowbreakerCertain BlowCornered BeastDark BarrierDarting BlowDarting StanceDeath BlowDuelist's BlowFell BarrierFierce StanceKnifebreakerLancebreakerLife and DeathPoison StrikeSavage BlowSeal DefenseSeal MagicSeal ResistanceSeal SpeedSeal StrengthSpirit StrikeStalwartSteady StanceSwordbreakerTomebreakerTriangle AdeptUnbreakableUnwaveringVeteranVoid CurseWarding BlowWarding Stance
Special skills in Heroes
Area-of-effect skills Blazing FlameBlazing LightBlazing ThunderBlazing WindGifted MagicGrowing FlameGrowing LightGrowing ThunderGrowing WindRising FlameRising LightRising ThunderRising Wind
Defensive skills AegisBucklerCirclet of BalanceEscutcheonGodlike ReflexesHoly PanicHoly VestmentsIce MirrorLife UnendingMiracleNegating FangPaviseSacred Cowl
Healing skills AetherDaylightHeavenly LightImbueMayhem AetherNoontimeOpen the FutureRadiant AetherRighteous WindSol
Offensive skills AetherArmored BeaconArmored FloeAstraBlack LunaBlue FlameBonfireBrutal ShellChilling WindCirclet of BalanceDivine PulseDraconic AuraDragon FangDragon GazeEnclosureFire EmblemGlaciesGlimmerGlowing EmberGodlike ReflexesHero's BloodHoly PressureHoly-Knight AuraIcebergIgnisImperial AstraLethalityLight's RestraintLunaLunar FlashMayhem AetherMoonbowNew MoonNight SkyOpen the FutureRadiant AetherRegnal AstraReprisalRetributionRighteous WindRuptured SkySeiðr ShellShining EmblemSiriusSublime HeavenTwin BladesVengeanceVital Astra
Staff specials Deluge BalmEarthfire BalmEarthwater BalmFireflood BalmHeavenly LightImbueKindled-Fire BalmSolid-Earth BalmStill-Water BalmSwift-Winds BalmWindfire Balm
Miscellaneous skills GaleforceNjörun's ZealRequiem DanceUmbra BlastUmbra CalamityUmbra Eruption
Crests in Warriors
Attack Crests Awaken CrestCombo CrestFang CrestFury CrestSerenity CrestSpecial CrestWar God Crest
Defense Crests Axe CrestBlade CrestBow CrestClaw CrestDragon CrestLance CrestMedicinal CrestPrayer CrestRelief CrestRemedy CrestTome Crest
Boost Crests Mastery CrestSanctuary CrestSkill CrestSurge CrestTalent Crest
Skills AegisAmaterasuArmored BlowAstraAwakeningCounterDef +10DracoshieldGaleforceHP +50Iote's ShieldLck +20LethalityLive to ServeLone WolfLunaMag +10ParagonPassPavisePaydayPotent PotionQuick WitRes +10Resonating PowerSkl +10SolSolidaritySp +10Str +10TrampleVengeance